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Talos CEO Becomes Vice-Chairman of U.S. Offshore Industry Body NOIA

manner, we tangibly raise the quality of life for society. Even among unprecedented global uncertainty, the world will continue to need safely and reliably produced oil and natural gas and wind energy.” NOIA Chairman Galen Cobb said, “The American offshore energy industry is a tide that lifts society. We provide good jobs, energy security, technological innovation and a dedication to safety and the environment. Tim’s experience and leadership will be invaluable as NOIA continues to advocate for an irreplaceable industry.” Newly-confirmed NOIA

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Esvagt CEO: No Job Cuts and Furloughs

jobs across the board as one of the ways to preserve cash, there's one offshore vessel operator that, while indeed cutting salaries, is keeping the jobs in place.Esvagt, the Danish provider of emergency response and rescue vessels (ERRV) and service operation vessels (SOV) to the offshore energy industry, mostly in the North Sea, earlier this month said it would cut executive and staff pay, and delay investments.The pay cuts and investment delays are a response to the low oil prices and the COVID-19 pandemic, which have impacted, per ESVAGT, the ERRV spot market, a large part of the company'

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Report: Petrofac to Let Go 20% of Workforce

with the challenges of the current environment."Brent crude lost about two-thirds of its value in the first quarter as demand plummeted due to measures to halt the spread of coronavirus and as Saudi Arabia and Russia battled for market share, pumping extra oil into an oversupplied market.Other energy industry companies have been announcing a range of measures to deal with the downturn, including major cost cuts.The chief executive said the voluntary redundancy program would be offered to employees for two weeks but said the company could consider compulsory layoffs after that period.The company also

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ERSG Names Japan Head

in the renewables and engineering sectors across the APAC region."The Tokyo office compliments ersg’s first move into Asia via Taipei, Taiwan last year and cements their position as market leaders in delivering highly specialized local recruitment solutions to the global renewable energy industry," said a release from the specialist energy recruitment company.According to IRENAs Future of Wind report Asia is poised to become the world’s dominant wind market, accounting for more than 50% of onshore and 60% of offshore wind installations by 2050. Asia’s onshore wind capacity

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Online Tool Helps Assess Drilling Safety

Skills Screening online tool, a comprehensive question bank has been created by the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) with input from members Awilco (UK) Ltd, Transocean, Valaris, COSL Drilling Europe and Diamond Offshore.OPITO, a not-for-profit skills organization for the energy industry, said its Skills Screening tool provides an accessible online solution for organizations looking to assess the knowledge and understanding of current and potential employees across a wide range of disciplines and roles, including banksman slinger, pipefitter, process technician and rigger. Users

Fairfield Geotechnologies Names Sugahara CEO

Mattos has been promoted to SVP of Geosciences.Dryer is a 22-year veteran of the company and has served in various sales and commercial roles throughout his career, including Chief Sales Officer. Xavier joined the company in 2017 as VP of Corporate Development. He has over 22 years in the energy industry in various business development and financing roles at Frank’s International, GE and Intergen.Mattos joined the company in January, 2019 as VP Data Processing after spending 19 years with Schlumberger and WesternGeco in various technical and business development roles

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Overcoming Local Crew Challenges

Dubai headquartered offshore support vessel (OSV) company Topaz Energy & Marine provides marine solutions to the global energy industry with primary focus on the Caspian, Middle East, West Africa and Subsea operations in the North Sea and Gulf of MexicoIn 2017, Topaz awarded Worldwide Recruitment Solutions (WRS) a contract as sole provider of managed services, which saw the UK based workforce solutions provider undertake crew management responsibilities for five vessels, all Topaz owned and operated, and based in Nigeria.The vessels used in this project consisted of dynamically positioned (DP)

Arja Talakar (Photo: Siemens)

Talakar Named CEO of Siemens Oil & Gas

extensive leadership experience. Prior to taking this new role, he was responsible for Siemens Saudi Arabia. He began his career with Siemens in 1996 as a rotating equipment and automation systems engineer and has since held several roles of increasing responsibility across the globe."The energy industry is transforming amidst a digital and technological revolution, which moves us toward evermore complex, multi-modal and decentralized systems," Talakar said. "Managing this complexity is the true challenge of shaping the new energy future requiring us to think and plan how we will,

Doug Robertson (Photo: Carlton)

Strategic Appointment for Carlton Resource Solutions

, Doug Robertson has joined the Aberdeen-based business as operations director with a remit to enhance the firm’s capabilities through his expertise both in the UK and internationally.Carlton, part of the Maxwell Drummond Group, supplies engineering, technical and commercial personnel to the energy industry, including oil majors, independent operators and engineering contractors.Most recently president of operations – Canada for a global recruitment business, Robertson has an honors degree in Business Studies from the Robert Gordon University and has extensive experience in global oil and

Zineddine Benhadid (Image: CMR Group)

CMR Names Benhadid MD in Tunisia

CMR Group, the global Instrumentation Control and Automation specialists on energy, industry and marine, has appointed Zineddine Benhadid to lead its Tunisia manufacturing operation and oversee the development of its activities across the Region, meeting the growing demand for its advanced engine wiring harnesses, temperature sensors and integrated control system solutions.With extensive manufacturing and management experience gained at several groups, including Valeo, Asteelflash, and Cofitel, Zineddine Benhadid will manage the 340-strong team at CMR facility in Tunis. New investment will also equip

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Kongsberg Digital Wins ACE Award

. Established in 2005 to highlight dedication and contribution to achieving universal customer excellence, Confirmit’s ACE Awards program is a well-respected cross-industry, international initiative. Kongsberg Digital’s service and support for companies in its core maritime and energy industry markets was recognized by the Awards judging panel to deliver a customer-first experience at all key touch-points from initial contact to sales, delivery, product quality and technical support. Kongsberg Digital has already been recognized this year by two other key awards initiatives for

Derek Lynch joins Sonardyne International Ltd. UK, as its new Global Business Manager for Marine Vessel Systems (Photo: Sonardyne)

Sonardyne Hires Lynch

respected and admired for a long time. It is a strong, independent and proud organization, with knowledge, passion and a clear direction for innovation and technology leadership,” Lynch said. “A commitment to maintaining inward investment through one of the worst depressions the offshore energy industry has ever experienced means that now the shoots of economic recovery are appearing, the business is well placed to maximize opportunities across the energy, ocean science, maritime and naval sectors.”He added, “What is particularly exciting for me is the challenge of applying the

Pradeep Verma (Photo: Kreuz Subsea)

Kreuz Subsea Strengthens Senior Management Team

at Kreuz Subsea which saw AJ Jain recruited as chief executive officer and Balaji Bhashyam as chief operating officer. The firm also appointed Phil Bradbury as QHSE director at the end of 2017.   Kreuz Subsea was established in 2008 as an integrated subsea solutions provider to the global energy industry. It has operational bases in Brunei and India, and has around 400 personnel onshore and offshore

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Changes at Teekay's top deck

as a Committee and Board member,” commented Mr. Arthur Bensler, Teekay Tankers’ Chairman of the Board. “On behalf of the Board, I look forward to working closely with Rich as he steps into the Audit Committee Chair role, and continuing to benefit from his extensive financial and energy industry experience.”  

Larry Rigdon

Rigdon Named Interim CEO at Tidewater

R. Bates, Jr., Chairman of Tidewater's Board, said, “The board and management are excited about Tidewater's future, but there are still challenges that confront Tidewater and all offshore supply vessel companies that must be addressed while we wait for the overall recovery in the offshore energy industry.  Balancing revenues with operating costs to reach cash flow breakeven is one of the most important of these challenges.”   Rigdon, who was appointed to serve on the board following the financial restructuring, has prior experience as an executive at Tidewater, retiring as

Fairbanks Morse Names Getgen Marketing VP

and product management and reports directly to Marvin Riley, president of Fairbanks Morse and chief operating officer at Enpro.   “Kim has delivered impressive results creating markets and driving double digit growth as a talented marketing executive for a number of connected energy industry companies,” said Fairbanks Morse President Marvin Riley. “For over a century, our company has had a proud, innovative history in the energy industry and we are completely focused on our mission to bring power where it is needed most in the world. We are excited to have Kim join Fairbanks

Ashley Thomas (Photo: OPITO)

OPITO Crowns 2017 Apprentice of the Year

in their second year of their OGTAP apprenticeships, were Guy Dennis from Norfolk (electrical maintenance), Aberdonian Jonny Fennell (mechanical maintenance) and Stuart Brown (instrumentation and control maintenance) from Edinburgh.   OPITO is the global, not-for-profit, skills body for the energy industry. More than 250,000 people are trained to OPITO standards every year, across 45 countries through 200 accredited training centers

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