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Monday, June 17, 2019

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O&G Skills Requirements Shifting

method. The report shows that people want short but formally structured ‘nuggets’ of learning, increasingly delivered through simulation.Professor Paul de Leeuw, Director of Robert Gordon University’s Oil and Gas Institute, commented, “The digital transformation of the energy sector is already underway and we are beginning to see a real change in requirements to support this. With a substantial proportion of the existing workforce to be upskilled and with over 25,000 new people entering the industry by 2025, we have a tremendous opportunity to ensure the UK retains its position

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RMT Concerned Over Offshore Wind Policy

“RMT is concerned that the offshore wind industry has already adopted a regressive business model based on subcontracting and deregulation. Costs cut on that basis are a completely false economy and inhibit job creation.“We need high employment and safety standards across the offshore energy sector, ensuring that UK law applies and is enforced for all current and future energy workers on the UK Continental Shelf. This would protect pay and conditions for workers across the offshore wind supply chain, from seafarers transporting infrastructure and expertise to the skilled women and men required

Christiaan Vermeijden (Photo: Gardline)

Gardline Names Vermeijden CEO

shoots of a recovery in offshore exploration and production, and consistent strong growth in offshore renewables," Vermeijden said. "Our partners recognize that Gardline's marine geophysical, geotechnical, and environmental surveys will be vital for them to succeed in a transforming energy sector."

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New Project Seeks to Boost UK O&G Workforce

in the report."The Skills Strategy will specifically look at the changing requirements across the sector by 2025 and will identify what new skills will be required in the future to ensure the UK continues to have world class capabilities to support the oil and gas industry and the wider energy sector. The Skills Strategy will be developed in close collaboration with the industry and we look forward to working with OPITO, industry partners, skills organizations and professional bodies to deliver this important project for the sector.&rdquo

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Closed Bell Diving Courses Relaunched at The Underwater Centre

trainees for their future roles and providing a best-practice training experience.The redevelopment of the system and course is seen by industry as key to maintaining the U.K.’s ability to train closed bell divers and underlines confidence that demand for saturation divers will grow as the energy sector continues to recover from the global downturn.Industry and public bodies including Oil & Gas UK, Subsea UK, Subsea 7, TechnipFMC, Premier Oil and Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) recently collaborated to support The Underwater Centre and ensure its future success.Located in Fort William

SENER  appointed Jorge Sendagorta Cudós to be head of the Engineering and Construction area. Photo: Sener

Cudós Tapped to Lead Engineering and Construction for SENER

Infrastructure and Transport; Renewables, Power, Oil & Gas; and Marine. It has branches in Algeria, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, South Korea, Chile, China, United Arab Emirates, Spain, USA, Morocco, Mexico, Portugal, UK, and South Africa.Cudós joined SENER in October 2012 in the energy sector. He worked as Assistant Project Manager in the biomass plant for ENCE in Mérida (Spain). Later, he was the Project Manager for the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal in the Zeebrugge Port (Belgium). In 2015, he was appointed as SENER Country Manager in Mexico, one of SENER’s main

Teekay Offshore Partners Appoints Interim CFO

Group in order to acquire 60 percent of the outstanding common units of Teekay Offshore and a 49 percent interest in Teekay Offshore GP LLC.Cowan brings 15 years of finance experience, including principal investing, asset management, capital markets and advisory work, exclusively focused on the energy sector on a global basis. Prior to joining Brookfield, Cowan worked for the wholesale banking division of a Canadian chartered bank and at an independent brokerage firm.  Cowan holds a Bachelors of Arts in Economics & Mathematics from McMaster University, and a Master of Arts in Economics from

Harland and Wolff’s retiring CEO Robert J Cooper shakes hands with his successor Jonathan Guest (Photo: Harland and Wolff)

Guest Promoted to CEO at Harland and Wolff

;s ranks during a period that included the privatization of the company and its purchase by Norwegian stock exchange listed Fred. Olsen Energy. Having served as CEO since February 2003, Cooper helped return H&W to profit through a strategy of diversification leading the firm into the renewable energy sector, design engineering and the growth of the ship repair and conversion business

Ville Parpala (Photo: The Switch)

Parpala Joins The Switch

, large merchant vessels to consume potentially 50 percent less energy during slow steaming.   “The Switch is relatively new to marine, having entered the market around four years ago,” Parpala noted, “but its technology is tried, tested and industry proven. In the wind energy sector, we are a preferred supplier, providing permanent magnet generators and full-power converters to wind turbines worldwide, with an installed capacity in excess of 13 GW. We’re now looking to establish the same position, and deliver the same transformational benefits, with customers in marine

Susan Duguid (left) and Brenda Bryant (Photo: Cammach Recruitment)

Cammach Recruitment Acquires Bryant Group

both clients and contractors.   The expanded firm will occupy the Bryant offices at 440 Union Street, opposite The Capitol building, and will house 16 members of staff across three floors with room for additional growth.   The deal further strengthens Cammach Recruitment’s current energy sector expertise and considerably extends the number of contracts with North Sea oil and gas operators, while also doubling the number of contractors to more than 200.   Susan Duguid, managing director of Cammach Recruitment, commented that the acquisition of another highly respected business

Inside the Wind Lidar Production Facility (Photo: ZephIR)

ZephIR Lidar Expands Engineering Team

as Supply Chain Manager, and Michael Butler as Supply Chain Coordinator. ZephIR Lidar delivers award winning, market leading remote wind sensing devices – lidars. ZephIR Lidar has pioneered the commercial application of lidar technology in the wind industry, within the growing renewable energy sector.  

Richard Benzie (Photo: IMCA)

IMCA to Hold Marine Seminar in the Netherlands

will be the subject of thought-provoking practical workshops.   Delegates will include personnel from vessel operators, clients, auditors, equipment suppliers and training establishments who are directly involved in marine operations in both the oil and gas industry, and the renewable energy sector. There is no charge for attending, but registration in advance of the event is mandatory.   “Within days of posting news that the seminar would be held, delegates from 17 different companies had already registered, so we are confident that our theme, our four key topics, our speakers

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Simulation: Maritime Professional Training

and tug operators up to the VTS controllers.   The Market Today MPT cuts a wide wake in the industry focusing on five primary areas: passenger vessels, commercial deep-draft vessels, energy exploration and support vessels, tug and barge vessels, megayachts, and inland vessels. The offshore energy sector has suffered with the precipitous drop in oil prices but many of those mariners are looking at ways to improve their skill set to either compete for the remaining jobs, or move into other segments of the marine industry.    There are growth opportunities, as international regulations

Hannah Wistort (Photo: Crowley)

Webb Awards Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship

Webb Leadership Committee, which organizes community service and outreach projects for students. She has also been the student representative to Webb’s Board of Trustees and is the co-chair of the Women of Webb. Her interests include workboat design, liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueling and the energy sector. Upon graduation, Wistort is interested in joining the maritime industry and earning a professional engineer’s license.   “Hannah is hardworking and dedicated student who has been an important member of the Webb community for the past three and a half years,” said Webb

Morandi to Head GustoMSC’s Houston Office

Dr. Alberto Morandi has been appointed to the position of General Manager of GustoMSC’s office in Houston. He will be responsible for running the office and will act as point of contact for GustoMSC’s U.S. clients. GustoMSC is a design and engineering firm serving the offshore energy sector, and its U.S. office represents the company’s design solutions, associated hardware and specialist consultancy and engineering services in the local markets of the U.S. and the Americas. With Dr. Morandi’s appointment, GustoMSC said it aims to further ensure close working relations

Ken Champagne (Photo: Intellian)

Intellian Hires Senior Director of Americas Sales

Intellian Technologies, provider of stabilized maritime satellite antenna systems, has appointed Ken Champagne as its new Senior Director, Americas Sales.      Champagne, who has more than 25 years of experience in delivering electronic technologies to the Energy sector, becomes Intellian Senior Director, Americas Sales, overseeing Intellian’s sales activities in the Americas.   With a career path including offshore specialists Datacom, Stratos, CapRock, RigNet and Tampnet, Champagne will bring vital client liaison and sales support expertise in complex connectivity issues

Joseph Barry (Photo: Dan-Bunkering)

Dan-Bunkering Employs Barry as Bunker Trader

Dan-Bunkering (America) Inc. announced that Joseph Barry has been employed as Bunker Trader/Offshore Specialist as of January 4, 2016.   Joseph Barry is originally from Ireland, and possesses extensive knowledge about the offshore oil and energy sector by virtue of his education and previous job. Joseph has joined the office in Houston, where he will have special focus in developing the company’s presence in the offshore market even further.          

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