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Thursday, November 23, 2017

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New Partnership to Train Iraqi O&G Workers

management training to the Iraqi oil and gas industry to help build a highly skilled and competent workforce.   The specialists in health, safety and environmental services, headquartered in the UAE, will deliver a series of three day courses on dealing with uncertainty and risk in the global energy sector from its training center in Erbil, Kurdistan.    Aimed at graduates and developed in partnership with the KRG Ministry of Natural Resources’ Competency Development Program, the course will cover a range of concepts, principles and practices for dealing with potential risks when

Jim McAleese

Glacier Energy Services Appoints New Heat Transfer Division MD

operational and safety performance, while managing a highly skilled, dynamic workforce." Before joining Glacier, Jim McAleese, had a lengthy career with Alderley Systems Ltd, most recently as managing director, with responsibility for leading company activities across the international energy sector. A chartered engineer and member of the Institute of Measurement and Control, he also led business development activity at Alderley, securing new business valued in excess of £20m. Glacier Energy Services, formed in 2011, has a staff of 225, with group turnover for the financial year

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.          

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

President Goodluck Jonathan

President of Nigeria Dismisses Heads of State Oil

in February and then central bank governor Lamido Sanusi in parliament presented evidence that the company had not sent a $ 20 million owed. NNPC denies the charges, but the evidence presented to explain the missing money were teased. Jonathan has come under intense pressure to clean the largest energy sector in Africa after a clamor of protest corruption and waste of the huge energy wealth.  (Reporting by Felix Onuah, translated by Thomas Cobos

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.  

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

Dr Bruce Tomlinson

Tomlinson Named HR Wallingford’s Chief Executive

a marine survey and consultancy, where he was Managing Director. With more than 25 years’ experience in the maritime industry, Tomlinson brings high level strategic business experience to HR Wallingford as well as a wealth of technical expertise in the international marine, environmental and energy sectors. Tomlinsonwill lead the ongoing development and implementation of HR Wallingford’s strategic plan across all areas of the business. Bruce Tomlinson succeeds John Ormston who retires from HR Wallingford on August 15, 2014

Hooker, Marschner Join CWind Sales Team

continuing the development of integrated solutions across the development, construction and O&M phases of offshore wind farms.   Hooker is a seasoned sales professional with a successful business development background spanning 25 years within the upstream oil and gas, marine and renewable energy sectors in North America, Europe, Asia and West Africa.   Prior to joining CWind, Marschner served as Areva’s Sales & Proposals Manager for the last four years, where he had a leading role in the service sales team. Marschner, who holds a degree in Economical Engineering and Management

"EnQuest is its people"

EnQuest Appoints Holland as Non-Ex Director

  EnQuest PLC has appointed Phil Holland as a Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 August 2015. Phil has very significant international project management experience in the energy sector, in particular in oil & gas.  He held a number of senior positions at the Shell Group, including that of Executive Vice President, Shell Projects and Technology. Prior to Shell, Phil led the management of large scale Oil & Gas projects in a range of international locations for the Bechtel Corporation. James Buckee, Chairman of EnQuest, “I am delighted to welcome Phil to EnQuest as

O&G Sector Tarnishes Strong US Jobs Report

.   The losses added to a 5,800 drop in January.   Jobs in the oil extraction sub-sector, which includes rig workers, dropped 1,100 to 198,300, adding to a 1,800 drop in January. Support activities for mining, which includes oil and gas workers, fell 7,400.   That made the energy sector a rare black mark in the jobs report, which showed nonfarm payrolls soaring 295,000 last month, beating expectations, and the jobless rate falling to a more than 6-1/2-year low of 5.5 percent.   Job losses in the oil and gas sector have been relatively modest since June, in part due the

Kenichi Okamoto (Photo: GAC)

GAC Japan Appoints Operations Manager

Kenichi Okamoto joins the GAC team to meet rising demand for ship agency services in the energy sector   GAC Japan is expanding its team, five months after opening an operations office in Tokyo, to meet the rising demand for Oil and Gas and LNG-related ship agency services. Kenichi Okamoto has joined GAC Japan as National Operations Manager to take care of this growing business segment.   Acting as GAC Japan’s primary local interface, Okamoto will manage relationships with the company’s internal and external stakeholders on all ship agency matters. He brings to this role

Pearson Signs on with RCG

team at Atlantis Resources, and Chief Executive Officer of MeyGen Limited—the project company developing the World’s largest Tidal Energy Array, the up to 400MW Inner Sound project. The project reached financial close in August 2014 – a pioneering achievement in the marine energy sector. Prior to Atlantis, Pearson worked at GE Capital where he was an Associate Director leading due diligence, deal structuring, commercial negotiations and asset management for wind, solar and hydro energy investments throughout Europe. Before that, he was Commercial Leader for Europe and Development

Miriam Maes (Photo: Port of Rotterdam Authority)

Maes Joins Port of Rotterdam Supervisory Board

international experience in a variety of operational management positions at Unilever, ICI, Texas Utilities and EDF.   After mostly working in the food industry for the first twenty years of her career, over the past decade, the main focus of Maes’s activities has shifted towards the energy sector and climate change. Among other roles, Maes has served as delivery adviser to the Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) in the U.K. and Senior Fellow of the Climate and Energy Programme of the trans-Atlantic think tank German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF). She is also the

EnerMech to Add 150 Staff to Australian Operation

Wilson and Phil Ellwood will join the EnerMech team as it pushes forward with plans to establish itself as Asia Pacific’s leading oil and gas mechanical services supplier. EnerMech is an $AUD 500 million turnover business which employs 2000 staff in 31 locations serving the international energy sector. Its seven business lines include Cranes and Lifting, Valves, Hydraulic products and services, Industrial Services, Process, Pipeline and Umbilicals (PPU), Equipment Rental and Training services. In Australia EnerMech has secured contracts worth an estimated value of $AUD 80 million over the

Philip Shepherd (Photo: WRS)

WRS Singapore Relocates to Larger Premises

;In the coming months WRS Singapore will also be launching operating divisions within Construction and Commodities Trading. These are offerings which we feel will enable us to better support our growing client base in a wider range of markets, supporting our current APAC offerings in Oil & Gas and Energy sectors. We are looking to make a number of key hires within these divisions over the coming months in line with our global growth strategy.  “Due to the planned integration of the Marine division, launch of the Construction and Commodities Trading divisions and planned hires for 2016/17

Stirling Group Launches Competency Program

feedback on individual’s performance and the impact they have on others. It also allows companies to identify skills gaps and prioritize training in a targeted way to meet the long term demand for a skilled workforce. Will Follett, regional manager at Stirling Group, said, “The energy sector is driven by the ingenuity and skills of its workforce. However, one of the biggest challenges that the industry faces today is finding skilled and competent personnel. “We launched Stirling 360 to help companies see exactly which areas they need to focus on and invest in when it comes

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