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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

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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

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

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.          

(Photo: MPT)

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

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

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

"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

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

aul Betteridge (Photo: TCO)

TCO Hires Betteridge as Managing Director

Provider of well completion technologies to the global oil and gas industry, TCO, has appointed a managing director for its UK division. With over 35 years’ experience within the energy sector, Paul Betteridge has been appointed in response to company growth, providing strategic vision and focus on the expansion of the TCO’s global presence, the company said.  Prior to joining TCO, Betteridge worked for AGR, initially appointed as a business development manager in 2008. During this time, he identified key opportunities for the business, including in Israel and was therefore

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.  

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

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

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

Nigeria Energy Sector Closing the Gender Gap

Nigeria's oil and gas industry flourishes, businesswomen across the country are finding greater opportunities to carve out their place in this male-dominated field. Since 2010, federal initiatives, such as the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development Act, have paved the way for Nigeria's energy industry to shift ownership from international oil companies to domestic investors. Organizations, such as the Society of Petroleum Engineers Nigeria Council, are working to empower Nigerian women to move away from traditional low-capital businesses toward the energy industry's leadership positions

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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

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

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