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Olav Hetland - Credit: Ocean Installer

Ocean Installer Names Director to Lead Offshore Wind Branch

, Wind and Solar Northwest Europe in Statkraft, where he has held senior management positions for more than a decade. He was previously responsible for building up Statkraft’s offshore wind activity from 2010 until the projects were sold in 2018. He has previously also worked in Statoil (now Equinor).Hetland will take up his new position later this autumn. "Ocean Installer is already a well-reputed company within complex subsea projects in oil and gas, and I am very excited to join this team to bring the company forward as part of the transition process into the offshore wind segment

Equinor CEO Eldar Saetre - Credit: Equinor

Report: Equinor Shortlists Four Candidates to Succeed CEO Eldar Saetre

Equinor has short-listed four internal candidates to succeed Chief Executive Eldar Saetre who is likely to announce his departure within the next few months, a source familiar with the process told Reuters.The candidates have been asked to present their views on how to speed up the Norwegian oil and gas group's transformation towards becoming a greener company while preserving profitability, the source said.The four internal candidates are chief financial officer Lars Christian Bacher, head of midstream and marketing Irene Rummelhoff, head of international development and production Torgrim Reitan

NPD Director General Ingrid Sølvberg - Credit/NPD

Norwegian Petroleum Directorate Names New Senior Management Team

will include external and internal communication, media relations and profiling.Skauby has a Master of Management degree from BI, as well as a Master of Science in Marketing, and is well-versed in IT subjects, business economics and English.The new Director of communications has been with Equinor for twelve years, the last three years with global responsibility for staff preparedness and staff security, with follow-up, information, advisory activity, assistance and training within these fields. He has also held a number of different positions within communication in the group, including

 Marianne Leiknes Ulriksen / Image shared by Dolphin Drilling CEO

Dolphin Drilling names HSEQ Director

Administration and has previously held roles with drillers such as Songa Offshore and Odfjell Drilling.In PSW Group  Leiknes Ulriksen served as QHSE Director with projects such in which she assisted Schlumberger, with the development of Company Management System for Total Well Delivery on the Equinor Peregrino 3;  assisted Transocean with the AOC process for Transocean Norge drilling rig; Responsible for AOC process and UK Safety Case for Island innovator and Island Drilling drilling units; Songa Offshore AOC Compliance Manager for the Cat D project in South Korea for Songa Endurance, Songa

Tim Dodson, executive vice president Exploration since 2011. (Credit: Ole Jørgen Bratland / Equinor ASA)

Equinor Exploration Manager Steps Down to Take New Role

Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor has informed that its executive vice president Exploration Tim Dodson will step down as executive vice president Exploration, a role he held since 2011.In what Equinor said was a planned change to the leadership of Exploration, Dodson will take on the role as vice president Strategy Execution in Global Strategy and Business Development (GSB) from June 1, 2020.Tore Løseth has been appointed acting executive vice president of Exploration and will join the corporate executive committee (CEC) in this capacity.Løseth is a Norwegian citizen and joined

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Tens of Thousands of Offshore Jobs at Risk, UK Union Warns

unemployment and sick pay schemes for all offshore workers across production, drilling and Subsea sectors and other supply chain workers who lose their jobs due to contracting Coronavirus, are required to self-isolate or from the collapse in oil prices.“Norway’s state energy company Equinor has set up a department specifically to respond to COVID-19 with the overriding aim of preserving oil and gas production and the jobs it supports in the North Sea today.“The UK and Norway are, of course subject to the same economic conditions and the UK Government must agree a new offshore

Alexandra Thomas has joined Neptune Energy as UK Managing Director, based in Aberdeen. Credit: Neptune Energy (The image has been cropped)

Neptune Energy Names UK MD

UK Managing Director, based in Aberdeen.Thomas joins Neptune from Tullow Oil plc, where she most recently held the position of Head of Exploration, Development, and Commercial for Ghana.She has 18 years’ experience in the oil and gas sector, starting her career with assignments in both Shell and Equinor before joining Tullow as a result of its acquisition of the Vattenfall assets in 2011.She has held a number of senior leadership roles in the UK, Netherlands, Norway and, most recently, in Ghana where she was responsible for both new venture exploration and development.Thomas has a PhD in Applied

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Offshore Wind Conference Set for SUNY Maritime

as the keynote speaker is Alana Duerr, Ph.D., Director, Offshore Wind North America, DNV GL - Renewables Advisory, who will offer insight to opportunities for maritime industry support of Ocean Wind Energy development and sustainment for many years to come. Subject matter experts and executives from Equinor, EDFRenewables, Vinyard Wind and Ørsted will participate as conference panelists.“The Maritime Industry Museum and SUNY Maritime College are delighted to host this conference focusing on the development of clean energy, and the creation of maritime jobs in our region,” said Captain

 Graph: Rystad Energy

Oil, Gas Jobs Moves from Shale to Offshore

Solstad has nearly doubled its workforce from 2017 to 2018 – a significant staff ramp-up which bet on the long-term improvement of market conditions.Similarly, the drilling contractor Seadrill saw employment grow by 15%. The company has seen some recent contract award success with Saudi Aramco and Equinor. However, their 2018 year-end headcount is only 100 people more than after massive layoffs in 2016, and remains just over half of what is was as in 2014.“We expect Seadrill’s hiring need to continue through 2022, as the markets the company is exposed to will continue to grow, offering

Tor Martin Anfinnsen (Photo: Harald Pettersen / Equinor)

Equinor Expands Asian Presence

Equinor will open a new office in Tokyo later this week and its first office in India by early next year, said Tor Martin Anfinnsen, senior vice president for trading and marketing for Equinor."It's our ambition to grow in Asia both in terms of volumes and geography," he said during the Asia Pacific Petroleum Conference (APPEC) in Singapore.Equinor, formerly known as Statoil, has a presence in over 30 countries across the globe.(Reporting by Jessica Jaganathan and Koustav Samanta; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)

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Hundreds of Norway Oil Workers Go On Strike

owners are Idemitsu, Wintershall and DEA, could take up to 36 hours, it said.Norway is Western Europe's biggest oil producer. The disruption added to a rise in global oil supply outages and helped push Brent crude up 1.2 percent to $79.03 per barrel.The output of Norway's biggest oil producer Equinor , formerly known as Statoil, was not affected so far, the company said, even though it was shutting drilling operations at its Snorre B platform.Shortly after a midnight deadline passed, a state-appointed mediator said talks between two trade unions, Safe and YS, and the Shipowners' Association

Margareth Øvrum (Photo: Ole Jørgen Bratland / Statoil)

Changes in Statoil's Top Deck

remains Statoil's head of exploration."The changes in top management and our business area structure will strengthen our ability to deliver ... as we develop as a broad energy company", chief executive Eldar Saetre said in a statement.In March, Statoil said it was changing its name to Equinor to reflect its move to become a broad energy company.(Reporting by Joachim Dagenborg Editing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg and Jane Merriman

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