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Shell Appoints Sawan as Upstream Boss

."I am grateful to Andy for his strong leadership of the Upstream business, particularly having improved business performance during the recent years of low oil prices," Chief Executive Officer Ben van Beurden said in a statement.Shell, the second largest publicly-traded oil company behind Exxon Mobil, produced nearly 3.6 million barrels per day of oil and gas equivalent in the third quarter of 2018.Shell transformed its upstream operations following the $54 billion acquisition of smaller rival BG Group in 2016 that gave it a leading position in Brazil's rapidly growing deepwater production

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Equatorial Guinea Punishes Subsea 7

;Companies operating in the oil sector have an obligation to work within the confines of our very flexible and pragmatic local content regulations," Gabriel Obiang Lima, minister of hydrocarbons and mines said in a statement.Operators ordered to stop working with Subsea 7 include Noble Energy, Exxon Mobil and Marathon Oil .Subsea 7 was not immediately available to comment on the banning order, although it said in September it was aware of the increased focus on local content and would "work closely with authorities to ensure we meet all applicable local regulations."Obiang Lima said he

ExxonMobil Hires Crude Trader in Singapore

Crude oil trader Michael Huang is expected to join Exxon Mobil Corp in Singapore soon as the U.S. major expands its trading team to sell its oil into China, the world's top importer of the commodity, three industry sources said.   Huang was recently a Singapore-based crude trader for Chinese independent refiner Wonfull Petrochemical, purchasing feedstock for its Shandong refinery and carrying out hedging activities. He left the company in late June, the sources said on Monday.   Before Wonfull, Huang has worked for China's CEFC International Singapore, the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE)

Rick Meidel (Photo: Crowley)

Meidel Joins Crowley Fuels in Alaska

Rick Meidel has joined Crowley Fuels as vice president and general manager, responsible for the performance and day-to-day operations of Crowley’s Alaska division. Meidel previously spent 32 years with ExxonMobil in downstream lubricants, retail fuels marketing, refinery optimization and natural gas and co-generation power commercialization. He earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Washington University in St. Louis.  In his new role, Meidel will be based in Anchorage and report to Rocky Smith, senior vice president and general manager. “Crowley

Maersk Viking. Photo: Maersk Drilling

Maersk Drilling Axes Dozens of Staff

termination will likely be permanent unless the company secures a new contract for the Viking.   The Maersk Viking drillship was delivered to Maersk Drilling in February 2014 by Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in Geoje-Si, South Korea.   Previously, the Maersk Viking was operating for Exxon Mobil Corp. on the Julia field in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico up until Dec. 2017, according to a company press release.  

Len Badal (Photo: BioBlend)

Badal Joins BioBlend Executive Team

demand for environmentally friendly lubricants.   Badal is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, and holds an MBA with a concentration in Finance from Rice University in Houston. Throughout his career Badal has held a number of high-level positions with both Chevron and ExxonMobil and delivers a diverse range of experience that will aid BioBlend’s future growth, the company said.   “Len brings exceptional business experience and technical knowledge to BioBlend,” said Sam Burkett, President of BioBlend. “BioBlend has grown significantly over

File photo: Harald Pettersen / Statoil

Most Norwegian Oil Workers Agree to Wage Deal

top oil and gas producer with daily output in April of around 2.1 million barrels of oil, condensate and natural gas liquids, as well as natural gas corresponding to about 1.7 million barrels of oil equivalent.   Top operators offshore Norway include, among others, Statoil , Aker BP, Total, Exxon Mobil , Shell and Centrica. (Reporting by Oslo newsroom; Editing by Mark Potter)  

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Simulation: The Centre for Marine Simulation

procedures, and evaluate risk. A significant project that CMS has been involved in over the past year is the tow to field simulation for the Hebron Platform. The Hebron Platform is a gravity based structure (GBS) that will be used in offshore oil production on the Grand Banks of Newfoundland for Exxon Mobil and its partners. This project will see the 700,000 ton structure floated and towed by six vessel some 300 nautical miles to its offshore site. CMS has conducted this type of work before, notably with the Hibernia GBS, but it nonetheless is a highly challenging technical project.   With

MSRC Names Dulisse CEO

 Oil spill response organization Marine Spill Response Corporation (MSRC) has named Carmine Dulisse as its new President and CEO effective March 1, 2017.   Dulisse joins MSRC after more than 30 years with ExxonMobil in various roles, including the maritime and crisis management arenas. He was one of the founding officers of the Marine Well Containment Company (MWCC) in the capacity of Health, Safety, and Environmental Officer from 2011 to 2015, prior to returning to ExxonMobil as the corporation’s Global Emergency Preparedness & Response Manager. He served in this capacity until

Imraan Bux (Photo: Global Maritime)

Global Maritime Strengthens Ports & Shipping Department

;Bux  has many years’ experience working for the National Ports Authority of South Africa within port engineering, as senior maritime engineer at Ove Arup and Partners in London as well as working on major civil and marine engineering projects for oil & gas majors Shell International and ExxonMobil. He has worked on various large scale port and marine infrastructure projects across the world which includes dredging and constructability. Bux is a Professional Engineer (PrEng) with an MSc in Coastal Engineering and Port Development from Delft in the Netherlands also including an

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MarineLink.com Gets a Facelift

at SMM 2016 in Germany this year, brings insightful interviews with the industry’s top executives right to your screen.     Check out the latest Marinelink.com and see Maritime Reporter TV’s debut interviews including top executives from MAN Diesel & Turbo, Alfa Laval, ExxonMobil and many more.  

Norwegian Unions Say 755 O&G Workers Could Strike

members should receive pay increases matching those in other industries.   The Industri Energi union said it would take out 524 members if the talks break down, affecting the Statoil-operated Oseberg, Gullfaks and Kvitebjoern fields.   The SAFE union said it would take out 156 workers on ExxonMobil's Balder, Jotun and Ringhorne fields.   In addition, 75 workers on Engie's Gjoea field would also go on strike, the smaller Lederne union said.   Engie said it would shut Gjoea in the event of a strike, while ExxonMobil said a strike would affect its operations.   Statoil

UK's Oil Services Firms to Cut Jobs to Ride Out Price Slump

by an average 10-15 percent and renegotiate contracts with the service providers.   Amec, which employs 40,000 people, said it was in consultation with 149 Aberdeen-based employees and that about 64 roles could potentially be affected. The company's clients include Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Exxon Mobil Corp .   Petrofac was in talks to cut around 100 offshore jobs and up to 100 more onshore could be affected, a company spokesman said. The company, which employs 20,000 people, did not specify the location of the job cuts.   A day earlier, smaller peer John Wood Group Plc, the Aberdeen-ba

Bonga FPSO (Photo: Shell)

Floating Production's Future: The 6 Things You Need to Know Now

barrel.  The nadir was on 20 January 2016 when spot Brent closed at $26 – a level far below the breakeven on many oil fields.   As a result of the oil price collapse, daily announcements of lower capital spending have been common over the past six to 12 months – from majors like ExxonMobil to smaller upstream players like Premier, Cobalt, others. ExxonMobil, for example, in March said it will budget $23.2 billion in capital spending in 2016 – down 25% from the $31.1 billion spending in 2015 and 45% lower than the peak spending of $42.5 billion in 2013. Over the past two

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Alaska LNG Gets Conditional Approval to Export

take-off points for in-state gas delivery, a gas treatment plant located on the North Slope and transmission lines to transport gas from Prudhoe Bay and Point Thomson to the gas treatment plant. The Alaska LNG project participants are the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC) and affiliates of ExxonMobil, TransCanada, BP and ConocoPhillips.  

L to R - President R. Keith Michel, Thomas B. Crowley, Jr., Dr. George Campbell, Jr. (Photo: Webb Institute)

Webb Awards Crowley, Jr. Honorary Degree

twenty Bachelor of Science degrees in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.  After graduation, the students will be spread across the globe.  A few of the companies they will be joining include, Resolve Marine, Bruce S. Rosenblatt & Associates, Herbert Engineering Corporation, and ExxonMobil Development Company.  Others will attend graduate school in the U.S. and Europe. All students admitted to Webb Institute are provided a full-tuition scholarship, thereby assuring highly capable students the opportunity to receive an excellent education regardless of financial means.  

James Callahan (Photo: Danos)

Danos Names Four Vice Presidents

serves as vice president of project services, supervising the company’s project management, construction and fabrication divisions. He is responsible for all domestic and international deepwater, subsea, shelf and onshore projects. Prior to joining the company, he worked in project management for ExxonMobil, supporting large capital projects around the world. Mark Danos is a third-generation owner of the company and member of its board of directors.   Stacy Gisclair brings over two decades of human resources experience to her position as vice president of human resources. Through her oversight

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