North Sea – Hope for Declining Production?
risks to future growth include rising costs and the potential (albeit currently small, and in the longer term) competition from shale gas production. A recent victim of rising costs was the subsea compression project at Ormen Lange, despite positive results during testing and the backing of Statoil and ExxonMobil. Recent onshore legislation changes in the UK now allows for drilling and pipeline construction under private property. This, along with growing encouragement from Westminster of E&P companies, shows that shale gas extraction could be possible on a larger scale towards the end of the decade
ATL Secures 10-Year OSV Contract for ExxonMobil
ATL’s newest OSV contract creates 100 new jobs Atlantic Towing Limited (ATL) announced today that it has secured a new 10-year firm contract, plus a total of 15 years of options at the Charterers’ discretion, with ExxonMobil Canada Properties and Hibernia Management and Development Company Ltd. (HMDC) for four new state-of-the art Platform Supply Vessels operating out of St John’s, NL. The first ships for the contract will be delivered in 2016 and will join Atlantic Towing’s current fleet of eight offshore support vessels in Atlantic Canada. The new contract means 100 new
"Soil Shift" Shuts Down Statoil Snorre B Platform
from the platform," a spokeswoman for the company told Reuters. She said 33 out of 136 people had been evacuated from Snorre B to a nearby floating accommodation facility. Statoil has 33.3 percent stake in the production license. Its partners include state-owned Petoro with 30 percent, ExxonMobil with 17.4 percent, Idemitsu Petroleum with 9.6 percent, RWE with 8.6 percent and Core Energy with 1.1 percent. (Reporting by Nerijus Adomaitis, editing by David Evans)
Danos Launches Project Management Group
project planning, management, communication and execution. While 2015 marks the official launch of Danos’ PMG, the company’s team of project management experts has years of experience successfully managing critical projects across the globe for Chevron, DSME, McDermott, Shell, Flour, BP, ExxonMobil, CBI, AkerSolutions, URS and Exterran. “The PMG is just one more way Danos continues to respond to customer requests for world-class energy solutions by offering a more complete package to meet their project needs,” Danos said.
Jerry Wascom To Be Appointed President Of ExxonMobil Refining & Supply
The Board of Directors of Exxon Mobil Corporation is expected to appoint D.G. (Jerry) Wascom, president of ExxonMobil Refining & Supply Company and elect him a vice president of the corporation, effective Aug. 1, 2014. Wascom, 58, is currently director of refining for North America, ExxonMobil Refining & Supply Company. He began his career in 1979 as a refining engineer at Baton Rouge refinery in Louisiana for Exxon Company USA. He progressed through various engineering and supervisory positions at Exxon Company USA’s headquarters in Houston and later as technical manager and process
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
Patrick T. Mulva, VP & Controller, ExxonMobil, Retires
Patrick T. Mulva, vice president and controller of Exxon Mobil Corporation has announced his intention to retire on Sept. 1, 2014, after more than 38 years of service. Mulva, 63, joined Exxon Company U.S.A. in 1976 as a financial analyst at the company’s refinery in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and went on to hold a variety of financial positions of increasing responsibility in the upstream and downstream operations. After managing short-range planning for the U.S. downstream business, he was appointed assistant controller for Exxon Company International in 1990. The following year
Alaska LNG Gets Conditional Approval to Export
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.
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.
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 declined
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
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.
Maritime Regs: Preparing For Future Emission Requirements
A Webinar: December 11, 2014 2pm to 3:15pm (EST) This week, find out why and how choosing ExxonMobil Marine Fuels & Lubricants Mobilgard 410 NC can help optimize the performance of engines that meet Tier IV emission requirements, which continue to be phased in from Jan. 1, 2015, depending on vessel and engine type. This webinar will show you how this specially formulated lubricant can help: Improve engine cleanliness; Minimize liner wear; Optimize the performance of engines that meet Tier IV emission requirements. The EPA requires that new and medium
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
SeaRiver Names New US-flag Tanker
replace two existing double hull tankers. “This project has had a significant economic impact, creating more than 1,200 jobs and generating millions of dollars in revenue for the city of Philadelphia, the commonwealth of Pennsylvania and beyond,” said Andy Madden, vice president of ExxonMobil Supply & Transportation Company. “What we celebrate today is a reminder of what America’s energy industry can do and is doing – investing in our country. Expanding supplies of affordable, reliable energy has been a major contributor to our economy, creating jobs and helping
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
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 Internation