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SENER  appointed Jorge Sendagorta Cudós to be head of the Engineering and Construction area. Photo: Sener

Cudós Tapped to Lead Engineering and Construction for SENER

, China, United Arab Emirates, Spain, USA, Morocco, Mexico, Portugal, UK, and South Africa.Cudós joined SENER in October 2012 in the energy sector. He worked as Assistant Project Manager in the biomass plant for ENCE in Mérida (Spain). Later, he was the Project Manager for the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal in the Zeebrugge Port (Belgium). In 2015, he was appointed as SENER Country Manager in Mexico, one of SENER’s main offices in the area of Engineering and Construction, with nearly 500 employees. During its time in Mexico, SENER has undertaken several major projects, such as

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Hundreds of Norway Oil Workers Go On Strike

workers would join the strike on Sunday if an agreement over union demands for a wage increase and pension rights was not reached.Royal Dutch Shell said that due to the strike it was temporarily closing production at its Knarr field, which has a daily output of 23,900 barrels of mostly oil, but also natural gas liquids and natural gas.Shutting the field, whose 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

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Kalleklev Takes Over as CEO of FLEX LNG

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier owner and operator FLEX LNG has appointed Øystein M. Kalleklev as Chief Executive Officer to replace Jonathon Cook, who resigned in May.Kalleklevm, who has served as Chief Financial Officer of Flex LNG since October 2017, will continue to serve as CFO until a replacement is found.Additionally, Marius Foss has joined the company as Head of Commercial. Foss comes from a similar role at Golar LNG.

In August 2015 General Dynamics NASSCO launched Perla del Caribe, the second ship in a series of natural gas powered containerships for TOTE (Photo: General Dynamics NASSCO)

US Shipyards: Building for America, Jobs for Americans

paying jobs with opportunity for advancement.    Many of these shipyards build not only commercial vessels but also ships used by the U.S. Department of Defense. Case in point: General Dynamics, NASSCO Shipyard in San Diego recently built the world’s first containerships that run on natural gas, and is now building a series of vessels for the Navy’s Expeditionary Sea Base program. It is a compelling example of a strong domestic U.S. shipbuilding industry producing vessels for important military and economic objectives.    Unfortunately, a strong domestic shipbuilding

President /CEO Ventis, Jose Ramon R. Garcia (left), with Managing Director OSM Crew Management Ltd., Tommy Olofsen (right). (Photo: OSM)

‘K’ Line Partners with OSM for LNG Crewing

 In a meeting in Manila on April 18, OSM signed a joint venture agreement with “K” Line’s crewing agency Ventis to provide Filipino crew to “K” Line’s entire fleet of liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers.   “Today marks a significant milestone in the relationship between ‘K’ Line group and OSM, in that we have signed an MOU for establishing a JV for ‘K’ Line’s LNG Filipino manning,” said Tommy Olofsen, Managing Director for OSM Crew Management.   When the two companies signed the strategic manning partnershi

Louisiana Cat Expands in New Iberia

The 60 new jobs added to an already strong company in Iberia Parish will be a welcome addition for the local economy there. I congratulate the regional and local groups that worked with the State of Louisiana to put this project together.”    To make the expansion possible, an 8-inch natural gas pipeline to the port area will be installed by Atmos Energy at a cost of $1.2 million. The pipeline lateral is being funded through a partnership of state, local and private partners.   “Our state-of-the-art, engine-rebuild facility and dynamometer test cell will enhance Louisiana

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Most Norwegian Oil Workers Agree to Wage Deal

offer.   Under Norwegian law, the talks involving Lederne will now proceed to a state mediator, which must be conducted before any strike is allowed.   Norway is western Europe's 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)  

Charters Joins NOAI Staff

brings nearly 20 years of Congressional experience to NOIA. From 2008-2015, he served as Staff Director of the Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee of the House Natural Resources Committee under Chairman Doc Hastings (R-Wash.). During his tenure, the Committee focused on upstream oil and natural gas legislation, and Charters worked closely with Committee Leadership, House Leadership and the Senate to craft multiple bipartisan successes including authoring the legislation enacting the U.S.-Mexico Transboundary Agreement, leading House passage of legislation enacting revenue sharing for outer

Gunvor Hires BP's Former Top US Trader

Tesoro, to run its U.S. operations as the Swiss trading house further expands in North American energy markets. Gunvor began building its U.S trading operations last year, expanding outside its core markets in Europe, Asia and Africa. The company initially focusing on refined products and natural gas but this year has hired several traders to launch a crude oil desk in Houston, Texas, and beefed up its Canadian trading desk. Garza will start in September as the new managing director for Gunvor USA, based in Houston, a Gunvor spokesman said. He will replace Francois Ostinelli, who will

Frank Ketelaars (Photo: DNV GL)

Ketelaars Takes the Lead for DNV GL - Oil & Gas in the Americas

.”    Reducing dependence on imports is a key driver for the energy transition in North America. Large shale gas reserves have enhanced energy security, enabling the substitution of coal-fired power plants with gas-fired capacities and complementing the shift to renewables. Liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals will diversify sources of import and boost exports. Unconventional onshore gas will retain an important share of supply in North America, with production increasing towards 2025 and then declining slightly until 2050.   “With gas demand set to persist, there will be

Protheroe Joins Greystoke Team in Vancouver

Tim Protheroe has joined consultancy Greystoke Marine Management, headquartered in Vancouver.   Protheroe is a Master Mariner who came ashore with Lloyds Register in 1992 and worked in several senior positions before being appointed President, Lloyds Register America’s Inc. in 2014.    Greystoke recently secured a two-year contract with Swan LNG providing essential marine oversight for the company’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal development in Gujarat on the north west coast of India.

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Crowley Shipping Announces Management Team

in a variety of roles. He will be based in Seattle.   Crowley is currently in the process of transitioning its non-liner and logistics business units into three main business units – Crowley Shipping, Crowley Fuels and Crowley Solutions. Crowley Fuels includes Crowley’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) sales, distribution and engineering unit, and the company’s fuel sales and distribution business in Alaska. Crowley Solutions consists of engineering and project management services; naval architecture and engineering through subsidiary Jensen Maritime; government vessel management

From left to right: Ray Martus, Tom Crowley Jr. and Zoe Goss (Photo: Crowley)

Goss, Martus Receive Thomas Crowley Awards

empowers us to do that across our business units.”   Ray Martus was recognized for his tireless leadership of the ongoing construction of Crowley's two Commitment Class, combination container/roll on-roll off (ConRo) ships that will be among the first in the world powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG). Martus oversees a team of experts guiding the entire construction process, including serving at the shipyard to effectively build the vessels for the U.S. mainland-Puerto Rico trade. He also was credited with managing a team that not only oversees the build-out of Crowley ships, but also

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

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Oil Producer Norway Starts Wage Talks to Avert Widespread Strikes

go on strike unless an agreement is found.   A few days in advance, Labour unions must name the companies that would be hit in a first wave of industrial action, making it difficult to predict in advance how extensive an initial walk-out could be.   While Norway's production of oil and natural gas is unlikely to be targeted from the start since the contract for rig workers' is valid until June, unions may still hit the sector by shutting down yards and other suppliers.   Onshore processing and export facilities for natural gas are also at risk of strike, unions said, while offshore

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Norway Calls in Mediator to Avert Strikes

mediator to avert widespread strikes that risk impacting output in western Europe's biggest crude producer. Negotiations will resume after the upcoming Easter holiday, ahead of an April 7 deadline, after which most workers are allowed to go on strike. While Norway's production of oil and natural gas is unlikely to be targeted from the start since the contract for rig workers' is valid until June, unions may still hit the sector by shutting down yards and other suppliers. Onshore processing and export facilities for natural gas are also at risk of strike, unions said, while offshore oil production

Anthony Chiarello (Photo: TOTE)

TOTE President Chiarello to Retire

President of Maersk Logistics USA. Prior to joining TOTE, Chiarello was COO and EVP of NYK Logistics (Americas).  Chiarello is a recipient of the AOTOS (Admiral of the Ocean Sea) award and was named a White House Champion of Change during the Obama Presidency for his work bringing liquefied natural gas (LNG) to the maritime industry

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