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Nigeria Energy Sector Closing the Gender Gap

Nigeria’s booming oil industry encourages growing number of female leaders; provides foundation to close gender gap As 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

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The 10 Highest Paying Oil & Gas Contract Jobs

Australia once again tops the list of the 10 highest paying jobs in oil and gas released by Swift Worldwide Resources, but Nigeria is a new country on the list that ranks just below the returning leader. The list was compiled by analyzing Swift's 250 contract positions in the oil and gas industry in 30 locations across the globe, for a total of 7,500 total jobs. Countries that are represented for the first time include Nigeria, Venezuela and Angola. No jobs in the U.S. cracked the list of highest paying this year. The complete list of the "Ten Highest Paid Contract Jobs in Oil and Gas" is

Shell Nigeria Declares Force Majeure at its EA Field

Royal Dutch Shell said on Thursday it had declared force majeure at its EA field in Nigeria to repair equipment damaged by bad weather offshore, putting on hold production of about 40,000 barrels of oil a day. Repairs were needed to the soft yoke mooring platform, it said in a statement. The EA field is located south west of Warri in water depths of around 25 metres. (By Andrew Heavens; editing by David Dolan, Reuters)  

Ghana Climbing Oil Producer Ranks

the fourth biggest oil producer in sub-Saharan Africa by 2020 once two new offshore fields come on stream, to push total output above 240,000 barrels per day (bpd), pan-African bank Ecobank said on Wednesday. The West African country produces around 103,000 bpd ranking it ninth, far behind leaders Nigeria and Angola, which produce an average of 1.867 million bpd and 1.754 million bpd respectively, said the Ecobank research report.   Ghana's Tweneboa-Enyenra-Ntomme (TEN) field came on stream in August and is expected to increase output to a peak of around 80,000 bpd.   The Jubilee field

Greencarrier AB, its founders   Björn Eklund, Chief Executive Officerr(left), Stefan Björk, Chairman(right) at their offices in Gothenburg. (Photo: Greencarrier Freight

Greencarrier Freight Services Appoints New CEO

Freight Services, one of the Nordic region’s largest privately owned companies specializing in global transport solutions, has appointed Johan Jemdahl as CEO. Jemdahl has wide experience in production and supply chain management around the world and was most recently MD for Ericsson in Nigeria. He has been on Greencarrier’s board of directors for the last four years. Stefan Björk, Chairman of the Greencarrier board, says: “Johan’s previous experiences as both supply chain manager and as MD will be of great benefit to us. He also knows our business and industry

Doug Fieldgate (Photo: Harkand)

Harkand Appoints GM for Africa

; According to Harkand, the assignment builds on its successes in the region including the recent contract award by Technip in Ghana providing survey services and the one year contract for a major oil and gas operator to deliver ROV, project management, engineering and technical support services in Nigeria.   The company said it is focused on continuing its growth in Africa to incorporate the complete Harkand solution for the clients in the region including diving, ROV, survey and inspection services as well as project management and engineering activities

President Goodluck Jonathan

President of Nigeria Dismisses Heads of State Oil

  Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has replaced the top four executives of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, according to his office said Saturday, speaking on one of the most powerful institutions in the country and source of 80 percent of state revenues. Joseph Thlama Dawha replaces Andrew Yakubu as CEO of NNPC Group. Reuben Abati, spokesman cabinet Goodluck Jonathan, declined to give further details. A senior source in the presidency, who requested anonymity, said it was because Jonathan did not like how Yakubu managed parliamentary investigation which was carried out in

Luca Madeddu, Sound Oil's Italian Managing Director

Sound Oil Promotes Italy MD to its Board

by background and has extensive experience in hydrocarbon production, field development, petroleum engineering, supply chain management and reservoir engineering.  He has managed large teams in complex operations in sensitive onshore and offshore environments and has worked in Italy, Venezuela, Nigeria, Indonesia, UK and Congo.   Luca holds a Degree in Geology from Milan University and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).    Simon Davies, Sound Oil's Chairman, commented, "Luca is a core part of the Sound Oil team and has made a significant contribution

Cameroon Raises Salaries as it Faces Opposition to Fuel Subsidy Cuts

this year and 5.1 percent in 2015, has for years called for subsidies, which cost around $600 million a year, to be cut. But Cameroon has repeatedly delayed the move following a violent 2008 taxi strike over fuel prices that left over 100 dead and a failed bid to cut similar subsidies in neighbouring Nigeria in 2012. (Reporting by Tansa Musa and Anne Mireille Nzouankeu; Writing by Joe Bavier; Editing by Toby Chopra

Captain Ulrich Ganz

Ulrich Ganz of Bernhard Schulte Joins Tundra

has decided to join Tundra MDS, that’s a great testament to the quality of our operations and of our personnel”   Ulrich’s remit will be to help Tundra MDS to maintain its position as the industry leader and he will also oversee the larger Tundra Group’s recent move into Nigeria, having coordinated BSMs security there for the last 2 years.   Capt. Ulrich Ganz has been appointed as the Vice President of Special Projects, Tundra Group and can be reached at: ulrich.ganz@tundragroup.c

Crime DOES Pay: Denmark Compensates Suspected Pirates

dropped from a peak of 237 in 2011 to just 10 in the first nine months of this year, the lowest since the piracy crisis began in 2008, according to the International Maritime Bureau. Piracy has since picked up along the west coast of Africa and is expected to increase in the Gulf of Guinea ahead of Nigeria's election next February, when ransom money is expected to be funnelled into campaign financing. (Reporting by Ole Mikkelsen; Editing by Tom Heneghan, Reuters

Alexander B. Cummings Jr. Elected to Chevron Board of Directors

Chevron Takes Cummings on Board

, where he oversees a variety of functions including legal, human resources, community engagement, strategic planning, information technology, sustainability, security and aviation, research and development, product integrity, innovation, and procurement. He joined Coca-Cola in 1997 as region manager in Nigeria. In 2000, he was named president of the company's North & West Africa Division, and, in March 2001, he became president and chief operating officer of the Africa Group. Prior to joining Coca-Cola, he held several positions for The Pillsbury Company. He currently serves on the board of directors

Andrew Sewell (Photo: Xodus Group)

Xodus Appoints Global Subsurface Lead

. Sewell has worked across Africa, the Middle East and Europe delivering projects including geophysical reviews, field development plans and due diligence investigations. Recent and ongoing projects he is managing include exploration projects in Kenya and field development projects in Kurdistan and Nigeria. “In the current market conditions operators are looking to reduce costs and maximize production from mature or marginal fields,” said Mr Sewell.  “In addition, the M&A market is becoming increasingly active as oil and gas companies look to buy production and financial

Enrico Salardi (Photo: Xodus Group)

Salardi to Lead Xodus’ Decom Division

of oil and gas assets, joining Xodus from operator Quadrant Energy where he was senior project manager for a number of decommissioning programs in Australia.   Throughout his career, Salardi has managed many projects in various phases of their lifecycle around the world, including Italy, Nigeria, Norway, Libya, Croatia, Egypt and Australia. After more than 15 years working for Italian supermajor Eni, he joined Apache in Perth, Australia where, besides decommissioning work, he also managed a number of new development projects.   “Xodus has been ahead of the game when it comes

L-R: Assistant Director, Maritime Safety, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Engineer Olu Aladenusi, FNSE, Executive Director, Operations, NIMASA, Engr. Rotimi Fashakin, FNSE, His Wife Mrs. Olubisola Fashakin and Head, Corporate Communications, NIMASA, Mr. Isichei Osamgbi at the conferment of the Fellowship status to the NIMASA ED, Operations by the Nigerian Society of Engineers in Abuja recently.  (Photo courtesy of NIMASA)

NIMASA Executive Director, 23 Others Bags NSE Fellowship

The Executive Director in charge of Operations in the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Engineer Rotimi Fashakin has been conferred with the Fellowship of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (FNSE), the umbrella body of the Engineering profession in Nigeria. The event which held at the Nigerian Air Force conference centre, Kado Abuja on Friday, June 30, 2017 also had 23 other distinguished Nigerians bagging same award. In his speech, the Chairman Board and College of Fellows of the NSE, Engr. Chris Okoye charged the awardees to ensure sustainability in the profession

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