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Joachim Nessa, business development manager at Omega in Stavanger

Omega Completion Technology Strengthens Team in Norway

Independent well completion and intervention technology developer and manufacturer Omega Completion Technology has appointed a business development manager in Norway in response to an increase in Scandinavian contracts and projects. Joachim Nessa has joined Omega’s Stavanger office from Interwell Norway AS where he had worked as sales engineer for three years and previously spent six years as a tool specialist with PI Intervention AS. Nessa has extensive international experience, delivering projects for operators in the Middle East, Baku, Indonesia and across Europe and also has broad

Photo courtesy of Bibby Offshore

Bibby Offshore Expands in Norway

Bibby Offshore announced its continued international expansion with the opening of an office in Stavanger, Norway. The Norwegian office for Bibby Offshore will be headed by Arne Lier. Bibby Offshore has a leading subsea services position in the U.K. North Sea and the opening of the office in Norway further increases the company’s growing international presence. The company is currently participating in a number of tenders in the Norwegian Continental Shelf and is focusing on expanding its existing services to offshore operators in the region, benefiting from the depth of relationship that

Tor Olav Schibevaag  (Photo: Hoover Container Solutions)

Hoover Container Solutions Announces Two Appointments

Hoover Container Solutions Norway AS, a subsidiary of Hoover Group, Inc., and Consult Supply, a Hoover company, have appointed Tor Olav Schibevaag as managing director for Europe and Kjetil Skaaren as general manager for Norway. Jan Sekse, vice president global procurement, will continue to support the efforts of the Hoover Norway management team. Schibevaag will report to Hoover’s president, Paul Lewis, and joins Hoover with more than 12 years experience from Euro Offshore, where he developed and led the company as one of the leading cargo carrying unit (CCU) rental businesses in Norway.

Shell to Lay Off Staff, Contractors in Norway

Oil producer Royal Dutch Shell will lay off 120 of its 900 workers in Norway and reduce its contractor force by 140 from 350, as low oil prices force it to cut costs, it said on Thursday.   Shell said 100 of the staff cuts would be at its headquarters in Stavanger on Norway's west coast while 20 jobs would be eliminated at its operations department in Kristiansand.   Oil firms in Norway are expected to cut investments by around 15 percent this year, the industry's lobby group predicted earlier. Spending could fall further in 2016 as energy firms hold back future developments after crude

EnerMech Looking Long-Term In Norway

As the price of energy continues to fall and talk turns toward pulling the plug on select offshore energy projects, mechanical engineering company EnerMech seems to be bucking the trend in Norway, announcing plans to boost its workforce by more than 20% in the coming year, expanding its offering in Stavanger and Bergen from 60 to 75 staff, with additional plans to invest more than $4m in new equipment. Based in Aberdeen, EnerMech provides integrated service to the oil and gas sector, including cranes and lifting, process, pipeline and umbilicals (PPU), hydraulics and equipment hire. “We

Frode Støldal, new CEO for the Telenor subsidiary MCP.

MCP Appoints Støldal CEO

;ldal as new CEO for the Telenor subsidiary. Støldal replaces MCPs founder, Knut Fjellheim, who has served as interim-CEO and now returns to his previous role as COO/CTO. Frode Støldal has vast management experience from across the Telenor-Group.  Prior to his role as CTO in Telenor Norway where he was responsible for deploying a new LTE (4G) network, Støldal served as Head of Technology for Telenor in Asia, responsible for industrialization and common technology projects across Telenor Group. He has also worked as CTO/CIO in Grameenphone, in addition to several IT roles in

Jon Folkedal (Photo: GNS)

GNS Names Country Manager for Norway

Maritime navigation services group Global Navigation Solutions (GNS) announced the appointment of Jon Folkedal as its new country manager for Norway with immediate effect, marking the company’s first specific country appointment in Scandinavia.   Folkedal joins GNS from Cummins Norway AS, where he acted as commercial marine sales manager. He brings to his new position more than 13 years’ experience in the shipping industry, including nine years with rope specialist Timm Marine. He has also held positions with GIS and map supplier Ugland IT Group/Nordeca, as well as IBM.   

Photo: Statoil

Norway's Oil Wage Talks to Start June 30 in Bid to Avert Strike

western Europe's top producer, the Industri Energi labour union said on Wednesday.   The deadline for reaching a compromise has been set to July 1, Industri Energi leader Leif Sande said. If no deal is struck, shutdowns could begin the following day.   In 2012, a 16-day strike among some of Norway's oil workers cut the country's output of crude by about 13 percent and its natural gas production by about four percent.   Norway produces about 4.2 million barrels of oil equivalents per day, consisting of approximately 1.6 million barrels of crude, 350 million standard cubic meters of natural

Statoil Moves Key IT Tasks from India Back to Norway

Statoil said on Friday it would move its critical information technology (IT) tasks from Indian provider HCL Technologies back to Norway to improve security. A number of IT-related security incidents in recent years, including one that disrupted oil loading at the Mongstad refinery in 2014, had led the Norwegian energy company to create a task force to assess risks. As a result of this assessment Statoil decided to strip its most "critical" tasks from provider HCL, to which the company outsources most of its infrastructure IT management, after internal reports identified potential

File photo: Harald Pettersen / Statoil

Most Norwegian Oil Workers Agree to Wage Deal

Energy firms operating offshore Norway on Wednesday agreed wage deals for 2017 with the two largest trade unions representing oil and gas workers, while talks with a smaller union will continue at a later stage under mandatory mediation rules.   Industri Energi and Safe, representing some 87 percent of Norwegian oil workers, said the outcome of the talks was disappointing, but added they had nevertheless accepted it as they did not have the right to go on strike this year due to a clause in last year's agreement.   Lederne, a third union representing some 13 percent of Norwegian oil and

Andreas Maierhofer  (Photo: Glander International Bunkering)

Glander International Bunkering Names Maierhofer Oslo GM

Less than two months after the merger of Glander International Bunkering and Scandinavian Bunkering AS, the newly established Glander International Bunkering (Norway) AS has expanded locally, opening an office in Oslo. As part of the group’s ongoing European growth strategy, November 16, 2016 will mark the opening of the group’s second Norwegian office under the name Glander International Bunkering (Norway) AS. Newly appointed Andreas Maierhofer will run operations in Oslo as General Manager, and brings with him a diversified and international shipping background scaling more than 10 years.

Andrew Pointing (Photo courtesy: LOC)

LOC Appoints Pointing as Group Director

for Energy Services. Andrew’s initial task will be to focus on developing LOC’s services in the areas of dynamic positioning, vessel assurance surveys and the movement of offshore units. Andrew has been with LOC since 1995 and is a Master Mariner by background. He has managed the LOC Norway office since 1998 where he acted as contractor’s representative on a number of Norwegian based projects, worked on major marine casualty investigations and performed duties as a marine warranty surveyor on a range of projects. He will continue to be based in Stavanger. Alan Clifton takes

Norway Oil Engineers May Walk off Job next Week

About 100 workers from oil services firms could walk off the job from July 5 if wage talks fail, the head of Norway's biggest oil sector union said on Friday, a move that would not have an immediate impact on oil output. However were such a strike to last for several weeks or longer, or if more workers were to join the action at a later stage, it could potentially affect production and even lead to shutdowns. Several rounds of wage talks between energy firms and unions have taken place in Norway in recent weeks, with none of them resulting in industrial action after all sides accepted the

Young ship designers: Image Havyard

Shipbuilders Havyard 'First Taste' Program for 20 Youngsters

Norway's Havyard says that for two weeks 20 young adults have been participating in the company's introduction program, visiting some of the locations where it is located: Fosnavåg, Ålesund, Leirvik and Sopot, Poland. Different activities, guided tours aboard ships and presentations about how it is to work in an international company, have shown the youngsters how much a maritime company like Havyard has to offer. Two of the participants, Nikolai Kvellestad and Benedicte Pettersen thought that the visit in Poland and to witness the international collaboration, was the best thing

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Offshore O&G: Cuts, Delays in Norway as Costs Soar

More oil and gas projects in Norway could be put on hold because of rising costs, adding to a growing list of developments that have been delayed or called off, Bente Nyland, the head of the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate said on Thursday. Most vulnerable will be small fields, projects to increase the recovery from producing assets, and new finds further than 40 km from existing infrastructure, Nyland told Reuters. Oil firms are cutting back on capital spending across the world as years of cost inflation has squeezed margins, cutting back their ability to pay dividends. Norway, where the per

Image courtesy of Statoil

Subsea: Standardization is the New Innovation

Oslo, Norway – May 19, 2014 – As one of the world’s most technologically innovative industries, the highly specialized subsea sector is not typically known for standardized operations. But that might change.   Companies like Statoil, the world’s second largest subsea operator, have traditionally achieved success by pushing the boundaries to what is possible under water, frequently going “longer, deeper and colder.”    But as the complexity of global subsea projects grows, so too does the bill for contractors, suppliers, operators, engineers

Steve Mariner Joins Jeppesen

Jeppesen Commercial Marine announced today that Steve Mariner has joined the company as Head of Commercial Marine Sales, where he will oversee Jeppesen’s global network of sales offices and distributors. Mariner brings related industry experience to his management position, most recently as Business Development Manager for KH Charts and ChartCo. Mariner is an Incorporated Engineer and holds an MBA. He is based at Jeppesen’s Commercial Marine office in Egersund, Norway. jeppesen.com  

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