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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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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

Bruce Heppenstall (Photo: Subsea UK)

Subsea NE Names Heppenstall Regional Chairman

a forum for collaboration, diversification and technology development.     With the region’s subsea sector generating more than £1.5 billion a year and accounting for 20 percent of manufacturing jobs, he will ensure the region is represented as a world class center for offshore technologies and solutions on the national stage.    “I’m looking forward to playing my part in driving further collaboration with our partners across the region and ensuring companies are equipped with the skills and tools they need to succeed,” Heppenstall said.  

Antonia Panayides (Photo: Reed Smith)

Reed Smith Adds Two Shipping Partners

Reed Smith announced shipping lawyers Antonia B. Panayides and Jane M. Sarma have been promoted to the partnership, effective January 1, 2018. Panayides joined Reed Smith in 2007 and qualified as a solicitor in 2008. Panayides deals with a wide range of dry shipping and offshore matters from the firm's London office. Her experience includes charter party disputes, shipmanagement, bill of lading, sale and purchase and contract of affreightment disputes whether subject to High Court and arbitration jurisdiction. Panayides acts for owners, charterers, ship managers and brokers, as well as P&I clubs.

Jack N. Gerard is president and CEO of the American Petroleum Institute Photo by API

API Wants US to Open up More Offshore Acreage

  The offshore oil and natural gas leasing program proposed by the Obama administration puts America’s energy competitiveness at risk, API President and CEO Jack Gerard told reporters today as the government kicked off a series of public meetings on the proposal around the country. “America has a chance to be the world leader in energy now and for decades to come,” said Gerard. “But the opportunity could slip through our fingers if the government keeps 87 percent of offshore waters closed to oil and natural gas leasing. “Studies show we could create 840

Image: Ocean Rig UDW

Pankaj Khanna Appointed As CEO of Ocean Rig

 Pankaj Khanna has been appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer of Ocean Rig UDW, a global provider of offshore deepwater drilling services,  effective January 1, 2018.    Khanna is 47 years old with 29 years of varied experience in the maritime & offshore industry. He last served as Chief Executive Officer of Pioneer Marine Inc, a drybulk company that he founded in 2013.    Prior to his position at Pioneer Marine Inc Khanna served as Chief Marketing Officer at Ocean Rig UDW Inc. from January 1, 2012 to October 2, 2012. Mr. Khanna served as the Chief

BW Offshore, Seagull Launch O&G Training

BW Offshore and Seagull Oil & Gas are cooperating to develop training material for the offshore industry. Building on a training relationship stretching back almost two decades, BW Offshore and Seagull are developing new training material to cover BW Offshore’s process and production operations. “This is a great opportunity for Seagull Oil & Gas,” said Morten Aasen, Managing Director, Seagull Oil & Gas. “We have the ambition to offer the most comprehensive training library for the oil & gas industry, and BWO Offshore is an ideal partner for us. To support

Matthieu de Tugny  (Photo:  Bureau Veritas)

Donche-Gay Steps Up to BV Group Role

Bureau Veritas, has been promoted to the role of Senior Executive Vice President of Bureau Veritas, reporting to the group’s CEO, Didier Michaud-Daniel. His new role sees him lead the implementation of Bureau Veritas' strategic plans in parallel with his position as President of the Marine & Offshore Division. Philippe Donche-Gay, commenting, said: ‘We have ambitious targets to continue the transformation of our entire business. One of the areas I will be building on across the whole Bureau Veritas organization is the progress Marine & Offshore has seen in pursuing a digital strategy

Dorothy Shepherd (Photo: Bibby Offshore)

Shepherd Joins Bibby Offshore's Renewables Team

Bibby Offshore, a subsea services provider to the oil and gas industry, has appointed Dorothy Shepherd as general manager, renewables.   Shepherd joins Bibby Offshore with more than 15 years’ experience in the energy industry. Having spent a significant time at The Crown Estate - a key player in supporting the delivery of energy supply for the U.K. - Shepherd brings with her a wealth of offshore renewables knowledge, including the delivery of new developments and supporting infrastructure.   In her new role, Shepherd will be instrumental in the delivery of new business in the

Allan Nairn (Photo: Bibby Offshore)

Bibby Offshore Names Nairn Diving Director

Subsea services provider to the oil and gas industry Bibby Offshore has promoted Allan Nairn to Director of Diving.    Nairn joined Bibby Diving Services in 2010 as Offshore Project Manager with over 30 years’ experience in the subsea sector. In his new role, Nairn will be responsible for leading all diving related activity within the business. He will ensure day to day diving operations are executed safely, efficiently and continue to meet the high standards Bibby Offshore is known for.   “To date, I have worked on operations throughout the company’s South East

Matthieu de Tugny (Image: Bureau Veritas)

Bureau Veritas Selects New Offshore Lead

Matthieu de Tugny to lead Bureau Veritas' offshore activities Bureau Veritas has appointed Matthieu de Tugny as Senior Vice President in charge of offshore activities within the marine and offshore operating group. He is tasked with driving forward Bureau Veritas Group initiatives in the oil and gas offshore market and enhancing Bureau Veritas’ technical leadership and recognition in this market.   Matthieu de Tugny graduated from the Ecole Nationale de la Marine Marchande, France and from the Ecole Supérieure d'Electricité, France as an engineer. He started his career at

Chis Kruszewski

Kruszewski Joins Braemar Engineering

  Braemar Engineering, the specialist maritime engineering consultancy, today announced the appointment of Chis Kruszewski to the role of Senior Electrical Engineer in its Offshore, DP and FMEA Group. Mr Kruszewski joins Braemar Engineering with immediate effect, bringing with him over 25 years’ experience in high voltage electrical systems, offshore electrical and DP systems, and FMEA analyses. “We are delighted to welcome Chris on board and expand the Offshore, DP and FMEA team,” says Kyle Eddings, Manager of Braemar Engineering’s Offshore, DP and FMEA Group.

SMM 2014: Offshore, Recruiting Featured Topics

Offshore energy, whether oil, gas or wind, faces a tightening regime of restrictions. In Germany, for example, the German Federal Bureau of Maritime Traffic and Hydrography (BSH) recently updated its standards for offshore wind energy units, offshore converter and inverter stations, and subsea high-power transfer cables. But regardless of the unclear political environment, the offshore industry continues to expand, a fact reflected in the order books of shipyards. Some recent achievements include: The Norwegian Fjellstrand shipyard in Oma completed the construction of "Siem Moxie", a

Bibby Offshore Graduates – Class of 2014

Bibby Offshore Wins Investment in People Award

Bibby Offshore has been recognized for its commitment to staff and the development of its people with the Investment in People award at the 2014 Oil & Gas UK Awards, as announced last night, Thursday, November 6, at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Center. Bibby Offshore’s Competency and Training Manager Claire Duncan, said, “The award is excellent recognition of the hard work undertaken by the Competency and Training team, the HR team and the company as a whole. It shows our people that what they do really does count. “People development contributes significantly

Chis Kruszewski (Photo: Braemar Engineering)

Braemar Hires Kruszewski for Offshore, DP and FEMA

Braemar Engineering, the specialist maritime engineering consultancy, informs it has appointed Chis Kruszewski to the role of senior electrical engineer in its offshore, DP and FMEA group. Kruszewski joins Braemar Engineering with immediate effect, bringing over 25 years’ experience in high voltage electrical systems, offshore electrical and DP systems and FMEA analyses. This appointment follows the recent restructuring of Braemar Engineering’s U.K. and U.S. offshore and DP operations, and represents a step in its strategy of opening up, and operating in, new markets, the company

Joseph Barry (Photo: Dan-Bunkering)

Dan-Bunkering Employs Barry as Bunker Trader

Dan-Bunkering (America) Inc. announced that Joseph Barry has been employed as Bunker Trader/Offshore Specialist as of January 4, 2016.   Joseph Barry is originally from Ireland, and possesses extensive knowledge about the offshore oil and energy sector by virtue of his education and previous job. Joseph has joined the office in Houston, where he will have special focus in developing the company’s presence in the offshore market even further.          

Jarle Aakermann (Photo: Dan-Bunkering)

Dan-Bunkering Employs Offshore Manager

Dan-Bunkering (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. announced that Jarle Aakermann has been employed as Offshore Manager commencing on February 14, 2015. Jarle who is Norwegian comes with experience in the offshore segment and shipping in general. With this new addition to the Dan-Bunkering team in Singapore, Sales Manager Mads Holm is looking forward to increasingly being able to offer the renowned Dan-Bunkering service to offshore clients.  

Richard Pearce (Photo: Seacroft Marine Consultants)

Seacroft Hires Pearce as Engineering & DP Manager

Aberdeen-based Seacroft Marine Consultants said it has appointed Richard Pearce as Marine Engineering and Dynamic Positioning (DP) Manager, as the firm looks to develop more specialized offshore marine projects.   Pearce brings to the role 16 years’ experience in engineering and technical disciplines of the marine and offshore industry, including spells at some of the sector’s most prominent names. Most recently he was technical manager at Fletcher Group and service delivery manager at Bibby Offshore in Aberdeen and was responsible for the safe and reliable operation of the company's

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