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Heyman Joins Tymor Marine

marine and naval architectural consultancy with offices in Aberdeen, Glasgow and Lafayette.  Tymor delivers a range of design and analysis functions, such as vessel and rig stability and modifications, seafastening of cargo and equipment, subsea deployment analysis, mooring analysis and offshore equipment design and modification.  Tymor also provides MetOcean analysis.    

Evac Group CEO and President Tomi Gardemeister

Evac to Acquire Cathelco

Evac announced it will acquire Cathelco, a  manufacturer of equipment for ships and offshore installations, a synergistic move for Evac as Cathelco customers include Evac’s current marine and offshore customer groups, including ship owners, shipyards, fleet managers, rig owners and operators, oil companies, navies, and designers.   The acquisition gives Evac the opportunity to further expand its cleantech solution portfolio to its customers with the addition of new systems, while also opening up new business opportunities in terms of ballast water treatment systems. It will extend

Hans van Peet (Phoot: N-Sea)

N-Sea Hires van Peet as Survey Lead

Hans van Peet as the company’s survey authority.Hans van Peet, who joins the organization from Heerema Marine Contractors, brings more than 30 years of specialist experience in survey, positioning and ROV intervention to the role. He previously led subsea services for a variety of leading offshore companies, including the technical management of major frame agreements for ROV and survey and positioning services.Based in the Netherlands, van Peet will be responsible for overseeing all survey activities within N-Sea, as well as driving forward innovation of survey products, services and technology

Teekay Offshore Partners Appoints Interim CFO

Teekay Offshore GP LLC, the general partner of Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. announced that Tim Cowan join as Interim Chief Financial Officer of Teekay Offshore Group Ltd., a management services company that provides services to the Partnership’s subsidiaries while the company conducts a search for a permanent CFO.Cowan holds the position of Senior Vice President, Energy, at Brookfield Asset Management. Brookfield became a co-sponsor of the Partnership in September 2017, when it made a significant investment in the Teekay Offshore Group in order to acquire 60 percent of the outstanding common

Kanoo Shipping Acquires Wallem South Africa

Group (YBA Kanoo) will give it access to all South African ports as well as clients in Mozambique, Namibia and other destinations in the southern parts of the Indian Ocean.    Handling its first vessel in 1911, Kanoo Shipping now operates in 20 countries, covering all principal ports and offshore tanker loading terminals around the Arabian Peninsula, including Iraq and assists with over 17,000 ship calls a year through a network that covers all ports from the Suez Canal to Sri Lanka and East/South Africa. 

Reed Peré (Photo: Danos)

Leadership Changes at Danos

services to vice president of operations, he will absorb the production services responsibilities which Peré previously oversaw. This will be in addition to his current supervision of successful project operations worldwide, providing integrated project support for customers’ onshore and offshore activity.Callahan joined Danos in 2013 as director, and later vice president, of finance and administration. With nearly three decades of experience in finance, risk management, asset management and procurement, he has held executive leadership positions in the telecommunication and ship repair

Photo courtesy of Equinor

Hundreds of Norway Oil Workers Go On Strike

Hundreds of workers on Norwegian offshore oil and gas rigs went on strike on Tuesday after rejecting a proposed wage deal, leading to the shutdown of one Shell-operated field and helping send Brent crude prices higher.One union said hundreds more 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

Pictured left to right are Simon Brebner, chief executive  of Peterhead Port Authority; Linda Hope, center manager for the Scottish Maritime Academy; Frazer Smart; and John Forman harbor master, Peterhead Port Authority. (Photo: Sentinel Marine)

Young Seaman Sets Sail on Journey to Career with Sentinel Marine

presented with the award, sponsored by Peterhead Port Authority, after lecturers on the 12-week program determined that he was best overall student from the three courses that run over the course of the academic year.Sentinel Marine, which provides emergency rescue and response vessels (ERRVs) for the offshore industry, spotted Smart's talent when visiting the college to recruit new additions to its team. The firm is nearing completion on a £110m ($146m) investment to add nine new-build state-of-the-art vessels to its fleet.Smart spent his first trip at sea on board the Mariner Sentinel under

Dr Tao Zhao (Photo: Xodus)

Xodus Appoints Dr. Tao Zhao

Xodus Group, an energy consultancy, appointed Dr. Tao Zhao as its new advanced engineering lead.With more than 15 years’ experience in subsea pipeline and riser design and analysis, Dr. Zhao joins Xodus from Heerema Marine Contractors. Throughout his career, he has provided a range of analysis for offshore contractor and engineering consultants in both Thailand and the UK.The appointment of Dr. Zhao follows the recent additions of David Livermore and Gareth Jones.Livermore joins as a technical safety and human factors consultant, who specializes in the human element of risk. Joining as a principal

(Photo: The Underwater Centre)

Closed Bell Diving Courses Relaunched at The Underwater Centre

Operations Services, said, “It is essential we are able to train divers in an environment which is as realistic, and safe, as possible and we have worked closely with The Underwater Centre to ensure the refurbished closed bell training facilities continue to closely mirror those you would find offshore. The new SPHL is a fantastic addition and the new equipment makes use of the very latest technology.”Neil Gordon, chief executive of Subsea UK, said, “Subsea UK has been supporting The Underwater Centre, as one of our member companies, for many months to work more closely with industry

New Hires Boost RCG US Team

The Renewables Consulting Group (RCG), has announced the appointment of several new hires in its New York office to support the accelerating offshore wind market in the United States and renewable energy projects worldwide. The experienced personnel include AJ Negrelli, Emily Kuhn, and Craig Hutchinson.Negrelli is a respected project manager and engineer with practical experience delivering offshore wind construction projects, working for the major wind turbine supplier Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy. Negrelli was deputy construction project manager of the recently completed 574 MW Race Bank project

James Larnder (Photo: Aquaterra Energy)

Aquaterra Promotes Larnder, Morrison

Aquaterra Energy announced two senior management promotions. George Morrison becomes Group CEO of parent company Aquaterra Energy Group, while James Larnder fills Morrison’s previous role as the new Managing Director of the Aquaterra Energy business. Morrison will focus on expansion within the oilfield market through strategic acquisitions while Larnder will drive further business growth and product innovation within Aquaterra Energy. Aquaterra Express tools and equipment rental service, which offers easy access to an essential range of in-demand, standardized solutions. In addition, Well

(File photo: Port Corpus Christi)

Corpus Christi Gearing Up to Handle US Shale Export Boom

."We don't want to be the next bottleneck" to U.S. oil exports, said Sean Strawbridge, chief executive of the Port of Corpus Christi Authority.The United States is now exporting more than 2 million barrels of oil a day, but the largest tankers currently only move in and out of a Louisiana offshore port because others are not deep enough.Corpus Christi exports 800,000 barrels per day (bpd) of crude, Strawbridge said. It sits on the U.S. Gulf Coast near two of the nation's largest oilfields, the Permian Basin and Eagle Ford shale, which together produce about 4.7 million bpd, nearly half

Ian Cummins (Photo: LOC)

LOC Names Cummins Energy Projects Development Director

operator, contractor and engineering firm in a number of international locations leading and delivering engineering, projects and technology. Through driving industry wide collaboration and standardization initiatives in oil & gas, Ian has contributed to the sharp reduction in costs. As the scale of offshore wind projects increases, learnings from the cost reductions in the oil & gas sector can make a significant impact on offshore renewables projects.With energy specialists in more than 33 locations worldwide, LOC provides services - including marine warranty survey - around the world for every

(Photo: Eric Haun)

IMCA Updates Guidance on Shipyard Safety

guidance to vessel owners and operators when preparing contracts and procedures for vessel dry docking or extended maintenance periods alongside in a shipyard.Originally published in 2013, the revised document addresses traffic management in shipyards.Nick Hough, IMCA Technical Adviser – HSSE, Offshore Survey and ROV, said, “It is important to establish a safe working environment for all personnel working on and transiting the quayside area and/or the bottom of the dry dock – both of which should be considered as an extension of the vessel.“Spatial awareness is important for

(Photo: The Underwater Centre)

The Underwater Centre Under New Ownership

; Gas UK Chief Executive, Deirdre Michie, said, “I visited The Underwater Centre and I saw first-hand the value it adds to the U.K.’s world-leading subsea sector. As we continue to move out of the downturn and adapt to a changing future, it’s increasingly important that the U.K.’s offshore oil and gas industry works together to consolidate areas of strength.“Oil & Gas UK is pleased to have worked with our peers to secure an outcome which maintains the breadth of expertise and institutional knowledge at this excellent facility.”David McGhie, Managing Director of The

Frank Andersen (Photo: Pipetech)

Andersen Joins Pipetech

Pipetech strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of Frank Andersen as general manager Scandinavia. Andersen, who brings more than 10 years oil and gas experience to Pipetech, will be based at the firm’s Stavanger hub. He joins the company from GS-Hydro Norge AS where he most recently held the role of business development manager and key account manager. Previous to this, Andersen worked in various sales and management positions at three different IKM companies.  

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