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Borr Drilling Cuts Jobs in Texas

Offshore rig operator Borr Drilling cut 66 jobs in Texas at the end of March, according to a state regulatory notice, as the company prepared to close on its purchase of Paragon Offshore.The filing with the Texas Workforce Commission did not provide a reason for the layoffs.A Borr representative was not immediately available for comment.Borr, based in Oslo, Norway, offered to buy rival Paragon Offshore for $232.5 million in February and Paragon shareholders approved the deal on March 27. Borr's chief executive officer left the company last month, citing the acquisition of Paragon.Reporting by Liz

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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

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Schlumberger Debuts GeoSphere

for optimization of the drilling plan before the formation was drilled. With the drill bit over 300 ft away from the target reservoir, the mapping-while-drilling technology confirmed that there was considerable distance for adjusting the trajectory if needed, to optimize reservoir entry.   Offshore Brazil, a customer deployed GeoSphere technology to accurately map multiple deepwater-well reservoir sections. The reservoir mapping-while-drilling service was used to guide well steering decisions, which enabled the customer to improve the drain position, avoid unplanned exits from target reservoirs

Graeme Alexander (Photo: Pirie & Smith)

Pirie & Smith Names Alexander GM

across the globe.The appointment is in response to a 12-month period of international expansion for the Aberdeen-headquartered firm, which has seen it establish representative agencies in Thailand, India, Singapore, Dubai and Europe to provide a global network for local and international clients in the offshore, marine, fishing, renewables and insurance industries. In addition, Pirie & Smith, which also has an office in London, is actively looking at additional business opportunities in the Middle East.Alexander brings more than 34 years of seagoing and shore experience to the new post having previously

Maersk Drilling has appointed Moira Ming Ying Li as Unit Director

Maersk Drilling Names First Female Director

  Maersk Drilling has appointed Moira Ming Ying Li as unit director for the Maersk Deliverer rig working for Chevron offshore Angola. She will assume her new role August 15, 2014. Moira is the first female unit director in Maersk Drilling. “We are very pleased to appoint Moira Ming Ying Li as unit director on the Maersk Deliverer. Moira has proven herself time and time again through various positions in Maersk Drilling, latest as Assistant Rig Manager for Drillship 4, and I am confident that she will strive in her new role with the rest of the team on Maersk Deliverer,” says

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Maersk Offshore Service Units to Cut Head Office Jobs

we have to scale down the head office. However, under the current market conditions it will be irresponsible not to act," Maersk Drilling's chief executive Claus Hemmingsen said in the statement.   Maersk Supply Services, which provides marine services to such as towing anchors and supplying offshore platforms, has also been hit by a slowdown in the industry.   "We are facing challenging market conditions in the coming years ... Our customers, suppliers and competitors are all being forced to adjust to a new reality," Carsten Plougmann Andersen, Maersk Supply Service's chief

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BP Hires Head of US Shale Unit before Spin-off

Oil major BP has appointed a chief executive to look after its U.S. onshore oil and gas assets, months ahead of its plan to spin off the business to boost the profitability of its shale gas portfolio in the country. SandRidge Energy Inc's former Chief Operating Officer David Lawler will take on the Houston-based role on Sept. 15. He will head the new business - called U.S. Lower 48 Onshore - which includes unconventional resources of around 7.6 billion barrels of oil equivalent across 20,000 wells. Lawler has decades of experience in the U.S. energy market after working at Shell, ConocoPhillips

Ensco Promotes Lowe to EVP

senior managers,” said CEO and President Carl Trowell. “These promotions highlight our commitment to career development and will further strengthen our company.” The management changes are effective immediately. Ensco plc brings energy to the world as a global provider of offshore drilling services to the petroleum industry. For more than 25 years, the company has focused on operating safely and going beyond customer expectations. Ensco is ranked first in total customer satisfaction with top honors in eight of 14 categories in the latest annual survey by EnergyPoint Research

Derek Lynch joins Sonardyne International Ltd. UK, as its new Global Business Manager for Marine Vessel Systems (Photo: Sonardyne)

Sonardyne Hires Lynch

Navigation and positioning technology company Sonardyne International Ltd. UK, has appointed Derek Lynch as its new Global Business Manager for Marine Vessel Systems, with immediate effect.Lynch brings with him more than 25 years of experience working within the offshore energy, maritime and naval sectors. A former serviceman in the RAF and licensed avionics engineer, Lynch has held senior management positions with several technology companies involved in positioning, navigation and vessel control systems, including maritime software developer Sea Information Systems, Nautronix where he was Vice

Blair LeBlanc (Photo: Stokes & Spiehler)

Stokes & Spiehler Announces Management Promotions

Petroleum engineering and consulting firm Stokes & Spiehler has made several promotions to its management team, the company’s president Bruce Jordan, P.E. announced.   Blair LeBlanc, P.E., has been named Vice President – Offshore Operations; Russ Bellard, P.E., has been named Vice President – Onshore Operations; Tony Shell has been named Vice President – Sales & Marketing; and Donnie Busscher has been named Engineering Manager.   LeBlanc is a Registered Professional Engineer. He graduated from the University of Southwestern Louisiana with a bachelor’s

Training session: Photo Maersk Drilling

Maersk Drilling Rig Team Train Local Talent

positions on-board the rig. To do so, experienced employees play a key role. In 2014, the rig team on Mærsk Deliverer initiated seven local acceleration programmes as part of a localisation plan focusing on employing, training and educating local talent in Angola. The experienced offshore employees have worked closely with the rig team to get the local acceleration programmes up and running. The programmes build on the knowledge and experience gained by the offshore crew throughout their career and their ability to transfer this knowledge and experience to their new Angolan colleagues

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Aker Solutions Opens Subsea Plant in Brazil

subsea equipment. It will provide the first subsea control systems manufacturing capability in Brazil, enabling delivery of complete well systems that are placed on the seafloor.   “The facility will build on and strengthen our nearly four-decade presence in Brazil, which is a key global offshore market with significant deepwater and subsea potential,” Aker Solutions' Chief Executive Officer Luis Araujo said. “It reinforces our commitment to developing local competence and working with our customers to create long-term value in this major oil and gas province.”   The

Diamond Offshore Names Senior VP, CFO

Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. has appointed Kelly Youngblood as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, to be effective May 3, 2016.  Youngblood succeeds Gary T. Krenek, who is retiring after 33 years of service to the Company and its predecessors.   Prior to joining the company, Youngblood held a variety of managerial positions with Halliburton Company, where he most recently served as Vice President, Investor Relations. Youngblood joined Halliburton in 1988 as a Staff Accountant and served in numerous financial management positions for Halliburton and its subsidiaries

Clint Carriere (Photo: Viega)

Viega Hires Carriere as Technical Manager

Viega LLC has appointed Clint Carriere as its newest technical manager for shipbuilding and offshore for the Gulf territory.   In this position, Carriere is responsible for growing the shipbuilding and offshore market, presenting to engineering firms to secure specifications for press fittings for major projects, maintaining current business and searching for new business and providing technical support to distributors within the Gulf Coast and inland waterways.    Carriere brings more than eight years of industry experience to the position. Prior to joining Viega, he worked as an

Mei Ling Chan (Photo: Global Maritime)

Global Maritime Makes Two Hires in Asia Pacific

Global Maritime, a provider of marine warranty, dynamic positioning and engineering services to the offshore sector, has made two important hires to support its Asia Pacific (APAC) operations.   Mei Ling Chan has been appointed as Regional Finance Manager for APAC where she will take responsibility for finance functions and reporting across the region; and Leong Weng Yoon has been named Global Maritime’s new HSEQ Manager for APAC. Leong Weng Yoon’s appointment reaffirms Global Maritime’s commitment to the highest health, safety, environmental and quality standards across its

Steen S. Karstensen (Photo: Maersk)

Maersk Supply Service Names Karstensen CEO

Steen S. Karstensen has been appointed CEO of Maersk's offshore services arm, Maersk Supply Service, with effect from October 24.   Karstensen comes from a position as Chief Procurement Officer and takes over from Jørn Madsen, who was recently appointed CEO of Maersk Drilling, effective November 7.   Karstensen joined the Maersk Group in 1986 and has had led a 30-year-career with the company in procurement, logistics, supply chain, in-house consultancy and other cross-functional areas. His previous role in Group Procurement included overseeing Maersk Maritime Technology

Maersk Drilling CEO, Claus V. Hemmingsen & the 7 newly graduated MITAS trainees

2,545 Candidates Vie for 11 Positions at Maersk Drilling

to attract the best of the best, and with the right performance, we are able to give young talents great career opportunities. I have no doubt that the knowledge and innovative ideas that are generated through the MITAS program will help Maersk Drilling to continue to push the boundaries within offshore drilling,” said Claus V. Hemmingsen, CEO of Maersk Drilling and member of the Executive Board of the Maersk Group. This year’s 11 new MITAS engineers, which is the highest intake ever in Maersk Drilling, have already been selected, and they are ready to start their rotations on September

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