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Monday, April 22, 2019

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RMT Concerned Over Offshore Wind Policy

on the UK Continental Shelf. This would protect pay and conditions for workers across the offshore wind supply chain, from seafarers transporting infrastructure and expertise to the skilled women and men required to install wind turbines and connect them to the grid.“It would also ensure that offshore oil and gas workers’ with the industry standard OPITO qualifications will be allowed to transfer between sectors free from the barriers unilaterally imposed by the Global Wind Organisation.“The Government’s proposals are woefully unambitious and represent business as usual for companies

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GAC Expands in South America

Growing demand for professional shipping services from the offshore oil & gas industry has prompted GAC to open an office in Uruguay. The new office continues 2018’s expansion of the Group’s Americas region with the opening of GAC Brazil’s office in Fortaleza, and the establishment of GAC Panama.Based in the key port of Montevideo, GAC Uruguay is well positioned to offer a full range of ship agency services nationwide, with particular focus on the growing offshore oil & gas and product tanker sectors.

Maritime Finance Lawyer Johnson Joins Haynes and Boone

officer working to build  motivated teams and provide resilient planning and risk management has been helpful in his legal career.Most recently, Johnson handled a broad range of matters, including advising companies in connection with building, acquiring, and disposing of vessels and rigs in the offshore oil and gas sector as well as  negotiating the workout and restructuring of shipbuilding contracts.Haynes and Boone is an international corporate law firm with offices in Texas, New York, California, Chicago, Denver, Washington, D.C., London, Mexico City and Shanghai, providing a full spectrum

Anthony Gould AFNI FRGS,  Chairman and CEO  (Photo:Galileo Maritime Academy )

New Seafarer Training Center Opens in Phuket

Galileo Maritime Academy has established itself as the flag-ship MCA training center for professional seafarers in this region and the only such comprehensively approved and equipped facility in Asia. Galileo now provides seafarer training and certification for the cruise ship, merchant shipping, offshore oil & gas and superyacht industries

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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

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The Underwater Centre Under New Ownership

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 Underwater

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Thailand Emerges as an International Maritime Training Center

France and the UK, in addition to our local  student groups from Thailand, Malaysia, India, Hong Kong and Indonesia.”Now with more than 20 MCA approved courses being delivered each month, Galileo Maritime Academy is expecting similar growth in international students from the cruise ship and offshore oil & gas industries, partly due to the growth in cruise ship operations based in Asia and voyaging to new Asian cruise destinations such as Phuket and Phang Nga Bay, the Andaman Islands, the Mergui archipelago, Bali and Lombok, the Philippines and Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, and

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BP Names Former Statoil Boss Lund as Next Chairman

faster than ever as the world focuses on meeting the dual challenge of more energy with fewer emissions ... Helge has a track record of leadership in addressing these issues," Svanberg said in a statement.Svanberg, from Sweden, became chairman on Jan. 1, 2010, four months before the worst offshore oil disaster in U.S. history that left 11 workers dead. He played a key role in the aftermath of the disaster that cost the company over $65 billion.Lund, who is also chairman of Denmark's Novo Nordisk AS , will stand down as a director at oilfield service company Schlumberger with immediate effect

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Papageorgiou Named CFO of Aegean Marine Petroleum Network

; where he worked with the executive management team in executing corporate opportunities.    While at Seacor, Pavlos held a number of management roles including Chief Financial Officer of Seacor Marine Holdings LLC (SMH), the company's largest operating division that services the offshore oil and gas exploration, development, and production industry worldwide. In addition to his responsibilities as CFO of SMH, Mr. Papageorgiou also helped advise management on strategy and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activities including deal assessment, structuring and analysis, as well as capital

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Norway Calls in Mediator to Avert Strikes

of oil and natural gas is unlikely to be targeted from the start since the contract for rig workers' is valid until June, unions may still hit the sector by shutting down yards and other suppliers. Onshore processing and export facilities for natural gas are also at risk of strike, unions said, while offshore oil production workers could become involved in any extended strike.   Reporting by Camilla Knudse

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Oil Producer Norway Starts Wage Talks to Avert Widespread Strikes

natural gas is unlikely to be targeted from the start since the contract for rig workers' is valid until June, unions may still hit the sector by shutting down yards and other suppliers.   Onshore processing and export facilities for natural gas are also at risk of strike, unions said, while offshore oil production workers could become involved in any extended strike.   Western Europe's largest producer of oil and gas pumps about two million barrels of crude, condensate and natural gas liquids (NGL) per day, while its output of natural gas stands at around 320 million cubic metres per day

FairfieldNodal Welcomes New Member to Its Board of Directors

Development. He has also held other key executive positions in the oil and gas industry, on the operator, service company and contractor sides of the business. He brings industry experience, strategic orientation, demonstrated business development track record and in-depth understanding of the offshore oil and gas segment as FairfieldNodal seeks to expand capabilities and capture new market opportunities.      

Michelle Handforth (Photo: Aberdeen Harbor)

Handforth is New CEO of Aberdeen Harbor Board

Michelle Handforth has taken over the role of chief executive at Aberdeen Harbor Board, the U.K. offshore oil and gas port.   This comes after an extensive recruitment process, when Handforth, who has 20 years of board and leadership experience in global, multi-site businesses, was recruited to succeed Colin Parker as Chief Executive.   Alistair Mackenzie, Chairman of Aberdeen Harbor Board, said, “Michelle is joining Aberdeen Harbor at an incredibly important time for the organisation. Construction works are well under way at the Aberdeen South Harbor site, whilst we continue

The Kognifai digital platform is a set of tools built on modern Cloud technology providing access to KONGSBERG and third-party simulation solutions. (Image: Kongsberg)

Maritime's Digital Transformation & Simulation-based Training

edge.   Open system “It’s important to understand that Kognifaiis not a simple storefront for our own applications,” Skryseth emphasized. “While we are continuously adding new first-party solutions to the platform, from vessel data analysis to drilling software for offshore oil andgas, we have also opened Kognifai up to third parties to enable them to make their own digital applications available through this open digital ecosystem. But, most importantly, Kognifai also acts as a development platform, allowing KONGSBERGand other companies to collaborate and create exciting

Nigel Hopkins (Photo: Harris Pye)

Hopkins Named Managing Director at Harris Pye UK

of vessels including oil tankers, gas tankers and cruise ships working for companies including BP, Mobil, and Cunard Line eventually qualifying and sailing as Chief Engineer, something to which other senior Harris Pye team members can also lay claim.   He then made a career move into the offshore oil and gas industry where he spent the following 20 years and was involved with new builds, conversions and upgrade projects of both floating and fixed platforms for global companies including ConocoPhillips, Bluewater Energy and BW Offshore. He was primarily involved with the commissioning and start-up

Rolf Andreas Wigand (Photo: Vestdavit)

Vestdavit Opens US Office

it is opening an office in Seattle.   According to the company, direct representation will help it build on its existing strong regional reputation. Its davits are already widely used by the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Coast Guard, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and in the offshore oil industry among others.   “The opening of the U.S. office is an important milestone in our strategic plan, where we aim to position Vestdavit as the industry innovator in advanced boat-handling systems,” said Rolf Andreas Wigand, Managing Director of Vestdavit.   The U

Mo Tafazzoly (Photo: Vryhof)

Vryhof Expands Its Global Footprint

Canada regions. We look forward to exciting times ahead and are confident that the Aberdeen office launch will be the start and basis for achieving even greater milestones.”   Franklin Offshore Group is an integrated provider of rigging and mooring equipment and services primarily to the offshore oil and gas industry. Under the terms of the agreement with Vryhof Anchors, Franklin will market and resell Vryhof’s anchoring and mooring equipment in Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Vryhof Anchors will provide engineering support to Franklin

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