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Sunday, January 21, 2018

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Bruce Heppenstall (Photo: Subsea UK)

Subsea NE Names Heppenstall Regional Chairman

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.  

Bret Montaruli (Photo: ABS)

ABS Names New Chief Engineer

Montaruli steps up at ABS as technical engineering authority.   ABS, a provider of classification to the global marine and offshore industries, announced the appointment of Bret Montaruli as Vice President and Chief Engineer. In his new role, Montaruli will be responsible for overseeing the interpretation, application and compliance with the ABS Rules across all ABS Engineering offices worldwide.    Montaruli steps into his new position February 15, 2016 to replace Jim Gaughan, who is retiring from ABS after 30 years of service. Montaruli will report to ABS Executive Vice President

Photo courtesy of PML

PML Partners With IMarEST

and offshore energy technologies each of which brings its own issues and challenges. “PML's world- class research into ballast water monitoring is already being put into practice in the shipping industry, while biofouling studies have found very practical applications in a range of offshore technologies. PML has an excellent reputation for making its science economically and societally relevant while the health of the ocean remains our primary driver. This partnership will strengthen our links with industry, while providing a sound scientific basis on issues of mutual interest." The

Ben Oudman (Photo: DNV GL)

DNV GL Taps Oudman as Regional Manager

, recent developments off the coast of Egypt, Cyprus, Israel and Lebanon are some of the main drivers of oil and gas activities in the area, along with the rise of LNG. On the other hand, the markets in India and Africa are focused on fueling the growing energy needs through challenging deepwater offshore projects and gas to power investments.” Oudman indicates huge potential remains for mid and downstream activities in the Middle East. “As predicted in our Energy Transition Outlook report, fossil fuels will continue to play a substantial role until 2050, with the majority share coming

US Oilfield Jobs Cull Gains Pace, More Pain Ahead

level jobs including managers and petroleum engineers, and recruiters dealing with such jobs report little activity so far, mid-level jobs could soon be hit. Those who still have work are posting their resumes in the expectation that they could soon be let go, recruiters say.   Last year, at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, one of the industry's biggest events, Rigzone published a career guide for professionals joining the booming oil drilling industry, then in its fifth year of rapid expansion. This year, marking the dramatic turnabout, it is planning to offer a "survival guide

Oliver Stettner (Photo: Global Maritime)

Global Maritime Appoints Indonesia Country Manager

Global Maritime, a provider of marine warranty, dynamic positioning and engineering services to the offshore sector, has appointed Oliver Stettner as Country Manager for Indonesia. Stettner will be tasked with growing Global Maritime’s Indonesian business as well as spearheading the company’s renewables efforts across the Asia Pacific.   Stettner is an engineer who has extensive experience in hydrodynamic and structural analysis and marine warranty surveying, particularly in the offshore wind industry. While based in Global Maritime’s Hamburg office, Stettner played

Dr. Terry Sheldrake will take over Tekmar's as nonexecutive technical director. (Photo courtesy of Tekmar)

Tekmar’s Senior Management Gets a Boost

Offshore cable protection specialist Tekmar Energy announced it has reinforced its senior management team with the appointments of a nonexecutive technical director and a technical sales manager; Dr. Terry Sheldrake and Charlie Sullivan have taken up the respective roles. Dr. Sheldrake, a specialist in developing technology strategy, will support the development and implementation of the firm’s innovative products servicing both the oil and gas and offshore wind industries. He joins Tekmar after 15 years in the post of technology leader at GE Wellstream. In his previous role at GE Wellstrea

Em Roosevelt

Roosevelt Nmaed DPV Technical Sales Rep

Diamond Petroleum Ventures LLC (DPV), a thermal unit provider based in Lafayette, Louisiana, has appointed Em Roosevelt as technical sales representative. Roosevelt is responsible for direct sales and account management and will work toward expanding the company’s markets in the offshore oil and gas industry. He will also manage marketing and sales efforts aimed at bringing new technologies to commercialization. Roosevelt joined Diamond Petroleum Ventures in December 2013 and has more than 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. In his previous position, Roosevelt led the

Ken Champagne (Photo: Intellian)

Intellian Hires Senior Director of Americas Sales

, Americas Sales.      Champagne, who has more than 25 years of experience in delivering electronic technologies to the Energy sector, becomes Intellian Senior Director, Americas Sales, overseeing Intellian’s sales activities in the Americas.   With a career path including offshore specialists Datacom, Stratos, CapRock, RigNet and Tampnet, Champagne will bring vital client liaison and sales support expertise in complex connectivity issues, to maritime users as they undergo a communications revolution of its own

Bryceon Sumner (Photo: Foss)

Foss Names Sumner CFO

Bryceon Sumner has joined Foss Maritime as chief financial officer, hired to oversee all aspects of the organization's financial function and performance. Sumner brings to the role years of experience gained at a number of organizations ranging from education technology and real estate, to architecture and financial services. Prior to joining Foss, Sumner served as COO and CFO for public and private companies, family offices and as a senior financial officer of a $60 billion government banking insurance fund. Most recently, he was CFO of Academic Partnerships, a Dallas-based educational technology

Photo: The Centre for Marine Simulation

Simulation: The Centre for Marine Simulation

Institute of Memorial University 155 Ridge Road St. John’s , Newfoundland Labrador, Canada  Tel: (709) 778-0305 Email: Christopher.hearn@mi.mun.ca Director: Captain Chris Hearn   Overview CMS operates a range of marine simulation equipment that covers a broad range of marine and offshore activities. Much of the equipment is highly specialized and unique including fully motion capable simulators. The center also provides technical management and support of simulation equipment that is used by other parts of the Marine Institute.     Recent Developments CMS simulation

David Wilson (Image: Kongsberg Maritime)

Kongsberg Names New Manager for Offshore Production

Global marine technology company, Kongsberg Maritime has appointed a new business manager for the Offshore Production division of its Kongsberg Maritime Ltd base in Aberdeen. David Wilson brings to the role more than 27 years of experience in the marine engineering industry, the vast majority of which has been spent with Kongsberg Maritime. He has played an integral role within a number of teams, holding key positions within technical sales and business development, covering offshore support, offshore survey and construction, merchant shipping, marine research and naval markets, the comapny said.

Ryan McPherson

ProSep Appoints McPherson for Middle East

Technology Deployment’ in Abu Dhabi. Mr McPherson started his working life as a performance analyst with Grampian Police from 2000 – 2007 and holds a BA (Hons) in Law and Management and an MBA in Oil and Gas Management. He was the recipient of the Rising Star Award at the 2010 Scottish Offshore Achievement Awards and is a founding member of the Oil and Gas UK ‘Next Generation’ Task Force, where he was a keynote speaker during Offshore Europe in 2009. Prior to moving to Abu Dhabi, he spent four years with ITF in Aberdeen working as a Senior Technology Analyst and also worked

Evan Zimmerman and Clément Mochet (Photo: Vryhof)

Vryhof Makes Two Senior Appointments

. between 2011 and 2014, where he spearheaded the company’s international expansion and, in addition to this, was Technical Director for the company worldwide. Over the last two years, he has also been an internal Subject Matter Expert for Woodside Energy Ltd in Perth and Executive Director of the Offshore Operators Committee in the U.S., representing 47 operating companies and 80 service companies. Zimmerman is also a contributing author of the APPEA MMATW guidelines, the American Petroleum Institute (API) 2SK, API 2I and API 2SM guidelines for mooring and floating structures and has a Doctorate

MMT Appoints Regional Executive in Russia

Andrey Voronov has started as MMTs representative in Russia from May 1, 2017, responsible primarily for increasing MMT’s regional presence in Russia and strengthen business relations on this market. He will be stationed in Moscow.     Voronov brings to the role leadership experience from subsea operations and survey technologies, having worked in the offshore industry for 25 years at companies such as Nord Stream AG, Blue Stream and a leading Russian survey company.  

Jan M. Flores

Netsco Appoints Flores

Netsco announces  Jan M. Flores, as Sr. Director of Business Development. Flores comes to Netsco from OSG (Overseas Shipholding Group) where he headed the FSO Group and was responsible for Business Development in the Offshore market. Prior to his assignment with the FSO Group, Flories  was the OSG Technical Project Manager overseeing the development of the MT Overseas Cascade and the MT Overseas Chinook. Flores has also worked for Crowley Maritime Corporation as Manager of New builds in their Technical Services Group. Educated at the Florida Institute of Technology, Flores is a

Frank Maclean (Photo: Kongsberg Maritime)

Kongsberg Appoints Maclean as GM

Global marine technology company, Kongsberg Maritime has appointed a new general manager for the offshore division of its Kongsberg Maritime Ltd base in Aberdeen. Frank Maclean has over 35 years’ experience within the oil and gas industry, the vast majority of that time spent with Kongsberg Maritime, where he has played an integral role within the team by holding key positions within sales, customer support and training. Since 2010, he has held the position of business manager: offshore and merchant, and deputy general manager. Maclean succeeds Dave Shand, who is retiring after playing a