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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

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.  

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

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

(Photo: EOM Offshore LLC)

Flynn Signs on to Represent EOM Offshore

EOM Offshore LLC advanced its strategic position in the U.S. market with the appointment of John Flynn and Flynn Technical Solutions LLC to serve as its representative in the “Hurricane” states. Flynn’s professional background serving as Technical Sales and VP Global Marketing Communications with various marine-related and technological companies will create synergy and momentum for EOM Offshore, the company said. “EOM Offshore’s innovative technologies bring an exciting new capability for increased reliability for data transmission and health management of moored

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

Photo: Borr Drilling

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

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

(File photo: Polarcus)

Mannering Named Polarcus Chairman

Michael Mannering has been nominated to succeed Polarcus’ outgoing chairman of the board, Peter Rigg, with effect from the 2018 AGM on May 10.Rigg will retire after a decade as chairman of the marine geophysical company, having served in the role since the company’s inception in 2008.Mannering has previously held many senior corporate positions in Schlumberger as well as chairman and, subsequently, non-executive director of Songa Offshore until its acquisition by Transocean. He has a BSc (First Class) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Southampton.

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.

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

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

MOU signing with the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA), Singapore Maritime Employers Federation (SMEF), Singapore Maritime Officers’ Union (SMOU) and Singapore Organisation of Seamen (SOS) aimed at developing human capital for the seafaring sector. Photo MPA

MOU to Develop Human Capital for Seafaring Sector

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA), Singapore Maritime Employers Federation (SMEF), Singapore Maritime Officers’ Union (SMOU) and Singapore Organisation of Seamen (SOS) aimed at developing human capital for the seafaring sector.  The collaboration will focus on:(i)identifying new competencies and skills required to operate the next generation of ships;(ii)enhancing the current training syllabus; and(iii)developing Singapore as a maritime training hub.  Inked at the 3rd

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

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