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Monday, February 19, 2018

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FairfieldNodal Welcomes New Member to Its Board of Directors

firm FairfieldNodal has welcomed Knut Eriksen as the newest member of its Board of Directors.   Eriksen recently retired from Oceaneering International where he served as Executive Officer and Senior Vice President of Business 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

ESS managing director Mark Gillespie, global business development manager Andy Readyhough and commercial director Iain Middleton. (Photo: ESS)

Readyhough Joins Ecosse

Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS) has added  Andy Readyhough to the management team, charged with global business development for the ambitious Aberdeen-shire based company which specialises in seabed clearance and trenching operations in the renewable energy, oil and gas and interconnector sectors.   Readyhough has joined ESS having previously held senior management positions at Global Marine Systems and DeepOcean UK. He is a master mariner with more than 35 years maritime and offshore experience and for the last 18 years was engaged in submarine cable installation, trenching and maintenance

Vallourec Drilling Products Cuts Roughly 150 Jobs in Texas

Vallourec , will lay off roughly 150 employees in Texas, according to a regulatory filing. Vallourec specializes in making tubular products for the energy and other industrial sectors. It has about 19,000 employees worldwide. The layoffs come as companies that supply equipment and services to the oilfield are still recovering from a three-year rout in oil prices. Although benchmark crude futures have traded above $60 a barrel for much of the year, they have fallen recently amid concerns of growing supply. On Tuesday, West Texas Intermediate crude futures were trading around $58.74 a barrel

Bruce Stuart (Photo: Interventek)

Interventek Appoints Stuart as Business Development Director

Interventek Subsea Engineering has announced the appointment of Bruce Stuart to the role of Sales and Business Development Director. Stuart brings with him over 30 years of commercial leadership experience and in-depth operational knowledge of the oil and gas industry.  Stuart joins Interventek from Proserv where he was VP Business Development Subsea, having previously held a seven year tenure at FMC Technologies, responsible for U.K. and Canada sales and marketing for their subsea products and systems. This new position at Interventek will support increasing levels of commercialization

Oman Drydock Company (ODC) appointed Said bin Homoud Al Mawali as Chief Executive Officer. (Photo: ODC)

New Shipyards CEO at Oman Drydock Company

, business development, mergers and acquisition, Said is leading the corporate strategies and overall policies and procedures to ensure that all key people play constructive role in the development. Said occupied significant positions at Petroleum Development Oman, Occidental Oman, Sohar Aluminum and Oman Oil Company. Said held board and sub-committee roles in Oman Rail, Majan Ferrochrome, Oman Gas Company, Vale Oman, Oman India Fertilizer Company and Oman Shipping. Said holds Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Imperial College London

O&G Sector Tarnishes Strong US Jobs Report

The U.S. oil and gas sector bled away more jobs last month as sustained low oil prices forced energy producers to reduce spending, suggesting that further pain may be ahead for the struggling industry.   A roughly 50 percent drop in oil prices since June has pummeled the U.S. oil sector, prompting a quick drop in activity. The number of oil rigs active in the United States has fallen 40 percent since October.   The mining sector of the workforce, which includes oil and gas workers, fell by 9,300 to 844,500 last month, according to the Labor Department's February payrolls report on Friday

Photo: Peter Sanders and Clarke Shepherd have taken on the respective roles of technical manager and global business development director at Oil Plus.

Oil Plus Announces Senior Management Appointments

Oil Plus Ltd, a specialist oil and gas consultancy, has boosted its senior management team as the company looks to strengthen and grow its position in the Middle East and globally.   Peter Sanders and Clarke Shepherd have taken on the respective roles of technical manager and global business development director at the firm that advises on global oilfield water management, production chemistry, microbiology, reservoir souring and process engineering.   Sanders, an oil and gas science veteran with over 30 years’ experience, and Shepherd, an experienced project controls and business

Tidewater Names Rynd President, CEO

Officer since October of 2017.    Tom Bates, Chairman of the Board of Directors, said "After completing a comprehensive search, the Board is very pleased to welcome John to the team. He brings with him considerable experience in the offshore drilling services sector and the global oil and gas industry as a whole. John's experience, leadership and vision will be tremendous assets to Tidewater as we work to continue to strengthen the company's position in this challenging market."   Rynd previously served as Chief Executive Officer and President, and as a director of

Gretchen Watkins (Photo: Maersk Oil)

Maersk Oil CEO to Step Down after Total Takeover

The chief executive of Maersk Oil, Gretchen Watkins, will leave the company when Total's acquisition of the company has been completed, Maersk said Wednesday.   Watkins joined Maersk Oil as Chief Operating Officer in January 2014 and took the role of CEO in October last year. Prior to joining Maersk Oil, she had worked at Marathon Oil and BP.   Total agreed last month to buy the oil and gas business of A.P. Moller-Maersk for $7.45 billion, strengthening the French major's operations in the North Sea.   The current COO at Maersk Oil, Martin Rune Pedersen, will become vice president

Luca Madeddu, Sound Oil's Italian Managing Director

Sound Oil Promotes Italy MD to its Board

  Sound Oil, the Mediterranean focused upstream oil and gas company, is pleased to announce that Luca Madeddu, Sound Oil's Italian Managing Director, has been appointed to the Board with immediate effect.   Luca has been with Sound Oil since 2012 and brings over 24 years of experience in the upstream oil and gas industry with ENI, the major integrated energy company.  Luca is a reservoir geologist by background and has extensive experience in hydrocarbon production, field development, petroleum engineering, supply chain management and reservoir engineering.  He has managed large

Eastern Libya Appoints New Chairman for its State Oil Firm

Libya's internationally recognised government has appointed Naji al-Maghrabi as chairman of its state oil firm NOC based in the east of the country, an oil official said on Saturday. The move is largely symbolic as oil production and the marketing of exports are controlled by the established state oil firm, also known as NOC, in Tripoli where a rival government is in charge. The official government has been based in the east since losing the capital to the rival administration a year ago. It has appointed a head for an oil firm NOC based in a separate headquarters in the east but oil customers

Liv Hovem (Photo: DNV GL)

Hovem Named CEO of DNV GL Oil & Gas

Liv Hovem will step in as CEO of DNV GL’s Oil & Gas business area from January 1, 2018. She will be based at the DNV GL – Oil & Gas headquarters in Høvik, Norway as a member of the DNV GL Group's Executive Committee reporting to Group President and CEO Remi Eriksen. Hovem succeeds Elisabeth Tørstad, who has been appointed CEO of DNV GL’s new Digital Solutions business area.    Hovem has been with DNV GL since 1988, most recently as Regional Manager for Continental Europe, the Middle East and India in DNV GL’s Oil & Gas business. She has

Carlos Arrietta (Photo: GAC)

GAC Names Arrieta O&G Director for S. America

GAC North America has signaled its strategic focus on the South American oil and gas sector with the appointment of Carlos Arrieta as Regional Commercial Director – Oil and Gas, responsible for developing its network of agents and general cargo throughout the region. Arrieta brings with him more than 40 years of industry experience to his new role. Prior to his latest appointment, he was Commercial Director, Oil and Gas for GAC North America – Logistics, after joining the Group in 2010 when it launched its oil and gas and logistics activities in the U.S. Lars Heisselberg, Group Vice

Brian Coyne (Photo: KPI Bridge Oil)

KPI Bridge Oil Names Coyne Managing Director

Global broker and trader in marine bunkers, marine lubricants and risk management products KPI Bridge Oil has promoted Brian Coyne to managing director at its New York office.    Coyne recently completed his MBA at New York University and has been with KPI Bridge Oil for more than 10 years. He has a broad knowledge of the bunkering industry as well as shipping as a whole, having sailed and worked ashore for an oil major prior to joining KPI Bridge Oil, the company said.  

US Oilfield Jobs Cull Gains Pace, More Pain Ahead

When Ian Sandlin was laid off last week after 13 months working on oil rigs in southeast Texas, he was surprised to have lasted that long.   "I knew it was coming," he said. "I wasn't the first to be let go."   The 27-year-old Houston native is among thousands of workers caught in an accelerating cull of oil field jobs across the once booming U.S. oil industry. Sandlin has since found other off-field work, but his hours and pay have been cut in half and it was not clear how long it would last.   Interviews with more than a dozen oil workers and job recruiters

Nigeria Energy Sector Closing the Gender Gap

Nigeria’s booming oil industry encourages growing number of female leaders; provides foundation to close gender gap As Nigeria's oil and gas industry flourishes, businesswomen across the country are finding greater opportunities to carve out their place in this male-dominated field. Since 2010, federal initiatives, such as the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development Act, have paved the way for Nigeria's energy industry to shift ownership from international oil companies to domestic investors. Organizations, such as the Society of Petroleum Engineers Nigeria Council, are working

New Skills Resource for the O&G Industry

A new resource developed to help people source accurate information about the UK oil and gas sector has been unveiled in Aberdeen. HM Government’s Industrial Strategy, launched in 2013 to deliver long-term plans to secure jobs and growth in the UK’s key economic sectors, highlighted the need for one centralized online portal to provide a more proactive and co-ordinated approach to providing relevant information on oil and gas skills. Following 12 months of research and development, the Oil & Gas Skills Navigator was unveiled for the first time Tuesday, November 11 at a business

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