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Online Tool Helps Assess Drilling Safety

and results are instantly available.  The new Roustabout assessment contains a variety of role specific questions that have been reviewed and tested with the current offshore workforce to ensure the language and content is fit for purpose.There are more than 8,500 roustabouts employed in the oil and gas industry in Scotland alone, making up 5% of the total UKCS workforce.Mark Cullens, director at OPITO, said, “Working alongside the drilling community has allowed OPITO to offer a robust, relevant assessment option for employers to ensure their roustabouts have the knowledge to carry out

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Sovcomflot Elects New Chairman and New CEO

volume of cargo transported along the Northern Sea Route, with LNG shipments – one of Sovcomflot's areas of specialization – accounting for more than a half of the anticipated cargo volume."The effective implementation of long-term, capital-intensive transportation solutions for oil and gas projects requires the development of a fundamentally new relationship between all major stakeholders, including transport providers, oil and gas companies, financial institutions, shipbuilders, and other organizations. A blueprint for such an operating model was established this year with Sovcomflot

Deep Down Taps Simmons as COO

, a new role at the company. Simmons' appointment is part of a broader management realignment effort initiated last month, which included the appointment of Deep Down CFO Charles Njuguna to serve as CEO.Simmons was most recently Vice President of Project Management for Global Operations in Siemens Oil and Gas, based in Houston. Prior to Siemens, he spent 20 years with TechnipFMC most recently as a Vice President, Global Supply..Simmons earned an MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&

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Subsea 7 Seeks Engineers - From Any Sector

engineers from all sectors the opportunity to forge a new career in the subsea industry.Since 2005, the company’s Engineering Conversion Program has enabled more than 70  engineers from aerospace to automotive, and onshore construction to ex-military, to transfer their skills into oil and gas.The intensive program, which begins later in 2019, delivers a mix of on the job and classroom based training as well as external activities such as visits to Subsea 7 sites, vessels and subcontractors plus offshore survival training.Tom McNamee, Business Unit Engineering Resource & Development

Marc Clayton (Photo: Dan-Bunkering)

Dan-Bunkering Staff Changes in Houston

its presence in the sector, a promotion of William and thereby a strengthening of the management team is well in line with the ambitions of the company.Marc Clayton was employed as Senior Bunker Trader Offshore Division as per 1 July 2019 and will be supporting William by primarily focusing on the oil and gas sector. Marc is originally from South Africa and has more than 10 years’ experience within the oil and gas industry, thus he brings along valuable knowledge and expertise to the relatively small but growing offshore division of the company

Sandeep Seth (Photo: Goltens)

Goltens Appoints Seth as President

he has developed extensive experience in global operations, finance, strategic partnerships, and joint ventures.  Under his leadership focused in the Asia Pacific region, the Goltens organization has successfully navigated tumultuous market conditions over recent years in the merchant marine, oil and gas, and stationary power industries

Ralf Losch (Photo: Cimco Marine AB)

Cimco Marine Names Losch as Sales Director

for Cimco Marine AB's (publ).Ralf Losch started his position on June 24, 2019. He brings more than 20 years of technical sales experience and has an extraordinary track-record of extracting value from markets through organizing sales of diesel engines into markets including commercial marine, oil and gas, naval/governmental, workboat etc.Losch has a broad experience from exploring new markets for existing products and launching new products to existing markets with great success. His background is dominated by sales and business development functions

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DeVilbiss Joins Glosten

of Marine Casualty & Emergency Response at Global Diving & Salvage, Inc., DeVilbiss oversaw all marine casualty and emergency response operations throughout all operating regions. He brings over 25 years of marine industry experience ranging from vessels, marine infrastructure, and the oil and gas industry.DeVilbiss attended Le Tourneau University (Mechanical Engineering), the Divers Institute of Technology (Commercial Diver), and Lloyds Maritime Academy (Salvage Law and Practice)

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Renewable Energy Brings 11 Million Jobs

and is responsible for the bulk of the sector’s 1.2 million jobs. China alone accounts for 44 per cent of global wind employment, followed by Germany and the United States.Offshore wind could be an especially attractive option for leveraging domestic capacity and exploiting synergies with the oil and gas industry.  

Eric Legendre (Photo: Aqueos Corporation)

Aqueos Names Legendre VP

and West Africa."Aqueos Corporation, with offices in Texas, Louisiana and California, provides marine construction and specialty subsea services including a complete range of commercial diving, remotely operated vehicles (ROV’s) and vessel-related services primarily to the offshore oil and gas markets

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Unique Group Targets Growth in Europe

, UK.With offices in the UK and the Netherlands, Unique Group has more than 25 years of experience in Europe with a track record in the subsea construction, diving and IRM industries. Gordon is now heading the region with immediate effect.Gordon has over 22 years of experience in the subsea oil and gas industry, with previous senior management roles held in Fugro Survey, Subsea7 and Viking Seatech. His last role before joining Unique Group was as Managing Director – UK at Atlantic Offshore, an emergency response and rescue vessel provider

i-Tech 7 Hires New Business Development Manager

business development manager for its Asia Pacific & Middle East region.Roberts, who joins from Total Marine Technology (TMT) where he was operations manager, will be based in the company’s Perth office, in Australia. He brings to the role more than 25 years’ experience in the offshore oil and gas industry, specializing in the delivery of remotely executed subsea solutions and tooling across the entire lifecycle of a subsea development.Roberts will work with Simon Hird, i-Tech 7’s Asia Pacific regional director, who joined the company earlier this year.“[Roberts] is a well-known

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O&G Skills Requirements Shifting

Action is needed now to retain, retrain, recruit and renew the workforce in a rapidly changing UK oil and gas sector.These are the findings presented by energy skills body OPITO, who has set out a strategy to prepare the UK oil and gas industry for a shift in skills requirements over the next six years.OPITO’s Skills Landscape 2019 – 2025 report, part of the UKCS Workforce Dynamics research series, reveals technology advances, internationalization and the transition to a lower carbon future are accelerating changing skills demands in the sector.It is expected that around 80% of the current

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Compliant & Efficient Solutions for Telford Offshore

Sea Trucks Group). As a rostered managed services provider tasked with providing all contract manpower requirements and associated mobilization and HR services, WRS undertook responsibility for two DP3 accommodation vessels and one DP2 multipurpose support vessels (MPSV), working in the offshore oil and gas industry in Brazil, Mexico and Nigeria.A combination of factors created challenges to the success of these projects, including changes to maritime regulations, affecting local vs expat crewing levels, temporary visa time-length limitations, and restrictions on employment contracts. These challenges

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MTL: Allan Named Senior Naval Architect

FPSO and marine integrity management specialists, Marine Technical Limits (MTL) has welcomed a senior naval architect to its team.Paul Allan, who has more than 10-years’ experience in delivering naval architecture and marine warranty surveying (MWS) to the oil and gas industry, has been appointed to the position of Senior Naval Architect by the Kintore-based firm.The chartered engineer will be supporting the MTL team developing systems and procedures, driving MWS and supporting the company’s global FPSO and marine activities.MTL, which employs 44 people and has just signed an agreement to

Simon Hird (Photo: i-Tech 7)

i-Tech 7 Taps Hird as APAC Director

of field business unit i-Tech 7 has appointed Simon Hird as its new regional director to help strengthen and grow its life of field business in the Asia-Pacific region. He will be based in the company’s Perth office.Hird brings to the position more than 40 years’ experience in the subsea oil and gas industry and has worked for several major contractors in the construction and life of field sectors. He joins i-Tech 7 from UTEC Survey where he was business unit director responsible for managing activity in the Asia-Pacific region.Hird spent the majority of his career in the North Sea before

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RMT Concerned Over Offshore Wind Policy

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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