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Saturday, July 21, 2018

Oil And Gas News

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O&G Industry Urged to Support Digital Skills

A report into UK oil and gas workforce dynamics launched indicates that more than 40,000 new people will need to be recruited into the industry over the next 20 years, including 10,000 in posts that don’t exist today.The UKCS Workforce Dynamics Review, by global energy skills body OPITO in partnership with Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) Oil and Gas Institute, assesses the changing skills requirements for the industry over the next 20 years. The research will assist in providing a roadmap for a new skills strategy to ensure the sector is ready to take advantage of emerging roles and

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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

Pictured left to right are Simon Brebner, chief executive  of Peterhead Port Authority; Linda Hope, center manager for the Scottish Maritime Academy; Frazer Smart; and John Forman harbor master, Peterhead Port Authority. (Photo: Sentinel Marine)

Young Seaman Sets Sail on Journey to Career with Sentinel Marine

has a bright future ahead with the firm and has already had an excellent appraisal with very positive feedback following his first trip to sea.Sentinel Marine is headquartered in Aberdeen, with a second office in Singapore. It specializes in providing reliable, disruption-free and safe services to the oil and gas marine industry

John Warrender (Decom North Sea)

Decom North Sea Names Warrender as Chief Executive

Decom North Sea, the membership organization for the oil and gas decommissioning sector, has appointed John Warrender as Chief Executive, commencing on August 1.Warrender brings over 30 years of domestic and international experience to the position. His work with IOCs, NOCs and independent operators includes significant leadership experience in the strategic development of complex decommissioning programs in the North Sea.Most recently an independent advisor to the industry, applying his specific expertise in corporate governance and performance improvement, Warrender spent over 20 years with ConocoPhil

Dr Tao Zhao (Photo: Xodus)

Xodus Appoints Dr. Tao Zhao

and human factors consultant, who specializes in the human element of risk. Joining as a principal consultant in decommissioning, Jones has more than 12 years’ experience and will also be responsible for advising and supporting operators on the environmental and social impacts associated with oil and gas activities

(Photo: The Underwater Centre)

Closed Bell Diving Courses Relaunched at The Underwater Centre

A subsea training and trials center has become the world’s only commercial diving school to offer a closed bell saturation diving system with a self-propelled hyperbaric lifeboat (SPHL), following a major refurbishment.Thanks to significant investment and support from the global oil and gas sector, The Underwater Centre relaunched its three-week closed bell diving course in June. The first course was fully subscribed and applications are open for future courses.Subsea 7 and TechnipFMC have provided technical support, site supervision and conducted the refurbishment work on behalf of The Underwater

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New Project Seeks to Boost UK O&G Workforce

A project to develop a new UK oil and gas skills strategy has been launched following wide spread industry and government support for the findings in OPITO’s UKCS Workforce Dynamics Review.OPITO has appointed Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) Oil and Gas Institute to support the development of the strategy over the next six months.This will involve an industry survey and workshops to help develop a blueprint to support skills diversification and digital transformation. The Workforce Dynamics Review, launched in May, found that if the sector achieves ambitions around the energy transition

Henrik Sørensen (Photo: Hoyer)

Hoyer Appoints Sørensen as CEO

business units, Hoyer Motors and Hoyer Transmissions.Søren Ø. Sørensen, Chairman of the board, Hoyer Group, said,  “With Henrik Sørensen we get a leader with extensive experience from some of the key segments of Hoyer such as marine, water and wastewater and oil and gas. He has a powerful mix of competencies within strategy, sales, operations and leadership, all of which are key elements in realizing our ambitious growth plans.”

Ian Cummins (Photo: LOC)

LOC Names Cummins Energy Projects Development Director

International marine and engineering consulting firm LOC has appointed ex-Head of Engineering at BP, Ian Cummins as its new Energy Projects Development Director. Ian will focus on the oil and gas and renewables markets, and help to identify and develop new and innovative engineering opportunities to progress the business.Cummins brings extensive major project management and engineering experience to LOC, gained from working on exceptionally large projects, significantly boosting LOC's specialist expertise in this area.  Throughout Cummin's career he has worked for an operator, contractor

Courtesy Aker Solutions

Aker Solutions Upgrades Aberdeen Site

 Aker Solutions today officially opens its upgraded Aberdeen services facility to help capture subsea sector growth in the UK and elsewhere. Demand is increasing globally for services at oil and gas fields offshore, including in the UK. Energy companies are seeking to maximize production and returns from existing assets and infrastructure amid tighter budgets. "Our investment in the Aberdeen services base demonstrates our commitment to the North Sea, a mature basin where we see opportunities," said Sian Lloyd Rees, Aker Solutions’ UK country manager. "It’s

Helge Lund  Photo courtesy of BP

BP Names Former Statoil Boss Lund as Next Chairman

Rohan Murphy, analyst at asset manager Allianz Global Investors."He has already had a great career and coming from Statoil and BG shows his upstream expertise which is still the main driver of earnings at BP so it is key to understand this well."Lund will join BP at a time when the British oil and gas company is growing quickly, having recovered from the deadly Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 that brought the company to the brink of collapse.The Norwegian earned his reputation as a leader when he oversaw Statoil's shift from a domestic-focused state oil firm into an

L-R Paul Crichton and Dave McGinlay Photo First Marine Solutions

Senior Appointments at First Marine Solutions

said it has made two senior appointments to bolster its global growth plans. Dave McGinlay and Paul Crichton join the Aberdeen based mooring services provider as Business Development Director and Sales and Marketing Manager, respectively. McGinlay joins FMS having held key roles within the oil and gas sector for over ten years. Most recently, he was Business Development Manager at InterMoor (part of Acteon Group),identifying market opportunities and ensuring mooring equipment was utilized to meet the requirements of global rig companies and operators. In tandem to this, his expertise and knowledge

BP Shipping’s Aggies left to right: Daniel Justus, Stewart Andrews, Jenny Long, Sara Broadrick, Garrett Jones and Michael Flannery.

Texas A&M Galveston Degrees Lead Six Aggies to BP Shipping

. Mary’s River on the border of Michigan and Ontario, Canada.It’s been an exciting career for Andrews. “One of the ships that I helped operate during my training here happened to be our first delivery to Porto do Açu, Brazil, a brand new port that supplies fuel for deep water oil and gas exploration off the east coast of Brazil.”Mark Lee, the Voyage Operations Manager - Americas at BP Shipping and manager of these graduates likes what he see in his Aggie employees. “Whilst we advertise our vacancies to ensure we attract diverse talent, we have over the last 11 years

David Sullivan (Photo: Crowley)

Crowley Hires Sullivan in VP Role

Communications, URS Corporation/AECOM and ManTech International. In 2001, he co-founded The Fearthainne Group, serving as senior vice president and chief operating officer. The company provided business management consulting services, with a specialization in federal government contracting, the oil and gas industry, and international business.He has a bachelor’s degree in political science and international affairs from Randolph-Macon College, and a master’s degree in political management from George Washington University. Additionally, he completed the University of Chicago Booth School

(Photo: Galileo Maritime Academy)

Thailand Emerges as an International Maritime Training Center

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 also because of the starting recovery of the oil and gas offshore operations.Bill O’Leary, principal consultant to the Malaysian National Fund on marine development and one of the four partners in Galileo, commented, “Safety and security at sea have always been important but over the last few years there has been an international review

(Photo: The Underwater Centre)

The Underwater Centre Under New Ownership

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

Frank Andersen (Photo: Pipetech)

Andersen Joins Pipetech

Pipetech strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of Frank Andersen as general manager Scandinavia. Andersen, who brings more than 10 years oil and gas experience to Pipetech, will be based at the firm’s Stavanger hub. He joins the company from GS-Hydro Norge AS where he most recently held the role of business development manager and key account manager. Previous to this, Andersen worked in various sales and management positions at three different IKM companies.  

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