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Friday, February 15, 2019

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Wael Sawan (Photo: Shell)

Shell Appoints Sawan as Upstream Boss

Royal Dutch Shell has appointed Wael Sawan to head its oil and gas production division, replacing Andy Brown who will step down after 35 years at the Anglo-Dutch company.Sawan, 44, a Canadian citizen of Lebanese origin, currently heads Shell's deepwater operations, one of the company's cash growth engines in recent years. He joined Shell in 1997.Brown, 56, will remain a member of Shell's executive committee until his departure on Sept. 30, Shell said in a statement."I am grateful to Andy for his strong leadership of the Upstream business, particularly having improved business performanc

Doug Robertson (Photo: Carlton)

Strategic Appointment for Carlton Resource Solutions

Carlton Resource Solutions has strengthened its senior management team with the addition of a highly experienced director to a key strategic role.With 22 years’ experience in oil and gas recruitment, Doug Robertson has joined the Aberdeen-based business as operations director with a remit to enhance the firm’s capabilities through his expertise both in the UK and internationally.Carlton, part of the Maxwell Drummond Group, supplies engineering, technical and commercial personnel to the energy industry, including oil majors, independent operators and engineering contractors.Most recently

Daniel Mackay, Andrew Mackay and Erica McPherson (Photo: NRG Group)

New Leadership at NRG Group

Well Management and NRG Group Commercial Director respectively to shape the future direction of the company.Andrew Mackay remains involved with the business as chairman and majority shareholder.Daniel recently returned to the U.K. from Australia, having worked as a senior drilling engineer for various oil and gas operators where he gauged a better understanding on the climate for the NRG business in future. He previously held roles with NRG Group as Drilling Engineer and Night Drilling Supervisor. Erica has been with NRG Group for more than 10 years starting as Contracts Administrator working up through

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Equatorial Guinea Punishes Subsea 7

Equatorial Guinea has ordered energy operators to stop doing business with oil and gas service firm Subsea 7 for failing to comply with local laws aimed at creating more jobs for locals, the oil minister said on Thursday.In September, an oil ministry source warned that Schlumberger, Subsea 7 and FMC faced bans from working in Equatorial Guinea if they did not commit to local content laws.The move was part of a crackdown by the African country to enforce local content laws that have been in place since 2014. Petroleum operators were told in July to cancel contracts with Canadian-based CHC Helicopter.

Nicola Lomax (Photo: TEMS International)

Lomax Joins TEMS International

Aberdeen-headquartered oil and gas service company TEMS International has appointed Nicola Lomax to the newly created role of QHSE manager as it continues to expand its workforce in response to growing demand for its services.Lomax will be responsible for developing and managing the firm’s health, safety, environmental and quality systems and procedures in accordance with ISO 9001, 14001 and 45001 standards. She will support commercial and procurement activities, oversee the creation of an internal audit scheme and develop and deliver a QHSE training program for employees.Lomax brings extensive

Ole Jacob Sandal (Photo: Ridge)

Ridge Hires Sandal as Subsurface Manager

Norwegian offshore consultancy Ridge has appointed Ole Jacob Sandal as subsurface manager, effective November 1, 2018.Sandal possesses extensive international and North Sea experience gained over 20 years in the oil and gas business, with roles ranging from exploration, drilling, corporate management and business development, combined with. He brings to the role a broad technical background, with a masters in petroleum geophysics and geology from University of Bergen, and a large national and international network within oil and gas business, research and finance.In connection with this appointment

Halliburton Appoints Loeffler CFO

joined Halliburton in 2014. He served as vice president of Corporate Development for two years before assuming leadership of Investor Relations. Before joining Halliburton, he held director positions at Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc. and UBS Investment Bank where he focused on the firms’ oil and gas clients

Odin Estensen (Photo: Neptune Energy)

Neptune Energy Names Estensen Managing Director for Norway

Neptune Energy has appointed Odin Estensen as Managing Director of its Norwegian business, based in Stavanger.Estensen joins Neptune Energy from A/S Norske Shell, where he is currently the Norway Operated Asset Manager.With more than 28 years’ experience in the oil and gas sector, Estensen started his career with Schlumberger before joining Shell in 1990, where he went on to hold various senior roles across Europe, and also to support operations in the Middle East, Africa and Asia.Anne Botne, currently Interim Country Director of Norway for Neptune, will remain with the company and fully resume

Steve Mitchell  (Photo: ASCO)

Mitchell to Head Up ASCO Operations Function

up the role of Operations Director (Scotland) as the materials management company continues its drive for efficiency through digitalization.Mitchell, who will be based at ASCO HQ in Aberdeen, will focus on the operation of the company's supply bases in Peterhead and Aberdeen.Mitchell has worked in oil and gas for 34 years and has experience both in the U.K. and internationally with several major international oil companies including Chevron, Oryx Energy, Kerr-McGee and Maersk Oil, where he held the role of Global Head of Logistics. In his role at Maersk

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Neptune Energy Names Lumens CFO

Private equity backed oil and gas producer Neptune Energy on Monday named former Louis Dreyfus executive Armand Lumens as its chief financial officer. Lumens worked with Louis Dreyfus Co as its group chief financial officer for less than two years and last month left the commodities trader citing personal reasons.Lumens will join Neptune on December 1, the company said in a statement.Neptune, based in London, is backed by Carlyle Group and CVC Capital partners and headed by former Centrica boss Sam Laidlaw.(Reporting by Shanti S Nair; Editing by James Emmanuel)

Clay Daugherty (Photo: Danos)

Danos Hires Daugherty, Moberly as Scaffolding Managers

offshore as a scaffolding supervisor. He worked at Sunbelt Rentals for 13 years, where he served as a project manager and later as an operations manager. Daugherty holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Southeastern Louisiana University.Moberly is an Air Force veteran with 24 years of oil and gas construction experience. After completing his military service, he began working as a roustabout on oil rigs, then moved to field supervisor and branch manager with Sunbelt Rentals. He and his wife live in Capmti, Louisiana, located in Natchitoches Parish

Maritime Finance Lawyer Johnson Joins Haynes and Boone

working to build  motivated teams and provide resilient planning and risk management has been helpful in his legal career.Most recently, Johnson handled a broad range of matters, including advising companies in connection with building, acquiring, and disposing of vessels and rigs in the offshore oil and gas sector as well as  negotiating the workout and restructuring of shipbuilding contracts.Haynes and Boone is an international corporate law firm with offices in Texas, New York, California, Chicago, Denver, Washington, D.C., London, Mexico City and Shanghai, providing a full spectrum of legal

Nigel Clark (Photo: Solis Marine Consultants)

Solis Marine Consultants Hires Clark

recently was Managing Director of Braemar Salvage Association, will assist the Solis management team with the preparation and implementation of a strategic plan for the further expansion of the Group. He brings to the organisation over 30 years of experience within marine consultancy and within the oil and gas sectors. Apart from previously heading up Braemar Salvage Association, he was also a past Finance Director at the London Marine Group.Established in 2012, Solis is an independent company providing expert witness and all types of incident investigation services as well as salvage support, SCR attendance

Nadir Rahmatullah (Photo: UTEC)

UTEC Names Rahmatullah Middle East Director

services group Acteon, has appointed Nadir Rahmatullah as the commercial and strategy director of its Middle East and Caspian operations.Rahmatullah was most recently managing director of UTEC StarNet, a specialist division of UTEC providing survey, inspection and data management services to the oil and gas, telecommunication, renewables, civil engineering and nuclear sectors. He joined UTEC's parent company, Acteon Group, under its Pacer Program, which is designed to attract high-achieving, driven individuals. The program gave Rahmatullah the opportunity to work at a high level within the group

Mintra Group's CEO Scott Kerr (left) and UK Managing Director Gareth Gilbert (Photo: Mintra Group)

Mintra Group Acquires Atlas Knowledge

The HR, competence and training specialist Mintra Group said it has acquired Aberdeen headquartered learning technology services firm Atlas Knowledge.The move will bring both Aberdeen operations together to offer learning and competency systems and services to customers in the oil and gas, maritime, aviation, construction and energy sectors.With a turnover of around £15 million, Mintra employs more than 100 people globally and is backed by investor The Riverside Company. Atlas delivers digital learning solutions to safety critical industries, employing 39 people with revenues of around £5

CGG Names Baidoukov CFO

CGG has appointed Yuri Baidoukov as Group CFO, effective September 1, 2018. He will be based in Paris and report to the Chief Executive Officer, Sophie Zurquiyah.Baidoukov brings to the role 25 years of international oil and gas industry experience. He is currently Group CFO at OiLSERV Group, a Middle East and North Africa Oilfield Services company. Prior to this, he was CFO of Maersk Oil US, and Group CFO of Integra Group, a CIS oilfield services company. Baidoukov spent 10 years of his career at Schlumberger in finance positions at the corporate and regional levels.Baidoukov holds an MBA degree from

Antony Quin (Photo: IWCF)

Free Training Course Aims to Cut Human Error in O&G

A new training initiative to help prevent oil and gas incidents by focusing on human behaviors has been launched free to industry by the International Well Control Forum (IWCF).Experts in human factors and strategic leadership developed the online training course with IWCF, the independent, not-for-profit organisation which sets international training standards for well control.Research findings for the creation of the Well Operations Crew Resource Management (WOCRM) awareness course show that better understanding of leadership, situational awareness and decision making can reduce the impact of

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