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Thursday, November 23, 2017

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Jurgen Polderman (Photo: GAC)

GAC Branching Out in the Netherlands

global focus on the oil and gas sector, an office in Den Helder to strengthen our North Sea offering was a strategic necessity and natural progression. Together with GAC operations in the key oil and gas ports of England, Scotland and Norway, we're now even more ideally placed to support our oil and gas clients."   Both offices are supported by GAC Netherlands’ head office in Rotterdam. GAC Netherlands is DNV for ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001 and TRACE certified.   Mark van den Akker, Managing Director of GAC Netherlands and GAC Belgium, said, “GAC's extensive range of shipping

Photo courtesy of EFC

EFC Group Appoints Managing Director

Controls with more than 15 years’ experience working in the oil and gas industry in managerial positions. Anand most recently spent time with ABB in Workington where he managed the product manufacturing unit and center of excellence for ABB’s measurement product offerings to oil and gas clients.   Prior to this, he spent seven years based in Aberdeen as the director of operations and central services for Online Electronics Ltd, where he led strategic projects to support continuing business growth. He also holds an MBA from the Aberdeen Business School and is a member

Raymond Pirie, Vice President of Intertek’s global Exploration and Production business line, at one of Intertek’s laboratories

Intertek Invests in O&G Lab in Abu Dhabi

laboratory will house cutting-edge equipment that will enable the organization to provide high-specification testing for oil and gas customers in the region. Located in Musaffah, the laboratory will provide reservoir characterization services including core analysis to support critical testing for oil and gas clients. The facility comprises three buildings which extend to approximately 1,300 sq. m., housing a wide range of specialized equipment and instrumentation. This investment will include the installation of advanced testing equipment, as well as the employment of up to 10 scientific staff from

Paul Gallagher

Gallagher Returns to Foss Maritime

Foss Maritime announced that Paul Gallagher will be rejoining the Foss team to work in the commercial services group on major transportation project opportunities.  Paul brings more than 25 years of experience within the maritime industry, and during his career he has been involved in all aspects of maritime operations and cargo transportation. Paul began at Foss in 1991 and served in a variety of roles including Director of Sales for Marine Transportation, PNW Regional Operations Manager and Director of Oilfield Services. He managed business development and service delivery in support of

Russell Hodge (Photo: Pirie & Smith)

Hodge to Lead Pirie & Smith’s DP Division

the year.   Hodge began his career as a shipboard Electrical Technical Officer working on first generation DP drillships, construction and diving vessels.  This was followed by 20 years’ onshore experience in the U.S., Far East, Europe and South America providing DP services to oil and gas clients, rig and ship owners, underwriters and original marine equipment manufacturers.  He has also written the syllabus and delivered DP maintenance courses and regularly presents papers on DP at industry conferences.   Charles Clark, MD of Pirie & Smith, said, “Russell will

Mark Gillespie (Photo: ESS)

ESS Appoints Gillespie as Managing Director

adoption.   He said, “We are bucking the trend and the business is on an upward curve, however, we recognized that for ESS to fulfill its potential we needed to broaden our core management team and Mark Gillespie has impeccable credentials which will enhance our reputation and add value to clients.   “He has a strong track-record of improving the structure and processes of global businesses resulting in significant increases in revenue, he has extensive MD experience in our business sector, and his technical and operational pedigree is aligned with our focus on the oil and gas

Andrew Mitchell (Photo: AISUS Offshore)

AISUS Offshore Hires Business Development Manager

demand.    With an in-depth knowledge of global markets and over 20 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, Mitchell will focus on expanding AISUS Offshore’s range of inspection solutions, whilst developing and maintaining strong relationships with its existing and future clients.   Originally from Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, Mitchell’s career has seen him travel around the world, working in the U.S., the Middle East, across Europe and also West Africa.   Prior to joining AISUS, Mitchell was business development manager for etpm Ltd and also held the position

From left: Rafael Ramirec, Gregory Smith and Brendan Anzelone

Faststream Adds Eight Recruiting Staff

grow their workforce – and in turn, Faststream must grow to meet the demands of its client base, the company said. “Adding eight new team members in a single month is a huge testament not only to the industries’ need, but also to Faststream’s ability to provide everything our clients need, from specialty workers to proper insurance policies and more,” Peters said. “We seek to grow by another 25 percent in the U.S. by April 2015, especially as inquiries for the placement of offshore, supply yard and drilling crew staff increases.” Faststream’s newest

Nick Hawkes (Photo: Aquaterra Energy)

Aquaterra Names Hawkes Financial Director

Offshore engineering solutions provider Aquaterra Energy has appointed Nick Hawkes as Financial Director based at the company’s headquarters in Norwich.   Hawkes has more than four years’ experience in the oil and gas industry and joins Aquaterra having spent nearly 20 years with Babcock International Group where he latterly held the position as Financial Director for 15 years. Hawkes graduated from Bournemouth University in 1987 with a BA (Hons) Business Studies.   His appointment follows the announcement in July that Aquaterra Energy secured a multimillion pound investment

Fiona Weir

Weir Strengthens O&G Focus at Johnston Carmichael

Scotland’s largest independent firm of Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers, Johnston Carmichael, has strengthened its oil and gas focus with the appointment of a new tax director. VAT specialist Fiona Weir joins the tax team where she will service clients from the firm’s Aberdeen and Edinburgh offices.   After completing a law degree at Glasgow University, Weir qualified as a chartered tax adviser during three years at PWC. She then joined RBS where she spent 11 years primarily focused on advising its retail bank and insurance divisions.  Her key remit within

L-R Mark Clarke, chairman and Paul Radcliffe, managing director, Frontier International

Frontier International Wins Middle East, Asia Contracts

Asia side of operations, in particular, expanding considerably in a short space of time. “The unique combination of Frontier’s global footprint and depth of local knowledge combines our engineering and recruitment expertise together with an understanding of regional requirements, giving clients unrivalled access to relevant, international talent and skill. We are delighted that our work is being recognised by some of the regions’ key businesses and we look forward to continuing the expansion of our services in that area and beyond.” In business since 1999, Frontier International

Philip Shepherd (Photo: WRS)

WRS Singapore Relocates to Larger Premises

, launch of the Construction and Commodities Trading divisions and planned hires for 2016/17 we are tripling our size and therefore expanding our regional Headquarters to accommodate this growth, moving the office base of our operations to the AXA tower building based in the CBD area closer to our clients.&ldquo

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

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 development manager, will support Oil Plus in providing clients with advice on the design of efficient production facilities and cost-effective operations.   The company plans on increasing its operations in Saudi Arabia, Oman, UAE and India as well as strengthening its relationship with an existing strategic partner in Kuwait. This will be supported

Stream Marine Training CEO Martin White (Photo: SMT)

Stream Marine Training Secures OPITO Approval

exceptional team effort which will now open up new markets and possibilities for SMT.   “SMT has gained approval for our Offshore Emergency Response Team Member course and a further refresher which needs to be taken every two years. It guarantees a world-class standard of training for our clients. The approval process was lengthy and robust taking around 12 months to complete. In the lead up we developed new courses, teaching material and invested in new equipment and new management systems. We had OPITO auditors with us for every day throughout the duration of the course before gaining

Daniel Ward (Photo: WRS)

OP/Ed: Outsourcing Boosts Marine Staffing Efficiencies

Daniel Ward, Director of staffing services provider WRS’ Marine Division, specializes in providing both contract recruitment solutions and crew management services to clients and vessel operators globally. Ward explains how outsourcing crew management functions can help marine companies increase efficiencies.    Clearly the marine industry has had a tough time this past couple of years – links to the oil and gas sector, in particular for marine operators with oil and gas supply contracts mean that the industry at large has been hugely affected by falls in commodity prices.

Doug Fieldgate (Photo: Harkand)

Harkand Appoints GM for Africa

providing survey services and the one year contract for a major oil and gas operator to deliver ROV, project management, engineering and technical support services in Nigeria.   The company said it is focused on continuing its growth in Africa to incorporate the complete Harkand solution for the clients in the region including diving, ROV, survey and inspection services as well as project management and engineering activities

Harald Grob (Photo: OceanWorks)

Grob Rejoins OceanWorks as Technical Director

OceanWorks International has welcomed back Harald Grob as Technical Director.   Having spent almost half of his 30-plus years of experience with OceanWorks, Grob rejoins the company to lead the technical staff and providing innovative solutions to OceanWorks customers in all markets.   During his previous time with OceanWorks Grob played a key role in the development of the U.S. Navy Pressurized Rescue Module System (PRMS) as well as numerous other subsea projects for OceanWorks’ scientific, and oil and gas clients.

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