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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Oil And Gas Industries News

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

Statoil Appoints Hutton

Peter Hutton has been appointed senior vice president CFO investor relations and will report to chief financial officer Torgrim Reitan. Hutton is currently director of oil and gas research in RBC Capital Markets London, and has broad international experience from the oil and gas industry. He has spent 12 years in the oil and gas industry and 16 years within the financial industry. Hutton holds a master of arts degree in modern history from the University of Oxford, UK and a diploma in international politics and the Middle East from Birkbeck College, UK. He will take on the role from 1 January

BG Group veteran Chapman joins Golar LNG as chairman

Sir Frank Chapman Appointed Golar's Chairman

major. Operating profits grew from some $50 million in 1996 to more than $8 billion in 2012. Sir Frank is currently a non-executive director of Rolls-Royce plc and chairman of their safety and ethics committee. Sir Frank was knighted in the 2011 Queen's Birthday Honours List for services to the oil and gas industries.   The Board looks forward to working with Sir Frank, who shares the same ambitions for Golar, in achieving its strategic goal of becoming an integrated midstream LNG company.  

Layoffs and Another Lost Generation?

field along with formal training or university degrees. Continuing widespread layoffs, frozen or reduced pay checks and the effects a lengthy downturn will have on the industry can dissuade such individuals from pursuing careers in oil and gas and encourage college graduates to move into more stable industries.   Just as the legacy of the 1980s-90s created a shortage of experienced workers – contributing to rising costs, execution challenges, and safety concerns – the numbers of lost personnel, both current and future, threatens the long-term capacity of the industry. To many in the

L to R: RGU postgraduate students Eugene Yeboah and Justice Ngoah

Ghanaian Students Benefitting from Scholarship Programs

is highly regarded and involves close ties with the oil and gas industry. Eugene, whose scholarship is funded by the Tullow Oil plc, said: “The Tullow scheme is aimed at helping to build capacity in areas where the company’s host countries, such as Ghana, have a skills gap in the oil and gas industries. “I was really excited when they offered me a scholarship. The Masters course has already given me so much technical knowledge that I can use in an oil related field. “It’s taken me three attempts to try to get on the scholarship programme and I’m so glad I

Peter Matthews (Photo: Atlas Copco)

Atlas Copco Appoints Matthews as Regional Sales Manager

for Scotland. Matthews will be responsible for the complete Tentec product range of bolt tightening solutions including hydraulic tensioners and torque wrenches. Matthews has had a wide and varied engineering career starting in the military and taking him through the railway and emergency service industries. For the last 10 years he has been involved in the oil and gas industry and, with a Master’s Degree in Advanced Engineering including Tribology, is a recognized technical expert in this field.   As well as being in the oil and gas industry, the Tentec range of bolt tightening products

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

Andrew Mitchell (Photo: AISUS Offshore)

AISUS Offshore Hires Business Development Manager

AISUS Offshore, which provides remotely deployed visual and ultrasonic inspection solutions to the global oil and gas industry, said it is looking to double its turnover over the next three years through expansion at home and abroad.     The company has therefore appointed Andrew Mitchell as business development manager to support the company’s plans for future growth, as it looks to enhance its products and services to meet industry demand.    With an in-depth knowledge of global markets and over 20 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, Mitchell will focus

Phyllis Mitchell (Eric Haun)

Borets Bolsters Houston Executive Team

Borets, a company in the engineering, manufacturing, sales and service of electric submersible pump (ESP) systems, announced today that Phyllis Mitchell has been named vice president of human resources and Kent C. Crago has been named vice president of finance, both to be based in Houston.   Mitchell joins Borets with more than 20 years of diverse domestic and international HR experience, primarily focused in the oil and gas industry. Her responsibilities will include directing personnel in accordance with regulations and practices established by the company, government organizations and

Blair Named Sales Rep at Triton

Triton Overseas Transport has announced the appointment of Robert Blair to the position of Outside Sales Representative. Focused on positioning Triton as the Gulf Coast gateway to the world, Blair will offer competitive rates, outstanding customer service and strategic transportation solutions to develop new business relationships within the burgeoning oil and gas industry. Prior to joining the sales division at Triton, Blair served as a sales representative at a national construction supply company.  In 2013, he earned a company-wide qualifying award for opening and developing new business

Em Roosevelt

Roosevelt Nmaed DPV Technical Sales Rep

Diamond Petroleum Ventures LLC (DPV), a thermal unit provider based in Lafayette, Louisiana, has appointed Em Roosevelt as technical sales representative. Roosevelt is responsible for direct sales and account management and will work toward expanding the company’s markets in the offshore oil and gas industry. He will also manage marketing and sales efforts aimed at bringing new technologies to commercialization. Roosevelt joined Diamond Petroleum Ventures in December 2013 and has more than 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. In his previous position, Roosevelt led the

Alan Broxson

Danos Names Broxson Division Manager

Danos recently named Alan Broxson, a 35-year veteran of the oil and gas industry, manager of the company’s new Instrumentation and Electrical (I&E) Division. Earlier this month, Danos acquired I&E company API Control System Solutions (API).  Broxson has been charged with leading the API integration into the Danos organization and leveraging the companies’ resources to expand I&E capabilities and offerings. Prior to joining Danos, Broxson, held senior-level management positions with CAMCO, Baker Hughes, NATCO and Weatherford in the U.S., United Kingdom, Middle East

Ray McGlynn

BMT Names New Offshore O&G Sales Manager

BMT Group Ltd (BMT) has appointed Ray McGlynn as Sales Manager for Offshore Oil and Gas. McGlynn will be responsible for European and African regional sales support and assisting Louise Ledgard, Offshore Oil and Gas Business Development Lead in supporting the coordination of ocean engineering sales across the BMT Group. McGlynn has extensive experience within the oil and gas industry including marketing and sales activities, strategic planning and business development, as well as extensive project management skills; from initial tendering through to project completion, BMT said.  

Ross Lowdon

SPE Aberdeen Names Lowdon Chairman

The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Aberdeen Section has appointed Ross Lowdon as Chairman. He takes over from Anthony Onukwu and will hold the chairmanship until September 2015. Beginning his career as a hydrographic surveyor, Lowdon has more than 20 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry and is currently the head of the surveying domain for Schlumberger Drilling & Measurement, globally. He holds a degree in land economy from The University of Aberdeen and an MSc in Drilling and Well Engineering from Robert Gordon University. Lowdon said, “The positive changes

Elizabeth Torstad,  CEO of DNV GL – Oil & Gas: Photo credit DNV GL

Oil & Gas Industry Hindered by Lack of Skilled Personnel: New Research

Amid a positive outlook for the industry in 2014, senior oil and gas professionals have predicted that a deficit of skilled professionals will be the biggest barrier to the growth of their businesses in 2014, according to the research report 'Challenging Climates' released by DNV GL. Extracts follow: The industry’s dwindling pool of engineering talent has topped industry leaders’ list of professional concerns for a second year running; a trend that is driving up salaries to unprecedented levels in some areas. The median daily rate that respondents to DNV GL’s research admitted

Graham Gall  (Photo: OPITO)

New MD Takes Helm at OPITO

Global oil and gas industry skills and workforce development body, OPITO, has appointed a new managing director to lead the continued growth of its rapidly expanding international business. Formerly the ‎managing director of Falck Safety Services in Brazil, Graham Gall brings a wealth of experience and an impressive industry track record in safety, skills and workforce development to the global role. Gall has almost 25 years of experience in the safety-critical oil and gas and aviation sectors under his belt, including a number of international leadership positions. Prior to joining Falck

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

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