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Monday, September 23, 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

Photo: OPITO

New Project Seeks to Boost UK O&G Workforce

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, oil and gas production and exports, around 40,000 people will need to be recruited into the sector over the next 20 years and 10,000 of those will be in roles that don’t currently exist.John McDonald, CEO of OPITO said, “We received overwhelming support for the findings in the Workforce Dynamics Review

OPITO CEO John McDonald (Photo: OPITO)

O&G Market Study to Examine UKCS Skills

supports the skills requirements for the industry over the next two decades to ensure the workforce of today and tomorrow has the necessary expertise to fulfil the potential of the North Sea. According to the latest figures available from Oil & Gas UK, in 2016 over 330,000 jobs supported oil and gas production in the region, of which around 186,000 were direct posts. The new high level assessment will forecast the expected job roles required to service the industry by 2035 by using technology and industry trends to evaluate how some of the positions will change. Representatives from operating

Francois Florence (Photo: InterAct)

Florence Joins InterAct as Sr. Reservoir Engineer

Petrole et des Moteurs (IFP School), France, as well as a Master’s Degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University. Ventura, Calif. based InterAct, part of the international Acteon group, is a project management, engineering and environmental consulting firm specializing in oil and gas production, development and decommissioning services

BOEM Oil and Gas Lease Sale: 48m Acres

Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2012-2017 (Five Year Program), this sale builds on the eleven sales previously held in the current Five Year Program, which netted more than $3 billion for American taxpayers, in support of the Administration’s goal of continuing to increase domestic oil and gas production.   Sale 247 includes approximately 9,118 blocks, located from three to about 230 miles offshore, in water depths ranging from 9 to more than 11,115 feet (3 to 3,400 meters).   All terms and conditions for Central Sale 247 are detailed in the Final Notice of Sale information

Photo: McDermott

McDermott Opens Office in Saudi Arabia

drive in Al-Khobar, where the company interviewed and assessed more than 600 Saudi craftsmen to support IKTVA localization objectives. McDermott said it has an extensive history of executing complex EPCI projects offshore Saudi Arabia and is committed to supporting the continued growth of oil and gas production in the country. Through decades of regional experience and knowledge gained of field conditions, McDermott’s Saudi operation has been established as a brownfield center of excellence

Photo: Tommy Ellingsen / the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association

Norway Oil Service Firms, Unions Fail to Reach Wage Deal

the two sides fail to reach an agreement, the next move could be a round of mandatory negotiations hosted by a state-appointed mediator.   Workers are not allowed to strike unless forced mediation has been attempted.   It is not yet known whether there could be an impact on Norway's oil and gas production if a strike were to happen. "We don't know which (oil services) companies could be affected. So it is impossible to say what the consequences could be," said a spokesman for the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association.   Separately, workers under the so-called well-services agreement

Zakharov to Lead Gazprom Dobycha Krasnodar

the Volgograd Region. In 1985 he graduated from Millionshchikov Grozny State Petroleum Institute, majoring in Technology and Integrated Mechanization of Oil and Gas Fields. He has been employed at the Gazprom Group for 28 years. Between 1985 and 1990 he served in various position firstly as oil and gas production operator, then oil and gas production foreman, then he rose up to become the Chief Engineer at R&D shop, engineer at gas and condensate production shop. He headed the laboratory for well stimulation and completion at the Vuktyl Gas Production Center, the Severgazprom Production Association

Alexander Koryakin

Koryakin to Head Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy

Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy. Alexander Koryakin was born in Chelyabinsk in 1968. He graduated from Perm Polytechnic Institute in 1992, majoring in Oil and Gas Field Development. Alexander Koryakin has an MBA degree. He has been employed at Gazprom for 22 years. Between 1992 and 1993 – oil and gas production operator of the 5th grade, oil and gas production foreman of the gas production operations and control service at the Nadymgazprom Production Association. Between 1995 and 1997 – gas production foreman, Deputy Head of Operations Service of the Nadym Gas Production Directorate at

U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz

U.S. Energy Security: Maritime Infrastructure Investment is a Key, says Moniz

tight transportation infrastructure. “Many pipelines were built and flows reversed to accommodate increases in domestic oil production,” said Sec. Moniz. “Without railroad and inland waterways, we would have been unable to rapidly take advantage of the dramatic growth of oil and gas production.” The growth in energy flow, as well as the growth in transport of product and supply to new energy fields across the country, has strained a  “relatively fixed transportation infrastructures, rail, barge, locks on inland waterways, port facilities,” said Sec. Moniz

Anatoly Sorokin

Sorokin heads Gazprom Gazobezopasnost

Gazobezopasnost. Anatoly Sorokin was born in the Orenburg Region in 1960. He graduated from Kuibyshev Polytechnic Institute in 1983, majoring in Technology and Comprehensive Mechanization of Oil and Gas Developments. From 1983 to 1993 and from 1994 to 1998 he worked for the Kholmogorneft Oil and Gas Production Directorate of Noyabskneftegaz. He was in various positions from an oil and gas production technician to a Deputy Operations Head. From 1993 to 1994 – Chief Engineer at the Barsukovneft Oil and Gas Production Directorate of Purneftegaz. Anatoly Sorokin has been employed by Gazprom

Dr Hans-Hermann Ecke

Ecke is GM of DEA Egypt

beginning of March. “I am looking forward to the upcoming tasks in Egypt, where DEA has already been part of the oil and gas industry for more than 40 years,” says Dr Hans-Hermann Ecke. “With our Disouq natural gas project, we have recently been able to more than double our oil and gas production in Egypt. Being the operator, we are working intensively on the further development of this project.” Dr Hans-Hermann Ecke has a PHD in geology. He is well  experienced in Egypt‘s upstream industry and DEA Egypt’s E&P projects from his earlier employment as General

Alexander Koryakin

Koryakin Heads Gazprom Dobycha Krasnodar

General of Gazprom Dobycha Krasnodar. Born in Chelyabinsk in 1968, Alexander Koryakin graduated from Perm Polytechnic Institute in 1992, majoring in Oil and Gas Field Development. Alexander Koryakin has an MBA degree. He has served with Gazprom for 22 years. Between 1992 and 1993 – oil and gas production operator of the 5th grade, oil and gas production operator of the gas production operations and control service at the Nadymgazprom Production Association. Between 1995 and 1997 – gas production foreman, Deputy Head of Operations Service of the Nadym Gas Production Directorate at

Vladimir Krokha Courtesy Gazprom

Krokha to Head Gazprom Dobycha Shelf Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

  Vladimir Krokha was born in the Bashkir ASSR in 1973. He graduated from Tomsk Polytechnic University in 1995, majoring in ‘oil and gas field development and operation’. He has an MBA degree. Between 1991 and 1999 – he went up the career ladder, starting from the oil and gas production operator and moving to the position of the Lead Geologist at Kholmogorneft Oil and Gas Production Directorate. Between 1999 and 2011 he occupied various positions, i.e. the geologist of the 2nd grade, Lead Geologist of the Field Development Division, Deputy Head of the Geologic Division

Eldar Sætre, new Statoil president and CEO. (Photo Harald Pettersen)

Sætre Appointed President & CEO of Statoil

shelf we will strengthen and extend our position. Internationally we will invest where we can create material and profitable positions. We will also strengthen our efforts in the transition to a low carbon society. Competitiveness and sustainability is of critical importance, either in oil and gas production or future projects in renewable energy," Sætre said.   Chair of the Board Svein Rennemo has headed a subcommittee of the board that, following the resignation of Helge Lund in October of last year, has been responsible for the search for Statoil’s next CEO.  

Soren Gath Hansen

DONG Energy Appoints CEO for E&P

thank Søren for the contribution he has made to DONG Energy as CEO for E&P. Søren has built DONG Energy's oil and gas business into a strong regional player which over the last 6 years has doubled its production. Søren passes on the position at a time where DONG Energy's oil and gas production is the highest ever. I will also thank Søren for his contribution to the Group Management team where he has been a valued member for many years. I look forward to working with Søren in his new role, which emphasizes our strategic focus on safety and environment." David

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

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

where many of the world’s largest projects are located. Also in demand globally are offshore-related engineers (eg, marine, technical, operational, piping) (24%) and safety and risk engineers (16%)). Skills shortages are most acute in North America (59%) given the rapid growth of shale oil and gas production there and the changing nature of projects. Elisabeth Tørstad, CEO of DNV GL – Oil & Gas, says: “The sector is increasingly moving into challenging environments which require deep technical expertise to provide solutions, yet many companies are faced with an ongoing

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