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Monday, June 25, 2018

Oil And Gas Sector News

O&G Sector Tarnishes Strong US Jobs Report

The U.S. oil and gas sector bled away more jobs last month as sustained low oil prices forced energy producers to reduce spending, suggesting that further pain may be ahead for the struggling industry.   A roughly 50 percent drop in oil prices since June has pummeled the U.S. oil sector, prompting a quick drop in activity. The number of oil rigs active in the United States has fallen 40 percent since October.   The mining sector of the workforce, which includes oil and gas workers, fell by 9,300 to 844,500 last month, according to the Labor Department's February payrolls report on Friday

left to right: Ecosse Subsea Systems commercial manager Iain Middleton (center) with operations director Mo Petrie, left, and managing director Mike Wilson (Photo: ESS)

Middleton Joins Ecosse Subsea Systems

(ESS) has appointed Iain Middleton to the newly created role of commercial manager.   The subsea and engineering technology company said the move would allow commercial director Keith McDermott to continue to pursue new business opportunities for Ecosse in the Asian and US renewables and oil and gas sectors, and to focus on strategic developments.   In a 30-year career within the oil and gas sector, mainly with major operator Shell, Middleton was responsible for the commercial strategy, planning and execution of a number of important onshore and offshore brownfield, decommissioning and

Mark Gillespie (Photo: ESS)

ESS Appoints Gillespie as Managing Director

on the oil and gas, decommissioning and renewables industries.   “I will remain very much part of the day-to-day business but will have the freedom to concentrate on improving client relationships and in leading the development of technologies which are relevant to our traditional oil and gas sector clients and the emerging renewables sector.”   The appointment follows the arrival of Iain Middleton in the new role of commercial manager, which will allow commercial director Keith McDermott to pursue new business opportunities for Ecosse in the Asian and U.S. renewables and

Hannah Crutchley (Photo: Global Maritime)

Global Maritime Appoints Crutchley as HSEQ Manager

Global Maritime has appointed Hannah Crutchley as its new Group Health, Safety, Environment and Quality (HSEQ) Manager.  Crutchley has over 10 years experience in the oil and gas sector and will be tasked with ensuring that Global Maritime adheres to the highest health, safety, environmental and quality standards across its business operations. She will be based in London. Crutchley is an experienced HSEQ professional having primarily focused in Asia Pacific and Europe. Roles have included Department HSEQ Manager, Project HSEQ Manager and Site HSE Advisor for large-scale engineering,

Jacqueline Brown (Photo: TNPA)

New Port Managers for TNPA

; who has served as Harbor Master at the Port of Richards Bay and more recently at the Port of Cape Town – brings extensive knowledge in marine operations to the table. He is expected to continue to lead the delivery of TNPA’s strategy to transform Saldanha into a service centre for the oil and gas sector.   Former Mossel Bay Port Manager Tandi Lebakeng has been transferred to the Port of Ngqura to succeed Dweba. Lebakeng has been with Transnet for more than 20 years and her experience spans trade and logistics, business strategy and planning and development.   While these changes

Stream Marine Training CEO Martin White (Photo: SMT)

Stream Marine Training Secures OPITO Approval

gas industry since 1991 to improve workforce safety and competency.   Stream Marine Training CEO Martin White said it is the only Scottish firm outside Aberdeen to have secured this specific OPITO approval, which is widely recognized as one of the most rigorous training accreditations in the oil and gas sector.   The announcement comes hot on the heels of a major project to refurbish SMT’s newly purchased 20,000 sq ft headquarters at Glasgow Airport.   “This is our first OPITO approval, which give us status as an OPITO approved training centre,” White said. &ldquo

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Names Petterson CEO

, construction and maritime industries. His international experience includes time working and living in Norway, Asia and the U.K. to oversee operations and major projects in Australia, Middle East and South America.   Most recently, Petterson served as a private consultant to clients in the oil and gas sector. Petterson served as chief operating officer (COO) and executive vice president at Chicago Bridge and Iron (CB&I) from 2009 to 2013. Prior to CB&I, Petterson was CEO of Gearbulk, Ltd. He was also president and COO of AMEC Americas, a subsidiary of AMEC plc. Prior to joining AMEC, Petterson

Statoil needs to recruit skilled workers to all disciplines in the coming years. (Photo: Øyvind Hagen)

Statoil Recruitment Plan Targets Skilled Workers

level on the Norwegian continental shelf up to 2030 and beyond. However, this means that we must continue to attract talented personnel with good qualifications,” said Aksel Stenerud, vice president human resources Development and Production Norway.   As a result of the downturn in the oil and gas sector, the number of school places for vocational education and training has been significantly reduced, particularly within the field of processing. Applications for apprenticeships have also dropped in the same period. “However, Statoil sees great opportunities for the Norwegian continental

Kiran Chandrasekharan (Photo: Viking SeaTech)

Chandrasekharan Joins Viking SeaTech

. Part of his work will also involve mooring design and analysis and offshore installation of mooring systems.   Chandrasekharan said, “As a naval architect I have been focusing on design and analysis of permanent moorings for the last few years and wanted to develop my career in the oil and gas sector. Viking SeaTech provides me with the perfect opportunity to do this”   He added, “I’m also looking forward to getting the opportunity to work offshore on the installation of mooring systems for rigs and other floating vessels including FPSOs.&rdquo

Photo: RGU

EIC, Robert Gordon University Announce Award

The Energy Industries Council (EIC) has partneredwith Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) MBA program at Aberdeen Business School to present the EIC Rising Star MBA Award, a brand new initiative designed to develop leaders of tomorrow in the oil and gas sector. The winner of the award will receive full tuition fees (worth £16,500  ($21,000)) for the MBA Oil and Gas Management course at RGU, starting in January 2018. Second prize is a £5,000 ($6,500) scholarship towards tuition fees, third prize is a £2,500 ($3,200) scholarship, and all applicants that meet the entry

Daniel Ward (Photo: WRS)

OP/Ed: Outsourcing Boosts Marine Staffing Efficiencies

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. With offshore drilling the most expensive extraction method, the industry taken an even harder hit than onshore projects have and the

Ronnie Garrick (Photo: TWMA)

TWMA Appoints Garrick as CEO, President

, taking over from Ronnie Garrick as CEO. Mr Garrick expands his remit as President of the Company, focusing and leading on three key growth development areas: merger and acquisitions activity; new geographic expansion; and new product and technology development.    Specialists in the oil and gas sector, private equity investors Buckthorn acquired TWMA in May 2017.  With a current a turnover of £50million ($65mln), TWMA employs 540 personnel across offices and service bases in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, West Africa and the Americas.  The firm’s expertise and

Ashley Thomas (Photo: OPITO)

OPITO Crowns 2017 Apprentice of the Year

A former Peterhead Academy student who followed in his family’s footsteps into the oil and gas sector has been named by the global skills for energy body, OPITO, as its Apprentice of the Year 2017.   Ashley Thomas is a second-year process operations apprentice at North East Scotland College in Aberdeen. He was selected to join the Oil and Gas Technical Apprentice Program (OGTAP) in 2016. Mr Thomas grew up near the St Fergus Gas Terminal in Aberdeenshire passing it on his way to school every day. As well as being inspired by the careers of his stepfather and cousin, he also has more

Photo: Rigmarine

Rigmarine Opens Aberdeen Facility

force measurement, load monitoring and suspended weighing load cell equipment manufacturer Straightpoint are among those who have committed to supplying the new facility. Rigmarine, meanwhile, will manufacture wire rope slings up to 128mm diameter. He is candid about the flatness of the offshore oil and gas sector in the region—the industry is cautiously optimistic about the outlook, at best—but believes now is the right time to commit to the sector as offshore clients, particularly those working subsea, are seeking suppliers who can diversify and offer cost reducing initiatives as well as

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

Senior Appointments at First Marine Solutions

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

(Photo: The Underwater Centre)

The Underwater Centre Under New Ownership

has, with industry support, repositioned itself to achieve a long term sustainable future.  Scotland is fortunate to have world class skills, and the infrastructure in place to ensure its place as a world-leader in diver training and as a trials facility. This is a good news story for the oil and gas sector as it continues to move out of the downturn, and demonstrates what can also be achieved through collaboration by industry.“With up to 20 billion barrels of oil equivalent estimated to remain in the North Sea, Scotland's oil and gas industry has a bright future for decades to come

Petterson Named Great Lakes CEO

. Over the tenure of his career, he gained considerable international experience while working and living in Norway, Asia and the United Kingdom to oversee operations and major projects in Australia, Middle East and South America. Most recently, he served as a private consultant to clients in the oil and gas sector. Petterson served as chief operating officer and executive vice president at Chicago Bridge and Iron (CB&I) from 2009 to 2013. Reporting directly to the CEO, he was responsible for all of CB&I's engineering, procurement and construction project operations and sales.    Prior

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