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Monday, February 19, 2018

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Colombia's Ecopetrol Names New CEO, Echeverry Resigns

from Sept. 15, the company said. He has been a vice president at Ecopetrol since February 2016. Echeverry told Reuters in an interview last week that the company will focus on exploring for unconventional deposits in the center and north of the country over the next few years in a bid to increase oil reserves. Ecopetrol is Colombia's largest company and its top crude producer. The government controls 88.49 percent of the firm. (Reporting by Nelson Bocanegra and Julia Symmes Cobb

Oil Sector is Colombia's Biggest Economic Concern

explosions in 2013, the highest in a decade, Colombia's Petroleum Association says. Economic analysts have voiced caution over Colombia's heavy dependence on oil exports, which account for about 40 percent of export revenue. Current output also makes it a struggle for the country to raise its own oil reserves beyond a fairly tight seven years. Shares in state-owned oil producer Ecopetrol, which produces about two thirds of the country's crude, have fallen about 12 percent over the past year. The next largest producer is Canada's Pacific Rubiales. President Juan Manuel Santos, who was re-elected

Oil Above $55 on Weaker Dollar, Saudi Output

dollar, higher interest rates and subdued growth may keep commodity prices in check in 2015," it added. China's February crude oil imports from Iran fell 3.7 percent from a year ago to 2.04 million tonnes. China boosted overall imports late last year, taking advantage of cheap oil to build its reserves, but storage tanks could be reaching their limits, forcing a slowdown in orders.   By Ron Bouss

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Expats Keep Middle East Energy Sectors Ticking Over

of activity in the Middle East remains strong with recent developments only adding to the region’s prospects as a hydrocarbon producer and employer. Iraq continues to open its door to foreign investment to improve its lagging downstream infrastructure and increase production from its significant reserves.  Overall, the employment outlook for the region remains positive with high levels of demand for construction and operational roles.” Mr Guest concluded: “The requirement for construction and operations and maintenance roles is predicted to be the highest, with over 90% of future

New Online Learning Program for Subsea Engineers

will be putting its graduate engineers through the program which is delivered on-line through the university’s virtual learning environments, CampusMoodle. Neil Gordon, chief executive of Subsea UK, said: “As our industry continues to evolve to meet the challenges of exploiting valuable reserves in water depths extending to some 3,000 metres in harsh and highly complex environments, so too has the content of this unique on-line learning program. With updated course material, the program now features progression and tracking options for learners, more interactive content and better designs

David Doig (Photo: OPITO)

Oil & Gas Skills Body Invests in Eastern Mediterranean

industry. Two Cypriot nationals will also be employed to work in OPITO’s Cyprus office with more jobs to be created as the organization implements its skills strategy for the eastern Mediterranean. Mr Wright said: “Prior to March 2014, Cyprus didn’t have any proven oil and gas reserves. Fast forward 12 months and the island has what it takes to become a regional energy hub. I feel very fortunate to play a part in developing Cyprus into a centre of technical excellence. Having worked in a number of different sectors in technically focused roles, I understand the objectives and

FairfieldNodal Welcomes New Member to Its Board of Directors

Seismic nodal technology and services firm FairfieldNodal has welcomed Knut Eriksen as the newest member of its Board of Directors.   Eriksen recently retired from Oceaneering International where he served as Executive Officer and Senior Vice President of Business Development. He has also held other key executive positions in the oil and gas industry, on the operator, service company and contractor sides of the business. He brings industry experience, strategic orientation, demonstrated business development track record and in-depth understanding of the offshore oil and gas segment as

U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz

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

The maritime industry was front and center yesterday in Washington, D.C., as “getting more oil on the water” was touted as one piece of the puzzle in ensuring future U.S. energy security, said U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz. Sec. Moniz spoke yesterday at the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) 2015 EIA Energy Conference at the Renaissance Downtown Hotel in Washington, DC. Building U.S. energy security via a strategic evaluation of the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve  (SPR) was central to his comments, noting  that the size, shape, release triggers and distribution

ESS managing director Mark Gillespie, global business development manager Andy Readyhough and commercial director Iain Middleton. (Photo: ESS)

Readyhough Joins Ecosse

Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS) has added  Andy Readyhough to the management team, charged with global business development for the ambitious Aberdeen-shire based company which specialises in seabed clearance and trenching operations in the renewable energy, oil and gas and interconnector sectors.   Readyhough has joined ESS having previously held senior management positions at Global Marine Systems and DeepOcean UK. He is a master mariner with more than 35 years maritime and offshore experience and for the last 18 years was engaged in submarine cable installation, trenching and maintenance

Vallourec Drilling Products Cuts Roughly 150 Jobs in Texas

Vallourec Drilling Products, a subsidiary of Paris, France-based steel pipe maker Vallourec , will lay off roughly 150 employees in Texas, according to a regulatory filing. Vallourec specializes in making tubular products for the energy and other industrial sectors. It has about 19,000 employees worldwide. The layoffs come as companies that supply equipment and services to the oilfield are still recovering from a three-year rout in oil prices. Although benchmark crude futures have traded above $60 a barrel for much of the year, they have fallen recently amid concerns of growing supply. On

Gibbs & Cox Names Hans VP, Platform Solutions

Gibbs & Cox, Inc. announced the appointment of Matthew P. Hans as Vice President of the Platform Solutions Group. In this role, Hans will be responsible for profit and loss, financial management, and cost and schedule control for all Platform Solutions programs. Hans will maintain oversight of program deliverable quality in coordination with G&C technical Group Managers, as well as ensuring the professional development of program managers within the Group. The Platform Solutions Group provides ship design and naval architecture expertise to military and commercial maritime clients.

Karin Orsel (left) President and CEO of MF Shipping Group, will be the keynote speaker at WISTA USA’s tenth annual luncheon, kicking off the CMA Shipping 2015.  (Photo: http://www.managementfacilities.nl)

MF Shipping’s Orsel to Keynote WISTA Luncheon

Karin Orsel, a prominent leader in the shipping industry and President and CEO of MF Shipping Group, will be the keynote speaker at WISTA USA’s tenth annual luncheon, kicking off the Connecticut Maritime Association’s Shipping 2015 conference.  The luncheon is scheduled for March 23, 2015 at the Hilton Stamford in Stamford, Connecticut. “We are pleased that Karin Orsel will be sharing her experiences as a business owner and thought leader in the maritime industry,” said Alexandra Anagnostis-Irons, WISTA USA President and Total Marine Solutions owner/founder.  

Bruce Stuart (Photo: Interventek)

Interventek Appoints Stuart as Business Development Director

Interventek Subsea Engineering has announced the appointment of Bruce Stuart to the role of Sales and Business Development Director. Stuart brings with him over 30 years of commercial leadership experience and in-depth operational knowledge of the oil and gas industry.  Stuart joins Interventek from Proserv where he was VP Business Development Subsea, having previously held a seven year tenure at FMC Technologies, responsible for U.K. and Canada sales and marketing for their subsea products and systems. This new position at Interventek will support increasing levels of commercialization

Frank Ketelaars (Photo: DNV GL)

Ketelaars Takes the Lead for DNV GL - Oil & Gas in the Americas

his appointment, Ketelaars said: "DNV GL has delivered some of the oil and gas industry's most progressive and technically complex projects across the Group's regions.”    Reducing dependence on imports is a key driver for the energy transition in North America. Large shale gas reserves have enhanced energy security, enabling the substitution of coal-fired power plants with gas-fired capacities and complementing the shift to renewables. Liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals will diversify sources of import and boost exports. Unconventional onshore gas will retain an important share

Kemp: Gulf Migrant Workers Will Be Biggest Victims of Oil Shock

,000 in Bahrain.   In most of these countries, migrants make up an even larger share of the local population than in Saudi Arabia, according to UN calculations.   The situation in each of these economies is different. Some are more petroleum-dependent than others. Some have larger foreign reserves. And the origin of the migrants varies significantly.   Western Asia, which includes the Gulf Arab countries, has the highest share of migrants in the population of any region of the world after North America. In the Gulf itself the share is much higher.   In total, there are more

John Torgersen (Photo: Phoenix International Holdings, Inc.)

Torgersen Joins Phoenix International

Phoenix International Holdings, Inc. announced that John Torgersen has joined the company as its new Quality Management Systems (QMS) Lead overseeing elements in all aspects required to achieve and maintain registration and certification in commercial and military quality standards and certification programs.   Torgersen’s initial focus in his new position will be spearheading the effort to transition Phoenix from our current ISO 9001:2008 certification to the new ISO 9001:2015 standard.   Torgersen comes to Phoenix with over 20 years of experience in Quality, Health, Safety &

Grant Johnson (Photo: Foss Maritime)

Johnson Joins Foss in HSQE Role

Grant Johnson has joined Foss Maritime as Vice President of Health, Safety, Quality and Environment (HSQE), responsible for overseeing, growing and strengthening HSQE performance.   Johnson arrives at Foss from TechnipFMC, an international energy services provider, where he served in various capacities including Director of Worldwide Fleet Management, Asset Technical Director, and most recently as manager of TechnipFMC's contract with Marine Well Containment Company. Before joining TechnipFMC, Johnson held various positions with BP's Alaskan, Shipping and U.S. Gulf of Mexico businesses, and

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