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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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Rick Meidel (Photo: Crowley)

Meidel Joins Crowley Fuels in Alaska

poised to continue our success this year,” said Smith. “We expect Rick to keep the team focused on safe, flawless operations and exceptional customer service while growing and continually improving the company.” Crowley Fuels provides transportation, distribution and sales of petroleum products to more than 280 communities across Alaska, and liquefied natural gas (LNG) sales, distribution and engineering services primarily in Alaska, the Caribbean and Central America

Crude carrier: Photo courtesy of Alaskan Tanker Co. Alaskan

Alaska Packs Powerful Maritime Economic Punch: New Study

receiving cargo from Alaska: Domestic maritime cargo transported into Alaska totals more than 8.8 million tons each year. Each year 34.2 million tons of crude petroleum originating in Alaska is transported by ship to other American states. In addition, Alaska brings in 7.4 million tons of petroleum products from other states. Overall, petroleum products are the top commodity category moved by domestic vessels from Alaska to other states. Manufactured goods are the top commodity category received by domestic vessels into the State. Alaska’s own navigable waterway network of over

IBIA: Bunker Market Opportunities in Africa

Regional Forum. Here government policies covering licencing, encouraging good practices and offering economic incentives for ships to call for bunkers such as a 50% reduction in port dues and anchorage fees are delivering positive results. Future plans include additional storage tank capacity for petroleum products, including marine fuels and improvements to the supply infrastructure. The Forum also considered the outlook in South Africa itself, where- despite an increase in shipping volumes - bunker sales have dropped significantly in recent years. High port call costs have made it unattractive

Mark Tabbutt testifying

Domestic American Maritime Industry Booming

renaissance and its contributions to America’s economic, national and homeland security have never been more important,” said Tabbutt.  “The largest sector of our domestic marine transportation industry supports our energy infrastructure with the movement of crude, refined petroleum products, and chemicals and has seen dramatic growth as a result of the shale oil revolution. This is driving record levels of new vessel construction orders and deliveries in American shipyards.”   Tabbutt updated the subcommittee on the growth in domestic vessel construction and noted

AMP Chairman Tom Allegretti

American Maritime Industry Booming Testifies AMP

renaissance and its contributions to America’s economic, national and homeland security have never been more important,” said Tabbutt.  “The largest sector of our domestic marine transportation industry supports our energy infrastructure with the movement of crude, refined petroleum products, and chemicals and has seen dramatic growth as a result of the shale oil revolution. This is driving record levels of new vessel construction orders and deliveries in American shipyards.”   Tabbutt updated the subcommittee on the growth in domestic vessel construction and noted

Khalifa Ali Al-Hetmi (Photo: Milaha)

Milaha CEO Al-Hetmi to Step Down

to lead Milaha for so many years; it has truly been an honor.”   The company was established in July 1957 as the first public shareholding company registered in Qatar and holds commercial registration number 1. Milaha’s current activities include marine transportation in gas, petroleum products, containers and bulk; offshore support services; port management and operations; logistics services; shipyard; trading agencies; real estate investments; and asset management

The Impact of Decarbonization on Shipping Finance

Trading Scheme (ETS), both from 2023, and science-based targets initiatives that could also apply pressure from outside the maritime sector to reduce emissions. The report also outlines the role that the Paris Agreement could play in depressing demand for the transport of key commodities like petroleum products and coal.    Moreover, the report suggests that the shipping industry begin to consider methods, such as internal carbon pricing or other shipping industry-appropriate tools, to analyse the potential climate-exposed finance that is part of the existing $355.25 billion global loan

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

APT 1 Start of Construction Ceremony

Ceremony Marks the Construction of 5 American Tankers

  General Dynamics NASSCO and City of San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer today signaled the start of construction of five American Petroleum Tankers at a steel cutting ceremony for the first tanker, the APT-1, at the NASSCO shipyard in San Diego. Joined by General Dynamics NASSCO executive leadership and Mayor Faulconer were representatives from Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P., and Rob Kurz, vice president of Kinder Morgan Terminals and president of KMP subsidiary American Petroleum Tankers. “Today’s start of construction ceremony signifies our ongoing relationship with

Oman Drydock Company (ODC) appointed Said bin Homoud Al Mawali as Chief Executive Officer. (Photo: ODC)

New Shipyards CEO at Oman Drydock Company

, asset management, plant operations, supply chain, cost control, business development, mergers and acquisition, Said is leading the corporate strategies and overall policies and procedures to ensure that all key people play constructive role in the development. Said occupied significant positions at Petroleum Development Oman, Occidental Oman, Sohar Aluminum and Oman Oil Company. Said held board and sub-committee roles in Oman Rail, Majan Ferrochrome, Oman Gas Company, Vale Oman, Oman India Fertilizer Company and Oman Shipping. Said holds Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Imperial College

AccessESP Names Algeroy as Europe and Africa Region Manager

and managerial positions, primarily in the completions sector. Most recently, he worked as the product line manager for Schlumberger where he was responsible for the development of a new electric intelligent completions system for ERD and ML wells.    Algeroy holds a Bachelor of Science in petroleum engineering from Stavanger University in Norway. He is an active member of SPE where he has served as a Forum-Steering Committee member, discussion leader and paper author

FairfieldNodal Names New President, CEO

roles at General Electric.   Davison holds an MBA from the University of Tennessee. He is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt, and has international training and experience in operational excellence and executive management.   He is a member the Institute of Industrial Engineering, the Petroleum Equipment Services Association and the American Society for Quality

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

PSIL Recruits Global Sales Director, Expands In Middle East

Process Systems International Limited (PSIL)  is expanding its global network across Qatar, Kuwait, Oman and the UAE.   PSIL designs and commissions horizontal, vertical, molten sulphur and vortex-flo pumps for national oil companies, major operators and service providers including Qatar Petroleum, TCO, Taymel, BP, Shell, Brown & Root and Read. Its British-engineered and manufactured technologies have a minimum design-life standard of 25 years, improving efficiency while reducing costs by mitigating the need for regular and expensive refurbishment and replacement programmes. The

Maritime Studyies Lecture: Image courtesy of CMTI

Upcoming Maritime Recruitment Fair at CMTI

fleet of 10 vessels. With tugs ranging in size from 66 to 100 feet, Norfolk Tug operates in ocean, coastal, near coastal, inland, bay and bay tributary waterways. In addition to tugs, they also provide for the safe movement of a variety of products and containers including fertilizer, coal, aggregate, petroleum, steel, and dredge products. Norfolk Tug also provides “project work” services involving multiple barge and tug tows, dredge tending and scow tow work, and a variety of services for general assistance to marine based construction projects. According to Norfolk Tug, “We recognize

Obren Lekic (Photo: Borets)

Borets US Names Lekic as CEO

of business development focusing on U.S. growth opportunities. Lekic received a degree in mining engineering from the University of Leeds, UK, and a master’s degree in business administration from Colorado State University at Fort Collins, Colo., U.S. He is an active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers

Jean-Jacques Biteau, Vice-President, EAGE; Professor Sebastian Geiger, Heriot-Watt University; Chris Ward, President, EAGE. (Photo: Heriot-Watt)

Alfred Wegener Award to Professor Geiger

Professor Sebastian Geiger, Director of the Institute of Petroleum Engineering (IPE) and Foundation CMG Chair at Heriot-Watt University, has been awarded the 2017 Alfred Wegener Award by the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE). The Award is made to an Association member who has made an outstanding contribution over a period of time to the scientific and technical advancement of one or more of the disciplines in the Association, particularly petroleum geoscience and engineering.   The citation for the Award mentioned that his contributions to the field of carbonate

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