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Norwegian Petroleum Directorate Names New Senior Management Team

.May Karin Mannes (54) will be Director of NCS analysis and data management.Mannes’ responsibilities will include resource accounts, prognoses, NCS analyses, shelf data management and international work.Mannes has a business and economics degree (BAHons) from the University of Strathclyde in Scotland. Today, she is a director responsible for consultancy services within gas and LNG for the British consultancy firm Timera Energy.In 2012, Mannes helped start up the analysis company Eclipse Energy Group, when she was responsible for their gas market analyses. Eclipse became the leading gas market

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OGTC Names New Chair

integral to our growth and success and I am very grateful for his support and counsel.”Martin Gilbert, Chair, said: “Aberdeen has been a major part of my life – both professionally and personally – and I am passionate about investing in the future prosperity of the North East of Scotland. As Chair of the OGTC I look forward to working with Colette and her talented team to do just that.“Despite the significant economic challenges facing country as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, governments and industry remain committed to delivering net zero. The OGTC, therefore, has

Victoria Strickland (Photo: MTL)

MTL Supports the Next Generation

and many have successfully gained employment with the firm’s specialist team.However, at the start of the year, the team welcomed a student from Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. Johns, Canada. Victoria Strickland, a fourth-year student studying Naval Architecture, arrived in Aberdeen, Scotland in February to carry out a technical internship, working with MTL’s vastly experienced and dedicated naval architecture team.Lead Naval Architect for MTL Ian Stewart said: “We were delighted to welcome Victoria to our Kintore headquarters, it was a great opportunity for both Victoria

Nine Hunter Class Frigates will be built in Adelaide by a workforce of more than 2,400. (Image: BAE Systems)

Ship Jobs to Fuel South Australian Recovery

remaining AWD workforce with the latest industry 4.0 technologies and techniques that will benefit the Hunter program and future shipbuilding projects in the state.The Hunter Class Frigates are based on the Type 26 Global Ship, which BAE Systems is building for the United Kingdom’s Royal Navy in Scotland.The first of more than 40 ASC shipbuilding staff seconded to BAE’s Scotland shipyards as part of a knowledge transfer are beginning to return to South Australia after up to 18 months in the UK learning how to build the ships.The two-year first building of five test blocks at Osborne is beginning

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Motive Offshore Appoints Leith

Motive Offshore Group appointed David Leith as Rentals Division Manager.Motive Offshore Group has also reported an impressive start to 2020 for its Rentals division, with first quarter results exceeding initial expectations.Launched in 2010 by James Gregg and Dave Acton, Motive Offshore Group is headquartered in Boyndie, Banff, Scotland, with additional offices in Aberdeen, Houston, Norway and the Middle East.

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NOV Names New Chief Technology Officer

Officer while also retaining his responsibilities as Chief Marketing Officer.”As Chief Marketing Officer, Reid has been charged with developing the market and strategic engine of NOV across regional operations and business segments. Reid joined Varco International in 1992, and has lived in Scotland, California, and Houston while working worldwide in roles covering business development, product development, leadership, and management

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Tens of Thousands of Offshore Jobs at Risk, UK Union Warns

in the North Sea today.“The UK and Norway are, of course subject to the same economic conditions and the UK Government must agree a new offshore oil and gas industrial strategy with the offshore unions and industry in order to prevent catastrophic job losses and skills shortages especially in Scotland from the combined impact of collapsing oil prices and COVID-19.”Key-worker status Among the union's demands are for offshore workers to be given ‘key worker’ status, "to recognize their critical role in keeping the lights on during the current public health crisis

Dr Phil Anderson and his kayak. Photo from SAMS.

@ SAMS, Science + Autonomy = Answers

data marine science research is able to gather is being extended. The work done by the Scottish Association of Marine Science (SAMS) is a case in point. It’s a charitable organisation, with its roots in the 1800s, that does a lot more than its remote location on the wet and crinkly west coast of Scotland might suggest. It’s involved in projects on a global stage and there are few areas of the seas and oceans that it’s not been at least some studies in; from looking at the survivability of prawn catch discards to the behaviour of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC)

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Online Tool Helps Assess Drilling Safety

available.  The new Roustabout assessment contains a variety of role specific questions that have been reviewed and tested with the current offshore workforce to ensure the language and content is fit for purpose.There are more than 8,500 roustabouts employed in the oil and gas industry in Scotland alone, making up 5% of the total UKCS workforce.Mark Cullens, director at OPITO, said, “Working alongside the drilling community has allowed OPITO to offer a robust, relevant assessment option for employers to ensure their roustabouts have the knowledge to carry out their role competently

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UK Offshore Workers Accept New Pay Offer

Oil workers accepted an improved pay offer by the Offshore Contractors Association to 2,500 union members, the Unite union said, a move which removes the threat of strike in the British North Sea which is home to the Brent crude benchmark."Unite Scotland's 2,500 strong Offshore Contractors Association (OCA) membership today... confirmed they have accepted the revised pay offer following an online ballot on a 71 percent turnout," Unite said on Twitter on Tuesday."The two year pay deal represents a significant improvement on the initial OCA offer."(Reporting By Shadia Nasralla

Mark Bowden  (Photo: Intermarine UK)

Intermarine UK Appoints Bowden

sector includes more than 27 years at ship repair and conversion company A&P Falmouth, nine of those as procurement manager negotiating long-term supplier agreements. Most recently he oversaw the opening of India’s Lavgan shipyard in the state of Maharashtra, before moving to Rosyth in Scotland to assist with the construction of the second Royal Navy aircraft carrier, HMS Prince of Wales.Bowden said his primary focus is on building Intermarine UK’s reputation as a provider of engineering services to the UK’s ship repair, refit, conversion and shipbuilding markets

Steve Mitchell  (Photo: ASCO)

Mitchell to Head Up ASCO Operations Function

Steve Mitchell has been appointed to the Senior Management team at ASCO, taking up the role of Operations Director (Scotland) as the materials management company continues its drive for efficiency through digitalization.Mitchell, who will be based at ASCO HQ in Aberdeen, will focus on the operation of the company's supply bases in Peterhead and Aberdeen.Mitchell has worked in oil and gas for 34 years and has experience both in the U.K. and internationally with several major international oil companies including Chevron, Oryx Energy, Kerr-McGee and Maersk Oil, where he held the role of Global Head

Top (left to right): Jeremy Troughton, General Manager - Marine Leisure & Events, GAC UK and Wynne Raymond, General Manager - Shipping, GAC UK; bottom (left to right): Adrian Henry, General Manager - Oil, Gas & Renewables, GAC UK and Mark Horton, General Manager - Freight Services, GAC UK (Photos: GAC)

GAC UK Announces New Senior Management

in yachting and event management, including the London Olympic Games. His brief is to continue to grow the GAC Pindar marine leisure business and to develop the company’s growth in new associated sectors and events.Wynne Raymond, General Manager - ShippingBased in GAC UK’s Grangemouth, Scotland, headquarters, Raymond has been with GAC for five years and has gained an in-depth understanding of the shipping industry – both from his time leading the UK shipping team and from his background as a buyer of shipping services. In addition to continuing to build relationships with GAC UK&rsquo

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The Underwater Centre Under New Ownership

provide a platform to underpin business growth in the years ahead.”Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy Paul Wheelhouse also welcomed the news: “I am delighted that The Underwater Centre 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

Pictured left to right are Simon Brebner, chief executive  of Peterhead Port Authority; Linda Hope, center manager for the Scottish Maritime Academy; Frazer Smart; and John Forman harbor master, Peterhead Port Authority. (Photo: Sentinel Marine)

Young Seaman Sets Sail on Journey to Career with Sentinel Marine

A young seaman has plotted the first point on his course toward a successful career in the maritime industry after being named deckhand trainee of the year by the Scottish Maritime Academy, North East Scotland College’s nautical center.Frazer Smart, who joined the team at Aberdeen-based company Sentinel Marine after graduating, has also just returned from his first trip to sea.Smart (24), from Turriff, was presented with the award, sponsored by Peterhead Port Authority, after lecturers on the 12-week program determined that he was best overall student from the three courses that run over the

Left to right: Colin Mottershead, Shiphand/Tug Driver; Darrin Hyde, RTITB Trainer/Gantry Operator; Nusrat Ghani MP, Maritime Minister; Patrick Walters, Chief Operating Officer, Jo Scott, Group Head of Marketing; Emma Wilson, Digital Apprentice; Mark Reynolds, Shift Manager (Photo: Peel Ports)

Maritime Minister Visits Port of Liverpool

and Savannah.The TA2 and Colombia Express routes will use a range of vessels up to 8,500 TEU. The larger vessels will call at Liverpool2 with smaller vessels using Royal Seaforth Container Terminal.Earlier this year Peel Ports introduced a rail freight service connecting the Port of Liverpool to Scotland, in partnership with DB Cargo. It is now the only major U.K. container terminal to offer tri-modal connectivity, with road, rail and water, the Manchester Ship Canal, plus short-sea shipping offering connections to Scotland and Ireland

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Real-world Training in Environmental Compliance

of Ocean Guardian and SUNY Maritime alumna Anna Silva (’98) will be on hand to deliver training to officers, instructors and approximately 740 cadets before the ship departs campus on May 7. This year, the ship will be calling on San Juan, Puerto Rico; Palma de Mallorca, Spain; Glasgow, Scotland; Gaeta, Italy; and Ponta Delgada, Azores before returning to New York on August 10, 2018.“The ship’s worldwide itinerary will really give cadets the chance to understand first-hand how complex the regulatory environment is,” said Total Marine Solution’s manager of business

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