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Seafarers’ Mental Health is Focus of New Training Program

group members include: Anglo-Eastern Ship Management Ltd; Associated British Ports; International Maritime Employers’ Council; International Maritime Organization (IMO); “K” Line LNG Shipping (UK) Limited; The Mission to Seafarers; Nautilus International; Sailors’ Society; Shell International Ltd; The Shipowners’ Club; Swire Pacific Offshore; John H. Whitaker (Tankers) Ltd. Seafarers UK and other organisations are assisting with distribution and promotion of the training package

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Neptune Energy Names Estensen Managing Director for Norway

Neptune Energy has appointed Odin Estensen as Managing Director of its Norwegian business, based in Stavanger.Estensen joins Neptune Energy from A/S Norske Shell, where he is currently the Norway Operated Asset Manager.With more than 28 years’ experience in the oil and gas sector, Estensen started his career with Schlumberger before joining Shell in 1990, where he went on to hold various senior roles across Europe, and also to support operations in the Middle East, Africa and Asia.Anne Botne, currently Interim Country Director of Norway for Neptune, will remain with the company and fully resume

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Hundreds of Norway Oil Workers Go On Strike

Hundreds of workers on Norwegian offshore oil and gas rigs went on strike on Tuesday after rejecting a proposed wage deal, leading to the shutdown of one Shell-operated field and helping send Brent crude prices higher.One union said hundreds more workers would join the strike on Sunday if an agreement over union demands for a wage increase and pension rights was not reached.Royal Dutch Shell said that due to the strike it was temporarily closing production at its Knarr field, which has a daily output of 23,900 barrels of mostly oil, but also natural gas liquids and natural gas.Shutting the field

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BP Names Former Statoil Boss Lund as Next Chairman

BP named Helge Lund, a former head of Norway's Statoil, as its next chairman on Thursday, as the British oil major looks to extend a period of rapid growth after recovering from a deadly oil spill in 2010.Lund, who also led BG Group during its acquisition by rival Royal Dutch Shell, will replace Carl-Henric Svanberg, chairman of BP for almost nine years, at the beginning of next year.The 55-year-old Lund steered Statoil through its transformation from a state oil company into a leading global player, and is likely to have to navigate BP through the succession of its veteran CEO Bob Dudley later

Hardy Takes Over as Vitol CEO

and management roles in Singapore and London. He has been a member of Vitol's executive committee since 2007 and was named CEO of the Europe, Middle-East and Africa region in 2017. He has a Master of Engineering from Imperial College, London.   An Oxford graduate, Taylor began his career at Shell in 1978 working in South America and southeast Asia. He joined Vitol in 1985 and became group President and CEO in 1995.   Taylor turned the modest Dutch fuel dealer into a global giant that poached top talent from majors such as BP and Shell and ultimately became their biggest trading competitor

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Oil Producer Norway Starts Wage Talks to Avert Widespread Strikes

interests.   Top companies that could be affected by the talks include consumer goods maker Orkla, fertiliser maker Yara , metals producer Hydro and oil services companies Aker Solutions and Kvaerner.   Also at risk are major oil firms including Statoil, Aker BP, Lundin Petroleum and Shell. (Editing by Terje Solsvik, editing by Louise Heavens)  

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UK Shipping Seeks to Double Seafarer Training Fund

to cover the costs of training seafarers.   UK shipping companies would also undertake to employ their newly qualified officers for a sufficient period to enable them to attain the higher level Certificate of Competencies.   Big-name multinationals like Anglo Eastern Group; BP Shipping, Shell Shipping & Maritime and Maersk Crewing are among the 40 shipping companies that have backed the letter.   “The Government has a vision of a Global Britain and shipping is willing and able to play its part in achieving this. SMarT Plus provides an opportunity for the Government to

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Apprentice Group Starts at QA Weld Tech

problem solving.    Working with difficult materials and engineering innovative solutions, the company is well recognized within the industry for its dynamic capabilities and ability to solve complex problems, working on projects alongside major companies across the globe including BP, Total, Shell and GE.   Founded in 1980, QA Weld Tech is a provider of integrated welding and engineering services delivering a full turnkey service from initial consultation right through to project management, inspection and testing. The company has recently expanded and now operates in seven new sectors

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

; from both within DNV GL and outside the company. In his previous role, he was responsible for DNV GL's risk advisory operations in the UK. Ketelaars joined DNV GL in 2005 through the acquisition of Jardine and Associates, where he specialized in asset performance and availability analysis. He worked for Shell UK Expro as a subsea and pipeline engineer prior to his ten-year career at Jardine. Ketelaars holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Delft in the Netherlands.   Ketelaars succeeds Peter Bjerager, who has been in charge of Region Americas

Shell Nabs Sinochem Crude Trader for Singapore Desk

Royal Dutch Shell has hired a former manager in Sinochem's London office to help bolster its crude oil trading into the Chinese market, sources told Reuters. Zheng Qingpu, who worked as the deputy general manager for Sinochem in London, has joined the Shell crude oil trading desk in Singapore, the sources said. Major trading houses and independent oil firms are chasing qualified and well-connected staff for their Asia trading desks, spurred on by the opening up of China's oil imports to include independent refineries. Shell declined to comment on staff moves. Qingpu, who managed West African

Tuomas Riski, CEO, Norsepower, Nor-Shipping Young Entrepreneur Award 2017 winner  (Photo: Norsepower)

Norsepower CEO Scoops Young Entrepreneur Award

and retrofitting, has the ability to deliver fuel and emissions savings of up to 20% when wind conditions are favorable. The company recently announced that it will install the technology on a 109,647-deadweight tonne (DWT) tanker owned by leading shipowner and operator Maersk and in collaboration with Shell.    

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Most Norwegian Oil Workers Agree to Wage Deal

and gas producer with daily output in April of around 2.1 million barrels of oil, condensate and natural gas liquids, as well as natural gas corresponding to about 1.7 million barrels of oil equivalent.   Top operators offshore Norway include, among others, Statoil , Aker BP, Total, Exxon Mobil , Shell and Centrica. (Reporting by Oslo newsroom; Editing by Mark Potter)  

Signing the technical partnership renewal are University of Cebu President Atty. Augusto W. Go. (left) and Shell Marine Executive Director Jan Toschka (Photo: Shell)

Shell to Continue Philippine Mariner Training

Shell Marine has renewed its technical partnership for a further four years with the University of Cebu - Maritime Education and Training Center (UC METC).  At the signing of the new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) were Shell Marine Executive Director Jan Toschka, University of Cebu President Atty. Augusto W. Go.    Shell Marine will provide expertise in lubrication technology to the students and lecturers of the UC METC. A technical team from Shell Marine will provide training and knowledge modules through workshops and seminars at the UC METC.   Shell Marine Executive

(l-r): Hank Danos, Paul Danos, Scott Theriot, Mark Danos and Eric Danos (Photo: Danos)

Danos Names Staff Employee of the Year

shop in Larose while going to school. After graduating from Nicholls State University in 2008, he was hired full-time as a personnel coordinator. He later worked as a Vessels of Opportunity (VOO) manager before moving into materials management, ultimately rising to Danos’ senior account manager for Shell. Under Theriot’s leadership, the account (including a terminal facility with more than 20 employees in Harvey, La.) has sustained an incident-free safety record, for a total of 13 years without a recordable incident. Thanks to this success, he was recently promoted to operations manager for

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

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 greenfield projects. He was latterly supply chain manager for Shell projects in the UK, Ireland and Netherlands, with responsibility for an

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UK to Create Shipping Jobs through New SMarT+

seafarer training, the UK Chamber of Shipping has said.   The industry trains around 800 new cadets each year, but this could increase to 1200 under a new industry proposal that would see shipowners commit to employing cadets after their training is completed.   Major employers including Shell and Carnival have already committed to the scheme.   The scheme, documented in a business case presented to the Department for Transport and developed by the UK Chamber of Shipping, Merchant Navy Training Board and Nautilus International, calls for the Government to double seafarer training

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IBIA’s Chief Executive Hall to Retire

ways to smooth the global transition from high sulphur residual bunkers to low sulphur fuels. The growth of LNG as a marine fuel was also examined, an issue very pertinent to the Port of Gibraltar which is gearing up to  offer LNG bunkers utilizing facilities being developed in partnership with Shell to supply LNG for use in local power generation.   Hall has been key in increasing IBIA’s impact in the bunker sector, growing IBIA’s membership by 210 percent from 427 to 890 members over the three years he has been in charge, and boosting IBIA’s role in providing events

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