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Olav Hetland - Credit: Ocean Installer

Ocean Installer Names Director to Lead Offshore Wind Branch

wind installation ambition.Odd Strømsnes, CEO of Ocean Installer said: "I am very excited about this new chapter for our company, which makes Ocean Installer even morerelevant in the ongoing global transition from oil and gas to renewable business. Our proven track record from complex subsea oil and gas projects will be key for success in the process of installing and developing offshore wind farms going forward."The newly appointed Offshore Wind Farms director, Hetland, has more than 30 years’ experience within the energy industry, of which more than 17 years within renewable

Ed Galloway - Credit: Harvey Gulf International Marine

Ex-Subsea 7 Man to Head Harvey Gulf's New Subsea Services Business

The U.S.-based offshore support vessel operator Harvey Gulf International Marine has appointed Ed Galloway to manage Harvey’s new subsea venture company, Harvey Subsea Services. Galloway was previously Director of Gulf of Mexico Region for Subsea7/i-Tech7 where he ran the company’s IMR business, including related charters and engineering solutions. Prior to this, Galloway, a U.S. Navy veteran, spent 23 years at Oceaneering, working in various leadership roles, focused on their subsea business. Commenting on his new role, Galloway said: Having chartered vessels from

Matt Green (Photo: Greensea)

Greensea Hires Green as Senior Robotics Engineer

added key personnel to its engineering team to support the development of its EOD technologies. Matt Green, Senior Robotics Engineer, is leading the technology development of Greensea’s EOD Workspace, a navigation, control, and user interface system for inspection class ROVs used  in military subsea EOD mitigation.“We wanted a robotics engineer who would push the boundaries of what a small ROV is capable of in the EOD world. These ROVs require highly accurate navigation and control in a narrow SWaP-C environment,” said Greensea CEO, Ben Kinnaman. “Matt comes to Greensea with

NPD Director General Ingrid Sølvberg - Credit/NPD

Norwegian Petroleum Directorate Names New Senior Management Team

and training within these fields. He has also held a number of different positions within communication in the group, including as press spokesperson and director of communications.Skauby has also lectured in marketing management at BI for ten years and has worked with communications and contracts in Subsea 7, Halliburton, and the Norwegian Defence Estates Agency.Erik Garshol (48) has been hired as Director of organization and IT.Garshol’s responsibilities will include organizational and management development, HR and wage policy, finance, building management and IT operations and development.Garshol

Daniel Toerner (Photo: TSGI)

The Shearer Group Hires Toerner

surveying firm, Daniel Toerner.A recent graduate from Texas A&M University, College Station, with a Bachelor of Science in Ocean Engineering, Toerner joins TSGI as a naval architect. During his time at Texas A&M, he interned at Electro-Mechanical Industries, Kiewit Offshore Services, and Clarus Subsea Integrity. He also studied during a summer abroad in Italy.Toerner was the Team Captain for Texas A&M’s Human Powered Submarine Team where he designed, modeled and built a submarine which raced in the International Submarine Races against other universities from numerous countries. He was

Even Larsen - Credit: Ocean Installer

Fred. Olsen Ocean CEO Moves to Ocean Installer to Lead Offshore Wind Business

Olsen Ocean.Fred. Olsen Ocean Ltd. is the parent company for Fred. Olsen related companies active in the offshore renewables industry.Larsen said: "The offshore wind industry is rapidly expanding from primarily a north European activity into a truly global business. Ocean Installer is a well-reputed subsea installation company, and I am excited to join the ambitious Ocean Installer team for their journey of transition into the offshore wind segment. I will contribute with my hands-on offshore wind experience and a strong commitment for offshore wind, with a target to build a new strong Norwegian global

“I think we need to be bold in our thinking, but cautious in our applications. It doesn’t cost that much money to play around with ideas; and that small investment could turn up some great benefits. But if you’re afraid to make that initial investigation, things will pass you by.”
John Waterhouse, Elliott Bay Design Group

Interview: John Waterhouse, EBDG - “Be Bold in Thinking but Cautious in Application”

.He said many clients are looking at autonomous opportunities, “but in reality we have had autonomy at different levels for some time … autopilot, the unmanned engine room are both forms of autonomy. He maintains that the technology is there, as evidenced by autonomous operations in the subsea sector, “but the practical side of me asks; what’s going to happen when things start going wrong? The maritime industry is conservative with cause.”“I think we need to be bold in our thinking, but cautious in our applications,” concludes Waterhouse. “Don&rsquo

Nigel Underwood - Image Credit: Xodus

Xodus Names Subsea and Pipelines Branch Boss

UK-based energy consultancy Xodus Group has appointed Nigel Underwood as new manager to head up the company’s London subsea and pipelines division.Underwood, who joins from Petrofac where we worked as consultancy manager, will oversee Xodus’ international subsea and pipelines work, from concept through to detailed design and delivery.Xodus’ portfolio of work includes the development of subsea infrastructure designs, rigid and flexible pipeline and riser design as well as cables and interconnectors. The company also has expertise in advanced finite element analysis and vast experience

DOF's Skandi Vega vessel - Image by Cavernia/Wikimedia - Shared under CC BY-SA 4.0 license

DOF Chairman to Resign after 18 Years in Position

Norwegian offshore vessel operator DOF has said Helge Møgster will be resigning from the Board of Directors in DOF ASA following the upcoming ordinary General Meeting, after 18 years in the role as Chairman. He will also resign as chairman in DOF Subsea AS. DOF said it will be proposed to the general meeting of both DOF ASA and DOF Subsea AS that Hans Olav Lindal replaces Helge Møgster as chairman of the two companies. "The Group will be facing a very challenging period going forward, with extensive and comprehensive processes related to the refinancing of the Group.

David Cox (Photo: MatthewsDaniel)

MatthewsDaniel Names Cox as CEO

Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore.  Previously Chief Operating Officer, Cox succeeds Kevin Jarman who has been CEO of MatthewsDaniel for 30 years. Jarman having led the growth and expansion of the business through those three decades will now act as a Special Advisor.Cox started his career as a Subsea Engineer in 2001 with BBP Technical Services and began his career as a Loss Adjuster when he joined MatthewsDaniel in 2006.  Based in Singapore for seven years as the Managing Director for Asia-Pacific, he returned to London in 2016 as Managing Director for Europe in 2018. Since 2019 he has

Geoff Proud - Image Credit: Neodrill

Neodrill Expands CAN Team with UK Business Development Manager

Neodrill, Norway-based pre-rig well construction technology specialist, has appointed Geoff Proud as Business Development Manager for its Conductor Anchor Node (CAN) integrator solution in the UK. Proud, who has 30 years of experience in the oil and gas sector, with a focus on subsea production systems, will work to drive forward the CAN-integrator technology in the UK market. Neodrill's CAN-integrator expedites early production by enabling pre-rig well construction and marine operations. The CAN-integrator is a further build on Neodrill’s proprietary CAN technology.

Offshore workers - Image by  wanfahmy - AdobeStock

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

ownership and operation of installations in the event of North Sea operators going out of business, as part of a new industrial strategy for offshore oil and gas.Also, the workers are asking for government-funded unemployment and sick pay schemes for all offshore workers across production, drilling and Subsea sectors and other supply chain workers who lose their jobs due to contracting Coronavirus, are required to self-isolate or from the collapse in oil prices.“Norway’s state energy company Equinor has set up a department specifically to respond to COVID-19 with the overriding aim of preserving

(Photo: Harvey Gulf International Marine)

Harvey Gulf Hires Dunn as Subsea VP

Harvey Gulf International Marine announced it has hired John Dunn as Vice President of Subsea Vessel Operations, as the US-based services firm looks to grow its subsea business.Dunn, formerly of Oceaneering, has been hired as a member of Harvey Gulf's executive management team to assemble and manage Harvey Gulf’s subsea vessels, team and operations.Prior to Oceaneering, Dunn was the director of operations at Meridian Ocean Services, a subsea service provider acquired by Oceaneering in 2016. He is also an unlimited USCG chief engineer and worked for Chevron Shipping’s tanker and floating

Kevin Murphy, Deputy CEO. Photo: Ocean Installer

Ocean Installer Appoints New CEO

Ocean Installer has announced the appointment of Odd Strømsnes as the company’s new CEO as company enters new growth phase and addresses offshore wind market.The Norwegian subsea contractor said in a press note that the interim CEO Kevin Murphy will continue as Deputy CEO.Strømsnes was most recently managing director at TIOS, a TechnipFMC and Island Offshore joint venture, and has more than 25 years of experience from the global subsea industry holding various senior executive and board roles. He was managing director for Technip Norge from 2010 to 2016."Odd will also be

(Photo: ROVOP)

ROVOP to Hold Open Day for Graduates

Subsea robotics company ROVOP is set to host its annual graduate open day at its Aberdeen headquarters, inviting final year university students to learn about its two-year program, taking place on Wednesday December 4.Attendees will have the opportunity to find out how to apply for the company’s 2020 intake, as well as hear from key members of ROVOP staff including its CEO David Lamont, those currently on the program, and those who have completed it.ROVOP’s bespoke program offers a two-year structured training and development plan, tailored to each individual’s background and aspiratio

Helen Samuels  (Photo: Bibby Marine Ltd)

Bibby Marine Appoints Samuels as CEO

is the holding company for Bibby Maritime Limited which provides floating accommodation to major projects worldwide: Bibby Marine Services Limited which provides services to offshore windfarms and installations, including the award-winning Bibby WaveMaster 1 : and Bibby HydroMap which provides leading subsea mapping and data analysis services.Bibby Marine Ltd is a subsidiary of Bibby Line Group – a diverse, $1 billion global business, operating in 16 countries, employing 4,000 people in sectors including retail, financial services, distribution, marine and construction equipment hire

CODA Elects Plumb to Board of Directors

Coda Octopus Group, Inc. (CODA) (Nasdaq: CODA), a leader in real-time 3D sonar technology and real-time subsea intelligence, announced the election of J. Charles Plumb, Captain, USNR (Ret.) to its Board of Directors. Captain Plumb was elected at the company’s annual meeting of stockholders.Captain J. Charles Plumb is a retired U.S. Navy fighter pilot and former Vietnam Prisoner of War. He retired from the United States Navy after 28 years of service, and his military honors include two Purple Hearts, the Legion of Merit, the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, and the P.O.W. Medal. Since his

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