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Philip Luongo - Credit: Harvey Gulf

U.S. Offshore Vessel Owner Harvey Gulf Welcomes Philip Luongo as Executive VP

his Unlimited U.S. Coast Guard License by sailing on deep sea vessels and operating production platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. Luongo then transitioned shore side where he worked for BP for nine years, holding various leadership roles supporting the U.S Gulf of Mexico, Angola, Trinidad, Canada, and Brazil. Luongo joins Harvey Gulf as Executive Vice President of Sales, focusing on Oil & Gas, Subsea, Offshore Wind, Government and Military Contracts, and Space Exploration. Luongo is the President of the Kings Point Alumni Foundation in Houston, TX, and a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Reserve

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Chris Hughey Named FMC General Counsel

Commission (FEC) as its Deputy General Counsel, and was designated as the FEC’s Acting General Counsel from August 2010 to September 2011. Hughey assumes his new role at the FMC following a ten-year career in the U.S. Department of State as a Foreign Service Officer, where his postings included Brazil, Kuwait, and Madagascar.“We are fortunate to have Chris Hughey join the Commission as the General Counsel. His prior FMC experience and litigation background is valuable. He is uniquely qualified to assume these duties and my colleagues and I will benefit from his legal counsel,” said

Stuart, Florida-based Ocean5 appointed Roger Kovalski as Vice President of Engineering. Photo courtesy Ocean5

Kovalski Named VP, Engineering at Ocean5

Ocean5 appointed Roger Kovalski as Vice President of Engineering. He was previously Senior Project Engineer & Yacht Designer, and began his career with OCEAN5 in early 2012.Kovalski has been in the engineering and design profession for over 25 years, coming to the U.S/ from his native home in Brazil in 2001. He is fully conversant with the engineering needs of any project including the design of aluminum, steel or fiberglass boats and is proficient in all technical applications, techniques, and software pertinent to the design and production processes.Roger has played a critical part in designing

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Brazil Selects Gileno Gurjao Barreto as Petrobras Chairman

The Brazilian government selected Gileno Gurjao Barreto on Thursday as its nominee to chair state-run oil giant Petrobras' board.The Mines and Energy Ministry also confirmed Caio Mario Paes de Andrade as its nominee to be Petrobras' chief executive.The nominations, which still need to be approved by shareholders, come weeks after Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro ousted the company's previous chief executive, who served less than two months on the job.Bolsonaro Fires Second Petrobras CEO in Two MonthsBarreto is a law graduate from the University Center of Brasilia with an MBA from the

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Vallourec to Close Sites in Germany, France, and Scotland, with 2950 Jobs Set to Be Lost

; buyer for the assets, the French steel pipe maker said on Wednesday.Vallourec also said it would close its heat treatment line in Saint-Saulve in France and a site in Scotland.The firm, which in November announced plans to dispose of its German assets and relocate its oil and gas activities to Brazil, said the closure process in Germany would take place over the next two years and include the sale of the land and buildings. Vallourec said in a call with journalists that the restructuring would result in 2,400 job losses in Germany, and a further 550 in the rest of the world, of which over

Marcelo “Yudi” Takizawa (Photo: Port of Corpus Christi Authority)

Port of Corpus Christi Names Takizawa Director of Trade Development

.”Takizawa spent 14 years with Vopak, most recently as Commercial Manager of Vopak Industrial Infrastructure (a joint venture between Vopak and BlackRock). Prior he acted as the Regional Marketing and Business Development Manager for Vopak Americas in Houston. He began his tenure with Vopak in Brazil in 2008, tasked with developing the Market Intelligence department. Takizawa also has held notable positions with Brazilian company Duratex S.A. (DEXCO), where he worked for nearly 10 years previous to his employment at Vopak.“Yudi brings a fresh perspective and a breadth of international business

Carsten Treuer is FSG's new Head of Operations. Photo courtesy FSG

Shipbuilding: FSG Expands Management Team

at IHI shipyard in Kure, Japan, where special focus was placed on industrial manufacturing processes as well as the continuous improvement of procedures.” He was also Division Director at the HSY shipyard in Greece for two years and managed shipbuilding projects in China, Bangladesh, Uganda and Brazil. He also has experience both in interim management of a shipyard and as a partner in a marine engineering firm. In the past nine years he has worked for the ADMK/Nobiskrug shipyard group and the Lürssen-Kröger shipyard. For more than 20 years, Carsten Treuer has been a member of the Shipbuilding

Bordelon Marine Announces Leadership Promotions

the HSE department and developed the company’s HSE policies and culture, record, and standing to the level and quality required of a subsea vessel operator. Martin has previous industry experience with McDermott International Inc. working in a global capacity as HSE coordinator in Singapore, Brazil, Spain, France, Scotland and Abu Dhabi/ Dubai in UAE. Martin earned a master’s in engineering from the University of Alabama Birmingham.Bordelon Marine president and CEO, Wes Bordelon, said, “Through the years, Chris and Mike have proven themselves many times over to be highly effective

Colin Maver joins R&M Engineering as Managing Director/Credit: R&M Engineering

R&M Engineering Names New Managing Director

Scottish offshore engineering and construction company R&M Engineering (R&M) has appointed Colin Maver as Managing Director."Mr. Maver was Group Director of Dron & Dickson for 16 years, gaining extensive market experience in UK, Brazil, and UAE. He will assist R&M to capitalize upon strong growth opportunities in both existing and new markets," R&M, a company that employs 80 staff,  said.Commenting on his appointment, Maver said: “I am delighted to be joining the R&M team at a time when we are ready to take our specialist solutions to new markets. Our

Rutger Thulin, Managing Director for Terminal Towage Cluster, Svitzer Americas (image source: Svitzer)

Thulin Tapped to Drive Svitzer's Americas Ops Growth

With increasing opportunities in the terminal towage sector of the Americas region, Svitzer pursues these opportunities. To support this growth in selected countries and ports, Svitzer appointed Rutger Thulin as its new Managing Director for the Terminal Towage Cluster in Americas, spanning Svitzer's operations in Canada, Peru, Costa Rica, Statia, and the Bahamas.Thulin has been with Svitzer for seven years, and for the past four years, he has been Managing Director for Svitzer Brazil. He previously worked for 14 years with A.P. Moller-Maersk Group.

Robert Hosking - Credit: Karoon Energy

Karoon Energy CEO Steps Down after 16 Years at Helm

Australian oil and gas company Karoon Energy has said that its founder and CEO Robert Hosking will step down after 16 years at the helm.The company, with oil and gas projects in Australia, Peru, and Brazil, said Wednesday that Hosking had informed it of its decision to retire at the 2020 Annual General Meeting.Commenting on his retirement plans, Hosking said: “After 16 years at the helm, and having transformed Karoon from a A$8 million pure-play exploration company in the onshore Gippsland Basin, to making offshore gas discoveries in the Browse Basin, reaching the ASX 200 index, developing a

Equinor CEO Eldar Saetre - Credit: Equinor

Report: Equinor Shortlists Four Candidates to Succeed CEO Eldar Saetre

, which had a strong performance in the second quarter, helping to counter the impact of a slump in oil and gas prices.Reitan was CFO until 2015, when he became head of the U.S. division.The fourth candidate, Opedal, has spent more than 20 years at Equinor mostly in technical jobs and was in charge of Brazil, where Equinor aims to grow rapidly in the next 5 years. (Reporting by Nerijus Adomaitis and Dmitry Zhdannikov; Additional reporting by Gwladys Fouche. Editing by Jane Merriman

Adonis Pouroulis - Chariot Oil and Gas acting CEO / Image Credit: Chariot Oil and Gas

Chariot Oil & Gas CEO Steps Down. Acting CEO Named

London-listed oil company Chariot Oil & Gas has informed that Larry Bottomley, CEO, has stepped down from the company with immediate effect.The company, with operations in Morocco, Namibia, and Brazil, said Tuesday that Adonis Pouroulis, currently Non-Executive Director and founder, would take over as acting CEO with immediate effect. Further, Julian Maurice-Williams, currently Chief Financial Officer, and Duncan Wallace, currently Exploration Manager, will join the Board with immediate effect as executive directors as Chief Financial Officer and Technical Director respectively."The

A semi-submersible drilling rig in Brazil - Image by lazyllama/AdobeStock

Petrobras: 10,000 People Accept Voluntary Buyouts

Some 10,000 employees of Brazil's Petrobras, or 22% of its workforce, have accepted voluntary buyouts, Chief Executive Roberto Castello Branco said on Wednesday, as the state-run oil company intensifies its quest to slim down and refocus on core businesses.In a webinar hosted by Brazilian newspaper Valor Economico, Castello Branco said the deadline for employees to sign up for the program was Tuesday. Some have already left, while most will leave the company later this year or in 2021."We have approximately 10,000 people signed up, which means 22% of Petrobras' employees are going to

LOC Names Houston DP Manager

various types of vessels, including diving support vessels, offshore support vessels, platform support vessels, and multi-purpose supply vessels.LOC says Mason will drive further development of the company's DP service offering and expertise across LOC’s operations in The Americas, including Brazil, Mexico, and Canada.Alan Clifton, President of Operations, LOC Houston, commented: "Steve will add to our already growing strength in dynamic positioning inspections and trials. His appointment comes at an opportune time to also support the delivery of our remote DP service, which is an extension

David Roodenburg (Photo: Huisman)

David Roodenburg Takes Over as Huisman CEO

the transition, David Roodenburg will continue to lead Huisman in close cooperation with Theo Bruijninckx.”Thirty-six-year-old David Roodenburg became active in Huisman from 2008, responsible for the order intake, which led to the construction start and subsequent successful delivery of the Huisman Brazil facility. In 2013, he became Manager System Architecture, focusing on the transformation of concepts design into multi-disciplinary system designs. In early 2016, he moved into developing new businesses for Huisman, resulting in two major contracts in China, and in August 2017, he became the Manager

A semi-submersible drilling rig in Brazil - Image by lazyllama/AdobeStock

3,800 Petrobras Workers Might Take Voluntary Severance Offer

Brazil's state-controlled oil company Petrobras aims to save 7.6 billion reais ($1.4 billion) by 2025 through voluntary buyout programs that will affect 3,800 employees, according to a securities filing on Wednesday.Petroleo Brasileiro SA, as the company is formally known, on Wednesday launched a new program focused on employees who are eligible for retirement, and said it is making adjustments to voluntary severance programs already in place.Petrobras in recent years has initiated several waves of buyouts, which have gained urgency as the company sells off hundreds of assets and exits various

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