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From left: Navin Mahajan and Dale Walsh (Photos: Chevron)

Chevron Announces Leadership Changes

Oil major Chevron announced Monday it has named Navin Mahajan vice president and treasurer, effective February 1, 2019, and Dale Walsh vice president of Corporate Affairs, effective March 1.Mahajan, who is currently vice president, Finance Downstream & Chemicals, succeeds Randy Richards, who is retiring from Chevron after 40 years of service. Mahajan will oversee banking, financing, cash management, insurance, pension investments, and credits and receivables activities across the corporation. He will report to Patricia Yarrington, Chevron’s vice president and chief financial officer.Walsh

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Synergy Group Launches iCALL Help Line

Synergy principals Captain Katsuya Abe, President of Nissen Kaiun, Martin Ackerman, CEO of BW LPG, Mr Antonis Vrondissis, Vice President of Navios Tanker Management, and MOL General Managers Akura Sasa and Taku Hisai.Captain MC Madayya, regional manager of Marine Assurance (MA), the organization within Chevron Shipping Co. LLC responsible for managing marine risk, explained the lengthy vetting processed undertaken by MA before vessels were chartered by Chevron.Another highlight was the presentation by Mike Holliday, Marine & Offshore Manager for South Asia at Lloyd’s Register, who addressed

Steve Mitchell  (Photo: ASCO)

Mitchell to Head Up ASCO Operations Function

.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 of Logistics. In his role at Maersk

Trojan Battery Names Thomas President and CEO

joins Trojan following a career with Wayne Fueling Systems where he most recently served as CEO, as well as in other executive management positions. He has also held a series of marketing, planning and sales management roles in the petroleum and industrial equipment industries with companies including Chevron Corp. and Dresser Inc. Earlier in his career, he was a strategic management consultant with Arthur D. Little in its Global Energy practice. Thomas earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Wales and an MBA from Warwick Business School, both based in the United Kingdom

Ashley Thomas (Photo: OPITO)

OPITO Crowns 2017 Apprentice of the Year

from each discipline is put forward by their college tutors and OPITO mentors for the Apprentice of the Year final. A panel of industry judges interviews each one to decide who should win the coveted title. This year’s judges were Apache offshore staff support superintendent, Ian Close; Chevron Upstream Europe OC advisor Gillian Sheikh; and OPITO operations director James Hamilton. The other three OPITO finalists, also in their second year of their OGTAP apprenticeships, were Guy Dennis from Norfolk (electrical maintenance), Aberdonian Jonny Fennell (mechanical maintenance) and Stuart

Len Badal (Photo: BioBlend)

Badal Joins BioBlend Executive Team

meet growing demand for environmentally friendly lubricants.   Badal is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, and holds an MBA with a concentration in Finance from Rice University in Houston. Throughout his career Badal has held a number of high-level positions with both Chevron and ExxonMobil and delivers a diverse range of experience that will aid BioBlend’s future growth, the company said.   “Len brings exceptional business experience and technical knowledge to BioBlend,” said Sam Burkett, President of BioBlend. “BioBlend has grown significantly

Harry Barnhum (Photo: InterAct)

Barnum Joins InterAct PMTI

remediation programs gaining regulatory site closure. He currently serves on the Board of the API California Coastal Chapter.   Barnum holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in Geology from the State University of New York at Buffalo and started his career as an Exploration and Development Geologist at Chevron. He has held a variety of leadership and project management positions over the years, including Managing Director of an independent E&P company. Under Barnum’s leadership, the company was chosen for the State of California Department of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources Outstanding Field

HR Wallingford’s Australia Ship Simulation Centre in Fremantle boasts state-of-the-art ship and tug simulators (Photo: Wallingford)

Australia’s New Ship Simulation Center Opened

, decision making, and conflict and error management, which are equally critical for ensuring safe navigation within a whole port resource management environment.”   The reception was attended by a number of HR Wallingford’s other clients in the region and Pilots, such as those from Chevron Australia, a foundation partner of HR Wallingford’s Western Australian simulation center.   HR Wallingford has worked with Chevron Australia for more than five years at its local ship simulation facility, and is delighted to continue this partnership using the improved facilities that

Damian Seipe (Photo: RSC Bio Solutions)

RSC Bio Solutions Expands

will lead the team responsible for business development and account management globally in key marine and offshore oil and gas segments. Lionberger brings extensive experience and relationships related to direct sales and project management in oil and gas and lubricants markets from companies like Chevron and Optical Metrology Services. Lionberger has a bachelor of science degree from Baylor University.    Paul DeVivo joins the RSC Bio Solutions team as an independent strategic advisor. His extensive leadership and technical experience across multiple industries will add considerable

Chevron Names Morris VP of Human Resources

Chevron Corporation has named Rhonda J. Morris corporate vice president of Human Resources, effective October 1, 2016. Morris is currently vice president of Human Resources for Chevron's Downstream & Chemicals business.    In her new role, Morris will oversee Chevron's Human Resources, Diversity and Ombuds, and Medical and Health Services groups. She will report to Chevron's corporate vice president of Human Resources and Corporate Services, Joe Laymon, who will continue to oversee Chevron Business and Real Estate Services, Global Security and Aviation until his planned retirement in

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Chevron Suffers Loss, Plans Job Cuts

 Chevron Corp. reported a first-quarter loss as slumping oil prices continued to drag down revenue. The company said that it is "on target" to lay off a total of 8000 workers by the end of 2016, up from a previously stated goal.   Chevron reported a net loss of $725 million, or 39 cents per share, compared with a net profit of $2.57 billion, or $1.37 per share, in the year-ago period.   Revenue tumbled 31% to $23.55 billion. Analysts projected a loss of 20 cents on $21.43 billion in revenue, according to Thomson Reuters.   "First quarter results declined from a

Richards Takes over for Bennett as Chevron VP

Chevron Corporation today announced that Randolph S. Richards has been named corporate vice president and treasurer, effective May 1, 2016. Richards replaces Paul V. Bennett, who is retiring from the position after 36 years of service with the company.    "Paul has demonstrated a tremendous capability to both assess and manage risk, and has played an important role in helping to guide our financing strategies for the last several years," said Patricia E. Yarrington, Chevron's chief financial officer. "He has proven leadership skills and financial expertise, both of which

LNG Ltd Appoints Chief Development & CTO

and deal flow certainty; and led globally focused LNG marketing and trading organizations.   Most recently Gelotti held the position of President, Woodfibre LNG Ltd, Vancouver, British Columbia. Prior to joining Woodfibre, Gelotti’s roles included VP ‐ Global LNG Marketing and Trading with Chevron Corporation from 2006‐2013, including, prior to his retirement from Chevron, six months as Commercial Advisor to the President of Chevron Global LNG Supply and Trading Group. Gelotti also held the position of VP, Commercial and LNG Supply with Shell North America LNG, as well as other LNG roles

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North Sea Job Losses Raise Skills and Safety Concerns

in Britain's North Sea oil and gas sector could lead to more acute skills shortages in future, industry experts have warned, with some expressing concerns that safety could be compromised.   A plunge in crude prices over the last 12 months has prompted oil majors such as Royal Dutch Shell, BP , Chevron and ConocoPhillips to lay off hundreds of workers.   Oil field services groups such as Amec Foster Wheeler , Wood Group and Petrofac are also in consultation with employees over job cuts.   "We have seen a lot of panicking," said Alastair Cole, a director at Spencer Ogden

Layoffs and Another Lost Generation?

, since oil price started declining late last summer, layoffs in today’s industry are nearing 100,000 worldwide. Oilfield service companies Schlumberger, Baker Hughes, and Halliburton announced layoffs of around 20,000, 10,500, and 9,000 employees respectively, while E&Ps BP and Chevron each announced layoffs approaching 10,000 of their employees. According to a survey completed in January 2015 by Rigzone, 44 percent of the surveyed companies indicated that they plan to hire fewer workers over the next six months while 5 percent indicated they plan to completely halt hiring efforts

Mark Charman (Photo courtesy of Faststream)

Faststream Wins Chevron Recruitment Contract

Faststream awarded two year preferred supplier agreement for permanent recruitment services by Chevron Products UK Limited   Maritime, offshore and oil and gas recruitment group Faststream has been awarded a two-year supplier agreement by Chevron Products UK Limited. The agreement will see Faststream supply permanent recruitment services to Chevron in the U.K. and Europe within four of its operating companies covering gas and midstream, downstream and chemicals, technology, products and services and corporate/business services.   Faststream noted it has been a preferred supplier to

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Danos Launches Project Management Group

customers with single-source accountability for project planning, management, communication and execution. While 2015 marks the official launch of Danos’ PMG, the company’s team of project management experts has years of experience successfully managing critical projects across the globe for Chevron, DSME, McDermott, Shell, Flour, BP, ExxonMobil, CBI, AkerSolutions, URS and Exterran. “The PMG is just one more way Danos continues to respond to customer requests for world-class energy solutions by offering a more complete package to meet their project needs,” Danos said.  

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