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Francesco Gattei -  Eni CFO/Image Credit: Eni

Eni Names CFO

implementing Eni’s economic and financial strategy during this important phase of accelerating the company’s decarbonization plan.Born in Bologna in 1969, Gattei graduated in Economics and Commerce at the University of Bologna with a thesis on the oil market. He obtained the MEDEA (Master in Energy and Environmental Management) Master’s from the Scuola Mattei in 1994.Over the years he's held various roles in Eni. In 2014, he was appointed Head of Investor Relations and also acted as Secretary to Eni's Advisory Board from 2016 to 2019.Eni last week reported a net loss of &euro

Dennis de Bruin (Photo: BMT)

BMT Names de Bruin Managing Director for Europe

cargo risk assessment,” de Bruin said.“While continuing to be focused on our core, existing survey capabilities, we will grow BMT’s global consultancy and technology portfolios to reach and diversify into adjacent markets. In addition we are exploring larger simulation and renewable energy projects in Singapore and Southeast Asia, and how to harness virtual reality training benefits with innovative products such as BMT’s REMBRANDT ship simulator.“This new path will undoubtedly inspire staff and customers alike, and I am relishing the prospect of building an even stronger

Tim Duncan - Credit: Talos

Talos CEO Becomes Vice-Chairman of U.S. Offshore Industry Body NOIA

. Galen has been the NOIA Chairman since April 2020. Following the vote by the NOIA Board of Directors, NOIA President Erik Milito said, “The offshore industry has a powerful story to tell, and Galen and Tim’s leadership will help us tell it. Not only does our industry deliver energy, jobs and growth in an environmentally-responsible manner, we tangibly raise the quality of life for society. Even among unprecedented global uncertainty, the world will continue to need safely and reliably produced oil and natural gas and wind energy.” NOIA Chairman Galen Cobb said, &ldquo

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

of Royal Dutch Shell.Saetre reached the retirement age of 62 in 2018, but the company's board asked him to stay for up to five years.Saetre changed the majority state-owned company's name from Statoil to Equinor in 2018 and launched its transformation from an oil and gas firm into a "broad energy" company, promising to increase investments in renewables.Saetre also had to deal with a wave of writedowns related to acquisitions of onshore and offshore petroleum reserves in the United States in the years before the 2014 oil price crash, eventually leading to accumulated losses and write-offs

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Massachusetts Institutions Get Grants for Offshore Wind Workforce Training

consumed in the state.First Major US Offshore Wind Farm Reaches Permitting Milestone“Expanding training and educational programs for the offshore wind industry will pave the way for the Commonwealth’s talented local workforce to take advantage of rewarding new job opportunities in clean energy,” said Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito. “We are pleased to partner with Vineyard Wind and Mayflower Wind to support the offshore wind industry, our local colleges, the commercial fishing community, workforce development organizations, and organized labor as they seek to help Massachusetts

In Guyana, Exxon produces oil via the Liza Destiny FPSO (File photo: Hess Corp)

Exxon Names Country Head in Emerging Hot Spot Guyana

insists he has not interfered with the vote or the ongoing court review.Exxon expects to produce 750,000 barrels per day of crude in Guyana by 2026, but has said the political uncertainty has delayed government approvals for its third offshore project.Mark Bynoe, the Guyanese government's director of energy, has said Exxon must make improvements to its Payara plan. Routledge replaces Rod Henson, who was recently named Exxon's vice president for wells in Houston. (Reporting by Neil Marks in Georgetown and Luc Cohen in New York; Editing by Dan Grebler)Webinar: Floating Production Forecasts

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

Chariot Oil & Gas CEO Steps Down. Acting CEO Named

he has made to Chariot over the past 9 years and we wish him all the best with his future endeavors.""We remain fully committed to further progressing our Lixus asset, as we believe the license contains considerable upside potential and is attractive to a wide range of businesses across the energy value chain.  The new team in place have considerable entrepreneurial experience and the required in house skill sets to pursue other opportunities available to us.  We will keep our stakeholders appraised on developments as appropriate and we look forward to updating the market in due

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Bureau Veritas Launches Online Maritime Training Courses

Bureau Veritas (BV) says it has launched the BVS eAcademy to provide online learning for marine and offshore energy markets across the globe.Led by BV Solutions Marine & Offshore (BVS M&O), BVS eAcademy offering more than 25 maritime courses developed from BV’s own internal training academy which, since 2016, has delivered more than 20,000 training sessions to more than 1,500 BV staff.Delivered online and on-demand, the course are suitable for maritime professionals, or students looking to develop their awareness and understanding of specific areas of expertise, in key technical areas

Magnus Hall - Credit: Vattenfall

Vattenfall CEO Set to Step Down

latest on January 31, 2021, and Vattenfall's board of directors will now start the recruitment process to find a new President and CEO.Lars G Nordström, Chairman of the Board of Directors: "Through his leadership and his commitment to Vattenfall’s customers and employees and to the energy transition, Magnus Hall has significantly contributed to Vattenfall’s improved position in the market. He leaves a financially stronger and more stable Vattenfall with a clearly defined target - to enable fossil free living within one generation. On behalf of the Board I would like to express

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BSM Opens Liquid Cargo Simulator Facility

ship and LNG fuel supplier configurations.The new immersive environment, combined with a structured career progression model, will ensure BSM’s LNG crews are highly trained and competent to support its growing global LNG shipping operations, BSM said.LNG is currently the fastest growing natural energy source, favored by many ship operators for being clean, versatile and widely available. Demand has increased enormously in recent years with a growing number of vessels being converted to LNG and significant orders for new LNG vessels placed with shipyards in Asia following the implementation of

Dallas Smith (Photo: LISCR)

LISCR Hires Former USCG LNG Expert

;s entire liquefied gas safety, security, and environmental compliance mission around the world. Prior to his assignment at the National Center of Expertise, he held positions as the Supervisor of Marine Safety Detachment Brownsville, industry secondments as HSSE and LNG Marine Advisor to Cheniere Energy and Excelerate Energy, and was a flag-State and port-State Senior Marine Vessel Inspector in Houston.LISCR’s Chief Operations Officer, Alfonso Castillero, said Smith's unique industry experience in LNG and his addition as an in-house subject matter expert sets Liberia apart from other flag

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Offshore Industry Welcomes UK Gov't Job Retention Bonus. Calls for Long-Term Support

;s announcement of support for employers, including the Job Retention Bonus and moves to support more traineeships and jobs for young people.The representative body for the sector OGUK said that the UK faces a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to deliver moves to a lower carbon and more diverse energy mix, "reinforcing the importance of the sector deal currently being discussed with the UK Government."OGUK Chief Executive Deirdre Michie said: "The Chancellor’s announcement provides welcome support for companies in the UK’s offshore oil and gas industry affected by the

Todd Carey (Photo: PCCI)

PCCI Hires Carey as Chief Engineer

PCCI, Inc. announce that Todd Carey has joined the company as a chief engineer based in Ventura, Calif. He will be responsible for providing engineering, design, installation and program/project management services to U.S. government and commercial clients in the ocean facility and offshore energy industries.Carey is a Mechanical Engineer with experience supporting U.S. Navy, and upstream oil and gas clients on the U.S. West Coast.  He has 18-years of experience in the analysis, design and installation of ship deployment systems, ocean facility installations, port security barriers, and submarine

SENER Group Appoints New Leadership

Engineering, he completed a Master's Degree in the same specialty at the University of Berkeley, California. He also holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the IESE.After spending time with FCC and General Electric, he began his career at SENER in 2012 as Project Manager in the Energy area. In 2015, he was appointed Country Manager of SENER in Mexico, the main office of the SENER Group outside Spain with over 350 professionals

John Harris / Credit: AqualisBraemar

AqualisBraemar Names South East Asia Head

to regional managing director of the South East Asia region from a position as head of loss adjusting in the Asia Pacific region. "He is a chartered quantity surveyor and arbitrator with more than 30 years’ industry experience, including extensive experience across the full range of energy and marine activity and claims," Aqualis Braemar said.“I am very pleased that we have found the ideal candidate for this role within our own company. John’s primary objective is to facilitate close engagement with clients and ensure the best quality service is delivered, which in

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Hunting Slashes 25% of Workforce

said.Sales at the company's biggest unit Hunting Titan slumped nearly 40% during the half-year, compared with the second half of 2019, hammered by reduced U.S. onshore activity levels.The British firm also announced a more than 50% cut in its $22 million budgeted annual capital expenditure.Global energy companies have cut their spending to save cash after oil prices collapsed on weak fuel demand due to the coronavirus crisis.Hunting, however, said it does not anticipate drawing down on its $160 million secured revolving credit facility at this time, as its cash position remains healthy. (Reporting

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