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Daniel Fitzgerald will be Lundin's new Chief Operating Officer/Image Credit: Lundin Energy

Lundin Energy Names New Chief Operating Officer

resiliently from this recent oil market cycle; the strong production growth profile to target over 200 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day production, combined with our industry-leading low operating cost and sustainably produced barrels, uniquely positions the business for growth and the energy transition.&rdquo

Magnus Hall - Credit: Vattenfall

Vattenfall CEO Set to Step Down

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 our

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

;s offshore oil and gas industry affected by the immediate impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The continued volatility facing our sector however underlines the need for long-term and targeted support. In devastating circumstances, the UK now faces a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to realize an energy transition that delivers affordable energy, supports jobs and enables our industry to put our skills to work to help cut emissions.“Industry’s Roadmap 2035 offers a sensible blueprint which keeps net-zero firmly on the agenda while also supporting energy communities to embrace new opportunities

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Danish Offshore Wind Turbine Builder Lays Off 400 Workers

challenges. It’s always difficult to say goodbye to good colleagues and the timing for these decisions is never good, but our responsibility is to strengthen Vestas for long-term success. By making Vestas and wind energy more competitive, we want to provide the solutions that make the energy transition an integral part of rebuilding societies and economies, and ultimately creating jobs across the value chain”.Vestas said the layoffs were expected to affect most Vestas locations in Denmark with the majority in Aarhus and Lem, due to technology projects driven from those locations being

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O&G Skills Requirements Shifting

begin right away.“We have the potential to leverage UK skills and capabilities around the world, but close collaboration and partnership is needed to make an effective and lasting impact. We require a sharp focus on supporting the industry to take advantage of the benefits of digitization and energy transition, creating a more technology-enabled, fluid and multi-skilled workforce of tomorrow. OPITO is working with industry and various stakeholders to coordinate and facilitate a route map of actions to help support the industry’s Vision 2035 and the role of the sector in the low carbon economy

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New Project Seeks to Boost UK O&G Workforce

development of the strategy over the next six months.This will involve an industry survey and workshops to help develop a blueprint to support skills diversification and digital transformation. The Workforce Dynamics Review, launched in May, found that if the sector achieves ambitions around the energy transition, oil and gas production and exports, around 40,000 people will need to be recruited into the sector over the next 20 years and 10,000 of those will be in roles that don’t currently exist.John McDonald, CEO of OPITO said, “We received overwhelming support for the findings in the

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O&G Industry Urged to Support Digital Skills

.McDonald added: “The skills strategy that will emerge from the review is likely to include the development of new programs and courses involving input from employers, trade unions, governments, agencies, educational establishments and commercial training organizations. To make the most of energy transition opportunities, common standards will be needed across the energy sectors to create a more flexible workforce for the future.” 

Ben Oudman (Photo: DNV GL)

DNV GL Taps Oudman as Regional Manager

As the global energy transition in the oil and gas industry marks significant changes to come, regional adaptions will pose a broad variation of challenges and opportunities.  DNV GL – Oil & Gas has appointed Ben Oudman as Regional Manager for Continental Europe, Eurasia, Middle East, India and Africa to further strengthen the company’s efforts to help the industry overcome barriers to progress. DNV GL’s 2017 Energy Transition Outlook report shows that while the energy transition is well underway, oil and gas will likely remain major energy sources for many years to come.

Frank Ketelaars (Photo: DNV GL)

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

Frank Ketelaars took up the position of Director of Region Americas in DNV GL – Oil & Gas on 1 October, as North America’s energy system undergoes a transition.   DNV GL’s recently published Energy Transition Outlook shows significant shifts in US federal energy and climate change policies. Commenting on his appointment, Ketelaars said: "DNV GL has delivered some of the oil and gas industry's most progressive and technically complex projects across the Group's regions.”    Reducing dependence on imports is a key driver for the energy transition in

Liv Hovem (Photo: DNV GL)

Hovem Named CEO of DNV GL Oil & Gas

on her appointment, Hovem said, “I look forward to leading the Oil & Gas business area in its next phase of development. The oil and gas industry has the opportunity to play an important role in a sustainable energy portfolio.”   According to DNV GL’s recently published Energy Transition Outlook, the world’s energy system is going through a transition. The oil and gas industry will continue to play an important role and will account for 44 percent of the total energy mix in 2050. Gas will become the largest single source of energy from 2034.   “Over the next

Hans Tormod Hansen, newly appointed Area Manager for the Scandinavian power market for DNV GL - Energy.

Hans Hansen is DNV GL's Area Manager for Scandinavia

companies with strategic advice, planning, implementation and energy delivery optimization – from policy to use. “Having started my career at DNV, I’m fascinated by how the company has evolved over the years,” said Hans Tormod. “Scandinavia’s current energy transition offers many opportunities and I am excited to share DNV GL’s expertise in transmission and distribution, risk management and renewables with the energy industry in the region.  The DNV GL team of experts is very well equipped to holistically engage with the energy market in the Nordic

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