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Online Tool Helps Assess Drilling Safety

results are instantly available.  The new Roustabout assessment contains a variety of role specific questions that have been reviewed and tested with the current offshore workforce to ensure the language and content is fit for purpose.There are more than 8,500 roustabouts employed in the oil and gas industry in Scotland alone, making up 5% of the total UKCS workforce.Mark Cullens, director at OPITO, said, “Working alongside the drilling community has allowed OPITO to offer a robust, relevant assessment option for employers to ensure their roustabouts have the knowledge to carry out their role

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Dan-Bunkering Staff Changes in Houston

with the ambitions of the company.Marc Clayton was employed as Senior Bunker Trader Offshore Division as per 1 July 2019 and will be supporting William by primarily focusing on the oil and gas sector. Marc is originally from South Africa and has more than 10 years’ experience within the oil and gas industry, thus he brings along valuable knowledge and expertise to the relatively small but growing offshore division of the company

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DeVilbiss Joins Glosten

of Marine Casualty & Emergency Response at Global Diving & Salvage, Inc., DeVilbiss oversaw all marine casualty and emergency response operations throughout all operating regions. He brings over 25 years of marine industry experience ranging from vessels, marine infrastructure, and the oil and gas industry.DeVilbiss attended Le Tourneau University (Mechanical Engineering), the Divers Institute of Technology (Commercial Diver), and Lloyds Maritime Academy (Salvage Law and Practice)

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Renewable Energy Brings 11 Million Jobs

responsible for the bulk of the sector’s 1.2 million jobs. China alone accounts for 44 per cent of global wind employment, followed by Germany and the United States.Offshore wind could be an especially attractive option for leveraging domestic capacity and exploiting synergies with the oil and gas industry.  

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Unique Group Targets Growth in Europe

UK.With offices in the UK and the Netherlands, Unique Group has more than 25 years of experience in Europe with a track record in the subsea construction, diving and IRM industries. Gordon is now heading the region with immediate effect.Gordon has over 22 years of experience in the subsea oil and gas industry, with previous senior management roles held in Fugro Survey, Subsea7 and Viking Seatech. His last role before joining Unique Group was as Managing Director – UK at Atlantic Offshore, an emergency response and rescue vessel provider

i-Tech 7 Hires New Business Development Manager

development manager for its Asia Pacific & Middle East region.Roberts, who joins from Total Marine Technology (TMT) where he was operations manager, will be based in the company’s Perth office, in Australia. He brings to the role more than 25 years’ experience in the offshore oil and gas industry, specializing in the delivery of remotely executed subsea solutions and tooling across the entire lifecycle of a subsea development.Roberts will work with Simon Hird, i-Tech 7’s Asia Pacific regional director, who joined the company earlier this year.“[Roberts] is a well-known face

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O&G Skills Requirements Shifting

Action is needed now to retain, retrain, recruit and renew the workforce in a rapidly changing UK oil and gas sector.These are the findings presented by energy skills body OPITO, who has set out a strategy to prepare the UK oil and gas industry for a shift in skills requirements over the next six years.OPITO’s Skills Landscape 2019 – 2025 report, part of the UKCS Workforce Dynamics research series, reveals technology advances, internationalization and the transition to a lower carbon future are accelerating changing skills demands in the sector.It is expected that around 80% of the current

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Compliant & Efficient Solutions for Telford Offshore

Trucks Group). As a rostered managed services provider tasked with providing all contract manpower requirements and associated mobilization and HR services, WRS undertook responsibility for two DP3 accommodation vessels and one DP2 multipurpose support vessels (MPSV), working in the offshore oil and gas industry in Brazil, Mexico and Nigeria.A combination of factors created challenges to the success of these projects, including changes to maritime regulations, affecting local vs expat crewing levels, temporary visa time-length limitations, and restrictions on employment contracts. These challenges had

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MTL: Allan Named Senior Naval Architect

FPSO and marine integrity management specialists, Marine Technical Limits (MTL) has welcomed a senior naval architect to its team.Paul Allan, who has more than 10-years’ experience in delivering naval architecture and marine warranty surveying (MWS) to the oil and gas industry, has been appointed to the position of Senior Naval Architect by the Kintore-based firm.The chartered engineer will be supporting the MTL team developing systems and procedures, driving MWS and supporting the company’s global FPSO and marine activities.MTL, which employs 44 people and has just signed an agreement to

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i-Tech 7 Taps Hird as APAC Director

business unit i-Tech 7 has appointed Simon Hird as its new regional director to help strengthen and grow its life of field business in the Asia-Pacific region. He will be based in the company’s Perth office.Hird brings to the position more than 40 years’ experience in the subsea oil and gas industry and has worked for several major contractors in the construction and life of field sectors. He joins i-Tech 7 from UTEC Survey where he was business unit director responsible for managing activity in the Asia-Pacific region.Hird spent the majority of his career in the North Sea before moving to

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MOL: Growww Grad Program in Europe

; Zdravka added.Over the last decade the Growww program has gained wide international recognition and became a real industry trademark, with the best-in-class retention rate of almost 80%. At the same time, the female representation among those hired reached 40% last year, well above the Oil & Gas industry average

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Xodus Hires Bell as Decom Manager

will be responsible for developing and delivering Xodus’ new well decommissioning service that had previously been outsourced to external contractors.Bell, who will be based in Aberdeen, is a chartered mechanical engineer with more than 25 years’ experience in the international oil and gas industry. He joins from Repsol Sinopec Resources UK where he led a number of P&A projects through early planning phases including rig option selection and the development of P&A cost models.  Previously, he worked for DONG Energy in Denmark and spent 20 years working with well service contractors

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GAC Expands in South America

Growing demand for professional shipping services from the offshore oil & gas industry has prompted GAC to open an office in Uruguay. The new office continues 2018’s expansion of the Group’s Americas region with the opening of GAC Brazil’s office in Fortaleza, and the establishment of GAC Panama.Based in the key port of Montevideo, GAC Uruguay is well positioned to offer a full range of ship agency services nationwide, with particular focus on the growing offshore oil & gas and product tanker sectors.

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Lomax Joins TEMS International

to the role of accounts administrator in its Aberdeen office. She will provide accounting, administrative and logistics support across the whole business.Managing director Bill Walkingshaw said, “We have worked hard over the past 18 months to establish TEMS International within the oil and gas industry, where improving drilling efficiency remains at the forefront of operators’ thoughts. The business is growing, which this year has been buoyed by securing a number of large global contracts and setting up an office in Houston.“To support that recent growth and aid our continued development

CGG Names Baidoukov CFO

CGG has appointed Yuri Baidoukov as Group CFO, effective September 1, 2018. He will be based in Paris and report to the Chief Executive Officer, Sophie Zurquiyah.Baidoukov brings to the role 25 years of international oil and gas industry experience. He is currently Group CFO at OiLSERV Group, a Middle East and North Africa Oilfield Services company. Prior to this, he was CFO of Maersk Oil US, and Group CFO of Integra Group, a CIS oilfield services company. Baidoukov spent 10 years of his career at Schlumberger in finance positions at the corporate and regional levels.Baidoukov holds an MBA degree from

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New Project Seeks to Boost UK O&G Workforce

requirements identified in the report."The Skills Strategy will specifically look at the changing requirements across the sector by 2025 and will identify what new skills will be required in the future to ensure the UK continues to have world class capabilities to support the oil and gas industry and the wider energy sector. The Skills Strategy will be developed in close collaboration with the industry and we look forward to working with OPITO, industry partners, skills organizations and professional bodies to deliver this important project for the sector.&rdquo

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Closed Bell Diving Courses Relaunched at The Underwater Centre

7 and TechnipFMC for the help and support they have given us in helping to create an improved training environment which uses the very latest technology and positions us the only provider to offer this combination of facilities.”Recent research from DNV GL, the technical advisor to the oil and gas industry, confirms that senior oil and gas sector professionals expect to step up spending on training and competence this year. The figure expecting to increase investment in this area has nearly doubled from last year, up from 17 percent to 31 percent.Jonathan Tame, Vice President UK & Canada, Subsea

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