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Chief Financial Officer Jesper Ridder Olsen - Credit: Maersk Drilling

Maersk Drilling CFO to Step Down

Danish offshore drilling company Maersk Drilling said Friday its Chief Financial Officer Jesper Ridder Olsen would step down from the position by January 2021.The offshore drilling contractor said that Ridder Olsen had "decided to pursue another opportunity outside Maersk Drilling and will leave thecompany by the end January 2021 at the latest."He was appointed CFO and member of Executive Management in Maersk Drilling in 2018.Jørn Madsen, CEO of Maersk Drilling says: "Since he joined Maersk Drilling in 2018, Jesper has been instrumental in the transformation of our company from a

Kasper Karlsen (Photo: Svitzer)

Svitzer Europe Names Karlsen COO

Kasper Karlsen, Senior Director at Maersk Drilling, will join Svitzer Europe as Chief Operating Officer from 1 July 2020, the company has announced today.Karlsen joins Svitzer Europe as COO after nearly 13 years with Maersk Drilling, where he has held a variety of leadership roles spanning the organization’s operational, technical and support functions. He was recently Head of Transformation Office and Customer Solutions at Maersk Drilling. Karlsen holds a Master's Degree from the Technical University of Denmark in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, along with several other business

A Maersk Drilling rig - Image Credit: Maersk Drilling

New Round of Layoffs at Maersk Drilling

Offshore drilling company Maersk Drilling has announced a new wave of layoffs and has revised its financial guidance for 2020, citing oil and gas companies' budget cuts and delays and cancellations in offshore drilling tenders.As previously reported, Maersk Drilling in April said it would lay off around 250-300 people in its North Sea crew pool, and mothball several drilling rigs due to the effects of low oil price on offshore drilling activities.The Danish offshore driller on Thursday announced a new round of cuts, this time onshore."...the need for onshore support is expected to be adversely

Maersk Viking. Photo: Maersk Drilling

Maersk Drilling Axes Dozens of Staff

 Maersk Drilling USA is laying off 84 employees who work aboard the Maersk Viking (UDW drillship), located in the Gulf of Mexico, and report directly to the company’s office in Houston, Houston Chronicle reported quoting data sent to the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).   The employees, who received notification of the layoffs on Jan. 12, report to the company's office at 2500 CityWest Boulevard. They will continue to work for the next two months until their employment is terminated, according to the WARN notice.   The termination will likely be permanent unless the company

Steen S. Karstensen (Photo: Maersk)

Maersk Supply Service Names Karstensen CEO

Steen S. Karstensen has been appointed CEO of Maersk's offshore services arm, Maersk Supply Service, with effect from October 24.   Karstensen comes from a position as Chief Procurement Officer and takes over from Jørn Madsen, who was recently appointed CEO of Maersk Drilling, effective November 7.   Karstensen joined the Maersk Group in 1986 and has had led a 30-year-career with the company in procurement, logistics, supply chain, in-house consultancy and other cross-functional areas. His previous role in Group Procurement included overseeing Maersk Maritime

Semco/Maersk Drilling

Semco Maritime wins order for Expansion of Maersk Guardian

Semco Maritime entered into an agreement with Maersk Drilling for the expansion of accommodation rig Maersk Guardian, which will be inserted at various fields in the Danish part of the North Sea from September 2016.   The order for Semco Maritime comprises installation of new accommodation blocks as a supplement to existing quarters on the jack-up rig. Semco Maritime won the order in an open tender with several Danish and foreign participants. Head of Semco Maritime’s rig division, Senior Vice President Lars Skov Christensen, is very pleased with the order for Maersk Guardian, which is

Zambelli appointed CCO, Maersk Drilling

  Ana Zambelli, currently Managing Director for Subsea Operations at Transocean, will take up the role as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) in Maersk Drilling. She will start 1 June 2015 reporting directly to CEO Claus V. Hemmingsen. Ana Zambelli will assume the position as CCO after Martin Fruergaard, who after 25 years in the Maersk Group, six of them as CCO for Maersk Drilling, will leave Maersk Drilling. “Martin has for more than 25 years served the Maersk Group in various positions, the last six years as CCO of Maersk Drilling, where he has been instrumental in our growth and has

Durkin Appointed COO of Maersk Drilling

  Angela Durkin from Baker Hughes will join Maersk Drilling as new Chief Operating Officer (COO). She will assume her new role 1 May 2015 taking over from Jørn Madsen and report directly to CEO Claus V. Hemmingsen. “We are very pleased that Angela Durkin will join Maersk Drilling. Angela brings vast experience with her from Baker Hughes, and with her technical competencies and enormous international experience from an oilfield service provider in the drilling industry, she is just the right fit for Maersk Drilling. I am confident that with Angela on board, we will have an even

Mr. Steffen Jacobsen is appointed as CEO courtesy Evergas

New CEO for Evergas

in Maersk. He brings a wealth of leadership experience in both commercial and technical management, having amongst other positions headed Maersk Tankers fleet management for 9 years. Before that he held both operational and commercial leadership positions in Maersk Tankers, Maersk Contractors and Maersk Drilling. The Chairman of Jaccar Holdings Mr. Jacques de Chateauvieux says "I wish to thank Martin Ackermann for his leadership of Evergas through periods of financial and operational challenges as well as a period of rapid growth. He has led the company with success through this sea of changes

Photo: Maersk Drilling

Maersk Offshore Service Units to Cut Head Office Jobs

A.P. Moller-Maersk's oil industry service companies Maersk Drilling and Maersk Supply Services, are to cut staffing at their Danish head offices due to the slump in oil prices.   Oil companies and as a result the firms servicing them, have slashed spending and cut jobs since crude oil prices have fallen by over 50 percent since July last year.   Maersk Drilling said on Wednesday it would cut 90 positions, 20 percent of the workforce at its main office, while sister company Maersk Supply Services will cut 30 jobs at its head office, where it employs some 200 people.   Both are

Projected Nationality Balance: Image Maersk Drilling

Maersk Drilling Aims to Scale Up Personnel Diversity

Maersk Drilling notes that as of July 2014 it is present in 14 countries and its employees represent 65 nationalities. A diverse workplace yes – but the company says its aim is to scale up diversity even further as Maersk Drilling accelerates growth towards 2018. Maersk Drilling’s growth strategy is currently centred on West Africa, the US Gulf of Mexico and Norway. This will inevitably affect the nationality distribution of our employees with especially more Africans and Americans joining the company. “With a more diverse workplace, we increase our opportunity to get our share

Training session: Photo Maersk Drilling

Maersk Drilling Rig Team Train Local Talent

Maersk Drilling says that its 'Mærsk Deliverer' rig team has initiated seven local acceleration programmes in Angola. The goal is to train and develop local talent to take on increasingly challenging positions on-board the rig. To do so, experienced employees play a key role. In 2014, the rig team on Mærsk Deliverer initiated seven local acceleration programmes as part of a localisation plan focusing on employing, training and educating local talent in Angola. The experienced offshore employees have worked closely with the rig team to get the local acceleration programmes up and

Maersk Drilling has appointed Moira Ming Ying Li as Unit Director

Maersk Drilling Names First Female Director

  Maersk Drilling has appointed Moira Ming Ying Li as unit director for the Maersk Deliverer rig working for Chevron offshore Angola. She will assume her new role August 15, 2014. Moira is the first female unit director in Maersk Drilling. “We are very pleased to appoint Moira Ming Ying Li as unit director on the Maersk Deliverer. Moira has proven herself time and time again through various positions in Maersk Drilling, latest as Assistant Rig Manager for Drillship 4, and I am confident that she will strive in her new role with the rest of the team on Maersk Deliverer,” says

Maersk Drilling CEO, Claus V. Hemmingsen & the 7 newly graduated MITAS trainees

2,545 Candidates Vie for 11 Positions at Maersk Drilling

Maersk Drilling reported 2,545 applicants for the 11 MITAS engineer positions available within the company in 2014. The Maersk International Technology and Science Program, better known as MITAS, has helped Maersk Drilling attract bright new talents since 2006. The MITAS program is a full two year introduction programme made up by three eight-month rotations in different positions around the company and in Maersk Oil. In 2014, a record-breaking 2,545 applicants were interested in taking on the program. “Maersk Drilling’s ambitious growth strategy requires new talent and fresh ideas.

Hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars in additional revenue to local businesses are an effect of Maersk Drilling’s yard stays on the local communities.

Maersk Gallant’s Yard Stay on Local Businesses is Conspicuous

More than 250 new workplaces were established   Extra revenue amounted to USD 6.54 million in Northern Jutland An additional USD 29.64 million in revenue was achieved by local companies in the region Additional tax income to the municipalities in the region amounted to USD 1.92 million Maersk Drilling has six yard stays scheduled for 2014 Every five years, Maersk Drilling’s rigs are transported to shore for inspection, maintenance and upgrade. Mærsk Gallant is one of six Maersk Drilling rigs, scheduled for yard stays in 2014. The contract value of the 75 days long yard stay

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