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TechnipFMC Cutting Jobs in Norway

Franco-American oil services company TechnipFMC plans to cut up to 700 jobs across its sites in Norway due to the turbulent oil market situation, a spokesman for the company said on Tuesday.TechnipFMC, whose customers include major oil companies, said it employs 3,100 staff in Norway, and both permanent and temporary staff will be affected."TechnipFMC confirms that, due to the unprecedented market situation, the Board of Directors for TechnipFMC in Norway have approved a reduction in the workforce," the spokesman said in a statement, adding that it plans to finalize the process by end of

Tim Dodson, executive vice president Exploration since 2011. (Credit: Ole Jørgen Bratland / Equinor ASA)

Equinor Exploration Manager Steps Down to Take New Role

position as senior vice president Exploration (EXP) International Onshore, which he has held since October 2017.Prior to this, Løseth was senior vice president Exploration Gulf of Mexico, based in Houston. From 2008 to 2013, Løseth has held various leadership positions within exploration in Norway.Equinor CEO Eldar Sætre said: "I take this opportunity to thank Tim for his long-standing contribution to corporate leadership and the Executive Committee of Equinor. I’m glad we can continue to capitalize on Tim’s deep experience and broad understanding of Equinor in his new

Bjørn Thore Ribesen - Image Credit: Aker Energy

Vår Energi Names VP Field Development

North Sea. The project will extend production from the area to 2045.As said earlier, the position VP Field Development & Projects is new in Vår Energi, and Ribesen will begin in his new role Monday, June 1, and will be located at the Vår Energi main office in Forus, outside Stavanger.In Norway, Balder Signals Party Still O

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Neodrill Expands CAN Team with UK Business Development Manager

Neodrill, Norway-based pre-rig well construction technology specialist, has appointed Geoff Proud as Business Development Manager for its Conductor Anchor Node (CAN) integrator solution in the UK. Proud, who has 30 years of experience in the oil and gas sector, with a focus on subsea production systems, will work to drive forward the CAN-integrator technology in the UK market. Neodrill's CAN-integrator expedites early production by enabling pre-rig well construction and marine operations. The CAN-integrator is a further build on Neodrill’s proprietary CAN technology.

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Motive Offshore Appoints Leith

Motive Offshore Group appointed David Leith as Rentals Division Manager.Motive Offshore Group has also reported an impressive start to 2020 for its Rentals division, with first quarter results exceeding initial expectations.Launched in 2010 by James Gregg and Dave Acton, Motive Offshore Group is headquartered in Boyndie, Banff, Scotland, with additional offices in Aberdeen, Houston, Norway and the Middle East.

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Head Energy's EPCIC Engineering Division Names Operations Manager

for our working environment as well," says Managing Director of engineering, Øyvind Reksten.In recent Head Energy-related news, in March secured a contract related to two well hook-ups at the Brage Platform for Wintershall Dea North.Brage is Wintershall Dea’s first manned platform in Norway. Located in the northern North Sea, 125 kilometers west of Bergen, it is one of the oldest producing platforms in Norway

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More than a Million of Oilfield Services Jobs at Stake

More than a million jobs in the oilfield service industry (OFS) are expected to be cut in 2020 due to low project volumes brought upon by the Covid-19 epidemic and the ongoing oil price war, Norway's energy intelligence firm Rystad Energy said. Most cuts will come from shale servicesAccording to Rystad, more than 5 million people are employed in the OFS sector globally at present and Rystad Energy’s estimates show that this year alone, contractors will scale down their workforce by at least 21%. Some 13 percentage points are attributed to oil-price-driven cuts and the remaining 8%

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Tens of Thousands of Offshore Jobs at Risk, UK Union Warns

to unsustainable levels. This is threatening to take some operators to the wall, along with the contractor and supply chain workers maintaining their assets."The plea comes a day after the Norwegian energy intelligence firm Rystad Energy warned that 200+ oilfield services companies in the UK and Norway might go bankrupt in the current oil price environment.Gov't funded sick payCash said: "Government and industry's ‘Vision 2035’ strategy now looks in serious jeopardy and we agree that immediate Government intervention, coordinated with trade unions, industry, and the Scottish

Dawn Summers - Credit: Wintershall Dea

Wintershall Dea Appoints New COO

Oil and gas company Wintershall Dea will name Dawn Summers to the Executive Board and as Chief Operating Officer (COO).As COO, she will be responsible for the Business Units Germany, Norway, the Netherlands, UK and Denmark, Egypt, Libya, Algeria and UAE as of 1 June 2020.Summers has more than 25 years of extensive international experience in the oil and gas industry and has worked for BP, Genel Energy, Origin Energy, and Beach Energy, among others.For the last two years, Dawn has served as Chief Operating Officer of the Australian oil and gas producer Beach Energy. Prior to that she was Chief Operating

Alexandra Thomas has joined Neptune Energy as UK Managing Director, based in Aberdeen. Credit: Neptune Energy (The image has been cropped)

Neptune Energy Names UK MD

Commercial for Ghana.She has 18 years’ experience in the oil and gas sector, starting her career with assignments in both Shell and Equinor before joining Tullow as a result of its acquisition of the Vattenfall assets in 2011.She has held a number of senior leadership roles in the UK, Netherlands, Norway and, most recently, in Ghana where she was responsible for both new venture exploration and development.Thomas has a PhD in Applied Fluids Dynamics and a First Class Master of Physics with Honours from the University of Edinburgh.Pierre Girard, currently Interim Managing Director of UK, will take

Dr Phil Anderson and his kayak. Photo from SAMS.

@ SAMS, Science + Autonomy = Answers

bathymetry, to be wary of.The result is a better understanding of the algal blooms. With these data, the team can now work with data gathered over 20 years by Norwegian organisations to inform models and predictions of what could happen in future years. Another project, the Nansen project, now started in Norway, will also look to pick up the monitoring mantle.SAMS’ Gavia’s are used on a wide range of missions. Photo from SAMS.The listening projectAnother SAMS project is COMPASS (Collaborative Oceanography & Monitoring for Protected Areas and Species). Under COMPASS, Dr Andy Dale and Dr Denise

Group photo from left: Shiwei, Farid, Jinu, Elise. (Photo: Dan-Bunkering)

Dan-Bunkering Appoints Four Bunker Traders

mobility program.Elise Huang is a Danish national, born and raised by Chinese parents. Huang initially entered the industry via a bunker trading company in Europe and joined Dan-Bunkering in Dubai by the end of 2019.Farid Babayev comes with an MSc in Oil & Gas Logistics from Molde University in Norway, but was in fact born and raised in Azerbaijan and has worked in different parts of the offshore industry since joining the business in 2011.Jinu Jagan commenced his career in the bunker industry in 2011 after finishing his MBA and gaining experience in a gas oil supply company. Jagan is originally

Sidsel Norvik  (Photo: Nor-Shipping)

Nor-Shipping Appoints Norvik

Nor-Shipping has appointed Sidsel Norvik to the new role of Commercial Director. Norvik joins following a stint as CEO of Energy Show Norway, two decades as Commercial Director for Upstream, and 10 years with Recharge, a news platform for renewable energy. Norvik will now be charged with working on exhibition sales and spearheading Nor-Shipping’s ground-breaking Blue Economy Hall, promoting the ‘Blue Talks’ and showcasing firms and ideas that accelerate innovation, competency and sustainable business opportunities.Nor-Shipping 2021 takes place at the 22,500 sq. m Norges

Kevin Murphy, Deputy CEO. Photo: Ocean Installer

Ocean Installer Appoints New CEO

University. In addition to his roles in Technip and TIOS, has experience from the renewables industry with REC Solar as Vice President for Projects.Strømsnes starts his new career in Ocean Installer on February 1, 2020 and will divide his time between the company’s headquarters in Stavanger, Norway and its soon-to-be-opened new office in Oslo

Sverre Vetterstad, Lars Brustad, William Tandberg (Photo: Glander International Bunkering)

Glander International Bunkering Opens in Oslo

A marine fuel and lubricant trading firm, Glander International Bunkering has started operations in Oslo, Norway.The Oslo office is the company’s 8th location and aims to expand the reach of its main Norway office in Tønsberg.  The Oslo office is manned by bunkering experts Lars Brustad, Sverre Vetterstad and William Tandberg.

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Wallenius Wilhelmsen CEO Joins WISTA

to empower women to lead, with the conviction that gender diversity is key in providing a sustainable future for the shipping industry internationally.Some 3,000 female professionals form the majority of WISTA members, however male members are also accepted is several national WISTA Associations, like in Norway.Pia Meling, President of WISTA Norway says: “To bring the discussion on gender equality and diversity from the problem definition phase to finding good solutions, we need to invite men to the table - and especially the male leaders of our industry. WISTA Norway therefore encourages both female

Martijn Bergink (Photo: Framo)

Bergink takes over as Framo CEO

Sameer Kalra has passed the helm of pumping system manufacturer Framo over to new CEO Martijn Bergink.Bergink will be based in Bergen, Norway. Formerly President of Business Unit Boiler and Gas System at Alfa Laval, he has held various positions within Alfa Laval since 1998. Educated as a chemical engineer, Bergink holds an McS degree in Chemistry.Kalra, the former Framo CEO moves across to parent company Alfa Laval as the new head of the Alfa Laval Marine Division and a member of the Alfa Laval Group Management.

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