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John Harris / Credit: AqualisBraemar

AqualisBraemar Names South East Asia Head

Marine and offshore consultancy AqualisBraemar has appointed John Harris as its new regional managing director of the South East Asia region.Harris will oversee the company’s operations in South East Asia (SEA), including its offices in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam as well as maintain control of adjusting across the greater SEA and Asia Pacific region. He will report to AqualisBraemar’s CEO, David Wells.Harris has been promoted internally to regional managing director of the South East Asia region from a position as head of loss adjusting in the Asia Pacific region. "

Jim House, Neptune Energy CEO - Credit: Neptune Energy

Neptune Energy Plans to Let 400 Office Workers Go

anticipate approximately 400 roles across nine countries to be impacted by these proposals, with around half of these staff positions and half contractor positions. The impacted roles would be office-based and operations would not be impacted by these proposals," Neptune said in a statement sent to Offshore Engineer. Neptune's current workforce - including staff and contractors - is around 1,900. "The decision to make these proposals was not made lightly, and follows the deferral of project and exploration activities to reduce costs this year as we announced at our full year results

Daniel Toerner (Photo: TSGI)

The Shearer Group Hires Toerner

engineering & marine surveying firm, Daniel Toerner.A recent graduate from Texas A&M University, College Station, with a Bachelor of Science in Ocean Engineering, Toerner joins TSGI as a naval architect. During his time at Texas A&M, he interned at Electro-Mechanical Industries, Kiewit Offshore Services, and Clarus Subsea Integrity. He also studied during a summer abroad in Italy.Toerner was the Team Captain for Texas A&M’s Human Powered Submarine Team where he designed, modeled and built a submarine which raced in the International Submarine Races against other universities

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The Emerging U.S. Offshore Wind Industry in a Post-COVID-19 World

Join a webinar on June 17, 2020 for the global release of a major new market study on the depth, breadth and growth prospects of the Offshore Wind Market --  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UR5uY1boTOKdAAcAXDbR4gJust when it was looking like the offshore wind industry was finally about to take off in the United States, the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced one more significant layer of uncertainty upon an already very complicated playing field. There are currently 15 active offshore wind projects in the planning stages which, if completed, could add approximately 25 gigawatts of electricity to

A PGS vessel - Credit: PGS

PGS Laying Off 40% Office Workers. Offshore Crews Might Be Cut, Too

to be approximately $460 million, excluding severance and other restructuring costs of approximately $30 million expected to be recognized in Q2 and Q3 2020. The annual gross cash cost run rate is based on operating five 3D vessels. The Company is prepared to adjust operated vessel capacity and offshore crew levels further if required," PGS said.Offshore Engineer has reached out to PGS seeking info on the exact number of people laid off so far, and on the exact number expected to be affected by these new measures. A PGS spokesperson said: "During 2019 we had on average 1256 employees

Ole Maier - Credit: KCA Deutag

KCA Deutag Appoints New President of Offshore Branch

Drilling and engineering company KCA Deutag has named Ole Maier its new President of Offshore Business Unit.Maier, who has most recently served as Executive Vice President for Odfjell Drilling's Platform Drilling Operations, has succeeded KCA Deutag's Rune Lorentzen who will be retiring."Ole joins KCA Deutag, bringing decades of industry experience and a strong track record as a strategic leader in the global offshore services sector. Ole succeeds Rune Lorentzen, who will be retiring after helping with the transition. We take this opportunity to also thank Rune for years of great contributi

Even Larsen - Credit: Ocean Installer

Fred. Olsen Ocean CEO Moves to Ocean Installer to Lead Offshore Wind Business

Norwegian offshore installation company Ocean Installer has established a new business segment focused on Offshore Wind and has appointed Even Larsen, currently CEO of Fred. Olsen Ocean, as the director of its new business segment. Larsen will join starting from August 1.“I am very excited about this new chapter for our company, which makes Ocean Installer relevant in the ongoing global transition from oil and gas to renewable business”, says Odd Strømsnes, CEO in Ocean Installer.  "Even’s capabilities and track record are of great relevance to our new initiative

Kjetil Ramstad - Credit: Solstad Offshore

Solstad Offshore Names New CFO

Norwegian offshore vessel provider Solstad Offshore has appointed Kjetil Ramstad as the CFO position. Ramstad comes from the position as Finance Director in Solstad Offshore and has worked for the company since 2018. Prior to joining Solstad Offshore, he was Finance Director and CFO for the DeepOcean group from 2008 to 2018. Lars Peder Solstad, CEO of Solstad Offshore said:"I am very pleased to have Kjetil as new CFO in Solstad. He has a strong financial background and a solid operational experience from global businesses. Together with Mr. Eivind Kvilhaug, Vice President Finance

LOC Names Houston DP Manager

Engineering and marine consultancy LOC Group has appointed Steve Mason as DP Manager to LOC Houston.Mason joins LOC Houston from the offshore vessel company Hornbeck Offshore, where he was a Master for 8 years."[Mason's] appointment will further strengthen LOCs existing Dynamic Positioning (“DP”) capabilities and will support the delivery of the Company’s remote Dynamic Positioning inspection service, which is available worldwide, across the Group’s offices," LOC said.Mason is a Master Mariner, with over 25 years seagoing experience, across DP vessel assurance

Carl Trowell - Image Credit: Acteon

Former Ensco Boss Named New CEO of Acteon

Offshore services group Acteon will appoint Carl Trowell as Group Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Richard Higham, effective June 1.Trowell, with 25 years of experience in a wide range of roles across the energy sector, joins Acteon from the offshore drilling contractor Valaris plc.He joined Ensco in 2014 as Chief Executive and subsequently became Executive Chairman in 2019 following its merger with Rowan Companies and rebranding as Valaris.Prior to Ensco, he worked for Schlumberger, world’s largest oilfield services company, holding a variety of leadership positions for 17 years including

Bob Goldenberg (Photo: Crowley)

Crowley Logistics Promotes Goldenberg

Crowley Logistics announced it has promoted Bob Goldenberg to vice president, commercial operations, responsible for providing strategic direction and oversight to the entire commercial logistics team, including U.S. and offshore locations.In this new position, Goldenberg will report to Steve Collar, Crowley’s senior vice president and general manager, logistics, and will continue to be based in the company’s Miami office. Goldenberg will use his experience, technology and industry-knowledge to develop a comprehensive commercial strategy focused on increasing efficiencies and value adds in

(File Photo: Esvagt)

Esvagt CEO: No Job Cuts and Furloughs

At these difficult times when companies involved in the offshore industry are cutting jobs across the board as one of the ways to preserve cash, there's one offshore vessel operator that, while indeed cutting salaries, is keeping the jobs in place.Esvagt, the Danish provider of emergency response and rescue vessels (ERRV) and service operation vessels (SOV) to the offshore energy industry, mostly in the North Sea, earlier this month said it would cut executive and staff pay, and delay investments.The pay cuts and investment delays are a response to the low oil prices and the COVID-19 pandemic

Noble Sam Croft drillship - Image by Robby Norman - MarineTraffic

New CEO for Noble Corp

Offshore drilling company Noble Corporation has executed the leadership transition plan announced in February 2020 and now has a new CEO.  Robert W. Eifler has been named President and Chief Executive Officer and has been elected as a member of the Board of Directors. He first joined Noble in 2005 has most recently served as Senior Vice President, Commercial-Julie J. Robertson, who has been the CEO until now, has assumed the newly created role of executive Chairman of the Company's Board of Directors. Also, Kevin S. Corbett has been elected to the Board of Directors to replace a board

“I think we need to be bold in our thinking, but cautious in our applications. It doesn’t cost that much money to play around with ideas; and that small investment could turn up some great benefits. But if you’re afraid to make that initial investigation, things will pass you by.”
John Waterhouse, Elliott Bay Design Group

Interview: John Waterhouse, EBDG - “Be Bold in Thinking but Cautious in Application”

for his Master’s Degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering at MIT, returning to Nickum and Spaulding in 1984.“There were about 100 people in the firm at the time, doing work for the U.S. Navy on the LSD 41 class,” he said. But in the mid-1980s the bottom literally fell out of offshore energy, commercial shipbuilding and eventually naval shipbuilding in the U.S., and in a matter of three years Nickum & Spaulding went from a vibrant firm to closing its doors in 1987. “These were some very tough times when I started my career,” Waterhouse remembers. “I was

Mark Whelan  (Photo: Roxtec)

Roxtec UK Appoints Whelan

Roxtec UK has moved to increase its presence in Britain’s maritime sector with the appointment of a new marine and offshore manager.Mark Whelan has joined the Swedish-owned company having spent 10 years at another international manufacturer, most recently as a project manager for naval and commercial shipbuilding sector contracts. At Roxtec, Whelan will have responsibility for business development in the south of England.Roxtec’s transits are used to seal cables and pipes aboard a wide variety of ships including naval vessels, cruise liners and ferries, superyachts, offshore support vessels

Martyn Thomas is the Chief of Staff at Stream Marine Training Ltd (SMT Ltd.)

Profiles in Maritime Training: Martyn Thomas, Chief of Staff, Stream Marine Training Ltd. (SMT)

Duties, as well as its pool-based training courses like Personal Survival Techniques and custom-developed Water Safety courses. SMT also operates a fire-fighting training facility at Glasgow Airport where it trains all the STCW Fire Fighting courses, Enclosed Space Training, Rescue at Height and other offshore fire courses. In early 2020 SMT opened its new £500k boat training facility in Greenock moving from its previous site which was opened in 2015. This has allowed it to increase its boat training capacity for all STCW Boat courses with future expansion into other offshore training markets.Meet

MCTC Opens Singapore Office

training package is designed to increase standards in the galley by training and supporting catering staff. MCTC uses distinctive training methods and offers 365 days a year support which incorporates a 360 degree development and upgrade training with a range of training programs, both onshore and offshore

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