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US Jobs from US Offshore Energy: A Goal 44 Years in the Making

Committee on Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) issues.Mr. Guste and the other panelist testifying that day were urging Congress to recognize that the OCS contained amazing potential for energy development but that this resource had to be developed responsibly.Specifically, citing the increasing offshore oil and gas development experienced in the late 1970s, he urged Congress to ensure offshore energy development protected the environment, the valuable fisheries on the OCS, and the American taxpayers who own the OCS’ resources.Protecting the U.S. taxpayer was particularly important to Mr. Guste as he

Scott Stephen - Ashtead Technology's Renewables Lead - Credit: Ashtead Technology

Ashtead Technology Creates Role to Push Renewables Drive

in Aberdeenshire, UK, Stephen has been promoted to the role after four years with the company recently as an asset integrity business development manager and formerly as NDT sales manager.Ashtead, which has traditionally provided its subsea equipment and O&M and decommissioning services to the oil and gas industry clients, has been diversifying into renewables as well."The firm has in recent years been diversifying into the renewables market where its equipment fleet and engineering skills developed to support the oil and gas industry are also suited to the requirements of offshore wind developers&

Commercial Diving equipment manufacturer, SmartDives announces the appointment of Stephen Scott as Operations and Development Manager, effective March 2021.

Scott Appointed Ops and Development Manager of SmartDives

Commercial diving equipment manufacturer, SmartDives appointed Stephen Scott as Operations and Development Manager, effective March 2021. Scott has more than 30 years’ experience working within the global underwater diving sector of the oil and gas industry, in various senior operations, commercial and business development roles.  Most recently, he was Diving Sales Manager of Unique Group’s diving and marine subsea business.

Marianne Hagen - Photo: Fotograf Sturlason/UD - via Aker Solutions

Aker Solutions Names EVP for Sustainability

, chief executive officer of Aker Solutions. Hagen succeeds Tove Røskaft, who has left Aker Solutions to take up her new role as Chief of Staff and Business Excellence at Aker Offshore Wind.Aker Solutions said the company's strategy included two key pillars, one as a services supplier to oil and gas companies, the other focused on low-carbon business opportunities."By 2025, the company’s objective is that one-third of the revenue should come from low-carbon oil and gas projects or from renewable energy business. By 2030, the objective is that this will count for two thirds of the

Celestino Maússe, Enermech's Mozambique country manager - Credit: Enermech (The image has been cropped)

UK-based Enermech Eyes Oil & Gas Work in Mozambique

the company seeks to expand its business as local activity ramps up.In his new role, Enermech said, Maússe will lead the business development effort within Mozambique and will aim to secure and deliver new contracts in country. "Mr Maússe brings with him over fifteen years of oil and gas engineering experience, having worked as a process engineer in the areas of engineering, commissioning, and start up across projects around the world," the company added.Previously, he led business development in Sub-Saharan Africa for companies such as SNC-Lavalin and Kentz and has held

(Image: Fueltrax)

Fueltrax Announces Expansion in Asia

demand for its solutions in Southeast Asia and Asia Pacific regions. Joining the company is Faiz Azani, Director of Operations – Southeast Asia, and Chris Pemberton, Regional Representative – Asia PacificAzani joined the FUELTRAX team last month and brings 11 years of experience in the oil and gas, shipping, and marine industry, focusing on Southeast Asia, Europe, & the Middle East. He is a former marine expert to Malaysia Petroleum Management (MPM) of PETRONAS. At PETRONAS, he was in charge of various operational activities and managed hundreds of oil and gas services and equipment

Teresa Peacock (Photo: Spinnaker Global)

Teresa Peacock Joins Dryad Global as Non-executive Director

Women's International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA UK) and a part of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Women and Work. Her experience spans a career in recruitment of over 30 years, most recently working to deliver major global recruitment projects in shipping and the offshore and oil and gas markets in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Middle East, Far East, Africa and Europe.Peacock joins the team to provide senior counsel and strategic guidance as Dryad Global expands its international team and seeks to recruit a diverse workforce more reflective of the ever-changing seascape workplace

Torger Rød - Credit: Equinor

Vår Energi Names New CEO

Norwegian oil company Vår Energi has appointed Torger Rød as the company’s new CEO. Rød will take over from Kristin F. Kragseth who has recently accepted the position as CEO of Petoro, the management company for the Norwegian state-owned oil and gas interests. Rød has spent the last 22 years working with Equinor (formerly Statoil) both in Norway and internationally, most recently as the Head of Safety and Security and before this as the SVP Project Development. Speaking of the new appointment Philip Hemmens, Chairman of Vår Energi said: I am

Ashtead Technology CFO  Ingrid Stewart

Subsea Tech Firm Ashtead Names CFO and Five Managers

CEO Allan Pirie said: “Ingrid’s substantial corporate finance and energy industry experience will make a significant contribution to our growth ambition as we further integrate and invest in our global operations to support the increase in business in offshore wind, decommissioning, and oil and gas.“Bolstering our management team in the UK and the US will ensure we are well equipped to support our clients as we navigate the current challenges and capitalise on the opportunities presented by the energy transition and the blue economy.&rdquo

Squire Patton Boggs continued the expansion of its commodities and shipping capabilities with the addition of partner Kate Sherrard into its Financial Services Practice.

Sherrard Enhances Squire Patton Boggs Commodities and Shipping Capabilities

global managing partner – clients and strategy. “The team has gotten off to a fast start and Kate is another talented addition who will continue our growth in this area and complement other aspects of our global practice.”Sherrard specializes in the financing of maritime and offshore oil and gas assets. She represents corporates, leasing companies, banks and financial investors on matters across Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas and is ranked by Chambers Global as a leader in International Shipping Finance.Sherrard has advised on a wide range of structured financing

A Seadrill drillship - Credit: Seadrill

Seadrill Names New COO, CTO

announced the appointments on Thursday afternoon, said the management changes build upon the significant contributions the duo had already delivered in their previous roles at Seadrill.Warriner Reid has served as Senior Vice President since January 2019. Reid has over 25 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Prior to Seadrill Reid held the position of President, OilSERV Drilling Group. Before that he worked for Schlumberger for over 15 years where he held various senior line management and functional positions around the world.As Chief Operating Officer, Reid Warriner will oversee daily

Victaulic appointed Rick Bucher as Chief Executive Officer.

Bucher Named CEO at Victaulic

science from Virginia Tech.Dr. Malloy will remain Chairman of Victaulic’s Board.Since its first patent was received in 1919, Victaulic has grown to become a leading producer of mechanical pipe joining solutions, with systems at work in more than 140 countries in diverse businesses including oil and gas extraction and processing, chemical processing, mining, power generation, water and wastewater treatment, military facilities, shipbuilding and shipping, plumbing, heating, air conditioning and fire protection systems.In 2019 Victaulic celebrated its centennial anniversary as a family owned company

Dr Cheryl Burgess joins the SUT in January as Chief Executive (Photo: SUT)

SUT Appoints Cheryl Burgess as Chief Executive

The Society for Underwater Technology announced it has appointed Dr. Cheryl Burgess as Chief Executive, effective January 2021.Burgess brings to the role over three decades’ experience in the energy industry, including oil and gas (both offshore and onshore), renewables and utilities. She takes over from Steve Hall who has held the post for the past four years.The former Director General of the Pipeline Industries Guild, Burgess’ extensive international expertise from her years with UK Trade & Investment and the Society of British Gas Industries will bring benefit to the SUT’s

(Photo: Stuart Conway / Shell)

Shell UK Gender Pay Gap Narrows Slightly in 2020

time data on ethnicity which revealed that the average pay and bonuses for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) employees was 8.5% lower than non-BAME staff.Women represented 34% of the energy company's 6,000-strong British workforce in 2020, mostly due to the prevalence of men on offshore oil and gas facilities. BAME employees made up 21% of the workforce.The gender pay gap stood at 18.7% in 2019, 18.6% in 2018 and 22.2% in 2017. Shell said it had achieved its ambition to have women in 30% of senior positions in the country.Gender gap pay is defined as the difference in the average pay and

Mohamed Mounes Shahat - Credit: Neptune Energy

Neptune Energy Names New Managing Director for Egypt

Oil and gas company Neptune Energy has appointed Mohamed Mounes Shahat to the role of Egypt Managing Director, based in Cairo. Mounes, who will start in December, joins Neptune from Egypt’s Ministry of Petroleum, having most recently held the position of Minister’s Advisor for Gas Affairs.The new MD has almost 40 years’ experience in the sector having begun his career with the Gulf of Suez Petroleum Company in Egypt as a Petroleum Engineer.He has held senior leadership roles including Operations General Manager and Board member at Khalda Petroleum Company and was Chairman and

Hannah Rodger (Photo: ETPM)

Rodger Joins ETPM

alongside Leigh Reid who joined the company earlier this year in the newly created role of Business Development Manager. Leigh is leading the company’s push into recruitment for the renewables, and ROV and survey sectors as well as increasing ETPM’s global client base in subsea, marine and oil and gas.The two appointments are the first of several new roles to be created across the company in the coming months.“It is encouraging that while the industry continues to face challenges with many jobs still at risk, we are seeing signs of positivity with increasing demand for personnel across

Suba Sivandran (Photo: BMT)

Sivandran Named Managing Director of BMT Asia

partner that understands both their business' goals and industry best practices, as well as the nuances of the market," said Guy Tomlinson, Global Programs Director of BMT.Sivandran has extensive experience as a Principal Risk Management Consultant in several industry sectors, including oil and gas, energy, built environment and major infrastructure.Sivandran  is qualified with a double degree from the University of Western Australia with Bachelors of Engineering and Science, majoring in Mechanical Engineering, Theoretical Physics and Applied Mathematics. He holds an MBA in Strategy

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