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Monday, June 17, 2019

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Renewable Energy Brings 11 Million Jobs

and is 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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Aqueos Names Legendre VP

and West Africa."Aqueos Corporation, with offices in Texas, Louisiana and California, provides marine construction and specialty subsea services including a complete range of commercial diving, remotely operated vehicles (ROV’s) and vessel-related services primarily to the offshore oil and gas markets

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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

business 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

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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

Sea 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

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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

of field 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

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RMT Concerned Over Offshore Wind Policy

UK Continental Shelf. This would protect pay and conditions for workers across the offshore wind supply chain, from seafarers transporting infrastructure and expertise to the skilled women and men required to install wind turbines and connect them to the grid.“It would also ensure that offshore oil and gas workers’ with the industry standard OPITO qualifications will be allowed to transfer between sectors free from the barriers unilaterally imposed by the Global Wind Organisation.“The Government’s proposals are woefully unambitious and represent business as usual for companies

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Xodus Hires Bell as Decom Manager

. Gavin Bell 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

Left to right: CEO Søren Kringelholt Nielsen and Chairman Søren Ø. Sørensen (Photo: ????Svanehøj Group)

New CEO at ​​​​Svanehøj Group

Søren Kringelholt Nielsen has been appointed as the new CEO of Svanehøj Group, a Danish designer and manufacturer of specialized deep well and in-line pumps for the marine and oil and gas industries.The new cheif executive comes to Svanehøj from Hydratech Industries, where he had been the CEO since 2012. His experience also includes several years at Siemens Wind Power in roles including director of the global blade business."With the appointment of Søren Kringelholt Nielsen, Svanehøj Group is getting a CEO with strong international experience and thorough

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Shell Appoints Sawan as Upstream Boss

Royal Dutch Shell has appointed Wael Sawan to head its oil and gas production division, replacing Andy Brown who will step down after 35 years at the Anglo-Dutch company.Sawan, 44, a Canadian citizen of Lebanese origin, currently heads Shell's deepwater operations, one of the company's cash growth engines in recent years. He joined Shell in 1997.Brown, 56, will remain a member of Shell's executive committee until his departure on Sept. 30, Shell said in a statement."I am grateful to Andy for his strong leadership of the Upstream business, particularly having improved business performanc

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Strategic Appointment for Carlton Resource Solutions

Carlton Resource Solutions has strengthened its senior management team with the addition of a highly experienced director to a key strategic role.With 22 years’ experience in oil and gas recruitment, Doug Robertson has joined the Aberdeen-based business as operations director with a remit to enhance the firm’s capabilities through his expertise both in the UK and internationally.Carlton, part of the Maxwell Drummond Group, supplies engineering, technical and commercial personnel to the energy industry, including oil majors, independent operators and engineering contractors.Most recently

Daniel Mackay, Andrew Mackay and Erica McPherson (Photo: NRG Group)

New Leadership at NRG Group

Well Management and NRG Group Commercial Director respectively to shape the future direction of the company.Andrew Mackay remains involved with the business as chairman and majority shareholder.Daniel recently returned to the U.K. from Australia, having worked as a senior drilling engineer for various oil and gas operators where he gauged a better understanding on the climate for the NRG business in future. He previously held roles with NRG Group as Drilling Engineer and Night Drilling Supervisor. Erica has been with NRG Group for more than 10 years starting as Contracts Administrator working up through

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Equatorial Guinea Punishes Subsea 7

Equatorial Guinea has ordered energy operators to stop doing business with oil and gas service firm Subsea 7 for failing to comply with local laws aimed at creating more jobs for locals, the oil minister said on Thursday.In September, an oil ministry source warned that Schlumberger, Subsea 7 and FMC faced bans from working in Equatorial Guinea if they did not commit to local content laws.The move was part of a crackdown by the African country to enforce local content laws that have been in place since 2014. Petroleum operators were told in July to cancel contracts with Canadian-based CHC Helicopter.

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Lomax Joins TEMS International

Aberdeen-headquartered oil and gas service company TEMS International has appointed Nicola Lomax to the newly created role of QHSE manager as it continues to expand its workforce in response to growing demand for its services.Lomax will be responsible for developing and managing the firm’s health, safety, environmental and quality systems and procedures in accordance with ISO 9001, 14001 and 45001 standards. She will support commercial and procurement activities, oversee the creation of an internal audit scheme and develop and deliver a QHSE training program for employees.Lomax brings extensive

Halliburton Appoints Loeffler CFO

joined Halliburton in 2014. He served as vice president of Corporate Development for two years before assuming leadership of Investor Relations. Before joining Halliburton, he held director positions at Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc. and UBS Investment Bank where he focused on the firms’ oil and gas clients

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