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Cathrine K. Marti (Photo: Ulstein Group)

Ulstein Names Marti as CEO

Group, Tore Ulstein, concentrate on the more long-term and strategic opportunities for the group and the maritime industry.”“We have always adapted the group to the market, and we will continue to do so through continuous change and development. After having completed the transition from oil and gas and into new segments, COVID-19 put us to the test. COVID-19 has impacted most businesses regardless of industry, we have adapted to a new everyday life and constantly changing regulations, and we must expect to continue with this until a vaccine is in place,” she said.“Cathrine Marti

Andrea Lodolo, CEO of MaritimeMT (left) and Kevin Keeler, International Sales Director of ISTC (right) at MaritimeMT’s Center. (Photo: MaritimeMT)

Maltese Firms Partner on Maritime Training

a new set of integrated courses from 2021 after agreeing a memorandum of understanding earlier this month.The Mediterranean Maritime Research and Training Center (MaritimeMT) and the International Safety Training College (ISTC) will create a new set of courses covering both maritime training and the oil and gas sectors offering some of the highest training standards in these industry sectors from January 2021.MaritimeMT, founded by the Malta Maritime Pilots in 2010, currently offers online and classroom training courses for local and foreign ports with curriculum designed specifically for ship masters

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Oilfield Services Giant Weatherford Appoints New CEO

, Charles M. Sledge, Weatherford's Chairman of the Board of Directors, said: "We are delighted to welcome Girish as our new CEO and member of our Board. Girish is a seasoned leader with extensive international experience across multiple industries as well as a deep understanding of the oil and gas sector and is well-positioned to lead Weatherford into the future. "For more than 25 years, Girish has dedicated his career to uniting technology innovation and operational excellence to deliver exceptional results that have advanced the growth strategies for some of the world's

Eric Mullins - Credit: ConocoPhillips

Lime Rock CEO Joins ConocoPhillips' Board

U.S. oil and gas company ConocoPhillips has appointed Eric Mullins to serve as a board member.Mullins has spent his career in finance, most recently founding Lime Rock Resources in 2005, a private equity fund focused on acquiring and developing low-risk oil and gas properties, where he currently serves as co-chief executive officer.  Prior to starting Lime Rock Resources, Mullins served as managing director at Goldman Sachs from 1999 to 2004, vice president from 1994 to 1999, and an associate from 1990 to 1994. Mullins will serve on the Public Policy Committee of the ConocoPhillips board.Ryan

Benjamin Sward, CEO of Foreship LLC (Photo: Foreship)

Foreship Appoints Sward to Head US Operations

of the best naval architecture and marine engineering minds in the business,” says Sward. “Obviously, COVID-19 has disrupted the business world in 2020 but I look forward to meeting the challenges we face working alongside my friends and colleagues at Foreship.”Sward can also call on oil and gas expertise, having served as a Technical Consultant for Granherne (KBR) based in Houston, focusing on floating production and storage offshore (FPSO) vessels.“Ben’s previous contribution to Foreship was very much appreciated within the organisation and by colleagues, clients and by

(Photo: ExxonMobil)

Exxon Considering Global Job Cuts after Lay-Off Plan in Australia Revealed

seeking to cut, but said in Australia it would consider all employees who expressed an interest in voluntary redundancy."Until other study work is complete, it would be premature to draw conclusions for other countries," Norton said.Exxon is looking to sell its 50% stake in the Bass Strait oil and gas joint venture in southeastern Australia, which analysts have estimated could fetch up to $3 billion.Analysts have speculated it could also sell or close its Altona plant in Melbourne, Australia's oldest refinery.(Reporting by Sonali Paul; Editing by Tom Hogue and Christian Schmollinger

Bill Curton (Photo: TerraSond)

Curtin Joins Acteon as TerraSond Managing Director

Acteon Group Ltd, a global provider of services for the marine and subsea renewables, nearshore construction and oil and gas sectors, announced that Bill Curtin is joining as the managing director of geospatial solutions company TerraSond.Curtin has international engineering, procurement and construction industry experience, including leading KBR’s engineering and construction operations for the Americas region. His project execution experience includes pre-front-end-engineering design, front-end-engineering design and detailed engineering, procurement and construction projects working in

Daniel Fitzgerald will be Lundin's new Chief Operating Officer/Image Credit: Lundin Energy

Lundin Energy Names New Chief Operating Officer

Swedish oil and gas company Lundin Energy on Friday said it would appoint Daniel Fitzgerald as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Lundin Energy, effective January 1, 2021.The appointment follows the news issued three days prior, informing that Nick Walker, the current COO of the Norway-focused oil company, would replace Alex Schneiter as President and CEO. Schneiter has decided to step down at the end of the year.The new COO, Fitzgerald, is currently COO of International Petroleum Corporation (IPC), a Lundin spinoff with assets in Malaysia, France, and Canada, having previously held senior management

Robert Socha (File photo)

Socha Joins Conrad Shipyard’s Senior Management Team

with other Conrad business groups, including business development, engineering and product development, contracts, estimating and operations.Socha has served in numerous roles of increasing responsibility with various companies in the offshore and inland marine transportation, shipbuilding, oil and gas exploration, and offshore engineering/construction industries. He was most recently senior vice president for business development at Halter Marine following previous roles at Mid-Gulf Shipping Co, Baker Marine Solutions, Bollinger Shipyards and Tidewater Marine. “[Socha] brings to

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Oilfield Services Employment Diving to 10-Year Low

in revenue per employee, Rystad said."Within our analysis, we see that companies in the North American onshore sector will struggle more with the transition into new markets as their work is primarily focused on drilling and well service, which does not transfer as well to other industries beyond oil and gas," Rystad added.“OFS employment is now heading for the lowest numbers in the past decade as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to impact ongoing work and the frequency of new awards, both of which could take years to fully recover. Nevertheless, some companies saw a bountiful 2019 in terms

Anders Søe-Jensen / Image Credit: Bladt Industries

Bladt Names Offshore Wind Specialist as Its New CEO

Wind and GE Offshore Wind, as its new CEO.He will be succeeding Klaus Steen Mortensen who has decided to step down due to a chronic but not a life-threatening heart condition. Mortensen has been in charge of the company specializing in the construction of steel structures for offshore renewables and oil and gas industry for almost three years.Mortensen said: "My prime focus has been on creating a far more efficient, predictable and stable company that can compete without subsidies. We have achieved those aims with great success."Mortensen will now concentrate on working on the Board of Directors

Olav Hetland - Credit: Ocean Installer

Ocean Installer Names Director to Lead Offshore Wind Branch

of the new business segment was in synergy with the company's offshore wind installation ambition.Odd Strømsnes, CEO of Ocean Installer said: "I am very excited about this new chapter for our company, which makes Ocean Installer even morerelevant in the ongoing global transition from oil and gas to renewable business. Our proven track record from complex subsea oil and gas projects will be key for success in the process of installing and developing offshore wind farms going forward."The newly appointed Offshore Wind Farms director, Hetland, has more than 30 years’ experience

Francesco Gattei -  Eni CFO/Image Credit: Eni

Eni Names CFO

Italian oil and gas company Eni has named Francesco Gattei as its Chief Financial Officer.In 2019, Gattei moved to Houston to become Eni's Upstream Director of the Americas, managing the E&P business in the USA, Mexico, Venezuela, and Argentina.Eni said Monday that in his new role, Gattei is tasked with supporting the CEO in developing and implementing Eni’s economic and financial strategy during this important phase of accelerating the company’s decarbonization plan.Born in Bologna in 1969, Gattei graduated in Economics and Commerce at the University of Bologna with a thesis

Chief Financial Officer Jesper Ridder Olsen - Credit: Maersk Drilling

Maersk Drilling CFO to Step Down

like to thank Jesper for his contributions to Maersk Drilling and I appreciate his commitment to ensure a smooth and efficient handover in the months to come as we commence the search for his replacement.”Maersk Drilling in May revised down its earnings expectations for the year 2020 citing oil and gas companies' cuts in spending, reduced sanctioning of new projects, delays, and cancellations of drilling tenders, and the fact that some contracts in hand contracts had been renegotiated, suspended, or terminated.The driller revised its guidance for 2020 for EBITDA before special items to USD

Tim Duncan - Credit: Talos

Talos CEO Becomes Vice-Chairman of U.S. Offshore Industry Body NOIA

Tim Duncan, CEO of Talos, an oil and gas company focused on exploration and production in the Gulf of Mexico, has been appointed Vice Chairman of the U.S. National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA).Duncan will join NOIA Chairman and Halliburton Vice President Industry Relations Galen Cobb as an NOIA National Officer. Galen has been the NOIA Chairman since April 2020. Following the vote by the NOIA Board of Directors, NOIA President Erik Milito said, “The offshore industry has a powerful story to tell, and Galen and Tim’s leadership will help us tell it. Not only does our

Robert Hosking - Credit: Karoon Energy

Karoon Energy CEO Steps Down after 16 Years at Helm

Australian oil and gas company Karoon Energy has said that its founder and CEO Robert Hosking will step down after 16 years at the helm.The company, with oil and gas projects in Australia, Peru, and Brazil, said Wednesday that Hosking had informed it of its decision to retire at the 2020 Annual General Meeting.Commenting on his retirement plans, Hosking said: “After 16 years at the helm, and having transformed Karoon from a A$8 million pure-play exploration company in the onshore Gippsland Basin, to making offshore gas discoveries in the Browse Basin, reaching the ASX 200 index, developing a

Equinor CEO Eldar Saetre - Credit: Equinor

Report: Equinor Shortlists Four Candidates to Succeed CEO Eldar Saetre

Equinor has short-listed four internal candidates to succeed Chief Executive Eldar Saetre who is likely to announce his departure within the next few months, a source familiar with the process told Reuters.The candidates have been asked to present their views on how to speed up the Norwegian oil and gas group's transformation towards becoming a greener company while preserving profitability, the source said.The four internal candidates are chief financial officer Lars Christian Bacher, head of midstream and marketing Irene Rummelhoff, head of international development and production Torgrim

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