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Ole Maier - Credit: KCA Deutag

KCA Deutag Appoints New President of Offshore Branch

. 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 contributions to the business and we wish him a safe, healthy, and fun-filled retirement," KCA Deutag said in a social media post.Maier began his oil and gas career with Transocean, before joining Deutag Norge Drilling AS and then Odfjell Drilling where he worked for approximately 18 years in various operational and increasingly more senior roles in both Norway and the UK

Even Larsen - Credit: Ocean Installer

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

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, where we together with our clients will play an important role in the energy transformation to a greener and more

Martin Gilbert - Credit: OGTC

OGTC Names New Chair

in its £11bn merger with Standard Life in 2017, when he became co-chief executive of Standard Life Aberdeen.Welcoming Gilbert's appointment, Colette Cohen, CEO of OGTC said:"We’re excited to welcome Martin to the Oil & Gas Technology Centre at this pivotal time for the oil and gas industry. His extensive experience and strategic leadership will be invaluable as we accelerate technology to support the post-Covid-19 recovery and deliver a net-zero North Sea."“From a standing start in early 2017, the OGTC has become integral part of the UK energy and technology

David C. Lawler,- Credit: BP

BP Names Next BP America Chief

in the first year, far exceeding initial expectations of $90 million, BP said.Lawler, a Denver native, graduated from the Colorado School of Mines with a Bachelor of Science in petroleum engineering before earning an MBA from Tulane University. He joined bp from SandRidge Energy, a U.S.-based oil and gas independent, where he had served as executive vice president and chief operating officer.Susan Dio, a 36-year veteran of bp who has served as BP America chairman and president since 2018, will retire later this year. A chemical engineer by training, she led the company through a dynamic period

“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”

benefits. But if you’re afraid to make that initial investigation, things will pass you by.”Ask John WaterhouseHow does the current COVID-19 pandemic compare to other business disruptions that you have seen during the course of your career?The pandemic and concurrent price collapse in the oil and gas industries are once in a century events that will disrupt lives, damage businesses, change social behaviors, and impact the environment. Will our modern technologies prove more robust or more fragile than those at the time of the Spanish Flu pandemic in 1918? We have been able to transition most

Map showing KrisEnergy's assets - Credit: KrisEnergy

KrisEnergy's Ang Becomes Permanent CFO

and progressed to research analyst before departing in 2007. Ang moved to Singapore in 2008 and joined CLSA as a research analyst. From 2009 to 2013, she worked as VP, Corporate Finance at Brighton Capital Advisors, a corporate finance firm established in Singapore with a primary focus on the oil and gas sector. She holds a Bachelor of Business (majoring in Banking and Finance) from the University of Technology, Sydney. She is also a CFA charter holder and a member of the CFA Society Singapore

Mark Whelan  (Photo: Roxtec)

Roxtec UK Appoints Whelan

, offshore support vessels, carriers and cargo ships. They are designed to protect people and assets from multiple hazards including fire, flooding, the risk of explosion and electromagnetic disturbances.Roxtec’s seals are also an industry standard in the offshore sector, used in a broad range of oil and gas infrastructure, in some of the biggest projects in the world, including on drill ships, FPSOs, jack-up rigs, offshore support vessels and semi-submersible rigs

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)

is the Chief of Staff at Stream Marine Training Ltd (SMT Ltd.) following many years working for both global training providers and cruise companies.  SMT is a maritime skills and technology business providing fire-fighting, sea survival, survival craft and HSE training to the global maritime, oil and gas, renewables and construction industries.Thomas works out of SMT’s head office in Glasgow where SMT trains the majority of its theoretical based courses, including Alternative Fuels, HELM, Security Awareness, and Security Duties, as well as its pool-based training courses like Personal Survival

Neal D. Shah - Credit: Kosmos Energy

Neal D. Shah Assumes Kosmos Energy CFO Position

Oil and gas firm Kosmos Energy on Monday said that Neal D. Shah would become the company’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective May 11, 2020.The management change comes following Kosmos Energy's announcement back in February that Thomas P. Chambers would retire as the chief financial officer, a post he has held since November 2014.Neal D. Shah moves to the CEO position from his senior vice president and deputy chief financial officer post. Shah’s annual base salary remains unchanged at $460,000 and his target annual bonus opportunity remains unchanged at 75%

A Maersk Drilling rig - Image Credit: Maersk Drilling

New Round of Layoffs at Maersk Drilling

Offshore drilling company Maersk Drilling has announced a new wave of layoffs and has revised its financial guidance for 2020, citing oil and gas companies' budget cuts and delays and cancellations in offshore drilling tenders.As previously reported, Maersk Drilling in April said it would lay off around 250-300 people in its North Sea crew pool, and mothball several drilling rigs due to the effects of low oil price on offshore drilling activities.The Danish offshore driller on Thursday announced a new round of cuts, this time onshore."...the need for onshore support is expected to be adversely

Image Credit: Cairn Energy

Cairn Chairman to Retire

London-listed oil and gas company Cairn Energy has said that its Chairman Ian Tyler has informed the company of his intention to retire."Cairn announces that its Chairman, Ian Tyler, has indicated to the Board that, having served on the Board for seven years, six of them as Chairman, and mindful of good corporate governance practice, it is his intention to retire from the Board once a successor has been appointed," the company said Thursday.Cairn, which owns oil and gas exploration, development, and production assets in the UK, Israel, Mauritania, Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Mexico and

Victoria Strickland (Photo: MTL)

MTL Supports the Next Generation

internship, working with MTL’s vastly experienced and dedicated naval architecture team.Lead Naval Architect for MTL Ian Stewart said: “We were delighted to welcome Victoria to our Kintore headquarters, it was a great opportunity for both Victoria and MTL.“We have worked with the oil and gas industry in Newfoundland, Canada for more than 15 years now, supporting FPSO operators and owners with their floating production operations, including providing structural integrity management and on-station repair services.“We were delighted to have the opportunity to partake in this initiative

For Illustration; EnQuest Producer FPSO - Image by Christian Schmarje/MarineTraffic

EnQuest to Axe 530 Jobs in UK

UK oil and gas producer EnQuest is planning workforce reductions in the UK as some of its North Sea fields are expected to cease production, while others will remain shut as part of a recently announced cost-cutting initiative.When it comes to the planned workforce cuts, an EnQuest spokesperson told Offshore Engineer Wednesday that the company had begun a six-week collective consultation with UK employees "as it takes decisive action to manage the business in the current challenging economic environment."The spokesperson reminded that given the prevailing low oil price and global demand that

Illustration; Image by wanfahmy / AdobeStock

UK: Around 30,000 Offshore Oil & Gas Jobs at Risk

anticipates that the level of direct and indirect jobs supported by the industry could contract by up to 30,000 during this period," OGUK said.According to the OGUK survey, as part of their response to the crisis more than three-quarters of supply chain companies plan to increase their non-oil and gas work this year.OGUK Chief Executive Deirdre Michie said: “Like so many industries, our members have been profoundly impacted by COVID-19. With historic low oil and gas prices coming so soon after one of the most severe downturns our sector has experienced, these findings confirm an especially

Oil workers - Image by Алексей Закиров - AdobeStock

UK Offshore Workers Call for Gov't to Invest in Oil Projects

British unions representing offshore workers said on Monday the government should invest taxpayer money directly into oil and gas projects to save the sector rather than extend welfare payments to furloughed staff.In a joint statement, the unions said they expected around 3,500 workers to be out of a job by September and that their members in the drilling sector were told their employers did not see any upturn in their sector before 2022."We see it as vital that we get the government to invest in projects, not as operating partners but as equity partners, providing low cost loans to operators

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

Equinor Exploration Manager Steps Down to Take New Role

Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor has informed that its executive vice president Exploration Tim Dodson will step down as executive vice president Exploration, a role he held since 2011.In what Equinor said was a planned change to the leadership of Exploration, Dodson will take on the role as vice president Strategy Execution in Global Strategy and Business Development (GSB) from June 1, 2020.Tore Løseth has been appointed acting executive vice president of Exploration and will join the corporate executive committee (CEC) in this capacity.Løseth is a Norwegian citizen and joined

Bjørn Thore Ribesen - Image Credit: Aker Energy

Vår Energi Names VP Field Development

Norwegian oil and gas firm Vår Energi will appoint Bjørn Thore Ribesen (49) to a newly created position as VP Field Development & Projects.Ribesen joins Vår Energi as from the position of Senior Vice President, Drilling & Wells in another Norwegian oil firm Aker Energy."We are very pleased with getting Bjørn Thore on board. In addition to his technical expertise, he is a highly experienced and well-liked leader. We are a company with ambitions, committed to a long-term development of the Norwegian Continental Shelf, and Bjørn Thore’s in-depth knowledge

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