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Monday, April 23, 2018

Oil And Gas Industry News

Fournier Joins The Ulven Companies as Sales VP

Ulven Companies has hired Steve Fournier as Vice President of Sales. Fournier will be responsible for strategic leadership, business development and management in building, driving and executing sales for all companies.   Fournier brings to the role more than 15 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, the last 11 years of his career in a number of leadership capacities at oilfield services firm Express Energy Services.    The Ulven Companies is a family of five companies (Ulven Forging, Ulven Aerospace, Skookum, Wolf Steel, and Houston Structures) providing a variety of forging

Statoil Appoints Hutton

Peter Hutton has been appointed senior vice president CFO investor relations and will report to chief financial officer Torgrim Reitan. Hutton is currently director of oil and gas research in RBC Capital Markets London, and has broad international experience from the oil and gas industry. He has spent 12 years in the oil and gas industry and 16 years within the financial industry. Hutton holds a master of arts degree in modern history from the University of Oxford, UK and a diploma in international politics and the Middle East from Birkbeck College, UK. He will take on the role from 1 January

Michael Scott, Well-Centric Business Development Manager  Photo courtesy of Rory Raitt/Well-Centric

Scott Joins Well-Centric

Well-Centric, an independent specialist in well integrity for the global oil and gas industry, has announced the appointment of a new business development manager. Michael Scott joins the company to support its growth strategy and will be focusing on the commercialisation of the company’s growing well integrity technology portfolio and further business expansion in global markets, notably the U.S., Middle East and Asia.   Prior to his appointment, Scott was technical sales manager for strategic projects at Babcock LGE. This followed a business development and engineering career

Simon Allison (Photo: Xodus Group)

Xodus Strengthens APAC Team

for the management of the group's office including business development and growing strategic new markets. Having previously been Xodus’ general manager in Scotland, he is maintaining an active technical role in projects, including project management.   Allison has worked in the oil and gas industry for more than 20 years after graduating with honors in Chemical Engineering from the University of Melbourne. After starting his career as a process engineer, he later specialized in the field of flow assurance.   Xodus Group will be presenting with Origin Energy on ‘The effective

Liv Hovem (Photo: DNV GL)

Hovem Named CEO of DNV GL Oil & Gas

Offshore Engineering from UC Berkeley (1990) and an MSc in Civil Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (1987).   Commenting on her appointment, Hovem said, “I look forward to leading the Oil & Gas business area in its next phase of development. The oil and gas industry has the opportunity to play an important role in a sustainable energy portfolio.”   According to DNV GL’s recently published Energy Transition Outlook, the world’s energy system is going through a transition. The oil and gas industry will continue to play an important

BG Group veteran Chapman joins Golar LNG as chairman

Sir Frank Chapman Appointed Golar's Chairman

Golar LNG Limited announced that with effect from September 19, 2014, Sir Frank Joseph Chapman has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Company and will act as the Company's Chairman.   Sir Frank Chapman has worked 40 years in the oil and gas industry culminating in a twelve-year period as Chief Executive of BG Group plc. Under Sir Frank's leadership, BG Group grew from the modest UK-based Exploration and Production interests of the old British Gas into an international integrated oil and gas major. Operating profits grew from some $50 million in 1996 to more than $8 billion in 2012.

Layoffs and Another Lost Generation?

The oil and gas industry currently suffers a shortage of mid-career professionals primed for leadership & supervisory roles, the legacy of the last oil price downturn in the 1980s to mid-90s. At that time the industry endured significant job losses, and hiring came to a standstill. As a result of the limited talent added, the group of individuals advancing into supervisory or eventual leadership positions in the oil and gas industry is notably small.   According to Douglas-Westwood, since oil price started declining late last summer, layoffs in today’s industry are nearing 100,000

Peter Matthews (Photo: Atlas Copco)

Atlas Copco Appoints Matthews as Regional Sales Manager

product range of bolt tightening solutions including hydraulic tensioners and torque wrenches. Matthews has had a wide and varied engineering career starting in the military and taking him through the railway and emergency service industries. For the last 10 years he has been involved in the oil and gas industry and, with a Master’s Degree in Advanced Engineering including Tribology, is a recognized technical expert in this field.   As well as being in the oil and gas industry, the Tentec range of bolt tightening products are also extensively used in the renewables industry, particularly

L to R: RGU postgraduate students Eugene Yeboah and Justice Ngoah

Ghanaian Students Benefitting from Scholarship Programs

and Technology in Ghana, but wanted to further their studies and apply their skills to the energy industry. They are currently completing the Oilfield Chemicals route at RGU via a Masters Program in Instrumental and Analytical Science, which is highly regarded and involves close ties with the oil and gas industry. Eugene, whose scholarship is funded by the Tullow Oil plc, said: “The Tullow scheme is aimed at helping to build capacity in areas where the company’s host countries, such as Ghana, have a skills gap in the oil and gas industries. “I was really excited when they offered

Phyllis Mitchell (Eric Haun)

Borets Bolsters Houston Executive Team

today that Phyllis Mitchell has been named vice president of human resources and Kent C. Crago has been named vice president of finance, both to be based in Houston.   Mitchell joins Borets with more than 20 years of diverse domestic and international HR experience, primarily focused in the oil and gas industry. Her responsibilities will include directing personnel in accordance with regulations and practices established by the company, government organizations and other regulatory and advisory authorities to position Borets as an employer of choice within the energy industry. Mitchell is a certified

Andrew Mitchell (Photo: AISUS Offshore)

AISUS Offshore Hires Business Development Manager

AISUS Offshore, which provides remotely deployed visual and ultrasonic inspection solutions to the global oil and gas industry, said it is looking to double its turnover over the next three years through expansion at home and abroad.     The company has therefore appointed Andrew Mitchell as business development manager to support the company’s plans for future growth, as it looks to enhance its products and services to meet industry demand.    With an in-depth knowledge of global markets and over 20 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, Mitchell will focus

Blair Named Sales Rep at Triton

of Robert Blair to the position of Outside Sales Representative. Focused on positioning Triton as the Gulf Coast gateway to the world, Blair will offer competitive rates, outstanding customer service and strategic transportation solutions to develop new business relationships within the burgeoning oil and gas industry. Prior to joining the sales division at Triton, Blair served as a sales representative at a national construction supply company.  In 2013, he earned a company-wide qualifying award for opening and developing new business accounts. As a member of the Triton team, Blair will concentrate

Alan Broxson

Danos Names Broxson Division Manager

Danos recently named Alan Broxson, a 35-year veteran of the oil and gas industry, manager of the company’s new Instrumentation and Electrical (I&E) Division. Earlier this month, Danos acquired I&E company API Control System Solutions (API).  Broxson has been charged with leading the API integration into the Danos organization and leveraging the companies’ resources to expand I&E capabilities and offerings. Prior to joining Danos, Broxson, held senior-level management positions with CAMCO, Baker Hughes, NATCO and Weatherford in the U.S., United Kingdom, Middle East

Em Roosevelt

Roosevelt Nmaed DPV Technical Sales Rep

Diamond Petroleum Ventures LLC (DPV), a thermal unit provider based in Lafayette, Louisiana, has appointed Em Roosevelt as technical sales representative. Roosevelt is responsible for direct sales and account management and will work toward expanding the company’s markets in the offshore oil and gas industry. He will also manage marketing and sales efforts aimed at bringing new technologies to commercialization. Roosevelt joined Diamond Petroleum Ventures in December 2013 and has more than 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. In his previous position, Roosevelt led the development

New Skills Resource for the O&G Industry

connecting and consolidating all current skills information and activities, the Oil & Gas Skills Navigator will be the starting point for schools pupils, graduates, military career changers, employers, teachers or higher education groups and those looking for training information about the oil and gas industry. The resource has been created by industry skills body OPITO, in collaboration with industry partners under the stewardship of the Oil and Gas Industry Council. OPITO managing director John McDonald said, “The UK’s industrial strategy is a crucial tool to rebalance the economy

Ross Lowdon

SPE Aberdeen Names Lowdon Chairman

The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Aberdeen Section has appointed Ross Lowdon as Chairman. He takes over from Anthony Onukwu and will hold the chairmanship until September 2015. Beginning his career as a hydrographic surveyor, Lowdon has more than 20 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry and is currently the head of the surveying domain for Schlumberger Drilling & Measurement, globally. He holds a degree in land economy from The University of Aberdeen and an MSc in Drilling and Well Engineering from Robert Gordon University. Lowdon said, “The positive changes

Pradeep Verma (Photo: Kreuz Subsea)

Kreuz Subsea Strengthens Senior Management Team

.   Marek Kaminski has joined the firm from Subsea 7 where he held the role of regional vessel and asset manager, based in Houston, Texas. He also worked at EMAS Offshore Ltd for five years and Rubicon Oilfield International prior to this. Kaminski brings more than 30 years experience in the oil and gas industry, specifically across project management and operations roles.   As director of marine assets, Kaminski will be responsible for the overall supervision of the company’s owned and chartered fleet.   These recent additions to the senior management team follow on from last

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