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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Oil And Gas Industry News

CGG Names Baidoukov CFO

CGG has appointed Yuri Baidoukov as Group CFO, effective September 1, 2018. He will be based in Paris and report to the Chief Executive Officer, Sophie Zurquiyah.Baidoukov brings to the role 25 years of international oil and gas industry experience. He is currently Group CFO at OiLSERV Group, a Middle East and North Africa Oilfield Services company. Prior to this, he was CFO of Maersk Oil US, and Group CFO of Integra Group, a CIS oilfield services company. Baidoukov spent 10 years of his career at Schlumberger in finance positions at the corporate and regional levels.Baidoukov holds an MBA degree from

(Photo: The Underwater Centre)

Closed Bell Diving Courses Relaunched at The Underwater Centre

7 and TechnipFMC for the help and support they have given us in helping to create an improved training environment which uses the very latest technology and positions us the only provider to offer this combination of facilities.”Recent research from DNV GL, the technical advisor to the oil and gas industry, confirms that senior oil and gas sector professionals expect to step up spending on training and competence this year. The figure expecting to increase investment in this area has nearly doubled from last year, up from 17 percent to 31 percent.Jonathan Tame, Vice President UK & Canada

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New Project Seeks to Boost UK O&G Workforce

diversification requirements identified in the report."The Skills Strategy will specifically look at the changing requirements across the sector by 2025 and will identify what new skills will be required in the future to ensure the UK continues to have world class capabilities to support the oil and gas industry and the wider energy sector. The Skills Strategy will be developed in close collaboration with the industry and we look forward to working with OPITO, industry partners, skills organizations and professional bodies to deliver this important project for the sector.&rdquo

Liam Warren (Photo: Rovco)

Rovco Names Warren Operations Manager

, responsible for the installation of semi-buoyant tidal turbines, subsea foundations and cables. This involved technical development of novel subsea equipment, contract management, and operational supervision as part of a series of full-scale tests offshore.   Warren’s career in the oil and gas industry began in 2002 when he joined Subsea 7 as a project engineer. He quickly progressed through the ranks and held a number of operational and engineering roles both on and offshore, managing full lifecycle projects including the design and manufacturing of associated equipment.  He also spent

2017 winner Marianne Mckevitt (Photo: SPE)

Offshore Achievement Awards: Young Professional Finalists Revealed

look forward to sharing their stories at the award ceremony.”   Last year’s winner, Marianne Mckevitt, a petroleum engineer at BP, credits the award as being the highlight of her career to date.   She said: “I was delighted to have my achievements and impact to the oil and gas industry recognised both internally and externally. It raised my profile with senior leaders across the company and allowed me to build a stronger network that gives me exposure to more global opportunities. It has also allowed me to expand my network into other parts of the business outside my core

FairfieldNodal Welcomes New Member to Its Board of Directors

;FairfieldNodal has welcomed Knut Eriksen as the newest member of its Board of Directors.   Eriksen recently retired from Oceaneering International where he served as Executive Officer and Senior Vice President of Business Development. He has also held other key executive positions in the oil and gas industry, on the operator, service company and contractor sides of the business. He brings industry experience, strategic orientation, demonstrated business development track record and in-depth understanding of the offshore oil and gas segment as FairfieldNodal seeks to expand capabilities and

Bruce Stuart (Photo: Interventek)

Interventek Appoints Stuart as Business Development Director

Interventek Subsea Engineering has announced the appointment of Bruce Stuart to the role of Sales and Business Development Director. Stuart brings with him over 30 years of commercial leadership experience and in-depth operational knowledge of the oil and gas industry.  Stuart joins Interventek from Proserv where he was VP Business Development Subsea, having previously held a seven year tenure at FMC Technologies, responsible for U.K. and Canada sales and marketing for their subsea products and systems. This new position at Interventek will support increasing levels of commercialization

Tidewater Names Rynd President, CEO

Officer since October of 2017.    Tom Bates, Chairman of the Board of Directors, said "After completing a comprehensive search, the Board is very pleased to welcome John to the team. He brings with him considerable experience in the offshore drilling services sector and the global oil and gas industry as a whole. John's experience, leadership and vision will be tremendous assets to Tidewater as we work to continue to strengthen the company's position in this challenging market."   Rynd previously served as Chief Executive Officer and President, and as a director of Hercules

Christian Berven joings Aquaterra Energy as director of business development. Photo: Aquaterra Energy

Aquaterra Appoints Berven

its fleet of high pressure riser systems. Four of the five systems have already been contracted for work in 2018.    Berven joins the company following 10 years as Managing Director of Norwegian oil service company, Toolserv. He has more than 22 years’ experience in the global oil and gas industry and has worked across Europe, in Saudi Arabia and Oman. He has also held senior positions with global players, Cameron and Interwell. George Morrison, Managing Director of Aquaterra Energy, said: “2018 is going to be an extremely exciting year and I’m delighted to welcome Christian

Andrew Imrie (Photo: M² Subsea)

M² Subsea Taps Imrie to Lead Sales and Marketing

M² Subsea has appointed Andrew Imrie as global sales and marketing director.   With a career spanning more than 20 years in the global oil and gas industry, Imrie joins M² Subsea from Ampelmann where he was commercial director, based in the Netherlands. Prior to this, he held a number of senior roles with Proserv, Amec, GE Oil & Gas and National Oilwell Varco. His broad industry experience, coupled with his strong commercial track record has seen him develop new and profitable business opportunities throughout his career.   As global sales and marketing director, Imrie

Karl-Petter Løken (Photo: Kvaerner)

Løken Named CEO at Kvaerner

a position at Aker Energy.   Kvaerner's EVP & CFO Idar Eikrem will continue as interim CEO until Løken steps into the role this spring after ending his current position as head of Project Development for Lundin Norway.   Since 1991, Løken has held positions in the oil and gas industry for companies like Statoil, Aker Solutions and Lundin Norway. From 2011 to 2015, Løken was Engineering Manager for Lundin Norway's Edvard Grieg field development, where Kvaerner was the key contractor. He is educated as a civil engineer from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology

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

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

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

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

David Sullivan (Photo: Crowley)

Crowley Hires Sullivan in VP Role

Communications, URS Corporation/AECOM and ManTech International. In 2001, he co-founded The Fearthainne Group, serving as senior vice president and chief operating officer. The company provided business management consulting services, with a specialization in federal government contracting, the oil and gas industry, and international business.He has a bachelor’s degree in political science and international affairs from Randolph-Macon College, and a master’s degree in political management from George Washington University. Additionally, he completed the University of Chicago Booth School

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The Underwater Centre Under New Ownership

, Deirdre Michie, said, “I visited The Underwater Centre and I saw first-hand the value it adds to the U.K.’s world-leading subsea sector. As we continue to move out of the downturn and adapt to a changing future, it’s increasingly important that the U.K.’s offshore oil and gas industry works together to consolidate areas of strength.“Oil & Gas UK is pleased to have worked with our peers to secure an outcome which maintains the breadth of expertise and institutional knowledge at this excellent facility.”David McGhie, Managing Director of The Underwater Centre

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