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Martin Gilbert - Credit: OGTC

OGTC Names New Chair

Colette and her talented team to do just that.“Despite the significant economic challenges facing country as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, governments and industry remain committed to delivering net zero. The OGTC, therefore, has a crucial role in developing technologies to enable the oil and gas sector to be a valued part of the transition.”Reflecting on his time at the OGTC, Archie Kennedy, said: “I’m incredibly proud to have been part of the OGTC journey and to have helped build an innovative organisation which, in the space of a few short years, has delivered a such strong

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

Geoff Proud - Image Credit: Neodrill

Neodrill Expands CAN Team with UK Business Development Manager

Neodrill, Norway-based pre-rig well construction technology specialist, has appointed Geoff Proud as Business Development Manager for its Conductor Anchor Node (CAN) integrator solution in the UK. Proud, who has 30 years of experience in the oil and gas sector, with a focus on subsea production systems, will work to drive forward the CAN-integrator technology in the UK market. Neodrill's CAN-integrator expedites early production by enabling pre-rig well construction and marine operations. The CAN-integrator is a further build on Neodrill’s proprietary CAN technology.

Alexandra Thomas has joined Neptune Energy as UK Managing Director, based in Aberdeen. Credit: Neptune Energy (The image has been cropped)

Neptune Energy Names UK MD

Energy has informed that Alexandra Thomas has joined the company as UK Managing Director, based in Aberdeen.Thomas joins Neptune from Tullow Oil plc, where she most recently held the position of Head of Exploration, Development, and Commercial for Ghana.She has 18 years’ experience in the oil and gas sector, starting her career with assignments in both Shell and Equinor before joining Tullow as a result of its acquisition of the Vattenfall assets in 2011.She has held a number of senior leadership roles in the UK, Netherlands, Norway and, most recently, in Ghana where she was responsible for both

Marc Clayton (Photo: Dan-Bunkering)

Dan-Bunkering Staff Changes in Houston

its presence in the sector, a promotion of William and thereby a strengthening of the management team is well in line with the ambitions of the company.Marc Clayton was employed as Senior Bunker Trader Offshore Division as per 1 July 2019 and will be supporting William by primarily focusing on the oil and gas sector. Marc is originally from South Africa and has more than 10 years’ experience within the oil and gas industry, thus he brings along valuable knowledge and expertise to the relatively small but growing offshore division of the company

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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

Maritime Finance Lawyer Johnson Joins Haynes and Boone

to build  motivated teams and provide resilient planning and risk management has been helpful in his legal career.Most recently, Johnson handled a broad range of matters, including advising companies in connection with building, acquiring, and disposing of vessels and rigs in the offshore oil and gas sector as well as  negotiating the workout and restructuring of shipbuilding contracts.Haynes and Boone is an international corporate law firm with offices in Texas, New York, California, Chicago, Denver, Washington, D.C., London, Mexico City and Shanghai, providing a full spectrum of legal services

Odin Estensen (Photo: Neptune Energy)

Neptune Energy Names Estensen Managing Director for Norway

Neptune Energy has appointed Odin Estensen as Managing Director of its Norwegian business, based in Stavanger.Estensen joins Neptune Energy from A/S Norske Shell, where he is currently the Norway Operated Asset Manager.With more than 28 years’ experience in the oil and gas sector, Estensen started his career with Schlumberger before joining Shell in 1990, where he went on to hold various senior roles across Europe, and also to support operations in the Middle East, Africa and Asia.Anne Botne, currently Interim Country Director of Norway for Neptune, will remain with the company and fully resume

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Closed Bell Diving Courses Relaunched at The Underwater Centre

A subsea training and trials center has become the world’s only commercial diving school to offer a closed bell saturation diving system with a self-propelled hyperbaric lifeboat (SPHL), following a major refurbishment.Thanks to significant investment and support from the global oil and gas sector, The Underwater Centre relaunched its three-week closed bell diving course in June. The first course was fully subscribed and applications are open for future courses.Subsea 7 and TechnipFMC have provided technical support, site supervision and conducted the refurbishment work on behalf of

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The Underwater Centre Under New Ownership

has, with industry support, repositioned itself to achieve a long term sustainable future.  Scotland is fortunate to have world class skills, and the infrastructure in place to ensure its place as a world-leader in diver training and as a trials facility. This is a good news story for the oil and gas sector as it continues to move out of the downturn, and demonstrates what can also be achieved through collaboration by industry.“With up to 20 billion barrels of oil equivalent estimated to remain in the North Sea, Scotland's oil and gas industry has a bright future for decades to come

L-R Paul Crichton and Dave McGinlay Photo First Marine Solutions

Senior Appointments at First Marine Solutions

it has made two senior appointments to bolster its global growth plans. Dave McGinlay and Paul Crichton join the Aberdeen based mooring services provider as Business Development Director and Sales and Marketing Manager, respectively. McGinlay joins FMS having held key roles within the oil and gas sector for over ten years. Most recently, he was Business Development Manager at InterMoor (part of Acteon Group),identifying market opportunities and ensuring mooring equipment was utilized to meet the requirements of global rig companies and operators. In tandem to this, his expertise and knowledge

Ashley Thomas (Photo: OPITO)

OPITO Crowns 2017 Apprentice of the Year

A former Peterhead Academy student who followed in his family’s footsteps into the oil and gas sector has been named by the global skills for energy body, OPITO, as its Apprentice of the Year 2017.   Ashley Thomas is a second-year process operations apprentice at North East Scotland College in Aberdeen. He was selected to join the Oil and Gas Technical Apprentice Program (OGTAP) in 2016. Mr Thomas grew up near the St Fergus Gas Terminal in Aberdeenshire passing it on his way to school every day. As well as being inspired by the careers of his stepfather and cousin, he also has more

Ronnie Garrick (Photo: TWMA)

TWMA Appoints Garrick as CEO, President

, taking over from Ronnie Garrick as CEO. Mr Garrick expands his remit as President of the Company, focusing and leading on three key growth development areas: merger and acquisitions activity; new geographic expansion; and new product and technology development.    Specialists in the oil and gas sector, private equity investors Buckthorn acquired TWMA in May 2017.  With a current a turnover of £50million ($65mln), TWMA employs 540 personnel across offices and service bases in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, West Africa and the Americas.  The firm’s expertise and

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EIC, Robert Gordon University Announce Award

The Energy Industries Council (EIC) has partneredwith Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) MBA program at Aberdeen Business School to present the EIC Rising Star MBA Award, a brand new initiative designed to develop leaders of tomorrow in the oil and gas sector. The winner of the award will receive full tuition fees (worth £16,500  ($21,000)) for the MBA Oil and Gas Management course at RGU, starting in January 2018. Second prize is a £5,000 ($6,500) scholarship towards tuition fees, third prize is a £2,500 ($3,200) scholarship, and all applicants that meet the entry

Kiran Chandrasekharan (Photo: Viking SeaTech)

Chandrasekharan Joins Viking SeaTech

. Part of his work will also involve mooring design and analysis and offshore installation of mooring systems.   Chandrasekharan said, “As a naval architect I have been focusing on design and analysis of permanent moorings for the last few years and wanted to develop my career in the oil and gas sector. Viking SeaTech provides me with the perfect opportunity to do this”   He added, “I’m also looking forward to getting the opportunity to work offshore on the installation of mooring systems for rigs and other floating vessels including FPSOs.&rdquo

Statoil needs to recruit skilled workers to all disciplines in the coming years. (Photo: √ėyvind Hagen)

Statoil Recruitment Plan Targets Skilled Workers

level on the Norwegian continental shelf up to 2030 and beyond. However, this means that we must continue to attract talented personnel with good qualifications,” said Aksel Stenerud, vice president human resources Development and Production Norway.   As a result of the downturn in the oil and gas sector, the number of school places for vocational education and training has been significantly reduced, particularly within the field of processing. Applications for apprenticeships have also dropped in the same period. “However, Statoil sees great opportunities for the Norwegian continental

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Names Petterson CEO

, construction and maritime industries. His international experience includes time working and living in Norway, Asia and the U.K. to oversee operations and major projects in Australia, Middle East and South America.   Most recently, Petterson served as a private consultant to clients in the oil and gas sector. Petterson served as chief operating officer (COO) and executive vice president at Chicago Bridge and Iron (CB&I) from 2009 to 2013. Prior to CB&I, Petterson was CEO of Gearbulk, Ltd. He was also president and COO of AMEC Americas, a subsidiary of AMEC plc. Prior to joining AMEC, Petterson

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