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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

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Strategic Appointment for Carlton Resource Solutions

has extensive experience in global oil and gas producing regions such as the former Soviet Union, West Africa, Brazil and India.He worked for 14 years in several senior roles for Orion Group, including the past three years in Calgary where he performed a key turnaround role against the backdrop of the oil price downturn. Whilst group recruitment director, Robertson was also responsible for establishing a dedicated team at the company’s Inverness head office and managed the global recruitment function.In November, it was announced that a new leadership team – including prominent industry figure

Schlumberger CFO Ayat to Retire Soon

firm, three people familiar with the matter told Reuters.Stephane Biguet, currently vice president of finance, is the frontrunner to replace Ayat, according to the people who declined to be named because the matter is not yet public.Schlumberger declined to comment.The CFO change would come as rising oil prices and dwindling producer reserves are helping lift demand for oil services, which were hit hard by the 2014 oil price crash.Schlumberger executives have said oil companies will have to increase spending to overcome declining output from existing fields and meet future demand.Ayat's successor

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A Flexible Workforce is Crucial Offshore

of marine and ship management companies’ utilization of a more flexible workforce.   As offshore-focused businesses weather the unprecedented industry downturn, many companies servicing the sector are looking for ways to more efficiently manage costs in order to survive. Since the oil price started to contract in June 2014, radical cost reductions across all upstream businesses began in earnest as capital expenditures were slashed by 40 percent in the period up to 2016 (PWC). Almost half a million employees were made redundant or released from contracts around the world. This doesn't

Paddy Hardey (Photo: M² Subsea)

M² Subsea Appoints US GM, SVP Commercial

regions. Prior to this, he was commercial manager for Halliburton’s Pipeline and Precommissioning business in Aberdeen.   Based in Houston and Aberdeen, M² Subsea is the largest independent provider of ROV services, focused on reducing costs and risks to meet the demands of the low oil price environment

John McDonald (Photo: OPITO)

O&G Seeks Clarity on New Skills Tax

, said, “Due to the lack of information from the Scottish government, this is being seen by many as an additional tax on bottom line costs to our industry which could lead to companies looking at cutting costs in areas of their business to find the cash for the levy. At a time when the lower oil price has resulted in thousands of job losses, this could put more jobs at risk, thereby negating the whole objective of the scheme which is to create jobs and opportunities.    “We really need to hold the Scottish government to account on this. They’ve had plenty of time to consider

Kenneth Hvid (Photo: Teekay Corporation)

Hvid to Take Over as Teekay President and CEO

that Kenneth Hvid is the right person to be my successor to lead Teekay into the next phase of its strategy,” Evensen said. “Teekay's success is largely about how we work together as a team not only within the company but also with our customers and business partners. The decline in the oil price has significantly affected our energy customers. Faced with these challenges, the Teekay team has responded with resilience, adapting to the new environment in many ways, including implementing cost reduction programs while maintaining our high safety standards, increasing focus on efficient operations

IBIA: Bunker Market Opportunities in Africa

resulting in the anchorage at Pointe Noire, Congo being dominated by one supplier, while a customs crackdown in Angola has halted sales of competitively priced marine gas oil. The West African market is also suffering from a decline in the offshore and seismic vessel market as a result of the low oil price. Piracy, although in decline is still a serious consideration in the region, and fuel can be expensive, delivery is not always timely and the delivery infrastructure is often underdeveloped. However, one positive aspect was that the offshore European operators who had been active before they

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How Can the Marine Industry Counteract Its Aging Workforce?

It’s been widely reported over recent years that the maritime industry is facing a workforce crisis. A lack of newly trained candidates to fill the gaps caused by retirement of an aging workforce, now compounded even further by the oil price crash, means marine companies are beginning to feel the pressure of staff shortages. The U.K. Department for Transport (DFT) predicts a shortfall of around 3,500 deck and engineering officers by 2021 in the U.K. alone, and the BIMCO / ICS Manpower Report predicts the global shortfall of 147,500 officers by 2025.   The maritime industry used to be

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MSRC CEO to Retire in April 2017

to work with and lead MSRC’s outstanding employees.  Together, we have made MSRC the premier spill response organization servicing the oil and transportation industries operating in the United States,” Benz said.  “Over such a long period there are always the challenges of oil price cycles, regulatory activity, customer changes and, of course, emergency response.   Throughout it all, MSRC, and most especially its employees, has consistently achieved and sustained the reputation for passionate customer service in a safe, efficient manner and demonstrated performance

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ROVOP to Create New Jobs on GoM Growth

positioning the mattresses in zero visibility meant that we eliminated the risk to divers by deploying one of our high-performance ROVs and expert operators. We look forward to working together on future projects.    “ROVOP is bucking the trend in an industry by adjusting to the lower oil price and increasing focus on efficiencies to meet our customer’s needs. In Houston, we have seen a steady growth curve since inception and we expect that to continue for the rest of the year.”   ROVOP also supports industry education and collaboration in the US.   Betts said:

Bonga FPSO (Photo: Shell)

Floating Production's Future: The 6 Things You Need to Know Now

available is shown in the accompanying chart.    An additional 55 production floaters and 7 storage/offloading units are currently on order.  Of these, 53% are FPSOs, 13% are another type of oil/gas production unit and 35% are LNG liquefaction or regasification units.     2. Oil Prices Hit Bottom in January and Appear to be Recovering The continuing imbalance of oil demand and supply has weighed on oil pricing and has caused many oil companies to cut back on capital spending plans.   Brent crude in March 2014 was trading around $105 per barrel.   By March 2015 the

Oil Heads for Third Straight Weekly Loss

informal contacts with OPEC and hinted in the past it might be ready to cut oil production to prop up prices. The seemingly unstoppable decline in oil is raising concerns about investment in future supplies, IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol said on Friday in Singapore. "The current low oil price makes me worried because it means lower investments in new oil projects," he said. "This year, oil investments declined more than 20 percent and more importantly we expect it will decline next year as well," Birol said. "We have never seen in the last 30 years oil investments

Chris Coull (Photo: Peterson)

Peterson Hires Regional Director

team to support growth and development of its offering as well as international expansion, the company said. He brings more than 15 years of experience and expertise in supply base, warehouse, quayside and environmental management which will support the company as it continues to innovate against a low oil price environment.   Coull will be based at the firm’s Aberdeen office and joins Peterson from TAQA where he held a number of senior roles most recently supply base and materials manager where he was responsible for quayside, warehouse, transport and environmental contracts for UK operations

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Maersk Axe on Jobs

 Maersk Oil, part of Danish conglomerate A.P. Møller-Maersk A/S, will cut 10% to 12% of its workforce as part of a plan to reduce operating costs by a fifth by the end of next year, amid weak oil prices.    The oil business of Danish conglomerate sets to cut 1,250 jobs this year. The planned cuts are part of a bid to reduce operating costs by 20 percent this year.    The company said the move would help reduce operating costs by 20 per cent by the end of 2016 and “follows an extensive internal review of business activities and continued low oil prices.” &

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, plans to reduce workforce in MacGregor Uetersen site in Germany Photo Cargotec

MacGregor to Lay Off 100 Staff

  MacGregor, part of Cargotec, plans to reduce workforce in MacGregor Uetersen site in Germany to restructure the operations to the weak market demand. The market situation has deteriorated due to the low oil price and low number of new merchant ship orders. Ensuring competitiveness in the long-term over the current market cycle requires constant development of MacGregor's operations globally. MacGregor is planning to start capacity adjustment measures which are estimated to have an impact on approximately 100 employees at MacGregor Hatlapa GmbH & Co. KG in Uetersen by the end of 2015.

UK North Sea Helicopter Pilots Threaten Strike Action

North Sea helicopter pilots, vital for transporting offshore oil workers to and from platforms, threatened on Thursday to go on strike unless their employers improve voluntary redundancy terms in view of threatened job cuts caused by the low oil price.   Pilots are asking their employers to make better voluntary redundancy arrangements to reassure employees who are uncertain about whether their jobs are secure.   "The way the companies are going about (job cuts) is causing massive frustration," said Jim McAuslan, general secretary of the British Airline Pilots' Association

Esben Poulsson (Photo: SSA)

SSA Names Manpower Issues a Top Priority

in Singapore. Monitor international tax agreements and champion new double tax agreements which would benefit Singapore’s shipping and offshore marine industry. Seeking assistance from the MPA to address the concerns of the offshore marine sector, badly affected by the current low oil price   The members of the new SSA Council 2015/17 are:   Office Bearers President: Esben Poulsson, Chairman, Enesel Pte Ltd Vice President & Honorary Secretary: Lisa Teo, Executive Director (Corporate Development), Pacific International Lines (Pte Ltd) Vice President

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