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Jean-François Bauer (Photo: James Fisher)

James Fisher Appoints Bauer as Group General Counsel

legal and compliance regulation across all group locations. As part of his role, Bauer will report directly to Chief Executive Officer, Jean Vernet, and will sit on James Fisher’s executive team.Bauer brings with him extensive experience as an international energy lawyer after nearly 30 years at Schlumberger Limited. He has vast global expertise, having assumed various senior legal and corporate management roles on assignments in the U.K., EU, Russia, the Middle East and South America.

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PXGEO Names Tony Bowman CEO

Offshore seismic survey firm PXGEO announced it has appointed Tony Bowman as chief executive officer, effective April 3, 2023.Bowman joins PXGEO from an executive career at Schlumberger. During his almost 30-year tenure, he held a number of senior roles across multiple geographical locations, including president, WesternGeco as well as president, Schlumberger Information Solutions.Bowman’s appointment follows the departure of CEO Duncan Eley, who has decided to resign and leave PXGEO. The company's founder Peter Zickerman will serve as interim CEO.PXGEO also announced changes to its board of

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Norway Oilfield Services Workers Agree Wage Deal, Averting Strike

Two Norwegian labour unions have signed new wage deals with oil service companies, the unions said on Thursday, preventing a strike among workers.Some 646 members of the Safe and Industri Energi unions had threatened to go on strike at companies such as Schlumberger, Baker Hughes, and Subsea 7 unless a deal was reached.(Reuters - Reporting by Nerijus Adomaitis, editing by Terje Solsvik)

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James Fisher Names Vernet CEO

experience working in the offshore energy sector in both the U.K. and around the world. Most recently, he was CEO of Smiths Group’s largest division, John Crane. He has an engineering degree and spent a decade in various financial and market facing roles with energy services business Schlumberger. His experience also includes five years as CFO of Expro, the offshore energy services provider.Angus Cockburn, James Fisher board chair said, “I am delighted to welcome Jean to James Fisher. He is an internationally experienced business leader with extensive energy sector knowledge. He

Earth Science Analytics announced the appointment of Tatiana Moguchaya as its new CEO.

Moguchaya Named CEO of Earth Science Analytics

energy.Prior to joining Earth Science Analytics, Moguchaya worked at the Norwegian unicorn start-up, Cognite, where she was responsible for customer success and research and development. With an MSc in Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics, she has also worked as the program manager for Petrel at Schlumberger and Microsoft

Kenneth Murdoch (Photo: Acteon)

Kenny Murdoch Named Acteon CFO

announced Kenny Murdoch has been appointed as group chief financial officer, taking over for Kevin Ovenden who will retire effective July 1.Murdoch joins Acteon with three decades of global financial leadership experience, with 27 years in the energy industry. He has spent 18 years of his career with Schlumberger in both regional and global finance roles. In 2010 he was appointed as Global CFO for Maersk Oil and then CFO of Bumi Armada, where he added investor relations and fundraising to his portfolio. Kenny has also worked across private equity backed projects.Ovenden will remain in his role and complete

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Seadrill Names New COO, CTO

duo had already delivered in their previous roles at Seadrill.Warriner Reid has served as Senior Vice President since January 2019. Reid has over 25 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Prior to Seadrill Reid held the position of President, OilSERV Drilling Group. Before that he worked for Schlumberger for over 15 years where he held various senior line management and functional positions around the world.As Chief Operating Officer, Reid Warriner will oversee daily operational delivery for Seadrill's customers across the Harsh Environment, Jack-Up and Floater Operating Units. "

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Well-Safe Buys Seadrill Rig for North Sea P&A. Move to Create 100 New Jobs

said."The acquisition – for an undisclosed sum – will see Well-Safe’s staffing levels rise both onshore and offshore ­as the company continues preparations to deploy both the Well-Safe Guardian and the Well-Safe Protector in early 2021," the company said.Related:Schlumberger Wins P&A Work with Well-SafeWell-Safe Taps Fugro for ROV, Rig Positioning, and Remote OpsWell-Safe Scores DNO Decom Projec

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Oilfield Services Employment Diving to 10-Year Low

do," the energy data company explained.1Rystad said Tuesday that revenue per employee was not likely to fall as hard as in the previous crisis as companies have reacted early with layoffs and furloughs, and this time around there are fewer redundancies in terms of human capital investment. Schlumberger, for example, recently announced that it will lay off 21,000 employees – equal to 20% of its workforce – and is expected to have a 25% year-on-year revenue decrease in 2020. This will bring its revenue per employee to $290,000, more than a 7% decline compared to last year, Rystad added

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Former Ensco Boss Named New CEO of Acteon

a wide range of roles across the energy sector, joins Acteon from the offshore drilling contractor Valaris plc.He joined Ensco in 2014 as Chief Executive and subsequently became Executive Chairman in 2019 following its merger with Rowan Companies and rebranding as Valaris.Prior to Ensco, he worked for Schlumberger, world’s largest oilfield services company, holding a variety of leadership positions for 17 years including Managing Director for the North Sea region and global head of marketing and sales, before becoming President of both the Production Management and Integrated Project Management divisions

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'This could be the one that gets me,' Says Oilfield Service Veteran

and skills gained through past downturns.Such cuts, which are expected to accelerate this year, spell trouble for firms when it comes to restaffing and tapping know-how from prior busts, said some industry executives interviewed by Reuters.Halliburton this month cut 22% of its headquarters staff while Schlumberger recently reshuffled its executive team and warned of "significant" expenses for job cuts this quarter. Oil major BP plans to cut half its senior managers in coming months.Since March, some 66,300 oilfield jobs, or 8.5% of the sector's workforce disappeared, according to an analysis

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Dolphin Drilling names HSEQ Director

and operational center in Stavanger. Leiknes Ulriksen holds a master's degree in Business Administration and has previously held roles with drillers such as Songa Offshore and Odfjell Drilling.In PSW Group  Leiknes Ulriksen served as QHSE Director with projects such in which she assisted Schlumberger, with the development of Company Management System for Total Well Delivery on the Equinor Peregrino 3;  assisted Transocean with the AOC process for Transocean Norge drilling rig; Responsible for AOC process and UK Safety Case for Island innovator and Island Drilling drilling units; Songa

Oskar Leirgulen - Image by Head Energy

Head Energy's EPCIC Engineering Division Names Operations Manager

company Head Energy has made a new addition to its EPCIC Engineering Division. EPCIC stands for Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Installation & Commissioning.Head Energy said Friday that Oskar Leirgulen had joined the division as operations manager, having previously worked for OneSubsea, a Schlumberger subsidiary, where he held the position as Project Manager.He has previously worked for companies like Reinertsen, Siemens, and Goodtech.Leirgulen has a background within Computer Engineering and holds an MBA in Strategic Management from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)."Head Energy

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Widespread Salary and Job Cuts at Schlumberger

Oilfield services provider Schlumberger on Tuesday said it will implement widespread salary and job cuts as it grapples with a sharp decline in revenue from the oil price collapse.Oil prices have plunged by more than 60% since the start of the year, prompting scores of oil and gas producers to slash spending on drilling and services. On Tuesday, U.S. oil benchmark futures were trading around $20.69 a barrel.The coronavirus pandemic has sharply cut oil demand, while top producers Russia and Saudi Arabia have pledged to pump full bore from April 1, flooding the market with new supply.Schlumberger said

Mark Burnett  (Photo: Seiche Water Technology Group)

Burnett Name CEO of Seiche

, power and defense sectors.Burnett joined Seiche as UK Regional Director in November 2016, before being promoted to COO in March 2018. Previous to joining Seiche, Burnett was Chief Executive Officer of WGP Group. He began his career working offshore with Western Geophysical (now WesternGeco, a Schlumberger company)

Jean Cahuzac will step down from his position as Subsea 7 CEO at the end of 2019. (Photo: Subsea 7)

Subsea 7 CEO Will Retire at Year End

Subsea 7 announced that Jean Cahuzac will retire from his position as CEO at the end of this year, and will be succeeded from January 1, 2020 by John Evans, who is currently COO.Cahuzac has been in the industry for 41 years and CEO for Subsea 7 since 2008, having previously worked for Transocean and Schlumberger. Following his retirement as CEO, he will continue with Subsea 7 as a Non-Executive Director.Evans has been COO of Subsea 7 since he joined the company in 2005 and has over 30 years’ experience in the offshore energy services industry. He previously worked for KBR in a number of general

Fairfield Geotechnologies Names Sugahara CEO

joined the company in 2017 as VP of Corporate Development. He has over 22 years in the energy industry in various business development and financing roles at Frank’s International, GE and Intergen.Mattos joined the company in January, 2019 as VP Data Processing after spending 19 years with Schlumberger and WesternGeco in various technical and business development roles

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