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Venezuela president names PDVSA head Tellechea as new oil minister

11 hours ago

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday named the head of state oil company PDVSA, Pedro Rafael Tellechea, as the new oil minister, a day after his predecessor resigned amid an extensive corruption investigation focused on the company…

UK Union Calls Off Strike at BP North Sea Platforms as Pay Deal Secured

Mar 21, 2023

Offshore workers employed by Sparrows Offshore Services on BP’s North Sea installations have called off the strike action after securing an extra three weeks paid leave on BP assets, British union Unite said on Tuesday. The strike involved almost 50 workers at BP's Andrew…

Women Offshore Founder Cedeno to Address Cal Maritime Grads

Mar 20, 2023

Ally Cedeno, founder and president of the Women Offshore Foundation, has been selected to address California State University Maritime Academy’s class of 2023 at its Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 6.  Cedeno is a 2008 graduate of the U…

Ashtead Technology Names Renewables Business Manager

Mar 20, 2023

Subsea rental equipment and solutions firm Ashtead Technology has appointed Rich Fry as Group Business Development Manager – Renewables. The company said Fry brought strong credentials to the company with over a decade of experience working with equipment manufacturers…

Massive Strike Looms on UKCS as 1400 Offshore Workers Demand Better Deal on Jobs, Pay, and Conditions

Mar 20, 2023

Around 1400 offshore workers employed on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) platforms will take strike action in the next weeks, seeking better deal on jobs, pay, and conditions, workers' union Unite said Monday.According to Unite, platforms and…

UK's SFO Seizes More than $8M from Ex-Petrobras Employee

Mar 17, 2023

Britain’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) can seize more than $8 million of illicit cash linked to a massive Brazilian corruption scandal involving state-run oil company Petrobras, a London court ruled on Friday.The SFO successfully applied to confiscate $7…

Danos Buys Wood's Offshore Labor Supply Operations

Mar 14, 2023

John Wood Group has sold its offshore labor supply operations in the Gulf of Mexico to Louisiana-based energy services contractor Danos.The sale was for a cash consideration of $17 million, with Wood retaining working capital. This represents an EV/EBITDA multiple of around 8x…

DNV Names New Offshore Classification Director

Mar 13, 2023

Maritime classification society DNV has appointed Torgeir Sterri as the new Offshore Classification Director for DNV Maritime, with effect from 1 March 2023.Lucas Ribeiro, former Area Manager for Iberia, Italy, and Malta, will succeed Sterri as Regional Manager for West Europe…

BP CEO Looney's 2022 Pay More than Doubles to $12M

Mar 10, 2023

BP CEO Bernard Looney's 2022 pay packet more than doubled to around $12 million on the back of bumper profits amid spiraling energy prices, while BP's emissions were broadly unchanged, its annual report showed on Friday.BP reported a record profit of $28 billion for 2022 and hiked its dividend…

Ex-Shell CEO's Pay Jumped 53% to $11.5M in 2022

Mar 09, 2023

Shell's former chief executive, Ben van Beurden, received a pay package of 9.7 million pounds ($11.5 million) last year, up 53% from 2021, the group said in its annual report on Thursday.The oil major delivered a record $40 billion profit in 2022…

Oil and Gas Profits Fuel UK Worker Demands for Just Energy Future

Mar 06, 2023

When Scott Agnew worked on deep sea oil and gas tankers and cargo boats in the 1980s, he used to count whales and dolphins for conservationists' surveys on his voyages around the world.Based in Dundee, Scotland, many of his jobs over the years have been for the offshore fossil fuel industry…

Saudi Aramco CEO Will Not Attend Houston Energy Conference

Mar 06, 2023

The chief executive of Saudi Arabian state oil company Aramco will not attend an energy conference organized by S&P Global [this] week, the event's updated schedule showed.Amin Nasser, head of the world's largest oil company, had been listed as delivering a keynote address at CERAWeek…

Alex Doering Promoted to CFO at Carnarvon Energy

Mar 03, 2023

The Australian oil company Carnarvon Energy has named Alex Doering its Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective June 1, 2023.Doering is the current Financial Controller at Carnarvon and Joint Company Secretary, and has been with the company…

Offshore Crews to Strike on BP's North Sea Platforms, Union Says

Mar 03, 2023

Nearly 50 offshore crane operators, crane maintainers, lifting personnel, and deck crew working on BP’s offshore platforms in the UK North Sea have backed a strike action over pay, workers' union Unite said Friday.According to Unite workers…

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