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Ørsted's North America CEO Joins Shell's Renewables Division

Oct 23, 2020

Royal Dutch Shell has hired Ørsted's North America Chief Thomas Brostrom as Senior Vice President for its Global Renewable Solutions department starting next year, a Shell spokesman said on Friday.Shell is cutting around a tenth of its workforce…

Norway's Safe Union Breaks Off Wage Talks with Oilfield Services Firms

Oct 22, 2020

Wage negotiations between Norwegian oil service companies and the Safe labor union broke down on Thursday and will become subject to mandatory mediation later this year, union and industry officials said.Safe's 850 members are not permitted to strike at this point…

Former SNC-Lavalin CEO Joins McDermott Board

Oct 21, 2020

Offshore installation firm McDermott has appointed Neil Bruce, a former SNC-Lavalin CEO, to its Board of Directors.Bruce started his career in the North Sea basin with Brown and Root, delivering offshore projects for 10 years, then moved to…

Lounsbury Joins Harvey Gulf Subsea Solutions

Oct 19, 2020

U.S.-based Harvey Gulf Subsea Solutions said it has appointed LaDawn Lounsbury to its Business Development Team.Lounsbury brings to the position extensive subsea background and well-established client relationships, having previously held roles with Helix…

As Oil Rout Hits Services Demand, Schlumberger Reports Third Straight Quarterly Loss

Oct 16, 2020

Top oilfield services provider Schlumberger NV on Friday posted its third straight quarterly loss as this year's slump in oil demand and prices due to the COVID-19 pandemic cut demand for its services.The company kicked off earnings from hard-hit U…

Westwood Hires Ex-Woodmac Man to Lead Energy Transition Business

Oct 16, 2020

Energy data and intelligence company Westwood Global Energy Group (Westwood) has appointed David Linden to the newly-created role of Head of Energy Transition. Based in London, Linden joins from Wood Mackenzie, where he was a Director within the company’s energy transition consulting division…

Tekmar Group Names New CEO

Oct 15, 2020

Tekmar Group, a provider of offshore energy equipment and services, has appointed Alasdair MacDonald as Chief Executive Officer.Alasdair MacDonald was Chairman of Tekmar Energy, a design, engineering, and manufacturing specialist of subsea protection systems for subsea cables…

Eni CEO Should Be Acquitted in Nigeria Graft Case, Lawyer Says

Oct 15, 2020

Eni Chief Executive Claudio Descalzi should be acquitted of corruption in a legal case concerning the purchase of an oilfield in Nigeria since there is no evidence to support the charges, Descalzi's lawyer told a Milan court on Wednesday.Speaking in the court hearing…

Ulstein Names Marti as CEO

Oct 13, 2020

Norwegian shipbuilder and vessel design group Ulstein announced Tuesday that its CFO Cathrine Kristiseter Marti has been promoted to replace long-serving CEO Gunvor Ulstein, who has decided to step down.Marti will take over as CEO on November 2 after six years as Ulstein Group's CFO…

Enhanced Drilling Appoints New CEO

Oct 13, 2020

Norwegian offshore drilling equipment provider Enhanced Drilling has appointed Kjetil Lunde as Chief Executive Officer.Enhanced Drilling said that Lunde had been a key member of the senior management team since 2016 as VP of Finance and Business Support…

Petrofac CEO Asfari to Retire

Oct 12, 2020

Energy services giant Petrofac said Monday its CEO Ayman Asfari would retire as Group Chief Executive at the end of the year. Petrofac said Asfari would focus on his family, health, and charitable interests.Sami Iskander, former EVP Upstream Joint Ventures at Shell…

Norway's Striking Union, Oil Firms to Meet Mediator

Oct 09, 2020

Oil firms and labor officials in Norway are to meet on Friday with a state-appointed mediator to try to end a strike that threatens to cut output from western Europe's biggest oil and gas producer by some 25%.Six offshore fields shut on Monday…

Ørsted Names Project Development Head in U.S.

Oct 08, 2020

Offshore wind farm developer Ørsted has appointed Patricia DiOrio as its new head of project development in the U.S.Ørsted said Thursday that DiOrio would be based in Boston, and lead the company’s North American Offshore Project Development team…

Strike Could Shut a Quarter of Oil and Gas Output in Norway Next Week

Oct 08, 2020

A strike by oil workers in Norway could cut output from western Europe's biggest oil producer by almost a quarter, operators have warned, though the striking union said a resolution remained possible.Widening strike action raised the prospect…

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