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Profiles in Training: Ken Chapman Senior Instructor, Maersk Training

Apr 27, 2021

Ken Chapman has led as deep and as broad of a maritime and offshore life as possible, an accrued experience and knowledge including being part of the team that had to coordinated during one of the offshore oil and gas industry’s worst disasters ever: the Piper Alpha…

DECOM: Ardyne, Dynasty Energy Services Team on P&A Efficiencies

Apr 26, 2021

Ardyne, the Aberdeen and Norway-based fishing, milling and casing recovery provider, has announced a strategic partnership with Dynasty Energy Services, a company in specialized fishing services and plug and abandonment (P&A), to deliver enhanced P&A services globally…

Rune Mode Ramberg: A Leading Light Subsea

Apr 25, 2021

There are not many of the leading edge subsea processing projects Rune Mode Ramberg has not been involved in at some level. The list includes Tyrihans subsea pumping, Tordis subsea separation, studies on the Ormen Lange subsea compression project…

ARL gets Grant to Develop Seismic Sensor for Flying Node AUV

Apr 21, 2021

Autonomous Robotics Ltd (ARL) has won a grant funded project from  the UK-based OGTC and two European energy companies to develop a bespoke seismic sensor to fit in the company’s autonomous underwater vehicle solution, Flying Node. The project is expected to last 15 months…

James Fisher Names CFO

Apr 20, 2021

Marine and offshore services provider James Fisher and Sons on Tuesday announced the appointment of Duncan Kennedy as Chief Financial Officer and as an Executive Director with effect from May 4, 2021, when he will join the Board.Group Finance…

Bordelon Marine Announces Leadership Promotions

Apr 12, 2021

Lockport, La. based offshore support and subsea services provider Bordelon Marine said it has promoted Mike Belanger to chief operating officer and Chris Martin to general manager.Having served as Bordelon's general manager for 15 years, Belanger…

Geelen Nominated as Fugro CFO

Mar 22, 2021

Dutch-based geo-data specialist Fugro said its supervisory board has nominated Barbara Geelen for appointment as member of the board of management and chief financial officer. She will succeed Paul Verhagen, who is slated to step down as Fugro CFO at the upcoming general meeting of shareholders…

SOFEC CEO to Retire

Mar 19, 2021

Rick Hall, CEO of SOFEC, a company providing mooring systems for the international offshore oil and gas industry, has decided to retire.According to SOFEC, a subsidiary of Japan's FPSO specialist MODEC, Hall, who has been with SOFEC for almost three decades…

Sea Ranger Service Names Pullens Managing Director

Mar 17, 2021

Sea Ranger Service, the Netherlands-based company that has been carrying out surveying and research tasks in the North Sea with emissions-free sailing offshore work vessels since 2018, has appointed Christel Pullens as its new managing director effective March 1…

Machado Named MD at Maersk Training UK

Mar 01, 2021

Maersk Training UK (MTUK) has appointed a new managing director as the company looks to expand its offering to the North Sea energy sector. Leonardo Machado joins MTUK having previously been managing director of the company’s operations in Brazil for six years…

Wärtsilä's New CEO to Take Over on Feb. 1

Jan 19, 2021

Håkan Agnevall will take over the position of CEO of the Finnish marine equipment maker Wärtsilä on February 1, 2021.Back in September 2020, Wärtsilä first announced that Agnevall, president of Volvo's bus division, would become its new CEO…

Scorpio Bulkers to Change Name to Eneti

Jan 06, 2021

Scorpio Bulkers announced Wednesday that it intends to change its name to Eneti Inc. as the company plans its pivot from dry bulk shipping to offshore wind farm construction and services.The name change, which remains subject to approval at a February 3 shareholders meeting…

Gulf Marine Contractors Names Finstad Executive VP

Nov 25, 2020

Gulf Marine Contractors (GMC) said it has appointed Peter Finstad as the company's new executive vice president. Finstad's focus will be expanding GMC's logistics services to the offshore energy industry and providing commercial and operations…

Baksaas Appointed DNV GL’s Chair of the Board

Oct 30, 2020

Former Telenor CEO Jon Fredrik Baksaas has been appointed as DNV GL’s new chair of the board, the Norwegian-headquartered classification society announced.Best known for his 13-year tenure as president and CEO of the telecoms firm, Baksaas started…

Digitalization: Trust - The Keystone for Digital Transformation

Oct 29, 2020

The slowdown of the world economy and plummeting energy consumption have eclipsed most other industry news. Oil exporting countries are coming to terms with limiting production to sustain reasonable prices, and operators are looking for ways to improve efficiency…

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