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A 'Chicago Boy' Takes the Reins at Petrobras

Jan 04, 2019

Depending on who you ask, Roberto Castello Branco, the new chief executive of Brazil's Petroleo Brasileiro SA, will either save the indebted oil major - or strip it to the bone.Tapped by far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, who took power on Tuesday, Castello Branco had said in a June newspaper column he thought Petrobras - as the company is known - should be privatized, a hardcore proposal even in an administration packed with free market advocates…

Shell Appoints Sawan as Upstream Boss

Jan 17, 2019

Royal Dutch Shell has appointed Wael Sawan to head its oil and gas production division, replacing Andy Brown who will step down after 35 years at the Anglo-Dutch company.Sawan, 44, a Canadian citizen of Lebanese origin, currently heads Shell's deepwater operations…

Stork Names Hunt UK Regional Director

Jan 15, 2019

Stork's U.K. organization has appointed Steve Hunt as Regional Director U.K. to lead the evolving business within a range of sectors, both on and offshore. He takes on the position with immediate effect and will be based in Aberdeen.Stork, a Fluor company…

MHI Vestas Expands at Ostende

Jan 15, 2019

Danish manufacturer of wind turbines MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has opened a new office in the Port of Ostend to expand its offshore wind operations at the Belgian port.“Because we will be servicing no fewer than 244 wind turbines at sea from the Port of Oostende by 2020…

Three Nominated to Petrobras Board

Jan 14, 2019

Brazil's government on Monday nominated three new board members for state-owned oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras), amid accusations that new CEO Roberto Castello Branco was pushing to oust board members.The nominees are Eduardo Bacellar Ferreira…

Faroe Execs Quit After DNO Takeover

Jan 11, 2019

Faroe Petroleum's Chief Executive Graham Stewart, Chief Financial Officer Jonathan Cooper and Chief Operating Officer Helge Hammer will resign, Faroe said on Friday after the company was taken over in a hostile bid by DNO.The executives, including Stewart who was among the founders of Faroe…

New Petrobras Chief Wants to Oust Board Members

Jan 11, 2019

The new chief executive of Brazil's Petroleo Brasileiro SA is pushing for the ouster of two of the state-controlled oil company's board members, three people with knowledge of the matter said on Friday.Roberto Castello Branco is seeking the resignation of two Petrobras board members…

K2 Management Opens Beijing Office

Jan 11, 2019

Offshore wind and sustainable energy consultancy K2 Management  has opened an office in Beijing to support China’s wind and solar market.Active in Asia since 2010, K2 Management has been working in China on several projects for local and international clients…

Aqualis Offshore Establishes Office in Australia

Jan 11, 2019

Marine and offshore engineering consultancy Aqualis Offshore has set up an office in Perth, Western Australia, to support oil and gas developments in the Australasia region.“We have supported important projects offshore Australia in recent years…

Seadrill CFO to Step Down in June

Jan 10, 2019

Norwegian offshore drilling rig firm Seadrill Ltd said on Thursday that Chief Financial Officer Mark Morris will step down following completion of the company's financial restructuring.The company, controlled by Norwegian-born billionaire John Fredriksen…

TechnipFMC Names New Chairman

Jan 10, 2019

Oil services group TechnipFMC said on Thursday Doug Pferdehirt would replace Thierry Pilenko as its executive chairman, following Pilenko's imminent retirement.Pilenko was one of the key directors behind the 2016 merger between French company Technip and U…

Gardline Names Vermeijden CEO

Jan 09, 2019

Marine survey company Gardline has appointed Christiaan Vermeijden as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Vermeijden will replace Gardline's current interim CEO, Gerben Eggink.Vermeijden joins the U.K. based Royal Boskalis Westminster N…

ABS Opens New Headquarters

Jan 08, 2019

Classification society ABS on Tuesday held an official ribbon-cutting ceremony to formally open its new global headquarters in Spring, Texas.“This is a significant milestone in our 157-year history and reaffirms our commitment to provide industry…

UK Offshore Workers Accept New Pay Offer

Jan 08, 2019

Oil workers accepted an improved pay offer by the Offshore Contractors Association to 2,500 union members, the Unite union said, a move which removes the threat of strike in the British North Sea which is home to the Brent crude benchmark.'Unite Scotland's 2…

Jadestone Energy to Restart Montara Production

Jan 06, 2019

Asia Pacific upstream oil and gas development and production company has announced the completion of works required to resume production from the Montara oil field. This restart follows an extensive maintenance and inspection shut down.  'Work…

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