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Norway: Offshore Drilling Firms, Workers Agree Wage Deal Averting Strike

Sep 24, 2020

Three Norwegian labor unions agreed on a wage deal with the owners of floating offshore oil rigs, preventing a strike that could eventually have halted the exploration for new oil and gas reserves, the unions, and companies said in separate statements on Thursday.The deal between the Norwegian Shipowners' Association and the Industri Energi, Safe, and DSO labor unions comprises around 7,500 workers…

OPITO Ventures into Renewables

4 hours ago

OPITO, a UK-based skills and workforce body whose main focus has been offshore oil and gas - as its full name Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organization suggests - is shifting its course and venturing into renewables.The organization…

OHT Starts Trading on Merkur Market

8 hours ago

Offshore heavy transport and installation contractor OHT has been admitted to trading on Merkur Market in Norway under the ticker code OHT-ME.OHT, which apart from its traditional heavy lift and transportation business is increasingly shifting focus on offshore wind…

Looming Strike Could Close 22% of Norwegian Oil and Gas Output

Sep 25, 2020

Norwegian oil firms plan to close down 22% of the country's oil and gas output, or 900,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day, if workers go on strike next week, the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association (NOG) said on Friday.Some 324 workers out of 7…

Hurricane Energy's Non-Exec Director Parsley Resigns

Sep 23, 2020

UK-focused offshore oil and gas firm Hurricane Energy said Wednesday that Alan Parsley had resigned from his position as Non-Executive director.Parsley, 76, appointed in 2020 as a Kerogen Capital nominee director, is a geologist with over 50 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry…

Aker BP Contemplating US Dollar Loan

Sep 23, 2020

Norwegian independent oil firm Aker BP will hold meetings with fixed-income investors to prepare the ground for a possible U.S. dollar-denominated loan, the company said on Tuesday.The potential issue of investment-grade senior unsecured notes will be subject to market conditions…

UK: OGA Appoints Central North Sea Manager

Sep 22, 2020

UK's oil and gas regulator the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has appointed Andy Brooks as Area Manager - Central North Sea, starting the role in September 2020.Brooks graduated from Leeds University in 2002 with a Masters in Chemical Engineering…

Recruitment Firms Fircroft, NES Global Talent Set to Merge

Sep 22, 2020

Fircroft, and NES Global Talent, two global recruitment companies providing skilled personnel across various sectors including oil and gas, renewables, and power sectors, have agreed to merge.'The integration of these two great businesses will…

MHI Vestas CEO to Chair European Wind Energy Association WindEurope

Sep 21, 2020

Philippe Kavafyan, CEO offshore wind turbine maker MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, will chair Europe’s wind energy association, WindEurope, for the next 18 months.Kavafyan has been elected Chair of WindEurope by the association’s Board of Directors…

Seafox Pushes to Oust GMS Directors

Sep 21, 2020

Gulf Marine Services, a provider of jack-up service vessels for the offshore energy industry, has received a letter from Seafox, a rival, and a holder of 29.9% of shares in GMS, seeking removal of four of GMS' directors from the board.To remind…

Around 11000 Workers to Leave Petrobras by 2021-end

Sep 18, 2020

Approximately 11,000 employees of Brazilian state-run oil company Petrobras have accepted buyout packages and will leave the firm this year or next, Chief Executive Roberto Castello Branco said during an online event on Thursday.That number…

Inpex, Chevron Cutting Jobs in Australia

Sep 18, 2020

Inpex Corp said on Friday it expects to shed jobs at its Ichthys liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Australia due to the slump in oil prices, but did not say how many would go.The cuts by Japan's biggest oil and gas company mark the latest…

Ocean Installer Names Ex-DOF Subsea UK Boss to Lead Its UK Business

Sep 18, 2020

Norwegian offshore installation services company Ocean Installer has appointed Robert (Bob) Gillespie, a former DOF Subsea UK boss, as managing director of its UK businessGillespie will lead the company’s UK office based in Aberdeen, where he’ll…

Wintershall Dea to Keep Mobile Working Model Even When Pandemic is Over

Sep 17, 2020

German oil and gas company Wintershall DEA said Thursday it would establish mobile and flexible working as a standard practice even after the pandemic.'We aim to achieve a mix, a hybrid working model, for when the pandemic is over. We call it Flex Forward at Wintershall Dea…

Wilson Sons Names New CEO of Operations in Brazil

Sep 17, 2020

Brazilian maritime logistics and port operator Wilson Sons has accepted the resignation of Cezar Baião from the position of CEO of Operations in Brazil, effective from March 5, 2021. The company has this week said that its board has accepted…

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