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Vår Energi Names New CEO

Jan 06, 2021

Norwegian oil company Vår Energi has appointed Torger Rød as the company’s new CEO. Rød will take over from Kristin F. Kragseth who has recently accepted the position as CEO of Petoro, the management company for the Norwegian state-owned oil and gas interests. Rød has spent the last 22 years working with Equinor (formerly Statoil) both in Norway and internationally, most recently as the Head of Safety and Security and before this as the SVP Project Development…

Offshore Wind Head Leaving Equinor for Aker Solutions' Renewables Division

Jan 20, 2021

Stephen Bull, Equinor's senior vice president responsible for offshore wind operations in the North Sea, is leaving the company and will join the Norwegian offshore services firm Aker Solutions.Bull, who was last year re-elected RenewableUK Chair…

Gilmore Names New CEO. Targets Acquisitions

Jan 20, 2021

Gilmore, a U.S.-based flow control solutions provider for the oil and gas industry, has appointed David Nemetz as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).The company is a subsidiary of Aberdeen-headquartered Proserv and provides flow control products and equipment for the drilling…

Offshore Wind Consultancy OWC Names APAC Director

Jan 12, 2021

International offshore wind consultancy firm OWC has appointed Tom Whittle to its newly created role of Asia Pacific regional director.In 2018, OWC, an independent consultant offering project development services, owner’s engineering and technical due diligence to the offshore renewables sector…

Former Noble Energy COO Joins Marathon Oil Board

Jan 12, 2021

Marathon Oil has informed that Brent Smolik has been elected to the company's board of directors, effective January 11, 2021.Smolik, 59, has over 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, including senior executive leadership roles at Noble Energy Corporation…

Bowleven Names Chairman

Jan 11, 2021

Africa-focused oil and gas exploration company Bowleven, working to bring online the Etinde gas condensate field, off Cameroon, has appointed Jack Arnoff as Non-Executive Chairman with immediate effect. Arnoff is currently a Non-Executive Director of Bowleven…

ADES CFO to Step Down

Jan 08, 2021

Oil and gas drilling contractor ADES has informed that its CFO Khaled Hassan has decided to resign to pursue other interests.'Mr. Hassan has decided to step down from his position to pursue a greater role outside of the Group. To ensure an orderly transition…

Ramboll COO, CIO Leave to Take On CEO Roles Elsewhere

Jan 05, 2021

Danish offshore engineering group Ramboll has recently announced that said its Group Chief Operating Officer Markku Moilanen and Group Chief Innovation Officer Hilde Tonne would both leave the company to take on CEO positions elsewhere.Markku Moilanen will be joining YIT Corporation as CEO…

Borr Drilling Names New CFO

Dec 28, 2020

Offshore drilling contractor Borr Drilling has appointed Magnus Vaaler as its new Chief Financial Officer, replacing Christoph Bausch with effect from December 28, 2020.Vaaler currently serves as VP of Investor Relations and Treasury in the company…

Biden Set to Announce Picks for Core Climate and Energy Jobs

Dec 16, 2020

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden is close to announcing a slate of Cabinet nominees who will be central to his administration’s sweeping plan to fight climate change, according to sources familiar with the matter.The picks include a diverse list of nominees to head the departments of Energy…

Premier Oil CEO Steps Down from Board Ahead of Chrysaor Merger. New Company Name Revealed

Dec 16, 2020

UK-based oil and gas company Premier Oil, which is set to merge with rival Chrysaor, said Wednesday that its CEO Tony Durrant had stepped down from the Board of Directors, and would step down as CEO at the end of the month.Richard Rose will be the Interim Chief Executive from January 1…

Vår Energi CEO Kragseth to Leave. Set to Take Helm at Petoro

Dec 10, 2020

Norwegian oil and gas company Vår Energi has informed that its CEO Kristin Kragseth will leave the company for her new role as CEO of Petoro, a Norwegian government-owned oil and gas firm.Kragseth was appointed CEO when Vår Energi was established…

Strike Could Hit Norway's Gas Exports, Close Offshore Fields

Nov 27, 2020

A key export terminal for Norwegian natural gas will close down on Saturday if a labour strike goes ahead as planned, resulting in a reduction of supplies to Europe, gas system operator Gassco said on Friday, sending prices sharply higher.The…

Equinor Promotes More Female Executives in Management Overhaul

Nov 16, 2020

Norwegian oil major Equinor is promoting more women to its top leadership team, including the head of a new digital technology division, while cutting the group's overall number of senior executives, it said on Monday.It is the first corporate reshuffle by Chief Executive Anders Opedal…

DOF Subsea Names Acting CFO

Nov 13, 2020

Norwegian subsea support vessel owner DOF Subsea has appointed Martin Lundberg as Acting Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with responsibility for the corporate finance functions in the DOF Subsea Group. The appointment is effective from January 1…

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