People & Companies News


Eni CEO Descalzi Set for Record for Fourth Term

Jan 23, 2023

The chief executive of Italy's Eni Claudio Descalzi is on course to secure Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni's backing for an unprecedented fourth term at the top energy group, sources told Reuters.Another three years in office would make Descalzi, who has held the job since 2014, the longest-serving company head at the state-controlled group since its foundation in 1953.The nomination process at Italy's state-controlled firms is  getting into full swing…

Semco Maritime to Keep Providing Nursing Staff to Equinor on Norwegian Continental Shelf

Jan 27, 2023

Danish energy industry services firm Semco Maritime has signed a new framework agreement with the Norwegian energy giant Equinor for the provision of temporary staffing services for offshore nurses on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.Semco Maritime…

Ecopetrol CEO Bayon to Step Down on March 31

Jan 27, 2023

Colombian majority-state-owned energy company Ecopetrol on Thursday said Chief Executive Felipe Bayon will leave his post on March 31, following more than five years in the position. Bayon's departure represents a shake-up for Colombia's biggest…

Ex-Transocean, Maersk Drilling Director Joins Seadrill Board

Jan 25, 2023

Offshore drilling firm Seadrill has appointed Ana Zambelli as a new board director.Zambelli has more than 20 years of experience in the energy services sector in operational, commercial and finance roles. She served as Chief Commercial Officer at Maersk Drilling…

ISS, Palliser Urge Shareholders to Remove Capricorn CEO and Six Board Directors

Jan 20, 2023

Capricorn shareholders should vote to remove its chief executive and six other directors from the board on Feb. 1, shareholder proxy adviser Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) has recommended in a document seen by Reuters on Thursday. The…

Havfram Subsea Reclaims Ocean Installer Name after Offshore Wind Business Sold

Jan 19, 2023

Offshore construction company Havfram Subsea said Thursday it was taking back its Ocean Installer name.The company's subsea business was known as Ocean Installer from the company's inception in 2011, with the 2020 name change reflecting its diversification into the offshore wind industry…

UK North Sea Oil Giant to Cut Jobs Due to Windfall Tax

Jan 18, 2023

The British North Sea's biggest oil and gas producer Harbour Energy told its staff that it plans job cuts in the wake of a windfall tax imposed on the sector last year, the company said on Wednesday.The jobs would be cut in Harbour Energy's headquarters in the North Sea hub of Aberdeen…

Swift Anchors Looking to Expand Engineering Team

Jan 18, 2023

Swift Anchors, a UK-based company that develops anchoring solutions for the global offshore energy (floating wind, floating solar, tidal and wave) and aquaculture industries, is looking for new engineers to join its team. The company said that…

Wintershall Dea Exits Russia

Jan 18, 2023

BASF will take a 7.3 billion euro ($7.9 billion) writedown as its Wintershall Dea energy business pulls out of Russia, the German chemicals giant said, triggering a net loss for 2022 and sending its shares lower. Wintershall Dea has deep ties to Russia…

Big Oil's Good Times Set to Roll on After Record 2022 Profits

Jan 17, 2023

The West's top energy firms are expected to rake in a combined record profit of $200 billion from a turbulent 2022 marked by huge volatility in oil and gas prices after Russia's invasion of Ukraine with buoyant earnings likely to roll through 2023…

Scana CEO, Chairman, and Two Board Members Resign

Jan 13, 2023

Scana, an Oslo-listed maritime and offshore services provider, said Thursday evening that its CEO Styrk Bekkenes had resigned, along with the company's chairman and two board members.The Scana board has decided to appoint Oddbjørn Haukøy as interim CEO…

Marine Robotics Tech Firm GreenSea Systems Starts Off 2023 with Key New Hires

Jan 12, 2023

Marine robotics technology company Greensea Systems on Thursday shared its latest additions to the team, and its implementation of a more agile delivery methodology for its Program Management (PM) team, led by Laura Krahn.Krahn joined Greensea…

UAE Names ADNOC Chief Jaber as COP28 Climate Conference President

Jan 12, 2023

The United Arab Emirates said on Thursday that Sultan al-Jaber, the head of state oil giant ADNOC, would act as president of the COP28 climate conference it is hosting this year. Jaber, also UAE's minister of industry and technology and its climate envoy…

Miros Group Names Aarset as New CEO

Jan 11, 2023

Wave measurement specialist Miros Group has hired Marius Five Aarset as its new CEO to lead the company as it looks to grow in renewable energy, oil and gas, offshore operations, and shipping markets.Marius Five Aarset has joined Miros from ABB…

Offshore Services Firm Acteon Names Bruggaier as New CEO

Jan 10, 2023

Offshore energy industry services company Acteon Group Ltd has appointed Dr Bernhard Bruggaier as Group Chief Executive. He succeeded Dr Carl Trowell, effective from January 1, 2023.Bruggaier joined Acteon’s subsidiary MENCK in 1994, became its Managing Director in 1998…

Current News

Eni Pens $8b Libya Offshore Gas Deal

Eni Pens $8b Libya Offshore Gas Deal

TotalEnergies, Partners to Start Drilling Offshore Lebanon in Q3 2022

TotalEnergies, Partners to Start Drilling Offshore Lebanon in Q3 2022

New Petrobras CEO Says to Drive Energy Shift while Expanding Oil and Gas

New Petrobras CEO Says to Drive Energy Shift while Expanding Oil and Gas

Aker BP Awards Edvard Grieg EPCI Contract to Moreld Apply

Aker BP Awards Edvard Grieg EPCI Contract to Moreld Apply

Subscribe for OE Digital E‑News

Offshore Engineer Magazine