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Ocean Power Technologies Adds Three Directors to Its Board

Dec 24, 2020

Ocean energy technology developer Ocean Power Technologies's stockholders have appointed Clyde W. Hewlett, Diana G. Purcel, and Peter E. Slaiby to its Board of Directors.Terence J. Cryan, Chairman of the Board of OPT, a company that builds buoys that harvest and store wave energy…

Pacific Drilling Set to Emerge from Bankruptcy as Court Approves Reorganization Plan

Dec 23, 2020

Offshore drilling contractor Pacific Drilling, which last month filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, on Tuesday said that the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas had confirmed its debt reorganization plan.The driller…

National Oilwell Varco to Change Name

Dec 22, 2020

Oilfield services provider National Oilwell Varco said Monday it would change its corporate name to “NOV Inc.”, effective January 1, 2021. The company’s ticker symbol, “NOV”, will remain unchanged.Clay Williams, Chairman, President, and CEO…

Seadrill Names New COO, CTO

Dec 18, 2020

Offshore drilling company Seadrill has appointed Reid Warriner as Chief Operating Officer and Leif Neilson as Chief Technology Officer.The company, which announced the appointments on Thursday afternoon, said the management changes build upon…

Equinor Names Ulrica Fearn as new CFO

Dec 16, 2020

Norwegian energy company Equinor has appointed Ulrica Fearn as its chief financial officer (CFO) and executive vice president. Fearn's appointment will take effect on June 16, 2021. She will succeed acting CFO Svein Skeie, who will become senior vice president CFO Performance Management and Risk…

Ocean Installer Changes name to Havfram

Dec 10, 2020

Norwegian offshore oil and gas and wind installation services company Ocean Installer on Thursday announced its new name - Havfram.The company said the name change reflected its increased commitment to offshore wind. 'The offshore wind-commitment…

Maersk Drilling Names New CFO

Dec 09, 2020

Danish drilling contractor Maersk Drilling on Wednesday said its Board of Directors had appointed Christine Morris as the new Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) and member of the Executive Management with effect from January 5, 2021. Morris' appointment…

Woodside's CEO Coleman to Retire in 2021

Dec 08, 2020

Woodside Petroleum Ltd said on Tuesday it has started looking for a successor for its long-time chief executive Peter Coleman who plans to retire in the second half of 2021.The change in guard comes at a tricky time for Australia's top independent gas producer…

Ex-Lockheed Martin CEO Joins Chevron Board

Dec 03, 2020

Marillyn A. Hewson, until recently CEO of aerospace and defense firm Lockheed Martin, has been elected to Chevron’s board of directors, effective on January 1, 2021. She will serve on the Audit Committee of the Board.  Hewson, 66, is executive chairman of Lockheed Martin Corporation…

Norway: Labor Union Agrees Wage Deal. Strike at Schlumberger Averted

Dec 03, 2020

Norway's Safe labor union has come to an agreement with employers over wages and other conditions at oil service companies, it said on Thursday, preventing a strike among workers.The bargaining covered drillers, well service crews, and other workers at oil industry subcontractors Schlumberger…

Siemens Gamesa CEO Elected Chairman of WindEurope

Dec 02, 2020

Andreas Nauen, CEO of wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE), has been elected Chair of WindEurope for the next 18 months.The European wind energy associations said Nauens appointment came a critical juncture for the wind industry…

Offshore Wind Firm Ørsted Can Keep Its Name, Court Rules

Nov 30, 2020

The Danish Supreme Court on Monday ruled that offshore wind developer Ørsted can keep using its name, following a lawsuit brought after the company changed its name from DONG Energy to Ørsted back in 2017.The name change took place after DONG…

Cairn Appoints New Chair

Nov 27, 2020

Oil and gas company Cairn Energy will appoint Nicoletta Giadrossi as Chair of the Company with effect from January 1, 2021. She will succeed Ian Tyler who, after seven years on the Cairn Board including six as Chairman, announced in May this…

Neptune Energy Names New Managing Director for Egypt

Nov 24, 2020

Oil and gas company Neptune Energy has appointed Mohamed Mounes Shahat to the role of Egypt Managing Director, based in Cairo. Mounes, who will start in December, joins Neptune from Egypt’s Ministry of Petroleum, having most recently held the position of Minister’s Advisor for Gas Affairs…

OKEA Names New VP Investor Relations

Nov 23, 2020

Norwegian oil and gas company OKEA has appointed Trond Omdal as new VP Investor Relations.'Mr Omdal has extensive experience from equity research and petroleum market analysis, management consulting and investment banking. He most recently worked…

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