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Siemens Gamesa Names New CEO of Offshore Business

Nov 18, 2020

Spanish-German wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has informed that Marc Becker is to return to the company as CEO of its Offshore business.He served as Managing Director for Germany and Head of Offshore Sales and Projects at Siemens Gamesa before leaving the company in early 2020…

Global Energy Names Ex-Rugby Pro to Lead Its Renewables Business

Nov 11, 2020

Inverness-based offshore energy construction and services firm Global Energy Group said Wednesday it has appointed Iain Sinclair to the newly created role of Executive Director of Renewables and Energy Transition and shared plans to launch a new operation in Edinburgh…

Heerema Marine Contractors Closes Angola Business

Nov 06, 2020

Offshore heavy lifting specialist Heerema Marine Contractors has decided to close its joint ventures in Angola. Heerema said Friday that the ongoing poor market conditions and sustained low oil price meant that its Angola ventures were no longer economically viable…

UK: Offshore Oil & Gas Body Launches Diversity and Inclusion Survey

Nov 06, 2020

OGUK, the representative organization for the UK offshore oil and gas industry, has started 'a first-of-its-kind' survey that will deliver a baseline for diversity and inclusion (D&I) demographic and sentiment within the sector. OGUK said the…

ADM Energy Names CFO

Nov 05, 2020

ADM Energy, an AIM-listed oil and gas investing company with interest in the Aje oil field offshore Nigeria, has appointed Lionel Therond as its Chief Financial Officer.West Africa-focused ADM said this week that Therond had 35 years' experience in the oil & gas sector and investment banking…

Film-Ocean Hires Gair as Inspection Manager

Nov 03, 2020

Remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) inspection and integrity support services company Film-Ocean Ltd said it has appointed George Gair as inspection manager.Gair joined the business in early September and since starting has already met…

Marine and Offshore Specialist Joins LOC's Longitude Engineering

Nov 03, 2020

Longitude, the engineering and design branch of LOC Group, has appointed James Sugden as head of the Marine Systems Engineering team.Longitude said the appointment expands the company’s expertise in the design and engineering of marine systems on ships…

Mooring Specialist Intermoor Names Ex-Valaris VP as Managing Director

Nov 02, 2020

Offshore services group Acteon has informed that Chris Johnston will be joining its moorings and anchors business InterMoor as group managing director.Johnston, which will be based in Houston, USA, brings with him more than 35 years of domestic…

Baksaas Appointed DNV GL’s Chair of the Board

Oct 30, 2020

Former Telenor CEO Jon Fredrik Baksaas has been appointed as DNV GL’s new chair of the board, the Norwegian-headquartered classification society announced.Best known for his 13-year tenure as president and CEO of the telecoms firm, Baksaas started…

Chevron to Cut a Quarter of Noble Energy's Employees

Oct 28, 2020

Chevron Corp will lay off about 25% of Noble Energy's employees who joined the oil major after its $4.1 billion purchase of the smaller rival earlier this month, the company told Reuters on Tuesday.A collapse in crude oil prices has forced most…

Oceaneering Names Head of Business Development for Renewables

Oct 27, 2020

Oceaneering, mostly known as a provider of subsea services to the international oil and gas industry, has appointed Ben Hooker as Director of Business Development – Renewables.  In a statement on Tuesday, Oceaneering described Hooker as a seasoned…

BP Swings Back to Small 3Q Profit

Oct 27, 2020

BP swung back to a small profit in the third quarter but warned the pace of recovery from the pandemic remains uncertain and continued to weigh on fuel demand and refining profits.The London-based company said that while fuel demand in Asia…

Offshore Driller Launches "Wide range of cost-cutting measures"

Oct 26, 2020

The UK-based offshore drilling company Awilco Drilling on Monday said it would launch a 'wide range of cost-cutting measures,' citing a newbuild rig contract termination and delay in construction and start-up of another rig.'Awilco Drilling…

Ørsted's North America CEO Joins Shell's Renewables Division

Oct 23, 2020

Royal Dutch Shell has hired Ørsted's North America Chief Thomas Brostrom as Senior Vice President for its Global Renewable Solutions department starting next year, a Shell spokesman said on Friday.Shell is cutting around a tenth of its workforce…

Norway's Safe Union Breaks Off Wage Talks with Oilfield Services Firms

Oct 22, 2020

Wage negotiations between Norwegian oil service companies and the Safe labor union broke down on Thursday and will become subject to mandatory mediation later this year, union and industry officials said.Safe's 850 members are not permitted to strike at this point…

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