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Dutch Offshore Services Firm ROG Goes Independent

Feb 10, 2021

Dutch-based ship repair and vessel services firm ROG is going independent as the company has reacquired a controlling 75% stake previously held by Royal IHC.The company, which provides services to the maritime and offshore industry through its ROG Ship Repair and Rotterdam Offshore units…

Seadrill's Subsidiary Asia Offshore Drilling Files for Chapter 11

Feb 08, 2021

Offshore driller Seadrill said Sunday that Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection cases have been filed in the Southern District of Texas in respect of Seadrill's subsidiaries Seadrill GCC Operations Ltd, Asia Offshore Drilling Limited, Asia Offshore Rig 1 Limited…

Ex-Tendeka CTO Joins Well-SENSE as New CEO

Feb 05, 2021

Aberdeen-based downhole sensing technology company, Well-SENSE, has appointed Annabel Green as its new CEO.Well-SENSE said Green would help the company to accelerate its global business strategy and drive further adoption of its proven downhole sensing technology…

Kosmos Energy Raises CFO's Salary

Feb 04, 2021

Oil and gas company Kosmos Energy said Thursday it had raised its CFO's salary to align it with similarly situated executives in peer firms.Effective February 1, 2021, Neal D. Shah’s base salary was increased to $550,000 and the annual target…

R&M Engineering Names New Managing Director

Feb 04, 2021

Scottish offshore engineering and construction company R&M Engineering (R&M) has appointed Colin Maver as Managing Director.'Mr. Maver was Group Director of Dron & Dickson for 16 years, gaining extensive market experience in UK, Brazil, and UAE…

Shell's 2020 Profit Slumps 71%

Feb 04, 2021

Royal Dutch Shell's profit last year dropped to its lowest in at least two decades as the coronavirus pandemic hit energy demand worldwide though the company's retail network and trading business helped cushion the blow.The Anglo-Dutch oil major's annual profit slumped 71% to $4…

ExxonMobil Reports First Annual Loss as a Public Company

Feb 02, 2021

Top U.S. oil producer ExxonMobil on Tuesday posted its first annual loss as a public company as the COVID-19 pandemic hammered energy prices and it reduced the value of its shale gas properties by more than $20 billion in the fourth quarter…

Former Petronas CEO Joins ExxonMobil Board

Feb 02, 2021

ExxonMobil added a new director to its board after months of investor pressure and the top U.S. oil producer on Tuesday also posted its first annual loss as a public company due to the COVID-19 pandemic hammering energy prices.Tan Sri Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin…

Petrobras' Top Corruption Buster to Step Down

Feb 02, 2021

The chief compliance officer at Brazil's Petrobras is planning to step down in March, four people familiar with the matter told Reuters, in what would be the third exit by the state-owned oil firm's top corruption buster in three years.Petroleo Brasileiro SA…

BP Posts First Annual Loss in a Decade

Feb 02, 2021

BP plunged to a $5.7 billion loss last year, its first in a decade, as the pandemic took a heavy toll on oil demand, and the energy company warned of a tough start to 2021 amid widespread travel restrictions.Despite the weak environment, however…

Awilco Drilling CEO Resigns as Rig Cancellations 'Change Prerequisites'

Feb 01, 2021

Jens Berge, Chief Executive Officer of the troubled offshore drilling contractor Awilco Drilling has resigned from the company 'to pursue other opportunities.'In an announcement released Sunday evening (CET), Oslo-listed Awilco Drilling, which…

Mammoet Opens New Taiwan Office to Target Offshore Wind Opportunities

Feb 01, 2021

Dutch heavy lift and transportation company Mammoet is opening a new office in Taichung, Taiwan, to allow its team to be located closer to project sites and to offer onshore services for offshore wind farms locally.'Due to the rapid expansion…

Reuters: ExxonMobil, Chevron Explored Merger in 2020

Feb 01, 2021

The chief executives of ExxonMobil Corp and Chevron Corp held preliminary talks in early 2020 to explore combining the two largest U.S. oil producers in what would have been the biggest merger of all time, according to people familiar with the matter…

RCG Bolsters Japan Team ahead of Country's Expected Offshore Wind Expansion

Jan 28, 2021

The Renewables Consulting Group (RCG), a sector specialist advisory firm, continues its expansion into Japan ahead of the country’s expected offshore wind industry growth. With this in mind, the company has this week appointed Hideto Seto as Associate Director…

Ex-TechnipFMC Director to Lead U.S. Dredging Giant's Foray into Offshore Wind

Jan 27, 2021

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock, a U.S.-based dredging services giant, on Wednesday announced the appointment of industry veteran Eleni Beyko as senior vice president offshore wind – a strategic growth area for the company. Beyko, who started on Jan…

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