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500 Local Jobs: Vineyard Wind Signs Labor Union Deal for U.S. Offshore Wind Farm

Jul 18, 2021

Vineyard Wind on Friday announced a deal to use union labor to help construct what will become the nation's first major offshore wind project off the Massachusetts coast near Martha's Vineyard.The labor agreement with the Southeastern Massachusetts Building Trades Council covers 500 jobs…

Equinor Books Vela Drillship from Aquadrill for Gulf of Mexico Drilling

Jul 16, 2021

Aquadrill, a drilling company formerly known as Seadrill Partners, said Thursday it had secured a one-well contract with Equinor for the Vela drilling rig in the US Gulf of Mexico. 'The rig will be managed and operated by Seadrill Limited. The…

Siem Offshore Names New CFO

Jul 14, 2021

Norwegian offshore vessel operator Siem Offshore has named a replacement for its departing CFO Dagfinn B Lie.Two weeks ago, Siem Offshore said that Dagfinn B Lie would resign as CFO in the company, but it didn't at the time say who would be the next CFO…

Tullow Oil Expects Full-year Cashflow of $600M

Jul 14, 2021

Africa-focused Tullow Oil expects a full-year operating cashflow of $600 million, steady from last year, if the oil price averages $60 a barrel for the rest of the year, it said on Wednesday.If oil prices, currently at around $76 a barrel, average $70 for the remainder of the year…

Twenty Test Positive for Covid-19 on Shell's North Sea Platform

Jul 13, 2021

Twenty people working at Shell's Shearwater platform in the UK North Sea have tested positive for Covid-19 since the first case was identified on June 30, 2021, Offshore Engineer understands.According to a source close to the matter, there have been twenty positive cases since June 30…

Petronas Names New Chairman

Jul 12, 2021

Malaysia has appointed Mohd Bakke Salleh as the chairman of state energy firm Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas), the prime minister's office said on Monday.The change comes as Petronas is recovering from a demand slump caused by the COVID-19 pandemic…

Blue Water Shipping Hires O’Keeffe in US Offshore Wind Push

Jul 08, 2021

Blue Water Shipping announced it has hired John O’Keeffe as its new Head of Renewables, Americas, as the Denmark-based transport and logistics company looks to make further inroads into the burgeoning U.S. offshore wind market.O’Keeffe, a former maritime captain with vast experience in the U…

Jadestone, OMV Extend Long-stop Date for New Zealand Oilfield Transaction

Jul 02, 2021

Oil and gas companies Jadestone Energy and OMV New Zealand have given themselves more time to complete the transaction related to the Maari offshore field in New Zealand.Singapore-based Jadestone in November 2019 agreed to buy OMV's 69% operated interest in the Maari Project for $50 million…

Siem Offshore's CFO Resigns

Jun 29, 2021

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Siem Offshore said Tuesday its CFO Dagfinn B Lie had decided to resign.He'll remain with Siem Offshore until September 30, 2021.'The company would like to thank Mr. Lie for his contribution and devotion to the company for the past 14 years…

GE Names Jan Kjaersgaard as Chief of Offshore Wind Business

Jun 28, 2021

General Electric Co named Jan Kjaersgaard as the new chief executive of its offshore wind business, effective Monday.He will succeed John Lavelle, who is retiring after 40 years with the company.Kjaersgaard has previously served as the chief executive of Siemens Wind Power Americas…

Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group Names CEO

Jun 28, 2021

Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG) has appointed David Rodger as CEO.The organization said it sought to further develop support to members and increase links with stakeholders to assist net-zero strategies across northeast Scotland and beyond…

Aibel Man Joins as Head of Norwegian Petroleum Directorate's Harstad Office

Jun 25, 2021

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate said Friday it had hired Aibel's Ole Einar Hass as the head of the office in Harstad. He will start this job on October 1. 2021.Hass has management training from the Norwegian Armed Forces. He worked for the Norwegian Army for 19 years…

Seismic Firm Polarcus Set for Business Wind-down, Delisting from Oslo Exchange

Jun 25, 2021

Polarcus Limited, a seismic surveyor in liquidation, is set to be wound down and delisted from the Oslo Stock Exchange.As previously reported, in January this year, lenders took control of the company's vessels after a debt payment default, and decided to sell them and let go all the employees…

Bursa Malaysia Wants Independent Review of Serba Dinamik's Deals after KPMG's Red Flags

Jun 24, 2021

Malaysian oil and gas service provider Serba Dinamik Holdings Bhd must appoint an independent reviewer to address issues raised by the company's external auditor, the national stock exchange said on Wednesday.In May, Serba said auditor KPMG…

UK's Wood Expects Margins to Improve. Reports Drop in Half-year Revenue

Jun 24, 2021

Engineering and consultancy company Wood Plc said on Thursday its first-half revenue fell 21% as its clients in the energy industry cut back on spending but predicted an improvement in margins compared with crisis-hit 2020.The UK-listed firm…

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