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Serica Chairman and North Sea Pioneer Craven Walker Steps Down

Apr 14, 2023

Serica Energy Chairman Tony Craven Walker, a pioneer of British North Sea oil, will step down in June after leading the oil and gas producer for 18 years, he announced on Thursday.Craven Walker will be succeeded by David Latin, who has been…

TotalEnergies Offshore Workers Balloting on Strike Action -Unite

Apr 14, 2023

British union Unite said on Friday that some 70 workers employed by TotalEnergies based on the Elgin Franklin and North Alwyn platforms along with the Shetland Gas Plant were being balloted for strike action. Unite last week announced that 1…

Norwegian Petroleum Directorate Names Stordal Director General

Apr 14, 2023

Torgeir Stordal has been appointed Director General of the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD). He has been filling the role since June of last year, and has now been appointed for a six-year term.Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy…

Colette Cohen to Step Down as CEO of Net Zero Technology Centre. Myrtle Dawes to Take Over

Apr 14, 2023

Colette Cohen OBE is standing down as CEO of the UK-based Net Zero Technology Centre (NZTC). Myrtle Dawes has been announced as NZTC new CEO.Colette Cohen launched the center, then known as the Oil and Gas Technology Centre, in 2017.Created as part of the Aberdeen City Region Deal…

Rovco Appoints Moonie COO

Apr 13, 2023

Fraser Moonie was appointed as Chief Operating Officer of Rovco.Based in Aberdeen, Scotland, he will use his 25 years plus industry experience in subsea sector service companies to implement the company’s growth strategy. A former chief executive of Decom North Sea…

Chevron CEO Pay Rose to $23.6 million in 2022, Employee Compensation Fell

Apr 13, 2023

Chevron Corp CEO Michael Wirth was paid $23.6 million in 2022, a 4% increase from the prior year while the median annual compensation for the oil giant's employees fell 12%, a securities filing showed on Wednesday. In addition to sky-high energy prices…

Rocsole Names New CEO

Apr 12, 2023

Rocsole, a Finland-based developer of offshore pipeline inspection technology, has appointed Pekka Kaunisto as the new CEO of Rocsole. Kaunisto, who joined Rocsole in early 2019 as Vice President of Sales, will succeed Mika Tienhaara, who served as CEO since early 2020…

Petroecuador Names Ramon Correa as New General Manager

Apr 12, 2023

The board of directors of Ecuador's state-owned oil company Petroecuador on Tuesday named Ramon Correa, an engineer, as general manager following recent management changes in the wake of a corruption investigation.Correa replaces Maria Elisa Soledispa…

Colombia's Ecopetrol Appoints Ricardo Roa as New CEO

Apr 12, 2023

Colombia's majority state-owned energy company Ecopetrol has appointed Ricardo Roa as its new chief executive, the company said in a statement late on Tuesday, adding he will assume the role from April 30 at the latest. Roa's appointment follows…

Petrofac Expects Wider Loss for 2022 after Portfolio Review

Apr 12, 2023

Petrofac Ltd said on Wednesday it expects to report a wider operating loss of about $150 million to $170 million for 2022, after a review of its portfolio of contracts and contractual and commercial issues revealed increased costs. The oilfield…

Historic Offshore Worker Strike in UK North Sea to Bring Dozens of Platforms to Standstill, Unite Says

Apr 07, 2023

UK-based workers' union Unite said on Friday said that an 'unprecedented 48-hour major stoppage' would hit the offshore oil sector later this month, with 1350 offshore workers predicted to bring dozens of platforms to a ‘standstill.’The trade…

W&T Offshore's CFO Yang to Step Down in May

Apr 06, 2023

U.S. Gulf of Mexico-focused oil company W&T Offshore said Thursday that Janet Yang, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, would leave the company on May 11, 2023, following the release of the company’s first-quarter earnings…

EnQuest Posts 31% Rise in 2022 Free Cash Flow, Windfall Tax Weighs

Apr 05, 2023

British North Sea-focused oil producer EnQuest said on Wednesday that its 2022 free cash flow jumped 31% from the previous year to $519 million on the back of higher prices, beating guidance, but a windfall tax weighed on its accounts. EnQuest has deferred drilling on its Kraken field…

Sembcorp Marine Proposes Name Change Following Merger with Keppel Offshore & Marine

Apr 03, 2023

Singapore-based Sembcorp Marine said Monday it was proposing to change its name from “Sembcorp Marine Ltd” to “Seatrium Limited.'This follows the completion of the combination of the company's businesses and Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd on February 28…

UK North Sea: Sparrows Offshore Workers to Strike Over Pay. 'Dozens' of Platforms and Operators Impacted, Unite Says

Apr 03, 2023

Around 150 Sparrows Offshore Services contractors on offshore facilities in the UK will start strike action in a dispute over pay from Wednesday, April 5, workers' union Unite said Monday.'Dozens of platforms and operators to be hit including Shell and Harbour Energy…

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