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Spinrad named NOAA Chief Scientist

May 14, 2014

Marine Technology Society President-elect Dr. Richard (Rick) Spinrad will be stepping down from his MTS position as he is named chief scientist of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). President Barack Obama announced the appointment 8 May 2014…

Italian shake-up yields new Eni CEO

May 12, 2014

After nine years with Paolo Scaroni serving at the helm of Italy’s Eni S.p.A., the company’s board of directors appointed his successor: Claudio Descalzi (pictured), chief operating officer of Eni’s Exploration and Production division since 2008…

Trowell named Ensco CEO

May 09, 2014

Ensco plc has named Carl Trowell chief executive officer and president, effective 15 June, the company announced on 9 May 2014. He succeeds Dan Rabun who is retiring after eight years as CEO. Rabun’s retirement was announced in November 2013…

OTC14: Sondhi joins Foundocean

May 05, 2014

FoundOcean announced that offshore structures expert Naval Sondhi recently joined the company to lead its strengthening, modification, and repair (SMR) design services division. Jim Bell, FoundOcean's Managing Director said: 'Naval’s…

Rowan Companies elects CEO

Apr 28, 2014

Rowan Companies plc confirmed that Thomas P. Burke (pictured) has been elected as CEO of the company. In addition, H.E. Lentz retired as the chairman of the board of directors, W. Matt Ralls was appointed as the executive chairman of the…

BG Group CEO resigns

Apr 28, 2014

BG Group's CEO Chris Finlayson has resigned, with immediate effect, the UK-based exploration firm announced today, raising calls for the firm to be broken up and suggestions it would now be a takeover target. In a statement, BG said the resignation…

New CEO for Nexen Energy

Apr 24, 2014

Nexen Energy (wholly-owned subsidiary of CNOOC Ltd.) CEO, Kevin Reinhart (pictured) has announced his plans to retire after 20 years with the company. CNOOC Ltd. executive vice president, Fang Zhi will succeed Reinhart in this position. Zhi’s 30-year career with CNOOC Ltd…

Stover to succeed Davidson at Noble

Apr 15, 2014

Noble Energy Inc. announced that it will propose the election of the company’s President and COO, David L. Stover as a director at its 22 April 2014 organizational meeting, and that it intends to appoint Stover as CEO in October 2014. This decision follows current Chairman and CEO…

NOIA gains new board members

Apr 10, 2014

The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) board of directors has elected John T. Rynd as chair of NOIA and Cindy B. Taylor as vice chair of NOIA for the upcoming 2014-2015 term. Rynd and Taylor assumed their positions at the NOIA Annual Meeting…

KBR appoints new CEO

Apr 09, 2014

KBR Inc. announced that Stuart Bradie has been named president and CEO of KBR Inc., effective 2 Jun 2014. Bradie succeeds William 'Bill' Utt, who is retiring. The company intends for Bradie to become a member of its board of directors when he joins the firm…

Cortez Subsea nets Caribbean inspection contract

Apr 03, 2014

Rapidly-growing subsea services and technology products company Cortez Subsea has secured a six-figure contract with BHP Billiton Trinidad for inspection services in Trinidad and Tobago. A dedicated team of eight personnel from the Aberdeen-based company will begin the work in June 2014…

New CEO for IHC Merwede

Apr 03, 2014

IHC Merwede has announced that it has appointed Bram Roelse as the company’s new CEO with immediate effect as of 1 April 2014. He has taken over this leading role within the company from predecessor Dirk Philips who stepped back in November 2013…

BP appoints new chief scientist

Mar 31, 2014

BP announced the appointment of Angela Strank to the position of BP chief scientist. She succeeds Ellen Williams, who has been nominated asdirector of the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy, in the US Department of Energy. As chief scientist…

Spotlight: What lies beneath-an outstanding contribution

Mar 27, 2014

John White has seen many changes in the oil and gas industry over his 40 years in the business. Subsea infrastructure has become increasingly diverless and remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) have enabled work in deeper, harsher environments…

FMC appoints new VP/CFO

Mar 10, 2014

FMC Technologies announced that Maryann T. Seaman (pictured) has been appointed executive vice president effective 1 Mar 2014. Seaman, who is the company's chief financial officer, has been with FMC Technologies for 28 years and has held a variety of financial…

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