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SNC-Lavalin Group Rebrands to AtkinsRéalis

Sep 15, 2023

SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., a company providing engineering, procurement, and construction services, to various industries, said Friday it was rebranding to AtkinsRéalis.'Building on more than a century of accomplishments from brands such as SNC-Lavalin…

BP Begins Search for New CEO with No Clear Front-runner

Sep 14, 2023

BP CEO Bernard Looney's abrupt resignation has thrown the British oil major into a leadership crisis with no groomed front-runner to succeed him, company and industry sources said on Wednesday.Several current and former BP insiders were seen as potential candidates to succeed Looney…

EXPLAINER-What Can Australia's Labour Tribunal Do in Chevron's Dispute with LNG Workers?

Sep 13, 2023

Chevron has asked Australia's Fair Work Commission (FWC) to intervene in its dispute with workers on strike at two major liquefied natural gas facilities, banking on new laws that came into effect in June and which empower the industrial arbitrator…

BP Sticking with Energy Transition Strategy, says Interim CEO

Sep 13, 2023

BP's interim CEO Murray Auchincloss said on Wednesday the company won't be derailed from its energy transition strategy by former leader Bernard Looney's abrupt resignation amid misconduct allegations.BP scaled back its energy transition strategy…

EU's Von der Leyen Pledges More Support for Wind Industry

Sep 13, 2023

The European Union will put forward a package of measures to support Europe's wind power industry as renewable energy companies struggle with challenges including inflation, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Wednesday…

Gabon Junta Names Former Eramet Executive as Petrol Minister

Sep 11, 2023

A junta that seized power in OPEC-member state Gabon appointed Marcel Abeke, a former executive of French miner Eramet as the country's new petrol minister on Saturday.Abeke was an executive of the company which operates a manganese mine in…

Spencer Takes the Helm as Managing Director at Norwegian Oil Firm DNO

Sep 08, 2023

The Norwegian oil and gas DNO has appointed Christopher Spencer as Managing Director as Bjørn Dale steps down as part of a planned management transition initiated last year.Spencer has been DNO’s Chief Operating Officer since 2021. Before joining DNO six years ago…

JERA Sees Muted Impact on LNG Prices from Potential Strike in Australia

Sep 07, 2023

Japan's JERA, one of the world's biggest buyers of liquefied natural gas (LNG), expects a muted impact on the market from a potential strike in Australia thanks to high stocks and low seasonal demand, a top executive said on Thursday.'I think the real impact is not much…

Narve Hansen to Lead Norway´s First Offshore Wind Accelerator

Sep 06, 2023

Norwegian Offshore Wind has hired former Antler director Narve Hansen to lead the work with Norway´s first offshore wind accelerator.  'My vision is to bring the industry together to shed light on the most critical challenges in offshore wind…

Plotting Russian Exit, Wintershall Dea Says Remaining Business is Strong

Sep 06, 2023

German oil and gas producer Wintershall Dea on Wednesday tried to assuage fears that the hit from its planned Russian exit could be too painful, saying its remaining operations were strong and stable. Chief Executive Mario Mehren told Reuters that the company considered its Germany…

BP's Looney Holding His Nerve over Energy Transition Plan

Sep 05, 2023

BP CEO Bernard Looney says he will not further scale back his energy transition strategy after ceding some ground earlier this year, despite investors penalizing the group over its plan to break away from rivals in cutting oil and gas output…

Petrofac's Kittiwake Platform Workers to Vote on Strike Action

Sep 05, 2023

UK-based union Unite said Monday that offshore workers employed by Petrofac Facilities Management Limited on the Kittiwake platform would be balloted on strike action.'Around 30 Unite members on the EnQuest-owned asset will take part in the ballot…

Former Lundin Energy Head Takes the Helm as CEO of Vår Energi

Sep 05, 2023

Norwegian oil and gas company Vår Energi has appointed Nick Walker as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), with its former CEO, Torger Rød, assuming the new role as Chief Operating Officer (COO) with a focus on 'continuous improvement, integration…

Offshore Alliance, Legeneering Agree on Decommissioning Rates for Workers

Sep 04, 2023

The Offshore Alliance and Australia's Legeneering reached an agreement on the decommissioning rates for the Thevenard offshore decommissioning workscopes, the union alliance said on Friday. Under the agreement, Legeneering will see members lock…

Kraken inks $2.7m in Sonar, Subsea Battery Contracts

Aug 31, 2023

Kraken Robotics Inc. (TSX-V: PNG, OTCQB: KRKNF) received contracts totalling $2.7m for subsea batteries and synthetic aperture sonar systems (SAS). The SAS sensor contracts represent two new customers, continuing the growth of Kraken's list of users…

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