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Saipem Steps Up Drilling Partner Search

Jul 03, 2019

Italian oil contractor Saipem is stepping up efforts to find a partner for its drilling business by moving a top manager to head the business, a source with knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday.Stefano Porcari, chief operating officer at the group's E&C Offshore Division…

ALE, Murphy Join for Offshore Services

Jul 03, 2019

UK-based ALE Heavylift and compatriot engineering and construction company J Murphy & Sons announced a new collective partnership to offer linear winch hire, pipe pulling and installation engineering services worldwide.As part of the agreement…

IMCA Names Andy Seymour as Board Member

Jul 03, 2019

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has added Andy Seymour, global director of operational excellence at Fugro NV in the Netherlands, to its governing board.Seymour has a technical background coupled with financial, commercial and management expertise…

Esvagt Eyes Offshore Wind with New Hire

Jul 03, 2019

Esvagt, provider of emergency rescue and response vessels and related services to the offshore energy industry, said it has appointed a new head of business development to lead a push into new services, including in offshore wind.The Danish…

NJ Congressman Battles Offshore Drilling

Jul 03, 2019

Frank Joseph Pallone Jr., the U.S. Representative for New Jersey's 6th congressional district, says that the battle against the Trump Administration’s push for seismic blasting and drilling for oil and gas in the Atlantic Ocean has made progress…

EnscoRowan Changes its Name to Valaris

Jul 03, 2019

UK-based offshore drilling contractor EnscoRowan announced that it will change its name to Valaris, effective July 31, 2019.The London-headquartered firm said in a stock exchange announcement that its ordinary shares will trade under the new ticker symbol VAL following its name change…

GulfSlope Energy Forms JV for GoM

Jul 01, 2019

GulfSlope Energy, an independent oil and natural gas exploration company, has signed a letter of intent to enter a joint venture (JV) for drilling of shallow water depth prospects in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM).The oil and natural gas company focused on exploring offshore U…

EnVen Co-founder Exits, Sues Company

Jun 26, 2019

An EnVen Energy Corp co-founder claims the chief executive of the offshore oil and gas producer provided misleading production and financial data to the board and forced him out as president, according to a lawsuit in a Texas court.David Dunwoody…

DOF Subsea Desperately Seeking Funds

Jun 26, 2019

Norwegian offshore support vessel owner DOF Subsea is seeking a revision of debt terms with creditors as it struggles to achieve a refinancing solution.The cash-strapped subsidiary of Oslo-listed DOF Group has launched a bid to align bond and loan covenants as its refinancing continues…

TechnipFMC Wins ConocoPhillips Award

Jun 24, 2019

American multinational energy corporation ConocoPhillips has rewarded services firm TechnipFMC with a Global Supplier Recognition Award.According to a press release from the UK-based oil and gas services provider, the international awards go…

Aqualis completes Braemar Acquisition

Jun 21, 2019

Offshore engineering consultant Aqualis has completed the acquisition of the London-based Braemar Shipping Services' offshore, adjusting and marine consultancy business Braemar Technical Services (BTS).The new company, called AqualisBraemar…

Leadership Changes at Equinor

Jun 19, 2019

Equinor said it will make changes to the leadership of two corporate staff areas.Siv Helen Rygh Torstensen, head of the CEO office, will take over as General Counsel, succeeding Hans Henrik Klouman, who will take on a role as Senior Advisor to the EVP CFO from August 1…

Xodus HIres de Andres on Renewables Team

Jun 19, 2019

International energy consultancy Xodus Group said it has added a new principal consultant to strengthen its renewables team as the company sets its sights on a range of new offshore developments.Dr. Adrian de Andres joins Xodus from Black &…

Grimsrud Named CFO of Aker Solutions

Jun 14, 2019

Ole Martin Grimsrud has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of Aker Solutions, effective August 1, 2019. He replaces Svein Oskar Stoknes, who is taking over as CFO of Aker on the same day.Grimsrud joined Aker Solutions in 2012 as Vice President…

Stoknes Appointed CFO at Aker

Jun 14, 2019

Svein Oskar Stoknes has been appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Norwegian industrial investment company Aker, effective August 1, 2019.Stoknes, who has worked at Aker Solutions since 2007 and was named CFO in September 2014, replaces Frank O…

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