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Charting Terradepth's Big Ambitions in the Unmanned Vehicle Space

Sep 15, 2020

Ocean mapping at scale is the target of a new unmanned systems player started by two ex-US Navy SEALS. They have big ambitions, from new building unmanned vehicles to creating the intelligence that will drive them to changing how accessible ocean data is. Elaine Maslin learned more.  The pace of change in the ocean mapping space has been fast in recent years. New entrants have come into the scene offering…

Seafox Pushes to Oust GMS Directors

Sep 21, 2020

Gulf Marine Services, a provider of jack-up service vessels for the offshore energy industry, has received a letter from Seafox, a rival, and a holder of 29.9% of shares in GMS, seeking removal of four of GMS' directors from the board.To remind…

Maersk Training Launches Training Management App

Sep 15, 2020

Maersk Training in the UK announced the launch of its upgraded Training Management Solution (TMS) with the aim to improve the training management for companies dealing with fewer headcount and remote working, amid the coronavirus pandemic.The software is divided into two parts…

Offshore Wind Giant Ørsted Names New CEO

Sep 09, 2020

Ørsted, one of the world's largest offshore wind developers, has elected Mads Nipper as its new CEO. He will take over from Henrik Poulsen who recently announced the decision to step down.Nipper, currently CEO and President of Grundfos, one of the largest pump manufacturers in the world…

Gumbs to take the Helm of Bosch Rexroth North America

Aug 28, 2020

Paul Cooke, President and CEO of Bosch Rexroth North America, based in Charlotte, NC, USA, will retire on December 31, 2020 after 38 years of service in various international positions within Bosch Rexroth. His successor as of December 1, 2020 will be Greg Gumbs…

R&D: Robotics Advances Inside the ORCA Hub

Aug 26, 2020

Many of the more advanced mechanics of robotic systems are being developed as part of the Offshore Robotics for Certification of Assets (ORCA) Hub in Edinburgh. It’s a publicly funded project led by the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics (Heriot-Watt University and the University of Edinburgh)…

Brown to Succeed Marsh as CEO at Lloyd's Register

Aug 24, 2020

After 14-years at Lloyd's Register (LR), including five years as group CEO, Alastair Marsh announced that he is stepping down from his role and will retire from the Lloyd’s Register group board on December 31, 2020. LR's board said that Nick Brown…

Lundin Energy Appoints New CEO

Aug 18, 2020

Lundin Energy, a Swedish energy company with offshore oil and gas operations in Norway, on Tuesday said it had appointed Nick Walker as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).The appointment of Walker, which will become effective on January 1…

ARA Taps Coolbaugh as Ohmsett Facility Manager

Aug 14, 2020

Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) announced Dr. Tom Coolbaugh has joined the team as the Program/Facility Manager for Ohmsett – The National Oil Spill Response Research & Renewable Energy Test Facility. He will have oversight of the day-to-day operations…

Opedal Tapped for Top Spot at Equinor

Aug 10, 2020

The Equinor Board of Directors appointed Anders Opedal as its new president and CEO starting November 2, 2020. Eldar Sætre will retire after six years as CEO and more than 40 years in the company.Opedal ascends to the top spot coming from the position as Executive Vice President Technology…

Lindström Joins Hempel as COO

Aug 03, 2020

Hempel's new Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer Katarina Lindström officially stepped into her new role on August 1.As a member of the company’s Executive Management Board, Lindström will play a central role in driving Hempel’s strategy…

Rosneft to Cut Salaries at Central Office

Jul 31, 2020

Rosneft, Russia's largest oil producer, will cut salaries at its central office by a quarter following a decision to reduce the working hours due to the fallout from the coronavirus, Kommersant daily reported on Friday.The newspaper, citing unnamed sources…

Energean Appoints New Directors

Jul 27, 2020

London-listed oil and gas company Energean has named Kimberley Wood and Andreas Persianis as Independent Non-Executive Directors.Wood replaces Ohad Marani, who has stood down from the board and joins the board of Energean's subsidiary Energean…

Seafox's Push to Appoint Directors to GMS Board Rejected

Jun 12, 2020

Dutch offshore jack-up company Seafox has had its push to appoint two directors to the board of the UAE-based jack-up provider Gulf Marine Services, rejected.Seafox, a shareholder at GMS, on Thursday said it had written to Gulf Marine Services…

Fred. Olsen Ocean CEO Moves to Ocean Installer to Lead Offshore Wind Business

Jun 03, 2020

Norwegian offshore installation company Ocean Installer has established a new business segment focused on Offshore Wind and has appointed Even Larsen, currently CEO of Fred. Olsen Ocean, as the director of its new business segment. Larsen will join starting from August 1…

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