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Shell CEO Shielded by Security as Climate Protesters Try to Storm AGM Stage

May 23, 2023

Security staff shielded Shell Chief Executive Wael Sawan and the firm's board of directors as climate protesters tried unsuccessfully to storm the stage at the energy giant's annual shareholder meeting in London on Tuesday.Shell Chairman Andrew…

Heritage Petroleum Names Ex-ConocoPhillips Exec as New CEO as Chow Set to Retire

May 23, 2023

Trinidad and Tobago's state-owned oil company Heritage Petroleum has hired a 25-year veteran of U.S. oil and gas producer ConocoPhillips CEO, the company's chairman told Reuters on Monday. Erik Keskula was last president of Conoco's Malaysia…

Fresh Strike Wave Looms in UK Offshore Sector as 600 Bilfinger Workers Reject Pay Offers, Unite Says

May 19, 2023

UK-based union Unite said Friday that around 600 of its offshore members at Bilfinger UK Limited have rejected new pay offers, and confirmed fresh strike action will now occur in June.'New pay offers were rejected by Unite members based on the offshore assets of the operators Ithaca…

Shell Faces Tense Shareholder Meeting as Profits and Climate Collide

May 19, 2023

Shell will likely face one of its most acrimonious annual meetings next week as it struggles to balance investor pressure to capture profits from oil and gas and a vocal minority saying it must move faster to tackle climate change. Big Oil firms…

Berkshire Hathaway Boosts Stake in Occidental Petroleum to 24.4%

May 19, 2023

Berkshire Hathaway Inc said on Thursday it had acquired more shares of Occidental Petroleum Corp, boosting its stake in the oil company to 24.4%.In a regulatory filing, the conglomerate controlled by billionaire Warren Buffett said it paid about $201 million for 3…

GE Names Rahul Ghai as New Senior Vice President and CFO

May 18, 2023

GE said Thursday that Rahul Ghai would become Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of GE effective September 1, 2023, succeeding Carolina Dybeck Happe. Ghai will assume this role in addition to his current responsibilities as Chief Financial Officer of GE Aerospace…

UK Union Signs Deal with China’s CNOOC

May 18, 2023

Britain's Unite union on Thursday said it had signed a recognition deal with offshore operator China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), covering around 140 workers on the Buzzard, Scott, and Golden Eagle platforms in the North Sea.CNOOC…

Aramco Names Presidents for Upstream and Downstream Businesses

May 18, 2023

Saudi Arabian oil giant 2 Aramco on Thursday named Nasir al-Naimi and Mohammed Al Qahtani as presidents of its upstream and downstream businesses, respectively, in a move designed to support the company's growth plans. The newly created positions and appointments…

North Sea Energy Sector Mobilizes to Improve Mental Health Support After Disturbing Study Results

May 17, 2023

Nearly 200 representatives of energy industry organizations are looking to devise a plan aimed at enhancing mental health support available to North Sea workers, after a study found a large number of onshore and offshore workers experienced suicidal thoughts while on duty…

Lamprell Names New CEO

May 15, 2023

Offshore energy engineering and construction services company Lamprell has appointed a new CEO, Ian Prescott. 'With a distinguished career spanning across the oil & gas, petrochemical, mining, power and water industries, Ian has a demonstrated…

A.P. Møller Holding Takes Over Maersk Supply Service, Names New CEO

May 15, 2023

A.P. Møller Holding A/S has acquired offshore vessel services firm Maersk Supply Service A/S from A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S, through the closing of the previously announced transaction.In connection with the closing of this acquisition, A.P. Moller…

Harbour Energy Sticks to Annual Free Cash Flow Outlook

May 10, 2023

Harbour Energy on Wednesday stuck to its $1 billion free cash flow outlook for the year, despite a rise in tax bills, as the British North Sea oil and gas producer benefits from higher prices and more international projects. The Scottish firm said its liquidity was $3…

UK North Sea: 1200 Offshore Workers to Resume Strike

May 10, 2023

UK's union Unite said that 1200 offshore workers would resume 48-hour strike action starting Wednesday, in a dispute over jobs, pay and conditions in the offshore sector.The union said that the strike action would hit oil and gas operators including Apache…

Japan's Inpex Posts 61% Jump in Q1 Net Profit

May 10, 2023

Japan's Inpex posted a 61% surge in first-quarter net profit to 151.5 billion yen ($1.12 billion) as higher oil and gas sales coupled with a weaker yen boosted financials, it said on Wednesday, falling slightly short of the market expectations…

Power Cable Specialist NKT Names Claes Westerlind as President and CEO

May 09, 2023

NKT, a company specializing in making and installing power cables, has appointed Claes Westerlind as President and CEO.'Claes has extensive experience from the power cable industry and in-depth knowledge of NKT’s high-voltage business, markets and technology…

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