The FMC Technologies board of directors has
appointed Douglas J. Pferdehirt as president and
CEO, effective Sept. 1, 2016. He will succeed John
T. Gremp, who will continue to serve as chairman of the board of directors while the company
completes its transition to the new CEO.
Amec Foster Wheeler has appointed Dr. Jonathan Lewis as CEO.
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has appointed
Kha-lid al-Falih, Saudi Aramco’s chairman and former
CEO, as minister of energy, industry, and mineral
Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc. has hired Kelly
Youngblood as senior vice president and CFO. He
succeeds Gary T. Krenek, who is retiring after 33
years of service to the company and its predecessors.
Daniel Yergin, vice chairman of IHS Inc., has
been named the recipient of an honorary doctorate
from Dartmouth College Tuck School of Business.
Decom North Sea has appointed Roger Esson
Oil & Gas UK has appointed Neil McCulloch,
president, North Sea at EnQuest plc, and Terry
Savage, corporate relationship director at Global
Energy Group, as co-chairmen of the board, representing the operator and contractor communities
Umbilicals International, a Seanamic Group
company, has appointed Robert Conners as CEO.
Genel Energy has named Paul Schofield as
Gar y Smith has resigned as CEO of Golar
LNG. He is succeeded by Oscar Spieler.
Muhammad Shahab has joined William Jacob
Management as engineering manager.
AlMansoori has appointed Mousa Kiwan as
corporate supply chain manager for AlMansoori
Specialized Engineering, Erhan Saygi as marketing
and integrated service manager for AlMansoori Pe-
troleum Services, and Peter Henderson as general
manager of AlMansoori Pe-
troleum Industries subsidiary
Global Chemical Co.
The DeepOcean board of directors has elected
Harald Norvik as chairman.
Don McCormack has resigned as CFO of
VAALCO Energy Inc.
Wood Group Kenny CEO Bob MacDonald
has been elected to the council of the Society of
Under water Technology.
Wood Group has appointed Raymond Schlaff
as senior vice president and chief procurement
officer. Richard Howson has joined Wood Group
as a non-executive director and the board’s Nomination and Safety, Assurance & Business Ethics
The Polarcus Ltd. board of directors has added
Erik Mathiesen, Tom Henning Slethei, and
Peter Zickerman as members.
GulfNav has named Khamis Juma Buamim
as managing director and Group CEO and a board
Subsea Tieback Forum & Exhibition
The 16th annual Subsea Tieback Forum & Exhibition, the
largest global exhibition for the subsea engineering industry,
attracted more than 2,200 attendees and 174 exhibitors. The
event took place March 22-24, 2016, in San Antonio, Texas, at
the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. “Delivering Value
Through Technology” was the event theme.
Tim Dean, senior facilities engineering advisor of Anadarko
Petroleum Corp. and presenter of “Lucius Project Execution” received the best presentation award. Danny Hough,
vice president of developments at Deep Gulf Energy, won the
best presenter award for his presentation, “Kodiak Subsea
Tieback.” The annual event returns to San Antonio on March
Subsea Tieback Forum Advisory Board.
Back Row from Left to Right: Mark Carter, OneSubsea; Bob Carter,
Vaela Resources, Karl Schnakenburg, BHP Billiton; Jon Sonka,
ExxonMobil Development Co.; Mark Tilley, Hess Corp.; Eric Stutes,
Anadarko Petroleum Corp.; Steve Frantz, Talos Energy; Tom Kelly,
FMC Technologies; Bobby Voss, GE Oil & Gas; Advisory Board Chair-
man Eric Hevle, Ecopetrol America; Randy Seehausen, INTECSEA;
and Pete Stracke, Statoil
Front Row from Left to Right: Kazu Kochi, Petrobras America; Chuck
Horn, Genesis; David LaCaze, Shell; John Fitzgerald; Bruce Crager,
Endeavor Management; Christopher Curran, BP; Clyde Hewlett, Ocean-
eering International Inc.; Gene Raborn, Technip; Jim Macklin, InterMoor;
Antonio Critsinelis, Chevron, Paul Beer, Freeport-McMoRan; and Mason
Wu, DMAR Engineering
Not pictured: Robin Dupre, Offshore; Jay Hursh, Aker Solutions; Ian
Ramsay, Murphy Oil Corp.; and Tony Ray, ConocoPhillips
Best presenter award winner Danny
Hough of Deep Gulf Energy.
Best presentation award winner Tim
Dean of Anadarko Petroleum Corp.