Advisian has appointed Geeta Thakorlal as
president of INTECSEA.
She succeeds Neil
will take on the role of
executive vice president
of global sales and
marketing for Advisian,
the independent management and technical
consulting business line
of the WorleyParsons Group.
Lamprell has appointed Christopher
McDonald as CEO and director, effective
Oct. 1, 2016. He will succeed Jim Moffat,
who is retiring from the company. Following a
handover period, Moffat will take up his part
time consultancy role from mid-November
until March 31, 2017. He will stand down as a
director on Sept. 30, 2016.
Richard B. Williamson, longtime
board chairman and
past president and CEO
of T.D. Williamson, has
retired and assumed
the position of chairman
emeritus. Stephen Williamson has succeeded
him as chairman of the
Inc. CEO Steve Guidr y has retired from the
company and board of directors. COO Car y
Bounds has assumed the role of interim
The Society of Exploration Geophysicists
has selected Nancy House to serve as
president-elect for 2016-2017. Following her
one-year term, House will assume the role of
SEG President after the 2017 annual meeting.
She will become the second woman to serve
as the president since its founding in 1930.
Also elected to the 2016-2017 SEG board of
directors are Madeline Lee as second vice
president, M. Lee Bell as treasurer, and Paul
Cunningham and Ruben Martinez as directors at large.
Royal IHC has appointed Dave Vander
Heyde as CEO. He succeeds Bram Roelse.
OOS International BV has appointed Dr.
Ng Pock Too as the deputy chairman of OOS
Asia-Pacific Private Ltd. He will also serve as a
supervisory board member to OOS International B.V.
Mermaid Maritime Public Co. Ltd. has
appointed Raza Ullah Khan as CFO and Dr.
Vincent Siaw as executive vice president and
Mermaid Subsea Services has hired
Darren Morgan as executive vice president. He
succeeds Paul Burger Whiley.
Dr. Dambisa Moyo and Dr. Wanda Austin have been elected to Chevron’s board of
directors. Dr. Moyo’s appointment is effective
Oct. 11, 2016; she will serve on the company’s
Audit Committee. Dr. Austin’s appointment is
effective Dec. 1, 2016; she will serve on the
company’s Board Nominating and Governance
Committee and Public Policy Committee.
Anadarko Petroleum Corp. has elected
David E. Constable to serve as an indepen-
EV has appointed Fraser Louden as CEO,
Rob Potter as global marketing manager,
Tobben Tymons as sales and marketing man-
ager for its eastern hemisphere operations,
and Jeff Whitaker as sales and marketing
manager for its western hemisphere activity.
The Supervisory Board has nominated
D.H.M. Wood as management board member and CFO of SBM Offshore. The company
will hold an extraordinary general meeting
on Nov. 30, 2016, where it will be proposed
that Wood be appointed as a member of the
management board for a period of four years
until the 2021 annual general meeting.
Gavin Lindsay has
joined READ Cased
Hole as global business
The Harris Pye
Engineering Group has
appointed Jan Bloks-gaard as managing director, Martyn Brooks
as technical manager,
and Hywel Watkins as
operations manager of
the Boiler Division.
Prior Diesel has named Matt Dack as business development manager.
Bureau Veritas has appointed Nick Brown
as communications director, Marine &
Offshore Division. He will take up the post on
Nov. 2, 2016, and replace Philippe Boisson,
who retires after more than 25 years in the
Saipem has appointed Gaetano Colucci as
senior vice president of the Public Affairs and
AISUS Offshore has appointed Andrew
Mitchell as business development manager.
Prosafe is reorganizing its shore-based
business in an attempt to cut its annual costs
by $30-40 million. The changes, which include
redundancies, should take effect during the
current quarter as the company adjusts its
accommodation support vessel capacity to
meet a falling offshore activity level. It is also
targeting reduced capex spending to protect
its financial position. The company hopes its
measures will ensure it stays competitive in
the continuing difficult market conditions and
in a solid position to grow once the industry
starts to recover.
Weatherford International plc has
signed a joint initiative agreement with IBM
to collaborate on the development of new
products and services for oil and gas producers that leverage IBM’s analytics and Internet
of Things capabilities on the IBM Cloud.
Through the joint initiative Weatherford and
IBM will develop new analytics solutions, all
available via the IBM Cloud, that are based
on Weatherford’s production optimization and
engineering software platform, its supervisory
control and data acquisition, and its sensors and controllers. The jointly-developed
solutions will be part of the Weatherford’s
new Reservoir Solutions global business
unit, which was launched in early 2016 and
is dedicated to providing integrated offerings
that help its clients lower their operating costs
and increase production.
Hague and London Oil BV has signed
a memorandum of understanding (MoU)
with ENGIE Global Energy Management.
Under the MoU, HALO will contribute its
upstream and commercial capabilities to target, acquire, and manage low-risk natural gas
production assets in Europe. ENGIE, which
is a strong player in European gas markets,
with operated oil and gas production offshore
Norway, the UK and the Netherlands, will
provide its expertise in energy management
to offer what is described as an innovatively
structured gas off-take, designed to help
HALO secure funding of assets.
BP has awarded Add Energy a new
three-year global maintenance build data
centralization contract valued at around £ 15
million ($19.58 million). This covers all of BP’s
upstream operating regions. Add Energy will
provide bills of materials data and instigate
efficiency improvements and global data
cleansing and enhancement. It will also make
available a quick response team for maintenance and business process improvements on
a regional level from BP’s central maintenance
Subsea training facility The Under water
Centre has introduced a new hydraulics
course which will provide candidates from a
wide range of industries an introduction to
fluid power systems. The course deals with
the concepts and practical application of
oil-powered hydraulics within the industry,
typically encountered by technicians. Using
a range of instructional techniques, candidates will gain experience of closed-loop and
open-loop systems. Throughout the three-day course, students will learn about core
concepts including: fluid principles, hydraulic
symbols and notation, pressure, flow and
directional control, energy storage, basic
electrical theory, hose management, pressure
testing and fittings and fault-finding.