Pipeline Magazine - People People-RSS Feed Sat, 21 Apr 2018 00:58:49 GMT Petroplan appoints Barnes as new CEO https://www.pipelineme.com/tools-and-techpeople/people/2018/april/petroplan-appoints-barnes-as-new-ceo/ Petroplan Group, the specialist oil, gas and energy recruitment company, announced the appointment of Philippa Barnes as its new CEO. 2018-04-19 https://www.pipelineme.com/tools-and-techpeople/people/2018/april/petroplan-appoints-barnes-as-new-ceo/

Petroplan Group, the specialist oil, gas and energy recruitment company, announced the appointment of Philippa Barnes as its new CEO.

Barnes is a highly qualified HR professional, with in depth strategic and operational management expertise and nearly two decades of experience in the recruitment industry, the company said, adding that her leadership will be an asset in an environment where the focus is on significant growth and continuous improvement.

In her previous roles at Petroplan, as people and client experience director and global human resources director, Barnes has already played a leading role in developing solutions to meet the diverse and evolving requirements of key clients.

She has been instrumental in developing the company’s approach to managing and developing sustainable relationships with new and existing clients and has led the strategic development of recruitment, HR and corporate governance practices and systems.

John Reeder, co-founder and chairman of Petroplan, said: “We are delighted to have Philippa on-board as our new CEO. Her global experience and understanding of talent management strategies will ensure that we grow with a clear focus and exceed our clients’ expectations.”

Barnes said: “Petroplan is comprised of experienced and exceptionally talented people with a passion for the oil, gas & energy industry around the world, who are constantly improving the range and quality of our services for the benefit of our clients. We will continue to attract and service our candidates and clients in this challenging, international marketplace, and ensure that Petroplan enjoys profitable growth as well as increased efficiencies. I am very excited to be given the opportunity to lead our great team at Petroplan and look forward to working closely with clients to fulfil their needs and expectations in this ever-changing environment."

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DeltaTek appoints two c-level execs https://www.pipelineme.com/tools-and-techpeople/people/2018/april/deltatek-appoints-two-c-level-execs/ Well construction specialist, DeltaTek, said it has appointed two industry experts to support company growth. 2018-04-19 https://www.pipelineme.com/tools-and-techpeople/people/2018/april/deltatek-appoints-two-c-level-execs/

Well construction specialist, DeltaTek, said it has appointed two industry experts to support company growth.

Dave Shand and Steve Bruce have joined the firm as chief commercial and operations officer and chairman and chief technology officer, respectively.

Shand brings over 35 years of industry experience to his new role, having held several leadership roles including chief operating officer at STATS Group, for which he helped double company revenue through overseas expansion, and as managing director, AX-S (Deepwater Subsea Well Intervention) at Expro.

Throughout his career, Shand has also helped launch several new technologies to market, most notably, SmartWELL, CoilCAT and AX-S.

Until 2016, Shand was the chief executive of Darcy Technologies, leading the company for seven years, from start up until its acquisition by Halliburton. Steve has 37 years international experience in leading companies and in building growth through technology development in the upstream oil and gas sector.

Tristam Horn, chief executive officer and founder of DeltaTek, said: “Recruiting two highly-experienced and talented individuals is a real achievement for DeltaTek. This doesn’t just demonstrate their belief in the quality and the need for our products, but also highlights our potential for growth.

“Both Dave and Steve have successfully led companies; their combination of technical and business capabilities, will prove to be of huge benefit to the future of DeltaTek. I see their skills as central to our success and consider their appointments key milestones for the company.”

Shand said: “I am delighted to join DeltaTek at such an exciting time for both the firm and the wider industry. Having worked in the sector for many years, I am adamant in my belief regarding the vast potential of DeltaTek’s solutions and I look forward to launching them to market shortly.”

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RAK appoints CEO of new petroleum authority https://www.pipelineme.com/tools-and-techpeople/people/2018/april/rak-appoints-ceo-of-new-petroleum-authority/ Ras Al Khaimah government appointed a CEO for the petroleum watchdog following the announcement of the emirate’s first oil and gas licensing round. 2018-04-19 https://www.pipelineme.com/tools-and-techpeople/people/2018/april/rak-appoints-ceo-of-new-petroleum-authority/

Ras Al Khaimah government appointed a CEO for the petroleum watchdog following the announcement of the emirate’s first oil and gas licensing round.

Nishant Dighe has been appointed as the chief executive officer of Ras Al Khaimah Petroleum Authority (RAKPA), after appointing His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi as the chairman.

Dighe’s appointment is on an interim basis until completion of the award of the petroleum rights under RAK’s 2018 petroleum licensing round, at which time a permanent appointment will be made, RAK government said in a statement.

Earlier this month, the RAK government announced the official launch of the licensing round and the establishment of RAKPA – the new regulator responsible for the licensing round tendering process and ongoing regulation of the petroleum sector in Ras Al Khaimah.

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Tullow Oil appoints Drax CEO as non-exec chair https://www.pipelineme.com/tools-and-techpeople/people/2018/april/tullow-oil-appoints-drax-ceo-as-non-exec-chair/ Tullow Oil said it has appointed Dorothy Thompson as independent non-executive director and chair-designate of Tullow with effect from April 25. 2018-04-18 https://www.pipelineme.com/tools-and-techpeople/people/2018/april/tullow-oil-appoints-drax-ceo-as-non-exec-chair/

Tullow Oil said it has appointed Dorothy Thompson as independent non-executive director and chair-designate of Tullow with effect from April 25.

The company expects Thompson will succeed Aidan Heavey, Tullow’s current chairman and founder, as chair at the conclusion of the board meeting scheduled for 20 July 2018. Heavey will retire from the board at the same time.

Thompson (57) brings extensive experience to Tullow having served for 12 years as chief executive officer of Drax Group plc, the international power and energy trading company, until the end of 2017. Before joining Drax, she managed InterGen’s European power business, was head of project finance at PowerGen and worked at CDC Capital Partners, the private sector arm of the British Government’s aid programme.

Thompson has extensive emerging markets experience including a period working in the Commercial and Industrial division of the Bank of Botswana. She holds a BSc and an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

As well as her experience with Drax, Dorothy is also currently a non-executive director of the court of the Bank of England (since 2014) and the NYSE-listed Eaton Corporation plc (since 2016). She was a non-executive director of Johnson Matthey plc from 2007-16.

“Dorothy has exactly the right mix of leadership, managerial, operational and financial experience that Tullow needs. I look forward to working closely with Dorothy during the transition period until she takes over as Chair in July and I will follow Dorothy and Tullow’s progress over the next few years with much interest,” said Aidan Heavey, chairman of Tullow.

“Dorothy Thompson’s extensive experience as CEO at Drax will be exceptionally valuable as we work together to position Tullow for growth in what remains an uncertain environment in our sector,” said Paul McDade, CEO of Tullow Oil.

“I am very pleased to be joining Tullow as the company emerges from the recent downturn in a strong position following the significant progress it has made over the past two years,” said Thompson. “I am looking forward to working with Paul and the Board as we focus on delivering the full potential of the company’s world class portfolio and the return to value enhancing growth.”

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BiSN hires operations manager for global growth https://www.pipelineme.com/tools-and-techpeople/people/2018/april/bisn-hires-operations-manager-for-global-growth/ BiSN, a downhole sealing solutions company said it has underlined its strategic plans for global growth with the appointment of Paul Braiden as operations manager. 2018-04-18 https://www.pipelineme.com/tools-and-techpeople/people/2018/april/bisn-hires-operations-manager-for-global-growth/

BiSN, a downhole sealing solutions company said it has underlined its strategic plans for global growth with the appointment of Paul Braiden as operations manager.

Braiden brings more than 20 years of experience and will be responsible for managing worldwide field operations for BiSN. This ranges from overseeing personnel and logistic resources to ensuring operations in the field are completed safely and to the highest quality, the company said.

With an extensive background in operations management, Braiden has worked in various roles throughout his career with Schlumberger, Welltec and DynaEnergetics. During this time he gained a wealth of knowledge in operations management, product development, QHSE and technical support to both internal and external customers.

“We are delighted to welcome Paul to the BiSN team. His excellent track record and experience is a tremendous asset and provides us with an excellent platform for continued growth in 2018,” said BiSN chief executive officer, Paul Carragher.

“BiSN has celebrated a raft of achievements so far this year, having been awarded significant investment from the Aberdeen-based Oil & Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) and also winning two Offshore Achievement Awards. Having Paul on board as we build on this success stands us in great stead as demand for our unique downhole technology continues to increase.”

Braide said: “I am pleased to have joined BiSN during an exciting phase of growth for the company. I look forward to delivering the results required for future success, and I’m pleased to be working with such an innovative and fast-growing company.”

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EnerMech makes two senior exec appointments https://www.pipelineme.com/tools-and-techpeople/people/2018/april/enermech-makes-two-senior-exec-appointments/ EnerMech is targeting further international growth with two senior management appointments in the US and UK. 2018-04-12 https://www.pipelineme.com/tools-and-techpeople/people/2018/april/enermech-makes-two-senior-exec-appointments/

EnerMech is targeting further international growth with two senior management appointments in the US and UK.

Former senior officer of helicopter transportation company Bristow Group, Mark Duncan, has been appointed to the role of senior vice president of EnerMech’s Americas region.

Mark has worked in a variety of international management roles for ABB, Halliburton, KBR and Subsea7 and while at Bristow Group oversaw global operations which generated annual turnover in excess of $2 billion.

Based in Houston, Mark will be responsible for driving the continued profitable growth of EnerMech businesses throughout the Americas region. In the first three months of 2018 the team has already added contracts in the US market worth more than $30 million, including workscopes at six LNG and petrochemical construction sites.

Colin Smith has joined Aberdeen-headquartered EnerMech as technical director from a leading global energy company where he was engineering consultant and project manager. With more than 35 years industry experience in senior technical and management roles with KBR, Amec, CNR and Marathon Oil, he will be responsible for driving the expansion of EnerMech’s Electrical & Instrumentation (E&I) division.

Colin will focus on widening EnerMech’s E&I expertise into the UK and across its other international locations, including the US where the business is already seeing some early successes. 

EnerMech chief executive officer, Doug Duguid, said: “The Americas is an important market where last year we doubled revenues to over $85 million and have kick-started 2018 with contract awards of more than $30 million. Mark Duncan is a first-class business leader with a proven track record at the highest level and he will be central to maximising further growth as we consolidate our position in the US LNG, petrochemical and downstream sectors, and further expand domestically and internationally across the Americas region.

“Both appointments underpin our strategic objectives for the continued development of the EnerMech brand as we widen our offering in our home and international markets. Our acquisition of EPS, and more recently of inspection and integrity specialist MInteg, demonstrates our commitment to providing a suite of integrated services which fit the requirements of our clients in the energy and industrial sectors," he added.

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Baker Botts hires Vogelsang as partner https://www.pipelineme.com/tools-and-techpeople/people/2018/april/baker-botts-hires-vogelsang-as-partner/ International law firm Baker Botts said Craig Vogelsang, who specialises in upstream and midstream oil and gas development, financing and acquisitions and dispositions, has joined the firm’s Global Projects Group as a Partner in its Houston office. 2018-04-09 https://www.pipelineme.com/tools-and-techpeople/people/2018/april/baker-botts-hires-vogelsang-as-partner/

International law firm Baker Botts said Craig Vogelsang, who specialises in upstream and midstream oil and gas development, financing and acquisitions and dispositions, has joined the firm’s Global Projects Group as a Partner in its Houston office.

“Craig has an excellent track record advising major oil and gas companies on the development and financing of the upstream and midstream assets and on the acquisition and disposition of those assets. Craig bolsters the firm’s depth and evidences our commitment to the oil and gas sector by strengthening our senior-level expertise to meet the growing demands of our clients,” said Andrew M. Baker, managing partner of Baker Botts.

“Craig’s in-depth knowledge of US upstream and midstream deal structures and financing will be invaluable to our oil and gas clients. In addition, his international experience will be a great asset for our firm. Craig is a real oil and gas pro and was recommended to us by many of our clients, which makes this a great fit for the firm and for Craig,” added Jason Bennett, partner and chair of the firm’s Global Projects Group at Baker Botts.

Craig Vogelsang was previously a Partner with Winston & Strawn L.L.P. in their Energy, Oil and Gas Transactions Department in Houston for four years. Prior to this appointment, he spent over 12 years at Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

"Baker Botts is a leading energy firm with an exceptional US and international oil and gas pedigree, and I am looking forward to developing my practice by working alongside some of the industry’s top energy advisors to deliver the most innovative and fruitful energy and natural resources projects for our global clients,” said Vogelsang.

Vogelsang obtained his B.A., summa cum laude, in Political Science from the University of Minnesota in 1998 and he received his J.D. with distinction, from the University of Iowa, College of Law in 2001, where he served as a member of the Journal of Corporation Law.

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Kreuz Subsea boosts management team with two appointments https://www.pipelineme.com/tools-and-techpeople/people/2018/april/kreuz-subsea-boosts-management-team-with-two-appointments/ Kreuz Subsea, global integrated subsea services business, said it bolstered its senior management team with two key appointments at its Singapore headquarters to support its global expansion plans. 2018-04-03 https://www.pipelineme.com/tools-and-techpeople/people/2018/april/kreuz-subsea-boosts-management-team-with-two-appointments/

Kreuz Subsea, global integrated subsea services business, said it bolstered its senior management team with two key appointments at its Singapore headquarters to support its global expansion plans.

Marek Kaminski joints the company as the director of marine assets, while Pradeep Verma joins as chief commercial officer while . The duo brings more than 50 years of combined oil and gas experience to Kreuz Subsea.

Marek Kaminski has joined the firm from Subsea 7 where he held the role of regional vessel and asset manager, based in Houston, Texas. He also worked at EMAS Offshore Ltd for five years and Rubicon Oilfield International prior to this. Kaminski brings more than 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, specifically across project management and operations roles.

As director of marine assets, Kaminski will be responsible for the overall supervision of the company’s owned and chartered fleet.

Kaminski said: “I am thrilled to be working with the team at Kreuz and its extensive fleet which includes the new-build dive support vessel, Kreuz Challenger. The company is well-respected across the world for its resources, diving systems and work-class ROVs as well as having expert personnel in-house to carry out project management. ”
AJ Jain, Kreuz Subsea chief executive officer said: “Both Pradeep and Marek’s wealth of experience in the oil and gas industry will be invaluable to our business as we continue to build on our existing reputation and expand our footprint in the energy sector.”

Verma will be responsible for strengthening the company’s position in its core markets of India, Asia Pacific, and the growth of business into the Middle East market.

He joins the business from Larsen & Toubro Ltd where he was most recently in the position of head of business development – offshore. Prior to this, Verma was regional proposals and commercial head at McDermott International where he was responsible for business development and project acquisitions across the South East Asia region.

Verma commented: “Kreuz Subsea is a forward-thinking and dynamic business which has built an unrivalled reputation as a key player in the global subsea services industry.
“It’s an exciting time to be joining the business as it looks to enforce its ambitious growth strategy and expand into new markets such as the Middle East while continuing to support our clients in South East Asia and India.”
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Well-Centric appoints new business development manager https://www.pipelineme.com/tools-and-techpeople/people/2018/april/well-centric-appoints-new-business-development-manager/ Well-Centric, an independent specialist in well integrity for the global oil and gas industry, announced the appointment of Michael Scott as a new business development manager. 2018-04-03 https://www.pipelineme.com/tools-and-techpeople/people/2018/april/well-centric-appoints-new-business-development-manager/

Well-Centric, an independent specialist in well integrity for the global oil and gas industry, announced the appointment of Michael Scott as a new business development manager.

Scott joins the company to support its growth strategy and will be focusing on the commercialisation of the company’s growing well integrity technology portfolio and further business expansion in global markets, notably the US, Middle East and Asia.

Prior to his appointment, Scott was technical sales manager for strategic projects at Babcock LGE. This followed an extensive business development and engineering career which included leading Rig Control Products expansion in to Singapore.

Gary Smart, Well-Centric CEO, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Michael to Well-Centric at an exciting time for the business. We are looking to support and grow our customer base and develop our product lines further, significantly increasing Well-Centric’s market share in both domestic and international markets.
“We have ambitious plans for the future and Michael’s expertise across our range of specialisms and his wealth of experience will help leverage these new opportunities.”
Scott said: “I’m looking forward to an exciting future with Well-Centric as they embark upon a period of new growth and investment. In the current cost-conscious environment, our customers, particularly those with mature assets, are looking for efficient but innovative solutions which are delivered to the highest quality. Well-Centric can deliver this in an unrivalled product and service package which differentiates us and drives repeat business.”
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Tendeka appoints new advanced completions director https://www.pipelineme.com/tools-and-techpeople/people/2018/april/tendeka-appoints-new-advanced-completions-director/ Tendeka, a global oil and gas solutions provider, said it appointed Paul Lynch as its new advanced completions director to help drive the commercialisation of its wireless intelligent completions technology, PulseEight. 2018-04-03 https://www.pipelineme.com/tools-and-techpeople/people/2018/april/tendeka-appoints-new-advanced-completions-director/

Tendeka, a global oil and gas solutions provider, said it appointed Paul Lynch as its new advanced completions director to help drive the commercialisation of its wireless intelligent completions technology, PulseEight.

Lynch has more than 20 years of experience in the oil and gas sector. He joins Tendeka having most recently been vice president of global technical sales with Delphian Ballistics. Lynch, who previously worked for Expro Group and Halliburton Energy Services, also co-founded the tubing conveyed perforating company, GeoKey, which was acquired by Paradigm Group in 2013.

Lynch, who is to be based at the company’s HQ in Westhill, Aberdeen, said: “Tendeka has a reputation for its innovation and that’s what made me want to work for the company. The team has done an excellent job of getting PulseEight to a stage where it is now ready to be brought to operators.”

 

Brad Baker, CEO of Tendeka said: “Paul is highly experienced in production and well optimisation and has a strong background in bringing new technology to the market. With his expertise, he is a valuable addition to our team and we are very pleased to have him on board.”

Paul is being supported by Product Line Champion James Boyle who has also recently joined Tendeka. An experienced product line manager with a background in downhole wireless completions, James has more than 15 years’ experience in global positions, most recently working in Accra, Ghana.

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Chevron appoints Payne as HSE VP https://www.pipelineme.com/tools-and-techpeople/people/2018/april/chevron-appoints-payne-as-hse-vp/ Chevron Corporation said it appointed David Payne as corporate vice president of Health, Environment and Safety, effective May 1, 2018. 2018-04-01 https://www.pipelineme.com/tools-and-techpeople/people/2018/april/chevron-appoints-payne-as-hse-vp/

Chevron Corporation said it appointed David Payne as corporate vice president of Health, Environment and Safety, effective May 1, 2018.

Payne is currently vice president of Chevron’s Drilling and Completions organization. He succeeds Wes Lohec who has elected to retire from Chevron after 37 years of distinguished service on June 1, 2018, the company said in a statement.

In his new role, Payne, 58, will be responsible for leading Chevron’s Health, Environment and Safety function, including strategic planning and issues management, compliance assurance, and emergency response. He will also oversee Chevron’s Environmental Management Company, which manages environmental remediation and abandonment liabilities.

“Under his leadership, our Drilling and Completions organisation established a strong culture of safety, performance and accountability,” said Michael K. Wirth, Chevron’s chairman and chief executive officer. “Dave’s ability to deliver superior performance, combined with the breadth of his global leadership experience, makes him eminently qualified to assume this role as we continue to advance our aim of industry-leading safety and environmental performance.”

Payne, who will report to Joe Geagea, Chevron’s executive vice president of Technology, Projects and Services, began his career with Getty Oil Company in Santa Maria, California in 1981. Prior to his current position, which he assumed in 2006, Payne was the drilling manager in Bangkok, Thailand. He has held various engineering and management positions in California, Louisiana, Trinidad and Tobago, Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand.

Payne graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science degree in petroleum and natural gas engineering and he is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

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Shell US hires former Maersk Oil head https://www.pipelineme.com/tools-and-techpeople/people/2018/march/shell-us-hires-former-maersk-oil-head/ Shell announced changes to its U.S. leadership team, which will see Gretchen Watkins assume the role of Shell Oil Company president and U.S chief. 2018-03-28 https://www.pipelineme.com/tools-and-techpeople/people/2018/march/shell-us-hires-former-maersk-oil-head/

Shell announced changes to its U.S. leadership team, which will see Gretchen Watkins, former head of Maersk Oil assume the role of Shell Oil Company president and U.S chief.

Shell Oil Company President and U.S. Country Chair, Bruce Culpepper, has confirmed his plan to step down from this role effective December 31, 2018 after more than 37 years of Shell service

Concurrent with Culpepper stepping down, Watkins will assume the role of Shell Oil Company President and U.S. Country Chair, accountable to the CEO.

While serving this role, Watkins will retain her title as EVP Unconventionals, effective July 1, replacing Greg Guidry who held the position as part of a 36-year career with the company, Shell said in a statement. Guidry will leave his role on June 31, 2018.

Watkins will officially join Shell on May 1, 2018, and will report to the Upstream Director and be based in Houston.

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Wentworth appoints Roe as new CFO https://www.pipelineme.com/tools-and-techpeople/people/2018/march/wentworth-appoints-roe-as-new-cfo/ Wentworth, the independent, East Africa-focused oil and gas company, said it has appointed Katherine Roe as the chief financial officer (CFO) of the company, effective 1 April 2018. 2018-03-28 https://www.pipelineme.com/tools-and-techpeople/people/2018/march/wentworth-appoints-roe-as-new-cfo/

Wentworth, the independent, East Africa-focused oil and gas company, said it has appointed Katherine Roe as the chief financial officer (CFO) of the company, effective 1 April 2018.

The announcement comes after the Oslo Stock Exchange and AIM listed company reveals plans to relocate its head office to London from Calgary, Canada and establish an executive management team based in London.

Katherine Louise Margiad Roe (40) has been vice president corporate development and investor relations for the company since 2014 and has nearly 20 years of senior corporate and capital markets experience, the company said in a statement.

Prior to joining Wentworth, Roe worked at Panmure Gordon and Morgan Stanley’s investment banking divisions. She is a non-executive director of AIM quoted IDE Group Holdings plc, where she chairs the Audit Committee. She is also a director of Roe Resources Limited.

 Lance Mierendorf will remain in the CFO role until 31 March 2018 to ensure the coordination of an efficient and orderly handover to Roe.

“I would like to welcome Katherine as our new CFO; her experience in the UK market and ingrained knowledge of our business is essential as we welcome our new CEO, Eskil Jersing, and realign the business with our asset base and shareholders,” said Bob McBean, executive chairman.

Roe holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Politics from the University of Bristol, England.

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CGG appoints Zurquiyah as new CEO https://www.pipelineme.com/tools-and-techpeople/people/2018/march/cgg-appoints-zurquiyah-as-new-ceo/ CGG, France’s seismic contractor said it has appointed Sophie Zurquiyah as the company’s new CEO effective April 26. 2018-03-26 https://www.pipelineme.com/tools-and-techpeople/people/2018/march/cgg-appoints-zurquiyah-as-new-ceo/

CGG, France’s seismic contractor said it has appointed Sophie Zurquiyah as the company’s new CEO effective April 26.

Zurquiyah was previously chief operating officer (COO) and senior executive vice president in charge of the GGR segment, technology and global operational excellence.

She joined CGG in 2013 after 22 years in the oilfield services industry, working for Schlumberger in global executive positions ranging from business, operations, functional to technology, based in France, the United States and Brazil.

She is a graduate from École Centrale de Paris, holds a master in Numerical analysis from the University of Paris VI (UPMC) and a master in Aerospace engineering from the University of Colorado.

Rémi Dorval, CGG chairman said “The Board is convinced that with Sophie, CGG will get a CEO with a strong knowledge of the company and the industry that will be able to lead the CGG Group successfully for years to come. Sophie will take office at the end of the next general meeting on April 26. Until then, the group remains managed by Jean-Georges.”

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Evac Group appoints Valkonen as CFO https://www.pipelineme.com/tools-and-techpeople/people/2018/march/evac-group-appoints-valkonen-as-cfo/ Evac Group, wastewater and water management company, said it has appointed Tuomo Valkonen as the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective May 1, 2018. 2018-03-25 https://www.pipelineme.com/tools-and-techpeople/people/2018/march/evac-group-appoints-valkonen-as-cfo/

Evac Group, wastewater and water management company, said it has appointed Tuomo Valkonen as the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective May 1, 2018.

He will be based in Espoo, Finland, and report to Tomi Gardemeister, president and CEO of Evac Group.

Tuomo has more than 20 years’ experience in various financial roles. Previously, he has worked as the CFO at HKScan Group and CFO at CPS Color Group.

Evac provides integrated waste, wastewater, and water management systems for the marine, offshore, and building industries.

The company has executed over 20,000 marine, 2,000 offshore, and 2,500 building projects worldwide. Evac has employees in Brazil, China, Finland, France, Germany, Korea, Norway, Sweden, and the USA, and representatives in more than 40 countries. The company’s turnover was 105 million euros in 2017.

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Kværner hires Løken as new CEO https://www.pipelineme.com/tools-and-techpeople/people/2018/march/kvaerner-hires-loeken-as-new-ceo/ Karl-Petter Løken has been appointed president and chief executive officer for the international contracting company Kvaerner. 2018-03-22 https://www.pipelineme.com/tools-and-techpeople/people/2018/march/kvaerner-hires-loeken-as-new-ceo/

Karl-Petter Løken has been appointed president and chief executive officer for the international contracting company Kvaerner.

The company said Løken will start during the spring as soon as he has ended his current position as head of project development for the oil company Lundin Norway.

"He (Løken) has a strong understanding of the industry, he knows Kvaerner also from the customer side, and he has a wide experience in developing teams for high performance," said chairman of the board, Leif-Arne Langøy.

Løken (51) is educated as a civil engineer from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Since 1991, he has held key positions in the oil and gas industry for companies like Statoil, Aker Solutions and Lundin Norway. For many years, Løken was, in parallel with his industrial career, also a top league soccer player in Norway.

From 2011 to 2015, Løken was engineering manager for Lundin Norway's Edvard Grieg field development, where Kvaerner was the key contractor.

"I am looking forward to becoming a part of Kvaerner. I already know a bit about the organisation, the people and what they stand for. Over the past years, I have also been impressed by how Kvaerner has become recognised by international customers for being the contractor that always delivers as planned. The company's expertise, capacity and position is a strong base for continuing this systematic performance, and for simultaneously developing the business further," said Løken.

Kvaerner late in February announced that its former president and CEO Jan Arve Haugan was leaving to take up a new position as manager for Aker Energy. Kvaerner's EVP & CFO Idar Eikrem will continue as interim CEO until Løken takes up his position, the company said.

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GlassPoint Solar appoints Moss as CEO https://www.pipelineme.com/tools-and-techpeople/people/2018/march/glasspoint-solar-appoints-moss-as-ceo/ GlassPoint Solar, the supplier of solar energy to the oil and gas industry, said it appointed of Steven Moss as chief executive officer. 2018-03-19 https://www.pipelineme.com/tools-and-techpeople/people/2018/march/glasspoint-solar-appoints-moss-as-ceo/

GlassPoint Solar, the supplier of solar energy to the oil and gas industry, said it appointed of Steven Moss as chief executive officer.

An industry veteran, Moss will lead GlassPoint’s growth plans, diversifying its project portfolio in new markets in the Middle East and North America and commercialising its next generation technologies. 

Managing global operations from Muscat, Oman, Moss will oversee GlassPoint’s expanding global business, including the landmark Miraah solar plant under development with Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) and the Belridge Solar project with Aera Energy in California, USA.

Moss is a global executive with 30 years’ experience in the energy and aerospace sectors. He most recently served as the CEO of General Electric’s (GE) global Renewable Steam Plants business, where he oversaw the delivery of geothermal, biomass and solar thermal plant solutions around the world.

Zaki Selim, GlassPoint non-executive chairman said, “Steven brings a solid track record of building businesses across industrial markets, where he’s developed diverse product portfolios and turnkey power plants. He also brings extensive experience in the global renewables business, particularly on the design and construction of solar thermal projects. Steven’s versatile background will strengthen GlassPoint’s position as the leader in solar for oil and gas and accelerate our expansion to new markets across the globe.”

As the head of the renewable steam plants division at GE, and previously Alstom Power, Moss was responsible for the commercial deployment of its concentrating solar power (CSP) products, including the development and manufacture of GE’s solar tower receiver and storage technology.

Before leading the renewables plant group, Moss served as the vice president for Industrial Steam Turbines at Alstom Power, where he drove Alstom’s re-entry into the industrial steam turbines market establishing its global operations. He also served as managing director of Alstom Aerospace and prior to that the managing director of Areva’s Research & Technology division focused on innovations in electrical transmission and distribution.

With a Ph. D. in Mechanical Engineering, Moss started his career as a gas turbine engineer and held several engineering leadership positions before joining the corporate management ranks. 

“GlassPoint’s commercial and technical decisions over the years have impressed me, and have established the company as the clear market leader,” said Moss. “Our solar oilfield technology is playing a trend-setting role in uniting the renewables and oil and gas industries to produce today’s energy at lower costs and with less environmental impact. I look forward to leading the next chapter in GlassPoint’s success story.”

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WTS Energy hires business development manager https://www.pipelineme.com/tools-and-techpeople/people/2018/march/wts-energy-hires-business-development-manager/ WTS Energy said it has hired Karen Taylor as a senior business development manager for Middle East operations. 2018-03-18 https://www.pipelineme.com/tools-and-techpeople/people/2018/march/wts-energy-hires-business-development-manager/

WTS Energy said it has hired Karen Taylor as a senior business development manager for Middle East operations.

Taylor has over 15 years of industry experience.

“I’m looking forward to growing my client relationships across the Middle East. Integrity and Commitment are the values WTS and I believe in,” Taylor said.

“Our aim is to provide you exceptional technical personnel to the projects and operations in the markets in which we are active. Our consultants are supported on-site in every region in which they work,” she said.

Established over 15 years ago, with offices in 20 countries and operational in more than 50, WTS support workforce management, recruitment, manpower and technical assistance needs around the world.

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Spirit Energy appoints technical, HSE director https://www.pipelineme.com/tools-and-techpeople/people/2018/march/spirit-energy-appoints-technical-hse-director/ Spirit Energy said it appointed Neil McCulloch as its technical and HSE director. 2018-03-18 https://www.pipelineme.com/tools-and-techpeople/people/2018/march/spirit-energy-appoints-technical-hse-director/

Spirit Energy said it appointed Neil McCulloch as its technical and HSE director. McCulloch, who has held leadership roles across both operated and non-operated assets in Europe and further afield, joins Spirit Energy from EnQuest PLC where until recently he held the position of executive director and chief operating officer.

McCulloch succeeds Ken Robertson, who will join Spirit’s board.

McCulloch’s career – which started as a graduate trainee petroleum engineer working on Spirit Energy’s Morecambe Bay fields – has also included Senior Vice-President of Engineering and Production at OMV, as well as 11 years of asset and functional leadership roles at BG Group plc.

McCulloch, who is also a non-executive director at the Oil and Gas Innovation Centre, is a chartered engineer having studied both chemical and petroleum engineering.

He said: “It is an exciting time to be a part of Spirit Energy, as the business continues to develop and cement its position as one of Europe’s leading independent oil and gas operators.

“Now more than ever, the oil and gas industry needs agile players like Spirit investing in its future, and I am looking forward to joining the team and playing my part in the company’s growth and success.”

Chris Cox, chief executive of Spirit Energy, said: “I am delighted to welcome Neil to Spirit Energy – he brings a wealth of experience to the business, which will be vital as we look to safely maximise the potential of our existing assets and bring an exciting portfolio of exploration and development opportunities on stream.

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M² Subsea names new global director https://www.pipelineme.com/tools-and-techpeople/people/2018/march/m-subsea-names-new-global-director/ M² Subsea has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of Andrew Imrie as global sales and marketing director. 2018-03-15 https://www.pipelineme.com/tools-and-techpeople/people/2018/march/m-subsea-names-new-global-director/

M² Subsea has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of Andrew Imrie as global sales and marketing director.

With a career spanning more than 20 years in the global oil and gas industry, Imrie joins M² Subsea from Ampelmann where he was commercial director, based in the Netherlands.

Prior to this, he held a number of senior roles with Proserv, Amec, GE Oil & Gas and National Oilwell Varco. His broad industry experience, coupled with his strong commercial track record has seen him develop new and profitable business opportunities throughout his career.

As global sales and marketing director, Imrie will spearhead M² Subsea’s drive to expand its international offering from its hubs in Aberdeen and Houston. He will be based at the company’s headquarters in Aberdeen and will join the main board alongside Mike Arnold, Mark Wood and Stuart Bannerman.

Mike Arnold, CEO of M² Subsea said: “Our rapid growth has required us to take a more focused commercial approach over the past 12 months. We are looking to expand both in the UK and the US, while actively targeting other markets where we see huge growth potential, such as the Middle East and Asia. 

“With Andrew’s wealth of new business expertise, he will be pivotal to ensuring we achieve our business goals, building on the great progress we have made to date, while further strengthening our partnerships, capabilities and geographic reach.”

Commenting on his appointment, Imrie said: “This is a hugely exciting time to be joining a company which has such an ambitious global strategy. M² Subsea has achieved a lot in a very short space of time and has worked hard to position itself as the industry leading provider of ROV project management and engineering services worldwide.”

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