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Qatar Petroleum Changes Name to Reflect 'Broader Strategy'

Oct 11, 2021

Qatar changed the name of its state-owned oil and gas firm to Qatar Energy from Qatar Petroleum to reflect what it said was a broader strategy but said it had no plans to sell assets to raise funds as other Gulf state producers have.'We have plenty of cash,' Chief Executive Saad al-Kaabi said on Monday, indicating the Qatari firm would not follow in the footsteps of Gulf rivals that have sold assets…

Offshore Wind: Xodus Names Country Manager, Sets Up Shop in Japan

Oct 11, 2021

Xodus, a UK-based energy sector consultancy, has engaged a country manager and opened its first Asian office in Japan, eyeing work in the country's growing offshore wind industry.'Having previously delivered a range of projects in Japan, Xodus…

Renewable Energy Firms Pin Hopes on Taro Kono Becoming Japan PM

Sep 24, 2021

Renewable energy companies are betting that the leading contender in the race to become Japan's next prime minister, Taro Kono, will unleash changes allowing more market access and a fairer playing field after years of neglect.The 58-year-old…

Sapura Energy CFO to Step Down

Sep 21, 2021

Malaysian oil and gas producer and energy services provider Sapura Energy said Tuesday that Reza Abdul Rahim would step down from his position as Chief Financial Officer.He will step down on October 1, 2021, after more than five years in the role…

Worley Names New CFO

Aug 24, 2021

Australian engineering firm Worley has appointed Tiernan O'Rourke to the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO).'Tiernan will commence in the position later this calendar year and will be based at Worley’s headquarters in North Sydney,' Worley…

Report: Chevron Starts COVID-19 Vaccination Mandates

Aug 23, 2021

Oil major Chevron Corp has begun requiring some employees to receive COVID-19 vaccinations and is evaluating mandates throughout its entire workforce, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday citing people familiar with the matter.Chevron is now requiring expatriate employees…

PTTEP Names New CEO

Aug 23, 2021

Thai oil company PTTEP has appointed its President Montri Rawanchaikul as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Director.He will replace Phongsthorn Thavisin who will end his roles with PTTEP on September 30, 2021. The appointment of the new CEO and Director will be effective from October 1…

Woodside Paying New Female CEO 25% Less than Predecessor

Aug 20, 2021

Woodside Petroleum is paying new CEO, Meg O'Neill, around 25% less than her predecessor, even as she embarks on sealing a deal to double the size of the Australian company to turn it into a top 10 independent oil and gas producer.Details of…

Woodside Names Meg O’Neill CEO

Aug 17, 2021

Australian oil firm Woodside said Tuesday it had named acting CEO Meg O’Neill as the company’s Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director. O’Neill succeeds Peter Coleman who retired from Woodside in June 2021. Woodside Chairman Richard Goyder…

Kent Acquires Majority of SNC-Lavalin's Oil and Gas Business

Jul 30, 2021

Bluewater-backed energy services firm Kent, formerly known as Kentech, has completed the acquisition of the majority of SNC-Lavalin’s oil and gas division, with a minority portion to follow at a later date. 'The Company now harnesses the strength…

Oil Search Says Boss Resigns for Health Reasons

Jul 19, 2021

Oil Search Managing Director Keiran Wulff has resigned 17 months after taking charge over a long-term medical condition that the Papua New Guinea-focused company said had recently deteriorated.The board had been in discussions with Wulff over complaints about his behavior…

Petronas Names New Chairman

Jul 12, 2021

Malaysia has appointed Mohd Bakke Salleh as the chairman of state energy firm Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas), the prime minister's office said on Monday.The change comes as Petronas is recovering from a demand slump caused by the COVID-19 pandemic…

Jadestone, OMV Extend Long-stop Date for New Zealand Oilfield Transaction

Jul 02, 2021

Oil and gas companies Jadestone Energy and OMV New Zealand have given themselves more time to complete the transaction related to the Maari offshore field in New Zealand.Singapore-based Jadestone in November 2019 agreed to buy OMV's 69% operated interest in the Maari Project for $50 million…

Bursa Malaysia Wants Independent Review of Serba Dinamik's Deals after KPMG's Red Flags

Jun 24, 2021

Malaysian oil and gas service provider Serba Dinamik Holdings Bhd must appoint an independent reviewer to address issues raised by the company's external auditor, the national stock exchange said on Wednesday.In May, Serba said auditor KPMG…

Aker Solutions Manager Charged in Malaysia over False Documents

Jun 11, 2021

A Malaysian manager of Norway's largest oil services provider Aker Solutions was charged on Friday over allegations he submitted false documents in dealings with state-owned energy firm Petronas , according to a court charge-sheet.Ahmad Hatta Kamaruzzaman…

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