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Petrofac CEO Asfari to Retire

Oct 12, 2020

Energy services giant Petrofac said Monday its CEO Ayman Asfari would retire as Group Chief Executive at the end of the year. Petrofac said Asfari would focus on his family, health, and charitable interests.Sami Iskander, former EVP Upstream Joint Ventures at Shell, will join as Deputy Chief Executive on November 1, 2020 and, following a short transition period, will assume the role of Group Chief Executive from January 1…

Ex-Lockheed Martin CEO Joins Chevron Board

Dec 03, 2020

Marillyn A. Hewson, until recently CEO of aerospace and defense firm Lockheed Martin, has been elected to Chevron’s board of directors, effective on January 1, 2021. She will serve on the Audit Committee of the Board.  Hewson, 66, is executive chairman of Lockheed Martin Corporation…

BP Swings Back to Small 3Q Profit

Oct 27, 2020

BP swung back to a small profit in the third quarter but warned the pace of recovery from the pandemic remains uncertain and continued to weigh on fuel demand and refining profits.The London-based company said that while fuel demand in Asia…

Shell to Cut Up to 9000 Jobs

Sep 30, 2020

Royal Dutch Shell announced on Wednesday plans to cut up to 9,000 jobs, or over 10% of its workforce, as part of a major overhaul to shift the oil and gas giant to low-carbon energy.Shell, which had 83,000 employees at the end of 2019, said…

Inpex, Chevron Cutting Jobs in Australia

Sep 18, 2020

Inpex Corp said on Friday it expects to shed jobs at its Ichthys liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Australia due to the slump in oil prices, but did not say how many would go.The cuts by Japan's biggest oil and gas company mark the latest…

ARO Drilling Names New CEO

Sep 04, 2020

ARO Drilling, a Saudi-focused offshore drilling joint venture between Valaris and Saudi Aramco, has appointed new CEO.The offshore drilling company said via social media that Derek Kent was named as its Chief Executive Officer. He succeeds Kelly McHenry…

Exxon Considering Global Job Cuts after Lay-Off Plan in Australia Revealed

Sep 02, 2020

Exxon Mobil Corp is assessing possible worldwide job cuts, a spokesman said on Wednesday, after the company announced a voluntary lay-off program in Australia.Exxon is the latest oil major to embark on axing jobs spurred by a historic collapse in fuel demand because of the coronavirus pandemic…

Dana Petroleum Names New CEO

Aug 31, 2020

Dana Petroleum, a North Sea-focused subsidiary of South Korea's KNOC, has appointed Jongwoo Kim as its new CEO.Kim joins Dana Petroleum from its parent company Korea National Oil Corporation.Jongwoo succeeds the previous CEO Yongwoo Kang who…

Oilfield Services Employment Diving to 10-Year Low

Aug 12, 2020

Oilfield services sector is set to reach the lowest total workforce count in over 10 years, as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, low oil prices, and cuts in spending by the oil companies.'The oil market turmoil brought on by Covid-19 has…

Ex-Unaoil manager Sentenced to Three Years in Prison over Iraq Bribery

Jul 31, 2020

A former manager of consultancy Unaoil was sentenced to three years in jail by a London court on Thursday – the second Unaoil executive to be jailed for bribing an Iraqi official to secure a $55 million oil deal after the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003…

Karoon Energy CEO Steps Down after 16 Years at Helm

Jul 29, 2020

Australian oil and gas company Karoon Energy has said that its founder and CEO Robert Hosking will step down after 16 years at the helm.The company, with oil and gas projects in Australia, Peru, and Brazil, said Wednesday that Hosking had informed…

LR Names Marine & Offshore President for SAMEA

Jul 28, 2020

LR has appointed Mike Holliday as Marine & Offshore president for South Asia, the Middle East, and Africa (SAMEA).In his new role, Holliday will lead LR’s Marine and Offshore operations across SAMEA, primarily based in Singapore, and be responsible…

McDermott Names Senior VP for EMEA Region

Jul 15, 2020

Engineering and construction company McDermott International Ltd. has appointed Tareq Kawash as Senior Vice President for its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.Kawash was formerly the Senior Vice President for the Europe, Africa, Russia and Caspian (EARC) region…

Australia's Oil Search Slashes Workforce by 34%

Jul 01, 2020

Australia's Oil Search on Wednesday said it has reduced its total workforce by around 34% under its cost restructuring review to cushion the blow from subdued oil prices as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.The Papua New Guinea-focused oil…

AqualisBraemar Names South East Asia Head

Jul 01, 2020

Marine and offshore consultancy AqualisBraemar has appointed John Harris as its new regional managing director of the South East Asia region.Harris will oversee the company’s operations in South East Asia (SEA), including its offices in Indonesia…

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