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The BHP board has electedKen MacKenzie to succeed Jac Nasser as chairman. He will assume the role effective Sept. 1, 2017, following Nasser’s retirement as both chairman and a non-executive director.

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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has namedScott A. Angelle as the new director of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement.

Jon Erik Reinhardsen has retired as president and CEO of Petroleum Geo-Services ASA.

The Nautical Institute has appointed CaptainJohn Lloyd as CEO.

The combined executive team of Baker Hughes, a GE company will be:Lorenzo Simonelli, president and CEO; Maria Claudia Borras, president and CEO, Oilfield Services; Belgacem Chariag, chief global operations officer; Rod Christie, president and CEO, Turbomachinery & Process Solutions; Harry Elsinga, chief human resources officer; Jennifer Hartsock, chief information officer; Matthias Heilmann, president and CEO, Digital Solutions; Jack Hinton, chief health, safety and environment officer; Nicola Jannis, chief business development officer; Derek Mathieson, chief marketing and technology officer; Jody Markopoulos, chief engineering and supply chain officer; Will Marsh, chief legal officer; Neil Saunders, president and CEO, Oilfield Equipment; Uwem Ukpong, chief integration officer; and Brian Worrell, CFO.

FairfieldNodal President and CEOCharles Davisonhas been elected to the 2017-2018 IAGC board of directors.

The International Marine Contractors Association has electedHarke Jan Meek as president and chairman of the board and Iain Grainger as vice president.

Christopher Weber has joined Halliburton as executive vice president and CFO.

ProfessorEric Mackay of Heriot-Watt University’s Institute of Petroleum Engineering has been awarded the 2017 North Sea Regional Award for Productions and Operations from the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Mackay was nominated for his contribution to bringing together the areas of reservoir simulation and oilfield chemistry. As a PI in the Flow Assurance and Scale Team at Heriot-Watt he oversaw research into a range of oilfield production chemistry issues such as mineral scale deposition and its prevention. He has been examining the detailed differences between the full chemistry of the injected, in situ and produced brines including the brine/rock geochemical interactions, applying innovative methods to production and operations in this technology area.

ProfessorSebastian Geiger, Director of the Institute of Petroleum Engineering and Foundation CMG Chair at Heriot-Watt University, has been awarded the 2017 Alfred Wegener Award by the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers.

Andrew Richards has joined Safety and Survival Systems International Ltd. (3Si) as CEO.

Jan-Pieter Klaverhas stepped down as CEO of Heerema Marine Contractors. Saskia Rijtemahas joined the company as COO.

Flow-Cal PresidentMichael Squyres has been appointed to serve as the president of the board of directors for the 2017 American School of Gas Measurement Technology.

Echo Energy has namedFiona MacAulay as CEO. She was previously COO of Rockhopper Exploration.

Atkins has appointedChris Sherertz as director of business development in its Energy Americas oil and gas business.

Global Maritime has appointedMei Ling Chan as regional finance manager for Asia/Pacific and Leong Weng Yoon as HSEQ manager for Asia/Pacific.

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Offshore Technical Compliance has appointedDavid McCubbin as COO and Dan Phelps as director - compliance inspection services.

Andrew Cuniah has joined the Energy Industries Council board of directors.

EM&I has hiredPat Lawless as deputy CEO and COO; Mario Paris as regional general manager for South America, based in Macaé, Brazil, Mark Wilson as regional general for North America, based in Houston; Francis Lacey as regional general Africa, based in Cape Town; Ray Caldwell as chief engineer based in Aberdeen; Robbie Scott-Bowden as key account director for the SBM contract; Stephen Blair as key account manager for the BHP Billiton contract in Perth; Chris Williams as manager QHSE; and Peter Gresty as equipment and training manager.

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Tendeka has appointedJim Nixon as chairman and non-executive director and Bill Wright as vice chairman and non-executive director.

Wärtsilä has hiredSelina Heiska as vice president, Digital Transformation; Mikko Tepponen as vice president, Digital Portfolio Management; Toby White as vice president, Digital Engineering; Andrew Ross as director, Cyber Assurance; Kim Eklund as director, Cyber-as-a-Service; Andrea Morgante as head of digital in Marine Solutions; and Saku Mäihäniemi as head of digital in Services.

Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc. has namedErik Staffeldt as senior vice president and CFO and Tony Tripodo as executive vice president and senior advisor.

Richard Adam has joined the BMT board as a non-executive director.

RAMCO has recruitedJason Hughes as Australia general manager.

Oxford Flow has hiredNeil Poxon to develop the company’s focus on oil and gas markets.

Pipetech has appointedEric Doyle as managing director and Alan Brunnen as non-executive director.

Wood Group has namedDean Harwood as president of strategy and development for the Western region, with responsibility for strategy, mergers and acquisitions, business development, marketing and proposals.

Restrata has appointedCraig Menzies to head up its UK emergency response and crisis management business.

Jenny Ng has joined Airpac Bukom Oilfield Services as general manager for Southeast Asia.

Emma Cruickshank has joined Westwood Global Energy Group as head of research, northwest Europe.

Borets has namedWilliam P. Faubel as senior vice president-business development & sales of Borets U.S.

NDT Global has hiredAogan O’hAolain as CFO and Diarmuid Leahy as chief people officer.

FLIR Systems Inc. has appointedJames J. Cannon as president and CEO. He succeeds Andy Teich, who has retired after 33 years of service.

Ikon Science has hiredPieter Gabriels as business development manager for Australasia, Mehdi Belrhalia as business manager for Middle East and India, and Fareed Mushtaq as business development manager for Asia/Pacific.

Materia Inc. has appointedNeal Gilmore as vice president, operations, and Wesleyne Greer as senior manager, sales. Both are based in the company’s Huntsville, Texas, manufacturing facility.

Subsea Tieback Forum & Exhibition

1707offbb P01Sitting from left to right: Conference Director David Paganie, PennWell; Mark Zitterich, Hess Corporation; Antonio Critsinelis, Chevron Energy Techology Co; Gene Raborn, TechnipFMC; Advisory Board Chairman Christopher Curran, CJC Consulting Group/BP Retired; Chuck Horn, NonoRidge Materials; Bruce Crager, Endeavor Management; Paul Beer, Clyde Deepwater Consulting; Randy Seehausen, INTECSEA
Not pictured: Ian Ramsay, Murphy E&P; Chris Egan, TechnipFMC; Kazu Kochi, Petrobras America">
2017 Subsea Tieback Forum Advisory Board

Standing from left to right: Steve Frantz, Talos Energy; Jay Hursh, Aker Solutions; Mason Wu, DMAR Engineering; Jon Sonka, ExxonMobil; Eric Stutes, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation; Pete Stracke, Statoil; Bob Carter, Vaela Resources; Mike Ellis, Oceaneering International; John Smiley, Shell International E&P; John Fitzgerald, Universal Subsea; Karl Schnakenburg, BHP Billiton; George Zener, BP; Mark Carter, OneSubsea; Jim Macklin, InterMoor; Eric Hevle, Ecopetrol America; Bobby Voss, GE

Sitting from left to right: Conference Director David Paganie, PennWell; Mark Zitterich, Hess Corporation; Antonio Critsinelis, Chevron Energy Techology Co; Gene Raborn, TechnipFMC; Advisory Board Chairman Christopher Curran, CJC Consulting Group/BP Retired; Chuck Horn, NonoRidge Materials; Bruce Crager, Endeavor Management; Paul Beer, Clyde Deepwater Consulting; Randy Seehausen, INTECSEA

Not pictured: Ian Ramsay, Murphy E&P; Chris Egan, TechnipFMC; Kazu Kochi, Petrobras America

The 17th annual Subsea Tieback Forum & Exhibition attracted more than 1,700 attendees and 126 exhibitors. The event took place March 21-23, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas, at the newly renovated Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. “Meeting the Challenges” was the 2017 event theme.

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Advisory Board Chairman Christopher Curran, CJC Consulting Group/BP Retired with best presenter award winner Mark Farrow of LLOG Exploration.

Mark Farrow, Offshore Construction Manager, LLOG Exploration, won the best presenter award for his presentation, “Subsea Tiebacks in the GoM - A Private Independents Perspective.”

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Advisory Board Chairman Christopher Curran with best presentation award winner Zachary Greenawalt of BP.

Zachary Greenawalt, Subsea Engineer; BP, and presenter of “Thunder Horse Look Back - 9 Year History” received the best presentation award. Victor Hutabarat, Sr. Subcontract Coordinator, Heerema Marine Contractors, was the winner of the $500 American Express gift card. The event is scheduled for March 13-15, 2018 in Galveston, Texas, at the Moody Gardens Hotel & Convention Center, hosted by Anadarko Petroleum Corp.

Company News

Wood Group’s recommended all-share offer for Amec Foster Wheeler has received shareholder approval from both companies. The deal remains subject to relevant clearances from competition authorities in certain countries where both companies operate. The transaction is expected to be completed in 4Q 2017.

Stress Engineering Services Inc. has teamed up with DeepMar Consulting to expand its existing upstream service offerings. The integrated team will work alongside clients to increase assurance of successful projects in regards to health, safety and environment, reliability, and efficiency. The partnership is focused on providing “end-to-end” solutions that address the entire life of field across all disciplines: drilling/completion, production/asset, and various intervention solutions.

Kuwait Oil Co.has awarded Petrofac a five-year contract worth more than $35 million to provide specialist technical training and competency development services. Work will be performed in Kuwait by the Training Services team, part of Petrofac’s Engineering & Production Services division. Petrofac will support KOC in reviewing and updating its competency systems and will develop and deliver technical training programs to improve the capability of its operations and maintenance personnel.

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Leonardo AW189 helicopter.

Era Group Inc. has placed into service two Leonardo AW189 helicopters in Brazil with Aeroleo Taxi Aero, an Era Group company. The company says that the AW189 meets the latest international safety requirements and benefits from an industry-leading 50-minute “run-dry” capability on the main gearbox, exceeding current certification standards and offering safety and reliability for long range offshore operations.

Statoil UK has awarded Augean North Sea Services a five-year waste management contract, with extension options. This covers all wastes from UK North Sea drilling, hook-up, and production operations (mainly the Mariner field development in the East Shetland basin).

TheNational Ocean Industries Association has awarded the 2017 Safety-in-Seas Safety Practice Award to Frank’s International for its Jet String Elevator, a new lifting device that can render deepwater large-diameter pipe handling procedures while improving the overall safety and efficiency of offshore drilling.

1CSI (1 Consulting Subsea Integrity) has marked the launch of its business with a move into premises at the James Gregory Centre in the Aberdeen Innovation Park, Bridge of Don.

Dassault Systè;mes has acquired AITAC BV, a Dutch company specialized in marine and offshore engineering software. Dassault Systè;mes will fully integrate the Smart Drawings application into its “Designed for Sea” and “Optimized Production for Sea” industry solution experiences based on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, used by companies for the design, validation, and manufacturing planning of marine and offshore projects. As part of the deal, the company also acquires 40% of AITAC’s marine and offshore engineering office in Croatia, AITAC d.o.o., a provider of naval architecture and engineering services to major shipbuilders.

Rubicon Oilfield Internationalhas acquired the assets and operating business of World Oil Tools Inc.

Sparrows Group has appointed crane service and maintenance provider, Ginemex, as its authorized service center in Mexico. The partnership will support Sparrows in meeting the requirements of its existing contract with state-oil company PEMEX for servicing and parts provision for more than 60 offshore cranes.

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