People on the move

June 23, 2023
This weekly update provides the latest in senior appointments, promotions, retirements and more across the offshore energy industry.

Offshore staff

HOUSTON — Alfred Stern has been reappointed CEO of OMV.

Bosch Rexroth North America's President and CEO Gregory Gumbs will leave the company July 1. In the interim, Reinhard Schaefer, current executive board member, will join the North American board to support the transition and identify the company’s next regional CEO.

Talos Energy Inc. has appointed Sergio Maiworm Jr. as the company's CFO and senior vice president, effective July 1, replacing Shannon "Shane" Young III, who has accepted a similar role with a large independent E&P company. Read more. 

Venterra Group Plc, the offshore wind energy services business recently formed in 2021, has appointed Philippe Kavafyan CEO. He joins the group in mid-September and, following a short transition, becomes CEO, effective Oct. 16. Read more. 

Energy software company FutureOn has appointed Stig Wølstad-Knudsen CEO. FutureOn has further positioned itself for international growth with the appointment of Rodrigo Ferraz to the newly created role of head of market development, Latin America. Read more. 

W&T Offshore has named Sameer Parasnis executive vice president and CFO, effective July 3.

Audubon Engineering Company has appointed Jeff Gernon the first chief commercial officer of Audubon.

APA Corp. has named Scott Grandt senior vice president, corporate development.

Energy training company 3t Energy Group has named Dominic Zanre senior solutions manager.

CRC Evans, a provider of welding and coating services and technologies, has appointed Duncan Holland corporate development director.  

Downhole technology specialist DTI has strengthened its management team with the appointment of Matthew Gray as a new global business development manager for energy transition technologies.

Steve Feng has joined BIRNS Inc. as financial controller, where he will lead the accounting team and oversee the firm’s finances and operational accounting, and as part of the corporate management and leadership team will be responsible for developing the annual budget and financial forecasts, and for ensuring the fiscal welfare of the company. BIRNS is a designer and manufacturer of lighting and connector systems for deep ocean, marine, military and nuclear power applications.

Law firm Shoosmiths has made changes to its energy and infrastructure team with the addition of two new London-based partners. Chris Pritchett, who previously led the energy practice at Foot Anstey, and Levent Gurdenli, who was a partner at Weightmans, have joined the multi-disciplinary practice.

Aberdeen Drilling School has appointed two senior directors, Graeme Eglintine and Petru Cioban.

Offshore Energies UK (OEUK) has appointed three major business leaders to its board: Jillian Owen, Abdou Beloucif and Sayma Cox.

The OEG Offshore group has appointed David Currie non-executive chairman.

Company news

Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI) unveiled its new brand and name, Climate Investment (CI), alongside a new website. The new brand, the company says, reflects the firm's role as an established, independently managed, specialist decarbonization investor across multiple industry sectors. CI was founded by members of the OGCI. 

New company Asset ONE launched June 12 to support global safety critical operations in the energy, industrial and maritime industries. The newly established technical asset management consultancy, with headquarters at Neo Space in Aberdeen and a regional office in Dubai, has been formed to help organizations. – a ‘critical friend’ service for asset operators.

Aberdeen Drilling School, the global training and consultancy company, has acquired IAS International to enhance its training and competency management portfolio for the Middle East market. 

C-Innovation (C-I) has expanded its remote survey operations to Houma, Louisiana. C-I recently purchased a facility in Houma to support and expand its remote survey operations. This facility will be an addition to the current remote survey operations at its Mandeville, Louisiana, facility.

OEG Renewables, the newly established offshore wind focused division of the wider OEG Offshore Group has acquired 23 Degrees Renewables.

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