People on the move

Aug. 18, 2023
This weekly update provides the latest in senior appointments, promotions, retirements and more across the offshore energy industry.

Offshore staff 

HOUSTON — Beach Energy Ltd. has appointed Brett Woods managing director and CEO, effective Feb. 21, 2024, or such other date as mutually agreed. In the intervening period, current non-executive director Bruce Clement has been appointed interim CEO and will continue as an executive director. Read more. 

Occidental Petroleum has named company veteran Sunil Mathew its new CFO. The appointment replaces Rob Peterson, who would now lead the company's chemical division. Peterson, who was the CFO since 2020, would transition into the role of executive vice president of essential chemistry at Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem), a wholly owned subsidiary. 

Abdul Hameed A. Al Dughaither has been appointed Aramco's business line executive vice president of exploration, petroleum engineering and drilling, and Abdulkarim A. Al Ghamdi has been appointed Aramco's business line executive vice president of gas. Both positions report to the upstream president. 

Jōb Industrial Services has named Randy Nelson vice president of operations.

HydraWell has welcomed Stein Ivar Haukelid as technical business development manager. He now plays a role within tech development, sales and operations.

Global Underwater Hub, the trade and development body representing the UK's underwater industry, has announced two appointments: Andy Williamson and Ricci Boston. Williamson has been appointed as business development director and regional manager for the South of England. Boston takes on the role of regional manager for the North of England and will be based in GUH's new Newcastle office, once opened.

IMCA has welcomed two new members to the Secretariat. Roger Moore has joined as technical adviser, remote systems, ROV and offshore survey, and Romina Nicolaides has joined as communications and marketing specialist.

Ashtead Technology has appointed Christine Cochrane HR director.

Twin Brothers Marine has named Wilson Ferguson III director of human resources. 



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