Business Briefs

Dec. 11, 2023
The latest company news and personnel moves from the offshore industry.

Editor's note: This Business Briefs section first appeared in the November/December 2023 issue of Offshore magazine. Click here to view the full issue.


Prosafe has welcomed Terje Askvig as CEO.

Delmar Systems has named John​​​​ Shelton, P.E. its new CEO. He previously served as the company's COO from July 2021 to August 2023. 

Serica Energy Plc CFO Andy Bell has informed the board of his intention to step down from his role in 2024. He has held the role since September 2004. Bell will be replaced by Martin Copeland in the new year.

By mutual agreement, two members of executive management are stepping down and leaving Ørsted with immediate effect: CFO Daniel Lerup and COO Richard Hunter. And Rasmus Errboe will serve as interim CFO and member of the executive board. While Errboe serves as interim CFO, Olivia Breese will act as CEO of Region Europe while continuing in her current role as senior vice president and head of Power-to-X. Andrew Brown, member of Ørsted’s board of directors, has been appointed interim COO and member of the group executive team, expectedly until March 1, 2024.

John Wood Group Plc has appointed Arvind Balan CFO and executive director, effective April 15, 2024.

Oceaneering International Inc. has promoted Catherine E. Dunn to vice president and chief accounting officer, effective Dec. 1. Dunn joined Oceaneering in June 2002 and has served as corporate controller since January 2012.

Dolphin Drilling has named Jon Oliver Bryce chief strategy officer.

Dominion Energy has promoted Steven Ridge from senior vice president (SVP) and CFO to executive vice president (EVP) and CFO. The company also promoted Corynne Arnett from SVP-Regulatory and Customer Experience to EVP-Regulatory and Customer Experience. These changes become effective Jan. 1, 2024. In addition, Ronald W. Jibson and Michael E. Szymanczyk will retire from the company's board of directors.

Engineering and design consultancy Gavin & Doherty Geosolutions, a Venterra Group company, has appointed Jean-Phillipe Touzanne to lead its floating offshore wind activities. 

Crowley has named Christy Guthman vice president of business development for its Wind Services business.

Jamie Presly has started a new position as sustainability manager at Ocean Installer.

James MacLachlan has joined Coretrax as Western Hemisphere operations manager, while Cherish Sims has been promoted to Western Hemisphere sales manager. 

RAM Tubulars has promoted Mark Kerr and Liam Stewart to sales director and operations director, respectively.

Subsea cable manufacturer XLCC has appointed Paul Dickson development director following the planning approval of its Hunterston facility earlier this year.

Well-Safe Solutions has selected Alexa Duncan as the company’s first energy transition manager.

Rune Christian Godejord has taken up the role of Proserv's general manager (GM) in Stavanger, and Trevor Ogilvie has taken on the responsibility of GM in Doha. 

Noble Corp. Plc has appointed H. Keith Jennings to serve as a director and as the chair of the audit committee.

Company News

The Business Network for Offshore Wind has changed its name to Oceantic Network

Chevron Corp. entered into a definitive agreement on Oct. 23 with Hess Corp. to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Hess in an all-stock transaction valued at $53 billion.

ABL has opened an office at Batam in Indonesia to support the offshore and maritime operations that take place on and off the island.

Craig International has opened its 10th global base and its first in Australia. The procurement specialist has invested in a new office in Perth.

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