Category Archives: People


Sanders Wants Nationwide Fracking Ban

April 13, 2016

Saying it’s a danger to the air and water supply, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders upped his rhetoric on hydraulic fracturing Monday by calling for a nationwide ban on fracking. In a statement to the press, Sanders – running against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the Democrat’s nomination for the 2016 U.S. presidential election… Continue Reading »


DeepOcean Expands Its DeepOcean

April 2, 2016

DeepOcean has elected Philippe Barril as non-executive director to serve on its board of directors. Philippe Barril is currently the chief operating officer of SBM Offshore. He has more than 25 years of experience in the oil and gas contracting and service sectors. He started his career at Bouygues Offshore for 12 years as an engineer, moving… Continue Reading »


Ecuador Oil Minister to Visit Colombia, Mexico to Push Output Talks

March 30, 2016

Ecuador’s oil minister said on Monday he will travel to Colombia and Mexico this week to discuss a proposed meeting between Latin American oil producers to unify the region in backing an output freeze or other measures to bolster prices. The gathering between Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Venezuela was originally expected at the start of… Continue Reading »


Osborne Supports Oil, Gas Industry with Tax Cuts

March 17, 2016

UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has announced significant tax cuts to help “one of the most important and valued industries” in the country in his Budget speech Wednesday. The measures include halving the Supplementary Charge on oil and gas and the effective scrapping of Petroleum Revenue Tax. “The oil and gas industry employs… Continue Reading »


Executive VP Commercial and Technology Leaves HMC

March 12, 2016

Heerema Marine Contractors’ (HMC) executive vice president responsible for commercial and technology, Leon Harland, has informed the board of HMC of his decision to leave the company. Leon Harland will leave HMC to pursue his career outside the company. Jan-Pieter Klaver, CEO, takes over all his responsibilities as of March 09, 2016. As HMC informed, Leon will be… Continue Reading »


AAE Makes Structure and Leadership Changes

March 9, 2016

Applied Acoustic Engineering (AAE) has announced changes to the structure and leadership of the company. The most significant development sees the establishment of a group of companies, operating under the guidance of AAE Technologies (AAET). With AAET at the helm, the trading group is comprised of three separate companies – Applied Acoustic Engineering, Ensign Subsea… Continue Reading »


Fracking Pioneer Aubrey McClendon Accused Of Rigging Shale Bids

March 3, 2016

Aubrey McClendon has been called a pioneer and a natural gas evangelist. Now he might just be the architect of his own destruction. Three years after being forced out of  Chesapeake Energy Corp., the natural gas company he co-founded, the 56-year-old is facing allegations he worked with an unidentified competitor to keep the price of… Continue Reading »


Sources: Putin Summons Top Russian Oilmen on Tuesday

March 2, 2016

President Vladimir Putin has called for a meeting with top managers of Russia’s leading oil producers on Tuesday, which is expected to be dominated by low oil prices and taxation, industry sources said on Monday. The Vedomosti business daily cited a government source as saying that while there was no solid agenda for the meeting,… Continue Reading »


Final BP Spill Defendant Cleared Of US Pollution Charge

February 29, 2016

A former BP manager charged with violating U.S. pollution law over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill was cleared by a New Orleans jury, thwarting federal prosecutors’ last chance to jail someone over the disaster. Robert Kaluza, a well-site manager who wasn’t on duty at the time it exploded, was the last defendant remaining… Continue Reading »


Seatronics Welcomes New Vice President, USA Region

February 18, 2016

Seatronics, an Acteon company, has appointed Janelle Pence as vice president for the USA region. Pence will be responsible for managing and developing Seatronics’ business with a particular focus on developing long-term partnerships with the remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and survey community in the Gulf of Mexico, the company said. Pence has more than 14 years… Continue Reading »

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