Marine equipment specialist Motive Offshore has unveiled its plans for its company restructure and worldwide growth, following a multi-million pound investment last year. Headquartered at its 30-acre site near Banff in Aberdeenshire, Motive Offshore has been restructured as Motive Offshore Group, comprising of two key operating companies Motive Engineering and Motive Rentals, allowing the company to strengthen its offerings for clients in the UK and internationally. Motive Offshore Group chief executive James Gregg said: "The company restructure marks a pivotal time for the business as it continues to expand with an increasing portfolio of clients and workforce.
Harkand has strengthened its inspection division by appointing a new inspection manager in their Aberdeen office. Andrew Inglis, who was appointed today, brings more than 15 years experience in delivering subsea inspection services in the North Sea region to the role, and has previously held inspection management roles at Subsea 7 and Bibby Offshore Ltd.
DOF Subsea S&P UK has secured a contract extension with Heerma Marine Contractors. The contract will cover global provision of survey and positioning services on board Heerma Marine Contractor's vessels, including the Hermod, Balder, Thialf, Aegir, support vessels and anchor handlers.
Statoil has signed a contract with Allseas for the installation of three platform topsides in the Johan Sverdrup field. The topsides will be installed for the drilling, processing and living quarter platforms. The drilling platform topsides will be installed in 2018, and the processing and living quarter topsides will follow in 2019.
A PetroMaroc director has resigned from the company's board. Yogeshwar Sharma decided to step down from the role due to other commitments and time constraints.
More than 100 young students have already joined a new graduate programme set up by Total. As part of the Total Young Graduate Programme, which was founded in April 2014, young graduates from more than 40 countries in Africa and the Middle East will be given the opportunity to discover working life through hands-on experience over an 18-month period.
A map of the world has been created to help keep oil and gas companies updated on regions that pose the most risks to their staff. International SOS has released its Health Risk Map 2015, which helps oil companies, non governmental organisations, educational institutions and governments understand health threats around the world. For Aberdeen-based oil companies in particular, it helps employers ensure that their staff are safe ahead of overseas assignments.
Wood Group Kenny (WGK) has appointed a North Sea regional director with 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry as their new chief executive. WGK's new chief executive, Bob MacDonald, succeeds Steve Wayman who has now become the company's new head of strategy and development. He is replacing Ali Green who will step down from his current role but will continue to provide support to the team as he transitions out of the business in 2015.