OIL service company Baker Hughes revealed some organisational changes yesterday, including a promotion for former Wood Group, Shell UK and WellDynamics employee Derek Mathieson.
Mr Mathieson, who studied at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh and was formerly the chief executive of WellDynamics has been appointed as Baker Hughes’s products and technology president. He takes up the new role from May 4.
Mr Mathieson is already a vice-president of the Houston-based company.
Baker Hughes has also appointed Andy O’Donnell, the president of its Baker Petrolite subsidiary, as its new president for western hemisphere operations.
A new president for the eastern hemisphere is to be named at a later date.
International energy service giant Schlumberger said yesterday it had shed 5% of its workforce – more than 4,000 jobs – during this quarter and was likely to make cuts of a similar size in the coming months.
The Houston-based group revealed earlier this year that it was looking at the most effective ways of managing resources throughout its operations.
A UK spokeswoman said at the time it was too early to say if jobs would go in the Aberdeen area, where Schlumberger employs more than 2,000 people out of global workforce of 87,000 across about 80 countries.