Meg O’Neill, a leading candidate for the top job at Australia’s Woodside Petroleum, will act as interim chief executive from 20 April as current boss, Peter Coleman, steps down from the board on 19 April.
Borr Drilling has appointed Patrick Schorn as its new chief executive officer, succeeding Svend Anton Maier who will remain with the company as a special adviser.
Equinor has appointed insider Anders Opedal as its new CEO, replacing Eldar Saetre who is to retire after 40 years in the Norwegian energy company.
The boss of Danish offshore wind giant Orsted has announced he will resign from his post.
Weatherford International’s chief executive has resigned just days before the struggling oil-field services company’s annual meeting and amid a debt crisis that could lead to a second bankruptcy filing in less than a year.
Specialist drilling waste management company TWMA, of Aberdeen, unveiled a new chief executive yesterday.
Bellatrix Exploration said its chief executive has taken a leave of absence to focus on a personal medical situation.
Tethys Petroleum said it has appointed an interim chief executive until two new members join its existing thee person board of directors.
The chief executive of Bahamas Petroleum is to take a 90% deferral on his pay as the company looks to invest in a new exploration well.
Range Resources said its chief executive has handed in his resignation notice. Yan Liu will step also down from his role as the company’s Trinidad general manager.
Amec Foster Wheeler today confirmed that Samir Brikho had stepped down as chief executive.
Robin Watson will officially assume the chief executive role for Wood Group tomorrow.
Eos Petro has strengthened its team with the appointment of a new chief executive. The company has appointed Alan Gaines to the role with more than 30 years’ experience in energy investment.
The chief executive of ConocoPhillips said he expects oil prices to recover next year as investment in new oil output facilities falter. Ryan Lance made the comments as he spoke to journalists in Doha at the International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC) in Doha.
Warren Resources has strengthened its team with the appointment of a new chief executive. The company said James Watt will take up the position while Lance Peterson, who had acted in the role in the interim period, will return to his role as a director.
AWE Limited’s chief executive will step down next year after more than five years in the top job with the company. The firm said a new search has already begun to find Bruce Clement’s successor to the role. Chairman of the firm Bruce Phillips paid tribute to Clement for his leadership in “reshaping” the company into a more “diversified oil and gas producer”.
The chief executive of Asco said a period of $50 oil could be a “very good” thing for the North Sea as companies will be forced to work more collaboratively and reduce cost. Alan Brown, who took the top job at the international oilfield support services firm last year, said the lifespan of the North Sea would be “much shorter” unless there was greater efficiency amongst operators and the supply chain. He said the industry must be prepared for the year-long dip in price per barrel to be the “new normal”.
Oceaneering International said there will be changes to its leadership team. The company said Marvin Migura will no longer remain as executive vice president of the company but will still maintain his role as senior vice president. Migura joined Oceaneering in 1995 as chief financial officer and was appointed to executive vice president four years ago.
Wood Group has revealed Robin Watson will take the reins of the company after Bob Keiller retires at the end of the year.
ProSep has made a number of changes to its senior team as it looks to strengthen its position amid the oil price decline. The company said Patrick McCarthy, who joined the board of directors one year ago, will become the chief executive. Former boss Neil Poxon will remain with ProSep to oversee the transition until the end of this year.
Elementis Plc has named Paul Waterman, the global chief executive of BP Lubricants, as its chief executive-designate.
Shares in Tullow Oil closed 9.6% higher last night after the London-listed firm said that its credit facilities remain unchanged following an asset assessment. The company said that it demonstrates the continued support of its lending banks during this period of low oil prices.
Bob Keiller sends a message on Core Values to Wood Group employees every week. The note below is taken from a message he sent to employees a few weeks ago. Remember the '80s US rock band Van Halen? Ever heard of a clause buried deep in their lengthy touring contract? It stated something like “there should be no brown M&Ms backstage…if found, the band has the right to cancel the concert at full pay without warning.”
Akastor ASA has appointed a new chief executive.
Jacobs Engineering Group has strengthened its senior team after picking a new chief executive. The company has named Steven Demetriou as head of the company, and he will also be elected to the board. He brings more than 30 years’ experience in global business leadership and most recently served as chief executive of Aleris Corporation.