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Ørsted has appointed Neil O’Donovan CEO of onshore business and a member of the executive committee. O’Donovan previously served as interim CEO since early August.
bp has named Anja-Isabel Dotzenrath executive vice president of gas and low carbon energy, replacing current executive vice president Dev Sanyal. Dotzenrath previously served as CEO of RWE Renewables. Read more here.
Bracewell LLP has named Travis Counts partner. Counts most recently served as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary with Concho Resources. Read more here.
EnerMech Mechanical Services Inc. has appointed David Molloy general counsel and head of contracts.
Asset Guardian Solutions Ltd. has appointed Eve O’Hagan technical consultant and Suzanne Campbell marketing assistant.
Energy Workforce and Technology Council has named new members to its board of directors: Michael Reeves, Shawcor; Jack Renshaw, Basic Energy Services; Robert Drummond, NexTier Completions Solutions; Daniel Hindes, Pioneer Energy Services; Rod Larson, Oceaneering; Gay Wathen, NOV Inc.; Matt Armstrong, Baker Hughes; Chuck Chauviere, Baker Hughes; Pearl Chu, Schlumberger; Galen Cobb, Halliburton; Marshall Dodson, Key Energy Services; Mark Gjovig, GO Wireline; Matt Hooker, Ranger Energy Services; Michael Kearney, Frank’s International; Craig Lange, Caterpillar Inc.; Leroy Law, LL Industrial Transmission; Scott Livingston, NOV Completion & Production Solutions; Mark Reed, Mustang Cat; Tracie Reed, Silverstream Energy Solutions; Joyce Ryel, Fortis Energy Services; Laura Schilling, TechnipFMC; Andrew Way, Exterran; and Warren Zemlak, BJ Energy Solutions.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has inaugurated its offshore facility in Taichung, the company’s first offshore nacelle assembly facility outside of Europe. The piece of land developed in Taichung measures more than 30,000 sq m and is used for nacelle assembly, testing, warehousing, office buildings and outdoor storage. It will support Ørsted’s 900-MW Greater Changhua 1 and 2a offshore wind farms and will provide an option for future projects in Taiwan and in the rest of the region.
Oilfield Helping Hands has opened a Haynesville chapter to include East Texas and Northwest Louisiana, allowing more upstream oil industry employees to meet eligibility criteria for assistance. The chapter will be led by inaugural president Ashley Thomas and will serve 13 counties and parishes in Texas and 11 in Louisiana.
Tenaris has reopened its manufacturing facilities in Koppel and Ambridge, Pa. The Koppel steel mill completed its commissioning this summer following a yearlong investment of more than $15 million in upgrades. In Ambridge, the company’s seamless mill is rolling pipe following a restart of the facility in August. Tenaris expanded its teams at both facilities, and it is currently at about 300 with plans for additional hires in the coming months.
Shell New Energies US LLC has acquired Inspire Clean Energy, a technology-enabled clean energy company. As part of Shell, Inspire intends to accelerate its mission by scaling its offering of clean energy access to homes in the U.S. Moving forward, Inspire will be a wholly owned subsidiary of Shell and will retain its brand identity.
Occidental’s venture capital arm, Oxy Low Carbon Ventures, agreed to offtake and transport CO₂ from NextDecade’s planned Rio Grande LNG project and permanently sequester it in an underground geologic formation.
Several industry experts agree that the Russian move was directly targeted at the U.S. shale oil industry, which will bear the brunt of the price war.
Research firm Rystad Energy also predicts the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on global oil markets to worsen as world economies continue to lockdown.