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China Considering New Tariffs on 128 US Products

China's commerce ministry said on Friday that it may impose additional tariffs on up to $3 billion of U.S. imports in response to U.S. tariffs on Chinese steel and aluminum products. The ministry said it was considering implementing measures in two stages: first, a 15 percent tariff on 120 products including steel pipes, dried fruit and wine, and later, a 25 percent tariff on pork and recycled aluminum. Below is a list of 128 U.S. 83  22043000  Grape juice other than that of heading item No.

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ADNOC Signs Major Offshore Concession Agreements with Total

The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has signed agreements with Total of France, awarding them stakes in two of Abu Dhabi’s new offshore concessions. Under the terms of the agreements, Total has been awarded a 20% interest in the Umm Shaif and Nasr concession and a 5% interest in the Lower Zakum concession. Total is ADNOC’s largest and one of its longest international partners, active in Abu Dhabi’s oil and gas sector since 1939. Today, the French super-major collaborates with ADNOC across the value chain…

Ann Rooney Photo Forth Ports

Rooney Appointed Business Development Manager, Forth Port

Forth Ports, the UK’s third largest ports group, has appointed Ann Rooney as its new Business Development Manager to focus on oil and gas support and decommissioning activity for Scotland. Ann is a senior executive experienced in business development and operational functions within the shipping, logistics and marine sector. She previously worked with DB Schenker for seven years in various roles and also with GAC Shipping Limited as project coordinator and ships agent. Ann, who has started with the business…

Prof. Ferdinand von Prondzynski, Principal of RGU

RGU Announces New Oil and Gas Institute

Robert Gordon University (RGU) in Aberdeen is establishing an International Institute for Oil and Gas, as part of the university’s strategy to build on its achievements in this sector and to develop its reputation as a global leader in oil and gas-related training and high value research directly relevant to the sector. RGU, in developing its new Oil and Gas Strategy, will invest £8 million over five years and will recruit leading experts with global standing in oil and gas to Aberdeen.

Carlos Arrietta (Photo: GAC)

GAC Names Arrieta O&G Director for S. America

GAC North America has signaled its strategic focus on the South American oil and gas sector with the appointment of Carlos Arrieta as Regional Commercial Director – Oil and Gas, responsible for developing its network of agents and general cargo throughout the region. Arrieta brings with him more than 40 years of industry experience to his new role. Prior to his latest appointment, he was Commercial Director, Oil and Gas for GAC North America – Logistics, after joining the Group in 2010 when it launched its oil and gas and logistics activities in the U.S.

Australia Oil & Gas Survey: Day 2

Australia must work harder to build local oil and gas talent, according to Industry Snapshot Poll. Delegates at the 2012 Australasian Oil and Gas Conference have warned that Australia needs to do more to grow its own oil and gas talent, according to a poll conducted by GL Noble Denton. Oil and gas professionals have called for Australia to do more to build local industry talent, as the country struggles with an increasing shortage of skilled professionals. According to a poll conducted yesterday at the Australasian Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition (AOG) in Perth…


Highest OTC Award for Petrobras

For the third time, Petrobras is set to receive the highest award that an oil company can be given, bestowed by the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) committee, based in Houston, USA. The OTC Distinguished Achievement Award for Companies, Organizations, and Institutions provides recognition for the set of technologies developed for oil and gas production in the pre-salt layer off the Brazilian coast, where the company achieved a new daily production record on December 21, 2014, extracting 713,000 barrels of oil. The awards ceremony will take place in May in Houston.

Richard Palmer, GL Noble Denton’s country manager for Australia.

Australia to be Largest Gas Exporter?

Oil and gas professionals tip Australia to become world’s largest gas exporter by 2030. Delegates at the 2012 Australasian Oil and Gas Conference forecast huge growth in Australia’s role in the energy markets, tipping the country to become the largest gas exporter by 2030, according to a poll conducted by GL Noble Denton. Australasian Oil and Gas Conference, Perth – 23 February 2012: Oil and gas industry professionals are confident in Australia’s ability to become the world’s…

Alexander Koryakin

Koryakin to Head Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy

Alexander Koryakin is appointed Director General of Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy. Alexander Koryakin was born in Chelyabinsk in 1968. He graduated from Perm Polytechnic Institute in 1992, majoring in Oil and Gas Field Development. Alexander Koryakin has an MBA degree. He has been employed at Gazprom for 22 years. Between 1992 and 1993 – oil and gas production operator of the 5th grade, oil and gas production foreman of the gas production operations and control service at the Nadymgazprom Production Association.

Ray McGlynn

BMT Names New Offshore O&G Sales Manager

BMT Group Ltd (BMT) has appointed Ray McGlynn as Sales Manager for Offshore Oil and Gas. McGlynn will be responsible for European and African regional sales support and assisting Louise Ledgard, Offshore Oil and Gas Business Development Lead in supporting the coordination of ocean engineering sales across the BMT Group. McGlynn has extensive experience within the oil and gas industry including marketing and sales activities, strategic planning and business development, as well as extensive project management skills; from initial tendering through to project completion, BMT said.  

Anatoly Sorokin

Sorokin heads Gazprom Gazobezopasnost

Anatoly Sorokin was appointed Director General of Gazprom Gazobezopasnost. Anatoly Sorokin was born in the Orenburg Region in 1960. He graduated from Kuibyshev Polytechnic Institute in 1983, majoring in Technology and Comprehensive Mechanization of Oil and Gas Developments. From 1983 to 1993 and from 1994 to 1998 he worked for the Kholmogorneft Oil and Gas Production Directorate of Noyabskneftegaz. He was in various positions from an oil and gas production technician to a Deputy Operations Head.

Joe Patterson, Thunderbird

Atlas Signs Agreement With Thunderbird

Atlas has announced a new partnership agreement with Thunderbird business school to become their first global partner in the UK. The Aberdeen-headquartered firm has joined forces with Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona, globally accredited by AACSB and NCA. This takes Atlas into a new area of Continuing Professional Development with a reputable business school that is well immersed within the global energy sector. Atlas is currently experiencing an unprecedented period of international growth as the demand increases for an effective means of learning and training…

Pekka Paasivaara, a member of the GL Executive Board

Oil & Gas Firms: Key Role in Asia

International oil companies remain vital to the growth of Asian oil and gas industry. Asia still requires the injection of profit-driven innovation from international oil companies, sector leaders claim. Asia needs international oil companies to continue to play a large and essential role in the oil and gas industry’s research and development activity, despite the growth of national oil companies, a group of the region’s oil and gas industry leaders has stated. The comments were…

Kranzusch Appointed Product Manager, Atlas Copco

Ray Kranzusch has been appointed to the position of Product Manager, Oil and Gas Drills, for Atlas Copco Construction & Mining effective immediately. In his new role, Kranzusch will report directly to Scott Slater, Business Line Manager for Geotechnical Drilling and Exploration (GDE) and Atlas Copco Drilling Solutions – Oil and Gas. Most recently, Kranzusch served Atlas Copco’s Western Region in technical support for water well and oil and gas products. He brings 27 years’ experience working in the drilling industry to his new position.

O&G Sector Tarnishes Strong US Jobs Report

The U.S. oil and gas sector bled away more jobs last month as sustained low oil prices forced energy producers to reduce spending, suggesting that further pain may be ahead for the struggling industry. A roughly 50 percent drop in oil prices since June has pummeled the U.S. oil sector, prompting a quick drop in activity. The number of oil rigs active in the United States has fallen 40 percent since October. The mining sector of the workforce, which includes oil and gas workers…

Statoil Appoints Hutton

Peter Hutton has been appointed senior vice president CFO investor relations and will report to chief financial officer Torgrim Reitan. Hutton is currently director of oil and gas research in RBC Capital Markets London, and has broad international experience from the oil and gas industry. He has spent 12 years in the oil and gas industry and 16 years within the financial industry. Hutton holds a master of arts degree in modern history from the University of Oxford, UK and a diploma in international politics and the Middle East from Birkbeck College, UK.

Bill Vass CEO Liquid Robotics. (Photo: Liquid Robotics)

Liquid Robotics, Schlumberger Form Oil & Gas Joint Venture

Liquid Robotics, Inc. and Schlumberger announced the creation of Liquid Robotics Oil & Gas, a joint venture to develop services for the oil and gas industry using Wave Gliders, the world’s first wave-powered, autonomous marine vehicles. The joint venture will combine Liquid Robotics Wave Glider technology with Schlumberger oil and gas expertise and industry knowledge to integrate and deploy new solutions for customers worldwide. Liquid Robotics and Schlumberger have equal ownership of the joint venture.

Xodus Group CEO, Wim van der Zande

Xodus wins Subsurface Contract with Cairn Oil and Gas in India

Xodus Group won a contract with Cairn Oil and Gas of Vedanta Ltd. to conduct exploration and appraisal work on its Rajasthan block in north-west India over the next two years. The first stage of the work will focus on delivering new drilling prospects and an exploration drilling plan, in partnership with Cairn Oil and Gas’ in-house team. Subsequent stages, which will likely commence in 2018, will require project management of the drilling programme in the field as well as subsurface analysis of drilling results.

GL Noble Denton Appoints Dr Vicki Niesen

GL Noble Denton appoints Dr Vicki Niesen to lead Hydraulic and Flow Assurance Consulting Services for Americas Brings more than 25 years of industry leadership in flow assurance to GL Noble Denton's American operations alongside senior colleague, Dr Trent Brown. Houston/Texas, 26 April 2011 - GL Noble Denton, the global independent technical advisor to the oil and gas industry, has appointed Dr Vicki Niesen to lead its Hydraulic and Flow Assurance Consulting Services department in the Americas.

Oil and Gas Sectors to Drive Vocational Training

Education and training providers will meet with some of the world’s largest oil and gas companies at this year’s VTEC MENA Conference, held at Abu Dhabi Polytechnic from the 25th to 27th November. The Conference, which is run by Getenergy, provides an opportunity for representatives of the oil and gas industry to discuss the personnel and training challenges they face in ensuring the long-term viability of their companies. One of the main difficulties facing the industry is the lack of technically trained personnel available from within the region.

GranInvestimentos and Royal IHC Join Forces

Brazilian company GranInvestimentos and Dutch company Royal IHC are joining forces to deliver integrated life cycle solutions to customers in the oil and gas sector. Through this partnership, both companies are set to increase their operational and service activities, and expand their presence in Latin America. The association came into effect when IHC acquired a 50 percent share of GranEnergia – a subsidiary of GranInvestimentos that is active in the oil and gas market. The new partnership will be named GranIHC Services.

Pekka Paasivaara, Member of the GL Group Executive Board

GL Noble Denton Commissions Report on Outlook for Oil and Gas 2012

GL Noble Denton commissions new Economist Intelligence Unit report on the outlook for the oil and gas industry in 2012. GL Noble Denton, the independent technical advisor to the oil and gas industry, is calling upon sector professionals to contribute to what will be one of the most comprehensive sector outlook reports to date, a sequel to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s commended study: Deep water ahead? The outlook for the oil and gas industry in 2011, sponsored by GL Noble Denton earlier this year.

Pekka Paasivaara, Member of the GL Executive Board

Oil and Gas Professionals Upbeat About North Sea Ops

Oil and gas professionals are upbeat about the future of North Sea operations, Offshore Europe poll reveals. 57% of delegates at Offshore Europe expect investment in the North Sea oil and gas industry to increase in 2012, according to Economist Intelligence Unit research commissioned by GL Noble Denton. Offshore Europe, Aberdeen – 7 September, 2011: Oil and gas industry professionals are optimistic that there will be increased investment activity in the North Sea next year, according to a poll conducted yesterday at the Offshore Europe conference in Aberdeen.

New Skills Resource for the O&G Industry

A new resource developed to help people source accurate information about the UK oil and gas sector has been unveiled in Aberdeen. HM Government’s Industrial Strategy, launched in 2013 to deliver long-term plans to secure jobs and growth in the UK’s key economic sectors, highlighted the need for one centralized online portal to provide a more proactive and co-ordinated approach to providing relevant information on oil and gas skills. Following 12 months of research and development…

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CNPC Eyes Myanmar for LNG Terminal

China's biggest oil and gas company China National Petroleum Corp.(CNPC ) has expressed interested in  a terminal in Kyaukphyu in Myanmar  to receive imported Liquefied natural gas (LNG). China National Petroleum Corporation has proposed developing a terminal in Kyaukphyu to receive imported LNG, local media quoted an official from state-owned Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise. He said that companies from China, Korea, Japan, Norway, Singapore and Thailand have already proposed investment into LNG development projects in Myanmar, and feasibility studies have been completed.

Secretary Salazar Offshore Strategy

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced that, as part of a comprehensive strategy for strengthening the nation’s energy security and reducing America’s dependence on foreign oil, the Obama Administration will expand oil and gas development and exploration on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf, while protecting fisheries, tourism and places off U.S. coasts that are not appropriate for development. “By responsibly expanding conventional energy development and exploration here at home we can strengthen our energy security…