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Thursday, November 26, 2020

Rignet News

RigNet Settles Inmarsat Arbitration

RigNet, Inc. announced that it has reached a settlement with Inmarsat Global Limited that concludes the GX Arbitration pending before the International Center for Dispute Resolution. Pursuant to the settlement, RigNet will pay Inmarsat $45 million immediately, $5 million in the third quarter of 2019, and $750,000 in the third quarter of 2020.“We are glad to put this matter behind us. While we are disappointed in the panel’s Phase I findings that a take or pay obligation under our January 2014 agreement had commenced…

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Intellian Hires Senior Director of Americas Sales

Intellian Technologies, provider of stabilized maritime satellite antenna systems, has appointed Ken Champagne as its new Senior Director, Americas Sales. Champagne, who has more than 25 years of experience in delivering electronic technologies to the Energy sector, becomes Intellian Senior Director, Americas Sales, overseeing Intellian’s sales activities in the Americas. With a career path including offshore specialists Datacom, Stratos, CapRock, RigNet and Tampnet, Champagne will bring vital client liaison and sales support expertise in complex connectivity issues…

RigNet CFO to Step Down

RigNet, Inc. senior vice president and chief financial officer Marty Jimmerson has informed the company of his intention to step down from his position as CFO by the end of the year, the company announced. Jimmerson has indicated that he will remain to assist in the search for a new CFO and to assure an orderly transition. “I have tremendously enjoyed my over eight years as CFO at RigNet, from its private company days through its successful transition to a public company,” Jimmerson said. “The skills and experience I have gained are invaluable.

RigNet Names VP Global Operations, TSI

RigNet, Inc. announced that Keith Stewart has been promoted to the new position of Vice President – Global Operations, RigNet TSI, based in Aberdeen, Scotland. Stewart is responsible for managing RigNet’s technical resources assigned to Telecommunications Systems Integration (TSI) projects, and for leading RigNet’s related Technical Services and MetOcean businesses. Stewart previously served as RigNet TSI’s director, Projects & Quality. He has been with RigNet and a predecessor company (Nessco) since 2007.

RigNet Appoints Stewart as VP

RigNet, Inc. announced that Keith Stewart has been promoted to the new position of Vice President – Global Operations, RigNet TSI, based in Aberdeen, Scotland. Stewart is now responsible for managing RigNet’s technical resources assigned to Telecommunications Systems Integration (TSI) projects, and for leading RigNet’s related Technical Services and MetOcean businesses. Stewart previously served as RigNet TSI’s director, Projects & Quality. He has been with RigNet and a predecessor company (Nessco) since 2007.

RigNet Launches iDirect Australia Network

RigNet, provider of remote communications solutions to the oil and gas industry, has installed an iDirect Series 15100 Universal Satellite Hub in Adelaide, Australia. The installation will allow RigNet to extend its services to Australia and the Asia Pacific region. The business expansion will enable RigNet to tap into growing market segments, including onshore natural gas and oil exploration, energy, mining and maritime. iDirect is a provider of satellite-based IP communications technology.

Offshore Industry Media Service: RigNet & SnapTV Collaborate

RigNet, Inc., specialitsts in managed remote communications signs reseller agreement with Norwegian maritime & offshore  infotainment company SnapTV. "We are at a point in the oil and gas industry when media management systems, including those for crew welfare, are becoming more important," said Marcus D. Waters, global product manager for collaboration services at RigNet. "With SnapTV, we can provide robust and flexible media systems to our customers and enable immediate access to infotainment and media management solutions as a result of this agreement.

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RigNet Appoint Molly McGuirk US Region Manager

RigNet, Inc., provider of managed remote communications to the oil and gas industry, makes management appointments. The company appoint Molly McGuirk as Region Manager, United States,  & Mike Neugebauer as Director, Global Operations & QHSE. McGuirk, who has been serving as director – global operations & QHSE, will have profit-and-loss responsibility for RigNet's operations in the United States, both offshore and onshore, as well as for international operations in the Gulf of Mexico.

RigNet Make Executive Appointments

Morten Hagland Hansen appointed Vice President - Business Services, & Boyd Skelton as  Director – Products and Solutions. RigNet, Inc., a leading provider of managed remote communications solutions to the oil and gas industry made the new appointments and Mark Slaughter president and CEO of RigNet said: "I am delighted to be announcing these two leadership appointments; Morten Hansen has demonstrated success in several important roles over his long tenure at RigNet. Coming out of a planning role…

Nessco Appoints Phil Goodall

Nessco appointment keeps a weather eye on MetOcean opportunities. Nessco Group, a RigNet company (NASDAQ: RNET), has appointed Phil Goodall to grow the Company’s international offshore weather monitoring business. Mr Goodall, who takes up the position of business development manager for MetOcean, will oversee the globalisation of the company’s unique offering in meteorology and weather data systems. The MetOcean system gathers accurate weather information that is critical to aviation and marine operations in the oil and gas industry.

RigNet Gets Brazil Offshore Communications Contract

RigNet wins 6-year contract from major contractor for managed remote communications services on an ultra-deepwater drill rig. "It is a pleasure to bring the Brazilian oil and gas market high-quality, leading managed communications services," said Mauricio Rubinsztajn, RigNet's Brazil General Manager. Through VSAT technology solutions, RigNet is able to meet two priorities for the oil and gas community: high-performance and security. The demands on reliable offshore and onshore communication systems require dependable and efficient support around the clock.