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Oil and gas company news: 24 November 2014

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Eni and Skangass signed a small scale LNG (SSLNG) agreement in order to supply Skangass’ customer base in Scandinavia with LNG for two years starting in January 2015. Under the agreement, Eni will deliver to Skangass over 4.6 TWh of LNG which will be shipped by small/medium sized vessels from the Fluxys’ terminal in Zeebrugge, Belgium. The agreement further strengthens Eni’s gas marketing activity in Europe and its drive to develop the SSLNG market in the context of the new European regulatory framework regarding the targets on emissions’ reduction.

Eni is actively promoting the SSLNG business and during the first 10 months of 2014 Eni has already supplied over 0.3 TWh of SSLNG to trucks for industrial and mobility uses across Europe.


Stephen D. Pryor, president, ExxonMobil Chemical Company and vice president of ExxonMobil Corporation, has elected to retire on January 1 2015, after more than 44 years of service. It is anticipated that the board of directors of ExxonMobil Corporation will appoint Neil A. Chapman as president of ExxonMobil Chemical Company and elect him a vice president of the corporation, effective January 1 2015. Chapman is currently senior vice president, Polymers, ExxonMobil Chemical Company.

Pryor, 64, joined Mobil Corporation in 19971 and has held a number of financial and managerial positions in the US, Cyprus, the UK and New Zealand.


Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. has announced the retirement of Craig L. Martin as President and CEO and a member of the Board of Directors, effective on December 26, 2014, the last day of Jacobs’ first quart of fiscal 2015. Martin, 65, elected to retire for health reasons. He has been at Jacobs since 1994 and was promoted to President of Jacobs and jointed the Board in 2002. He became CEO in 2006. The Board of Directors has appointed Noel G. Watson to serve as Executive Chairman until a new CEO is appointed. Watson has been Chairman of the Board since 2004, and was CEO from November 1992 to April 2006.

Martin said, ‘I would love to continue to lead this extraordinary organisation, but it would be unfair to our employees and our shareholders for me to try to continue in my role and address my health issues. We have a number of excellent candidates for my replacement with the company, but I have encouraged the Board to look externally as well. I plan to remain available to Noel and the team to facilitate the best possible transition. As a significant shareholder myself, I look forward to watching the company grow and increase in value. I am confident in this team’s ability to meet my expectations.’


Global oil and gas consultancy Maxoil Solutions has made a key appointment to its team of specialists, with a focus on corrosion monitoring and mitigation. Simon Schapira is a chemistry consultant and a technical authority on corrosion with 25 years experience in upstream and midstream oil and gas operations. He has hands on knowledge and experience of field operations having worked in more than 150 locations in 16 countries, both on and off shore. He joins a growing team of production chemistry and process engineering specialists, strengthening Maxoil’s capability for adding value to its clients by utilising extensive knowledge and experience of chemical management and production optimisation.

Mel Dow, MD said, ‘we are delighted to welcome Simon to the team and look forward to harnessing his skills and expertise for the benefit of our clients. The strength of Maxoil Solutions is in the depth of the knowledge we can call upon and Simon will bring specialist insight in the field of corrosion at an important stage in our development.’

Edited from various press releases by Claira Lloyd

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