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Chevron, the US-based energy major named Steven Green as president of Chevron North America Exploration and Production, effective March 1, 2019.Green, who is currently president of Chevron Asia Pacific Exploration and Production, succeeds Jeff Shellebarger, who is retiring from Chevron after 38 years of service.He will oversee Chevron’s exploration and production activities throughout North America, including the company’s portfolio of assets in Canada, California, the Gulf of Mexico, Pennsylvania and the Mid-Continent region of the U.S. reporting to Jay Johnson, Chevron’s executive vice president, Upstream.Nigel Hearne will succeed Green as president of Chevron Asia Pacific Exploration and Production, effective March 1, 2019.He is currently managing director of Chevron Australia and head of the Australasia business unit with responsibility for the company’s upstream interests and activities in Australia and New Zealand. In his new capacity, Hearne will oversee nine countries across the Asia-Pacific region.Hearne will also report to Johnson in his new role.
Plug and abandonment service provider Abrado Wellbore Services has secured a multi-million dollar contract from Chevron to support the plug and abandonment of more than 30 wells offshore California.Chevron logo / Image by Roo Reynolds / Flickr, shared under CC BY-NC 2.0 licenseAbrado said on Monday that the mature wells lie in Federal waters approximately 12 miles off the Californian coast.All wells are exhibiting sustained casing pressure to varying degrees while some require dual string remediation for permanent P&A.According to the company, the multi-year contract is the largest single contract won by Abrado in its 10-year history.It will provide section milling using its proprietary Medusa VS variable stabilized dual string technology, comprehensive fishing services, and real-time downhole video diagnostics to support the operation under its IOV (Investigate, Operate, Validate) contract concept.Some of the dual section milled windows will be greater than 100 feet long to provide increased rock to rock sealing and cement plug assurance.Abrado CEO Sandy Esslemont said: “Multi-string section milling is a relatively recent process, but tool quality and project time have improved dramatically over a very short period.“The California campaign is the latest step in our development and, along with other recent successful projects in the Gulf of Mexico, enhances our ambition to become a pre-eminent supplier to the global oil and gas community.”Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.