Airbus, which initially urged halting all Super Puma flights, said commercial operations could resume outside U.K. and Norway since initial evidence did not suggest link with earlier North Sea accidents, Reuters reported. 

Don Luft’s position as COO will not be replaced. Dale Dusterhoft will become president and CEO. Luft will also not stand for re-election as a director at upcoming annual meeting.

Jose Icaza was named to the post following the resignation of former minister Carlos Pareja. The decree did not offer details as to why Pareja left the post.

In wake of the accident, Statoil has temporarily shut down production at Gullfaks B; aviation authorities have banned Airbus EC225LP helicopters from flying until further notice.

The appointment completes Occidental's previously disclosed succession plan with Hollub succeeding Stephen I. Chazen, who stepped down as CEO following the company's annual shareholder meeting.

"We take notice of the numbers from this year's report and work systematically to reduce the risk and number of critical events," the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association said in a statement. 

The CEO of accommodation rig firm Prosafe has stepped down and the company is looking at alternatives to improve its financial situation, Prosafe said on April 27, according to Reuters.

Lewis is replacing long-serving CEO Samir Brikho who left unexpectedly in January. His main priority will be to reach the company's target to halve debt before June 2017 and to boost investor confidence.

As part of 10,300 job cuts it has already announced, 2,800 will come from integration of BG and 7,500 from Shell’s existing staff and direct contractor base, Reuters reported. 

The Georges Bank Protection Act, which received all-party support in the House of Commons, entered into force on February 27 and provides the ministers with new authorities to prohibit oil and gas activities in the area.

Charlotte Kula has more than 30 years of accounting and finance experience across multiple sectors of the oil and gas industry, including services, drilling and shipping, Sigma Cubed said in a news release.

KPC called on the unions to work with it to find a way out of the dispute, and warned that under Kuwaiti laws it was illegal to obstruct work in public facilities in areas such as oil, gas and petrochemicals, Reuters said.