Offshore Energy News


Ace Oil Tools Introduces Ace Splice Clamp

May 29, 2020

The oil and gas technology company Ace Oil Tools has launched its new Ace Splice Clamp to the completions market.Allowing multiple lines to be spliced with a single clamp, the ASC is a ‘sub-less’ downhole product that protects the control lines during completion…

Norway Earmarks $369M for Green Industry Investments

May 29, 2020

The Norwegian government proposes spending 3.6 billion Norwegian crowns ($369 million) on investments to make its economy greener as it gradually emerges from coronavirus lockdowns, the government said on Friday.'The crisis we are now in hasn't…

Oil Drops but Still Set for Biggest Monthly Gain in Years

May 29, 2020

Oil prices were dragged sharply lower on Friday by weak U.S. fuel demand, fears of a second wave of coronavirus cases in South Korea, and a worsening in U.S.- China relations, but were still on track for a hefty monthly gain.July Brent crude fell 72 cents…

Melbana Gets More Time for Find Beehive Drilling Partner

May 29, 2020

Australian oil and gas company Melbana Energy has been given more time to work on its Beehive offshore prospect in the Bonaparte Basin off W. Australia.The company said Friday that the National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator had approved…

Siemens, Equinor Sign Safety and Automation Systems Deal

May 29, 2020

Siemens and Equinor have signed a framework agreement for the provision of safety and automation systems (SAS) for multiple oil and gas installations on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS). The agreement, signed in late 2019, but revealed by Siemens this week…

Eight Japanese Firms Partner Up to Bid for Offshore Wind Project

May 29, 2020

Japanese trading house Sumitomo Corp said on Friday it and seven other Japanese firms have formed a consortium to jointly bid at a planned auction for an offshore wind power project near the cities of Noshiro, Mitane, and Oga in Akita, northern Japan…

Norway Raises Spending from Oil Fund to $44B in 2020

May 29, 2020

Norway's government has further raised its projected 2020 spending from the country's sovereign wealth fund to 424.6 billion Norwegian crowns ($43.67 billion) from 419.6 billion seen on May 12, it said on Friday.The so-called structural non-oil deficit corresponds to 4…

Aker BP Cleared to Use Maersk Invincible Rig for P&A at Valhall

May 29, 2020

Norwegian oil company Aker BP has secured consent from the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway to use the Maersk Invincible jack-up rig on its Valhall field in the North Sea, offshore Norway.The consent is for the use of the Maersk Invincible…

Industry Group Calls for 'Key Worker' Status for Offshore Energy Workers

May 29, 2020

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has said that it continues its work to have all offshore energy workers recognized as 'key workers', in order to facilitate the efficient movement of personnel during the Covid-19 pandemic…

UAE: Jack-Up Providers Team Up to Cut Costs

May 29, 2020

UAE-based jack-up services provider Gulf Marine Services has entered into a framework agreement with Zakher Marine International ('ZMI'), a privately-owned offshore services provider also based in UAE. Both companies own fleets of self-propelled…

Siemens Gamesa Wind Turbines for Saint Brieuc Offshore Wind Farm

May 29, 2020

Offshore wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has received the firm order from Ailes Marine, an affiliate of Iberdrola, for 62 SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbines for 496 MW Bay of Saint Brieuc offshore wind farm.SGRE said…

Petrofac in Iraq Contract Extension

May 29, 2020

UK oilfield services company Petrofac has secured a further six-month contract extension with Basra Oil Company (BOC) for its Iraq Crude Oil Export Expansion Project (ICOEEP).The contract extension was awarded to Petrofac's Engineering & Production…

Final Windfloat Atlantic Floating Wind Turbine Heads Offshore

May 29, 2020

The third - and final - floating wind turbine has been towed offshore as part of the Windfloat Atlantic project, located 20 km from Viana do Castelo on the Portuguese coast. The project, dubbed the first floating offshore wind farm in continental Europe…

Gastech Postponed for 2021

May 28, 2020

Gastech, one of the world's largest gas, LNG and energy industries events has been postponed for 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The event was expected to take place in Singapore in September this year, however, the organizers have now decided to delay the event to September 13 to 16…

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