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Maersk Drilling Tapped for Danish Drilling

Sep 23, 2022

Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract with INEOS E&P A/S drilling two development wells and intervention work offshore Denmark. The contract is for use of the harsh-environment jack-up rig Maersk Resolve. The two development wells will be drilled at the Solsort field…

TechnipFMC Wins North Sea EPCI Project

Sep 23, 2022

TechnipFMC has been awarded a significant engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contract by Shell for the Jackdaw development in the UK North Sea.The contract covers pipelay for a 30 km tieback from the new Jackdaw platform to Shell’s Shearwater platform…

OMV Targets Velocette Well in 2023

Sep 23, 2022

A rig contract for drilling the OMV-operated Velocette exploration well in the Norwegian Sea has been signed, according to partner in the project North Sea oil and gas company Longboat Energy.The company says that Velocette (PL 1016) will be drilled using the semi-submersible Transocean Norge…

Zenith Bids for Benin's Largest Oilfield

Sep 23, 2022

Zenith Energy has made an offer to the Republic of Benin operate Block 1 containing the 'largest and most prospective oilfield in the country'. The shallow water block in the Gulf of Guinea contains the Sèmè oilfield, which was discovered in 1968 and produced for 14 years…

Equinor Extends Floatel Contracts

Sep 23, 2022

Norwegian energy firm Equinor has extended two contracts for the use of floating accommodation units with Norway-based Floatel International.  The contracts are for the Floatel Endurance and the Floatel Superior, both in the Norwegian North Sea…

Hexicon Lines up Mingyang for Celtic Sea Floater

Sep 23, 2022

Floating wind developer Hexicon has appointed China's Mingyang as the preferred wind turbine generator (WTG) supplier for its TwinHub project in the Celtic Sea. Hexicon has also awarded the firm the WTG front end engineering and design (FEED) contract for the project…

Lhyfe Launches World First Offshore Hydrogen Pilot

Sep 23, 2022

France-based clean hydrogen producer Lhyfe has launched the world’s first offshore renewable green hydrogen production demonstrator.The pilot was launched yesterday (Septmeber 22) in Saint-Nazaire, France, which will now begin an 18-month wind-powered pilot…

Macron Aims to Make it Easier to Build Renewable Energy Projects in France

Sep 22, 2022

President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday said he will cut red tape to halve the time it takes in France to get renewable projects off the ground, stressing that was crucial at a time when Europe faces a serious energy crunch amid the war in Ukraine…

Incoming Shell Boss Aims Fire up Renewables Drive

Sep 22, 2022

Shell's incoming Chief Executive Wael Sawan is set to accelerate the group's drive to build its renewable energy business, including through a possible 'transformative' clean power acquisition, company and industry sources said.Sawan will from…

Baker Hughes, Mocean Energy, Verlume Ink MOU

Sep 22, 2022

Baker Hughes, Mocean Energy and Verlume have signed a triparty memorandum of understanding (MoU) to identify and discuss potential opportunities for collaboration on integrated wave energy and subsea energy storage solutions for the emerging subsea clean energy market…

Equinor, Naturgy Team up on 200MW Spanish Floater

Sep 22, 2022

Spanish utility and Naturgy and Norway's Equinor are targeting a 200MW floating offshore wind project in the Canary Islands.Following an agreement to work together, made earlier this year, the firm's are targeting the Floating Offshore Wind…

North Sea "Not On Track" to Meet Emissions Targets

Sep 22, 2022

The North Sea oil and gas industry is on track to meet early emissions reduction targets after posting cuts of more than a fifth between 2018-21, according to the UK regulator, the North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA). But bold measures will be needed to hit a 2030 goal of halving emissions…

26 Bids For UK's First CCS Round

Sep 22, 2022

UK regulator the North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA) has announced that 26 bids were submitted in the UK's first carbon storage licensing round by a total of 19 companies. On offer were 13 areas, off the coasts of Aberdeen, Teesside, Liverpool and Lincolnshire…

Transocean Lands 17 Well Deal in Norway

Sep 22, 2022

Austria's OMV and German operator Wintershall Dea have jointly contracted Transocean's Transocean Norge semisubmersible drilling rig for drilling 17 wells in Norway. The two firms also said they had entered into an exclusive partnership with…

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