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DONG, Siemens sign German wind deal

Apr 11, 2013

DONG Energy and Siemens AG have entered into agreements securing potential supplies and servicing of a total of 154 offshore wind turbines of 6 megawatt each, giving a total capacity of 924 megawatt.The agreements give DONG Energy the…

ThoughtStream: Risk comes in many forms, but it has to be challenged

Apr 10, 2013

For many years it’s been clear demand is rising – and that trend has stayed consistent – but there has been a lot of change in where the supply is coming from. BP estimates that global energy demand is likely to grow by more than a third between now and 2030…

Shell, Kinder Morgan team up for US LNG exports

Mar 28, 2013

Shell teamed up with Kinder Morgan’s Southern Liquefaction to develop a natural gas liquefaction plant at Southern LNG’s Elba Island terminal near Savannah, Georgia, US. The partners plan to modify the Elba Express Pipeline and the Elba Island…

Repsol reaches Tocardo partnership

Mar 28, 2013

In January, Spain’s Repsol announced a partnership with Netherlands-based Tocardo International, a tidal and freeflow water turbine producer, to develop offshore tidal energy. With backing from Repsol’s New Energy Ventures business, Tocardo aims to enhance its offshore engineering capabilities…

Neil Robert Brown focus on the Arctic

Mar 22, 2013

Neil Robert Brown, staffmember, US Senate Foreign Relations Committee I would point to the Secretary of Interior’s need to focus on the Arctic. It isn’t the highest near term potential energy source, but it has significant long term potential…

Colloquy: The epitome of navigation

Mar 18, 2013

COLLOQUY: Editor's Column Earliest records of navigation as a science come from the Indus Valley civilization, along the Indus River, which flows from the Tibetan Plateau through India and Pakistan. Among the earliest navigation…

Well control succeeds at Main Pass 295

Mar 01, 2013

Well control operations at Apache's Main Pass 295 in the Gulf of Mexico concluded on 28 February 2013, the company announced.Apache planned to move Rowan's Cecil Provine drilling rig to Main Pass 295 for a possible relief well (Image: Rowan)Apache…

Baúna production starts up

Feb 20, 2013

FPSO Cidade de Itajaí connects to Baúna field Cidade de Itajaí (Photo: OOG)Production has begun at Petrobras' Baúna field, in the Southern Santos Basin, off Brazil, the company announced on 19 February 2013. Petrobras connected the FPSO Cidade de Itajaí…

Apache feels kick at GOM well

Feb 19, 2013

Apache shifts Cecil Provine rig to location Apache to move Rowan's Cecil Provine drilling rig to location for possible relief well (Image: Rowan)Apache evacuated 15 workers after experiencing a kick from an abnormally pressured gas zone…

REI exec receives Interior nod

Feb 06, 2013

Obama taps Sally Jewell for Interior Dept. President Barack Obama and Sally Jewell applaud outgoing Interior Secretary Ken Salazar (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)President Barack Obama announced he will nominate Sally Jewell…

Our Crowning Glory?

Feb 01, 2013

Offshore energy means more than just oil and gas. But is it an energy nirvana or a cult of false hope? Bruce Nichols looks at the progress that the marine renewables industry has made, and the hurdles it has to overcome.The latest trend in renewable energy has come to Cobscook Bay in Maine…

Wave energy conversion

Jan 04, 2013

JUMBO JOB: The DP2 heavy lift vessel Jumbo Javelin was used to install 111 transition pieces for the Anholt Offshore Wind Farm off Denmark. The transition pieces, weighing up to 180t each, were loaded in Aalborg and transported to Anholt aboard the Javelin…

Inclination monitoring

Jan 04, 2013

Fugro Renewable Services has launched the Inclinocam, which the company bills as a real-time inclination monitoring service to support safe offshore pile installations. The announcement follows the delivery this year of two high performance…

Promises, promises

Jan 04, 2013

'The most disappointing part of the empty energy pledges made by both candidates is that cutting oil imports does very little to address oil prices.'The US election is now over. However, from what the candidates said during the long campaign…

ITF scales up for the ‘push and pull’

Jan 04, 2013

ITF, the global industry technology facilitator, was set up in 1999 and is today owned by 30 major operating and service companies from around the globe, Qatar Petroleum having become the latest recruit in July. Meg Chesshyre talked to chairman…

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