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Israel and Four Arab States Discuss Energy Sector

Jan 15, 2021

Israel's energy minister held a video conference call with his counterparts in the United Arab Emirates, Morocco, Sudan, and Bahrain for the first time on Thursday, according to a statement from his office.The Israeli minister, Yuval Steinitz…

Two Die in Incident Aboard BW Offshore FPSO in Ivory Coast

Jan 15, 2021

Two people died Thursday in an incident aboard BW Offshore's FPSO Espoir Ivoirien, offshore the Ivory Coast, the FPSO owner has informed.'At 13:30 local time today, an incident occurred whilst work was being performed in a cargo tank onboard…

Ex-Petrofac Exec Pleads Guilty to Bribery Offenses

Jan 15, 2021

Update: Petrofac's statement included below the original articleFormer senior Petrofac Ltd executive David Lufkin pleaded guilty at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Thursday to three further bribery offenses in relation to oil deals in United Arab Emirates (UAE)…

Shell, Exxon Seek $2.55B in Dutch Subsidies for CO2 Storage

Jan 15, 2021

A consortium that includes oil majors Royal Dutch Shell and ExxonMobil has requested a total of 2.1 billion euros ($2.55 billion) in subsidies for a project to store CO2 gasses in empty Dutch gas fields in the North Sea, the Dutch Economy ministry said on Thursday…

U.S. Blacklists China's CNOOC over South China Sea Actions

Jan 14, 2021

The Trump administration added China’s CNOOC to a U.S. economic blacklist on Thursday, accusing the oil giant of helping Beijing intimidate neighbors in the South China Sea and ratcheting up tension days before U.S. President-elect Joe Biden takes office…

Equinor, Moss Maritime Testing Floating Solar in Rough Waters

Jan 14, 2021

Equinor, Norway's largest oil firm, increasingly involved in renewables such as offshore wind and floating wind, is now looking to add floating solar to its portfolio.The company said Thursday it would, together with Moss Maritime, start testing floating solar off the island of Frøya…

Norway: NPD Cuts 2021-2023 Oil Output Forecast

Jan 14, 2021

Norway's oil industry regulator has cut its 2021-2023 crude production forecasts, it said on Thursday, although output is still on track to grow significantly as new fields are brought on stream.The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) expects oil production to grow by 3…

Shell Farms Into Offshore Block in Argentina

Jan 14, 2021

Oil and gas giant Shell has agreed to farm into the CAN 100 block, offshore Argentina, currently jointly owned by the Norwegian energy firm Equinor and Argentina's YPF.In October 2019, Equinor farmed into the YPF CAN 100 block and agreed to take over the operatorship…

Siemens Gamesa, Siemens Energy Team Up in Green Hydrogen Push

Jan 14, 2021

Siemens Gamesa and Siemens Energy have this week announced they'd work together on wind-to-hydrogen projects to help decarbonize the economy 'to solve the climate crisis.'The companies said they were contributing with their developments to an…

Six Consortia Pre-Qualify for Danish Largest Offshore Wind Farm Tender

Jan 14, 2021

Six consortia have pre-qualified to take part in the tender for Denmark's largest offshore wind farm Thor, the Danish Energy Agency said Thursday.Thor will have a capacity of 800-1000 MW when it is fully installed and connected to the grid, which is expected to happen by 2027…

BW Energy Boosts Stake in Kudu Offshore License in Nambia

Jan 14, 2021

Norway's BW Energy has increased its stake in the Kudu License offshore Namibia from 56% to 95%, following the signing of a farm-in and carry agreement with the National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia (NAMCOR). NAMCOR will retain the remaining 5% working interest…

Nigeria's Senate President Promises Action on Long-delayed Oil Reform Law

Jan 13, 2021

Nigeria's senate president said that despite forces 'working desperately' to derail a long-delayed oil overhaul bill, lawmakers will push the bill through the national assembly.The measure, 20 years in the making, underpins everything from oil exploration to gas pipelines and fuel regulation…

IDS to Deliver Reporting & Monitoring Service for Stena Drilling's Rigs

Jan 13, 2021

Offshore drilling contractor Stena Drilling has awarded a 'six-figure' fleet-wide deal to cloud reporting and analytics firm Independent Data Services, which will deploy solutions for near-real time rig and fleet-wide performance benchmarks…

Slower Wind Speeds to Hit Earnings of Offshore Wind Giant Ørsted

Jan 13, 2021

Ørsted warned a return to more normal wind speeds this year would hit operating earnings after the world's biggest offshore wind farm developer raised its profit forecast for 2020.The Danish company said on Tuesday it now expected operating profit of about 18 billion Danish crowns ($2…

Plastic Free Oceans: Maersk Supply Service, The Ocean Cleanup Extend Partnership

Jan 13, 2021

Danish offshore support vessel operator Maersk Supply Service will continue providing marine support to The Ocean Cleanup, a nonprofit engineering and environmental organization working to rid oceans of plastic pollution.The Ocean Cleanup’s…

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