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HeliService Wins Two North Sea Gigs

Oct 27, 2020

German offshore helicopter transportation company HeliService has won offshore wind-related contracts with TenneT and Deutsche Windtechnik.In a social media post on Tuesday, HeliService said that it would as of November 2020 exclusively conduct all hoist flights for Tennet in the Dutch North Sea…

UK: Number of Workers on Offshore Platforms Decreased due to Pandemic

Oct 27, 2020

The number of workers on offshore oil and gas platforms decreased by around 4,000 as the UK went into lockdown in March this year,  UK's offshore oil and gas industry body OGUK said Tuesday.Per OGUK's numbers, the average number of weekly personnel on board decreased from around 11…

Carbon Trust Launches New Stage of Offshore Wind Accelerator

Oct 27, 2020

Consultancy the Carbon Trust on Monday launched the fourth stage of its Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA), a collaborative research, development, and deployment program.The joint initiative was established back in 2008, between the Carbon Trust…

Mexico: Energy Minister Open to Pemex Farmouts

Oct 27, 2020

Mexican Energy Minister Rocio Nahle said on Monday so called farmouts, or joint ventures, could be done with state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos if feasible projects are put forward, marking a potential shift from her previous skepticism.Nahle…

Three60 to Deliver Duty Holder Services for DNO's North Sea Assets

Oct 27, 2020

Offshore oil and gas services company Three60 Energy has won a contract to deliver duty holder services for oil firm DNO's two assets in the UK Continental Shelf.Three60 will, under what is the first Duty Holder contract for the company, provide…

Number of Offshore Exploration Wells in Norway at 14-year Low

Oct 27, 2020

Oil firms are expected to drill just 30 exploration wells off the coast of Norway this year, the lowest level in 14 years as companies seek to manage spending amid a pandemic, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) said on Tuesday.The search…

Hurricane Zeta Enters Gulf of Mexico. Oil Firms Shut 16% of Output

Oct 27, 2020

Energy firms and ports along the U.S. Gulf Coast were bracing on Tuesday for another test as Hurricane Zeta, the 11th hurricane of the season, entered the Gulf of Mexico.BP, Chevron and Equinor evacuated oil workers and Royal Dutch Shell paused…

Triangle Energy Starts Work to Bring Two Offshore Wells Back Online

Oct 27, 2020

Australian oil and gas company Triangle Energy has started works to bring back online two wells at the Cliff head offshore field in the Perth Basin, Australia.The two wells, CH-6 and CH-7, were shut in June. CH-6 was shut due to a pump failure…

BP Swings Back to Small 3Q Profit

Oct 27, 2020

BP swung back to a small profit in the third quarter but warned the pace of recovery from the pandemic remains uncertain and continued to weigh on fuel demand and refining profits.The London-based company said that while fuel demand in Asia…

Aker BP, Aker Offshore Wind Team Up to Decarbonize Oil and Gas Operations in Norway

Oct 27, 2020

Norwegian oil company Aker BP has signed a deal with the recently established Aker Offshore Wind, to speed up the process of decarbonizing oil and gas assets and realizing offshore wind in Norway at large scale.Astrid Skarheim Onsum, Chief Executive Officer of Aker Offshore Wind…

Gulf of Mexico: LLOG Finds More Oil at Spruance. Eyes Tieback to EnVen's Platform

Oct 27, 2020

U.S. Gulf of Mexico focused oil company LLOG on Monday reported 'continued successful drilling results' at its Spruance offshore discovery, as well as the finalization of development plans for the field. The Spruance discovery is located in…

Malaysia: Two Dead After Offshore Vessel Rams into Oil Platform

Oct 27, 2020

Two crew of a Malaysian offshore support vessel died on Tuesday after their ship hit a [platform] operated by state oil firm Petronas off the state of Sarawak on Borneo island.The Dayang Topaz rammed into the Baram B oil platform after its anchor cable broke in bad weather…

Shearwater Secures Five-month Extension for Offshore Survey in Brazil

Oct 27, 2020

Seismic survey services company Shearwater GeoServices has won a five-month contract extension for CGG’s Brazil Nebula multi-client survey.This extension-period starts in the late fourth quarter of 2020 and will be conducted by the Oceanic Sirius vessel…

U.S. Offshore Oil Workers Flee from Rigs as Another Storm Heads for Gulf of Mexico

Oct 26, 2020

Oil producers on Monday were evacuating offshore production platforms in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico as the 27th named storm of the season strengthened overnight and looked likely to threaten the United States as a hurricane.BP, BHP Group Ltd, Chevron Corp…

Nord Stream 2 Pipelaying Vessel Nears Project Hub

Oct 26, 2020

Russian pipe-laying vessel Akademik Cherskiy, expected to be used to finish the Moscow-led Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, is heading towards the German project hub of Mukran, Refinitiv Eikon data showed on Monday.According to the ship tracking data…

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