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First Power for Blauwwind's Borssele III/IV Offshore Wind Farm

Aug 07, 2020

The Blauwwind consortium has informed that its Borssele III/IV wind farm in the Dutch North Sea has achieved first power.The key milestone in the construction of the offshore wind project was achieved on Friday morning. The first turbine is…

Afreximbank Commits $400M to Mozambique LNG Project

Aug 07, 2020

Cairo-based African Export-Import Bank has committed $400 million in loans and guarantees to Mozambique's $20 billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) project, the multilateral lender said on Thursday.Afreximbank's move follows a similar commitment…

SBM Offshore Maintains 2020 Revenue Guidance, Will Cut 300 Jobs to Reduce Costs

Aug 06, 2020

Dutch FPSO leasing company SBM Offshore has raised its EBIDTA guidance and maintained the revenue guidance for 2020, after 'successfully navigating' a challenging period caused by the pandemic. Still, it is preparing for shorter oil price cycles…

Repsol, Vestigo Tap Alam Maritim for Subsea Services

Aug 06, 2020

Malaysian offshore services provider Alam Maritim has this week secured work with the Spanish oil firm Repsol, and Malaysia's marginal fields development company Vestigo.First, Alam Maritim on Tuesday said it had won a five-year deal with Repsol in Malaysia for the provision of subsea inspection…

Chevron Can Lift Leviathan Gas Field to Global Stage, Delek Says

Aug 06, 2020

Chevron's entry into Israel's Leviathan natural gas field will help deliver the technical and marketing nous to turn the project into a global supplier, said the CEO of Delek Drilling, the energy giant's new regional partner.Chevron became the…

Offshore Energy Industry Can Help UK Hit Net-Zero Emissions Target, O&G Regulator Says

Aug 06, 2020

“The UK Continental Shelf has the potential to make a deep and meaningful impact on the UK’s overall net-zero target and offshore energy integration can be the game-changer,' Andy Samuel, CEO of the UK's Oil and Gas Authority said Thursday.Samuel's…

Liebherr Bags First Offshore Crane Order in Azerbaijan

Aug 06, 2020

Crane specialist Liebherr will deliver what it describes as offshore cranes of the latest generation for Caspian Sea platforms, offshore Azerbaijan.Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock has received an order from Umid Babek Operating Company to deliver four…

Vantage Posts 2Q Loss. Cuts Workforce, Salaries

Aug 06, 2020

Offshore drilling contractor Vantage Drilling reported a net loss attributable to controlling interest of approximately $31.9 million for the second quarter of 2020.For comparison, Vantage Drilling's 2Q income last year was $590 million, however…

Inpex Books $1.3B Writedown on Australian LNG assets, Omitting Ichthys

Aug 06, 2020

Japan's biggest oil and gas company, Inpex Corp, booked charges of 140 billion yen ($1.33 billion) on its liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects in Australia, it said on Thursday, due to a slump in prices caused by the coronavirus pandemic.The…

CGG Sells Multi-Physics Business

Aug 06, 2020

Oil and gas seismic data company CGG announced has entered into a Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) with Xcalibur Group for the sale of CGG’s Multi-Physics business.Under the agreement, France-based CGG will sell is entire Multi-Physics business…

Somalia to Announce Winners of First Offshore Bidding Round in 2021

Aug 06, 2020

Somalia expects to announce the winners of its first oil and gas licensing round early next year, as the country seeks petrodollars to help rebuild its struggling economy, a senior government oil official said on Wednesday.Battered by violence…

Subsea Energy Solutions Eyes Business in Brazil

Aug 05, 2020

UK-based offshore energy equipment maker Subsea Energy Solutions is expanding into Brazil following signing a sales agreement with Marine and Offshore Partners.Subsea Energy Solutions said Wednesday that Rio-based M&O Partners would help it…

Oil Prices Hit 5-Month High

Aug 05, 2020

Oil prices rose to their highest since early March on Wednesday on data showing a big drop in U.S. crude inventories, and a weak dollar, but mounting coronavirus infections weighed on the demand outlook.Brent crude was up $1.63, or 3.67%, at $46…

Delek Sells $2.25B of Bonds to Finance Leviathan Gas Field

Aug 05, 2020

Israel's Delek Drilling said on Wednesday it will pay an average interest of 6.28% in a $2.25 billion international bond offering to help it finance the development of the Leviathan natural gas project off Israel's Mediterranean coast.Following a roadshow…

Offshore Wind Could Bring In $1.7B to U.S. Treasury by 2022

Aug 05, 2020

The United States has an opportunity to accelerate offshore wind energy growth, and benefit from 28 new gigawatts of wind power and $1.7 billion in U.S. Treasury revenue by 2022, according to a study released by the energy intelligence group Wood Mackenzie…

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