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GE's Giant Haliade-X Offshore Wind Turbine Prototype Now Operates at 13MW

Oct 22, 2020

The world's largest offshore wind turbine in operation, GE's Haliade-X prototype, has been upgraded, or 'uprated' and is now operating at a 13 MW power output.The Haliade-X wind turbine prototype has been spinning in Rotterdam since November 2019…

New CEO Named for Ørsted Offshore North America

Oct 22, 2020

Denmark-based offshore wind giant Ørsted has appointed David Hardy as new CEO of its U.S. subsidiary Ørsted Offshore North America. Hardy, who becomes CEO after previously serving as COO, will replace Thomas Brostrøm who has led Ørsted Offshore North America since the summer of 2015As CEO…

Petrobras Boosts Output Forecast

Oct 22, 2020

Brazilian state-run oil company Petrobras said on Tuesday that 2020 production should exceed previously disclosed estimates, as the firm ramps up production at some of its most prolific offshore oilfields.Petroleo Brasileiro SA, as the company is formally known…

Australia: Santos 3Q Revenue Drops on Lower Gas Prices

Oct 22, 2020

Australia’s Santos Ltd said on Thursday third-quarter revenue slid nearly 23%, hit by a drop in realized gas prices because of the COVID-19 pandemic.The country’s no. 2 independent gas producer said sales revenue came in at $797 million for the quarter ended September…

Trelleborg to Provide Cable Protection for RWE's Kaskasi Offshore Wind Farm

Oct 22, 2020

Seaway 7, a Subsea 7 subsidiary focused on renewables, has awarded Trelleborg a contract to provide cable protection for RWE's Kaskasi offshore wind farm project in Germany.Under the contract, Trelleborg will provide 86 integrated cable protection systems…

Gwynt y Môr Wind Farm Export Circuit Trips

Oct 22, 2020

Gwynt y Mor OFTO, an entity that operates and maintains offshore transmission assets between the onshore grid and the Gwynt y Mor offshore wind farm in Wales, the UK, said Thursday that its export circuit SSEC3 tripped at 16:54 on October 15…

CNOOC: Production Starts from Bozhong 19-6 Offshore Field

Oct 22, 2020

China's CNOOC has started production from its Bozhong 19-6 condensate gas field pilot area development project in the Bohai Bay, offshore China.That Bozhong 19-6 condensate gas field pilot area development is located in the central Bohai with an average water depth of approximately 23 meters…

Floating Wind Tech Firm Principle Power Names CFO

Oct 22, 2020

Floating offshore wind farm technology developer Principle Power has appointed Paula Rosa as Chief Financial Officer effective immediately.Rosa, who will report to CEO João Metelo, has more than two decades of experience as a partner to executive teams…

Aker Carbon Capture, Vatenfall in Carbon Capture MoU

Oct 22, 2020

Norwegian carbon capture firm Aker Carbon Capture has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Sweden’s power company Vattenfall to accelerate the evaluation of future carbon capture plants in Sweden and Northern Europe.Aker Carbon Capture…

Archer Nets Two-Year Extension with 'Major' North Sea Firm

Oct 22, 2020

Oilfield and drilling services firm Archer said Thursday it had secured a two-year contract extension with a major North Sea operator for the provision of platform drilling operations and maintenance services on seven UK North Sea installations…

Norway's Safe Union Breaks Off Wage Talks with Oilfield Services Firms

Oct 22, 2020

Wage negotiations between Norwegian oil service companies and the Safe labor union broke down on Thursday and will become subject to mandatory mediation later this year, union and industry officials said.Safe's 850 members are not permitted to strike at this point…

Shearwater Wins Deal for Large 3D Seismic Survey

Oct 22, 2020

Shearwater Geoservices said Thursday it had won a contract for a large 3D seismic acquisition and depth processing.Norway-based offshore surveyor said the contract was in the Europe, Africa, and Middle East (EAME) region. According to Shearwater…

Europa Oil & Gas Granted License Extension Offshore Morocco

Oct 21, 2020

Europa Oil & Gas has received an extension of its Inezgane Offshore Permit in Morocco, giving it more time to complete the technical work program.The AIM-listed exploration and production company said the Moroccan national oil and gas regulator…

Third Straight Quarterly Loss for Baker Hughes

Oct 21, 2020

Baker Hughes Co reported a third straight quarterly loss on Wednesday, as a coronavirus-induced slump in commodity prices continued to hurt demand for equipment and services.Producers have been drilling fewer wells following a collapse in crude…

Ørsted to Sell North Sea Gas to Polish PST

Oct 21, 2020

Danish offshore wind farm giant Ørsted has signed a deal to sell gas to Polish Polish PGNiG Supply & Trading (PST), under a multi-year contract. Under long-term gas purchase agreements, Ørsted buys some of the natural gas produced by Dansk Underground…

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