Offshore Energy News


Senegal President's Brother Resigns After Energy Fraud Claims

Jun 25, 2019

The brother of Senegal's President Macky Sall has resigned from his government post after allegations of fraud relating to natural gas contracts, he said on Monday.An investigation by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) this month alleged…

US Offshore Wind Market Doubles in Size

Jun 25, 2019

The market for offshore wind in the United States is growing, and growing fast, led by a number of solicitations from states on the East Coast.Over the last 12 months, the size of the US market has doubled to surpass China and Taiwan as the world's third largest for offshore wind…

ExxonMobil’s Exit Not a 'Major' End in Norway

Jun 24, 2019

The withdrawal from Norway’s offshore sector of ExxonMobil appears to be underway, and the development to some looks like the start of a pullout of “international oil majors” from a sector dominated by stately player, Equinor.True, ExxonMobil’s departure is symbolic…

ExxonMobil Eyes Norwegian Exit

Jun 24, 2019

ExxonMobil is considering selling all of the stakes it holds in oil and gas fields off the Norwegian coast, a spokeswoman said.Two years ago the U.S. major – the world's largest oil company – sold its operated assets in the area. But it has retained stakes in more than 20 other fields…

TechnipFMC Wins ConocoPhillips Award

Jun 24, 2019

American multinational energy corporation ConocoPhillips has rewarded services firm TechnipFMC with a Global Supplier Recognition Award.According to a press release from the UK-based oil and gas services provider, the international awards go…

Orsted to Build NJ's First OWF

Jun 24, 2019

Denmark’s Ørsted won New Jersey’s first offshore wind solicitation with a 1.1-gigawatt project Ocean Wind, the largest offshore wind project to secure a development deal with a U.S. state to date.The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU)…

Orsted to Develop NJ Offshore Wind Project

Jun 21, 2019

New Jersey on Friday selected Denmark's Orsted A/S to develop a 1,100-megawatt wind project off the coast of Atlantic City, the largest ever offshore wind procurement by a U.S. state.Orsted's proposal received unanimous approval at a meeting…

Africa Looks to FLNG to Accelerate its Dash for Gas

Jun 21, 2019

Since the idea of floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) was first mooted the landscape of the oil and gas sector has changed dramatically. When Shell finally pressed the go button for its Prelude FLNG project offshore Australia back in mid-2011…

Pemex Steering Clear of Deepwater

Jun 21, 2019

Petroleos Mexicanos will focus on shallow water projects and onshore plays, and avoid investing in its deepwater riches for now, as the ailing Mexican state-run oil company seeks to turn around a 14-year slide in crude production, a top official said on Thursday…

Brent Oil Climbed 5% This Week

Jun 21, 2019

Brent oil rallied above $65 per barrel on Friday and was on track for a 5% gain this week on fears of a U.S. military attack on Iran that would disrupt flows from the Middle East, which provides more than a fifth of the world's oil output.Brent crude was up $0…

Siemens Gamesa Enters Japan Offshore Market

Jun 21, 2019

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has secured its first preferred supplier nomination in the Japanese offshore wind sector, winning a preferred supplier status for a 455-MW project in Akita prefecture.The agreement with Obayashi Corporation currently includes using SG 8…

Inpex Submits Revised Indonesian LNG Plan

Jun 21, 2019

Japan's largest oil and gas exploration and production company Inpex Corporation has submitted a revised plan of development (POD) for the Abadi  LNG Project, a gas field on the remote Masela Block in the Arafura Sea off Indonesia.  The revised…

Danska Commodities Inks PPA with Hywind Scotland

Jun 21, 2019

Danish energy trading company Danske Commodities signed a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the world’s first floating wind farm, Hywind Scotland.Hywind Scotland, the world's first commercial-scale floating wind farm, was officially opened in October 2017…

Shell Sees More FLNG Opportunities

Jun 19, 2019

Royal Dutch Shell sees more opportunities for floating liquefied natural gas projects, but not necessarily like its $17 billion Prelude operation off Australia, which shipped its first cargo last week, over two years behind schedule.Shell Australia…

Hurricane Sells First Cargo from Lancaster

Jun 18, 2019

UK based oil and gas company Hurricane Energy said it has sold its first cargo lifted from the Aoka Mizu floating production, storage and offloading unit (FPSO) at its Lancaster field offshore Scotland.The cargo was marketed by BP Oil International…

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