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Norwegian Supreme Court to Hear Lawsuit Against Arctic Drilling

Apr 20, 2020

Norway's supreme court will hear a lawsuit opposing the country's Arctic oil exploration brought by Greenpeace and other environmental groups, it said on Monday, in a landmark case for Western Europe's largest oil and gas producer.The environmental…

Halliburton Books $1.1B Charge, Slashes Spending Amid Oil Rout

Apr 20, 2020

Halliburton Co on Monday joined its bigger rival Schlumberger in taking impairment hits in the first quarter and issued a bleak outlook for North America as oilfield providers grapple with an unprecedented decline in oil prices.Oil prices have…

Geoquip Wraps Geotechnical Survey at Oriel Wind Farm Location

Apr 20, 2020

Offshore geotechnical firm Geoquip has completed a month-long geotechnical survey at the Oriel wind farm location offshore Ireland.This work complements last year’s geophysical survey campaign completed during August 2019 by Irish company Alpha Marine…

Fred. Olsen Offshore Liftboat to Support Thor Wind Farm Seabed Tests

Apr 16, 2020

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier has signed a contract with the Danish firm Geo to supply an offshore liftboat for the preliminary geotechnical investigations for the Thor offshore wind project in the Danish North Sea. Fred. Olsen Windcarrier's liftboat…

IKM Testing in Long-Term Barents Sea FPSO Work Award

Apr 16, 2020

Norwegian energy giant Equinor has awarded IKM Testing a long-term contract for work at Johan Castberg FPSO destined for deployment in the Barents Sea, offshore Norway.The scope of work for IKM Testing covers N2/He Leakage testing & PSV calibration and supplementary work related to testing such as…

UAE's ADNOC Terminates $1.65B Deal with Petrofac

Apr 16, 2020

UAE's national oil company ADNOC has terminated $1.65B worth of contracts with UK oilfield services firm Petrofac.The two contracts were awarded in February, and entailed the delivery by Petrofac of offshore platforms and gas processing facilities for the Dalma Gas Development Project…

CWind to Service East Anglia ONE Offshore Windfarm

Apr 15, 2020

ScottishPower Renewables has awarded CWind, a UK-based offshore renewables service provider,a contract worth up to £8.2million for work on the East Anglia ONE offshore windfarm. Under the three-year contract, CWind will provide below water services…

Aker Solutions, Cognite Win $2M Grant for Floating Wind Farm Tech

Apr 15, 2020

California Energy Commission has awarded Aker Solutions and Cognite a $2 million grant for a project called NextWind Real-Time Condition Monitoring.The project is focused on next-generation solutions in wind through digitalization and aims to…

Dyna-Mac Nets Offshore Vessel Hull Work

Apr 14, 2020

Singapore-listed Dyna-Mac has won an order to build two upper hull sections of an offshore vessel.Dyna-Mac said Tuesday that the order, from an unnamed repeat client, was valued at S$6.3 million.Under the terms of the contract, Dyna-Mac’s scope of work includes structural fabrication and erection…

Spirit Energy Hires Three60 for Maintenance & Repair Works at UKCS Platforms

Apr 14, 2020

Offshore engineering company Three60 Energy has been awarded an engineering and support services contract to provide minor modification and repair services for Spirit Energy’s assets on the UK Continental Shelf'Three60 Energy has secured this…

COVID-19: DEME Charters Flotel to Pre-Quarantine Offshore Workers

Apr 10, 2020

Belgium-based offshore installation and construction company DEME has chartered a hotel ship where it will pre-quarantine its offshore crews ahead of deployment to offshore projects.'To ensure safe crew changes on board dredgers and offshore vessels during the COVID-19 pandemic…

Lukoil Pressing Ahead with Caspian Sea Works. Valery Grayfer Field LQ Jacket Launched

Apr 10, 2020

The Russian oil company Lukoil is pressing ahead with the development of the Valery Grayfer field in the Caspian Sea. The company on Friday said it had launched the jacket of the living quarters platform from the yard to the Caspian Sea.The…

OWC to Develop Ground Model for U.S. Offshore Wind Farm

Apr 08, 2020

OWC, formerly known as Offshore Wind Consultants Ltd, has won a contract with an undisclosed developer to develop a ground model for a US offshore wind project and its cable route.  Will Cleverly, managing director of OWC said:“Our approach…

Delays for Offshore Exploration Plans in Norway

Apr 08, 2020

Offshore exploration activity in Norway has been reduced as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and the low oil prices, while production 'will be maintained for the time being,' the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate said Wednesday.The offshore…

Nova Module Set for Gjøa Platform Installation, Neptune Energy Says

Apr 08, 2020

Oil and gas firm Neptune Energy has announced the load out of the 740-tonne topside module for the Nova brownfield project in the Norwegian North Sea.The module was lifted onto a barge at the Rosenberg Worley yard in Stavanger and will be transferred to the world's largest crane vessel…

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