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Rystad: 2020 Biggest Year for Offshore Wind Jackets

Feb 13, 2020

The global offshore wind farms (OWF) that are set for start-up this year will make 2020 the year with the highest ever use of steel jacket foundations for new developments, Norwegian energy intelligence firm Rystad Energy said in a report on Thursday…

Norway: 20 Suppliers Bundled into New Company

Feb 13, 2020

North Sea private equity player, Hitecvision — the firm behind the rise of well-known E&P players and suppliers — has decided to bundle 20 of its oilfield suppliers into a well-capitalized industrial group with other-than-offshore aims.Hitec said the offshore suppliers would live on in a new…

Several New Deals for Reach Subsea

Feb 13, 2020

Norwegian offshore IMR specialist Reach Subsea has said it been awarded several contracts and call-offs under frame agreements for 2020 execution, representing about 200 project days.The projects, with undisclosed clients, involve both inspection…

BP, Shell, Total Want to Power UKCS Platforms from Norway

Feb 13, 2020

Oil majors BP, Shell and Total want to connect some of their oil platforms to Norway's onshore power grid to reduce carbon emissions, BP said in a letter to the oil and energy ministry. Pressure has intensified on fossil fuel companies to curb…

Kvaerner Says 2019 Result at 'Planned Levels.' Expects Revenue Drop in 2020

Feb 12, 2020

Norwegian offshore engineering and construction company Kvaerner expects 2020 revenue and EBITDA to be lower compared to 2019, citing an effect of the market cycle with few new orders in 2018 and 2019. Kvaerner on Wednesday released results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2019…

Electrification Plan for Greater Buchan

Feb 12, 2020

A project to create a new “21st century” electrified oil production hub in the UK North Sea was unveiled Tuesday (February 11) reflecting a convergence of efforts to unlock marginal fields and decarbonize the offshore hydrocarbon industry.The…

DEME, Herrenknecht Building Special Drill for French Offshore Wind Farm

Feb 12, 2020

Belgium-based offshore installation specialist DEME Offshore and German builder of tunnel boring equipment Herrenknecht have teamed up to build a subsea drill to be deployed at the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm in France. This is the first…

Pearson to Lead National Subsea Center

Feb 11, 2020

Robert Gordon University (RGU) has appointed Chris Pearson as Director for the National Subsea Center (NSC), tasked with leading the center’s research and development to tackle subsea engineering challenges.Pearson will take up the new post…

$4.2 Billion Indian Spending Spree Ahead

Feb 11, 2020

Projects worth $4.2 billion in capital expenditure (capex) are expected to get underwater offshore India this year and next, an event in Aberdeen this morning was told.The projects, across India’s Krishna Godavari (KG) Basin in the Bay of Bengal…

Opportunities Abound in Asia Pac

Feb 11, 2020

Decommissioning in Southeast Asia and Australia offers a US$100 billion opportunity out to 2040 with a million tonnes of steel to be removed and thousands of wells to be sealed, a business breakfast in Aberdeen was told this morning.Blair Miller…

TechnipFMC to Take $2.4B Impairment Charge

Feb 11, 2020

Oilfield services provider TechnipFMC said on Monday that it expects to take asset impairment charges of $2.4 billion in the fourth quarter as producers cut spending due to lower prices for oil and gas. TechnipFMC also said it expects 2019 revenue to be near $13…

Floating Production Rebound Continues

Feb 10, 2020

Activity in the deepwater sector took a huge hit in the second half of last decade as a result of a global oil demand/supply imbalance, downturn in oil prices, hiatus in Petrobras production floater orders and large industry cutbacks in upstream spending…

Cost Cuts Pay Off for NOV

Feb 07, 2020

National Oilwell Varco beat estimates for its fourth-quarter profit on Thursday, as the oilfield services provider cut costs to counter an ongoing decline in North American drilling activity. Lower crude prices and investor demand for higher returns have forced U…

Aker Solutions Expects Drop in 2020 Revenue

Feb 07, 2020

Aker Solutions will likely see a 14% drop in revenue in 2020, reversing the gains made last year, the company said while reporting a decline in fourth-quarter earnings on Friday.Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA)…

Saipem Scoops $500+ Mln EPCI Contracts

Feb 06, 2020

Italian oilfield services firm Saipem reports it has been awarded several engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contracts in various countries worth over $500 million combined.The first EPCI contract has been awarded…

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