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Industry Shares North Sea Data with Scientists

Oct 16, 2019

The offshore industries and researchers are sharing industry-acquired ecological data as part of a program increase understanding of the influence of manmade structures on the ecosystem of the North Sea.The INSITE Program has attracted recognition and support from industry…

Denmark Weighs Ending North Sea Exploration

Oct 11, 2019

Denmark is assessing whether to go ahead with an already announced tender for new oil and gas exploration in the Danish North Sea after setting itself one of the most ambitious climate targets in the world.The new Social Democratic government…

Climate Stakes for Suppliers

Oct 03, 2019

After a week that saw Norway announce a record number of oilfields in operation and support for the UN Climate Change Committee’s new report, there’s a paradoxical window of opportunity for offshore suppliers offering increments of “green” savings…

GEO Installs Ulstein Blue Box in 2 Vessels

Sep 27, 2019

The Norwegian ship owner Golden Energy Offshore has decided to install Ulstein Blue Box on two of their vessels.The offshore service vessels for the global oil and gas service industry quoted ship owner Per Ivar Fagervoll as saying: “With Blue…

Oil Companies Push Carbon-capture Efforts

Sep 23, 2019

A group of 13 major oil companies charted out a plan on Monday to promote investments in carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS), ahead of a gathering in New York.Oil chiefs grappling with growing demand for action to fight climate change have…

Australia Reviewing Equinor Environmental Plan

Sep 20, 2019

Australian authorities say they have resumed assessing the environmental plan for Equinor's proposed exploration drilling activity in the Great Australian Bight after the Norwegian energy company provided additional information requested as part of the review…

NGO Pushes for Green Recycling in North Sea

Sep 05, 2019

With the oil and gas sector seeing a downturn since 2014, the Platform has documented an increasing number of offshore units sold for scrap.While the recycling of fixed installations occurs under strict regulations, there are serious concerns regarding the recycling of floating structures…

Norway's CCS Project Gets Industry Boost

Sep 05, 2019

Norway's Equinor and its partners in the Northern Lights underground carbon dioxide (CO2) storage project offshore Norway have signed preliminary agreements with seven potential industrial customers for the venture.The agreements are a crucial…

TWMA Nets $24.3 Mln in North Sea Contracts

Sep 04, 2019

Specialist drilling waste management company TWMA reports it has secured new contracts valued at £20 million ($24.3 million) in the North Sea in the first eight months of 2019.The contracts, with major North Sea operators, are for TWMA to provide…

New Net Zero Solution Center at OGTC

Sep 03, 2019

The Oil & Gas Technology Center, in partnership with industry, will create a new Net Zero Solution Center to accelerate the development and deployment of technologies to decarbonize offshore operations and develop the UKCS as the first net zero oil and gas basin globally…

First Major U.S. OWF Delayed

Aug 12, 2019

Massachusetts’ first offshore wind project has been delayed indefinitely by the federal government.The $2.8 billion Vineyard Wind project off Massachusetts had planned to break ground on the project by the end of this year, but progress has been halted pending a final environmental review by the U…

Java Sea Oil Spill Clean-up Continues

Aug 08, 2019

Clean-up efforts after an oil spill from a well in Indonesia's Java Sea will take until at least March next year, state energy firm Pertamina said on Thursday as it struggles to plug the underwater leak.The spill started on July 12 when Pertamina…

Hibernia Production Halted after Oil Spill

Jul 19, 2019

Production has been shut down at the Hibernia oil platform off the coast of Atlantic Canada as crews work to clean up an oil spill from the ocean.A sheen was first spotted on the water near the platform on Wednesday and production was halted to deal with the spill…

Decommissioning in Shetland Expands

Jul 17, 2019

Two installations from Spirit Energy’s ST-1 in the North Sea have arrived at the Dales Voe decommissioning facility in Shetland, Scotland, with works set to be carried out by partners Veolia and Peterson.The 45-metre high 1,300 tonne steel jacket and 1…

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