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Tidal Turbines Impact on Marine Wildlife Lower Than Previously Thought

Mar 05, 2020

Research by HR Wallingford at the SeaGen tidal power project site at Strangford Lough in Northern Ireland has shown that the impact of tidal power turbines on marine wildlife may be significantly lower than previously estimated.As questions…

ExxonMobil Calls for Tighter Methane Regulations

Mar 03, 2020

ExxonMobil on Tuesday called for tighter regulation of the greenhouse gas methane and offered up its own in-house rules as a model for companies and lawmakers worldwide.The largest U.S. oil company laid out the guidelines it follows - some of…

Lukoil Aims to Be Net Zero CO2 Emitter by 2050

Mar 02, 2020

Vice president of Russian oil producer Lukoil, Leonid Fedun, said on Monday the company aimed to become a net zero carbon emitter by 2050.'It is realistic to a reach zero carbon footprint' for us, he said at a presentation.(Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin…

Break it Down

Feb 24, 2020

The decommissioning market is making a comeback, with new fields of opportunity, and challenges, opening. TSB Offshore President Will Speck shares insights on the path ahead.With the decommissioning market slowly recovering, TSB Offshore is…

Kongsberg, Zero Join Forces for Renewables

Feb 18, 2020

International marine technology group Kongsberg Gruppen and  Zero environmental foundation signed a three-year collaboration agreement.The main intentions of the collaboration are to create increased momentum in the shift to renewable and emission-free solutions…

NABU Objects to Gennaker OWF

Feb 16, 2020

A German non-governmental conservation organisation, Naturschutzbund Deutschland e.V. (NABU), has filed an objection to the building permit for the Gennaker offshore wind farm (OWF) in the coastal waters of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.Massive…

Ørsted Eyes Carbon-Neutrality by 2025

Jan 31, 2020

The global leader in offshore wind Ørsted A/S  will become carbon neutral by 2025. 'This will make Ørsted the first major energy company to reach net-zero emissions in its energy generation - far ahead of science-based decarbonization targets for limiting global warming to 1…

Miros RangeFinder Achieves Certification

Jan 28, 2020

The Miros RangeFinder sea state monitoring sensor has been certified with Atex IEC Ex  for use in Zone 1, clearing it for use in explosive atmospheres. This breakthrough opens for unrestricted use of RangeFinder in offshore oil and gas production environments…

OSV Orion Fueled with LNG in Germany

Jan 23, 2020

The world’s largest LNG bunker vessel ‘Kairos’, operated by Nauticor, has supplied DEME’s next generation offshore installation vessel Orion, this first such ship-to-ship bunker transfer at the Port of Rostock.Orion is currently at the Liebherr construction yard in the Port of Rostock…

Transition or Transformation: Energy Opportunities

Jan 17, 2020

Dave Stewart, CEO of Wood’s Asset Solutions business in Europe, Africa, Asia & Australia, discusses how traditional upstream oil and gas businesses are responding to this transitional period to continue to provide sustainable, affordable, reliable and safe access to energy…

Gazprom Neft Completes Okhotsk Survey

Jan 06, 2020

Russian oil and gas exploration company Gazprom Neft has completed ecological monitoring of grey whale populations at the Ayashsky license block, offshore from Sakhalin Island, with expedition members registering more than 550 animals in the course of a five-month survey…

Equinor Targets Zero Emissions by 2050

Jan 06, 2020

Norwegian offshore operator Equinor said Monday it will invest 50 billion kroner ($5.67 billion) over 10 years on a path toward reducing company-wide emissions by 40% through to 2030.Using the EU’s 2005, rather the UN’s 1990 as a benchmark year…

Norway Plans North Sea Power Grid

Dec 20, 2019

Norwegian energy firm BKK announced plans to build an offshore power grid in the North Sea, in a more than $2 billion project to help the country's oil and gas industry cut greenhouse gas emissions.It will undertake the project with infrastructure company CapeOmega…

Schlumberger Commits to Emissions Reductions

Dec 20, 2019

Oilfield services firm Schlumberger announced its commitment to setting a science-based target to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement to reduce climate change.Schlumberger has submitted its…

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