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Esgian: Seadrill’s Fleet Value Plunges

Oct 15, 2021

Seadrill’s creditors are now the proud owners of 24 offshore rigs. The most important question for them: what are they worth? Esgian's Hans Jacob Bassoe writes.Earlier this year, Seadrill filed for chapter 11 for the second time since 2017 and…

How to Ensure Oil & Gas Infrastructure Still Has Value

Oct 14, 2021

If we want to reach net zero by 2050, there is an increasingly high risk that some of the oil and gas infrastructure investments (i.e. in platforms, pipelines, processors, storage sites etc) made today will result in stranded assets.In other words…

West Africa's Deepwater Rig Utilization Could Triple by 2022

Oct 04, 2021

Offshore drilling rig contracting activity in West Africa is finally picking up as confidence slowly returns to the region.Esgian has previously reported that the US Gulf of Mexico and Brazil have already witnessed substantial recovery in the deepwater rig market…

BP Gambles Big on Fast Transition from Oil to Renewables

Sep 20, 2021

Deep in the Oman desert lies one of BP's more lucrative projects, a mass of steel pipes and cooling towers that showcases the British energy giant's pioneering natural gas extraction technology.The facility earned BP Plc more than $650 million in profits in 2019…

Insight: Siemens Energy's $5.9B Wind Power Problem

Jul 22, 2021

Siemens Gamesa’s profit warning last week served as a painful reminder for Christian Bruch, CEO of parent Siemens Energy, that there’s a big difference between owning a majority stake in an asset and having full control.Siemens Energy holds 67% in Spanish-listed Siemens Gamesa…

OPEC+ Deal to Boost Output to End Talks of $100 a Barrel Oil

Jul 20, 2021

The OPEC+ deal to boost crude oil output from August was always the most likely outcome to the producer group's earlier impasse, and it should be enough to end market talk of $100 a barrel oil, at least for now.OPEC+ ministers agreed on Sunday to boost production by 400…

China's CNOOC Dives into Uncharted Deep Waters in Bold Gas Pivot

Jul 09, 2021

When the first gas from CNOOC Ltd's new ultra-deep field in the South China Sea started flowing in late June to the world's largest customized floating platform 1,500 meters above the sea bed, it marked a key phase in China's gas drive.For CNOOC…

Piper Alpha, is It an ‘If’ or a ‘When’ It Happens Again?

Jul 08, 2021

In this article Head of HSES at the specialist engineering and technical consultancy, Vysus Group, Steve Harris reflects on one of the most tragic industrial incidents that the world has ever seen which unfolded on the evening of 6th July 1988…

Greener Oil or Green Industry? Gridlock Puts Norway in a Bind

Jun 23, 2021

Norway’s oil and gas industry is counting on renewable power from hydro plants to cut emissions from its offshore platforms but rival demand from the green economy is putting a spanner in the works.The decision to keep investing in new oil and…

Headwinds: Offshore Wind will Take Years to Carry Factory Jobs to U.S.

May 27, 2021

When U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration approved the country’s first major offshore wind farm this month, it billed the move as the start of a new clean energy industry that by the end of the decade will create over 75,000 U.S. jobs.Industry executives and analysts do not contest that claim…

UK: Time Factor as Offshore Wind Worker Concession Deadline Looms

Apr 20, 2021

As it continues to grow its track record of contributions to Scotland’s renewables mission, the offshore wind sector is currently making all the right headlines.Amid the positive news, however, anyone with knowledge of sustainable business success…

Five Golden Rules for Virus Protection Offshore

Mar 15, 2021

In the last year, the Covid-19 pandemic has increased the risks of working in what was already one of the most hostile environments on Earth. But, with the first anniversary of the outbreak not long in our collective rear-view mirrors, offshore…

Offshore Oil and Gas project Commitments to Hit New Records, Rystad Says

Mar 04, 2021

Offshore oil and gas project commitments are expected to not only recover going forward, but their number is also set to reach a new record in the five-year period towards 2025 - cumulatively almost 600 projects - Rystad Energy, a Norwegian…

UK, Norway Offshore O&G Sectors to See Modest Rise in Investment in 2021

Dec 21, 2020

After a turbulent 2020 for the oil and gas industry, 2021 is expected to see a modest rise in investment in the UK and Norway offshore sectors, assuming a US$50 per barrel average oil price.Exploration activity could recover to 2019 levels and investment in new developments is set to increase…

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