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ESA Nod for Norway's Floating Wind Farm

Mar 11, 2020

The EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA) has approved Norway’s state aid to the 88MW Hywind Tampen floating offshore wind project in the Norwegian North Sea.'Norway's initiative to reduce CO2 emissions by building a floating offshore wind farm consisting of 11 wind turbines…

IEA: Global Oil Demand Set to Contract for the First Time since 2009

Mar 10, 2020

Global oil demand is set to contract in 2020 for the first time in more than a decade as global economic activity stalls due to the coronavirus, the International Energy Agency said on Monday. The downward revision came as oil prices dropped…

Powering the Seabed

Mar 04, 2020

In November 2019 ABB announced the commercial availability of its new subsea power distribution and conversion technology system. Jointly developed with Equinor, Chevron and Total, the tech aims to see the majority of the world’s offshore hydrocarbon…

DEME: Orion's New Crane Can Lift Nine Airbus Planes

Feb 28, 2020

Offshore installation specialist DEME Offshore has shared that its flagship offshore vessel Orion has been fitted with a huge crane boom.The crane boom, delivered by Liebherr, measures more than 145 meters and has a lifting capacity of 5,000 tonnes at more than 35 m outreach…

Saipem Dismisses 'False Rumors' on Virus-Infected Person in Nigeria Office

Feb 28, 2020

Italian oilfield services provider Saipem on Friday issued a statement dismissing reports that a coronavirus infected person had entered its office in Nigeria.In a brief statement on social media, Saipem said: 'Saipem informs that the news that…

Energean Buys Total's Share in Greek Offshore Block

Feb 28, 2020

Greek oil company Energean Oil and Gas has signed a deal to buy Total’s stake in Block 2, offshore Western Greece.Energean said the acquisition would provide material exploration opportunities in its core area of the Eastern Mediterranean with limited financialexposure…

EMGS Looking at Options After Pemex Says No More Work to Be Awarded

Feb 20, 2020

Norwegian marine survey company EMGS is looking at options after Mexico's Pemex said it wouldn't award any more work 'in the medium future' under a contract announced in 2019. EMGS expects the decision will have a 'material detrimental effect' on its business…

Early Charter Termination for SFL Trio

Feb 18, 2020

Solstad Offshore has terminated three AHTS bareboat charter agreements with SFL Corporation.Solstad said that the three medium-size vessels Sea Cheetah, Sea Jaguar, and Sea Leopard, would be handed back to SFL - ex-Ship Finance Internation - during the first quarter of 2020…

DOF Vessel to Work for Dutch Navy

Feb 18, 2020

Article updated to add more info on the scope of workOffshore vessel supplier DOF Subsea has found work for its Geosea vessel outside of the offshore energy sector.The 84.8 meters long vessel has been awarded a contract with N-Sea, with the end client being the Royal Netherlands Navy…

UUV Manipulators: Get a Grip

Feb 13, 2020

While much focus on resident subsea vehicles has been about the vehicles, there’s also been a lot of focus behind the scenes on creating electric tooling. The industry has relied on hydraulic tooling since tooling has been used, with the benefits and drawbacks that come with it…

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…

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…

Egypt: BP to Bring Raven Project Online by 2020 End

Feb 05, 2020

BP's phase three of the $12 billion West Nile Delta project offshore Egypt will come online by the end of this year, nearly 12 months behind the earlier scheduled deadline, the company said in a conference call this week.The third phase includes the development of the Raven field…

OSV Docks in Beirut Ahead of Lebanon's First Offshore Well Spud

Feb 05, 2020

The offshore platform supply vessel Lundstrom Tide has docked in the port of Beirut, ahead of the imminent start of the drilling of Lebanon's first offshore well.The vessel will support a drilling operation in the Total-operated Block 4, in the Mediterranean Sea…

Kongsberg Sells Subsidiary Hydroid to HII

Feb 04, 2020

Kongsberg Maritime AS has signed an agreement to sell its underwater technology subsidiary company Hydroid, Inc. for $350 million to shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII). In conjunction with the transaction, HII and Kongsberg Maritime…

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