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Ivory Coast Expects Threefold Oil Output Increase by 2027

Jun 18, 2024

Ivory Coast expects a more than threefold increase to its oil output by 2027, boosted by recent oil and gas discoveries at the West African nation's Baleine and Calao offshore fields, President Alassane Ouattara said on Tuesday.The world's top…

Petrobras to Study Potential Offshore Wind Project in Rio

Jun 18, 2024

Brazilian state-run oil company Petrobras has signed an agreement with the Rio de Janeiro state government to study a potential offshore wind power pilot project, the firm said on Tuesday in a securities filing.(Reuters - Reporting by Luana Maria Benedito; Editing by Kylie Madry)

Philippines Files UN Claim to Extended Continental Shelf in South China Sea

Jun 18, 2024

The Philippines filed a claim with the U.N. on Saturday to an extended continental shelf (ECS) in the South China Sea, a waterway where it has had increasingly confrontational maritime disputes with China.'Today we secure our future by making…

Diamond Offshore Shuts Gulf of Mexico Oil Rig

Jun 17, 2024

Oilfield services company Diamond Offshore Drilling this month said it would permanently shut its West Vela rig, which had operated in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, resulting in 190 job losses, according to a regulatory filing.The job cuts will be effective Aug…

Esgian Week 24 Report: Noble and Diamond Offshore Announce Merger Plans

Jun 16, 2024

Esgian provides an update on Noble and Diamond Offshore’s announcement of merger plans in its Week 24 Rig Analytics Market Roundup.Report SummaryContractsADES has completed the signing of a drilling contract for a jackup with Suez Oil Company (SUCO) in Egypt…

Solstad Offshore’s Two CSVs Remain on Duty for Subsea7

Jun 14, 2024

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Solstad Offshore has secured contract extensions with Subsea7 for two of its subsea construction support vessels (CSVs) – Normand Subsea and Normand Energy.Subsea7 has exercised the 2025 optional charter period for the Normand Subsea…

Damen Presents Offshore Charging Solution for Electric CTVs

Jun 14, 2024

Damen Shipyards Group has developed a new concept for offshore charging for fully electric crew transfer vessels (CTVs) operating at offshore wind farms.The system envisages a fully electric CTV which can charge either at offshore wind turbine…

BSEE Conducts First Offshore Wind Turbine Inspection

Jun 13, 2024

The United States' Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) said it has conducted an inspection at the South Fork Wind project, marking the agency’s first inspection of an operational offshore wind turbine in U.S. waters. Located offshore New York and Rhode Island…

Equinor Hires Havila’s Three PSVs

Jun 13, 2024

Norwegian offshore support vessel owner Havila Shipping has secured contracts with Equinor for three of its platform supply vessels (PSVs).Contracts with Equinor are the PSV vessels Havila Clipper, Havila Fanø and Havila Herøy.Each contract is for a firm period of twelve months…

Brazil's Lula Backs Petrobras Bid to Explore Offshore Equatorial Margin

Jun 12, 2024

President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Wednesday threw his weight behind a push by state-run oil company Petrobras to explore the environmentally sensitive offshore Equatorial Margin, saying Brazil cannot give up such an opportunity.The offshore…

Solstad Offshore Scoops $240M in Contracts with Petrobras

Jun 12, 2024

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Solstad Offshore has secured multiple contracts with Petrobras, whose combined value is approximately $240 million (NOK 2.6 billion).The contracts are scheduled to start in the second half of 2024 and first half of 2025…

Opsealog Expands Fleet Digitalization Contract with CLV Operator

Jun 12, 2024

Opsealog, a provider of data integration and analysis services for the maritime and offshore industry, has confirmed the renewal and expansion of its service contract with Orange Marine, a French company specializing in cable laying and repair operations…

SBM Offshore Completes Share Purchase Agreements with Sonangol

Jun 11, 2024

SBM Offshore is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of the shares in the lease and operating entities related to FPSOs N’Goma, Saxi Batuque and Mondo from its partner Sonangol EP. Simultaneously, SBM Offshore completed…

Woodside Achieves First Oil at Sangomar

Jun 10, 2024

Woodside has achieved first oil from the Sangomar field offshore Senegal, marking the safe delivery of the country’s first offshore oil project.The Sangomar Field Development Phase 1 is a deepwater project including a stand-alone FPSO facility with a nameplate capacity of 100…

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