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Royal Dutch No More: Shell Officially Changes Name

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Shell officially changed its name on Friday, ditching 'Royal Dutch', which has been part of its identity since 1907, following plans to scrap its dual share structure and move its head office from the Netherlands to Britain.'Shell announced…

Norside to Convert Platform Supplier into Offshore Wind W2W Vessel

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Norwegian shipowning company Norside has taken ownership of Blue Ship Invest’s platform supply vessel ‘Farland’ and will convert it into a walk-to-work vessel for the offshore wind industry.'The PX121 design by Ulstein has once more proven to be a preferred design for conversions into new segments…

Bumi Armada to Sell Three Ice-class Vessels to Lukoil for $44.5M

Jan 20, 2022

Malaysian FPSO specialist and offshore support vessel owner Bumi Armada has decided to sell its icebreaking vessels operating in the Caspian Sea for Lukoil, in line with its plan to exit the offshore marine service business.Bumi Armada said…

Appeals Court Revives BP’s Fight Over Deepwater Cleanup Workers’ Claims

Jan 20, 2022

A federal appeals court on Wednesday revived a fight between BP, two contractors, and an insurance company over who should pay for thousands of personal injury claims brought by cleanup workers after the Deepwater Horizon explosion and fire in 2010…

Hornblower Acquires Two Offshore Vessels

Jan 19, 2022

Hornblower Group announced on Wednesday it has acquired two offshore vessels: the Seaward Explorer and Seaward Endeavor, previously the California Responder and Pacific Responder, respectively. Seaward Services, Inc. (SSI), part of the Hornblower Group of maritime businesses…

Germany Signals it Could Halt Nord Stream 2 Pipeline if Russia Invades Ukraine

Jan 19, 2022

Germany signaled on Tuesday that it could halt the Nord Stream 2 pipeline from Russia if Moscow invades Ukraine, and Western nations rallied behind Kyiv over a Russian troop buildup that has stoked fears of war.Stepping up diplomacy after talks with Russia ended in stalemate last week…

Delfin Plans Louisiana Floating LNG FID in 2022

Jan 19, 2022

U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) developer Delfin LNG said it plans to make a final investment decision (FID) to go forward with its Gulf of Mexico floating LNG export project off Louisiana in 2022.'This is the best macro-environment that the LNG business has ever seen…

Russia Urges Germany and EU Not to Delay Nord Stream 2

Jan 18, 2022

Russia on Monday urged Germany and the European Union not to drag its feet over certification of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, which has become a focal point in political disputes between Moscow and the West.The pipeline to Germany would double…

U.S. Gulf of Mexico: 'Encouraging Result' at Winterfell-2 Offshore Well

Jan 18, 2022

The drilling of Beacon Offshore Energy's Winterfell-2 appraisal well on Block 943 in the Green Canyon area of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico has been completed with the well showing encouraging results, Kosmos Energy, a partner in the project said Tuesday…

Strategic Marine Delivers Crew Boat to Centus Marine

Jan 17, 2022

Strategic Marine (S) Pte Ltd recently handed over Centus Ten to Malaysian Offshore operator Centus Marine Sdn Bhd, marking the third fast crew boat handed over by Strategic Marine to Centus in the last 12 months and the 10th vessel overall.Commenting on the vessel handover…

Offshore Wind: First Steel Cut for IWS Fleet's Construction Service Operation Vessel

Jan 17, 2022

Norway-based offshore shipowner IWS Fleet said Monday that the first steel had been cut in China for its Construction Service Operation Vessel (CSOV).The steel cutting ceremony was held at the China Merchants Heavy Industry facility in Jiangsu…

Kongsberg Propulsion for Norwind Offshore's New Vessels

Jan 17, 2022

Norwind Offshore, a new offshore wind-focused ship-owning company recently established in Norway by Farstad, Volstad, and Kleven, will install Kongsberg equipment to its two new Commissioning Service Operations Vessels (CSOVs), to be built by VARD…

Baker Hughes Finds US Drillers Add Most O&G Rigs Since April

Jan 14, 2022

U.S. energy firms this week added the most oil and natural gas rigs in a week since April as rising oil prices prompt more drillers to return to the wellpad.The oil and gas rig count, an early indicator of future output, rose 13 to 601 in the week to Jan…

Equinor, BP Hit Key Milestone for New York Offshore Wind Projects

Jan 14, 2022

Equinor and BP on Friday announced the finalization of the Purchase and Sale Agreements (PSAs) with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), for Empire Wind 2 and Beacon Wind 1 offshore wind projects.Empire Wind…

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