Offshore Energy News


Longer-Endurance CTV with 'Sleep Aboard' Capability Unveiled

May 17, 2024

NAV Engineering (NAV), a subsidiary of Newport Shipping established in 2023, unveiled its latest Crew Transfer Vessel (CTV) design, HybriNav35.At 35.4m long, HybriNav35 is designed to cater for increased endurance of up to two weeks, where crew will be able to sleep onboard the vessel…

New Petrobras CEO Pressed on Shipbuilding Reboot, Jobs

May 16, 2024

The next chief executive of Petrobras, Magda Chambriard, arrives with the résumé and mandate to make Brazil's state-run oil firm what it was under prior Workers Party governments: an engine of job creation and industrial development, said people familiar with the matter…

Expro Acquires Drilling Tools and Wellbore Services Firm Coretrax

May 16, 2024

U.S.-based oilfield services provider Expro has completed the acquisition of U.K. company Coretrax, expanding its market presence and product offerings.The acquisition of Coretrax, from an investment group led by Buckthorn Partners, will enable…

Ocean Geophysics Introduces ‘Recycling’ of Free Seismic Data for Wind Farms

May 16, 2024

Renewable energy industry supplier Ocean Geophysics has introduced a solution to recycle and reprocess freely available seismic data, which can help developers reduce cost and risk when deciding which wind farms to bid for or not.In Europe and Australia…

CGG Rebrands to Viridien

May 16, 2024

French seismic company CGG has changed its name to Viridien.At the Annual General Meeting on May 15, 2024, shareholders approved the resolution to change the company’s corporate name from CGG to Viridien. “Our new name, Viridien, connects our company’s history to our future…

Orbital Marine and GEG Ink Tidal Energy Preferred Supplier Agreement

May 15, 2024

Floating tidal turbine technology developer Orbital Marine Power has selected Global Energy Group (GEG) as preferred supplier to lead the manufacture and assembly of tidal turbines for projects in Orkney, Scotland.It is anticipated that turbine…

OPT’s Wave-Powered Tech Nears 15MWh of Renewable Energy Production

May 14, 2024

U.S.-based marine power, data, and services company Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) is approaching 15MWh of renewable energy production from its family of PowerBuoys, which primarily exploit wave energy to generate power.The recent launch of…

CGG to Support Discoveries Off Africa with Two New 3D Reimaging Projects

May 14, 2024

French marine seismic firm CGG, in collaboration with Côte d’Ivoire's Direction Générale des Hydrocarbures (DGH) and Petroci, has set out plans for two new multi-client 3D reimaging programs off Africa.The programs include CDI24 Phase I (3,120 km²) and Phase II (6…

SubseaPartner Lands Diving Job at Vår Energi’s Fields Offshore Norway

May 13, 2024

Norwegian diving contractor SubseaPartner has secured offshore work at the Goliat and Balder fields on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS) for Vår Energi.The contracts have been awarded by Vår Energi under the existing frame agreement for offshore contingency and diving intervention services…

NKT Wraps Up UK-Ireland Interconnector Remediation Ops

May 13, 2024

Danish subsea cable and services firm NKT has completed inspection survey and remediation work on the East West HVDC interconnector that links Ireland and Great Britain.The specialized inspection and remediation work allows the owner, EirGrid Interconnector Designated Activity Company (EIDAC)…

Over 150 Specialist Subsea Jobs Up for Grabs at Rovco and Vaarst

May 10, 2024

UK-based tech-powered offshore wind solutions provider Rovco and its robotic spin-off company Vaarst have unveiled plans to recruit over 150 specialist subsea roles across by the end of 2025.Rovco said it will recruit over 100 new roles across its Aberdeen and Edinburgh offices…

PGS Secures Survey Work in West Africa

May 10, 2024

Norwegian seismic company PGS has secured a 4D survey contract for an international energy client in West Africa.The mobilization for the work is scheduled for early September 2024. The contract has a total duration of approximately 65 days…

Rosetti Marino Hooks $9.6M INEOS Deal for North Sea Gas Platform

May 09, 2024

Italian contractor Rosetti Marino has secured a contract with INEOS E&P for front end engineering design (FEED) for an offshore high pressure, high temperature (HP/HT) gas production platform offshore Denmark.The contract, worth approximately $9…

Mermaid Gets Subsea Services Contract Extension in Middle East

May 09, 2024

Mermaid Maritime has, through its joint venture company with GCC, secured a one-year contract extension for subsea services in the Middle East with a national upstream oil and gas major.The contract extension, including several medium-term subcontract awards…

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