Offshore Energy News


Mocean's Wave Energy Device to Power Subsea Oil & Gas Ops

Nov 18, 2020

Edinburgh-based wave energy technology firm Mocean Energy has raised £850,000 (USD 1,1 million) to speed up the commercialization of its wave energy converter and deploy it to power subsea oil and gas equipment.The Scottish start-up has raised £612…

OPT PowerBuoy Tested at DeepStar's 'Zero Carbon Power for Electric Subsea Operations' Project

Nov 17, 2020

Ocean energy technology developer Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) has received a DeepStar project award to study the use of its PB3 PowerBuoy to provide remotely controllable zero-carbon power for deepwater subsea oil production applications…

CorPower Secures 10-year Marine License in Portugal for Wave Energy Project

Nov 13, 2020

CorPower Ocean, a Sweden-based developer of wave energy converters, has secured a 10-year marine license in Portugal.The company said the license provides a ‘Permit for the Private Use of the Maritime Space’ up to 12 miles off the coast of Aguçadoura in northern Portugal…

Carnegie, Oceantera to Collaborate on Wave Energy Projects

Nov 13, 2020

Wave energy technology developer Carnegie Clean Energy has signed a memorandum of understanding with Oceantera, to share knowledge and expertise on wave energy development.Carnegie and Oceantera - which is a joint venture between UK's Aquatera…

Autonomous Offshore Power Trials Get Underway off Hawaii

Nov 11, 2020

With the advent of autonomy on and under the water, part of the value proposition is the ability to stay at sea, on station, to exponentially increase efficiencies. Have the ability to repower at sea is central to this effort, as an increasing…

Norway: USV LARS System Passes Test

Nov 06, 2020

Norwegian davit systems specialist Vestdavit has informed that its engineers, together with engineers from H. Henriksen have recently provided proof of concept for SOLUSV – a new launch and recovery system that simplifies and enhances Unmanned Surface Vehicle handling…

In a World's First, Spider-like Robot Deployed on Offshore Wind Turbine

Nov 05, 2020

In what has been described as a 'world's first' a spider-like robot recently achieved its first blade walk an offshore wind turbine in the UK, opening door to significant offshore inspection cost cuts.Developed by BladeBUG, with support of the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult…

Subsea Valve Actuator certified for Safety Integrity Level 3

Nov 04, 2020

The new concept for Subsea Valve Actuators (SVA) from Bosch Rexroth has been certified by DNV GL for application in safety systems with up to Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 3 requirements. The SVA is a self-contained actuator for opening and closing…

IKM Group Acquires Acona

Nov 04, 2020

Norway's IKM Group said Wednesday it has acquired 100% shares in the Norwegian offshore oil and gas consultancy Acona.Acona provides services within Well Management and Engineering, Environmental & HSEQ&Risk Services, Field Development, and Consultancy Services…

Film-Ocean Hires Gair as Inspection Manager

Nov 03, 2020

Remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) inspection and integrity support services company Film-Ocean Ltd said it has appointed George Gair as inspection manager.Gair joined the business in early September and since starting has already met…

MODEC Sets Out to Reduce Cost of Floating Wind Turbines

Oct 30, 2020

Japanese FPSO specialist MODEC says it is working with partners to develop a solution that will reduce the overall cost of floating offshore wind turbines.For some time, floating offshore wind has been something of a niche, but now full-scale demonstrators are in the works…

Chevron Posts Q3 Profit

Oct 30, 2020

Chevron on Friday reported an adjusted third-quarter profit as oil prices recovered from spring lows and spending cuts benefited operating results.Chevron and its peers have slashed spending budgets this year on plummeting demand and crude oil…

GIEK Doubling Down on Offshore Wind

Oct 30, 2020

Tasked to provide the financial power to help Norwegian companies export their wares to the world, Wenche Nistad, CEO of the Norwegian Export Credit Guarantee Agency (GIEK) pulls no punches when asked about the appetite for investment in traditional…

Lundin Energy Chief Schneiter: Output Trending Upward at Sverdrup

Oct 30, 2020

Norway's Johan Sverdrup oilfield, the largest in western Europe, is ramping up production in the fourth quarter after the government increased its production permit, Lundin Energy, a partner in the field, said on Friday.Equinor-operated Sverdrup increased its production capacity to 470…

World's Largest Wealth Fund Cites Paucity of Good Green Energy Deals

Oct 30, 2020

While societal, political and corporate pressure continue to push innovation on renewable energy, the world's largest wealth fund is apparently having trouble identifying good investment deals in the sector.Norway's $1.1 trillion sovereign wealth fund…

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