Offshore News


Weather Data Gathering Project Underway for US Offshore Wind

Feb 15, 2024

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have launched an 18-month initiative to gather extensive weather, ocean, and wildlife data near the sites of active offshore wind farms and lease areas off the coast of the Northeast United States…

NOV Bags Order for Industry's First Electric Subsea Crane

Feb 15, 2024

NOV reports its Lifting & Handling group has sold what is said to be the industry’s first-ever electric subsea crane. The order was booked at the end of 2023 with an undisclosed client in Europe, NOV said.The first-of-its-kind crane offers enhanced efficiency compared to electro-hydraulic cranes…

Van Oord Awarded Polish Offshore Wind Contract

Feb 14, 2024

Van Oord has been contracted for the construction of the Baltica 2 Offshore Wind Farm, developed by Ørsted and PGE. The wind farm is located 40 kilometres offshore in the Polish area of the Baltic Sea.Van Oord will transport and install 111 extended monopiles…

Jumbo Offshore Awarded Monopile Removal Contract in Taiwan

Feb 14, 2024

Jumbo Offshore has been awarded a contract by Yunneg Wind Power Co. (YWPC) for the removal of monopiles at the Yunlin Offshore Wind Farm in Taiwan.The contract award represents an expansion of the company’s existing scope, which has involved…

Woodside Receives Trion Social Impact Assessment Approval

Feb 13, 2024

Woodside’s Trion oil and gas project has received approval for its Social Impact Assessment from the Mexican Ministry for Energy.Trion is a greenfield development that would represent the first oil production from Mexico’s deepwater. It is located in the Gulf of Mexico at a water depth of 2…

US Finalizes Two Offshore Wind Energy Areas in Oregon

Feb 13, 2024

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) on Tuesday finalized two wind energy areas (WEAs) in the offshore Oregon region, aligning with government goals to deploy 30 gigawatts of offshore wind power along U.S. coastlines this decade to fight climate change…

BIMCO Starts Work on Wind Turbine Transport Contract

Feb 12, 2024

BIMCO has established a subcommittee to work on a global standard contract for the transport and installation of offshore wind turbines. The project has been launched to support the offshore wind industry as the global demand for more renewable sources of energy increases…

Sangomar FPSO Arrives in Senegal

Feb 12, 2024

Woodside Energy has announced that the Léopold Sédar Senghor FPSO has safely arrived offshore Senegal.The arrival of the FPSO from Singapore at its final destination approximately 100 kilometres offshore Dakar, Senegal, marks the commencement…

ONGC Plans Rouble Payment for Sakhalin 1 Stake

Feb 12, 2024

Indian oil company ONGC Videsh Ltd (OVL) is in talks with the Russian government to pay its contribution to the Sakhalin-1 abandonment fund in roubles, a company official said on Monday.The contribution is a requirement for OVL to take a 20% stake in the project…

Oil Industry, Green Groups Challenge Biden Offshore Drilling Plan

Feb 12, 2024

Oil and gas companies and environmental groups on Monday filed dueling legal challenges to the Biden administration's five-year plan to offer drilling leases in the Gulf of Mexico.The petitions to a U.S. appeals court come four months after…

MARAD’s Title XI Changes: Good News for Offshore Wind?

Feb 12, 2024

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration (MARAD) in December issued a final rule updating its financial requirements for the Federal Ship Financing Program, commonly referred to as Title XI. While the move applies to the U…

Esgian Week 6 Report: New Contracts and a New JV

Feb 11, 2024

Esgian has released its Week 6 Rig Analytics Market Roundup saying that several new contracts have been confirmed across three major types of offshore drilling rigs and an interesting new joint venture between an operator and a rig owner has been announced…

US EPA Announces Intent to Fund Methane Reduction Projects

Feb 11, 2024

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a Notice of Intent to make funds available to help measure and reduce methane emissions from the oil and gas sectors.This funding from the Inflation…

US to Establish National Offshore Wind Center of Excellence

Feb 09, 2024

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has set out plans to invest $4.75 million to establish a new national center of excellence to accelerate offshore wind deployment across the United States.The Academic Center for Reliability and Resilience of Offshore Wind (ARROW)…

Norway's Sverdrup Oilfield to Start Decline in About a Year

Feb 08, 2024

Production at the Equinor-operated Johan Sverdrup oilfield, the North Sea's largest, is expected to start declining from peak levels in about a year, partner Aker BP said on Thursday.Sverdrup's production was ramped up last year to 755,000 barrels of oil per day (bpd)…

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