Offshore News


SBM Offshore Closes $1.75B Financing for Its Largest FPSO Yet

Jul 21, 2022

Dutch FPSO leasing specialist SBM Offshore said Thursday it had completed the US$1.75 billion project financing for the FPSO One Guyana. The company has previously said that this would be the company's largest FPSO so far. It will be deployed at ExxonMobil's Yellowtail development…

U.S. President Biden Visits Prysmian's Subsea Cable Plant Site in Brayton Point, Mass.

Jul 21, 2022

Prysmian Group, the energy and telecom cable systems provider, on Wednesday welcomed U.S. President Joe Biden on a visit to the site of its new subsea power cables plant in Brayton Point, Massachusetts. Prysmian said it was set to transform the area…

Oil Platform Worker Airlifted Near Southwest Pass

Jul 20, 2022

An oil platform worker was medevaced Wednesday morning approximately 20 miles southeast of Southwest Pass, La.The U.S. Coast Guard said its watchstanders at Sector New Orleans received notification at 11:38 p.m. Tuesday from the oil platform…

Floating Wind: DemoSATH Floater Launched in Spain (VIDEO)

Jul 20, 2022

Spanish offshore engineering firm Saitec Offshore Technologies and renewables giant RWE on Wednesday marked the completion and the launching operation of their DemoSATH floating wind unit. SATH Technology is based on a concrete platform concept with a plug-and-play Single Point Mooring…

Gallery: FPSO Almirante Barroso En Route to Brazil

Jul 20, 2022

Japanese FPSO leasing company MODEC said Wednesday that the FPSO Almirante Barroso MV32 had started its navigation towards Brazil last Sunday. The FPSO is bound for deployment at Petrobras' Búzios deepwater oil field.The FPSO left the Cosco shipyard in China on Sunday…

Scania to Power Patriot's New CTV

Jul 19, 2022

Engine manufacturer Scania announced it has been selected by Patriot Offshore Maritime Services to power its new 27-meter aluminum crew transfer vessel (CTV), chartered by Vineyard Wind for support of the construction and management of its commercial offshore wind project…

Gallery: Allseas' Pioneering Spirit Vessel Removes 11,000t Gyda Offshore Jacket

Jul 19, 2022

Offshore installation and decommissioning contractor Allseas said Tuesday it had successfully removed and transported to shore Repsol Norge’s 30,000-tonne Gyda platform 'in a matter of days.'According to the company, Allseas' Pioneering Spirit…

Van Oord Books Eidesvik Offshore Vessel for Offshore Wind Trenching Support

Jul 19, 2022

Dutch marine services firm Van Oord has, via its offshore wind subsidiary Van Oord Offshore Wind,  awarded Eidesvik Offshore a five-year contract for its Subsea Viking multi-purpose support vessel.The contract, of an undisclosed value, will start in the first quarter of 2023…

Green Energy Group Sells Petrel Explorer Survey Vessel

Jul 19, 2022

Norwegian company Green Energy Group has agreed to sell its Petrel Explorer seismic survey vessel.The company, which last year rebranded to Green Energy Group from Seabird Exploration to reflect a strategic shift in business towards green energy transition…

Guyana Races Against the Clock to Bank Its Offshore Oil Bonanza

Jul 18, 2022

For the poor, small South American country of Guyana, there's no time like the present when it comes to reaping the rewards of its offshore oil jackpot.With sky-high oil prices, a transition to renewable energy on the horizon, and 750,000 citizens desperate for better lives…

Technip Energies, X1 Wind, Partners to Deliver Important Floating Wind Project

Jul 18, 2022

The European Commission has chosen Technip Energies, X1 Wind, and a consortium of ten international entities, to deliver the NextFloat project, a program aimed at accelerating industrial-scale floating wind.NextFloat project's main objectives are to demonstrate a competitive…

Edda Wind’s New Offshore Wind Vessel Launched in Spain

Jul 18, 2022

Edda Wind’s new Service Operation Vessel Edda Goelo (C416) was launched at Astilleros Balenciaga shipyard in Spain on Friday.Edda Goelo will serve as a mother vessel for wind turbine technicians as they perform maintenance work on offshore wind turbines…

U.S. Coast Guard Medevacs Offshore Vessel Crewmember with Heart Attack Symptoms

Jul 15, 2022

A 52-year-old man was medevaced Thursday from an offshore supply vessel about 36 miles southeast of Grande Isle, Louisiana.Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a call stating a crewmember aboard the offshore supply vessel…

New Crewing Mandate Could Be a 'Gut Punch' to U.S. Offshore Wind Projects

Jul 15, 2022

The U.S. House has this week passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), in which it attached a provision that would change rules for manning offshore vessels in U.S. waters, with the goal of fostering American jobs in the U.S. offshore wind sector…

Hezbollah: 'No one' will Extract Gas From Maritime Zones if Lebanon Unable To do So

Jul 14, 2022

The head of powerful armed group Hezbollah warned on Wednesday that 'no one' would be allowed to operate in maritime oil and gas fields if Lebanon was barred from its 'rights' in extracting from areas off of its own coast.'If you don't give us the rights that our state is asking for…

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