Offshore News


Miros Group Names Aarset as New CEO

Jan 11, 2023

Wave measurement specialist Miros Group has hired Marius Five Aarset as its new CEO to lead the company as it looks to grow in renewable energy, oil and gas, offshore operations, and shipping markets.Marius Five Aarset has joined Miros from ABB…

Elizabeth Klein Named BOEM Director

Jan 10, 2023

The U.S. Interior Department on Tuesday named Elizabeth Klein, a lawyer who worked in the Obama and Clinton administrations, to head the bureau that oversees offshore oil, gas and wind development.Klein will take over for the current head of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management…

Aker Solutions, Drydocks to Upgrade Petrojarl Knarr FPSO for Deployment at Equinor's Rosebank Field

Jan 09, 2023

Norway's Aker Solutions will upgrade Altera Infrastructure's Petrojarl  Knarr floating production storage and offloading vessel (FPSO) to be redeployed at Equinor's Rosebank field development, offshore the UK. Petrojarl Knarr was built by Samsung…

$3 Billion Forecast to be Invested in New Anchor Handlers to Meet Floating Wind Demand

Jan 06, 2023

Floating wind is an emerging technology. Currently being tested in small scale demonstration and pilot projects, global floating wind commissioned capacity at the end of 2022 was less than 200 megawatts (MW). By 2030, close to 11 gigawatts (GW)…

Venezuela's Oil Exports Fall in Spite of Iranian Assist

Jan 06, 2023

Venezuela's oil exports last year declined due to infrastructure outages, U.S. sanctions and rising competition in its key Asia market despite assistance from ally Iran, according to shipping data and documents.Exports this year are expected…

Britain Produced Record Amount of Wind Power in 2022

Jan 06, 2023

Britain’s wind farms contributed a record 26.8% of the country’s electricity in 2022 although gas-fired power plants remained the biggest source of power, National Grid data showed on Friday.Britain has a target to reach net zero emissions by…

Hess Signals Guyana's Seventh Oil Platform

Jan 05, 2023

Hess Corp on Thursday said drilling results expected this month could add a seventh platform in Guyana, which would lift the nascent oil producing nation's output above the 1.2 million barrels of oil equivalent per day planned.The U.S. oil producer…

What's in Store for US Offshore Wind?

Jan 05, 2023

January brings with it the expectation that the United States' first commercial wind farm in federal waters will start generating power by year end, the promise that permitting for close to 5 gigawatts (GW) of projects will be finalized within…

China, Philippines Agree to Handle Disputes Peacefully, Resume Joint Offshore Oil Exploration Talks

Jan 05, 2023

China and the Philippines have agreed to set up a direct communications channel between their foreign ministries on the South China Sea to handle disputes peacefully, they said on Thursday.Their agreement, which contained 14 elements aimed at…

VIDEO: Ocean Infinity's Armada 7801 Robotic Vessel Reaches Norway

Jan 05, 2023

Ocean Infinity's Armada 7801 has reached Norway after a long journey from Vietnam, where its hull was built last year at the Vard Vung Tau shipyard.'Our first new ship has arrived in Norway, having set sail on its maiden voyage from Vietnam in November…

TSC, Offshoretronic in Offshore Wind Monopile Installation Collab

Jan 05, 2023

OTSC Offshore Corporation (“TSC”), a subsidiary of CMIC Ocean En-Tech Holding Co., Ltd. has signed a memorandum of understanding with Spain-based offshore vessel and equipment design firm Offshoretronic.The MoU entails bringing together Offshoretronic's…

Equinor, BP JV Hires DEME for Offshore Wind Cable Installation in U.S.

Jan 04, 2023

Offshore installation services company DEME Offshore has won a 'substantial' contract for the transportation and installation of the inter-array cables for the Empire Wind 1 and 2 offshore wind farms being developed in the U.S. by Empire Offshore Wind…

Partners to Develop Offshore Wind to Ammonia Project in Greenland

Jan 03, 2023

Norway-based H2Carrier announced it has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with Greenland-based Anori to develop the first commercial wind farm in Greenland with subsequent production and export of green ammonia.The wind farm is projected to comprise 1…

Volstad Orders NES Battery Pack for Subsea Construction Vessel

Jan 03, 2023

Norway's Volstad Maritime has contracted HAV Group subsidiary Norwegian Electric Systems (NES) to deliver the battery package and associated control system for battery charging to one of its subsea construction vessels.Bergen-based NES will…

US Lease Sale off Alaska Coast Draws One Bid

Jan 03, 2023

The U.S. government on Friday received just a single bid, from Hilcorp Alaska, for oil and gas drilling rights off the coast of Alaska the first federal auction in the region in more than five years.The offer of nearly 1 million acres in the…

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