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Ireland: Kinsale Gas Fields Cease Production after 42 Years Online

17 hours ago

Ireland's Kinsale area offshore gas fields in the Celtic Sea have officially ceased production, after more than 40 years online.The news of production cessation from the gas fields was shared by the operator PSE Kinsale Energy, a subsidiary of Malaysia's Petronas…

CorPower Starts Wave Energy Project in Portugal

Jul 07, 2020

CorPower, a Swedish developer of wave energy converters, is establishing an R&D, Manufacturing & Service Centre for wave energy converters in Viana do Castelo, Portugal.The location has been chosen to support CorPower’s demonstration project HiWave-5…

RCG, Æge Energy Launch Renewables Consultancy in Scandinavia

Jul 06, 2020

The Renewables Consulting Group Ltd (“RCG”) and Æge Energy AS have signed a memorandum of understanding for a business alliance to deliver renewable energy advisory services in the Nordic region covering both offshore and onshore renewables…

Petrobras Considers LNG Units for Pre-salt's Natural Gas

Jul 06, 2020

Brazilian state-controlled oil company Petrobras is considering installing offshore units to liquefy the growing natural gas production from the so-called pre-salt area, the company's emissions and climate change manager said during a webinar on Friday…

Magnora, Kustvind Speed Up Work on 500MW Offshore Wind Farm in Sweden

Jul 03, 2020

Oslo-listed company Magnora has teamed up with Swedish wind power company to speed up the development “Sydkustens Vind”, a 500 MW shallow-water offshore wind project in the Baltic Sea, off southern Sweden.“The decision follows several studies…

Global Offshore Rig Count in June Falls to 208. Africa Suffers the Biggest Loss

Jul 02, 2020

The global active offshore drilling rig count for June 2020 was lower by 65 units, compared to June 2019, Baker Hughes' monthly rig count report has shown.Latin America was the only region that saw its offshore rig count rise, Europe and North America saw their numbers halved…

Is Asia’s Offshore Wind Sector Ready For Take-off?

Jul 01, 2020

With virtually unlimited technical potential, offshore wind could play a critical role in helping to decarbonize the region, Wood Mackenzie's  Asia Pacific Vice-Chair Gavin Thompson writes.Asia’s pathway to a low carbon future is challenging…

AqualisBraemar Names South East Asia Head

Jul 01, 2020

Marine and offshore consultancy AqualisBraemar has appointed John Harris as its new regional managing director of the South East Asia region.Harris will oversee the company’s operations in South East Asia (SEA), including its offices in Indonesia…

UK: Equinor Building Hydrogen Plant with Offshore CCS

Jul 01, 2020

Norwegian energy giant Equinor said Wednesday it would build a gas-to-hydrogen plant in the UK in combination with carbon capture and storage. The captured carbon would be stored in offshore storage in the North Sea. Equinor said the facility…

Mermaid Targets Offshore Decommissioning Work in Thailand with New Business Unit

Jun 30, 2020

Thai-based offshore services provider Mermaid Maritime has said it has launched a business branch focused on offshore transportation, installation and decommissioning.Mermaid said Tuesday its new business unit’s immediate target is potential…

OMV Petrom Snaps Up Black Sea Block in Georgia

Jun 29, 2020

Romania's OMV Petrom has provisionally won the rights to explore for oil and gas in a Black Sea block off the coast fo Georgia.OMV Petrom said Monday it had been selected as the winner of the open international tender held by the Ministry of…

Oil Prices Edge Up as Demand Upswing Counters Virus Concerns

Jun 26, 2020

Oil prices inched up on Friday as the bullish impetus from signs of fuel demand recovery was kept in check by a rising number of new coronavirus cases in the United States and China and tentative expectations of U.S. output ticking up.Brent crude futures were 40 cents higher at $41…

RWE Faces Heated AGM Over Coal Exit, Green Future

Jun 26, 2020

RWE sought on Friday to convince shareholders of its plans to move away from fossil fuels as environmentalists protested in its coal regions and as Germany prepares to pass a coal exit law from which it stands to gain 2.6 billion euros ($2.92 billion)…

Dolphin Drilling Inks 3-Well LoI with Norwegian Operator

Jun 26, 2020

Offshore drilling contractor Dolphin Drilling has signed a letter of intent with an unnamed Norwegian oil company for a three-well plugging and abandonment campaign.The news was shared Friday morning by Dolphin Drilling's CEO Bjørnar Iversen…

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