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Kuwait's Oil Firm Seeks to Exit Norway

May 16, 2023

Kuwait's overseas oil and gas division has launched a sale process for its Norwegian assets as part of its focus on newer exploration and production hubs, industry sources said. Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company (Kufpec) hired Scotiabank to run the sale…

Taiwan's Formosa 2 Offshore Wind Project Officially Inaugurated

May 16, 2023

Construction of the Formosa 2 offshore wind project in Taiwan has been completed, with the milestone marked by an inauguration ceremony at the Waipu Fishing Port in Miaoli to celebrate the successful construction of the offshore wind farm. With…

Japan Picks Five Promising Zones for Offshore Wind Farms

May 12, 2023

The Japanese government said on Friday it had chosen five sites off the coast of Hokkaido as 'promising zones' for developing offshore wind farms, marking the second stage in a three-part selection process. The move comes as Japan looks to accelerate…

Gulf of Thailand: Uzma Clinches 3-Year Coil Tubing Contract with Valeura Energy

May 11, 2023

Malaysia-based energy industry services firm Uzma has, via its Thai subsidiary MMSVS secured a contract with the oil company Valeura Energy Inc.The three-year contract is for the provision of coil tubing equipment and services in the Gulf of Thailand…

Taiwan's Offshore Wind Industry Braves Cross-strait Risks in Clean Energy Boom

May 11, 2023

In the port city of Taichung on Taiwan's west coast, a crane hoists into place the end section of a white wind turbine tower that stands almost a hundred meters tall.The turbine will be one of 111 spinning at a multi-billion dollar offshore wind…

Cluster of Chinese Vessels Spotted Near Russian Rig Off Vietnam

May 10, 2023

A Chinese research vessel flanked by coast guard and nearly a dozen boats on Wednesday entered a gas block operated by Russian and Vietnamese state firms, two monitoring groups said, another potential flashpoint in the South China Sea.It follows…

Petronas Carigali Awards Icon Offshore Support Vessel Services Deal

May 10, 2023

Malaysian offshore vessel operator Icon Offshore has signed a contract with the oil company Petronas Carigali to provide an anchor handling tug vessel with crew and equipment for twenty-four-hour services. Icon Offshore said that the services would support and maintain drilling rigs…

Russian Court Seizes Four Danish-owned Tugboats in Sakhalin

May 10, 2023

A Russian court on the Pacific island of Sakhalin has ordered the provisional seizure of four tugboats belonging to Denmark's Svitzer, the world's biggest tugboat operator, at the request of a Russian energy company. Moscow has been seizing…

Japan's Inpex Posts 61% Jump in Q1 Net Profit

May 10, 2023

Japan's Inpex posted a 61% surge in first-quarter net profit to 151.5 billion yen ($1.12 billion) as higher oil and gas sales coupled with a weaker yen boosted financials, it said on Wednesday, falling slightly short of the market expectations…

Indian Court Upholds Tribunal Ruling Favoring Reliance in Gas Migration Dispute

May 09, 2023

Delhi High Court has upheld the ruling of an arbitration panel favoring Reliance Industries and its foreign partners in a dispute over gas migration from fields operated by state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp Ltd, a court order shows. The oil…

Velesto Wins Offshore Drilling Contracts for Three Jack-up Rigs

May 09, 2023

Malaysian offshore drilling rig contractor Velesto Drilling has received three notices of assignments related to a drilling contract award with Petronas first announced in March.The contract is for providing three jack-up drilling rigs, the Naga 3…

Enquest to Boost Gas Output from Malaysia's Seligi Offshore Field

May 09, 2023

Oil producer Enquest said on Tuesday it signed an agreement with Petronas to produce additional gas from the Seligi field in Malaysia through existing infrastructure until the end of 2025. The deal is expected to increase EnQuest's gas production by around 25 million standard cubic feet per day…

Singapore's Seatrium to Build Two Substations for U.S. Offshore Wind Farm Projects

May 05, 2023

Singapore's Seatrium, through its subsidiary Sembcorp Marine Offshore Platforms Pte. Ltd. (“SMOP”), has secured a contract worth more than S$500 million for two offshore wind farm substations from Empire Offshore Wind, a joint venture between Equinor and BP…

UN Fails to Raise Funds to Remove Oil from Decaying Tanker Off Yemen's Coast

May 05, 2023

The United Nations on Thursday fell far short of raising the money it needs for an operation to salvage 1.1 million barrels of oil from a decaying vessel moored off Yemen's coast and avert an environmental disaster.U.N. officials have been warning…

Vietnam to More Than Double Power Generation by 2030, Lower Offshore Wind Target

May 05, 2023

Vietnam aims to more than double its power generation capacity by 2030, but has slightly lowered its target for offshore wind and will heavily rely on coal until the end of the decade, according to a government document seen by Reuters.Total…

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