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Aker BP Pauses Helicopter Traffic Offshore Norway After Crash

Feb 29, 2024

Norwegian oil group Aker BP on Thursday said it had halted all helicopter traffic offshore Norway until further notice, after a Sikorsky S-92 helicopter crashed in the ocean on Wednesday, killing one person and injuring five others.(Reuters - Reporting by Louise Breusch Rasmussen…

Viaro Energy Grows North Sea Oil and Gas Portfolio

Feb 29, 2024

UK-based oil and gas company Viaro Energy has acquired full working interest in License P.2593 in the West of Shetland, which includes the Tuck gas discovery and the Boulmer prospect, along with several other prospects and leads in the area…

Vaalco Plans Baobab FPSO Upgrade Following Svenska Petroleum Acquisition

Feb 29, 2024

U.S. based oil and gas company Vaalco has entered a sales and purchase agreement to acquire Svenska Petroleum Exploration, including its non-operated interest in the producing deepwater Baobab field offshore Ivory Coast, for the gross amount of $66…

Sulmara Expands Subsea Offer with New Business Line

Feb 29, 2024

Scotland-based subsea specialist Sulmara is expanding its offer related to subsea cables and pipelines with the launch of a new suite of services to reduce the operational risks its clients face, while helping them meet their net zero targets…

Odfjell Oceanwind Launches Foundations Production Unit for Floating Wind

Feb 29, 2024

Odfjell Oceanwind and Prodtex have established a joint venture for the manufacturing of foundations for floating wind turbines in an effort to address what is expected to become one of the biggest bottlenecks in scaling the floating offshore wind industry…

TotalEnergies Signs 16-Year LNG Supply Deal with Sembcorp

Feb 29, 2024

French energy major TotalEnergies has signed a liquefied natural gas (LNG) sale and purchase agreement (SPA) with Sembcorp Fuels, a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore-based Sembcorp Industries.The deal entails the delivery of up to 0.8 million…

One Person Dies in Helicopter Crash as Part of Equinor’s SAR Training

Feb 29, 2024

One person has died following the crash of the helicopter outside Bergen in Norway, which was on a training assignment for Equinor’s SAR service for the Oseberg area in the North Sea.Bristow Group said that one of its search and rescue helicopters…

RTS Wind Extends Blade Maintenance Contract for Belgian Offshore Wind Farm

Feb 28, 2024

RTS Wind, a specialist service provider in the renewable energy sector, has secured a multi-year framework agreement with C-Power to continue blade maintenance at Thornton Bank wind farm in the Belgian North Sea.The award is an extension that…

Norway Gives Nod to ConocoPhilips for Eldfisk North Oil Field Start Up

Feb 28, 2024

The Norwegian authorities have issued a consent to ConocoPhillips to start up the Eldfisk North oil filed in the North Sea.The Eldfisk North installation consists of two seabed templates for production and one for water injection, comprising a total of nine production wells and five injection wells…

DeepOcean Gets Pipelines Inspection Job in North Sea

Feb 28, 2024

Ocean services provider DeepOcean has been awarded a contract by Equinor to deliver inspection and survey work on the operator’s pipelines in the North Sea.DeepOcean’s scope of work includes pipeline inspections, seabed mapping, and ad-hoc pipeline survey and light construction work…

Vaalco in Talks to Acquire Svenska Petroleum and Its West Africa Assets

Feb 28, 2024

U.S. based oil and gas company Vaalco has confirmed it is in discussions with Svenska Petroleum Exploration for the debt-free acquisition of the company whose primary asset is a 27.39% interest in Baobab field, offshore Ivory Coast in West Africa…

CorPower Ocean Verifies All Key Aspects of C4 Device in Wave Power Breakthrough

Feb 27, 2024

Swedish developer CorPower Ocean has completed the first cycle of ocean commissioning program of its C4 wave energy device offshore Portugal, verifying all key aspects of the system and marking a ‘crucial milestone’ for the wider wave energy sector…

Norway Gives Production Go-Ahead for Aker BP-Operated Hanz Field

Feb 27, 2024

The Norwegian authorities have approved the start-up of production on the Hanz accumulation on the Ivar Aasen field in the North Sea.The development solution involves reusing the subsea installations on the Jette field, which was shut down in 2016…

BP Starts Production at East North Flank of Giant Shah Deniz Gas Field

Feb 27, 2024

BP has started production from the East North flank of the Shah Deniz field in Azerbaijan, which is one of the largest gas-condensate fields in the world and the largest gas discovery ever made by BP.The East North flank, part of Shah Deniz 2 development…

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