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German Power Usage from Renewables Falls on Lower Wind Output

Sep 28, 2021

Renewable energy's share of Germany's power consumption dropped to 43% in January-September from 48% a year earlier as wind output fell, preliminary industry data showed on Tuesday, demonstrating the impact of weather on supply security.Onshore…

Offshore Shipowner Awind Changes Name

Sep 28, 2021

Norway-based offshore shipowner Awind AS, a subsidiary of Integrated Wind Solutions AS, has changed its name to IWS Fleet. 'The name change reflects the ambitions of Integrated Wind Solutions to become a leading provider of integrated services and solutions to the offshore wind industry…

Equinor's Black Vulture Appraisal Well Disappoints

Sep 28, 2021

Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor has concluded the drilling of the Black Vulture appraisal well in the Norwegian Sea, and the well came up dry.Using Seadrill's West Hercules offshore drilling rig, Equinor drilled the well approximately…

Floating Dreams: Portugal Bets on Offshore Wind, Solar Farms

Sep 28, 2021

From a colossal wind farm floating amid choppy ocean waves to hundreds of solar panels on the surface of a dammed reservoir, Portugal is exploring innovative ways to boost renewable energy.Mass use of such projects may still be too pricey, but…

DNO Makes Minor Oil Find at Gomez Prospect, Offshore Norway

Sep 28, 2021

Norwegian oil and gas operator DNO has made a minor oil discovery on the Gomez prospect in the North Sea, offshore Norway.The exploration well, located 14 kilometers east of the Ekofisk field, encountered hydrocarbons in the primary target in the Våle Formation of the Paleocene Age…

Equinor Adds Another Well to Deepsea Stavanger Rig Scope

Sep 27, 2021

Norwegian oil firm Equinor has exercised one additional well to be added to Odfjell Drilling Deepsea Stavanger rig's drilling contract.The well has been exercised under the Continued Optionality mechanism in the contract entered into between the parties in May 2020…

Aker BP Files Development Plan for North Sea Oil Field

Sep 27, 2021

Norwegian oil and gas company Aker BP has filed a development plan for the Frosk offshore field to the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy.The Frosk field, found in 2019, is situated some 25 kilometers southwest of the Alvheim FPSO in the North Sea…

Offshore Wind: Siemens Gamesa’s Service Business Nets One of Largest Deals in Its History

Sep 27, 2021

Offshore wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa has secured an extension of the original contract term for servicing the 714 MW East Anglia ONE wind farm in the UK.Siemens Gamesa said the contract, among the biggest in Siemens Gamesa’s Service business unit’s history…

Repsol Extends Esvagt Corona Vessel Stay at Yme Field

Sep 27, 2021

Danish offshore vessel owner Esvagt said Monday that the Spanish oil firm Repsol had extended the contract for the Esvagt Corona standby/rescue vessel for an additional 18 months.The contract for standby services at Repsol's Yme field in the Norwegian North Sea now runs until the spring of 2023…

RWE to Build Offshore Wind Hub in Grimsby

Sep 23, 2021

Renewable energy company RWE said Thursday it would create an offshore wind operations hub at Grimsby’s Royal Dock, on the UK’s east coast.The new ‘Grimsby Hub’ will expand the existing Triton Knoll offshore wind farm base and will be the home…

Ørsted Taps SES for Hornsea One Offshore Wind Farm Aviation Services

Sep 23, 2021

Swire Energy Services (SES) has secured a two-year deal with Ørsted to provide helideck services and helicopter refueling system services for Hornsea One offshore wind farm in the UK North Sea.This contract builds on the previous original equipment manufacturer (OEM) contract in 2017…

Esvagt's New SOV to Work at Offshore Wind Farm in UK

Sep 23, 2021

Danish offshore vessel operator Esvagt, which earlier this week took delivery of a newbuild service operation vessel from Havyard Leirvik, plans to deploy the vessel at an offshore wind farm in the UK.The company said Thursday that the vessel…

TotalEnergies, GIG, Qair to Bid for French Floating Wind Farm

Sep 23, 2021

A consortium formed by TotalEnergies, Green Investment Group (GIG), and Qair has been pre-selected by the French authorities to take part in an upcoming tender for the development of a floating wind farm of up to 270 MW in Southern Brittany…

Norway's August Oil Output Beats Forecast, Gas Lags

Sep 23, 2021

Norway's oil production beat official expectations in August, while its natural gas output lagged, preliminary data from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) showed on Thursday.Crude oil output rose to 1.81 million barrels per day (bpd) in August from 1…

Gas Production Resumes from Kistos' Offshore Gas Field as TAQA Wraps Maintenance Work

Sep 23, 2021

Energy firm Kistos has informed that the TAQA operated P15-D platform in the Dutch North Sea has resumed normal operations, following a planned four-week maintenance shutdown.This has, in turn, has allowed the resumption of gas export from Kistos'…

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