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Hybrid Battery Package Installed on Siem PSV

Sep 13, 2021

Siem Offshore said one of its dual fuel platform supply vessels (PSV) has been upgraded with a hybrid battery package, in line with the company’s goals to reduce its environmental footprint.The installation aboard the 2014-built VS 4411 DF Siem…

Report: Norway Opposition Expected to Win Election Fought on Oil, Inequality

Sep 13, 2021

Norway was voting on Monday on the final day of a parliamentary election dominated by climate change and economic inequality, with the center-left opposition widely expected to replace a Conservative-led government that has ruled for eight years…

INEOS Gets Consent for Fat Canyon Drilling

Sep 13, 2021

INEOS E&P Norge has obtained a drilling permit from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate for an offshore exploration well in the Norwegian Sea.INEOS will drill the well, formally named 'Well 6306/3-1 S' - the Fat Canyon Prospect - using the Borgland Dolphin semi-submersible drilling rig…

Offshore CCS Project Planned in The Netherlands

Sep 13, 2021

TotalEnergies, Shell Netherlands, Energie Beheer Nederland (EBN), and Gasunie have partnered up in a project called Aramis that aims to enable large-scale CO2 reduction for industrial clusters in the Netherlands. The Aramis project aims to contribute…

Aker Solutions Wins More Work at Tommeliten Alpha Development

Sep 10, 2021

ConocoPhillips has awarded Norway's Aker Solutions a large topside modification contract for Tommeliten Alpha development, offshore Norway. The topside modification contract award follows the final investment decision by the license partners…

Zero Subsidy: Germany Awards Offshore Wind Licenses for 2026

Sep 10, 2021

Germany's power network agency said on Thursday it had awarded licenses to build 958 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind capacity at zero subsidy for commissioning in 2026 in the country's North Sea and Baltic Sea territories.The winners of the…

Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Completed, Gazprom Says

Sep 10, 2021

Gazprom said on Friday it had finished construction of the Nord Stream 2 subsea pipeline to Germany, completing Moscow's project to increase its gas export capability and bypass Ukraine, but flows have yet to be cleared by regulators.The much…

RWE, NTE, Havfram to Bid for Floating Wind Rights in Norway

Sep 10, 2021

Renewable energy firms RWE and NTE, and offshore services company Havfram, have signed a deal to jointly participate Norwegian government’s tender for floating offshore wind energy, which will begin later this year. By 2030, Norway, one of Europe's largest oil and gas producers…

Ultimate Sea Trial: Volvo Penta, Danfoss Editron Power MHO's New CTVs

Sep 09, 2021

Danish offshore crew transfer specialist MHO has earlier this week taken delivery of two hybrid crew transfer vessels, after what was described as an ultimate sea trial.Namely, the vessels arrived in Esbjerg, Denmark after a 12,000 nautical mile journey from China…

Macquarie’s GIG Buys Irish Offshore Wind Farm Project

Sep 09, 2021

Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG) said Thursday it had acquired Fuinneamh Sceirde Teoranta, the developer of the Sceirde Rocks offshore wind farm, in Galway, Ireland. Sceirde Rocks is a proposed 400 MW offshore wind farm, which will be…

AGR Joins 3-Year Research Aimed at CCS Cost Reduction

Sep 09, 2021

Engineering firm AGR said Thursday it was taking part in a three-year research initiative committed to developing new technologies and processes that aim to significantly reduce the cost of carbon capture related to transport and permanent storage…

NPD Approves Equinor's North Sea Drilling Plan

Sep 09, 2021

Norwegian oil firm Equinor has been granted a for wells 35/10-7 S and A in the North Sea, offshore Norway.The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, which announced its approval Thursday, said that Equinor would use Seadrill's West Hercules semi-submersible drilling rig to drill the two offshore wells…

Fleet Trimming Continues as Solstad Sells AHTS Sea Ocelot

Sep 09, 2021

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Solstad Offshore has sold another non-core vessel as part of its plan to trim its fleet and make it more competitive.It said Thursday it had sold the AHTS Sea Ocelot to an unnamed buyer. The 70 meters long vessel…

Horisont Energi, Equinor, and Vår Energi Team Up in Blue Ammonia Project in Barents Sea

Sep 09, 2021

Norwegian carbon tech company Horisont Energi has signed a cooperation agreement with oil firms Equinor and Vår Energi for the development of Barents Blue, Europe's first large-scale production facility for blue ammonia.Bjørgulf Haukelidsæter Eidesen…

Heerema Removes Ithaca's Jacky Platform

Sep 08, 2021

Dutch offshore installation and decommissioning contractor Heerema Marine Contractors has this week removed an offshore platform from Ithaca Energy's Jacky field in the UK North Sea.Ithaca Energy on Tuesday shared a photo of Heerema's Thialf…

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