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Offshore Wind: BAR Targets U.S. Crew Transfer Vessel Deployment for 2024

Nov 30, 2022

Marine engineering consultancy, BAR Technologies (BAR), said Wednesday that its low-emission crew transfer vessel (CTV) design, the BARTech 30, will be available for the first U.S. offshore wind projects in 2024, following quotes at several U…

The Future is Bright for Floating Wind in the U.S.

Nov 29, 2022

Intelatus’ director of research, Phil Lewis, discusses the promising future for floating offshore wind in the United States.

DOF Charters Havila Phoenix CSV. Wins Contracts in Atlantic Region

Nov 28, 2022

Offshore vessel operator DOF Group is pleased to announce multiple new contracts in the Atlantic region and the long-term charter of the construction support vessel Havila Phoenix.In the Atlantic region, DOF said it had secured an Integrated…

U.S. Could Give Green Light to Chevron to Boost Venezuela's Oil Output

Nov 24, 2022

Chevron Corp could win U.S. approval to vastly expand operations in Venezuela as soon as Saturday once the Venezuelan government and its opposition resume political talks, three people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. A U.S. authorization…

CIMC Nets 3-Year Extensions for Jack-up Rig Duo in Mexico

Nov 23, 2022

China-based CIMC’s Asset Management Company has secured three-year contract extensions for two jack-up drilling rigs in Mexico.The rigs, Gulf Driller VI and Gulf Driller VIII , will continue working for the Mexican national oil company Pemex…

Talos Extends Helix Producer I Floater Charter in Gulf of Mexico

Nov 23, 2022

Oil and gas company Talos Energy has extended the contract for the Helix Producer I floating production vessel in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. According to Helix Energy Solutions Group, the vessel owner, the contract has been extended for one year the term…

New Fortress Finalizes Deal to Develop Lakach Gas Project in Mexico Using FLNG

Nov 22, 2022

U.S.-based firm New Fortress Energy Inc. said Tuesday it had finalized agreements with Mexico’s state-owned oil company Pemex, to develop and operate an integrated upstream and natural gas liquefaction project to develop the Lakach deepwater gas field off Veracruz in Southeastern Mexico…

Pemex Sees Deepwater Lakach Gas Project Boosting Output Significantly

Nov 22, 2022

Mexican state oil company Pemex expects a key offshore natural gas field located in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico will add significant output after inking a service contract on Monday, part of a push to grow local output while reducing imports…

Fugro Wins Survey Deal at U.S. Offshore Wind Project

Nov 21, 2022

Community Offshore Wind, a U.S. joint venture between RWE Renewables and National Grid, has awarded Fugro an offshore survey contract to support site appraisal and concept design activities in the New York Bight. The joint venture was last year…

Delfin Gets More Time to Build U.S. Gulf of Mexico LNG Export Plant

Nov 21, 2022

U.S. energy regulators on Friday extended until September 2023 the amount of time liquefied natural gas (LNG) developer Delfin LNG has to put the onshore part of its proposed Gulf of Mexico floating export project off Louisiana into service…

St Johns Ship Building Expands Capacity for Additional CTV Builds

Nov 18, 2022

Americraft Marine Group announced it is investing in its Palatka, Fla. based shipyard, St Johns Ship Building, to increase capacity for construction of crew transfer vessels (CTVs) and other vessels to serve the growing U.S. offshore wind industry…

American Offshore Energy Launches Novel Floating Wind Turbine Design

Nov 18, 2022

American Offshore Energy (AOE) has this week announced novel patents in the floating wind turbine industry including a vertical axis wind turbine which, the company says, can be deployed quickly, and even submerged in the wake of a hurricane…

ExxonMobil Books Odfjell Drilling-managed Offshore Rig for Canadian Operations

Nov 18, 2022

U.S. oil major ExxonMobil has signed a deal to use the Odfjell Drilling-managed semi-submersible drilling rig Hercules in Canada next year.The contract for the 6th generation rig is expected to start in the second quarter of 2023. The contract has a firm duration of around 135 days…

U.S. Watchdog Seeks Cybersecurity Strategy for Offshore Oil & Gas Facilities

Nov 18, 2022

A U.S. watchdog in a report made public on Thursday asked the federal regulator of offshore oil and gas infrastructure to come up with a cybersecurity strategy for the more than 1,600 facilities under its oversight. The Government Accountability…

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