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U.S. to Add 6 GW of Offshore Wind Capacity Through 2029 -EIA

8 hours ago

Power plant developers and operators plan to install more than 6 gigawatts of offshore wind capacity at sites mostly along the U.S. eastern seaboard over the next seven years, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said in a report on Thursday…

Boskalis to Install Substations, Monopiles for Ørsted, Eversource U.S. Offshore Wind Farms

Jun 30, 2022

Ørsted and Eversource, two companies that have partnered up to buiild offshore wind farms in the U.S. said Thursday they'd signed contracts with Boskalis to support the construction of their offshore wind project in the U.S.The work with Boskalis…

Biden Drilling Plan May Exclude All Waters Beyond Gulf of Mexico

Jun 30, 2022

The U.S. Interior Department has recommended to the White House that all federal offshore oil and gas drilling auctions over the next five years be located in the Gulf of Mexico, where the drilling industry has already been focused for decades…

Solstad Offshore Wins Charters for Two CSVs

Jun 30, 2022

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Solstad Offshore has secured charters for the construction support vessels Normand Cutter and Normand Sentinel.The Normand Cutter has been awarded a contract with an unnamed customer in South America. The firm…

BP, Shell to Cover Employee Travel for Treatment after Roe v. Wade

Jun 30, 2022

Oil producer BP on Wednesday joined Shell in pledging to cover travel expenses for U.S. employee health care treatment following a Supreme Court decision overturning the Constitutional right to an abortion.Neither of the two European companies explicitly named abortion in their statements…

Shell Buys Operating Stake in Equinor's North Platte

Jun 29, 2022

Equinor said on Wednesday it has agreed to sell to Shell a 51% operating stake in the North Platte deepwater development project in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Equinor will retain 49% interest in the project, now renamed Sparta.Discovered in 2012 by Cobalt International Energy…

Baker to Head BOEM's Office of Renewable Energy Programs

Jun 28, 2022

The United States' Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) on Tuesday announced Karen J. Baker will lead its Office of Renewable Energy Programs (OREP).BOEM, an agency within the Department of the Interior, manages U.S. offshore energy resources…

Offshore Wind Vessels Get 'Vessel of National Interest' Designation by U.S. MARAD

Jun 28, 2022

The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) last Friday designated offshore wind vessels as vessels of national interest making them eligible for financial support through the Title XI Federal Ship Financing Program (Title XI). The Federal Ship…

Biden Administration, East Coast States to Push Wind Energy

Jun 23, 2022

The Biden administration is partnering with 11 East Coast states to accelerate the development of offshore wind facilities, including addressing supply chain issues, advancing construction and boosting jobs, the White House said on Thursday…

Crowley, ESVAGT Tighten US Offshore Wind Partnership

Jun 23, 2022

Following last year's initial agreement to team up in the U.S. offshore wind industry, Crowley and ESVAGT have executed additional joint venture agreements that further strengthen their commitment to support purpose-built, Jones Act vessel development and availability for the budding energy sector…

Libra Buys U.S. Shipyard to Build Jones Act Offshore Wind Vessels

Jun 22, 2022

Global group Libra has acquired a U.S. shipyard through a subsidiary to capitalize on growing shipbuilding demand for the offshore wind industry as Washington accelerates efforts to boost cleaner power, top company executives said.U.S. President…

Worker Medevaced from Oil Platform in the Gulf of Mexico

Jun 21, 2022

An ailing oil worker was medevaced from a platform 80 miles southeast of Galveston, Texas, Tuesday.U.S. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a medevac request stating a 36-year-old crew member aboard the High Island 442 was experiencing coughing…

US Oil Lobby Pushes Biden to Roll Back Fossil Fuel Curbs

Jun 14, 2022

The American Petroleum Institute, the top U.S. oil lobby organization, on Tuesday urged President Joe Biden’s administration to lift a slew of restrictions on fossil fuel development to help ease soaring energy prices.The request underscores…

Danos Wins Contracts to Support GOM Decom Work

Jun 14, 2022

Oilfield services company Danos said it has been brought on to support the Promethean Decommissioning Company (PDC) and Petrofac alliance to decommission multiple facilities in shallow water fields in the Gulf of Mexico. The project, which began at the end of May…

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