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U.S. Coast Guard Boards Containership in Connection to California Pipeline Oil Spill

Oct 18, 2021

The U.S. Coast Guard boarded a container ship on Saturday in the Port of Long Beach that dragged its anchor close to a subsea pipeline found to be the source of an oil spill off Orange County, California, it said in a press release.The spill released some 3…

Crystal Steel to Build Offshore Wind Steel Fabrication Plant in Maryland for Ørsted's U.S. Projects

Oct 15, 2021

Offshore wind developer Ørsted has said Friday it had signed a deal to establish Maryland’s first offshore wind steel fabrication center at Crystal Steel Fabricators in Federalsburg, Maryland. 'Ørsted’s investment in Crystal Steel will enable…

US Aims to Hold Up to Seven Offshore Wind Auctions by 2025

Oct 13, 2021

The United States plans to hold up to seven offshore wind auctions in the next four years and will extend its ambitions to areas that have yet to be developed such as off the coast of California and in the Gulf of Mexico, a Biden administration official said on Wednesday…

TotalEnergies, Simply Blue Launch U.S. Floating Wind JV

Oct 13, 2021

French energy industry major TotalEnergies and floating wind developer Simply Blue Group, a pioneer in floating offshore wind, have launched a joint venture, TotalEnergies SBE US, 'to unlock the vast potential for floating offshore wind projects in the United States…

Southern California: Beaches to Reopen After Offshore Oil Spill

Oct 11, 2021

Beaches in a southern California city that were shut because of an oil spill last week are set to reopen on Monday morning, authorities said in a statement.City and state beaches of Huntington Beach city will reopen as water quality testing…

US Drillers Add Oil and Gas Rigs for Fifth Week in a Row

Oct 08, 2021

U.S. energy firms this week added oil and natural gas rigs for a fifth week in a row as oil prices soared to their highest since 2014 prompting some drillers to return to the wellpad.The combined oil and gas rig count, an early indicator of future output…

Crowley Opens Rhode Island Office to Support Offshore Wind Ops

Oct 08, 2021

Crowley Maritime Corporation on Thursday opened a new Rhode Island office for its New Energy division, to advance the development and operation of offshore wind energy installations.The new office, the opening of which was announced by Crowley and Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee…

Scana's Seasystems to Provide Mooring Solution for World's First Floating Tidal Energy Array

Oct 08, 2021

Scana’s subsidiary Seasystems has secured a contract for the mooring of the world’s first floating tidal energy array,  the Pempa’q In-stream Tidal Energy Project in Minas Passage in Nova Scotia, Canada. When completed, the project run by Scottish…

Tidewater Plans Bond Offering to Refinance Debt

Oct 08, 2021

U.S. based offshore support vessel owner Tidewater plans to start an offering of USD denominated 5-year senior secured bonds, subject to market and other conditions. 'The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the bond issue towards refinancing…

Shell Warns of $400M Hurricane Hit, But Sees Boost from Soaring Prices

Oct 07, 2021

Royal Dutch Shell warned on Thursday of a $400 million hit to third-quarter earnings from the damage caused by August's Hurricane Ida.However, in an update ahead of quarterly results this month, the oil major also flagged a boost to cashflows from soaring natural gas and electricity prices…

California Lawmakers Look to Ban Offshore Drilling after Spill

Oct 06, 2021

Democratic members of Congress from California seized on the oil spill off the state's coast to promote federal legislation to ban all offshore oil drilling, as investigators searched for what caused the pipeline to burst.About 3,000 barrels (126…

Pipeline from California Offshore Oil Spill was Moved 32 Meters Along Sea Floor

Oct 06, 2021

A section of the oil pipeline that burst off the Southern California coast was displaced 105 feet (32 meters) across the ocean floor, officials said on Tuesday, fueling speculation that a ship's anchor may have caused the environmental disaster…

Xodus Buys Ocean Geo Solutions

Oct 05, 2021

Energy industry consultancy Xodus has bought Houston-based data interpretation consultancy Ocean Geo Solutions (OGS), adding capabilities in geophysical data processing, interpretation, and reporting.OGS assesses seabed and subsurface conditions…

Shell Restarts Gulf of Mexico Olympus Platform After Hurricane

Oct 04, 2021

Royal Dutch Shell on Monday said it has restarted production at its Olympus platform in the Mars Corridor in the Gulf of Mexico following repairs to portion of its West Delta 143 offshore facility in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida.The remaining assets in that corridor…

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