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First Ever Jones Act Offshore Wind Turbine Installation Vessel to be Classed by ABS

Feb 24, 2021

Maritime and offshore classification society American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) will class the first ever Jones Act compliant offshore wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV), seen as a key vessel for the development of the U.S. offshore wind industry…

Oxy CEO: Low-carbon Business Earnings Could Match Oil

Feb 24, 2021

Occidental Petroleum Corp expects its low-carbon business to generate earnings equal to its oil and gas production business in the coming decades, Chief Executive Vicki Hollub told analysts on Tuesday.Occidental has been an early mover among U…

Portugal's EDP Launches Green Hydrogen Unit

Feb 22, 2021

Portugal's main utility EDP announced on Friday it was setting up a new business unit to develop green hydrogen projects, primarily in Europe and the United States.So-called green hydrogen, produced using renewable electricity, is seen as a…

Offshore Wind Firm Atlantic Shores Signs Deal with Six Unions to Train and Hire New Jersey Workers

Feb 18, 2021

Offshore wind developer Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind -  a U.S. joint venture between Shell and EDF, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with six unions operating in New Jersey as part of its bid submission, 'committing to help develop and employ a productive…

U.S. Lawmakers ask Blinken for Briefing on Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

Feb 18, 2021

Several U.S. Representatives on Wednesday raised pressure on the State Department to share plans on potential sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline Russia is racing to finish to take fuel to Europe.'If completed, Nord Stream 2…

BOEM Issues Lease for Wave Energy Research Project off Oregon

Feb 17, 2021

A pioneering project to build the U.S.’s first pre-permitted wave energy testing facility cleared a critical hurdle this week with a lease award from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to operate in federal waters about seven miles off the Oregon Coast…

Aker Solutions' FEED for Empire Wind Concrete Foundations

Feb 17, 2021

Norway-based offshore engineering and construction company Aker Solutions has signed a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract to study the design and delivery of concrete foundations for the wind turbine generators (WTG) for the planned Empire Wind project in New York…

Atlantic Wind Transfers Launches Jones Act CTV Atlantic Endeavor

Feb 15, 2021

U.S. offshore wind crew transfer company Atlantic Wind Transfers (AWT) said its second Jones Act crew transfer vessel (CTV) Atlantic Endeavor was launched at the end of December.Designed by U.K. firm Chartwell Marine and built by Blount Boats in Warren…

Marathon Oil Lays Off 100 Workers

Feb 12, 2021

Marathon Oil Corp has laid off around 100 U.S. employees, or about 5% of its total workforce, a company spokeswoman told Reuters on Thursday, days after the oil and gas producer cut salaries for top executives and board members.Although oil…

OXY Restores Major Portion of CEO Pay as Oil Prices Rise

Feb 12, 2021

Occidental Petroleum Corp said on Thursday it had restored a major portion of its chief executive officer's base salary, nearly a year after its management and employees were to forced to take a pay cut to battle one of the industry's worst downturns…

U.S. Could Install Up To 11GW of Floating Offshore Wind by 2035

Feb 11, 2021

The U.S. offshore wind industry is set to flourish in the upcoming years due to planned fixed bottom turbine projects on the east coast, however, a floating wind boom is expected as well, a Danish offshore wind energy intelligence firm said Wednesday…

Apache Appoints Ex-BP Upstream Chief to its Board

Feb 10, 2021

Oil and gas company Apache Corporation on Wednesday appointed Lamar McKay, former BP upstream chief, to its board of directors.McKay, 62, served as the chief transition officer of BP p.l.c. (BP) from October 2019 until his retirement in December 2020…

Equinor Posts Record Annual Loss. Sells U.S. Bakken Shale Assets

Feb 10, 2021

Norway's Equinor has agreed to sell its assets in the U.S. Bakken shale oil province after a decade of multi-billion-dollar losses and criticism for poor investment decisions.Equinor will sell its entire Bakken acreage, located in the states of North Dakota and Montana to Grayson Mill Energy…

Taggart Development: LLOG Gets Access to Eni's Gulf of Mexico Infrastructure

Feb 10, 2021

U.S. Gulf of Mexico focused oil firm LLOG Exploration Offshore, and the Italian oil company Eni have signed an infrastructure agreement in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, that will help LLOG develop its Taggart discovery.The agreement provides…

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