Offshore North America News


SeaMar Group Nets Long-Term Charter with MMT in U.S. Offshore Wind Space

Nov 20, 2020

Swedish marine survey company MMT has awarded a long-term contract for SeaMar Group's Deep Helder offshore support vessel.To contract comes following the recent six-month deal previously awarded for the vessel for work on the east coast of the U…

Halliburton to Set Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Targets

Nov 19, 2020

Oilfield services provider Halliburton Co said on Thursday it would set greenhouse gas emission reduction targets in line with what the latest climate science outlines is necessary to meet the goals of the Paris Accord.The announcement comes…

Last Offshore Oil Auction Under Trump Shows Gulf of Mexico's 'Long future' - Officials

Nov 19, 2020

The Trump administration's final sale of oil and gas leases in the Gulf of Mexico generated nearly $121 million in high bids on Wednesday, an improvement from the last government auction held just as the coronavirus pandemic was beginning to depress world demand for fuel…

Last U.S. Offshore Oil Lease Under Trump to Test Industry Demand

Nov 18, 2020

The Trump administration on Wednesday will offer all available areas in the Gulf of Mexico for auction to oil and gas companies in its final offshore sale before the January inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, a Democrat who has pledged to ban new drilling on federal lands and waters…

Ørsted Pens Offshore Wind Workforce Deal with NABTU

Nov 18, 2020

Offshore wind developer Ørsted has signed an agreement with North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU), the labor organization representing more than 3 million skilled craft professionals in the United States and Canada.'The partnership will create a national agreement designed to transition U…

Inadequate Preload Procedure Caused Liftboat to Overturn -NTSB

Nov 17, 2020

An inadequate preload procedure was found to have led to the overturning of a liftboat in the Gulf of Mexico in September 2019, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) revealed in an accident brief report on Tuesday.The accident occurred while the self-propelled…

OTC 2021 Postponed

Nov 16, 2020

One of the world's largest conferences and exhibitions dedicated to the offshore energy industry will be postponed next year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.The Offshore Technology Conference, which attracts tens of thousands of visitors to Houston annually…

Boston Dynamics Dog Robot 'Spot' Learns New Tricks on BP's Mad Dog Platform

Nov 13, 2020

Boston Dynamics’ dog-like robot ‘Spot’ is learning new tricks.Working on an oil platform operated by BP nearly 190 miles (305 km) offshore in the Gulf of Mexico, the company is programming Spot to read gauges, look for corrosion, map out the…

"Hundreds of Jobs" - Equinor Picks Port of Albany for Offshore Wind Tower Making Facility

Nov 13, 2020

Norwegian energy company Equinor has proposed the Port of Albany, in upstate New York, as the first offshore wind tower manufacturing facility in the  U.S.'Developed jointly with leading wind industry manufacturers Marmen and Welcon, Equinor…

Vineyard Wind Facing More Permit Delays

Nov 12, 2020

A federal agency said on Thursday it has again delayed a long-awaited environmental study crucial to permitting the first major U.S. offshore wind project, but final approval of the project is expected by mid-January.The study of the 800-megawatt…

Sanctions on Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Included in Annual U.S. Defense Bill

Nov 12, 2020

Sanctions that could hinder one of Moscow's most important projects in Europe, the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline, have been included in the annual U.S. defense policy bill, two congressional aides said on Wednesday.The sanctions in the…

Video: Recent Developments Driving Offshore Wind Markets

Nov 10, 2020

World Energy Reports' Phillip Lewis discusses recent developments driving global offshore wind markets, including booming activity in the U.S., plans for new, larger installation vessels and advances in floating turbine technology.

EDPR and Engie Launch U.S. Offshore Wind JV

Nov 10, 2020

Renewable energy companies EDP Renewables and Engie, which in July combined their existing and planned offshore wind efforts to form a new company, Ocean Winds (OW), have now launched the U.S. arm of this new company: OW North America.OW CEO…

Biden Expected to Roll Back Trump's Offshore Energy Rollbacks

Nov 09, 2020

Joe Biden could erase much of President Donald Trump’s four-year legacy of energy and climate deregulation with the stroke of his pen, according to regulatory experts, but replacing it with something new and durable may prove trickier.Trump’s…

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