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US to Review 16 Offshore Wind Project Plans, Advance New Lease Areas by 2025

May 25, 2021

The Biden administration will seek to approve more than a dozen offshore wind projects in the next four years and open new areas for leasing off the coast of California as it seeks to supercharge development of the nascent U.S. industry, an Interior Department official said on Tuesday…

Society of Petroleum Engineers, AAPG Exploring Merger

May 25, 2021

The American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) and the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) on Tuesday announced the two associations were in the process of exploring a potential merger.AAPG and SPE said they were studying the benefits…

BHP Sells Its Stake in the GoM Neptune Field to EnVen

May 21, 2021

Australia's BHP announced on Friday that it will divest its 35% stake in the Neptune field in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico to Houston-based EnVen Energy Corp. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. BHP has operated the Neptune field for the last 10 years…

Oil Jumps on Weather Concerns in Gulf of Mexico

May 21, 2021

Oil prices jumped 2% on Friday after three days of losses, driven higher as a storm formed in the Gulf of Mexico, but were on track for a weekly fall as investors braced for the return of Iranian crude supplies after officials said Iran and world powers made progress a nuclear deal…

NOAA Predicts Active Atlantic Hurricane Season

May 21, 2021

The U.S. government on Thursday forecast an above-normal 2021 Atlantic hurricane season, which is already off to an early start with a storm expected to form off Bermuda this week.The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) forecast between three and five major hurricanes…

Talos Best Positioned to Lead Zama Field Development, CEO Says

May 21, 2021

U.S.-based oil company Talos Energy, working on a unitization agreement for the giant Zama offshore oil discovery in Mexico with the Mexican oil company Pemex, hopes the final solution will see the company lead the development of the field as the operator…

U.S. Gives Williams More Time to Build NESE Gas Pipeline

May 21, 2021

U.S. energy regulators on Thursday approved Williams Companies Inc's request for two more years until May 2023 to build the proposed Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) project to transport natural gas from Pennsylvania to New York.The U.S.…

Halliburton Shareholders Vote Against Executive Compensation Plan

May 21, 2021

Halliburton Co's shareholders voted against the oilfield services provider's proposed executive compensation plan in an advisory motion, the company said on Thursday.Halliburton Chief Executive Officer Jeff Miller said the company was 'disappointed…

RWE Renewables, National Grid Team Up in U.S. Offshore Wind Push

May 20, 2021

German renewable energy giant RWE Renewables and UK-based National Grid, one of the world’s largest publicly listed utilities, on Thursday signed a partnership deal to jointly develop offshore wind projects in the coastal region of the Northeast U…

Salvors Remove Diesel Fuel from Capsized Liftboat Seacor Power

May 19, 2021

Salvage crews have removed all diesel fuel from the tanks of capsized liftboat Seacor Power in the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Wednesday.Salvors removed approximately 20,363 gallons of diesel fuel from the overturned vessel using the hot tapping method…

NTSB Issues Preliminary Report on Fatal Seacor Power Capsizing

May 18, 2021

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on Tuesday published a preliminary report as part of its ongoing investigation into the fatal capsizing of the liftboat Seacor Power last month near Port Fourchon, La.There were 19 people on board when the U…

Near Miss Incident on Hibernia Platform Offshore Canada

May 18, 2021

A near-miss incident occurred last week aboard HMDC's Hibernia platform in the Atlantic Ocean, offshore Canada.Offshore oil and gas regulator Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) said the incident had happened on May 13…

U.S. Supreme Court Sides with Oil Majors in Climate Change Case

May 17, 2021

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of BP PLC, Chevron Corp, Exxon Mobil Corp, Royal Dutch Shell PLC and other energy companies contesting a lawsuit filed by the city of Baltimore seeking monetary damages from them due to costs caused by global climate change…

Prysmian Sets Sights on U.S. Market

May 14, 2021

Prysmian is close to a “very interesting” contract to develop a high-voltage underground network in the U.S., the Italian company’s chief executive said on Thursday.Valerio Battista said Prysmian, the world’s largest cable maker, was “not far” from striking a deal on the U…

Genesis, UMass Team Up to Develop Floating Wind Mooring System

May 13, 2021

Genesis, an engineering services subsidiary of Technip Energies, teamed up with the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (UMass), to jointly develop shallow water floating offshore wind concept funded by The National Offshore Wind Research and…

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