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Equinor, BP JV Hires DEME for Offshore Wind Cable Installation in U.S.

Jan 04, 2023

Offshore installation services company DEME Offshore has won a 'substantial' contract for the transportation and installation of the inter-array cables for the Empire Wind 1 and 2 offshore wind farms being developed in the U.S. by Empire Offshore Wind…

US Lease Sale off Alaska Coast Draws One Bid

Jan 03, 2023

The U.S. government on Friday received just a single bid, from Hilcorp Alaska, for oil and gas drilling rights off the coast of Alaska the first federal auction in the region in more than five years.The offer of nearly 1 million acres in the…

Coast Guard Calls Off Search for Four Missing from Helicopter that Crashed Near Gulf of Mexico Platform

Dec 30, 2022

The Coast Guard called off its search for four passengers onboard a downed helicopter about 10 miles off the coast of Southwest Pass, Louisiana, at 6:15 p.m. Thursday.At around 8:40 a.m., Coast Guard District Eight watchstanders got a call from…

Pemex's Environmental Record Puts Funding in Jeopardy

Dec 27, 2022

Mexican state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) said it has been falling behind in a global race to transition from fossil to renewable energy sources, and that stricter demands from environmentally conscious investors pose a threat. Investors…

Lawsuit Launched to Stop Alaska Offshore Oil and Gas Auction

Dec 22, 2022

Environmental groups sued the Biden administration on Wednesday to block a sale of oil and gas drilling rights off the coast of Alaska that is scheduled for next week. The legal action, filed in federal court in Alaska, comes as the Interior…

Caterpillar to Pilot Hybrid Solution on a Jackson Offshore PSV

Dec 21, 2022

Power solutions provider Caterpillar Marine is partnering with Jackson Offshore Operators to pilot an integrated hybrid energy solution that will help the Louisiana-based offshore marine services firm reduce fuel consumption and diesel exhaust…

Aquadrill, Diamond Offshore in 150-day U.S. GoM Drillship Charter with BP

Dec 16, 2022

Offshore drilling rig owner Aquadrill said Thursday it had extended a charter-hire deal with drilling firm Diamond Offshore for its Vela drillship.The Vela drillship will be provided to an end client in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico for a 150-day drilling contract as part of the extension…

EEW-AOS to Build Monopiles for Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind Farm Off New Jersey

Dec 13, 2022

U.S. offshore wind developer Atlantic Shores, a 50:50 partnership between Shell and EDF, has executed a Pre-Commitment and Capacity Reservation Agreement (PCCRA) with EEW American Offshore Structures Inc. (EEW-AOS) to serve as the manufacturing company for monopiles on its 1…

Ailing Drillship Worker Airlifted in the Gulf of Mexico

Dec 12, 2022

An ailing worker was medevaced from a Transocean drillship 189 miles south of Port Fourchon, La., on Monday.The U.S. Coast Guard said its watchstanders at Sector New Orleans received a request at 2:21 a.m. from Bristol Search and Rescue Services…

Westwood: Record Levels of FPS Throughput Capacity to be Sanctioned in 2022

Dec 09, 2022

As we enter the final month of 2022, a review of the floating production system (FPS) market revealed that some E&Ps have been bold with investments in the development of their oil and gas (O&G) reserves, with a total of 1.9 mmboepd (1.3 mmbpd of oil and 3…

Major 'Firsts' for U.S. Offshore Wind Space

Dec 08, 2022

December was a month of major “firsts” in the U.S. offshore wind space. The first federal auction for offshore wind was held for the West Coast, and the first federal leases for commercial floating wind projects were provisionally awarded. These…

Over 8 GW of Floating Wind for California, But Who Will Build It?

Dec 08, 2022

As the dust settles from Wednesday's California floating wind auction, and developers begin to discuss their plans, energy industry intelligence firm Intelatus says development of the floating wind manufacturing and installation supply chain must speed up…

First US Floating Wind Auction Closes

Dec 07, 2022

Five developers selected to build the first floating wind farms in U.S. federal watersTo support the California Energy Commission’s planning goals of 2-5 GW of offshore wind by 2030 and 25 GW by 2045 as well as a federal target to deploy 15 GW of floating wind by 2035…

Update: European Firms Capture Most Leases in California Offshore Wind Auction

Dec 07, 2022

The U.S. government's first-ever sale of offshore wind development rights off the coast of California drew $757.1 million in high bids, mainly from European companies seeking a foothold in the U.S. wind-power industry's expansion to the Pacific Ocean…

Triton Anchor Secures Funds to Speed Up Development of Anchoring System for Floating Wind

Dec 07, 2022

Triton Anchor, a developer of an anchoring solution for the floating offshore wind industry, announced on Wednesday the closing of its initial funding round. The funds will be used to accelerate platform development as the company scales its products from prototype to general release…

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