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Outlook ‘Surprisingly Positive’ for US Offshore Wind

May 20, 2024

It certainly has been an active few months in the U.S. offshore wind space.Despite some ongoing issues, the fundamentals are looking surprisingly positive in the context of what has taken place over the last 12 months. In fact, the key concern…

US Drillers Add Oil and Gas Rigs for First Time in Four Weeks

May 20, 2024

U.S. energy firms this week added oil and natural gas rigs for the first time in four weeks, energy services firm Baker Hughes said in its closely followed report on Friday.The oil and gas rig count, an early indicator of future output, rose by one to 604 in the week to May 17…

Gulfstream LNG Projects Receives FERC Approval to Start Pre-Filling Process

May 20, 2024

Gulfstream LNG Development (Gulfstream LNG), a greenfield liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project under development in Louisiana, has received the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approval to start the pre-filing permitting process…

Boskalis Installs First Foundation for Revolution Wind Project Offshore US

May 17, 2024

Boskalis has installed the first XXL monopile foundation for Ørsted's Revolution Wind offshore wind farm using its crane vessel Bokalift 2.Boskalis will install 66 more XXL monopiles and two offshore substations for the 704 MW project.The company…

Hy2gen USA and Ocean Connect to Explore Hydrogen Production from Offshore Wind

May 17, 2024

Hy2gen USA, the U.S. subsidiary of German-based green hydrogen producer Hy2gen, and Ocean Connect Energy (OCE) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to jointly investigate the potential to power renewable hydrogen production from offshore wind…

Philly Shipyard Lays Keel for Great Lakes' Subsea Rock Installation Vessel

May 16, 2024

Philly Shipyard has laid the keel for Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation's subsea rock installation vessel, Acadia—the first Jones Act compliant rock placement vessel for the U.S. offshore wind industry.A May 2 keel-laying ceremony saw the vessel's first grand block loaded into the building dock…

Expro Acquires Drilling Tools and Wellbore Services Firm Coretrax

May 16, 2024

U.S.-based oilfield services provider Expro has completed the acquisition of U.K. company Coretrax, expanding its market presence and product offerings.The acquisition of Coretrax, from an investment group led by Buckthorn Partners, will enable…

US DOE Picks Five Finalists to Advance Plans for Floating Wind Technologies

May 16, 2024

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected five floating wind technologies as winners of phase two of the FLoating Offshore Wind ReadINess (FLOWIN) Prize, designed to inspire solutions to challenges of large-scale production and deployment of floating wind turbines…

Diamond Offshore Nets $350M for Ocean BlackHawk Drillship Contract Extension

May 16, 2024

U.S.-based offshore drilling company Diamond Offshore has secured a contract extension with Anadarko Petroleum, a wholly owned subsidiary of Occidental, for Ocean BlackHawk drillship in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.The two-year contract extension…

Maryland Sets Course for Offshore Wind Energy Expansion

May 14, 2024

Maryland Governor Wes Moore signed a bill aimed at reevaluating and potentially revising existing offshore wind project plans, setting the stage for the state's goal of achieving 8,500 megawatts of offshore wind energy capacity by 2031.The bill…

OPT’s Wave-Powered Tech Nears 15MWh of Renewable Energy Production

May 14, 2024

U.S.-based marine power, data, and services company Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) is approaching 15MWh of renewable energy production from its family of PowerBuoys, which primarily exploit wave energy to generate power.The recent launch of…

Eco Edison: First US-built SOV Christened

May 13, 2024

The first-ever American-built, owned, and crewed offshore wind service operations vessel (SOV) was christened during a ceremony on Saturday in the Port of New Orleans.Edison Chouest Offshore's (ECO) recently completed ECO Edison will play an…

Diamond Offshore Agrees Marketing Rights for Three Drillships

May 09, 2024

U.S.-based offshore drilling company Diamond Offshore has secured the marketing rights for three seventh generation drillships - West Dorado, West Draco and West Libra, which will be renamed Tidal Action.Diamond Offshore entered into an agreement with Eldorado Drilling…

Unfinished Hornbeck MPSV Arrives at Eastern for Build Completion

May 08, 2024

The first of two incomplete ultra high-spec multipurpose support vessels (MPSV) has arrived at Eastern Shipbuilding Group's Port St. Joe Shipyard, where the builder will finish constructing the vessel for Hornbeck Offshore Services.Earlier this year…

CGG and Baker Hughes Form CCS Alliance

May 08, 2024

French marine seismic firm CGG has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with U.S. energy services giant Baker Hughes to facilitate the parties exploring jointly offered carbon capture and storage (CCS) solutions.The collaboration and proposed…

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