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Delfin Gets More Time to Build U.S. Gulf of Mexico LNG Export Plant

Nov 21, 2022

U.S. energy regulators on Friday extended until September 2023 the amount of time liquefied natural gas (LNG) developer Delfin LNG has to put the onshore part of its proposed Gulf of Mexico floating export project off Louisiana into service…

St Johns Ship Building Expands Capacity for Additional CTV Builds

Nov 18, 2022

Americraft Marine Group announced it is investing in its Palatka, Fla. based shipyard, St Johns Ship Building, to increase capacity for construction of crew transfer vessels (CTVs) and other vessels to serve the growing U.S. offshore wind industry…

American Offshore Energy Launches Novel Floating Wind Turbine Design

Nov 18, 2022

American Offshore Energy (AOE) has this week announced novel patents in the floating wind turbine industry including a vertical axis wind turbine which, the company says, can be deployed quickly, and even submerged in the wake of a hurricane…

ExxonMobil Books Odfjell Drilling-managed Offshore Rig for Canadian Operations

Nov 18, 2022

U.S. oil major ExxonMobil has signed a deal to use the Odfjell Drilling-managed semi-submersible drilling rig Hercules in Canada next year.The contract for the 6th generation rig is expected to start in the second quarter of 2023. The contract has a firm duration of around 135 days…

U.S. Watchdog Seeks Cybersecurity Strategy for Offshore Oil & Gas Facilities

Nov 18, 2022

A U.S. watchdog in a report made public on Thursday asked the federal regulator of offshore oil and gas infrastructure to come up with a cybersecurity strategy for the more than 1,600 facilities under its oversight. The Government Accountability…

U.S. BOEM Seeks Public Comments for Eight Wind Energy Areas Off Central Atlantic Coast

Nov 17, 2022

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) on Wednesday announced eight draft Wind Energy Areas (WEAs) offshore the U.S. central Atlantic coast for public review and comment. The draft offshore wind areas cover approximately 1.7 million acres offshore North Carolina…

New Fortress to Sign Deal for Mexico's Lakach Offshore Gas Field Next Week

Nov 17, 2022

U.S. company New Fortress Energy expects to sign an agreement next week with the Mexican government for the development of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) project associated with Mexico's Lakach offshore gas field, a company executive said on Wednesday…

Commonwealth Wind Moves Forward with Mass. Offshore Wind Deal

Nov 16, 2022

Commonwealth Wind said late Monday it will move forward with a submitted but not yet approved power purchase agreement with Massachusetts electric companies and its 1,232-megawatt offshore wind project.Commonwealth made its announcement after…

Equinor Leads the Way in Adoption of Low-emission Offshore Drilling Rigs, Westwood Says

Nov 15, 2022

The availability of emission-lowering upgrades for offshore rigs has been on the rise, but adoption of these new technologies is slow outside of Norway and the US Gulf of Mexico due to limited regulatory and financial incentives, energy intelligence group Westwood has found…

Oil Rig Worker Medevaced in the Gulf of Mexico

Nov 10, 2022

An ailing worker was medevaced from a Gulf of Mexico oil rig, about 14 miles south of Dauphin Island, Ala., the U.S. Coast Guard said.The Coast Guard said its watchstanders at Sector Mobile received a call at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday from an oil…

BMS Unveils SOV Design for the US Offshore Wind Market

Nov 09, 2022

Covington, La. based marine engineering firm Baker Marine Solutions has unveiled a new service operation vessel (SOV) design for the U.S. offshore wind industry.The new 275-foot (LOA) BMS 1776 is designed be built in the U.S. to ABS class standards and is fully certified to operate in U…

Japan's Inpex Lifts Profit Forecast on Higher Energy Prices

Nov 08, 2022

Japan's biggest oil and gas explorer, Inpex Corp, lifted its full-year profit forecast by 14% to a record 400 billion yen ($2.7 billion) thanks to higher-than-expected oil and gas prices and the yen's plunge against the U.S. dollar. The company…

Massachusetts Denies Motion to Delay Offshore Wind Contracts

Nov 08, 2022

Massachusetts utility regulators denied offshore wind power company Commonwealth Wind's motion to suspend its power purchase agreement with state electric utilities, raising questions about the future of Commonwealth's proposed offshore wind project…

US Offshore Wind Update: New Construction Kicks Off

Nov 07, 2022

October saw the first offshore construction activity for a commercial scale U.S. offshore wind farm. Two cable layers have commenced the laying of Vineyard Wind’s export cable. This important milestone was also accompanied by complaints around…

Mexico's Pemex Had a Plan to Fix Its Flaring Problem, but Abandoned It

Nov 07, 2022

In late 2016, to avoid racking up fines for burning too much natural gas, Mexico's state oil company Pemex struck a deal with the regulator to invest over $3 billion to fix its flaring problem at its most productive set of oil fields.But five years on…

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