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CGG Extends Seismic Vessel Deal with Shearwater in Brazil

Sep 15, 2021

Shearwater GeoServices has won a six-month contract extension with seismic data firm CGG on its Nebula survey offshore Brazil and is nearing completion of work for CGG on its North Viking Graben survey.Shearwater has previously conducted work…

BOEM Taps Doug Boren to Lead Pacific Office

Sep 14, 2021

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced Doug Boren has been appointed as the new regional director for the agency’s Pacific Office in Camarillo, Calif. Boren will be responsible for managing the development of energy and mineral resources on the U…

Norway Coalition Talks Start, with Climate and Oil in Focus

Sep 14, 2021

Norway's Labour Party began coalition talks with other members of the center-left bloc on Tuesday seeking to form a government after their parliamentary election victory, with the focus on climate change and oil.Labour leader Jonas Gahr Stoere must…

Chevron to Triple Low-carbon Investments

Sep 14, 2021

U.S. oil producer Chevron Corp on Tuesday pledged to triple to $10 billion its investments in low-carbon fuel and projects through 2028 amid pressure to boost clean-energy markets.Oil producers globally have stepped up plans to transition to a less carbon intensive production…

TGS Kicks Off Offshore Seismic Survey in Mauritania

Sep 14, 2021

Norwegian seismic data firm TGS has announced the start-up of a new 2D seismic survey in the MSGBC Basin, offshore Mauritania.The survey, North-West Africa Atlantic Margin (NWAAM) 2021, will comprise 7,500 kilometers of seismic data, with a modern broadband acquisition set-up…

Japan to Open Bidding for Akita Area Offshore Wind Farm

Sep 14, 2021

Japan's industry ministry will open bidding for an area off Akita, northern Japan, for the development of an offshore wind farm while designating four 'promising areas' and identifying 10 as potentially suitable for development, it said in a statement…

BHP Handing Smaller than Expected $3.9B Clean-up tab to Woodside in Oil Merger

Sep 14, 2021

BHP Group will transfer a smaller-than-expected $3.9 billion in oil and gas decommissioning liabilities to Woodside when it merges its petroleum business with the independent Australian gas producer.Woodside's shares jumped 6.5% after the figure was disclosed in BHP's annual report on Tuesday…

Ex-RWE Renewables CEO Joins BP

Sep 14, 2021

Oil major BP has appointed Anja-Isabel Dotzenrath, former CEO of RWE Renewables, as its new executive vice president, gas and low carbon energy, and member of BP’s leadership team. Dotzenrath, who resigned from RWE in August, will join BP on March 1…

Subsea 7 Names New CFO

Sep 14, 2021

Offshore installation services provider Subsea 7 said Tuesday that its Chief Executive Office Ricardo Rosa would retire from his position at the end of December 2021. He will be succeeded from January 1, 2022, by Mark Foley.Foley joins Subsea…

Energy Firms Face Another Storm in US Gulf

Sep 13, 2021

Royal Dutch Shell on Monday began evacuating staff from a U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil platform, and other energy companies began preparing for hurricane-force winds from a second Gulf Coast storm in as many weeks.Tropical Storm Nicholas was about 105 miles (115 km) south of Port O'Connor…

Hybrid Battery Package Installed on Siem PSV

Sep 13, 2021

Siem Offshore said one of its dual fuel platform supply vessels (PSV) has been upgraded with a hybrid battery package, in line with the company’s goals to reduce its environmental footprint.The installation aboard the 2014-built VS 4411 DF Siem…

Crosby Tugs Merges with SEA.O.G

Sep 13, 2021

U.S.-based marine services and transportation companies Crosby Tugs and SEA.O.G Offshore have merged to focus on delivering installation support and operations and maintenance services for the U.S. offshore wind industry.“We are looking forward…

Report: Norway Opposition Expected to Win Election Fought on Oil, Inequality

Sep 13, 2021

Norway was voting on Monday on the final day of a parliamentary election dominated by climate change and economic inequality, with the center-left opposition widely expected to replace a Conservative-led government that has ruled for eight years…

INEOS Gets Consent for Fat Canyon Drilling

Sep 13, 2021

INEOS E&P Norge has obtained a drilling permit from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate for an offshore exploration well in the Norwegian Sea.INEOS will drill the well, formally named 'Well 6306/3-1 S' - the Fat Canyon Prospect - using the Borgland Dolphin semi-submersible drilling rig…

Offshore CCS Project Planned in The Netherlands

Sep 13, 2021

TotalEnergies, Shell Netherlands, Energie Beheer Nederland (EBN), and Gasunie have partnered up in a project called Aramis that aims to enable large-scale CO2 reduction for industrial clusters in the Netherlands. The Aramis project aims to contribute…

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