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BOEM Reviewing Revolution Wind Project

Apr 30, 2021

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) said it has begun its environmental review of the 880-megawatt (MW) Revolution Wind offshore wind project of the U.S. East Coast.The agency on Thursday announced a Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare…

US Drillers Add Rigs for Ninth Month -Baker Hughes

Apr 30, 2021

U.S. energy firms added oil and natural gas rigs this week, leading to a ninth straight monthly rig count increase, as a recovery in prices lured some drillers back to the wellpad.The oil and gas rig count, an early indicator of future output…

Responders Working to Salvage Capsized Lift Boat Seacor Power

Apr 27, 2021

The U.S. Coast Guard is working with the Seacor Power's owner to salvage the lift boat that capsized earlier this month in the Gulf of Mexico.A unified command including representatives from the Coast Guard and Houston-based Seacor Marine engaged in-person for the salvage and wreck removal…

Huisman Unveils Jones Act Offshore Wind Feeder Solution

Apr 26, 2021

The Netherlands-based crane and heavy machinery manufacturer Huisman has introduced a motion compensated platform engineered for the transfer of wind turbine components from a feeder vessel offshore.The platform, which actively counterbalances…

New York City Sues Exxon, BP, Shell Over Climate Change

Apr 23, 2021

New York City on Thursday sued three major oil companies and the top industry trade group in state court, arguing that the companies are misrepresenting themselves by selling fuels as 'cleaner' and advertising themselves as leaders in fighting climate change…

Enabling America’s Offshore Renewable Energy Opportunity

Apr 22, 2021

Offshore wind (OSW) energy is a new focus for the U.S. under President Biden, who highlighted it in his January 27, 2021 Executive Order on climate. Since then, there have been several new supporting developments:Rulings by the Customs and Border Patrol (CBP)…

Atlantic Wind Transfers Pursuing Integrated Management System Certification

Apr 21, 2021

Rhode Island-based owner and operator of crew transfer vessels (CTV) Atlantic Wind Transfers (AWT) has engaged classification society DNV for the company’s integrated Management System Certification as it seeks to scale up in the U.S. offshore wind industry…

US Coast Guard Ends Search for Missing Seacor Power Crew Members

Apr 19, 2021

The U.S. Coast Guard said on Monday it will call off its search at sunset for the remaining eight crew members missing from the lift boat Seacor Power, which capsized in the Gulf of Mexico last week.The Coast Guard said its vessel and air crews…

Two More Deceased Crew Members Recovered from Seacor Power

Apr 18, 2021

Divers recovered two unresponsive crewmembers from the overturned lift boat Seacor Power on Friday, bringing the death count to four with nine still missing after the vessel capsized in extreme weather conditions in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday…

Second Casualty Recovered from Capsized Lift Boat, 11 Still Missing

Apr 16, 2021

A second unresponsive person has been recovered from the water near a lift boat that capsized in the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Friday.A Coast Guard helicopter crew spotted the person in the water at 7:10 p.m. on Thursday while…

US Interior Dept Revokes Trump Energy Policies, Focuses on Climate

Apr 16, 2021

The U.S. Interior Department on Friday sought to erase the Trump administration's pro-fossil fuels legacy from the nation's public lands by revoking a suite of policies that boosted drilling and mining and ordering that climate change be put at the forefront in future agency decisions…

White House Names Beaudreau as Deputy Interior Secretary

Apr 14, 2021

The White House on Wednesday nominated attorney Tommy Beaudreau, who oversaw energy development programs at the Interior department during the Obama administration, as the agency’s second in command.Beaudreau will return as deputy to Secretary…

Gas Leak Prompts Shutdown of Two Alaska Platforms

Apr 06, 2021

Hilcorp Energy Co. has shut down two oil platforms in Alaska’s Cook Inlet in response to a natural gas leak discovered last week.The affected platforms account for roughly an eighth of the total Cook Inlet basin oil production of a little more than 11…

2021: A Year of Offshore Energy Potential

Apr 05, 2021

After what has seemed like the longest year ever, the offshore energy sector is emerging from a position of strength, from the standpoint of both economics and sustainability. Between the lockdowns implemented to reduce COVID-19, which reduced energy demand…

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