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Louisiana Offshore Oil Port Shut Due to Double Storm Threat

Aug 24, 2020

The Louisiana Offshore Oil Port (LOOP), the largest privately-owned crude terminal in the United States, on Sunday shut its Marine Terminal operations due to the threat of Tropical Storms Marco and Laura in the Gulf of Mexico.Clovelly Hub deliveries remain normal…

Storms Shut More than Half of Oil Production in U.S. Gulf of Mexico

Aug 24, 2020

Crude oil prices remained steady on Monday as storms closed in on the Gulf of Mexico, shutting more than half the region's oil production, although prices were capped by ongoing concerns about fuel demand being sapped by coronavirus lockdowns…

OWC's Engineering Support for U.S. Offshore Wind Developer

Aug 19, 2020

Offshore wind consultancy firm OWC, part of AqualisBraemar, will be providing engineering support for Mayflower Wind's offshore wind farm development in the U.S.In December 2018, Mayflower Wind,  the 50/50 joint venture between Shell and EDP Renewables…

ABS Grants AiP for Crew Transfer Vessel for U.S. Offshore Wind Ops

Aug 18, 2020

BAR Technologies and Chartwell Marine have received Approval in Principle (AiP) from the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) for the design and construction of a BAR 30m crew transfer vessel (CTV) aimed for operations in the growing U.S. offshore wind sector…

Apollo to Buy Stake in US Wind for Up to $265M

Aug 17, 2020

Apollo Global Management will acquire a share in US Wind, an offshore wind energy development company, via an investment of up to $265 million.'Apollo Funds have committed to invest through convertible debt and equity up to $265 million to acquire…

ST Engineering Halter Marine and Offshore Upgrades 'Signet Warhorse II' Propulsion

Aug 06, 2020

Mississippi-based ST Engineering Halter Marine and Offshore has recently won a contract to retrofit new propulsion and maneuvering systems on an ocean towing tug, Signet Warhorse II, for Signet Maritime Corporation.The scope of work included…

Offshore Wind Could Bring In $1.7B to U.S. Treasury by 2022

Aug 05, 2020

The United States has an opportunity to accelerate offshore wind energy growth, and benefit from 28 new gigawatts of wind power and $1.7 billion in U.S. Treasury revenue by 2022, according to a study released by the energy intelligence group Wood Mackenzie…

Trump Signs Law to Fund Public Land Maintenance with Offshore Oil and Gas Royalties

Aug 05, 2020

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed into law a rare bipartisan bill that will use royalties from offshore oil and gas drilling operations to fund long-overdue maintenance of public lands, national parks, and Native American schools…

ST Engineering Upgrades Diamond Offshore Drillship

Aug 04, 2020

ST Engineering Halter Marine and Offshore has installed a 215 mt NOV passive heave compensator on Diamond Offshore’s Ocean BlackLion drillship and upgraded its Ballast Water Treatment System.The Ocean BlackLion drillship arrived in ST Engineering…

Exxon Reports Second Straight Quarterly Loss for the First Time in Years

Jul 31, 2020

Exxon Mobil Corp reported a $1.1 billion loss for the second quarter on Friday, the first back-to-back quarterly loss for the U.S. oil giant in at least 36 years.Exxon stood out among its supermajor peers for not taking a large writedown on…

Chevron Posts $8.3 Billion Loss

Jul 31, 2020

Chevron Corp on Friday reported an $8.3 billion loss on asset writedowns from plummeting fuel prices, a forced exit from Venezuela, and expenses tied to thousands of job cuts.Multibillion-dollar asset writedowns have become a prominent part of second-quarter energy results…

ConocoPhillips Sees Wider-than-expected Loss on Oil Price Plunge

Jul 30, 2020

ConocoPhillips reported a wider-than-expected loss on Thursday, as the oil and gas producer was hit by a plunge in crude prices due to a short oil price war and coronavirus-induced lockdowns that sapped demand for fuel.The pandemic destroyed…

Subsea Cable Specialist JDR Breaks Ground on US HQ

Jul 30, 2020

JDR,  a subsea cable supplier and services provider has started construction of a new US headquarters in Tomball, Texas. The building will consolidate three of JDR’s existing facilities in the region to expand its IWOCs (Intervention Work Over…

Hess' 2Q Loss Deepens. Oil Output Jumps

Jul 29, 2020

U.S. oil and gas producer Hess Corp reported a bigger quarterly loss on Wednesday, hurt by lower oil prices as the COVID-19 pandemic sapped global energy demand.Crude prices sank to historic lows in April as economic activity plummeted across…

Danish Offshore Driller Investing in 'Carbon-Negative' Tech

Jul 29, 2020

Danish offshore oil and gas drilling company Maersk Drilling is stepping up its efforts to reduce emissions associated with its drilling operations.It in June joined a consortium whose aim is to develop an offshore storage solution for CO2 captured in Danish onshore facilities…

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