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U.S. Offshore Oil Firms Eye New Bases after Storm Damages Key Hub in Louisiana

Sep 02, 2021

Offshore energy companies have started searching for new bases away from Louisiana's devastated ports as oil and gas companies launch efforts to resume their Gulf of Mexico operations.Port Fourchon, a key hub for the offshore industry, was slammed by Ida on Sunday when it made landfall with winds over 150 miles per hour (240 kph). Supply boat, fuel and air ferry services were still unable to access facilities there on Wednesday due to extensive storm damage…

Exxon Proposing to Build Supply Base for Guyana Project

Dec 13, 2021

Exxon Mobil Corp outlined a major new investment in Guyana amid government calls for delivering economic benefits to residents from deepwater oil and gas discoveries helping turn the South American nation into an oil powerhouse.A coming onshore…

Excelerate Sequoia FSRU Starts Operations in Brazil

Dec 10, 2021

Excelerate Energy has started natural gas deliveries to the Brazilian market at the Bahia Regasification Terminal (TR-BA) in Salvador, Bahia, in Brazil.Excelerate's floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) Excelerate Sequoia, which has an LNG storage capacity of 173…

ICMS Installs CTV Pontoon for Scotland’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm

Dec 07, 2021

Inland and Coastal Marina Systems (ICMS) said Tuesday it had installed a new 30-meter pontoon for the Montrose Port Authority to service the Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm, Scotland’s largest wind farm.The new 30m x 4.4m pontoon will allow safe…

Abu Dhabi's Mugharraq Port Recognized as International Port Facility

Dec 06, 2021

Abu Dhabi's Mugharraq Port has been recognized as an international port facility under the provisions of the International Code for the Security of Ships and of Port Facilities (ISPS Code), AD Ports Group announced on Sunday.The port, located in the Al Dhafra region…

Large Offshore Wind Tower Manufacturing Plant to be Built at Port of Nigg, UK

Dec 03, 2021

Global Energy Group (“GEG”), the Scottish-based energy services company has agreed on terms with offshore wind tower manufacturing specialist, Haizea Wind Group (“Haizea”), to build a £110m-plus (~$146 million) offshore wind tubular rolling facility at Port of Nigg…

McDermott Wraps Net Zero LNG Construction Study for Shell

Nov 29, 2021

Offshore engineering and construction company McDermott said Monday it had completed a liquefied natural gas (LNG) construction study  for Shell, 'identifying tangible reduction pathways toward net-zero construction emissions.'The results of…

Horisont Energi Picks Port of Rotterdam as European Distribution Hub for its Blue Ammonia

Oct 08, 2021

Horisont Energi, a company working to develop its blue ammonia project in Norway, has signed a deal with liquid bulk storage company Koole Terminals to develop an ammonia terminal and storage facility at the Port of Rotterdam, for further distribution…

RWE to Build Offshore Wind Hub in Grimsby

Sep 23, 2021

Renewable energy company RWE said Thursday it would create an offshore wind operations hub at Grimsby’s Royal Dock, on the UK’s east coast.The new ‘Grimsby Hub’ will expand the existing Triton Knoll offshore wind farm base and will be the home…

Gulf Coast Oil Firms Return to Ida Recovery as Storm Nicholas Recedes

Sep 15, 2021

Energy companies worked to restore pipeline service and electricity after Tropical Storm Nicholas passed through on Tuesday, allowing them to return to repairing the significant damage caused by Hurricane Ida two weeks ago.Nicholas, downgraded to a tropical depression late Tuesday…

Saudi Aramco, McDermott Sign MoU for Use of SAFIRA Yard

Sep 15, 2021

Saudi Arabia's national oil company Saudi Aramco has signed a memorandum of understanding with energy industry construction and installation firm McDermott to explore the use of McDermott's SAFIRA fabrication yard for construction services for Saudi Aramco's upstream and downstream projects…

Floods, Outages Slow Oil Companies' Efforts to Restart after Hurricane Ida

Aug 31, 2021

Widespread flooding from Hurricane Ida and power outages slowed efforts on Tuesday by energy firms to assess damages at oil production facilities, ports, and refineries.Nearly all of Louisiana lost electrical power on Monday after one of the…

Excelerate, Petrobras Reach Deal on Bahia Terminal FSRU

Aug 30, 2021

Excelerate Energy will deploy one of its FSRUs in Bahia, Brazil, having recently successfully concluding negotiations with Petrobras over the tender process for the lease of the Bahia Regasification Terminal.Excelerate will deploy one of its…

Activists Halt Oil Exports from Equinor's Norway Terminal

Aug 19, 2021

Crude oil loading at Equinor's Sture export terminal on Norway's west coast was interrupted on Thursday after activists from the Extinction Rebellion group breached the facility's safety zone, the company said.Equinor halted the loading of the TS Bergen Aframax vessel…

GEG, Proman to Build Renewables-to-Methanol Plant at Nigg Oil Terminal

Aug 17, 2021

UK-based Global Energy Group and Swiss-based integrated energy company, Proman have partnered up to develop a renewable power to methanol plant using local sources of captured CO2 to be located at the Nigg Oil Terminal in the Highlands of Scotland…

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