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OHT CEO Torgeir Ramstad Discusses the Company's Offshore Wind Push

Apr 14, 2021

OHT was born to perform heavy lift in the offshore oil and gas business, and has evolved to position itself to lead in the booming offshore renewables sector, including a contract to work in the mammoth Dogger Bank offshore wind build-out. Torgeir Ramstad, CEO, OHT, discusses his company and its role in the growing offshore wind market.When Torgeir Ramstad took the top post at OHT in 2015, the offshore oil and gas industry was just starting its historic nosedive…

OGTC, Partners to Invest $1,4M in Hydrogen-enabling Technologies

May 13, 2021

Scotland-based OGTC has extended its latest Call for Ideas to June 14, with the organization set to invest up to £1million (around $1,4 million) 'in game-changing technologies which will accelerate Hydrogen production, transportation, storage and utilization…

Lebanon Expands Claim in Maritime Area Dispute with Israel

Apr 12, 2021

A senior cabinet minister said on Monday he had signed a document expanding Lebanon's claims in a row with Israel over their maritime border that has held up hydrocarbon exploration in the potentially gas-rich area.The amendment would add around 1…

Ready Your Salad Fork for Biden’s Offshore Energy Plans

Apr 01, 2021

In Antony and Cleopatra, Shakespeare coined the phrase “salad days” to mean a youthful time filled with unbridled enthusiasm and idealism. Indeed, youth, much like salad, is often raw, flavorful and most of all… green. Therefore, it is fitting…

Blue Gem Wind Pressing Ahead with Valorous Floating Wind Farm

Feb 24, 2021

Blue Gem Wind, a joint venture between French firm Total and Irish-based Simply Blue Energy, has filed an environmental scoping report for Valorous, a proposed 300 MW floating offshore wind farm in the Celtic Sea, off Wales.Valorous is the second…

Offshore Wind Firm Atlantic Shores Signs Deal with Six Unions to Train and Hire New Jersey Workers

Feb 18, 2021

Offshore wind developer Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind -  a U.S. joint venture between Shell and EDF, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with six unions operating in New Jersey as part of its bid submission, 'committing to help develop and employ a productive…

Aker Offshore Wind, Aker Horizon, Statkraft in Offshore Wind Pact

Jan 27, 2021

Norway's Aker Offshore Wind and its and its majority owner Aker Horizons have entered into a cooperation agreement with Statkraft to explore possibilities for collaboration on offshore wind power projects on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (“NCS”)…

Jersey Oil & Gas Sees 'Significant' Increase in Buchan Oil Field Resources

Jan 26, 2021

UK-focused oil and gas firm Jersey Oil & Gas (JOG), on Tuesday announced a significant increase in 2C contingent resource estimate for the Buchan oil field, within the Greater Buchan Area ('GBA') in the UK North Sea.Dynamic reservoir modeling…

Four Firms Looking to Develop Green Hydrogen Hub in Hamburg

Jan 22, 2021

Shell, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), Vattenfall, and municipal company Wärme Hamburg are planning to jointly produce hydrogen from wind and solar power at the Hamburg-Moorburg power plant site and utilize it in its vicinity.  In addition…

Hibiscus Pushes North Sea Field Development FID to March 2021

Dec 09, 2020

Malaysian oil and gas operator Hibiscus Petroleum has said that the final investment decision for the development of its Marigold cluster in the UK North Sea, will be made in March 2021, and not in December 2020, as previously expected, citing Covid-19 effects…

2020 Has Been a Big Year for US Offshore Wind

Dec 08, 2020

This has certainly been an active year for offshore wind, both in the U.S. and globally. Looking at the U.S. in particular, the East Coast is certainly giving cause for real optimism with a clear pipeline of state procurement targets indicating 12 gigawatts installed by 2030 and 29…

Fugro Nets Survey Work at Netherlands’ Largest Offshore Wind Farm Zone

Dec 08, 2020

Dutch offshore survey services firm Fugro has won three geotechnical investigation contracts for IJmuiden Ver, the largest offshore wind farm (OWF) zone to be developed in the Dutch part of the North Sea. IJmuiden Ver Wind Farm Zone (IJVWFZ) is located 33…

Woodside, BHP Get Scarborough Production Licenses Offers

Nov 09, 2020

Australian oil and gas company Woodside has informed that the company and BHP, partners in the Scarborough offshore gas field in Australia, have received offers for the grant of petroleum production licenses for the blocks containing the gas field…

Petrobras Launches Binding Phase for Ceará Cluster Fields Sale

Nov 04, 2020

Brazilian oil firm Petrobras has announced the start of the binding phase for the sale of its ownership in shallow-water fields in the Ceará Cluster, located in the state of Ceará, Brazil.The fields comprising the Ceara Cluster are Tuna, Curimã…

Norway: Top Court Starts Hearing on Arctic Offshore Exploration Blocks

Nov 04, 2020

Norway's top court began to hear arguments on Wednesday on the legality of awarding offshore oil licenses in the Arctic, in a landmark case that could stop the industry's expansion.The lawsuit, led by environmental groups Greenpeace Norway and Nature and Youth…

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