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CS Wind builds UK tower manufacturing facility

Dec 15, 2016

CS Wind will build a new offshore tower manufacturing facility in Campbeltown, Scotland as a result of a multi-million-dollar investment from DONG Energy. This investment will give DONG Energy preferred access rights to towers for its offshore wind farms…

Culzean capex lowered

Dec 13, 2016

Investment costs for the Culzean project are now forecasted to be around US$4 billion, a reduction of about $500 million on the estimate at project sanction, said Gretchen Watkins, CEO, Maersk Oil at the Maersk Group Capital Markets Day in Copenhagen…

ALE in final stages of UZ750 operation

Dec 12, 2016

ALE is approaching the final stages of its load-out operations for the Upper Zakum 750 Island Surface Facilities (UZ750) Project, based 84km offshore, northwest of Abu Dhabi, UAE. The heavy lifting contractor secured the scope to deliver almost 100 different modules to the north…

IOG gets extension for Blythe

Dec 08, 2016

Independent Oil and Gas (IOG) has extended the licenses for Blocks 48/22b and 48/23a in the Southern North Sea (SNS) containing the Blythe gas discovery (P1736) until 31 December 2017, following discussions with the UK Oil & Gas Authority…

Mitra changes name to Jadestone Energy

Dec 07, 2016

Mitra Energy has changed its name to Jadestone Energy, effective immediately.  'We are moving in a new direction and we want to be defined by our actions in the years ahead rather than by the past,” said Paul Blakeley, executive chairman…

Aqualis gets Horns Rev 3 contract

Dec 07, 2016

Offshore marine and engineering consultancy Aqualis Offshore has been contracted by A2SEA to perform engineering consultancy services for its offshore wind farm installation work at the Horns Rev 3 wind farm offshore Denmark.  Aqualis…

Wood Group, HFG sign NCS MOU

Dec 06, 2016

Wood Group and Heerema Fabrication Group (HFG) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for joint efforts to offer wellhead platform development, from design to installation, hook-up and commissioning, to clients on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS)…

OWC consults on Taiwanese wind sector

Dec 05, 2016

Offshore Wind Consultants Ltd. (OWC) has been appointed by a Taiwanese renewables company to provide consultancy services related to wind turbine installation vessels and their suitability for different wind turbines and site locations offshore Taiwan…

First power at Burbo Bank Extension

Nov 22, 2016

Electricity has been generated for the first time at Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm, a joint venture between DONG Energy (50%) and its partners PKA (25%) and KIRKBI (25%).  With the initial turbines recently installed, power…

Genesis increases Kupe stake

Nov 16, 2016

New Zealand Oil & Gas has reached agreement to sell its 15% interest in the Kupe gas and light oil fields and production station to Genesis Energy for US$119 million (NZ$168 million), offshore New Zealand. The effective date of the transaction…

Majority of North Sea planned projects in UK

Nov 14, 2016

A total of 32 crude and natural gas projects are expected to commence operations in the North Sea region by 2025, with the UK claiming the highest number at 22, followed by Norway and Denmark with nine and one respectively, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData…

KBR selects Intergraph Smart 3D

Nov 11, 2016

KBR selected and implemented Intergraph Smart 3D from Intergraph Process, Power & Marine (PP&M) to improve the execution of key projects for the design and construction of offshore platforms and large liquefied natural gas (LNG) liquefaction plants around the globe…

Eni to evaluate Bahrain potential

Nov 07, 2016

Bahrain authorities have invited Eni to study and assess the potential of some exploration and production assets in the country. To this purpose four agreements have been signed between the Bahrain Petroleum Co. (Bapco), Tatweer Petroleum and Eni…

IOG drops Cronx plans

Nov 01, 2016

Independent Oil and Gas (IOG) has received initial results from new interpretations of 3D seismic data covering the Blythe Hub licenses in their Southern North Sea (SNS) portfolio and also provides a further update on the Cronx acquisition…

LEEDCo appoints ODE as Icebreaker Wind rep

Oct 27, 2016

The Lake Erie Energy Development Corp. (LEEDCo) in Cleveland, Ohio has appointed Offshore Design Engineering Ltd. (ODE), an engineering and operations support services contractor that is part of the DORIS Group located in the UK, as the engineering representative for Icebreaker Wind…

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