Offshore Energy News


US House debates LNG export bill

Jun 20, 2014

Updated 26 June The US House of Representatives passed bill HR6, the Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act on 24 June, after debates held this week. The House Energy & Commerce (E&C) committee approved HR 6, authored and sponsored by Rep…

Siemens charters new jackup for windfarm service

May 20, 2014

Siemens AG has signed a 3-year charter for a new jack-up vessel to be used for service and maintenance operations at more than 1200 offshore wind turbines across northern Europe. The Wind Server jackup (pictured at right) is currently under construction at Nordic Yards in Wismar…

Subcommittee passes LNG exports bill

Apr 09, 2014

A US Subcommittee on Energy and Power approved new legislation aimed at speeding up the approvals process for US liquefied natural gas (LNG) export applications, the committee announced on 9 April 2014. Bill H.R. 6, also called the Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act…

Ocean thermal energy considered in Caribbean

Feb 10, 2014

While the Caribbean may not be rich in traditional petroleum energy resources, the evolution of renewable energy has revealed that the region possesses an abundance of another valuable source – water. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office with responsibility for Energy…

The marine energy challenge

Feb 04, 2014

Marine energy technology has been in development for decades and, in the past 10 years, interest and investment in marine and tidal technologies have increased. However, marine energy still lags 15-20 years behind offshore wind, says Kevan Stokes…

MSc energy students shine

Jan 16, 2014

MSc papers from students studying at the University of Aberdeen and Robert Gordon University (RGU) were pitted against each other at the Aberdeen branch of the UK’s Energy Institute’s annual MSc Energy Student Best Paper prize.   The…

Mexican Congress passes energy bill

Dec 13, 2013

Mexico’s Senate approved a new energy reform bill on Wednesday that will open the country’s oil and gas industry to private and foreign investment through production sharing agreements and licensing. President Enrique Pena Nieto’s ruling…

Renowned energy expert Economides dies

Dec 03, 2013

Renowned energy expert Prof. Michael J. Economides suffered a fatal heart attack this past weekend on an international flight from Madrid to Chile. He was 64. Economides was a professor at the University of Houston’s Cullen College of…

Mexico energy reform seeks to make history by repeating it

Sep 16, 2013

A key differentiator in the proposed energy reform introduced by Mexico’s ruling party, the PRI, is its populist slant, according to a panel of speakers at a seminar hosted by law firm Mayer Brown, which explored the details of the reform…

OE13: Solar powered UK?

Sep 05, 2013

In the short term there will be a dash for gas, but longer term the key to global energy supplies could be solar, yesterday’s SPE Offshore Europe breakfast briefing heard. Professor John Miles, Arup/Royal Academy of Engineering research professor in transitional energy strategies…

Fires and explosions a growing liability concern

May 14, 2013

Oil and natural gas industry operations managers, health and safety managers, as well as plant and facility superintendents and engineers face increasing liability issues created by fires and explosions, according to a white paper released by Scorpion Protective Coatings Inc…

OTC.13: Petrovietnam details growth

May 06, 2013

Petrovietnam gave an overview of its operations and plans for future development at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston today. The company seeks to grow to meet the expanding energy needs of Vietnam. Dr. Do Van Hua, president and CEO of Petrovietnam…

DONG, Siemens sign German wind deal

Apr 11, 2013

DONG Energy and Siemens AG have entered into agreements securing potential supplies and servicing of a total of 154 offshore wind turbines of 6 megawatt each, giving a total capacity of 924 megawatt.The agreements give DONG Energy the…

ThoughtStream: Risk comes in many forms, but it has to be challenged

Apr 10, 2013

For many years it’s been clear demand is rising – and that trend has stayed consistent – but there has been a lot of change in where the supply is coming from. BP estimates that global energy demand is likely to grow by more than a third between now and 2030…

Shell, Kinder Morgan team up for US LNG exports

Mar 28, 2013

Shell teamed up with Kinder Morgan’s Southern Liquefaction to develop a natural gas liquefaction plant at Southern LNG’s Elba Island terminal near Savannah, Georgia, US. The partners plan to modify the Elba Express Pipeline and the Elba Island…

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