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Ithaca Energy Takes Full Ownership of North Sea Discovery

Nov 02, 2023

UK North Sea-focused oil company Ithaca Energy has completed the acquisition of the remaining 40% stake in the Fotla offshore discovery and three exploration licenses - P.213 Area C, P.345 Area A and P.2536 - from Spirit Energy. The acquisition…

Oceanology International Announces Marine Technology Reporter as Exclusive Video Media Partner

Nov 02, 2023

Marine Technology Reporter (MTR) has been unveiled as the exclusive video media partner of the Oceanology International exhibition and conference and will be delivering extended broadcast coverage from the 2024 event (Oi24).The collaboration…

Shell Reports $6.2B Third-quarter Profit, Boosts Buybacks

Nov 02, 2023

Shell on Thursday reported third-quarter earnings of $6.2 billion, in line with expectations, on higher refining margins and strong liquefied natural gas (LNG) trading.The company announced share buybacks of $3.5 billion over the next three months…

Solstad Offshore Sells Laid Up AHTS Vessel

Nov 01, 2023

Solstad Offshore's subsidiary, Solstad Rederi, has sold the Anchor Handling Tug Supply (AHTS) vessel Nor Spring.The 2008-built, 70-meter-long AHTS vessel has been in layup in Asia since 2020. 'Delivery of the vessel to the new owner took place today…

U.S. Approves Construction of 2.6 GW Offshore Wind Project

Nov 01, 2023

The U.S. Department of Interior on Tuesday approved the construction and operations plan for the 2.6 GW Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project, located approximately 23.5 nautical miles off Virginia Beach, VA.This is the fifth approval of a…

US Senator Schumer Urges FTC to Probe Exxon, Chevron Mega-deals

Nov 01, 2023

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer on Wednesday urged the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to consider possible anti-competitive harms stemming from recent multi-billion dollar acquisitions by oil and gas giants Exxon Mobil and Chevron Corp…

BP Low Carbon Boss Calls U.S. Offshore Wind Industry 'Fundamentally Broken'

Nov 01, 2023

The head of BP's gas & low carbon business said on Wednesday the U.S. offshore wind industry is 'fundamentally broken' but issues can be resolved, after BP and partner Equinor wrote down $840 million on their U.S. projects.Orsted, the world's largest offshore wind developer…

Portugal Launches Initial Phase of Offshore Wind Auction

Nov 01, 2023

Portugal has kicked off the preparatory process for its first auction of licenses to build wind farms off the Atlantic coast by inviting companies to present non-binding declarations of interest by Nov. 14.The environment ministry said in a…

Terje Askvig Joins Prosafe as New CEO

Nov 01, 2023

Prosafe, an offshore accommodation rig provider, has welcomed Terje Askvig as its new CEO.'Terje brings extensive experience from shipping, oil service and private equity and has among others experience from Eitzen Chemical, Fred Olsen & Co and Triton Partners…

GMS Boosts Backlog to $326.2 M With Fresh Contract Wins

Nov 01, 2023

Gulf Marine Services (GMS), a provider of jack-up support vessels for the global energy industry, has secured new contracts for its fleet.The company said that it had won two contract extensions for four years in total and one new contract for two years in the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) Region…

Prysmian Group Inks €900 Million Cable Systems Deal with Clean Path New York

Oct 31, 2023

Italian power and telecom cable-making and installation services firm Prysmian Group has signed an agreement worth around €900 million with Clean Path New York to provide subsea and land power cable systems for one of the largest transmission infrastructure projects in the United States…

World Bank Sees Lower 2024 Oil Price, but Middle East War Could Cause Spike

Oct 31, 2023

The World Bank said on Monday it expected global oil prices to average $90 a barrel in the fourth quarter and fall to an average of $81 in 2024 as slowing growth eases demand, but warned that an escalation of the latest Middle East conflict could spike prices significantly higher…

BP Assessing New York Wind Projects after $540M Writedown, CEO Says

Oct 31, 2023

BP remains committed to its offshore wind growth plans after the energy company booked a $540 million impairment on two U.S. projects, CEO Murray Auchincloss told Reuters on Tuesday.BP and its partner Equinor are assessing their next steps after…

DNV Grants Stamp of Approval to SBM Offshore and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries' Carbon Capture Solution for FPSOs

Oct 31, 2023

Classification society DNV has issued a statement of qualified technology to SBM Offshore for its carbon capture plant or CO2 capture solution for FPSOs developed in partnership with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. The statement verifies that the…

BP's $3.3B Profit Misses Forecast on Weak Gas

Oct 31, 2023

BP on Tuesday reported third-quarter earnings of $3.3 billion, missing analysts' forecasts as strong oil trading and refining margins were offset by weak gas results and the write down of a large chunk of a U.S. windfarm project.The British company maintained its dividend at 7…

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