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Transition or Transformation: Energy Opportunities

Jan 17, 2020

Dave Stewart, CEO of Wood’s Asset Solutions business in Europe, Africa, Asia & Australia, discusses how traditional upstream oil and gas businesses are responding to this transitional period to continue to provide sustainable, affordable, reliable and safe access to energy.Our social license to operate is governed not only by the regulatory environment but by climate change targets and public opinion…

NABU Objects to Gennaker OWF

Feb 16, 2020

A German non-governmental conservation organisation, Naturschutzbund Deutschland e.V. (NABU), has filed an objection to the building permit for the Gennaker offshore wind farm (OWF) in the coastal waters of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.Massive…

Ørsted Eyes Carbon-Neutrality by 2025

Jan 31, 2020

The global leader in offshore wind Ørsted A/S  will become carbon neutral by 2025. 'This will make Ørsted the first major energy company to reach net-zero emissions in its energy generation - far ahead of science-based decarbonization targets for limiting global warming to 1…

Miros RangeFinder Achieves Certification

Jan 28, 2020

The Miros RangeFinder sea state monitoring sensor has been certified with Atex IEC Ex  for use in Zone 1, clearing it for use in explosive atmospheres. This breakthrough opens for unrestricted use of RangeFinder in offshore oil and gas production environments…

OSV Orion Fueled with LNG in Germany

Jan 23, 2020

The world’s largest LNG bunker vessel ‘Kairos’, operated by Nauticor, has supplied DEME’s next generation offshore installation vessel Orion, this first such ship-to-ship bunker transfer at the Port of Rostock.Orion is currently at the Liebherr construction yard in the Port of Rostock…

Gazprom Neft Completes Okhotsk Survey

Jan 06, 2020

Russian oil and gas exploration company Gazprom Neft has completed ecological monitoring of grey whale populations at the Ayashsky license block, offshore from Sakhalin Island, with expedition members registering more than 550 animals in the course of a five-month survey…

Equinor Targets Zero Emissions by 2050

Jan 06, 2020

Norwegian offshore operator Equinor said Monday it will invest 50 billion kroner ($5.67 billion) over 10 years on a path toward reducing company-wide emissions by 40% through to 2030.Using the EU’s 2005, rather the UN’s 1990 as a benchmark year…

Norway Plans North Sea Power Grid

Dec 20, 2019

Norwegian energy firm BKK announced plans to build an offshore power grid in the North Sea, in a more than $2 billion project to help the country's oil and gas industry cut greenhouse gas emissions.It will undertake the project with infrastructure company CapeOmega…

Schlumberger Commits to Emissions Reductions

Dec 20, 2019

Oilfield services firm Schlumberger announced its commitment to setting a science-based target to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement to reduce climate change.Schlumberger has submitted its…

Equinor Gets Another Approval for Australia Drilling

Dec 19, 2019

Norwegian energy company Equinor has received the second of four approvals needed for offshore exploration in the Great Australian Bight.This week, Australia's National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA)…

Court Lifts Injunction Against Leviathan Operations

Dec 19, 2019

An Israeli court lifted on Thursday a temporary injunction that had threatened to delay production at the Leviathan gas field due to environmental concerns.Rescinding Tuesday's injunction, the Jerusalem District Court said appellants had not provided sufficient evidence that Leviathan's emissions…

Court Order Threatens Leviathan Output

Dec 18, 2019

Companies developing the huge natural gas field Leviathan will try to convince an Israeli court on Wednesday to remove an injunction that threatens to delay production due to environmental concerns.On Tuesday, the Jerusalem District Court, in a surprise decision…

A Blue/Green Energy Revolution

Dec 17, 2019

A seismic shift in the dialogue around big oil and climate has occurred in the past 12 months. It’s a change in how big oil is orientating itself around what many call the energy transition. Climate goals - governmental, international and industry…

Majors Face New Shareholder Climate Resolutions

Dec 16, 2019

An activist group is increasing the pressure on five big U.S. and European oil companies with shareholder resolutions urging them to meet the Paris climate goals and cut carbon emissions.Dutch group Follow This is targeting U.S. giants ExxonMobil…

ABS Publishes Fuel Cell Guidance

Dec 11, 2019

ABS published its Guide for Fuel Cell Power Systems for Marine and Offshore Applications to support the design, evaluation, and construction of fuel cell systems on vessels and offshore assets.“As technology evolves and regulators challenge shipping to decarbonize…

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