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Storm Shuts Nearly 40% of US GoM Oil Output

Oct 09, 2018

Nearly 40 percent of daily crude oil production was lost from offshore U.S. Gulf of Mexico wells on Tuesday due to platform evacuations and shut-ins ahead of Hurricane Michael.Since Monday, oil producers, including Anadarko Petroleum Corp, BHP Billiton…

U.S. Crude Rises as One-fifth of Oil Production Lost Ahead of hurricane

Oct 09, 2018

U.S. crude prices were modestly higher on Tuesday as nearly one-fifth of daily oil production was lost from offshore Gulf of Mexico wells due to Hurricane Michael.Oil producers including Anadarko Petroleum Corp, BHP Billiton, BP and Chevron…

Clean Ops Offshore: Johan Sverdrup Powered from Shore

Oct 09, 2018

With a flip of the switch, Kjell-Børge Freiberg, Norway's Minister of Petroleum and Energy, opened a new era in offshore oil and gas operations, initiating the 'power-from-shore solution' that will provide the Johan Sverdrup field in the North Sea with electricity for more than 50 years…

Exxon Mobil Pulls Staff From Gulf Platform Ahead of Tropical Storm Michael

Oct 08, 2018

Exxon Mobil said on Monday it was evacuating personnel from a Gulf of Mexico platform as Tropical Storm Michael approached the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.The world's largest publicly traded oil producer does not currently expect the staff reduction at its Lena production platform to impact output…

BMT Wins Marine Monitoring Contract with BP

Oct 08, 2018

BMT has won a contract to provide multiple marine monitoring systems for BP’s new Mad Dog Phase 2 semi-submersible floating production facility in the Gulf of Mexico. These systems will play an important role in ensuring the day to day operations of the facility are conducted safely…

New Service for Offshore Blade Inspections

Sep 24, 2018

WTG blade assessments are usually costly and time consuming. EWPL Ocean aggregates tasks and wind turbines in scope for blade assessment into its service train and can offer this service at an attractive price, with no weather risk.ESVAGT said it has joined forces with Wind Power Lab…

NRCAN Grant Triggers Major Investment in the Bay of Fundy

Sep 21, 2018

The next wave of tidal energy development at the FORCE facility in the Bay of Fundy Nova Scotia has been triggered by a substantial grant of $29,750,000 under the Emerging Renewable Power Program (ERPP) from Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)…

Lumiflon Topcoats: Extending the Life of Oil Rigs

Sep 13, 2018

Coatings formulated with Lumiflon Feve resins are ideal for structures like oil rigs and other parts and components located outdoors or exposed to temperature extremes. Feve resins provide excellent corrosion protection and guard against UV rays…

Equinor Explores Floating Wind Turbines to Power N.Sea Oilfields

Aug 28, 2018

Norway's Equinor said on Tuesday it is considering whether to build a pioneering offshore wind farm with floating turbines to supply electricity to two North Sea oilfields as part of a strategy to curb greenhouse gas emissions.The project at…

Oil Majors Win Dismissal of New York City Climate Lawsuit

Jul 20, 2018

A U.S. judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit by New York City seeking to hold major oil companies liable for climate change caused by carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels.In dismissing the city's claims against Chevron Corp , BP Plc, ConocoPhillips…

Vitol Invests in Coal-to-oil Venture as Shipping Fuel Rules Loom

Jul 18, 2018

Energy trader Vitol and coal miner Peabody Energy are partnering with start-up Arq to turn coal waste into a low-sulphur oil product that could be an alternative fuel for shippers as new U.N. pollution rules loom, the companies said in a statement…

EnBW, Trident Winds JV for Offshore Wind Project in California

Jun 12, 2018

EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG is continuing its strategy of capturing growth in new international markets in the renewable energy sector.  Following its recent entry into Taiwan, EnBW has now expanded its activities to the United States of America by establishing a regional subsidiary…

NOCS: Expedition to Investigate Carbon in the Benguela Upwelling

May 23, 2018

On May 2018 the Royal Research Ship (RRS) Discovery will begin an ambitious science expedition to the South Atlantic to study the role of low oxygen zones in ocean carbon storage. The results of this investigation will help improve understanding…

Two U.S. Coal Miners See Growth Amid Sector's Gloom

May 02, 2018

U.S. electric utilities are expected to shut hundreds more of their coal-fired power generators in the coming years, extending a long trend away from coal and toward natural gas that has cast a pall over the mining industry. But not every U…

Report: Decarbonize Maritime by 2035

Mar 27, 2018

While the notion that maritime transport could be 'zero-carbon shipping' by 2035 may seem fallacy to the majority, a new report reviews the pathways to zero-carbon shipping.According to a  new report published by the International Transport Forum at the OECD…

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