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France's Total to Change Name in Pivot Away from Oil

Feb 09, 2021

France's Total posted better than expected earnings in the fourth quarter as oil prices stabilized, and said it would change its name as part of a push to diversify and grow renewable power and electricity production.The French oil and gas major, which like rivals suffered in 2020 as fuel consumption tumbled during the pandemic, said it would rebrand as TotalEnergies as it tries over the next decade to reduce oil products to a third of its sales from over half now…

TotalEnergies, Technip Energies Team Up to Decarbonize Offshore and LNG Sectors

Jul 21, 2021

TotalEnergies, a France-based oil major with green energy aspirations, is partnering up with energy services giant Technip Energies to develop low-carbon solutions for LNG production and offshore facilities.As part of the partner-up, which the duo says is set up to accelerate the energy transition…

Sumitomo, RWE Team Up in UK Offshore Wind Farm Project

Sep 29, 2020

Japanese trading house Sumitomo Corp said on Tuesday it had tied up with RWE AG for the German utility's 353-megawatt Five Estuaries offshore wind farm project in the UK, with an aim to start commercial operations in 2030.RWE said on Monday…

Tekmar Group Nets Middle East Orders

Aug 21, 2020

Tekmar Group has informed that its subsidiaries have won 'multiple contracts' to supply subsea asset protection and stabilization technologies in the Middle East.Tekmar did not say who the clients were, describing them just as 'energy companies and tier one contractors in the Middle East…

Japan's JERA, France's ADEME, Ideol in Floating Wind Pact

Jun 22, 2020

Japanese power generator JERA said on Monday it has agreed with France's state-owned investment firm ADEME Investissement and French floating wind technology supplier Ideol on key terms for forming a joint venture to develop floating offshore wind farms…

CNOOC, ASCO Extend North Sea Relationship

Feb 26, 2020

The Chinese oil company CNOOC has, via its European subsidiary, extended a contract for logistics management with ASCO. Under the five-year extension worth over 100 million pounds, ASCO will continue supporting CNOOC Petroleum Europe Limited's North Sea assets…

Total, PTTEP Take Oman Block

Feb 19, 2020

Oman has signed an exploration and production sharing agreement with France's Total E&P and Thailand's PTTEP to explore and develop non-associated gas in Block 12, Oman's ministry of oil and gas said in a tweet on Wednesday.Total E&P is the operator of the 9…

Eni CEO: No Future for Firms Working in Just O&G

Oct 18, 2019

There is no future for companies that work only in oil and gas in the medium- to long-term, the head of Italian major Eni said on Friday.'Diversification into renewable energy and the circular economy is crucial,' Claudio Descalzi told financial daily Il Sole 24 Ore in an interview…

Subsea 7 Wins Contracts Offshore Azerbaijan

Sep 30, 2019

Subsea 7 said on Monday it has been awarded two contracts, together worth between $50 million and $150 million, by BP for the Azeri Central East (ACE) project in the Azeri-Chirag-Deepwater Gunashli (ACG) field in the Caspian Sea in a water depth of approximately 140 meters…

Vallourec Tallies $900 Mln ADNOC Contract

Sep 10, 2019

France-based Vallourec said it has been awarded a contract by Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) for the supply of tubing and casing, over a five year period, with a possible two-year extension, for an amount of $900 million.The award, which…

Europe Installs 1.9 GW Offshore Wind Capacity in H1

Jul 26, 2019

Europe added 1.9 GW of new offshore wind was installed in the first half of 2019, up from the 1.1 GW added in the same period in 2018, according to figures released by WindEurope.The UK (931 MW), Denmark (374 MW), Belgium (370 MW) and Germany (252 MW) accounted for these installations…

LDA Wins French Offshore Wind Work

Jul 24, 2019

French maritime firm Louis Dreyfus Armateurs (LDA) Group announced that its subsidiary Louis Dreyfus TravOcean has signed its first contract related to the development of offshore windfarms in France.The transport and logistics company said that the contract for supply…

TRIG Acquires French Wind Farms

Jul 19, 2019

UK-based investment fund  The Renewables Infrastructure Group (TRIG) has acquired stakes in four French onshore windfarms, with a total capacity of 107.8 MW. InfraRed’s listed renewables vehicle did not disclose financial details of acquisitions…

Prysmian Bags Dolwin5 Cabling

Jun 19, 2019

Italian multinational corporation Prysmian Group  has been awarded a major grid connection project worth in region of EUR 140 million by the Dutch-German grid operator TenneT which will enable the connection of multiple offshore wind farms to the German grid…

Petrobras Sells TAG, Gets $8.7 bln

Jun 14, 2019

Brazilian state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) has concluded the sale of gas pipeline system Transportadora Associada de Gás S.A. (TAG) to a group led by France'sEngie SA and Canada'sCaisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec (CDPQ)…

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