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China OKs 6.7GW Offshore Wind

Jan 23, 2019

The Chinese province of Jiangsu has approved 24 offshore wind power projects with a total capacity of 6.7 gigawatts (GW).The country's state press agency Xinhua reported citing sources with the State Grid Jiangsu Electric Power Company that the newly approved projects…

New Jersey Opens Offshore Wind Tax Credit Program

Jan 23, 2019

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) announced that companies making a capital investment in offshore wind-related facilities in New Jersey can now apply for tax credits through the state’s Offshore Wind Tax Credit Program.According to NJEDA…

Government Shutdown: Atlantic Seismic Permitting Blocked by Judge

Jan 19, 2019

A federal court judge on Friday ruled that the federal government cannot process seismic testing permits for offshore oil drilling during the ongoing government shutdown, dealing a blow Trump administration's energy agenda.Judge Richard Gergel of the U…

BP Gives Up Acreage Offshore Nova Scotia

Jan 15, 2019

BP Canada is scaling back its oil and gas exploration plans off Nova Scotia, as the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (NSOPB) said the company is giving back 50% of the area included in its license.According to NSOPB, half of the area…

SeaRose FPSO Production Remains On Hold

Jan 07, 2019

Oil production continues to be suspended at the SeaRose FPSO, about 350 kilometers east of St. John’s for the last 50 days. There’s no information on when production will resume.Production was suspended and shutdown began on November 16 after two spills -  an estimated 250…

DNO Exits Oman Offshore Block

Jan 04, 2019

Norwegian oil and gas operator DNO ASA subsidiary DNO Oman Block 8 Limited has relinquished operatorship and participation in the offshore Oman Block 8 to the Sultanate of Oman's Ministry of Oil and Gas (MOG) and state-owned Oman Oil Company Exploration and Production LLC (OOCEP)…

New Jersey Offshore Wind Energy Project Receives 3 Bids

Jan 03, 2019

The state Board of Public Utilities said Monday it received three bids from firms interested in building wind projects, but it wouldn’t identify any of them, according to Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA).According to IEEFA…

Venezuela Navy Confronts Exxon Vessel in Guyana Border Dispute

Dec 24, 2018

Venezuela's navy 'intercepted' a ship exploring for oil on behalf of Exxon Mobil Corp in Guyanese waters over the weekend, Guyana's foreign ministry said in a statement, while neighboring Venezuela said the incident occurred within its territory…

Lebanon 2nd Offshore Licensing Announced

Dec 23, 2018

The Ministry of Energy & Water in Lebanon together with the Lebanese Petroleum Administration announced via their website the recommended blocks for bidding during the Lebanese 2nd licensing round for hydrocarbon exploration offshore Lebanon…

Vattenfall Okays 605MW Kriegers Flak offshore Wind Farm

Dec 21, 2018

Swedish state-owned power company Vattenfall has reached a final investment decision for the 605MW Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm in the Danish waters of the Baltic Sea.Vattenfall has made the final investment decisions for the offshore wind farm Kriegers Flak in Denmark…

New Jersey Board Okays Offshore Wind Funding

Dec 19, 2018

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) approved the adoption of a funding mechanism for the state’s offshore wind programme, which targets 3.5 GW by 2030.NJBPU  unanimously voted to adopt a proposed rule establishing the funding mechanism for the state’s offshore wind program…

Indonesia Approves Eni’s Merakes Project

Dec 18, 2018

Italian energy giant Eni announced that Indonesia has approved its investment plan for the Merakes project, located in the Kutei Basin, offshore East Kalimantan.Eni will now start work on developing the project, which will involve drilling and constructing subsea wells in water depths of 1…

NOIA Calls for Offshore Wind Territories Act

Dec 13, 2018

National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) said that U.S. territories need the Offshore Wind for Territories Act.The U.S. has five permanently inhabited 'Territories' in the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean: American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands…

Norway to Drillers: Fix Oil Rig Lifeboat Safety

Dec 12, 2018

Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) has told Transocean, Maersk Drilling and Odfjell Drilling to beef up emergency evacuation equipment and procedures on 22 offshore oil rigs, it said on Wednesday.Drilling rigs are equipped with enclosed…

Admiral Tim Lowe to Head UK Hydrographic Office

Dec 11, 2018

The UK Hydrographic Office has announced the appointment of Rear Admiral Tim Lowe CBE, the current UK National Hydrographer and Deputy Chief Executive, to the position of Acting Chief Executive and Accounting Officer.Rear Admiral Lowe will fill…

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