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Lamprell to Split Three Ways. Puts Greater Focus on Renewables, Digital

Jan 15, 2021

Lamprell, a company traditionally known as oil and gas rig builder, has this week announced a reorganization of its business aimed at increasing focus on renewables and the energy transition. Based in the UAE, the company has in recent years increased its uptake of renewables sector orders, building jackets of UK offshore wind farms, and it has now described this part of business as 'a core area of expertise for Lamprell…

Eidesvik Offshore Nets Long-Term Charter for Acergy Viking SOV

Jan 15, 2021

Norwegian offshore vessel operator Eidesvik Offshore has won a long term charter with wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy for its Service Operation Vessel Acergy Viking. The contract will start in direct continuation of the current…

Cloud Solution: SAP, DNV GL Tackling Corrosion Under Insulation in O&G Industry

Jan 15, 2021

SAP SE and DNV GL have teamed up to deliver a new industry cloud solution, Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) Manager, designed to tackle a major problem facing the integrity of oil and gas plants. CUI is seen as one of the largest maintenance…

Endúr's Offshore Fabrication Branch Files for Bankruptcy

Jan 15, 2021

Norway's Endúr Industrier AS, an offshore fabrication subsidiary of marine infrastructure group Endúr, on Friday notified Stavanger district court about its decision to initiate a bankruptcy petition for the company, citing a dire market situation…

Israel and Four Arab States Discuss Energy Sector

Jan 15, 2021

Israel's energy minister held a video conference call with his counterparts in the United Arab Emirates, Morocco, Sudan, and Bahrain for the first time on Thursday, according to a statement from his office.The Israeli minister, Yuval Steinitz…

Dana Petroleum Terminates Maersk Drilling Rig Deal

Jan 15, 2021

Oil company Dana Petroleum has terminated a contract for the use of a Maersk Drilling rig in Denmark.The one-well contract was initially expected to start in May 2020.However, the two companies then in October 2020 said the contract start-up for the yet to be nominated rig would be deferred…

Ex-Petrofac Exec Pleads Guilty to Bribery Offenses

Jan 15, 2021

Update: Petrofac's statement included below the original articleFormer senior Petrofac Ltd executive David Lufkin pleaded guilty at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Thursday to three further bribery offenses in relation to oil deals in United Arab Emirates (UAE)…

U.S. Blacklists China's CNOOC over South China Sea Actions

Jan 14, 2021

The Trump administration added China’s CNOOC to a U.S. economic blacklist on Thursday, accusing the oil giant of helping Beijing intimidate neighbors in the South China Sea and ratcheting up tension days before U.S. President-elect Joe Biden takes office…

Equinor, Moss Maritime Testing Floating Solar in Rough Waters

Jan 14, 2021

Equinor, Norway's largest oil firm, increasingly involved in renewables such as offshore wind and floating wind, is now looking to add floating solar to its portfolio.The company said Thursday it would, together with Moss Maritime, start testing floating solar off the island of Frøya…

Siemens Gamesa, Siemens Energy Team Up in Green Hydrogen Push

Jan 14, 2021

Siemens Gamesa and Siemens Energy have this week announced they'd work together on wind-to-hydrogen projects to help decarbonize the economy 'to solve the climate crisis.'The companies said they were contributing with their developments to an…

Energean Sanctions Karish North Gas Field Project. Gets $700M Loan

Jan 14, 2021

Mediterranean Sea-focused oil and gas company Energean has taken Final Investment Decision ('FID') on the Karish North gas development, offshore Israel.The gas discovery was announced in April 2019. In November 2020, DeGolyer and MacNaughton…

Six Consortia Pre-Qualify for Danish Largest Offshore Wind Farm Tender

Jan 14, 2021

Six consortia have pre-qualified to take part in the tender for Denmark's largest offshore wind farm Thor, the Danish Energy Agency said Thursday.Thor will have a capacity of 800-1000 MW when it is fully installed and connected to the grid, which is expected to happen by 2027…

BW Energy Boosts Stake in Kudu Offshore License in Nambia

Jan 14, 2021

Norway's BW Energy has increased its stake in the Kudu License offshore Namibia from 56% to 95%, following the signing of a farm-in and carry agreement with the National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia (NAMCOR). NAMCOR will retain the remaining 5% working interest…

Ocean 100: Profits from World's Seas Dominated by 100 Companies

Jan 13, 2021

Just 100 companies account for most of the profits from the world’s seas, researchers said on Wednesday, calling on them to help save the oceans from over-fishing, rising temperatures and pollution.Together, the companies generated $1.1 trillion in revenues in 2018…

UK: OGA to Take 'Blended Approach' with License Change Requests

Jan 13, 2021

The UK Oil and Gas Authority said Wednesday to would take a 'blended approach' when it comes to the companies' compliance with oil and gas license timelines, in the wake of the pandemic.The regulator had back in March 2020 said it would seek…

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