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Italy to Block Exploration Permits

Jan 09, 2019

The Italian government is planning to block the issuing of about 36 permits to look for oil and gas as part of plans to cut the country's carbon footprint, the industry ministry said on Wednesday.In a statement the ministry said upstream oil…

Gardline Names Vermeijden CEO

Jan 09, 2019

Marine survey company Gardline has appointed Christiaan Vermeijden as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Vermeijden will replace Gardline's current interim CEO, Gerben Eggink.Vermeijden joins the U.K. based Royal Boskalis Westminster N…

World's First Floating Wind Turbine Gets New Life

Jan 09, 2019

The world's first industrial-scale floating wind prototype, Hywind 1, installed in 2009 off the west coast of Norway, will be reborn as an infrastructure for research and technology projects in Metcentre at Karmøy.Unitech Offshore, which manufactures and distributes subsea connector assemblies…

ExxonMobil, IBM Partner on Quantum Computing

Jan 08, 2019

Oil supermajor ExxonMobil announced Tuesday it has signed a partnership agreement with technology giant IBM to advance the potential use of quantum computing in developing next-generation energy and manufacturing technologies.The agreement sees…

New Guidance on DP Systems

Jan 08, 2019

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) announced Tuesday it has completed its existing guidance on dynamic positioning (DP) with the newly published ‘Guidance to Identify DP System Components and their Failure Modes’ (IMCA M 247)…

ABS Opens New Headquarters

Jan 08, 2019

Classification society ABS on Tuesday held an official ribbon-cutting ceremony to formally open its new global headquarters in Spring, Texas.“This is a significant milestone in our 157-year history and reaffirms our commitment to provide industry…

DNO Raises Cash Offer for Faroe Petroleum

Jan 08, 2019

Norwegian oil company DNO ASA raised its bid for Britain's Faroe Petroleum to 641.7 million pounds ($816 million) on Tuesday, lifting its cash offer to 160 pence per share from 152 pence.Shares in Faroe, which rejected DNO's 610 million pound…

UK Offshore Workers Accept New Pay Offer

Jan 08, 2019

Oil workers accepted an improved pay offer by the Offshore Contractors Association to 2,500 union members, the Unite union said, a move which removes the threat of strike in the British North Sea which is home to the Brent crude benchmark.'Unite Scotland's 2…

Petrobras Selling $803 Mln in Local Debt

Jan 08, 2019

Petroleo Brasileiro SA is selling up to three series of local unsecured bonds to raise 3 billion reais ($803 million), the Brazilian state-run oil firm said in a securities filing on Tuesday.The debt will mature in 7 to 10 years, depending on the series…

Hedge Fund Opposes Rowan Sale to Ensco

Jan 07, 2019

Hedge fund Canyon Capital Advisors has warned it would vote against the $2.38 billion sale of offshore driller Rowan Companies Plc to rival Ensco Plc, casting doubt on a combination that had signaled optimism about the future of offshore exploration…

TechX: Pioneering and Accelerating

Jan 07, 2019

With just under a month left to apply for this year’s cohort of our technology accelerator program, TechX Pioneers, it’s a great time to celebrate the successes of the class of 2018, as well as look forward to the opportunities ahead.In March…

Equinor Opens Digital Operations Centers

Jan 07, 2019

Equinor on Monday announced the official opening of its two new digital operations centers established to support Equinor’s installations on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS).The two new centers at Sandsli in Bergen, opened Monday by petroleum and energy minister Kjell-Børge…

Danos Secures GoM Contracts

Jan 07, 2019

Danos announced Monday it has secured a contract with Equinor for production operation support on its Titan SPAR platform, located in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.The Equinor project began late 2018 and employs production personnel on the floating…

A 'Chicago Boy' Takes the Reins at Petrobras

Jan 04, 2019

Depending on who you ask, Roberto Castello Branco, the new chief executive of Brazil's Petroleo Brasileiro SA, will either save the indebted oil major - or strip it to the bone.Tapped by far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, who took power on Tuesday…

SeaRoc Supports Merkur Commissioning

Jan 03, 2019

Marine Coordination Services BV will utilize SeaPlanner software during all operational marine coordination activities for commissioning of the 396MW Merkur Offshore Wind Farm.The marine management system has been selected as part a strategic partnership between U…

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