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NOIA: U.S. Gov't Move Against Offshore Oil & Gas Lease Sales 'Devastating to Americans'

May 13, 2022

Erik Milito, president of the U.S. National Ocean Industries Association, said this week that the U.S. government's decision not to hold offshore oil and gas lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska’s Cook Inlet was expected, but also 'devastating to Americans…

Brazil New Energy Minister Call For Studies on Petrobras Privatization

May 13, 2022

Brazil's newly appointed mines and energy minister, Adolfo Sachsida, said on Wednesday he will request studies on Petrobras' privatization as his first act in office.'I request the beginning of the studies pending the proposal of the legislative changes necessary for the Petrobras' privatization…

Viking Supply Ships' Four AHTS Deal In Russia Canceled

May 13, 2022

Swedish offshore vessel operator Viking Supply Ships has informed that a previously announced contract in Russia for four of its anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels has now been canceled.Viking Supply Ships had early on February 8 said it had secured a multi-season contract worth 18…

U.S. Scraps Three Offshore Oil and Gas Lease Sales

May 13, 2022

The Biden administration on Wednesday said it would scrap three planned sales of offshore oil and gas leases in Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico.In a statement, the Department of Interior said it was not moving forward with an auction for drilling…

Equinor, Aibel Pen 10-Year Collaboration Agreement

May 13, 2022

Norwegian energy company Equinor has entered into a ten-year strategic collaboration agreement with the offshore engineering and construction firm Aibel.'The ten-year agreement aims to ensure predictability, which will be important to both parties in times of many great and important opportunities…

Philippines' Udenna Open to Deals after Report Owner Eyeing Asset Sales

May 13, 2022

Philippine conglomerate Udenna Corp is open to exploring potential deals, its president said on Friday, after a report that its tycoon owner was considering selling businesses collectively worth several billion dollars.Dennis Uy, whose business…

TotalEnergies Confirms U.S. Offshore Wind Award. Says Wind Farm Could Come Online by 2030

May 13, 2022

After the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced TotalEnergies and Duke Energy Corp as the winners of two offshore wind leases in federal waters off the coast of North and South Carolina on Wednesday, the confirmation came Friday from TotalEnergies…

Norwegian Petroleum Directorate to Start Seabed Surveys for Offshore Wind

May 13, 2022

The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (MPE) has tasked the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) with conducting surveys in connection with awarding acreage for offshore wind.The NPD has been given the assignment to plan and implement…

Noreco CFO Assumes CEO Role, Too

May 13, 2022

Norwegian Energy Company (Noreco) has appointed Euan Shirlaw as chief executive officer.Shirlaw has been the Chief Financial Officer of the company since Noreco's acquisition of Shell’s upstream assets in the Danish Underground Consortium (the “DUC”) in 2019…

Snam, Enagas to Study Spain-Italy Offshore Gas Pipeline

May 13, 2022

Italian gas group Snam has agreed with Spain's Enagas to explore the construction of an offshore pipeline between the two countries, as Europe scrambles to diversify its energy supply mix and wean itself off Russian gas.Spain has the largest…

BP Wins Shareholder Support for Climate Strategy

May 13, 2022

BP shareholders on Thursday backed the energy company's climate strategy, while fewer investors than last year supported a resolution filed by an activist group urging faster action to battle climate change.The vote at BP's annual general meeting…

AMSC to Buy Normand Maximus OSCV for $157M. Agrees Charter with Solstad Offshore

May 12, 2022

American Shipping Company ASA (AMSC) has agreed to acquire the Normand Maximus construction support vessel from Maximus Limited, a company controlled by its secured lenders.In parallel with the transaction, AMSC will enter into a long-term bareboat…

Namibia Launches Sovereign Wealth Fund after Offshore Oil Finds Made by TotalEnergies, Shell

May 12, 2022

Namibia on Thursday launched a sovereign wealth fund, months after oil discoveries by TotalEnergies and Shell off its coast.President Hage Geingob said at the launch the Welwitschia Fund would get an initial injection of 262 million Namibian dollars ($16…

Odfjell Drilling Takes Over Management and Marketing of SFL's West Hercules Drilling Rig from Seadrill

May 12, 2022

Norwegian offshore drilling contractor Odfjell Drilling will take over the management of the SFL-owned West Hercules semi-submersible drilling rig from rival Seadrill.Odfjell Drilling said Thursday it had signed a deal with SFL Corporation to…

Edison Chouest Offshore to Provide SOV for U.S. Offshore Wind Farm Owned by Equinor, BP

May 12, 2022

Empire Offshore Wind, a joint venture between Equinor and BP, has awarded Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) a long-term service operations vessel charter. The vessel will service the Empire Wind offshore wind farm project located 15-30 miles southeast of Long Island…

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