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Australia - a Land of Promise and Hurdles for Offshore Wind Developers

3 hours ago

Under a new government, Australia is shaping up to be the next big market for offshore wind developers, attracting interest from the likes of Shell, Denmark's Orsted and Norway's Equinor. But the industry, starting from scratch Down Under, faces a slew of challenges…

Equinor Extends Floatel Contracts

Sep 23, 2022

Norwegian energy firm Equinor has extended two contracts for the use of floating accommodation units with Norway-based Floatel International.  The contracts are for the Floatel Endurance and the Floatel Superior, both in the Norwegian North Sea…

Australia Court Scraps Drilling Permit for Santos' $3.6B Barossa Offshore Gas Project

Sep 21, 2022

Australia's Federal Court on Wednesday ruled in favor of an indigenous group's challenge against a drilling permit for Santos Ltd's Barossa gas development, in what Santos called a 'disappointing' setback for the $3.6 billion project.Traditional…

USVs Eye Offshore Wind Opportunities

Sep 16, 2022

Use of USVs in offshore wind has started to become a norm; in pre-survey and post-construction, with O&M on its way. How much more could be done?The use of USVs in the offshore industry has come a long way since they first started making an appearance in the 2010s…

Woodside Books Floatel's Accommodation Rig for Pluto Work

Sep 16, 2022

Floatel International, an offshore accommodation services provider, said Friday it had secured a contract with Woodside for the Floatel Triumph semi-submersible accommodation unit.The Floatel Triumph will provide support to Woodside's Pluto project in Western Australia…

BV Sees Surge in Decommissioning Support Orders. Beats Its Full Year Target

Sep 15, 2022

Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore, the marine and offshore technical advisory branch of Bureau Veritas, saw a surge in the decommissioning support field orders in the first six months of 2022.The company said that new decommissioning support deals in the UK…

Key Milestone: Woodside Publishes EIS for Browse to North West Shelf (NWS) Project

Sep 15, 2022

Australian oil and gas company Woodside on Thursday published the final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Browse toNorth West Shelf (NWS) Project in Australia, as directed by the Australian Department of Climate Change, Energy…

Deal Signed for First Offshore Floating CCS Hub Project in Asia Pacific

Sep 14, 2022

deepC Store, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, (MOL) and Technip Energies have entered into a Letter of Intent that should lead to the construction of a Floating Storage & Injection (“FSI”) Hub facility for dCS’s CStore1 carbon capture and storage project offshore Australia…

Magseis Fairfield's North Sea OBN Survey Scope Increases

Sep 14, 2022

Norwegian seismic data acquisition firm Magseis Fairfield has secured an increased scope of work related to an offshore survey project awarded back in June 2020.On June 30, 2020, Magseis Fairfield said it had secured a 4D OBN monitor survey for the North Sea 2021 summer season…

Shearwater GeoServices, WesternGeco in Seismic Survey Services Deal

Sep 14, 2022

Marine seismic services firm Shearwater GeoServices has signed a multi-year global agreement for the purchase of geophysical data acquisition services by WesternGeco, and the award of a survey in Australia under the new agreement.The agreement…

TGS Gearing Up for Capreolus Phase 2 3D Seismic Survey Off Australia

Sep 13, 2022

Norwegian marine seismic data acquisition and processing firm TGS on Tuesday announced the Capreolus Phase 2 3D seismic survey in the Carnarvon Basin on the Australian North West Shelf. This survey will be conducted near the Capreolus Phase…

Jadestone Energy: No Clear Date for Montara FPSO Output Restart

Sep 12, 2022

Asia Pacific-focused oil and gas company Jadestone Energy has yet to restart production from its Montara Venture FPSO, off Australia, following a shutdown in August. The company said Monday it was 'not in a position to provide guidance on a possible Montara production restart date…

Allseas Taps DEME, Van Oord for Offshore Pipeline Project in Australia

Sep 12, 2022

Belgium-based offshore installation firm DEME and Dutch maritime services firm Van Oord have been awarded a contract from Allseas in support of Santos' Darwin Pipeline Duplication Project, located offshore Northern Australia.  The joint venture…

Chevron Gets Stakes in Australian CCS Schemes

Sep 09, 2022

Oil major Chevron has announced it is part of three joint ventures that have been granted permits to undertake evaluation and appraisal work for the potential storage of carbon dioxide offshore Australia.The blocks, including two in the Carnarvon…

UK's New Oil and Gas Push No Salve for Short-term Pain

Sep 09, 2022

British Prime Minister Liz Truss' plans to spur new North Sea oil and gas production and lift a ban on fracking will test investor appetite for new fossil fuel projects, but are unlikely to ease the current energy crunch.Truss, who took office on Tuesday…

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