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Marco Polo Marine Wraps Buy of Taiwan-based PKR Offshore

May 06, 2022

Singapore-listed offshore services provider Marco Polo Marine has completed the acquisition of the offshore renewables service firm PKR Offshore.Marco Polo bought the Taiwan-based company through its 49% owned joint venture company, Oceanic Crown Offshore Marine Services Ltd…

INPEX Starts Drilling Operation Offshore Japan

May 06, 2022

Japanese oil and gas company INPEX has started exploratory drilling operations offshore Japan.The company said that the drilling had started offshore Shimane and Yamaguchi prefectures in Japan on May 5, 2022.The project involves conducting exploratory…

Exxon Declares Force Majeure on Russian Sakhalin-1 Operations

Apr 27, 2022

Exxon Mobil Corp said on Wednesday that its Russian unit Exxon Neftegas Ltd has declared force majeure for its Sakhalin-1 operations, where it has become increasingly difficult to ship crude out of due to sanctions on Russia.The Sakhalin-1 project…

Malaysia's Petronas Sees Higher Demand as Focus Turns to Energy Security

Apr 27, 2022

Malaysian state energy firm Petronas is seeing growing demand for gas as the world lifts COVID-19 restrictions and prioritizes energy security due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, its chief of upstream operations told Reuters on Wednesday.Petronas…

Japan: Construction of 16.8MW Goto Floating Wind Farm to Start in September

Apr 27, 2022

Construction of the 16.8 megawatt Goto floating wind farm in Japan is expected to start in September 2022, with the commercial operations scheduler to begin in January 2024.A a sole bidder, the Japanese Goto Floating Wind Farm consortium, in June 2021…

Japan Says Its Exit from Sakhalin Energy Projects Would Benefit Russia and Weaken Sanctions

Apr 22, 2022

Should Japan ever exit the Sakhalin energy projects in Russia and their stakes were acquired by Russia or a third country, this would weaken the effectiveness of Western sanctions and benefit Russia, Japan's industry minister said on Friday…

Report: Shell in Talks with Chinese Oil Firms to Sell Its Sakhalin-2 Stake

Apr 22, 2022

Energy giant Shell is in talks with some Chinese companies to sell its stake in a major Russian gas project amid sanctions imposed on Moscow over its invasion of Ukraine, The Telegraph reported on Thursday.The London-listed company is in joint talks with Chinese state-run oil companies CNOOC Ltd…

What to Expect from the US Offshore Wind Market This Year

Apr 18, 2022

After many false starts, the U.S. offshore wind market is building strong roots for a solid future. But as the market develops from its current northeast and mid-Atlantic niche new opportunities and challenges arise.The U.S. offshore wind market…

Eni Offloads First Cargo from Miamte FPSO in Mexico

Apr 14, 2022

Italian oil company Eni has offloaded and exported first cargo from the Miamte FPSO, offshore Mexico, following the production start-up in February.The FPSO, supplied by Japan's MODEC, operates at the Miztón, Amoca, and Tecoalli fields in Area 1…

Using Storage Tanks from Older LNG Carriers Could Boost FLNG Production

Apr 14, 2022

Maritime and offshore classification society American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has granted its approval in principle (AIP) for an innovative concept for a floating LNG (FLNG) vessel utilizing storage tanks from older LNG carriers. The design…

Engineering Firm Wood Lands Work on Woodside's Sangomar FPSO Project

Apr 12, 2022

Australian oil and gas company has hired engineering firm Wood for work on the Sangomar FPSO development, located 100km south of Dakar, Senegal.The Sangomar FPSO is designed for the processing of hydrocarbons and the storage of oil from Senegal's first offshore oil development…

Japan Tops Up LNG Reserves as Possible Russian Gas Cutoff Looms

Apr 12, 2022

Japan's government has asked power companies to top up their liquefied natural gas (LNG) reserves and share energy resources, a person familiar with the contingency plan said, as civilian deaths in Ukraine push Tokyo to halt Russian fuel imports…

Offshore Wind: Mitsubishi, Shell Aim to Produce 400,000t of Green Hydrogen

Apr 07, 2022

Japan's Mitsubishi Corp and Shell aim to produce 400,000 tonnes of 'green hydrogen' in 2030 through the companies' European offshore wind power project, the Yomiuri newspaper reported on Thursday.Dutch renewable energy firm Eneco, owned by Mitsubishi and Japan's Chubu Electric Power Co…

POSH, FMS to Offer Mooring Services to Floating Wind Market in Europe

Apr 05, 2022

Offshore services firm PACC Offshore Services Holdings (POSH) and mooring and marine service specialist First Marine Solutions (“FMS”) to explore growth opportunities for floating offshore wind in Europe.The two companies signed a Memorandum…

Ithaca Energy to Buy Summit E&P, as Sumitomo Exits UK's Upstream Oil & Gas Sector

Apr 01, 2022

London-listed oil and gas company Ithaca Energy said Thursday it had agreed to acquire Summit Exploration and Production Limited, a UK North Sea-focused oil company and a subsidiary of Japan's Sumitomo.In the announcement of its financial results…

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