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Damen Working on New Vessel Class to Support Growing Floating Wind Industry

Sep 20, 2022

Dutch firm Damen Shipyards said Tuesday it was working to develop a new class of vessel that will be capable of supporting the growing floating wind industry.Damen has cited forecasts which indicate that by 2050 over 200GW or around 13,500 units…

Offshore Wind: Vestdavit Nets CSOV Davit Order

Aug 29, 2022

Vestdavit said Monday it had secured a contract to deliver its docking-head davit technology on a construction service operation vessel (CSOV) being built for Rem Offshore by Norwegian shipbuilding group VARD.The order for a PAP-15000 davit…

VIDEO: Vard Launches Rem Offshore's CSOV in Romania Yard

Jul 11, 2022

Shipbuilder Vard on Friday launched its first CSOV (Commissioning Service Operations Vessel) hull built by its yard Vard Braila in Romania.The vessel, which will be used to support offshore wind work, is being built for the Norwegian firm Rem Offshore…

Black Sea Gas Platform Launched Offshore Romania Despite War Risks

Jun 28, 2022

A new Black Sea offshore gas platform was officially launched off Romania on Tuesday and plans to extract gas despite risks posed by war in Ukraine, including mines detected in waters nearby.The project by Black Sea Oil & Gas (BSOG), controlled by U…

Demand for FSRUs Soars as Europe Works to Cut Reliance on Russian Gas

Jun 21, 2022

Following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, European countries have escalated efforts to wean themselves off Russian gas. FSRUs increasingly are in demand to fill the gap.Following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, European countries have escalated efforts to wean themselves off Russian gas…

Trillion Books Uranus Jack-up Rig for Drilling in Turkish Black Sea

May 20, 2022

Black Sea-focused oil and gas company Trillion Energy International has signed a definitive offshore drilling services contract with Romanian drilling company GSP Offshore to secure a jack-up rig for its 2022 – 2023 drilling program on its South…

Romania Tweaks Tax Law to Drive Offshore Black Sea Gas Investments

May 18, 2022

After years of stalling, Romanian lawmakers approved legislation on Wednesday to reduce taxes on future income from offshore gas projects, hoping it would unlock investment in the Black Sea to extract its sizeable reserves.As Europe grapples with an energy crisis amid the war in Ukraine…

Kick-off Ceremony Held for Realization of Alexandroupolis FSRU in Greece

May 03, 2022

The kick-off ceremony for the realization of Gastrade SA's LNG FSRU facility in Alexandroupolis, Greece, was held on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, in the old Storage House of the Alexandroupolis Port Customs.Once delivered, the FSRU, with a capacity of 153…

ExxonMobil Agrees to Sell Romanian Subsidiary to Romgaz for Over $1B

May 03, 2022

U.S. oil major ExxonMobil has agreed to sell its Romanian upstream affiliate, ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Romania, to Romgaz for more than $1 billion, subject to Romanian government approvals.The deal includes all shares in ExxonMobil…

OMV Petrom Welcomes 'Much-needed' Changes to Romania's Offshore Gas Law

Apr 20, 2022

Romania's OMV Petrom on Wednesday welcomed changes to an offshore gas tax law filed by the government in Bucharest last week as a 'much-needed' step for the development of Black Sea gas.Gas producers have spent 15 years and billions of dollars…

Romania Moves Forward with "Much Awaited" Offshore Law

Apr 18, 2022

Romanian Prime Minister Nicolae-Ionel Ciucă last Friday, with the other two leaders of the ruling coalition, Marcel Ciolacu and Kelemen Hunor, signed the Offshore Law, aimed at ensuring stability and legislative predictability for oil and gas…

Norwind Offshore Orders Two More CSOVs from VARD

Apr 14, 2022

Norwind Offshore, a recently established offshore wind services firm in Norway, has awarded VARD contracts for the design and construction of two additional Commissioning Service Operations Vessels (CSOVs).Norway's Farstad, Volstad, and Kleven in October 2021 teamed up and formed Norwind Offshore…

BSOG to Start Production Offshore Romania From Q2

Mar 30, 2022

Black Sea Oil & Gas (BSOG) will start extracting gas from its Romanian offshore project in the second quarter, later than planned, its chief executive said, warning that continued efforts to amend regulations for producers were undermining investment…

OMV to Spell Out Green Transition in Strategy Revamp

Mar 15, 2022

Austrian energy group OMV will turn the page from its embrace of Russia and could signal a gradual exit from its oil and gas business when it presents its strategy under new Chief Executive Alfred Stern on Wednesday.After Stern took over as CEO last year…

Oil Prices Retreat on Prospect of Iran oil Sanctions Easing

Feb 18, 2022

Oil prices retreated on Friday after wild swings during the week, as the prospect of extra supply from Iran returning to the market outweighed fears of a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine, which could disrupt supply.Brent crude LCOc1 futures fell 68 cents…

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