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Insurgents Seize Port Near Total's Mozambique LNG Project

Aug 12, 2020

Islamist insurgents have captured a heavily-defended port in the far northern Mozambique town of Mocimboa da Praia, close to the site of natural gas projects worth some $60 billion, local media reported on Wednesday.It was one of several attacks…

SMD to Supply ROV for Petrovietnam Subsidiary

Aug 10, 2020

U.K.-based Soil Machine Dynamics Limited (SMD) said it has won a multimillion-dollar contract to supply a medium-sized work class remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) to PTSC GEOS & SUBSEA SERVICES CO., LTD., (PTSC G&S), a subsidiary of Petrovietnam Technical Services Corporation (PTSC)…

Time for an Intervention?

Aug 10, 2020

Just as the oil and gas industry was starting to get back on its feet, COVID-19 and plummeting oil prices have affected the market across the board, including well intervention. But players in this space are optimistic, with new vessels and…

Liebherr Bags First Offshore Crane Order in Azerbaijan

Aug 06, 2020

Crane specialist Liebherr will deliver what it describes as offshore cranes of the latest generation for Caspian Sea platforms, offshore Azerbaijan.Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock has received an order from Umid Babek Operating Company to deliver four…

Somalia to Announce Winners of First Offshore Bidding Round in 2021

Aug 06, 2020

Somalia expects to announce the winners of its first oil and gas licensing round early next year, as the country seeks petrodollars to help rebuild its struggling economy, a senior government oil official said on Wednesday.Battered by violence…

Jan De Nul Installs Cables, Upgrades Substation for Changhua Offshore Wind Farm

Aug 04, 2020

Belgium-based offshore installation contractor Jan De Nul has completed the installation of four medium-voltage export cables connecting the TPC Changhua offshore wind farm to the shore in Taiwan. The company has also upgraded the onshore substation in Changhua County…

Pump Tech Focus: Leistritz FlexCore Screw Pump Series

Jul 30, 2020

Leistritz Pumpen GmbH is a long and storied name in maritime business, and with its FLEXCORE screw pumps the company claims to provide an unusually wide application window and more freedom of installation. “With FLEXCORE, Leistritz has created…

Ex-Pemex CEO Says He is Innocent of Corruption Charges

Jul 29, 2020

The former boss of Mexican state oil firm Pemex, Emilio Lozoya, told a court on Tuesday he was innocent of graft charges and vowed to denounce those responsible for his alleged crimes, in a case that could seriously embarrass Mexico's previous rulers…

Bluestream Nets Inspection Gig at Gemini Offshore Wind Farm

Jul 24, 2020

Dutch offshore and subsea services firm Bluestream has won more work at the Gemini offshore wind farm in the Netherlands.In a social media post on Thursday, Blueastream said it has won a contract for the inspection of above water support structures on the Gemini wind farm off the Dutch coast…

USA: Orsted-bound Windserve Odyssey CTV Hits the Water

Jul 17, 2020

WindServe Marine's offshore wind crew transfer vessel Windserve Odyssey, built by its sister company Senesco Marine, is embarking upon sea trials on the U.S. East Coast.The news of the vessel launch was shared Thursday by the world's largest offshore wind developer Orsted…

Polarcus Nadia on the Move after Long Layup

Jul 17, 2020

Polarcus' seismic vessel Polarcus Nadia is on the move, after more than five years in lay-up in the Netherlands, according to information released Friday by Dutch Marine Contractors.The Polarcus Nadia, delivered in 2010, was cold stacked by…

Former Pemex CEO Arrives in Mexico to Face Bribery Charges

Jul 17, 2020

A former boss of Mexican state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos arrived back in Mexico on Friday where he will face an initial court hearing to answer corruption charges that could engulf leaders of the last government.Emilio Lozoya, who was extradited back to Mexico from Spain overnight…

Odfjell Drilling Takes Over Drilling and Maintenance at Ekofisk

Jul 15, 2020

Norwegian drilling contractor Odfjell Drilling has taken over platform drilling and maintenance operations at ConocoPhillips' Ekofisk Area in the North Sea, offshore Norway.The move follows a contract signed between the two parties in December…

Rystad: Number of Drilled Wells in 2020 to Hit Lowest Point in Two Decades

Jul 15, 2020

The number of drilled oil and gas wells this year is expected to reach about 55,350 this year, the lowest since at least the beginning of the century, Norwegian energy industry intelligence firm Rystad Energy said. The demand for drilling equipment is also down…

Neptune Energy Joins EU's Clean Hydrogen Alliance

Jul 14, 2020

Oil and gas company Neptune Energy has joined the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance, supporting the development of the EU’s hydrogen strategy.The alliance was launched last week (pdf), bringing together industry, public authorities and civil society…

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