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Vertical Offshore Wind Turbines More Efficient than Conventional Ones, Study Shows

May 13, 2021

According to new research from Oxford Brookes University, vertical offshore wind turbines are much more efficient in large-scale wind farms than conventional turbines, and when used in pairs, vertical turbines can boost each other's output by up to 15%.A research team from the School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics (ECM) at Oxford Brookes led by Professor Iakovos Tzanakis conducted an in-depth study using more than 11…

OGTC, Partners to Invest $1,4M in Hydrogen-enabling Technologies

May 13, 2021

Scotland-based OGTC has extended its latest Call for Ideas to June 14, with the organization set to invest up to £1million (around $1,4 million) 'in game-changing technologies which will accelerate Hydrogen production, transportation, storage and utilization…

Diamond Offshore's New CEO to Earn $700k + Bonuses

May 13, 2021

U.S.-based offshore drilling contractor Diamond Offshore's new CEO Bernie Wolford will have a base salary of $700,000 plus bonuses, the company said Thursday.As previously reported, Diamond Offshore, which in April emerged from their chapter…

Genesis, UMass Team Up to Develop Floating Wind Mooring System

May 13, 2021

Genesis, an engineering services subsidiary of Technip Energies, teamed up with the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (UMass), to jointly develop shallow water floating offshore wind concept funded by The National Offshore Wind Research and…

Schlumberger's DrillPlan Solution Gets OTC Award

May 13, 2021

Schlumberger's coherent well construction planning solution DrillPlan has received a 2021 OTC Spotlight on New Technology Award. The annual awards program recognizes new, innovative technologies that are advancing and revolutionizing the future of offshore energy…

Ørsted Hires Global Maritime for Offshore Wind Services in Taiwan

May 13, 2021

Offshore services provider Global Maritime has won a contract with offshore wind developer Ørsted in Taiwan.Global Maritime Singapore will provide of Marine Warranty Services from Orsted Taiwan Limited, in support of the Greater Changhua 1 & 2a Offshore Wind Farms WTG installation scope of work…

DNV, Partners Working on Automated Verification of Offshore Wind Turbine Inspection Results

May 13, 2021

DNV has launched a research project to develop an automated data processing method for verification of detected wind turbine blade defects.The aim of the research is to build trust and generate broader acceptance of automated data processing…

JGC Lands Pre-FEED Deal for Nigeria's First FLNG Project

May 13, 2021

Japan's JGC has been awarded the Pre-Front End Engineering and Design (Pre-FEED) contract for an FLNG facility project in Nigeria.The project is being run by UTM Offshore Limited, a Nigerian private company engaged primarily in crude oil sales and construction equipment leasing…

TGS Starts 2D Survey Offshore Brazil

May 13, 2021

Norway-based TGS, a provider of seismic data for oil and gas exploration, has this week started the acquisition of Pelotas 2D multi-client phase 3 offshore Brazil.The survey located in the Pelotas Basin covers approximately 17,000 line kilometers…

Aban Offshore Resumes Jack-up Rig Ops after Suspension Due to Virus Outbreak

May 13, 2021

Indian offshore drilling rig owner Aban Offshore has resumed operations at its Aban IV jack-up drilling rig following a suspension due to a Covid-19 outbreak.Aban Offshore had suspended operations on the 1983-built, 2011-refurbished offshore drilling rig in the first week of May…

LDD to Deliver Grouting Services at Saint-Nazaire Offshore Wind Farm

May 13, 2021

Large Diameter Drilling (LDD), an Acteon company specializing in marine drilling and grouting services, has signed a contract to deliver grouting services for DEME Offshore’s installation of foundations at the Saint-Nazaire wind farm off the coast of the Guérande Peninsula…

Chevron Closes Tamar Gas Field off Israeli Coast as Unrest Flares

May 13, 2021

Chevron has shut down the Tamar natural gas platform off the Israeli coast at the instruction of the country's energy ministry, the company said on Wednesday, following the wave of unrest in the region.The Israeli energy ministry said all of…

Remazel to Deliver Equipment for SBM Offshore's Prosperity FPSO

May 12, 2021

SBM Offshore, one of the world's largest suppliers of FPSOs, has hired the Italian engineering firm Remazel Engineering for the supply of a mooring tensioning system and riser pull-in package for an FPSO being built for deployment at ExxonMobil's Stabroek block in Guyana…

Tech File: Underwater Unmanned Digital Twinning Project Gets Funding

May 12, 2021

Welaptega, an Ashtead Technology company, launched a $500,000  initiative to develop a product to enable digital twinning of underwater infrastructure.In collaboration with Whitecap Scientific, SubC Imaging, and Nova Scotia Community College SEATAC division…

Prosafe to Appeal Westcon Rig Dispute Ruling

May 12, 2021

Offshore accommodation provider Prosafe has decided to appeal an April 15 ruling by a court in Norway, ordering it to pay 465 million Norwegian crowns to shipyard Westcon for conversion work on one of its floatels, overturning a 2018 ruling in favor of Prosafe…

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OGTC, Partners to Invest $1,4M in Hydrogen-enabling Technologies

OGTC, Partners to Invest $1,4M in Hydrogen-enabling Technologies

Horisont Energi, TGS Developing CCS Technology

Horisont Energi, TGS Developing CCS Technology

Schlumberger Names Chief Strategy and Sustainability Officer

Schlumberger Names Chief Strategy and Sustainability Officer

Diamond Offshore's New CEO to Earn $700k + Bonuses

Diamond Offshore's New CEO to Earn $700k + Bonuses

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