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Damen Delivers Fast Crew Supplier for Allseas' Pioneering Spirit Vessel

Jun 15, 2021

Dutch Damen Shipyards Group has delivered a Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 1605 to offshore installation firm Allseas to support its Pioneering Spirit vessel, the largest offshore construction vessel in the world.The FCS 1605 vessel will perform fast…

Proserv Acquires Dron & Dickson's Abu Dhabi Business

Jun 15, 2021

Oil and gas services company Proserv Controls, has acquired the Middle Eastern operations of Dron & Dickson Electromechanical Contracting (DDEC) LLC, for an undisclosed fee. DDEC is a UK-based specialist in the supply, assembly, and maintenance of hazardous areas and industrial electrical equipment…

C-Innovation Wraps Guyana Survey Remotely from U.S. HQ

Jun 14, 2021

C-Innovation, LLC (C-I), an Edison Chouest Offshore affiliate, said on Monday that it has completed its first remote survey scope in Guyana.Remote survey operations are based in C-I’s headquarters in Mandeville, Louisiana, U.S., and conducted by C-Survey (C-S)…

Safety Watchdog Issues Order to KCA Deutag after Serious Injury on Askeladden Jack-up Rig

Jun 14, 2021

The Norwegian offshore oil industry safety body PSA Norway has completed its investigation of an incident involving a dropped object and serious personal injury that happened on the Askeladden jack-up rig on February 10, 2021, and has issued an order to KCA Deutag Drilling Norge (KCAD)…

Uzma to Provide Chemicals for Bualuang Field Off Thailand

Jun 14, 2021

Malaysian oilfield services company Uzma has received a contract from Medco to provide chemical supply and services for the Bualuang field offshore Thailand.The contract, issued to Uzma’s subsidiary MMSVS, is for three years on a callout basis…

Mocean Energy’s Wave Energy System Produces First Power at EMEC Test Site

Jun 14, 2021

Mocean Energy said Monday it had started testing its Blue X wave energy prototype at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, Scotland, with the device currently generating power. “In the last few days the 20-meter long, 38-tonne…

Swire Energy Services Becomes Major Shareholder of Wind O&M Tech Firm BladeInsight

Jun 14, 2021

Energy services provider, Swire Energy Services (SES) said Monday it had invested in Portugal-based wind O&M technology start-up, BladeInsight, becoming a majority shareholding, with options for further future investment.Founded in 2015 by André Moura…

Biden Administration Proposes Offshore Wind Lease Sale near NY, NJ

Jun 14, 2021

The Biden administration on Friday said it was seeking buyers for offshore wind energy leases in the shallow waters between Long Island and New Jersey as part of its effort to ramp up the share of offshore wind generation over the next decade…

Equinor Makes Oil Find Off Norway. Eyes Garantiana Tie-back

Jun 14, 2021

Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor has discovered oil on the Garantiana West prospect in production licence 554, offshore Norway.Recoverable resources are estimated at between 1.3 and 3.6 million standard cubic meters of oil equivalent, corresponding to 8-23 million barrels of oil equivalent…

Chinese Partners to Pay Petrobras $2.94B for Buzios Field Surplus

Jun 14, 2021

Brazilian state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA said on Friday that its Chinese partners in the Buzios pre-salt oil field will have to pay it $2.94 billion for its prior investment in exploration under the TOR rights to surplus oil found there…

BP, Aker, Statkraft in Norwegian Offshore Wind Team-up

Jun 14, 2021

Oil giant BP, working to reimagine itself and become a wider energy company, has joined Statkraft and Aker Offshore Wind in a ‎consortium bidding to develop offshore wind energy in Norway.The partnership – in which bp, Statkraft and Aker Offshore Wind will each hold a 33…

Fugro, Partners Design Mooring Line Fatigue Tracker for Floating Wind Turbines

Jun 14, 2021

Dutch offshore services company Fugro, in partnership with AS Mosley and the University of Strathclyde, has designed a real-time mooring line fatigue tracker for offshore floating wind turbines, minimizing the need for in-person inspections…

Collab in Sight? Turkey Shares Data on Giant Black Sea Gas Find with ExxonMobil, Chevron

Jun 11, 2021

Turkey has shared data on its Black Sea discovery with U.S. energy majors Chevron and Exxon Mobil ahead of possible cooperation in extracting the gas, a Turkish official with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.Ankara has so far insisted it…

Wood Bags Five-year Extension at Hibernia

Jun 11, 2021

Oil and gas services firm Wood has secured a contract renewal for the provision of engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) solutions and maintenance to the Hibernia platform off the coast of St. John’s, Newfoundland, and Labrador.The…

Petrobras Orders $2.3B FPSO from Saipem, DSME JV

Jun 11, 2021

Italian offshore engineering and construction firm Saipem, in a joint venture with South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd (DSME), has won a contract with Brazil's Petrobras to build an FPSO for the Búzios offshore field in Brazil…

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