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Norway Not Giving Up on Oil, Gas in Push for Greener Energy

Jun 11, 2021

Norway is betting on hydrogen and offshore wind for its energy transition but will continue to extract oil and gas until 2050 and beyond, the center-right government said as it presented its long-term energy strategy on Friday.Europe's second…

RWE Kicks Off Construction of Massive 1.4GW Sofia Offshore Wind Farm

Jun 11, 2021

Offshore wind developer RWE said Friday it had started construction of its flagship 1.4 gigawatts Sofia offshore wind farm project in the UK. The Sofia is the largest project currently in construction across the company's entire renewables portfolio…

Norway Offshore Drilling Workers Threaten to Strike

Jun 11, 2021

Some 1,065 members of two Norwegian labour unions could go on strike on June 17 if wage talks fail, hitting oil exploration and other drilling services, the unions said on Friday.A strike would not affect oil and gas output in the initial round…

Standard Drilling Agrees to Sell Standard Olympus PSV

Jun 11, 2021

Oslo-listed offshore vessel owner S.D. Standard Drilling Plc. has agreed to sell the Standard Olympus platform supply vessel for $7.5 million to an undisclosed buyer.'The sale of Standard Olympus will result in a gain for Standard Drilling of gross USD 1…

Halfway There: 50th Turbine Installed at Moray East Offshore Wind Farm

Jun 11, 2021

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier's Blue Tern offshore installation vessel on Thursday evening at 22.40, installed the 50th Vestas V164-9.5MW turbine at the Moray East offshore wind farm in the UK,  which marked halfway point of the project.The first…

Seabed Geosolutions Receives LOA for Americas OBN Survey

Jun 11, 2021

Fugro's soon-to-be-sold marine seismic acquisition subsidiary Seabed Geosolutions has received a conditional Letter of Award (LOA) from an undisclosed company for an ocean bottom node (OBN) project in the Americas region.The project is anticipated…

Kongsberg Maritime to Design, Equip Awind's New Offshore Wind Vessels

Jun 11, 2021

Norway's Kongsberg Maritime has secured contracts with China Merchant Heavy Industries (CMHI) to design and equip two construction service operation vessels (CSOV) for Awind AS.Awind AS is a Norway-based offshore ship owner and a subsidiary of Integrated Wind Solutions AS…

Topside Construction Starts for Hollandse Kust (west Alpha) Offshore Substation

Jun 11, 2021

Construction has started of the topside for the offshore transformer station to be deployed at the Hollandse Kust (west Alpha) wind farm zone offshore the Netherlands.The joint venture between ENGIE Solutions and Iemants (a subsidiary of Smulders) and…

Data & Design: The Twin Approach to Solving Subsea Cable Failure

Jun 10, 2021

In past decades, the UK has established itself as an underwater technology pioneer with 40% of the global market share. The North Sea oil and gas sector has fueled a great deal of this innovation to date. Still, as the energy transition accelerates…

Cambodia Unclear on Oil Plans as KrisEnergy Heads Towards Liquidation

Jun 10, 2021

Cambodia's government said on Thursday it had no immediate plan for maintaining oil production in the country, after its partner KrisEnergy announced it was headed to liquidation, just five months after extracting the country's first drop of oil…

Serica Energy Cheers Rhum Well Flow Rate

Jun 10, 2021

Serica Energy has said it has installed new completion equipment at Rhum R3 well in the North Sea, and that 'flow test has now been performed.'As reported late in May, Serica said it had cleared the well of all equipment installed when it was originally completed in 2005…

Wood Chairman Franklin Joins Kosmos Energy Board

Jun 10, 2021

Offshore oil and gas exploration and production company Kosmos Energy has appointed Roy A. Franklin as a member of its Board of Directors, effective June 9, 2021. Franklin is a senior executive with more than 45 years in the energy industry…

Neptune Energy: Tech Built for Astronauts to Reduce Need for Offshore Travel

Jun 10, 2021

Oil and gas company Neptune Energy has completed a virtual reality pilot on its Gjøa platform in the Norwegian North Sea, enabling teams to make highly realistic virtual visits to the facility. The technology, developed by PaleBlue and used…

Equinor Drills Two Dry Wells in North Sea, Off Norway

Jun 10, 2021

Norwegian oil firm Equinor has drilled two dry wells near the Fram field in the North Sea, offshore Norway.Using the Deepsea Atlantic semi-submersible drilling rig, Equinor drilled the wells 35/11-25 S and 35/11-25 A in the production licence 090…

Harbour Energy Charters Two Solstad PSVs

Jun 10, 2021

Oil and gas company Harbour Energy has chartered two large platform supply vessels from the Norwegian offshore vessel owner Solstad Offshore.Solstad Offshore said Thursday that the long-term contracts with Harbour Energy were for the Normand Service and Normand Supra vessels…

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