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DNV GL Approves IBM’s Maximo Software for Maritime and Offshore Sectors

Jan 19, 2021

Quality assurance and certification firm DNV GL granted type approval for IBM’s Maximo Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) software, a tool that helps ship owners maintain their vessels in accordance with international regulations.The certification process for Maximo version 7…

Solstad Nabs One-year Charter for Sea Forth PSV

Jan 19, 2021

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Solstad Offshore has won a contract for its platform supply vessel Sea Forth.Solstad Offshore said Tuesday that the vessel had won a term contract with an unnamed UK operator to support their assets in the UK North Sea…

Beacon Offshore Energy Finds Oil in U.S. Gulf of Mexico

Jan 19, 2021

Beacon Offshore Energy has made an oil discovery at the Winterfell offshore well in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, Kosmos Energy, a partner in the project has informed.Kosmos, which owns a 17.5% interest in the project said that the Winterfell infrastructure…

Aker Horizons to Acquire 75% Stake in Mainstream Renewable Power

Jan 19, 2021

Norwegian renewable energy investment firm Aker Horizons has agreed to take a 75% stake in global wind and solar company Mainstream Renewable Power, in a deal valuing Mainstream at about 1 bln euros, Mainstream said on Tuesday.Mainstream said…

Wood, Spirit Energy Extending Life of Morecambe Bay Gas Fields

Jan 19, 2021

Energy services giant Wood has won a contract with oil firm Spirit Energy to provide late-life solutions for the Morecambe Bay gas fields, one of the UK’s largest gas accumulations.The five-year consolidated services contract is valued at $130 million…

Norway Offers 61 Offshore Licenses to 30 Oil Firms

Jan 19, 2021

Norway's energy ministry on Tuesday offered 61 production licenses on the Norwegian continental shelf in the Award in Pre-Defined Areas 2020 (APA 2020) round to 31 oil companies.Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Tina Bru said the companies have…

Vår Energi Nets 10 Offshore Blocks in Norway

Jan 19, 2021

Norwegian oil company Vår Energi has said it has been awarded 10 new licenses (5 as operator) on the Norwegian Continental Shelf during the Awards in Predefined Areas for 2020. “We are pleased with the result. The new exploration licenses continue…

Altus, Archer Bag Wireline Services Deals with Equinor

Jan 19, 2021

Norwegian energy giant Equinor has awarded Altus Intervention and Archer Integrated Services framework contracts for supplying integrated wireline services within well intervention to Equinor’s fixed platforms. Altus Intervention will provide services at the Gina Krog…

Two LNG Tankers Bound for Australia's Prelude Facility Divert

Jan 19, 2021

Two liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers that had initially signaled they would load at Royal Dutch Shell's Prelude floating LNG facility in Australia have diverted elsewhere, ship-tracking data showed on Tuesday.This comes just a week after…

The 2020 Offshore Rig Market - A Year in Review

Jan 18, 2021

Just how bad was it?The year 2020 has to be one of the toughest and most challenging for the offshore rig market. After starting on a high with the knowledge that the previous oil price crash was now well and truly in the past, demand, dayrates…

Equinor Adds One More Well to Deepsea Atlantic Rig Term

Jan 18, 2021

Norwegian energy company Equinor has exercised an option to add one more well to the contract it has with Odfjell Drilling for the use of Deepsea Atlantic semi-submersible drilling rig.The news comes exactly a month after it was announced that Equinor had added two wells to the contract…

Petronas Hires Pacific Khamsin Drillship for Drilling Project in Mexico

Jan 18, 2021

Malaysian oil and gas company Petronas has chartered Pacific Drilling's drillship Pacific Khamsin for an offshore drilling project in Mexico.Pacific Khamsin is currently located in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico region, where it in November completed a well for the French oil major Total…

Germany's Switch from Coal to Renewables: Gap to be Filled by Offshore Wind

Jan 18, 2021

German high-voltage grid operator Amprion is confident the country's planned switch to renewable energy can be mastered by its network, it said on Monday, rejecting claims that power supply could be at risk.Coal importers group VDKi last Friday…

Moray East Offshore Wind Farm: First Turbine Up, 99 More to Go

Jan 18, 2021

The first offshore wind turbine was installed last Friday at the Moray East offshore wind farm in the Moray Firth, Scotland.The first turbine installation comes just a few weeks after the Moray East consortium announced the completion of jacket…

OMV Petrom Spuds Two New Wells in Black Sea

Jan 18, 2021

Romanian oil and gas firm OMV Petrom said Monday it had started drilling two new development wells in the shallow waters of the Istria block, in the Black Sea.The first drilling operations started at the end of December 2020 and the drilling…

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