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Woodside Faces Cost Increase at $11B Scarborough Gas Project

Jun 09, 2021

Woodside Petroleum is in the final stages of working out costs on its Scarborough gas and Pluto LNG expansion project, as it faces rising labor and steel costs, the company’s boss said on Tuesday.The Scarborough development offshore Western…

Blueprint Lab Opts for Saab Seaeye Falcon ROV

Jun 09, 2021

Blueprint Lab, a company that develops and manufactures compact dexterous subsea all-electric manipulators, has chosen the Saab Seaeye Falcon ROV as its lead in-house development platform.'Blueprint Lab’s design concept means their all-electric…

Offshore Wind Could Produce Affordable Hydrogen by 2035 , Siemens Gamesa says

Jun 09, 2021

Wind power could make it possible to produce hydrogen without emitting greenhouse gases as cheaply as is currently feasible with fossil fuel energy by 2030, turbine maker Siemens Gamesa said in a white paper released on Wednesday.Policymakers see green hydrogen…

Australia: Advent Energy Issues Call for Offshore Drilling Rig to Drill Baleen-1 Well

Jun 09, 2021

Australian oil and gas company Advent Energy has issued a call for tender for the delivery of offshore drilling services for its Baleen-1 well, off Newcastle, Australia.The tender has been issued to multiple drilling contractors who have semi-submersible drilling units in the region…

PHOTO: FTAI Ocean's New Well Intervention Tower Stands Tall at Wilton's Teesside Site

Jun 09, 2021

North East England-based offshore technology supplier Osbit Ltd has said it has reached a key milestone in the assembly of an innovative new well intervention tower system for FTAI Ocean.Following the installation of the top section of the tower onto the lower section in a complex lift operation…

New Zealand: Jadestone Energy to Wrap Maari Field Buy in 2H 2021

Jun 09, 2021

Oil and gas firm Jadestone Energy, which has, since 2019, been working to complete the acquisition of OMV's interest in the Maari field off New Zealand, now expects to wrap the deal 'in the second half of 2021.'Singapore-based Jadestone in November…

Aker Solutions Awarded 'Large' Subsea Service Deal with Petrobras

Jun 09, 2021

Norway's Aker Solutions has signed 'a large' framework agreement with Petrobras to provide subsea lifecycle services for Petrobras-operated oil and gas fields offshore Brazil. The agreement has a fixed period of three years and includes an option to extend the contract for two additional years…

Chevron Extends Valaris Drillship in the Gulf of Mexico

Jun 08, 2021

Offshore drilling rig owner Valaris announced on Tuesday it has been awarded a three-year contract with U.S. supermajor Chevron in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.The contract for the ultra-deepwater drillship Valaris Relentless (VALARIS DS-18) is expected…

US Explores Wind Energy Potential in Gulf of Mexico

Jun 08, 2021

The Biden administration on Tuesday said it will explore the potential of offshore wind energy development in the Gulf of Mexico, part of its goal to supercharge growth in clean energy over the next decade.'This is an important first step to see what role the Gulf may play in this exciting frontier…

Shipbuilding: Nexans Names New Flagship Cable Layer CLV Nexans Aurora

Jun 08, 2021

Nexans named its new flagship CLV Nexans Aurora. Built at Ulstein Verft in Norway and designed by Skipsteknisk, the ship is designed to operate near shore in shallow waters as well as deepsea cable operations with cable laying equipment delivered from Maats Tech…

Worley Bags Engineering, Procurement Contract with Ithaca at Captain Field

Jun 08, 2021

Australian engineering firm Worley has secured a two-year contract to provide engineering and procurement (E&P) services to Stage 2 of Ithaca Energy’s Captain Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) project in the UK North Sea.The Captain field, operated by Ithaca Energy…

Dutch Gov't Awards $2.56B for Rotterdam Carbon Capture Project

Jun 08, 2021

The Dutch government on Tuesday confirmed that it has awarded 2.1 billion euros ($2.56 billion), nearly half of its 2021 annual budget for sustainable projects, to a project aimed at capturing and storing carbon emissions from Rotterdam Port…

Chevron Books Floatel Rig for Anchor Field Services

Jun 08, 2021

U.S. oil major Chevron has hired Floatel International's offshore accommodation rig for services at its Anchor field development in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.Floatel said Tuesday that it would deploy its Floatel Triumph rig for the job. It did not share the financial details…

Norway to Offer More Areas for Offshore Wind Farms Amid Strong Interest

Jun 08, 2021

Norway will identify additional offshore areas to build wind parks amid strong interest from energy firms, the government said on Tuesday, as the oil-producing country seeks to build a domestic offshore wind industry.Norway is now opening two offshore areas to build wind farms…

PHOTO: First Steel Cut for Bacalhau FPSO Topside

Jun 08, 2021

The first steel cutting ceremony was held last week at the BOMESC yard in China for the topside of an FPSO to be deployed at the Equinor-operated Bacalhau oil field off Brazil.The Bacalhau FPSO will be deployed to develop the first phase of the Bacalhau field in Brazil's pre-salt Santos Basin…

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