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Noble Corp. Files for Bankruptcy

Aug 03, 2020

Offshore oil and gas driller Noble Corp said on Friday it had filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to restructure debt, following a historic fall in energy prices.The company said it would swap all its bond debt, which accounts for more than $3…

Maersk Drilling CFO to Step Down

Jul 31, 2020

Danish offshore drilling company Maersk Drilling said Friday its Chief Financial Officer Jesper Ridder Olsen would step down from the position by January 2021.The offshore drilling contractor said that Ridder Olsen had 'decided to pursue another…

Leading Service Providers to Help Develop Barryroe Offshore Field

Jul 31, 2020

Irish oil and gas explorer Providence has shared a list of industry-leading service providers that are set to help develop its Barryroe oil and gas field offshore Ireland.Providence has been in Barryroe farm-out discussions with Norway-based SpotOn Energy…

OHT's Alfa Lift Vessel to Install Dogger Bank A Wind Farm Foundations

Jul 31, 2020

Norway's Offshore Heavy Transports has won a contract to transport and install foundations for the first phase of Equinor's and SSE's Dogger Bank Wind Farm, Dogger Bank A, in the UK, using its foundation installation vessel Alfa Lift being built in China…

Mitsubishi Heavy, CIP JV to Develop Offshore Wind Farms in Hokkaido, Japan

Jul 31, 2020

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) have entered into a 50-50 joint venture regarding the development of offshore wind projects in Hokkaido, Japan.'The partners have high ambitions to be significant…

Transocean's 20k PSI Newbuild Drillships to Cost $2,25B

Jul 31, 2020

Offshore drilling company Transocean expects its two ultra-deepwater drillships under construction in Singapore to cost it $2,25 billion in total, more than a double on the original order price.Transocean first ordered the drillships - now named…

Tennet: Borssele Beta Platform Ready for Operation

Jul 31, 2020

Tennet's Borssele Beta offshore transformer platform for offshore wind farms Borssele III, IV and V in the Dutch North Sea is ready for use. 'Blauwwind (Borssele III & IV) and Two Towers (Borssele V) can connect the wind turbines to the high voltage grid one month earlier than planned…

Japan Aims at 10 GW Offshore Wind Capacity by 2030, up to 45 GW in 2040

Jul 31, 2020

The Japan Wind Power Association said on Thursday it aims to expand the country's offshore wind power installed capacity to 10 gigawatts(GW) in 2030 and 30-45 GW in 2040.Offshore wind power currently provides only a tiny fraction of Japan's electricity supply but is set to grow after a law…

Ex-Unaoil manager Sentenced to Three Years in Prison over Iraq Bribery

Jul 31, 2020

A former manager of consultancy Unaoil was sentenced to three years in jail by a London court on Thursday – the second Unaoil executive to be jailed for bribing an Iraqi official to secure a $55 million oil deal after the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003…

Sakhalin Energy Starts Maintenance Work at Molikpaq Offshore Platform

Jul 31, 2020

Russian oil and gas company Sakhalin Energy has started seasonal maintenance of its Molikpaq offshore oil and gas platform, at the Russian far east.Sakhalin Energy said Friday that over 300 people, including about 160 maintenance contractor personnel…

EnQuest to Take Over Operatorship of Bressay Field from Equinor

Jul 31, 2020

Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor will sell a 40.8125% interest in and transfer operatorship of the Bressay oil field development on the UK continental shelf to UK-based EnQuest. The initial consideration is GBP 2,2 million (USD 2,8 million)…

ABS Updates Offshore Wind Guidance

Jul 30, 2020

Classification society ABS said it has updated its guides addressing both floating and bottom-founded offshore wind turbines.The revised guides incorporate updated industry best practices and industry feedback, lessons learned from a range of…

OHT Enters Offshore Wind Turbine Installation Business

Jul 30, 2020

Offshore Heavy Transport (OHT), a company specializing in, well, offshore heavy transport, has decided to diversify its offering and dive into the offshore wind turbine generator installation business.OHT said Thursday it had entered into a…

Equinor Gets OK to use Maersk Intrepid Jack-up Rig at Martin Linge Field

Jul 30, 2020

The Norwegian offshore oil and gas safety body PSA Norway has granted Equinor an approval to use the Maersk Intrepid jack-up at the Martin Linge offshore oil and gas field.The consent is for the use of the low-emissions rig for production drilling…

Murphy Oil to Take Pacific Drilling Rig on a Ten-Well Term in 2021. Scraps 2020 Deal

Jul 30, 2020

Offshore drilling contractor Pacific Drilling has lost a two-well contract for its Pacific Sharav drillship with Murphy Oil, but has managed to secure a ten-well deal with the same client, only at a later date.The drillship recently completed…

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