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Petronas and PTTEP Sign Deals for Oil and Gas Ops Offshore Malaysia

Dec 26, 2023

Malaysia’s Petronas Carigali and Thai PTTEP have signed agreements related to the development of PTTEP-operated oil and gas Blocks SK405B and SK410B located off the coast of Sarawak, offshore Malaysia.Petronas and PTTEP signed a memorandum of…

First Output from Venezuela's Dragon Gas Field Expected in Two Years

Dec 25, 2023

A natural gas project to be developed in Venezuelan waters by Shell and Trinidad and Tobago's state firm National Gas Company (NGC) could achieve first output in the next two years if a positive investment decision is made, Trinidad officials said on Friday…

Petrobras Starts New Drilling Campaign in Potiguar Basin

Dec 25, 2023

Brazilian state-run oil group Petrobras has started drilling the Pitu Oeste well, which marks the restart of the company's search for oil and gas in the Equatorial Margin.The drilling of the well, in the BM-POT-17 concession, located 53 kilometers off the coast of Rio Grande do Norte…

TotalEnergies Extends DeepSea Mira Contract for Work in West Africa

Dec 21, 2023

TotalEnergies has exercised the first option under the contract for DeepSea Mira semi-submersible drilling rig, extending its contract for 180 additional days for work in West Africa.The owner of the offshore drilling rig Northern Ocean said…

European Wave Energy Project Gets $4.4M Funding Boost

Dec 21, 2023

European Union’s Horizon program has approved a $4.4 million grant for SHY project, which will develop a new power take-off (PTO) system with advanced control strategy, aimed at reducing the cost of wave energy.SHY project, short for Seawater…

PXGEO Acquires Ampseis

Dec 20, 2023

Marine geophysical service provider PXGEO on Wednesday announced it has acquired one hundred percent of the share capital of rival AmpSeis, developer of what is said to be the industry's most advanced ocean bottom node.PXGEO described the acquisition…

Harnessing the 'Mocean' of the Ocean

Dec 20, 2023

Garnering power from ocean waves is a generation behind the progress of offshore wind, but Mocean Energy, led by founder and managing director Cameron McNatt, is aiming to help offshore companies power up it’s offshore and seafloor assets with its Blue Star system…

EU Grants $2.7M for Research Into Novel Concrete Materials for Offshore Renewables

Dec 20, 2023

The WECHULL+ project, co-ordinated by RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, has received a $2.7 million grant from the European Union to develop novel floating structures based on high-performance concrete for offshore renewable energy sector…

Woodside Hires Shore Base Hand for Trion Oil and Gas Project

Dec 20, 2023

Australian oil and gas major Woodside has awarded a major contract to Mexican company Eseasa Offshore for the supply of shore base facilities and services in support of the the Trion oil and gas project offshore Mexico.Eseasa will provide a…

US to Hold Gulf of Mexico Oil Auction After String of Delays

Dec 20, 2023

The Biden administration on Wednesday will hold an auction of oil and gas leases in the Gulf of Mexico following several delays due to litigation over the drilling industry's impact on an endangered species of whale.The sale will likely be the…

Van Oord Wraps Up Cable Installation at Iberdrola's Offshore Wind Farm

Dec 20, 2023

Van Oord has completed the installation of all 50 foundations and inter-array cables for Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm, located offshore Germany.Earlier in 2023, heavy-lift installation vessel Svanen installed the monopiles. The wind turbine…

TGS Grabs OBN Data Acquisition Deal in North Sea

Dec 20, 2023

Offshore seismic data firm TGS has secured an Ocean Bottom Node (OBN) data acquisition contract in the North Sea.The three-month OBN data acquisition contract is for a repeat customer, according to TGS.The project's acquisition is planned to begin in the second quarter of 2024…

BlueFloat and Origin Team Up for 1.7GW Offshore Wind Scheme in Australia

Dec 19, 2023

Spanish company BlueFloat Energy has partnered up with Sydney-based Origin Energy to develop a 1.7GW project at Australia’s Hunter offshore wind zone.The partners have already applied for a Feasibility License to develop the project dubbed Eastern Rise…

Boskalis Completes Installation of First OSP for 882MW Offshore Wind Farm

Dec 19, 2023

The installation of the first offshore substation platform (OSP) for Ocean Winds’ Moray West offshore wind farm has been completed by Boskalis, using its DP vessel Bokalift1.The heavy lift operations in the Port of Nigg and on-site were completed successfully and safely…

Evaluating Ice Loads on Windmill Monopiles

Dec 18, 2023

As part of Aker Arctic’s own research and development work, a series of ice model tests were conducted in November 2023 to investigate the ice loads affecting  windmill monopiles. Offshore windmills require robust foundations to withstand the harsh marine environment…

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