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Aker Solutions Slashes 650 Jobs in Norway and UK. More Cuts Ahead

Apr 01, 2020

Norwegian offshore engineering and construction company Aker Solutions laid off 400 employees in Norway and 250 employees in the UK, as per April 1, and it might need to lay off up to 6000 employees in Norway. The company has said the layoffs are temporary…

Repsol Sinopec Resources UK Names New CEO

Apr 01, 2020

UK North Sea-focused oil company Repsol Sinopec Resources UK Limited has appointed Jose Luis Muñoz as its Chief Executive Officer, effective April 1, 2020.Muñoz replaces Bill Dunnett, who had been in the CEO since 2015. Repsol Sinopec said Dunnett…

Belgium: Offshore Wind Farms Break Record

Apr 01, 2020

Offshore wind farms in the Belgium North Sea had a record winter when it comes to electricity production.According to the Belgian Offshore Platform, during the Nov 2019 – March 2020 winter period, offshore wind farms in Belgium produced 60% more electricity compared to the 2019 winter…

Deutsche Bucht Offshore Wind Project Fully Complete

Apr 01, 2020

Canada-based Northland Power has informed that its 252 megawatt (MW) Deutsche Bucht offshore wind project in Germany has achieved full completion.The offshore wind project is located in the North Sea, more than 100 kilometers from the mainland…

Oilfield Equipment and Services Spending to Fall to 2005-Low

Apr 01, 2020

Global spending on oilfield equipment and services this year will fall 21% from 2019 to $211 billion, the lowest level since 2005, according to a report to be released on Wednesday by consultancy Spears & Associates, as oil and gas producers slash spending…

New CFO for Ocean Installer

Apr 01, 2020

Norway-based offshore oil and gas installation company Ocean Installer has appointed Ingrid Due-Gundersen as new Chief Financial Officer.Due-Gundersen has worked for international shipping company Leif Höegh & Co her whole career. She joined…

Eco Atlantic: Board, Management Salaries Cut up to 40%

Apr 01, 2020

Guyana and Namibia focused oil and gas company Eco Atlantic has said that its board and management have agreed to voluntary pay cuts of up to 40 percent, in the wake of the situation with the coronavirus and the low oil prices.The company has…

Covid-19 May Impact Contract Executions, Subsea 7 Says

Apr 01, 2020

Offshore installation and construction company Subsea 7 has withdrawn its 2020 guidance and outlook statements given late in February, citing the impact of the coronavirus and the oil price crash.Subsea 7 had in February said that it expected increasing tendering activity for offshore work…

Siem Offshore Gets Breathing Room

Apr 01, 2020

Norway-based offshore vessel owner Siem Offshore has received some breathing room after reaching an agreement with its banks.The company last week warned that the extreme fluctuations in the financial markets over the past weeks „have resulted…

Polarcus to Cut Jobs, Salaries

Apr 01, 2020

Marine seismic company Polarcus is set to reduce workforce and employees' salaries, and stack survey vessels, as a response to the uncertainty marine seismic industry is facing in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, and the current low oil prices…

Solstad Offshore, Creditors Agree on Draft Restructuring Plan

Mar 31, 2020

Norway's offshore service vessels (OSVs) supplier Solstad Offshore and its creditors have agreed on a draft restructuring plan, which includes converting 10 billion crowns ($962.17 million) of debt into equity, the company said on Tuesday.The large majority of stakeholders…

Borssele Beta Topside Sails Away

Mar 31, 2020

Dutch state-owned grid operator Tennet has informed that the Borssele Beta offshore substation has sailed away to the Borssele Area in the Dutch North Sea, where it will be placed on a subsea jacket by a crane vessel later this week.The topside is 25 meters high…

Huisman Crane for Penta-Ocean's Wind Turbine Installation Rig

Mar 31, 2020

Dutch offshore equipment manufacturer Huisman has signed a contract with PaxOcean Engineering for the delivery of a 1,600mt Leg Encircling Crane. The crane will be installed on the new self-elevated platform (SEP) of Japanese company Penta-Ocean Construction…

Remotely Operated Vehicles: Thinking out of the Box

Mar 31, 2020

All electric systems are starting to free companies from the traditional strict form factors that ROVs traditionally take. With a more flexible modular harness, vehicles can be built from standardised building blocks. Saab Seaeye, a firm well versed in all-electric vehicles…

Abu Dhabi's Gulf Marine Services Reaches Debt Restructuring Deal

Mar 31, 2020

Abu Dhabi-based Gulf Marine Services (GMS) said on Tuesday it had reached an agreement with its syndicate of banks to restructure its debt that will help it weather the coronavirus crisis.London-listed GMS provides support vessels for offshore oil and gas and other energy installations…

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