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U.S. Offshore Oil Output Still Mostly Down a Week after Hurricane Ida

Sep 06, 2021

Damage to oil production facilities in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico kept output largely halted on Sunday, a week after Hurricane Ida made landfall, according to offshore regulator the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE).Energy companies…

Divers to Try to Locate Oil Spill Source in U.S. Gulf of Mexico

Sep 05, 2021

A private dive team will try to locate the source of a suspected oil spill spotted in the Bay Marchand area of the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday, after Hurricane Ida wreaked havoc in the region this week, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Saturday.U.S…

Insurers Bracing for $1B Hit from Hurricane Ida Damage to Offshore Facilities

Sep 03, 2021

Insurers are bracing for a hit of about $1 billion from physical damage to offshore rigs and structures from Hurricane Ida, according to preliminary estimates from U.S. property data and analytics company CoreLogic.The estimate did not include…

Offshore Vessel Hits Platform at South Pars Field, Off Iran

Sep 03, 2021

An offshore vessel has this week allided with an offshore gas platform in Iran's South Pars gas field, according to Pars Oil and Gas Company.The incident happened Wednesday when the vessel hit the SPD12B gas platform in the Persian Gulf.A photo…

Noble Corp. Sends Force Majeure Notice to Shell over Drillship Damaged in Storm

Sep 03, 2021

Offshore drilling contractor Noble Corporation has sent a force majeure notice to its client Shell over the Noble Globetrotter II drillship contract after the rig was damaged earlier this week in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico in severe weather during Hurricane Ida…

Solstad Offshore Wins Deals for 7 PSVs in West Africa

Sep 03, 2021

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Solstad Offshore said Friday it had secured contracts for seven platform supply vessels.Without sharing the client identity Solstad Offshore said the new medium-term contracts were secured in West Africa. Solstad…

Nine Injured on Noble Drillship During Ida

Sep 02, 2021

The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating damage to a Noble Corp drillship hit by Hurricane Ida while operating in the Gulf of Mexico, a spokesperson said on Thursday.Nine crew members suffered minor injuries when the storm hit on Sunday, Noble said…

Solstad Offshore Bags Two-year Contract for Normand Tonjer CSV

Sep 02, 2021

Solstad Offshore has won a contract for the construction support vessel Normand Tonjer.The Norwegian offshore vessel owner said the new two-year firm contract would keep the vessel busy until October 2023. The 95-meter long vessel has been working for the same client since 2018…

DOF's Skandi Achiever DSV to Stay with Petrobras Until 4Q 2022

Sep 02, 2021

Norwegian offshore vessel operator DOF Subsea has won more work in Brazil with Petrobras.After a recent three-year contract secured for a pipelay support vessel duo co-owned with TechnipFMC, DOF Subsea said Thursday it had secured a contract…

Retrofit: Eidesvik, Aker BP Partner Up to Cut Emissions from Existing OSV Fleet by 'at least' 70%

Sep 02, 2021

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Eidesvik and oil and gas firm Aker BP are developing a project which aims to reduce emissions from existing offshore supply vessels.The project called 'Retrofit' will evaluate various solutions for converting…

U.S. Offshore Oil Firms Eye New Bases after Storm Damages Key Hub in Louisiana

Sep 02, 2021

Offshore energy companies have started searching for new bases away from Louisiana's devastated ports as oil and gas companies launch efforts to resume their Gulf of Mexico operations.Port Fourchon, a key hub for the offshore industry, was slammed…

Noble Drillship Damaged by Hurricane Ida

Sep 01, 2021

The U.S. Coast Guard said on Wednesday it is responding to a drillship that reportedly sustained damage as Hurricane Ida ripped through the Gulf of Mexico and into Louisiana as a Category 4 storm.The agency said it was notified during the storm…

TechnipFMC Says Vessel Contract with Petrobras 'Significant'

Sep 01, 2021

Oilfield services giant TechnipFMC has shed more light on vessel contracts it recently secured with Petrobras in Brazil in cooperation with the Norwegian offshore vessel owner DOF.DOF last week said it had, in JV with TechnipFMC, secured three…

Kistos Hails 'Extremely Positive' Drilling Results in Dutch North Sea. Plans Wind Farm Buy

Sep 01, 2021

Energy firm Kistos on Wednesday said the initial results of an appraisal well at its block in the Dutch North Sea were better than expected with CEO describing the result as 'extremely positive.' The company also announced a wind farm investment deal…

Waterjet Propelled Workboat Delivered for work Offshore in the Gulf of Guinea

Sep 01, 2021

A 12m workboat built by Strategic Marine has completed sea trials and was delivered to Tullow Ghana Limited.The vessel will be deployed to offshore deepwater projects in the Gulf of Guinea.To this end the vessel has been fitted with an advanced marine propulsion system…

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