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US' First Planned Floating Wind Farm Taking Shape

Apr 04, 2018

Plans for America’s first floating offshore wind farm are taking shape with the news that California’s Redwood Coast Energy Authority (RCEA) has selected a consortium to enter into a public-private partnership to develop the project off the Northern California coast…

Statoil Awards $1.5 Bln Drilling Contracts

Apr 03, 2018

Statoil has awarded drilling contracts to Archer, KCA Deutag and Odfjell Drilling for drilling, completion, intervention services, plugging, maintenance and modifications on 18 of Statoil’s fixed platforms.The contracts take effect from October 1…

McDermott to Bid for Asia Offshore Oil, Gas Contracts

Mar 20, 2018

U.S. engineering and construction company McDermott International plans to bid for $5 billion in contracts in the next few months in Asia Pacific as the region's offshore oil and gas sector recovers, company executives said on Tuesday. The…

Construction Begins on Saudi Aramco's Shipyard Joint Venture

Mar 16, 2018

Construction work has begun on a joint venture to build a shipyard on Saudi Arabia's eastern coast, oil rig builder Lamprell Plc said in a statement on Friday.The joint venture, International Maritime Industries (IMI), started operations…

DNV GL Appoints Peter Brun as New Global Offshore Wind Segment Leader

Mar 14, 2018

DNV GL, the world’s largest independent energy advisory and certification body, has appointed wind energy professional Peter Brun as Global Offshore Wind Segment Leader.  Brun is responsible for stakeholder management, alliance building…

BMT Rolls Out New Big Data Product: BMT Deep

Mar 13, 2018

BMT has introduced BMT Deep, an advanced interactive asset data platform designed to deliver deeper insights for enhanced offshore asset performance management. “With 20+ years practical experience of working with marine structures, we have developed a platform that can monitor…

Borr Drilling Buys Paragon Offshore

Feb 22, 2018

Offshore rig firm Borr Drilling, controlled by Norwegian investor Tor Olav Troeim, is proposing to buy its rival Paragon Offshore for $232.5 million in a push to consolidate the fragmented rig market, it said on Thursday. A plunge in oil…

Transocean Upbeat About Offshore Recovery, Despite Quarterly Loss

Feb 21, 2018

Drilling contractor Transocean Ltd on Wednesday expressed optimism about a recovery in offshore drilling activity this year, despite reporting its third quarterly loss in a row. Companies that provide services and equipment for oil and gas exploration and production…

North Sea Forties Pipeline Ramps Up Again Slowly

Feb 08, 2018

Buzzard oilfield restarts, pumping below full rate-source; Forties has temporary flow restriction. Oil and natural gas flows along Britain's biggest and most important oil pipeline, Forties, were ramping up slowly on Thursday as the system…

Allseas Plans World's Largest Construction Vessel

Feb 07, 2018

Swiss offshore services firm Allseas is planning to build a vessel big enough to be able to remove the world's largest oil and gas platforms when they reach the end of their production lives, its chief executive said. The vessel, to be called Amazing Grace…

Oil Hits $71 for First Time Since 2014

Jan 25, 2018

Brent reaches $71.20, highest since December 2014; U.S. crude inventories fall for a record 10th straight week. Oil hit $71 a barrel on Thursday for the first time since 2014, supported by OPEC-led supply curbs, a record-breaking run of declines in U…

IEA Sees Oil Markets Tightening as PDVSA Output Sags

Jan 19, 2018

As U.S. oil output is poised to overtake Saudi Arabia, Venezuelan oil output is at 30-year low - and could fall further. Global oil markets are tightening quickly on falling supply from Venezuela, which posted 2017's biggest unplanned output fall and could see a further decline in 2018…

Year in review: Top 10 2017 capex projects

Dec 19, 2017

Audrey Leon takes a look through some of the industry’s biggest ongoing projects by capex in 2017. Five of the 10 biggest projects by capex were offshore projects in 2017, led by Inpex’s Ichthys LNG project offshore Australia.  Ichthys…

Floatgen moorings installed

Jul 27, 2017

French offshore vessels and services firm Bourbon has completed the mooring installation of the first floating wind turbine in France for Ecole Centrale de Nantes (ECN) as part of the European project FLOATGEN at the SEM-REV experimental test site…

Global discovered offshore volumes at lowest since 1940s

Jan 18, 2017

Total 2016 offshore discovered liquids resources reached only slightly below 2.3 billion bbl, 90% lower than in 2010, according to Norwegian consultancy Rystad.  Furthermore, Rystad says total global discovered volumes (oil and gas combined) are their lowest since the 1940s…

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