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Scott Gutterman to Join Beacon Offshore Energy as Chairman and CEO

Dec 19, 2018

Beacon Offshore Energy, wholly owned by funds managed by Blackstone Energy Partners, an affiliate of Blackstone, announced that Scott Gutterman has joined Beacon as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.In addition, industry veterans Paul…

CNOOC in Cooperation Pact with Nine Oil Majors

Dec 19, 2018

China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), has signed Strategic Cooperation Agreements with 9 international oil companies including: Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Equinor, Husky, KUFPEC, Roc Oil, Shell, SK Innovation, and Total.According to the agreements…

Ocean Installer Clinches Johan Castberg Deal

Dec 18, 2018

Norwegian subsea contractor Ocean Installer and Norwegian multinational energy company Equinor ASA have signed a contract that covers the floating production storage and offloading unit (FPSO) mooring installation, tow out and hook-up of the Johan Castberg FPSO in the Barents Sea…

BP's Tortue/Ahmeyim FLNG Project Pushes Ahead

Dec 17, 2018

Golar LNG Limited announced Monday that it has received a Limited Notice to Proceed (LNTP) from BP Mauritania Investments Ltd and BP Senegal Investments Ltd, in their capacity as block operators, in respect of the provision of a Floating Liquefaction…

Solstad Scores Long-term Charter with Total

Dec 14, 2018

Norwegian vessel owner Solstad Offshore ASA, together with its local partner Petro Services, has entered into a contract with Total Exploration & Production Congo for the construction support vessel (CSV) Far Sleipner.The contract has a duration of two years firm plus four six-month options…

Moray East Offshore Confirms Financial Close

Dec 14, 2018

UK-based Moray Offshore Windfarm (East)  announced that it has reached financial close – a major milestone marking the commencement of GBP 2.6 bln of project finance investment.The consortiumwhich develops and operates offshore wind farms, known as ‘Moray East’…

i3 Energy Bullish on Serenity Prospect

Dec 14, 2018

UK-based oil and gas exploration firm i3 Energy PLC said its Serenity prospect in the North Sea 'provides significant organic growth' for its Liberator development.The company estimates that Serenity contains P50 stock tank oil-initially-in-place of 197mln stock tank barrels…

Seacat Services Digitizes Its Fleet

Dec 13, 2018

U.K.-based offshore energy support vessel (OESV) operator Seacat Services has installed advanced remote monitoring systems across its fleet in an effort to glean a new level of insight into the operational performance of its vessels.‘Digitalization’ of operational practices…

Offshore Wind: SeaTwirl Secures Funding

Dec 13, 2018

Swedish floating wind turbine player SeaTwirl has joined the Ocean Energy Scale-Up Alliance (OESA) that has been granted funding from the Interreg North Sea Region.SeaTwirl is a vertical floating wind turbine that was tested off the west coast of Sweden in 2011…

NOIA Calls for Offshore Wind Territories Act

Dec 13, 2018

National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) said that U.S. territories need the Offshore Wind for Territories Act.The U.S. has five permanently inhabited 'Territories' in the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean: American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands…

Scorpio Group Takes Over Nordic American Offshore

Dec 12, 2018

NYSE-listed offshore support vessel owner Scorpio Group has taken control of Nordic American Offshore (NAO), via a private placement into company’s shares worth $5 million.The investment, which took place via a private placement with Scorpio Offshore Investments…

Norway to Drillers: Fix Oil Rig Lifeboat Safety

Dec 12, 2018

Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) has told Transocean, Maersk Drilling and Odfjell Drilling to beef up emergency evacuation equipment and procedures on 22 offshore oil rigs, it said on Wednesday.Drilling rigs are equipped with enclosed…

Seaway Offshore Cables Wins US Job

Dec 12, 2018

Subsea 7 associate Seaway Offshore Cables has won a contract to supply and install array cables for the 12-megawatt Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) projects in the U.S.'SOC in combination with Subsea 7, has been awarded its first US offshore…

Shell Confirms Oil Leak in Brazilian Waters

Dec 11, 2018

A small amount of crude oil belonging to Royal Dutch Shell Plc leaked during a ship-to-ship oil transfer in Brazilian waters last month, the company confirmed to Reuters on Monday.About 200 milliliters of crude were released on Nov. 30 during the maneuver…

Egypt Okays BP, Mubadala Acquisition of Stake in Eni's Noor Concession

Dec 10, 2018

Egypt’s petroleum ministry has signed an agreement for UK Petroleum giant British Petroleum (BP) and UAE investment fund Mubadala to buy a 45 percent stake in the country's Noor offshore natural gas concesion in the Mediterannean from Italy’s Eni…

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