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Fleet Trimming Continues as Solstad Sells AHTS Sea Ocelot

Sep 09, 2021

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Solstad Offshore has sold another non-core vessel as part of its plan to trim its fleet and make it more competitive.It said Thursday it had sold the AHTS Sea Ocelot to an unnamed buyer. The 70 meters long vessel…

Ørsted, ATP Picks Leading Contractors for Danish Energy Island Bid

Sep 07, 2021

Denmark-based offshore wind developer Ørsted and ATP, Denmark’s largest institutional investor, have teamed up to bring leading offshore construction specialists to Denmark to support their bid for the North Sea energy island.Back in February…

Final Section of Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Welded into Place

Sep 07, 2021

The last section of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline has been welded into place, its operator said on Monday, meaning the two long stretches of the pipe can now be joined to complete the Baltic subsea link.The $11 billion pipeline, which will double Russian gas exporter Gazprom's (GAZP…

Over 80% of U.S. Gulf of Mexico Oil Output Still Offline

Sep 07, 2021

More than 80% of oil production in the Gulf of Mexico remains shut in after Hurricane Ida, a U.S. regulator said on Monday, more than a week after the storm made landfall and hit critical infrastructure in the region.Energy companies have been…

Seaway 7 Charters Maersk Connector Cable Layer

Sep 06, 2021

Danish offshore vessel operator Maersk Supply Service has secured a one-year contract for its Maersk Connector cable laying vessel with Seaway 7, a renewables branch of offshore installation firm Subsea 7.Seaway 7, which is set to merge with vessel owner OHT…

Seadrill Closer to Chapter 11 Emergence as Court Nod Granted

Sep 06, 2021

Offshore drilling company Seadrill has moved a step closer to reaching bankruptcy emergence after the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas approved the disclosure statement for the company's proposed plan of reorganization…

Coast Guard Probing 350 Reports of Oil Spills in Wake of Hurricane Ida

Sep 06, 2021

The U.S. Coast Guard on Monday said it was probing nearly 350 reports of oil spills in and along the U.S. Gulf Coast in the wake of Hurricane Ida.Hurricane Ida's 150 mile per hour (240 kph) winds wreaked havoc on offshore oil production platforms and onshore oil and gas processing plants…

Global Offshore Lands Arcadis Ost 1 Offshore Wind Farm Gig

Sep 06, 2021

Global Offshore, part of Global Marine Group, has won a contract for the installation and burial of 27 array cables at Parkwind’s Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind farm in the German Sector of the Baltic SeaGlobal Offshore will be responsible for the project management and marine engineering…

Coast Guard: No Active Discharge Near Reported Oil Spill Sites in Gulf of Mexico

Sep 06, 2021

Following reports of oil spills found along the Southeast Louisiana coast in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, the U.S. Coast Guard said Monday it had conducted overflights Sunday that focused on two locations previously identified for further investigation…

DOF Subsea Sells Skandi Neptune Vessel

Sep 06, 2021

Norwegian offshore vessel owner DOF Subsea has sold its 2001-built construction support vessel Skandi Neptune.According to DOF Subsea, the vessel has been sold to an unnamed 'international buyer.'The vessel will be delivered to the new owner in Q3 2022…

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…

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