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Equinor Makes Oil Discovery at Svalin Field Off Norway

May 23, 2024

Norwegian energy firm Equinor has made an oil discovery while drilling the well at the Svalin field in the North Sea, using Odfjell Drilling’s Deepsea Aberdeen rig.The oil discovery was made in well 25/11-H-1 H in production license 169. Equinor is the operator of the license…

At Least Two Companies Seek Norway Seabed Mining Permits

May 22, 2024

Two companies said on Wednesday they are seeking offshore seabed acreage on the Norwegian continental shelf where they hope to explore for minerals, in what could be the start of a controversial new mining industry.The process puts Norway on…

Cadeler Orders Third A-Class Offshore Wind Jack-Up Vessel

May 22, 2024

Danish offshore wind installation firm Cadeler has placed a $400 million order to COSCO Heavy Industries for the construction of its third A-class wind farm installation vessel, capable of transporting and installing seven complete 15 MW turbine sets per one loading…

RWE Deploys Artificial Reefs at Offshore Wind Farm in the Baltic Sea

May 22, 2024

RWE has installed artificial reefs at its Kårehamn wind farm, off the Swedish coast, to assess marine life settlements as part of a pilot study on biodiversity at offshore wind farms.In partnership with Linnaeus University and cable service provider Baltic Offshore Kalmar…

Hereema Installs Jacket for Hollandse Kust (west Beta) Offshore Substation

May 22, 2024

Heerema Marine Contractors has installed the jacket for the Hollandse Kust (west Beta) offshore substation was placed on the seabed off the North Holland coast on behalf of the grid operator TenneT.The ready-made topside will be installed next…

Rovco Secures Survey Work on UK’s 1.5GW Outer Dowsing Offshore Wind Farm

May 22, 2024

Rovco, a UK-based subsea robotics and survey firm, has been selected by TotalEnergies, Corio Generation, and Gulf Energy Developments to survey key sites at Outer Dowsing Offshore Wind Farm in the Southern North Sea.With the project scheduled to start imminently…

Van Oord Gets Windanker Monopiles and Cables Installation Job

May 22, 2024

Dutch offshore installation firm Van Oord has secured a contract from the Spanish energy company Iberdrola for the construction of the German Windanker offshore wind farm.Van Oord's scope includes the transport and installation of 21 XL monopiles and transition pieces and the design…

Equinor to Keep DeepSea Aberdeen Rig Busy Off Norway Under $121M Contract Extension

May 22, 2024

Equinor has exercised an option for a batch of eight wells to extend the use of the Odfjell Drilling’s Deepsea Aberdeen rig on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.The exercised options are planned to start in the fourth quarter of 2025 in direct…

SeaBird Exploration Wins OBN Source Work for Its Eagle Explorer

May 21, 2024

Norwegian marine seismic survey services firm Seabird Exploration has received a letter of award (LoA) for OBN source work for the Eagle Explorer in the Western Hemisphere with a repeat client.The duration of the contract is six months, with options to extend by another six plus six months…

Havfram to Install Wind Turbines at Iberdrola’s Windanker Project

May 21, 2024

Offshore wind installation company Havfram has signed a contract with Iberdrola for the installation of 21 Siemens Gamesa wind turbines at the Windanker project in the Baltic Sea, off Germany.The contract, set to start in summer 2026, covers transport and installation support…

PGS Streamlines Seismic Data Interpretation Services

May 21, 2024

Norwegian seismic company PGS has teamed up with Onward, an energy innovation platform, to offer on-demand seismic data interpretation.The collaboration that facilitates on-demand data interpretation provided by Onward, which leverages its technical…

Apollo and DOF Deliver Extensive Study on Floating Wind Installation Ops

May 21, 2024

Apollo and DOF, in collaboration with the ORE Catapult’s Floating Offshore Wind Centre of Excellence (FoWCoE), have delivered the study on GW-scale floating offshore wind installation methods.Installing a single, state-of-the-art floating offshore…

Van Oord Installs First Monopile Foundation at RWE’s 1.4GW Offshore Wind Farm

May 21, 2024

Van Oord’s offshore installation vessel Aeolus has installed the first monopile foundation at RWE’s Sofia Offshore Wind Farm, located on Dogger Bank in the central North Sea.With a capacity of 1.4 GW, Sofia is RWE’s largest offshore wind farm to date…

North Sea Energy Firms Look Beyond UK After Tax Squeeze

May 20, 2024

North Sea oil and gas producers are merging and shifting overseas as Britain's windfall tax slashes profits and as the opposition Labour Party threatens more tax if it wins the next general election.The change of strategy could accelerate the decline of domestic production…

Prysmian Cements Partnership with Port of Middlesbrough with New Long-Term Deal

May 20, 2024

AV Dawson, owner and operator of Port of Middlesbrough, has signed a 10-year partnership agreement with Italian offshore cable manufacturer Prysmian. Prysmian first started using Port of Middlesbrough 10 years ago. Over the years, as the offshore…

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