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US Supplier to Provide Subsea Wellhead Systems for Woodside’s Trion

Feb 23, 2024

U.S. offshore energy industry equipment maker Dril-Quip has been selected to supply the subsea wellhead systems for the Woodside Energy's Trion development offshore Mexico.The Trion project, a greenfield deepwater development, includes 24 wells across two phases…

Shell Starts Oil Production from Deepwater Project in Gulf of Mexico

Feb 23, 2024

Shell Offshore, a subsidiary of UK-based energy major Shell, has started production at Rydberg, a subsea tie-back to its Appomattox production hub in the Gulf of Mexico.With an estimated peak production of 16,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d)…

Dominion Partners with Stonepeak to Fund Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind

Feb 22, 2024

U.S. utility firm Dominion Energy said on Thursday it would sell a 50% non-controlling interest in its Coastal Virginia offshore wind farm to Stonepeak to help fund construction of the roughly $10 billion project.Dominion said it would retain…

BOEM Approves COP for Equinor's Empire Wind Project

Feb 22, 2024

The United States’ Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) approved the Construction and Operations Plan (COP) for Equinor’s Empire Wind project, marking another milestone in advancing the New York offshore wind project.With this permitting action by BOEM secured…

Five Turbines Power Up at Vineyard Wind

Feb 22, 2024

Renewable energy firm Avangrid and fund manager Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners said on Thursday their joint venture, Vineyard Wind 1, has begun operations at five of its wind turbines, supplying 68 megawatts (MW) to the New England grid…

Canada Secures Surrender of All Offshore Pacific Coast Oil and Gas Permits

Feb 21, 2024

Canada has secured the surrender of the last remaining permits for oil and gas development off its Pacific Coast, the federal natural resources minister said on Wednesday, after Chevron Canada voluntarily relinquished 23 permits this month.Energy…

Maine Selects Sears Island as Preferred Site for Floating Wind Port Facility

Feb 21, 2024

The government of Maine has selected a section of state-owned area on Sears Island as its preferred site for a port facility development that will support the floating offshore wind industry.The selection of the site, announced by the Governor of Maine Janet Mills…

TDI-Brooks Wraps Geotechnical Survey in Gulf of Campeche

Feb 19, 2024

TDI-Brooks, a U.S.-based marine services company specializing in geotechnical and offshore survey projects, reports it has completed a geotechnical coring campaign in the Gulf of Campeche offshore Mexico.As a subcontractor of Drebbel de Mexico out of Cd…

OPT to Deploy PowerBuoy in Monterey Bay

Feb 16, 2024

Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) has received funding from California's Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) for the year-long deployment of a PowerBuoy in Monterey Bay.The PowerBuoy, integrating OPT's Maritime Domain Awareness System (MDAS) along…

TechnipFMC to Supply Subsea Systems for Shell’s Sparta Development

Feb 16, 2024

Oilfield services company TechnipFMC has been awarded a ‘substantial contract’ by Shell for the supply of subsea production systems for Sparta development in the Gulf of Mexico.This will be the first integrated engineering, procurement, construction…

US Finalizes Two Offshore Wind Energy Areas in Oregon

Feb 13, 2024

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) on Tuesday finalized two wind energy areas (WEAs) in the offshore Oregon region, aligning with government goals to deploy 30 gigawatts of offshore wind power along U.S. coastlines this decade to fight climate change…

Pemex Gets Fresh Stimulus, Days After Bond Ratings Cut

Feb 13, 2024

Mexico's government approved a new 'fiscal stimulus' for its heavily indebted state energy company Pemex, according to a decree published on Tuesday, part of a strategy meant to meet its obligations and undertake investments this year.The stimulus…

Expro Bolsters Well Construction and Intervention Offer with Coretrax Buy

Feb 13, 2024

Oilfield services provider Expro has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire well integrity and production optimization company Coretrax from an investment group led by Buckthorn Partners for $210 million.Subject to customary closing conditions and working capital adjustments…

MARAD’s Title XI Changes: Good News for Offshore Wind?

Feb 12, 2024

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration (MARAD) in December issued a final rule updating its financial requirements for the Federal Ship Financing Program, commonly referred to as Title XI. While the move applies to the U…

Mexico: Pemex Platform Leaked Clouds of Methane Even After UN Alert

Feb 09, 2024

State energy company Pemex released large volumes of methane from an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico last year, with leaks recurring even after a United Nations agency flagged problems there to the Mexican government, according to a Reuters analysis of previously unreported U…

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