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NTSB Releases Preliminary Report on Offshore Platform Helicopter Crash

Jan 17, 2023

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has released a preliminary report on the December 29, 2022, fatal helicopter crash near a Gulf of Mexico oil platform. One pilot and three passengers died in the incident.'On December 29, 2022, about 0834 central standard time…

Crowley, ESVAGT to Build Service Operation Vessel for U.S. Offshore Wind Ops

Jan 17, 2023

U.S. maritime services company Crowley and Danish offshore service company ESVAGT will jointly build and operate a service operations vessel (SOV) under a long-term charter with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy. The vessel will serve in the U…

US Offshore Wind: Our Interconnected Future

Jan 16, 2023

It will take a team effort that spans sectors and even industries to meet the United States’ goal of 30 GW of offshore wind by 2030, writes Greg Lennon, ABS Vice President, Global Offshore Wind.As the United States offshore wind (OSW) industry…

Boskalis Wins U.S. Offshore Wind Farm Installation Deal

Jan 16, 2023

Dutch marine services firm Boskalis has won a contract with an undisclosed client to construct a large offshore wind farm in the United States.Boskalis will transport and install the wind turbine foundations and power cables. The company said it would deploy two crane vessels…

Valaris Bags Drilling Contracts in Brazil, U.S. GoM, and UK North Sea

Jan 13, 2023

Offshore drilling firm Valaris said Friday it had recently secured contracts and extensions for its offshore drilling rigs in Brazil, the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, and the UK North Sea.In Brazil, French oil company TotalEnergies exercised an extension option for the VALARIS DS-15 drillship…

Vessel Retrofits Could Accelerate U.S. Offshore Wind Development

Jan 13, 2023

The U.S. Administration’s strategy to fast-track offshore wind development is exciting for overseas shipbuilders and service providers in the field. Joint ventures meeting Jones Act requirements will support accelerating development. Some question…

Gusting Forward: U.S. Gov't to Simplify Offshore Wind Rules to Meet Climate Goals

Jan 13, 2023

The U.S. Department of the Interior will reform its regulations for the development of wind energy facilities on the country's outer continental shelf to help meet crucial climate goals, it said in a statement on Thursday.The proposed rule changes…

U.S. Gulf of Mexico: Laborde Marine Expands Offshore Vessel Fleet

Jan 12, 2023

New Orleans-based Laborde Marine said Thursday it had acquired two 240-foot (73.15m) deepwater DP-2 offshore supply vessels from L&M Botruc Rental, Inc. and has expanded its fleet of managed vessels. The company said that SOLAS-certified Shelley…

Three60 Energy Bags Well Engineering Services Deal with BP

Jan 12, 2023

Offshore energy industry services firm Three60 Energy has said it has secured a significant contract with the oil major BP for the provision of well engineering services across BP's global operations.The five-year Global Service Agreement, effective June 1…

Elizabeth Klein Named BOEM Director

Jan 10, 2023

The U.S. Interior Department on Tuesday named Elizabeth Klein, a lawyer who worked in the Obama and Clinton administrations, to head the bureau that oversees offshore oil, gas and wind development.Klein will take over for the current head of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management…

$3 Billion Forecast to be Invested in New Anchor Handlers to Meet Floating Wind Demand

Jan 06, 2023

Floating wind is an emerging technology. Currently being tested in small scale demonstration and pilot projects, global floating wind commissioned capacity at the end of 2022 was less than 200 megawatts (MW). By 2030, close to 11 gigawatts (GW)…

Murphy Oil Fails to Strike Hydrocarbons Offshore Mexico

Jan 06, 2023

Murphy Oil Corp said on Friday it failed to encounter commercial hydrocarbons after concluding drilling at a well in Block 5 of the Salina Basin offshore Mexico.The company is the operator and holds a 40% working interest in Block 5, while Malaysia's…

What's in Store for US Offshore Wind?

Jan 05, 2023

January brings with it the expectation that the United States' first commercial wind farm in federal waters will start generating power by year end, the promise that permitting for close to 5 gigawatts (GW) of projects will be finalized within…

Transocean Lands $488M in Contracts for Five Offshore Drilling Rigs

Jan 05, 2023

Offshore drilling company Transocean has secured contracts and extensions worth $488 million in total for five offshore drilling rigs.In the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, the ultra-deepwater drillship Deepwater Invictus has won a 100-day, three-well contract with an unnamed independent operator…

Talos Makes Two Deepwater Discoveries Near Ram Powell Platform in Gulf of Mexico

Jan 04, 2023

U.S. oil firm Talos Energy said Tuesday that its two deepwater wells in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico had discovered commercial quantities of oil and gas during drilling operations in the fourth quarter of 2022. Talos holds a 60% working interest in the two deepwater discoveries…

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