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St. Johns Begins Building CTVs for Atlantic Wind Transfers

Sep 21, 2022

St. Johns Ship Building earlier this month began building the first in a series of new crew transfer vessels (CTV) for Rhode Island-based Atlantic Wind Transfers (AWT).The Palatka, Fla. shipbuilder held a keel laying ceremony on September 8…

US Plans to Hold Cook Inlet Drilling Auction in December

Sep 21, 2022

The Biden administration on Wednesday revealed plans to hold an auction of oil and gas drilling rights for up to 1 million acres in the Cook Inlet off the coast of Alaska in December.The sale is among the concessions to the oil and gas sector included in U…

Nova Scotia Sets 5GW Offshore Wind Target

Sep 21, 2022

Canadian province Nova Scotia has set a target to offer leases for five gigawatts of offshore wind energy by 2030.“Setting this target sends a clear signal to the world that Nova Scotia is open for business and becoming an international leader in offshore wind and green hydrogen development…

US Sets Target for Floating Offshore Wind Farms Expansion

Sep 15, 2022

The Biden administration on Thursday unveiled a plan to accelerate development of next-generation floating offshore wind farms by slashing the cost of the technology by 70% and setting a goal for it to power 5 million U.S. homes by 2035.The…

OW East Unveils Name for Planned New York Bight Offshore Wind Farm

Sep 15, 2022

Offshore wind developer Ocean Winds East (OW East) on Thursday announced the official name of its planned offshore wind power project in the New York Bight. The wind farm will be called Bluepoint Wind.The project, in the early stages of development…

The U.S. Oil Executive Making a Big Bet on Combating Climate Change

Sep 15, 2022

The chief executive of a small U.S. oil company has jumped to the forefront of the energy industry's greenhouse gas reduction efforts, recruiting high-profile firms to his vision of striking it big by selling access to carbon storage developments…

Biden Administration Reinstates Bids From 2021 Gulf of Mexico Oil Auction

Sep 14, 2022

The Biden administration on Wednesday said it had reinstated bids from a November 2021 Gulf of Mexico sale of offshore oil and gas drilling rights, a requirement buried in U.S. President Joe Biden’s new climate change and drug pricing law.The…

Bordelon Marine Secures Charter for Connor Bordelon Vessel

Sep 14, 2022

U.S.-based offshore vessel operator Bordelon Marine has secured a one-year charter with Subsea 7 i-Tech US Inc. for its Connor Bordelon ultra-light intervention vessel.The Jones Act-compliant vessel is mobilized with two Schilling 150 HD Work…

U.S. Customs Clarifies Foreign Vessel Scope For Offshore Wind Cable Installation

Sep 14, 2022

U.S. Customs and Border Protection clarified further the permissible foreign vessel scope of work for offshore wind cable installation in rulings issued on June 30, 2022, and September 2, 2022. In two instances – installation of cable protection…

Scientists Who Detected Massive Pemex Methane Leak Say 'No way' They Made a Mistake

Sep 14, 2022

Scientists who detected a massive methane leak at an offshore platform run by Mexico's Pemex said Tuesday there was 'no way' they had made a mistake, roundly rebutting claims by the state oil company that the emissions were smaller and less polluting…

Pemex Deepwater Gas Project Draws Rebuke from Mexico's Regulator

Sep 13, 2022

Mexico's oil regulator and state company Pemex are at odds over how to develop a deepwater natural gas project, eight people close to the matter said, threatening to stall a $1.5 billion energy venture.Officials at regulator National Hydrocarbons…

Offshore Safety Regulations Must Reflect Sound Engineering Practices And Design, NOIA Says as DOI Proposes Changes to Well Control Rule

Sep 13, 2022

The U.S. Department of the Interior on Monday announced proposed revisions to the 2019 Well Control Rule, 'to ensure offshore oil and gas operations on the Outer Continental Shelf are conducted with the utmost safety and oversight standards…

US Seeks to Restore Safety Rules Sparked by Gulf Oil Spill

Sep 12, 2022

The Biden administration on Monday proposed offshore drilling safety measures that it said would help prevent oil spills and protect workers and the environment.The proposal aims to restore safety provisions put in place by the Obama administration…

GE Can't Make, Sell Haliade-X Offshore Wind Turbines in U.S. Over Patent Infringement

Sep 12, 2022

A Boston federal judge barred General Electric Co on Wednesday from making and selling its Haliade-X wind turbines in the United States, after a jury found in June that the turbines infringed a patent owned by rival Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy A/S…

Amplify Energy to Pay $5M to Settle Criminal Charges over California Oil Spill

Sep 12, 2022

California officials [last] Thursday said Amplify Energy Corp agreed to plead no contest to six criminal charges and pay nearly $5 million in penalties and fines in connection with a crude oil spill last year that killed birds and fouled beaches…

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