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Vineyard Wind Wins Grid Permit

May 13, 2019

The Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board (EFSB) has approved petitions filed by Vineyard Wind for construction and operation of electric transmission facilities within the Commonwealth that will deliver electricity generated at the 800MW Vineyard Wind offshore wind farm to the regional power grid.Vineyard Wind LLC is the offshore wind development company responsible for the project and is 50% owned by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and 50% by Avangrid Renewables…

NPD Grants Drilling Permit to Equinor

14 hours ago

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Equinor Energy AS a drilling permit for well 7324/6-1.The well will be drilled from the West Hercules drilling facility, said a press release from NPD.The drilling programme for well 7324/6…

Eni Secures Offshore Argentina Block

14 hours ago

The Argentinian authorities have officially awarded the exploration license of offshore block MLO 124 to an Eni-led consortium.An Eni-led consortium wins an exploration license of offshore block MLO 124 from the  authorities, said a press release…

NPD Grants Drilling Permit to OMV (Norge)

May 16, 2019

OMV Norge, a subsidiary of the Austrian oil company OMV, has received drilling permit for well 6506/11-11 S from Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD).NPD said in a press release that the well 6506/11-11 S will be drilled from the Deepsea Bergen drilling facility…

Lundin Gets Drilling Permit for North Sea

May 15, 2019

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 16/1-31 A.The well will be drilled from the Leiv Eiriksson drilling facility, owned and operated by Ocean Rig.The drilling programme for well 16/1-31…

Equinor Ready for Trestakk Field Start-up

May 14, 2019

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Equinor consent for start-up of the Trestakk field in the Norwegian Sea. Equinor plans start-up during the month of May 2019.Consent for start-up of Trestakk is granted to the licensees in production licence PL091…

Aker BP Drills Dry Well in North Sea

May 13, 2019

The oil exploration and development company focusing petroleum resources, Aker BP has failed to find hydrocarbons after drilling a wildcat well in the North Sea offshore Norway.The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) said that the Norwegian…

BSEE Revises Well Control Rule

May 07, 2019

The U.S. Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) released what it said were “the final improved Blowout Preventer Systems and Well Control regulations”The Well Control Rule is a part of an ongoing…

Azinor Commits to Drilling Program

May 06, 2019

Azinor Catalyst  announced that it has been awarded six traditional licences, two as an operator and four as a non-operated partner, on the UK Continental Shelf.The Seacrest Group-backed E&P company focused on the North Sea and Northern Atlantic…

BSOG Gets Approval in Offshore Romania

Apr 22, 2019

Romanian-based Black Sea Oil & Gas (BSOG), controlled by private equity firm Carlyle Group, said that it received approval from the Romanian government for the field development plan (FDP) for the Ana and Doina gas fields.The Ana and Doina gas fields make up the Midia Gas Development (MGD) Project…

ExxonMobil Makes 13th Discovery Offshore Guyana

Apr 19, 2019

American multinational oil and gas corporation ExxonMobil said it made a new oil discovery offshore Guyana at the Yellowtail-1 well, marking the 13th discovery on the Stabroek Block.The discovery adds to the previously announced estimated recoverable resource of approximately 5…

DPU Approves Vineyard Wind Contracts

Apr 18, 2019

The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) has approved long-term contracts for 800MW of offshore wind between Vineyard Wind and the Commonwealth’s electric distribution companies.The DPU green signal is a crucial approval needed…

ExxonMobil Wins 3 Blocks Off Argentina

Apr 17, 2019

U.S. oil major Exxon Mobil Corp said  that its unit and an affiliate of Qatar Petroleum had won three exploration blocks offshore Argentina.ExxonMobil has increased holdings in Argentina after its subsidiary ExxonMobil Argentina Offshore Investments B…

Equinor Gets Drilling Permit

Apr 16, 2019

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted the Norwegian energy giant Equinor a drilling permit for offshore wells 6507/3-13 and 6507/3-13 A in the Norwegian Sea.Wells 6507/3-13 and 6507/3-13 A will be drilled from the Transocean Spitsbergen…

Hornsea Project Phase 3 Examination Completes

Apr 11, 2019

The Planning Inspectorate Examination for Ørsted’s Hornsea Project Three offshore wind farm, has the potential to be the world’s largest offshore wind farm to date, was completed.With up to 300 turbines, located 121km from the Norfolk coast…

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