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US Greenlights Its First Major Offshore Wind Farm

May 11, 2021

The Biden administration on Tuesday said it has approved the nation's first major offshore wind farm, billing it as the launch of a new domestic energy industry that will help eliminate emissions from the power sector.The move, however, was quickly condemned by fishing industry interests who said their concerns about the project's impact on things like fish stocks and vessel traffic had been 'met with silence' by government officials…

Magma Global Delivers 'World’s first' HPHT Composite Riser Pipe for Which it Hopes Will Never be Used

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Magma Global has this week announced the delivery of what it claims to be the world’s first high-pressure composite riser pipe to HWCG’s storage location on the U.S Gulf Coast, completing its rapidly deployable Offset Flexible Riser (OFR) system…

Tech File: Underwater Unmanned Digital Twinning Project Gets Funding

May 12, 2021

Welaptega, an Ashtead Technology company, launched a $500,000  initiative to develop a product to enable digital twinning of underwater infrastructure.In collaboration with Whitecap Scientific, SubC Imaging, and Nova Scotia Community College SEATAC division…

Equinor to Hire More Staff at Plants Hit By Fires in 2020

May 12, 2021

Fires that crippled two Equinor plants in Norway last year were caused by both technical and human errors, the energy company said on Wednesday, promising to hire and train more staff.A blaze last September at Hammerfest LNG, Europe's only large-scale liquefied natural gas plant…

VIDEO: Hydromea 'Cuts the Cord' with New Compact Underwater Drone with Live HD Video Feed

May 11, 2021

As technology development continues at pace in the subsea space, a young innovative group out of Switzerland—Hydromea—unveiled the prototype of what it is calling the 'world’s first' wireless underwater drone in a pool demo on May 11, 2021. According to the company…

Venezuela Needs $58B to Bring Oil Output to 1998 Levels

May 11, 2021

Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA would need $58 billion in investment to revive its crude production to the levels of 1998 before ex-President Hugo Chavez came to power, equivalent to 3.4 million barrels per day (bpd), a document seen by Reuters shows…

Schlumberger, NOV Working to Speed Up Adoption of Automated Drilling Solutions

May 11, 2021

Schlumberger and NOV, giant oilfield services and equipment companies, announced a partnership on Monday to help oil and gas producers and drilling contractors implement automated drilling technologies faster. Customers will be able to use Schlumberger…

Former Pacific Drilling CEO Takes Helm at Diamond Offshore

May 10, 2021

Offshore drilling contractor Diamond Offshore Drilling, said Monday that Bernie G. Wolford Jr. has been named the company's President and Chief Executive Officer and will also serve on the Board of Directors. Wolford succeeds Marc Edwards, who retired from the Company as Chairman…

Tech Files: Offshore Safety Systems & Equipment

May 08, 2021

Safety of workers,structures, equipment and the environment are paramount in any offshore energy project. In the March/April print edition, Offshore Engineer took a look inside some notable newcomers.Wearable tech to boost drill floor safetyHaloGuard…

Suncor, Transocean Fined for 2018 Offshore Drilling Fluid Spill in Canada

May 07, 2021

Canadian oil company Suncor, and Swiss-based offshore drilling contractor Transocean have been fined by the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board for an unauthorized discharge of drilling fluids from Transocean's offshore rig in Canada in 2018…

Norway: MOL Gets Nod to Drill Iving Appraisal Well

May 06, 2021

Oil company MOL Norge AS, a Norwegian subsidiary of Hungarian MOL, has received a drilling permit for an appraisal well in the North Sea, offshore Norway.MOL will use the Transocean Barents semi-submersible drilling rig to drill the well formally named Well 25/8-21 S…

Danish Offshore Service Firm Changes Name, Eyes Global Growth

May 06, 2021

Denmark-based Enelift, a lifting solutions provider for the energy industry until recently known as Global Offshore, on Thursday announced expansion plans that will see the company invest 'a seven-figure sum' into its operations and establish new support hubs in Houston…

Viking Launches Lightweight Immersion Suit for Offshore Crew Transfer

May 06, 2021

Viking Life-Saving Equipment has launched a new Walk-to-Work crew transfer suit that the company says overcomes a cumbersome feature of offshore wind turbine maintenance procedures without compromising safety.'The new Viking YouSafe Walk to…

Salvage Crews Begin Lightering Fuel from Seacor Power

May 05, 2021

Salvors have started removing fuel from the tanks of a lift boat that capsized in the Gulf of Mexico last month, the U.S. Coast Guard said.The 234-foot Seacor Power could have been carrying up to 35,000 gallons of fuel, lube oil, hydraulic and…

Wintershall Dea Terminates West Mira Rig Contract After March Incident

May 05, 2021

Oil and gas company Wintershall Dea has terminated the rig contract for the West Mira semi-submersible drilling rig, owned by Northern Ocean, managed by Seadrill.The news of the contract termination was shared Wednesday by Seadrill. Seadrill said: 'Seadrill Limited […

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