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Offshore Helicopter Players Bristow, Era Complete Merger

Jun 12, 2020

Helicopter providers Bristow Group and Era Group have completed their previously proposed merger. The merged company now owns a fleet of more than 300 helicopters.In a joint statement on Thursday, the companies, providing helicopter services to the offshore energy industry…

Norway Seeks More Details from Equinor on International Ops

Jun 10, 2020

Norway's energy minister said state-controlled Equinor must be more transparent about its foreign businesses after it was hit by mounting losses from U.S. oil and gas investments.Equinor made a series of acquisitions of onshore and offshore…

Aker Solutions' Umbilicals for Murphy's King’s Quay FPS

Jun 10, 2020

Norwegian offshore engineering and construction company Aker Solutions will deliver umbilicals for Murphy's King's Quay offshore project in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Aker Solutions said Wednesday that the contract for the delivery of umbilicals was awarded to it by Subsea 7…

Byron Set to Install Platform at Gulf of Mexico Block

Jun 10, 2020

Offshore platform installation works are set to begin at Byron Energy's U.S. Gulf of Mexico operator South Marsh Island 58 G offshore block.Byron said Tuesday that a material barge would arrive at a construction yard near New Iberia, LA to begin load out of the SM58 G platform jacket pilings…

Enterprise Working to Address Delays with SPOT Offshore Terminal

Jun 10, 2020

Enterprise Products Partners LP is working with U.S. officials to advance an offshore crude terminal project after the review schedule was suspended last week, the company said.Enterprise and Enbridge Inc agreed late last year to jointly develop a U…

Seacor Marine Takes Full Ownership of Seacosco

Jun 05, 2020

U.S. offshore vessel provider Seacor Marine will buy the remaining 50% stake in Seacosco from China's Cosco.Seacor will pay $28.15 million in installments, and the transaction is expected to close in June 2020.With the acquisition, Seacor will…

Kongsberg's LARS for Ocean Infinity's Armada Robotic Ships

Jun 05, 2020

Norway's Kongsberg Maritime has signed its first contract for its ROV launch & recovery system (LARS) specifically designed to handle remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) from unmanned vessels.The contract has been signed with Ocean Infinity, who…

Ørsted Hires Fugro for Sunrise Wind Site Survey

Jun 04, 2020

Dutch offshore survey company Fugro has moved two vessels off the coast of New York to perform a large-scale site characterization program for Sunrise Wind offshore wind project.The project is being developed by Denmark's offshore wind developer Ørsted…

U.S. Offshore Drillers Brace for Hurricane Season amid Pandemic

Jun 04, 2020

As oil and gas companies began shutting offshore production before the first tropical storm of the season in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, experts said restarting wells and refineries will take longer and prove more costly this year because of COVID-19…

Equinor Officially Names Its U.S Offshore Wind Project

Jun 03, 2020

Norwegian energy company Equinor has officially named its wind project off the coast of New England, USA. The name is Beacon Wind.'Beacon conveys a sense of hope and guidance, qualities that we value very highly at Equinor, especially now,” said Siri Espedal Kindem…

LOC Names Houston DP Manager

Jun 01, 2020

Engineering and marine consultancy LOC Group has appointed Steve Mason as DP Manager to LOC Houston.Mason joins LOC Houston from the offshore vessel company Hornbeck Offshore, where he was a Master for 8 years.'[Mason's] appointment will further…

Oil Drops but Still Set for Biggest Monthly Gain in Years

May 29, 2020

Oil prices were dragged sharply lower on Friday by weak U.S. fuel demand, fears of a second wave of coronavirus cases in South Korea, and a worsening in U.S.- China relations, but were still on track for a hefty monthly gain.July Brent crude fell 72 cents…

BP Names Next BP America Chief

May 28, 2020

British oil major BP has announced that David C. Lawler, currently CEO of its U.S. shale business BPX Energy, will add to his portfolio the responsibilities of chairman and president of BP America Inc., succeeding Susan Dio on July 1, 2020.BP…

Why U.S. Energy CEOs will Get Big Payouts Despite Oil Meltdown

May 28, 2020

National Oilwell Varco Inc (NOV) has had a rough few years: Since 2017, the Houston company, whose drilling equipment is in major oilfields worldwide, has lost two-thirds of its value, costing shareholders a combined $9 billion.Despite that performance…

Investors Sue Oxy over Anadarko Deal

May 28, 2020

Occidental Petroleum Corp has been sued by investors who claim they suffered billions of dollars of losses because the heavily indebted company concealed its inability to weather plunging oil prices, after paying $35.7 billion to acquire Anadarko Petroleum Corp…

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