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Offshore Wind: Asia to Catch Up with Europe by 2025

Dec 11, 2020

Led by China, Asia's installed offshore wind capacity is expected to reach 52GW by 2025, and almost catch up with Europe, energy intelligence group Rystad Energy said Friday.'From almost no offshore wind farms in 2015, Asia’s operational capacity has grown to more than 6 gigawatts (GW) today. Fueled by China’s growth, the continent’s installed base is expected to rise sixfold by 2025,  when it will reach 52 GW and be almost on par with Europe…

Polarcus, Sovcomflot in Seismic Survey Deal in Far East

Dec 18, 2020

Oslo-listed marine seismic company Polarcus has signed a memorandum of agreement with Sovcomflot for the use of one of its survey vessels on a project in the Far East.The company said Friday the contract was signed with SCF GEO, a Sovcomflot Group firm…

Russia: Equinor Boosts Onshore Presence, Exits Sea of Okhotsk Acreage

Dec 11, 2020

Norwegian oil and gas firm Equinor has increased its presence in the Russian onshore oil and gas assets, and has pulled out from offshore commitments in the Sea of Okhotsk on the Russian Far East.In an agreement with the Russian oil company Rosneft…

European Commission Approves Vestas, Mitsubishi Offshore Wind Deal

Nov 27, 2020

The European Commission has granted its approval for wind turbine maker Vestas to acquire Mitsubishi Heavy Industries' shares in their offshore wind joint venture MHI Vestas Offshore Wind.The agreement, which will also see MHI acquire 2.5 percent…

EnQuest Cuts Output Guidance Due to Incident Off Malaysia and N. Sea Maintenance Works

Nov 24, 2020

London-listed oil company EnQuest has lowered its full-year production guidance, citing scheduled maintenance and an incident on an offshore platform in Malaysia as the reasons.Group production averaged 60,777 Boepd in the ten months to end October 2020…

Report: OPEC+ Oil Output Cuts Compliance at 101 Pct

Nov 13, 2020

The compliance of OPEC+ with oil production cuts in October was seen at 101%, three OPEC+ sources told Reuters on Friday, maintaining a strong level of adherence to their supply-cut pact.The compliance assessment will be reviewed and confirmed…

Total Keeps Dividend But Cuts Investment Target

Oct 30, 2020

Total trimmed its 2020 investment target on Friday after a sharp drop in third-quarter net profit, though the French oil and gas producer maintained its dividend.The company cut its investment target to $13 billion from $14 billion and said it was keeping a lid on operating costs too…

Vestas Buys Out Mitsubishi From Offshore Wind JV in Deal Valued EUR 709M

Oct 29, 2020

Wind turbine maker Vestas will acquire Mitshubishi Heavy Industries' shares in their joint venture MHI Vestas Offshore Wind joint venture, against MHI acquiring 2.5 percent in Vestas and being nominated to a seat in Vestas’ Board of Directors…

'Marine Seismic Survey Disruptor' Gets Industry Funding

Oct 14, 2020

Blue Ocean Seismic Services, a company that describes itself as 'the marine seismic survey disruptor,' has secured a total of £10 million of Series A investment from bp Ventures, Woodside Energy, and Blue Ocean Monitoring.The company will use…

Rystad: Demand for Offshore Trunklines to Drop 26%. Middle East to Drive Recovery

Sep 29, 2020

Norwegian energy intelligence company Rystad expects that the market demand for large-diameter offshore pipelines, known as trunklines, will see an annual drop of 26% this year.According to Rystad, the length of total installations this year is forecasted to reach 2…

Seafox Pushes to Oust GMS Directors

Sep 21, 2020

Gulf Marine Services, a provider of jack-up service vessels for the offshore energy industry, has received a letter from Seafox, a rival, and a holder of 29.9% of shares in GMS, seeking removal of four of GMS' directors from the board.To remind…

BP: Fossil Fuel Demand to Take Historic Hit Amid COVID-19 Scars

Sep 14, 2020

Fossil fuel consumption is set to shrink for the first time in modern history as climate policies boost renewable energy while the coronavirus epidemic leaves a lasting effect on global energy demand, BP said in a forecast.BP's 2020 benchmark…

Dana Petroleum Names New CEO

Aug 31, 2020

Dana Petroleum, a North Sea-focused subsidiary of South Korea's KNOC, has appointed Jongwoo Kim as its new CEO.Kim joins Dana Petroleum from its parent company Korea National Oil Corporation.Jongwoo succeeds the previous CEO Yongwoo Kang who…

Lundin Energy Appoints New CEO

Aug 18, 2020

Lundin Energy, a Swedish energy company with offshore oil and gas operations in Norway, on Tuesday said it had appointed Nick Walker as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).The appointment of Walker, which will become effective on January 1…

Orsted Looking to Farm Down Stake in Borssele 1 & 2 Offshore Wind Project

Aug 12, 2020

Danish wind farm developer Orsted is exploring opportunities to sell parts of its Borssele 1 and Borssele 2 offshore wind farms in the Netherlands, CEO Henrik Poulsen said in a call with investors on Wednesday.'We are exploring the potential…

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