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Aibel: Large Johan Sverdrup P2 Platform Module Leaves Thailand

Apr 13, 2021

Norwegian company Aibel, specializing in the construction of modules for offshore oil and gas platforms, last week saw the giant Main Support Frame (MSF) module for the Johan Sverdrup P2 platform in Norway leave its yard in Thailand, two years after the start of the construction…

Indian Oil Corporation Buys Its First Johan Sverdrup Crude Cargo

Apr 05, 2021

State-run refiner Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) has made its first purchase of Norway's Johan Sverdrup crude, buying four million barrels via a tender as it speeds up diversification of crude imports, two trade sources told Reuters on Monday…

Ampelmann Clinches Eight New Projects in APAC

Mar 31, 2021

Dutch-based offshore gangway specialist Ampelmann has said it has recently secured five contracts covering eight projects in the Asia Pacific. Five of the eight are in the renewables space.'All contracts were signed in Q1 of 2021 and consist…

Borr Drilling Wins New Rig Contracts, Extensions Worth $48M

Mar 24, 2021

Shallow water drilling rig contractor Borr Drilling said Wednesday it had entered into agreements potentially adding a total of $48 million over approximately 590 days to its rig contract backlog.For the jack-up rig 'Natt' Borr Drilling has…

Alexey Miller to Stay at Gazprom Helm for Five More Years

Feb 25, 2021

Alexey Miller will remain at the helm of the Russian oil and gas giant Gazprom for another five years, the company said in a statement on Wednesday. 'The Board of Directors reviewed the issue of electing the Chairman of the Gazprom Management…

Not an Aspiration, But a Target: Eni Says Will Become Carbon Neutral by 2050

Feb 19, 2021

Italian energy group Eni on Friday raised its ambition to cut greenhouse gas emissions, vowing to become net carbon neutral by 2050, as it seeks to keep up pace in an industry under pressure from investors to go green.Like its peers, Eni is…

Lukoil Offers to Buy FAR to Get Hold of Sangomar Field Stake Offshore Senegal

Feb 17, 2021

Russian oil company Lukoil is still working to obtain a share in the offshore block in Senegal containing the Sangomar development, after its first attempt last year to buy Cairn's share in the project was blocked out by Woodside, which exercised its pre-emption rights as a partner in the block…

France's Total to Change Name in Pivot Away from Oil

Feb 09, 2021

France's Total posted better than expected earnings in the fourth quarter as oil prices stabilized, and said it would change its name as part of a push to diversify and grow renewable power and electricity production.The French oil and gas major…

Green(er) Rigs: NOV, Kongsberg, COSL Team Up to Cut Offshore Drilling Emissions, Cost

Feb 03, 2021

Offshore drilling contractor COSL Drilling has partnered up with maritime tech provider Kongsberg Maritime, and drilling equipment firm NOV, to cut greenhouse emissions and lower the cost of its offshore drilling operations.COSL’s project, called ‘Energy Control’…

Awilco Drilling CEO Resigns as Rig Cancellations 'Change Prerequisites'

Feb 01, 2021

Jens Berge, Chief Executive Officer of the troubled offshore drilling contractor Awilco Drilling has resigned from the company 'to pursue other opportunities.'In an announcement released Sunday evening (CET), Oslo-listed Awilco Drilling, which…

JDR to Deliver Subsea Umbilical for Malaysian Offshore Project

Jan 21, 2021

Subsea umbilical supplier JDR has won a contract with UMD Energy to deliver a 2.7km long subsea production umbilical for the Ledang Redevelopment Segment 2 project, offshore Malaysia.The umbilical will provide the connection from the unmanned remote platform to the subsea production control system…

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…

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…

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…

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