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  • 26 June 2018
    Authorities & Government

    On 26 June, the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Natural Resources will hold a legislative hearing on a bill that would amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to provide for a leasing programme for offshore renewable energy.

  • 29 August 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance

    Aquatic Asia Pacific, an Acteon company, and subsidiary of Aquatic Engineering & Construction, has appointed Oiltech Consultancy Services (OCS) to market their portfolio of flex-lay solutions, engineering services, patented equipment and offshore personnel to operators and subsea contractors in India. OCS provides support to multi-disciplinary design, engineering, products and consulting companies for the Indian oil […]

  • 21 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    OC Parks is currently initiating a Master Plan for the long-term vision of Capistrano Beach in Dana Point, California, highlighting emergency repairs on a stretch of infrastructure damaged by erosion and helping restore public access to the beach. The First Master Plan Public Workshop is planned for Tuesday, October 22nd, from 6 to 8 PM at […]

  • 18 September 2019
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance

    The U.S. State Department has updated its policy guidance to include a visa category for crewmembers who will work onboard vessels deployed in offshore wind operations. The new guidance, part of the Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM), solves a regulatory hurdle that was causing logistical problems for the industry by clarifying the correct type of visa to be issued […]

  • 15 March 2016
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    The US Atlantic OCS has been excluded from the five-year planning process for several decades, based mostly on the position that the resource prospects were not of importance, the International Association of Geophysical Contractors (IAGC) said Monday. However, according to IAGC chief operating officer and executive vice president, Walt Rosenbusch, those estimates are based on […]

  • 15 March 2016

    International Association of Geophysical Contractors (IAGC), a trade association representing the industry that provides geophysical services, has said that the US Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) has been excluded from the five-year planning process for several decades – based in large part on the position that the resource potential was not significant. Those estimates are […]

  • 18 September 2019
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance

    The U.S. State Department has updated its policy guidance to include a visa category for crewmembers who will work onboard vessels deployed in offshore wind operations. The new guidance, part of the Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM), solves a regulatory hurdle that was causing logistical problems for the industry by clarifying the correct type of visa to be issued […]

  • 25 September 2014
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Director Brian Salerno and U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral Paul Thomas signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for regulating fixed Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) facilities. Through this agreement, both BSEE and the Coast Guard will review regulatory responsibilities for systems and sub-systems on fixed OCS facilities and […]

  • 13 February 2018
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    The United States president, Donald Trump, has proposed a $179.3 million fiscal year 2019 budget for the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to manage offshore energy and mineral resources. Trump’s FY 2019 budget request focuses on the development of BOEM’s mission, including offshore oil and gas exploration and development, offshore renewable energy, marine minerals […]

  • 19 November 2015

    Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Abigail Ross Hopper announced Mike Celata as the regional director of the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Region, November 17. Celata, who starts his position immediately, has been with BOEM and its predecessors since 1988. He served as acting regional director prior to his selection. The […]

  • 15 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    In recent years, BOEM’s Marine Minerals Program (MMP) has seen an increase in both the number of requests and volume of Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) sediment for coastal restoration projects. This is largely driven by diminishing resources in state waters, the frequency and magnitude of storms along the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coasts, and […]

  • 17 October 2019
    Authorities & Government

    The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) has issued a new policy which clarifies that it will act as the primary authority on workplace safety for renewable energy projects on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). The new policy is set to be published in the Federal Register on 18 October and defines DOI as the principal federal agency for the […]

  • 30 March 2012
    Authorities & Government

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) yesterda held its first offshore renewable energy task force meeting in cooperation with South Carolina’s Energy Office. This intergovernmental task force was established to facilitate communication between BOEM and state, local, tribal and federal stakeholders concerning commercial renewable energy leasing and development on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) […]

  • 8 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), formalizing coordination on managing offshore sand resources. BOEM Acting Director Walter Cruickshank and James C. Dalton, Corps Director of Civil Works, signed the agreement for the two agencies. According to BOEM, this MOU will enhance […]

  • 13 March 2018

    New studies project that offshore energy development will significantly increase U.S. jobs, domestic spending, investments, and state revenues.

  • 16 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment

    Rowe Technologies, Inc. announces the launch of a new DVL for the SeaPILOT product line. The SeaPILOT OC (Observation Class) is the result of collaboration with several small ROV manufacturers to provide a compact, high performance DVL, designed specifically for observation/inspection class ROVs. The OC is small (5” [127mm] wide x 6” [152mm] tall and […]

  • 18 July 2012
    Business & Finance

    National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) President Randall Luthi sent the following letter to House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings in support of HR 6082, which would implement a new five year lease plan for developing the United States’ offshore energy resources over the next five years: Dear Chairman Hastings: “I write to express the […]

  • 15 July 2016

    The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has notified companies holding oil and gas leases in US waters that it is updating financial assurance and risk management requirements for decommissioning and removing of offshore production facilities. BOEM’s said on Thursday that its Notice to Lessees and Operators (NTL) details “improved procedures” to determine a […]

  • 6 May 2015

    Brian Salerno, the director of U. S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) made two announcements during a press conference at the Offshore Technology Conference yesterday, on May 5, about reducing the risks associated with offshore oil and gas operations. First, Director Salerno announced the launch of the SafeOCS program, an initiative aimed at […]

  • 27 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announces the completion of a beach erosion control and hurricane protection project for Sandbridge Beach in the southern portion of Virginia Beach, Va. “Storms such as last fall’s Hurricane Sandy can have devastating effects on beaches and the natural defenses protecting shorelines and coastal communities,” said BOEM Director […]

  • 30 January 2015
    Authorities & Government

    The Interior Department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) yesterday held the nation’s fourth competitive lease sale for renewable energy in federal waters offshore Massachusetts for potential wind energy development. The auction consisted of two rounds before determining RES America Developments, Inc. and Offshore MW LLC as the provisional winners of Lease Area OCS-A 0500 (187,523 […]

  • 15 July 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment

    ARKeX Ltd., a geophysical service company for the oil & gas exploration industry, has been awarded the first G&G oil and gas exploration permit by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM). The ARKeX survey will acquire an airborne broadband gravity and magnetic survey over Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) blocks offshore the US East Coast. […]