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  • 22 June 2016

    Ofgem has approved a 650km long subsea interconnector between Norway and Scotland, planned to be installed in 2021.  On 20 June 2016, Ofgem granted an electricity interconnector licence to Norway-based company NorthConnect KS, authorising it to participate in the operation of the NorthConnect KS interconnector. NorthConnect is a joint venture between five companies, established to develop, build, own and […]

  • 24 June 2016

    DONG Energy will build the German offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 2, the company informed today. Borkum Riffgrund 2 will have a total export capacity of 450MW, and will feature the largest wind turbines in German waters: 56 units of MHI Vestas’ 8MW wind turbines with rotor spans of 164 meters. The offshore wind farm, which […]

  • 4 July 2016

    The submarine cable connecting the first American offshore wind farm to Block Island has been installed. National Grid has completed the landing of a subsea cable between the Rhode Island mainland and Block Island, with inter-array cabling scheduled to be done this month.  National Grid’s sea2shore cable will bring power generated by Deepwater Wind’s five-turbine Block Island Wind Farm to the mainland […]

  • 19 July 2016
    Authorities & Government, Research & Development

    A WindSentinel buoy that has been gathering offshore wind data off Virginia Beach, Virginia, has ended its 19-month deployment and collected a wealth of information, which forms the first publicly accessible database to help improve offshore wind development. The AXYS’ WindSentinel buoy, one of the two commissioned by the U.S. Energy Department’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), recorded data […]

  • 21 July 2016
    Business & Finance, Research & Development, Technology

    OrbisEnergy today launched a GBP 6 million fund which provides grants of up to GBP 50,000 through the SCORE programme to support small and medium sized businesses developing new technologies in Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk, and Suffolk. Oil and gas companies looking to diversify into offshore renewables are of particular interest to SCORE programme managers. Johnathan Reynolds, of […]

  • 1 March 2017
    Business & Finance, Storage, Technology

    ABB completed the divestment of its high-voltage cables and cable accessories businesses to NKT Cables, on Wednesday, 1 March.

  • 17 March 2017

    Deepwater Wind, the developer of the first offshore wind farm in the US, reported on 16 March that its Block Island Wind Farm had shown strong performance during the winter storm Stella, which hit the northeast of the US earlier this week.

  • 22 November 2016
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance

    The US President-Elect Donald Trump has reportedly advised UK politician Nigel Farage and his team, with whom Trump met on 13 November, to campaign against onshore wind farms in Scotland, suggesting that they should be moved offshore.  “He thinks Scotland is the most beautiful country in the world,” Andy Wigmore, who was at the meeting, said in […]

  • 27 July 2016
    Business & Finance, Human Capital

    Maersk Training will be expanding its Global Wind Organisation (GWO) training locations and making the courses available at its centre in Aberdeen. GWO training is one of the industry requirements for anyone wishing to work in the growing renewables sector and Maersk Training is now the only provider to offer all five compulsory modules in […]

  • 21 December 2011
    Business & Finance

    On 21 December 2011, STX Finland Oy and the Finnish Border Guard signed an agreement on construction of a next generation offshore patrol vessel. The vessel will be built at the STX Rauma ship­yard and delivered to the customer in November 2013. The highly advanced vessel will be 96 metres long and 17 metres wide […]

  • 15 March 2017
    Business & Finance, Exploration & Production

    Atlantic Navigation, a provider of marine logistics services, has, through its country representative in the Middle East, been awarded a $44 million charter contract for its liftboat, the AOS Maintainer I. The contract was awarded by a Middle Eastern National Oil Company (NOC). According to Atlantic Navigation, the vessel, on a firm one-year charter with […]

  • 11 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    Crowley Puerto Rico Services, part of Jacksonville-based Crowley Holdings, has signed a USD 48.5 million construction contract for a new pier at its Isla Grande Terminal in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In conjunction with the investment, the company and the Puerto Rico Ports Authority (PRPA) have also concluded a 30-year lease extension for the Isla […]

  • 3 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    Spanish oil company Repsol has returned to profit in the third quarter of 2016. The company’s net income for the quarter was 481 million euros, up from the 221 million euro loss recorded in the third quarter of 2015. Adjusted net income in the third quarter was €307 million, 93% higher year‐on‐year. The result was […]

  • 18 February 2011
    Business & Finance

      Schlumberger Limited announced today that it is hosting its 2011 Investor Conference in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on February 22 and 23, 2011. Executive management presentations will be available through the company’s Web site at A transcript of the event’s Q&A session will be published on the same Web site no later than the end […]

  • 22 April 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment

    XPD8 Solutions, an oil and gas service company headquartered in Aberdeen, has won a contract with Tullow Oil for work in Ghana. According to the company, the contract with Tullow for work at Jubilee field offshore Ghana is worth about £375,000 ($563,000). Over six-months, XPD8 will migrate Tullow Oil’s existing computerised maintenance management system (CMMS) to […]

  • 24 November 2011

    ITOCHU Corporation has reached an agreement with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. to jointly acquire 100% share of Samson Investment Company excluding its onshore Gulf Coast and offshore deep water Gulf of Mexico assets which will be retained by the seller. ITOCHU, as a strategic investor, will own 25% of Samson through JD Rockies […]

  • 4 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    Bowleven, the Africa focused oil and gas exploration group, has been awarded the Etinde Exploitation Authorisation (EA), signed by the President of Cameroon. This concludes the final stage of the EA award process. This EA gives Bowleven and its joint venture partners, which will include SNH, the Cameroon State oil company, development and exploitation rights over block […]

  • 17 March 2016
    Authorities & Government

    U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has delineated an area of some 81,130 acres (approx. 328km²) for potential commercial wind energy development off the coast of the state of New York. BOEM announced the New York Wind Energy Area (WEA) yesterday, after concluding more than four years of review and consideration of the proposed area as […]

  • 20 June 2017
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    Marine and offshore engineering consultancy Aqualis Offshore has completed its position keeping role for the Ichthys central processing facility (CPF), which is now moored to a storm safe condition in Australian waters. On 29 May 2017, the operator Inpex announced that the 120,000 tonnes CPF, named Ichthys Explorer, had reached its final destination in Australian […]

  • 15 April 2011

      The engineers at West Maritime have become a part of the Design & Solutions business area at ULSTEIN, in connection with a strategic effort to strengthen the engineering area. “Engineering is an important focus for Design & Solutions, as it ties together what we do in design with what we do in terms of […]

  • 19 October 2010

    Delek Group  subsidiaries Delek Drilling L.P. and Avner Oil Exploration Limited Partnership published the following report: “With regard to the immediate report dated 29.8.10 (Reference 2010-01-601575: Delek Drilling and Reference 2010-01-648921: Avner), we hereby announce that Noble Energy Mediterranean Ltd., the operator of the exploration licenses Sea-Ratzio (Rachel, Amit, Hannah, David and Eran) (hereinafter: “the […]

  • 22 March 2012
    Business & Finance

    Dolphin Geophysical announced that Gil Howell has been named Manager Multi-Client NASA. Gil will manage the Design, Marketing and Sales of Multi-Client 2D and 3D seismic surveys, in the NASA region. Gil brings a wealth of knowledge from the oil and gas industry, with a career that has spanned over 28 years. Gil received a […]