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Manning, training and certification guidance for the offshore industry

The Bahamas Maritime Authority has recently issued guidance and instructions concerning the variation in qualifications and training required for people on Bahamian registered Mobile Offshore Units (MOU) as well as other such units, as determined by the BMA, used in the offshore oil and gas industry.

Vineyard Wind wins offshore Connecticut bid

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) opted for Vineyard Wind to advance to contract negotiations for its 804MW Park City Wind project as part of the state’s Request for Proposals (RFP).

Orsted signs a 10-year PPA with Covestro AG

Orsted A/S shake its hands with Covestro AG and signed a 10-year corporate power purchase agreement (PPA). Through this cooperation, Orsted A/S plans to sell 100 megawatts of power from a German wind farm to Covestro AG, while it is considered as one of the biggest offshore wind PPA ever signed.

Carbon Capture and Storage project Porthos a step closer

The project organisation Porthos has signed an agreement with four companies to work in parallel over the coming nine months on preparations for the capture, transport and storage of CO₂, in line with the Netherlands’ goals to significantly reduce GHG emissions. 

No one in Brazil appears keen on OPEC diet, Rystad says

In case Brazil joins OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries), OPEC would be the clear winner and Brazil the loser by a long shot, energy research firm Rystad Energy said commenting a recent statement by Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro that he would like to see Brazil join OPEC. 

Norway uses West Hercules to look for potential CO2 storage

Equinor, Shell and Total began drilling operations at the 31/5-7 Eos wildcat well to look whether the reservoir in the deep Johansen Formation was suitable for storage of carbon dioxide (CO2), included in the Northern Lights project.

Port of Odense orders crane for giant offshore wind turbines

Denmark’s Lindø port of Odense recently placed an order for a mobile harbor crane with a lifting capacity of up to 308 tonnes and a lifting height of 96.7 meters above quay, as part of its efforts to cope with the huge offshore wind turbines of tomorrow.

Two Equinor workers injured in explosion in North Sea

Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) has launched an investigation into a serious work accident which took place on the Heimdal field in the North Sea on 28 November 2019, where two people were injured from an explosion in a gas cylinder.

Equinor turns its drilling focus on Norway’s Arctic

The Norwegian oil company, Equinor, after several exploration efforts and many depressing wells in the frontier areas of Barents Sea, announced that from now on will pay attention to some of the Norway’s promising offshore productive areas, as it further goals to build a new oil province in its Arctic region.

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