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Workers evacuate US Gulf of Mexico rigs, preparing for hurricane

According to NOAA’s National Hurricane Centres, the first hurricane of the season is expected to pass over the US Gulf of Mexico, and it is possible to make landfall in Louisiana or Texas.  The hurricane is expected to pass through the centre of America’s oil and gas industry.

Second Turkish ship arrives for drilling off Cyprus

Further escalating tensions among the EU and Turkey, the Turkish ship ‘Yavuz’ arrived Monday night off the island of Cyprus and it is set to drill for oil and gas, triggering a strong protest from Nicosia the EU. This comes less than a month after EU leaders warned Turkey to end its gas drilling in waters around the island.

Suncor investigates potential deadly offshore incident

Following an incident aboard Suncor’s Terra Nova FPSO offshore Canada, when an offshore worker was exposed to chemicals, the Offshore Safety Body of Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board described the incident as ‘potentially fatal.’

Study proves feasibility of offshore wind hubs in North Sea

Following months of assessing the possibility of offshore wind hubs in the North Sea, the international consortium partners of the North Sea Wind Power Hub (NSWPH) confirmed technical and economical feasibility of smaller ‘energy islands’ in the North Sea, but within a reformed regulatory landscape. 

Husky Energy to replace connector after 2018 offshore oil spill

Oil company Husky Energy is planning to install a replacement flowline connector at the White Rose Field. This comes after the 250.000-liter oil spill in the Atlantic, which took place on November 2018, due to a flawed flowline connector. The company would use the DOF’s Skandi Vinland vessel to replace the flawed flowline connector.

OSV owners to be affected from S. Arabian Maritime Law

Saudi Arabia introduced, for the first time, a bespoke Commercial Maritime Law, the Maritime Law, which came into effect on 3 July 2019. According to Lexigram, the Maritime Law applies to all Saudi Arabia-flagged vessel and foreign ones that arrive at the Kingdom’s ports and territorial waters. 

Wind farms to be created off Changhua County

Royal Boskalis has created a joint venture with Hwa chi, to undertake the transport and installation of submarine foundations for CIP’s Chang Fang and Xidao projects. In addition, Boskalis aims to expand in Taiwan’s emerging wind industry in the next five to 10 years. The construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2023, with the wind farms have a combined capacity of 600 megawatts.

Ireland rejects offshore exploration ban

The Government of Ireland decided not to proceed with the Climate Emergency Bill and allow oil and gas exploration to continue, which is an important step to ensure energy security and create jobs, according to the Irish Offshore Operators’ Association (IOOA).

Siemens Gamesa inks wind offshore MoU in Taiwan

Siemens Gamesa announced that it signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Formosa Plastics Corporation for offshore wind in Taiwan, today, July 5. The company noted that this follows a series of earlier agreements. 

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