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Equinor’s terminal damaged by Hurricane Dorian, crew safe

Equinor released a statement informing that its oil storage terminal in the Bahamas has been damaged by the Hurricane Dorian that hit the area. According to the statement, all crew had already evacuated the terminal and are safe.

Snefrid Nord gas field sets new depth record

Equinor and partners announced that the production on the Snefrid Nord gas field commenced on September 1, following the first discovery tied back to the Norwegian Sea Aasta Hansteen field. The production sets a new depth record on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS). 

Global wind turbine order intake sees 111% rise

Global wind turbine order intake increased 111% year-on-year (YoY), overtaking the previous record set in Q4 2018 by 13.2GW, according to energy consultant Wood Mackenzie. Developers globally ordered a record 31GW of wind turbine capacity in Q2 2019.

Oil & Gas UK positive on a net zero future

Oil & Gas UK published its ‘2019 Economic Report Roadmap to 2035: A Blueprint for net-zero’ which highlights the industry’s positivity to move towards a net-zero future. The report presents the increasing demand for energy in an expanding global economy.

New AI engine to detect blade damage of wind turbines

Swiss UAV technology company Sulzer Schmid and artificial intelligence specialist NNAISENSE teamed up to develop an artificial intelligence engine to automatically detect rotor blade damages on wind turbine. The initial version will be able to flag all areas of concern on any given damaged blade.

38 new UK offshore projects could be sanctioned by 2022

A new wave of UK field development projects are to be sanctioned towards 2022, poising the UK offshore scene for a timely comeback, according to energy research firm Rystad Energy. It forecasts that FIDs could be reached on as many as 38 new UK offshore projects over the next three years.

Norway gives consent for start-up of giant field

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted its consent for start-up of the Johan Sverdrup field in the North Sea. The field is expected to produce oil for the next 40 years. Operator Equinor plans to start sometime this autumn for the first phase of the field development. Construction phase two is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2022.

Maersk Decom to manage Thames field decommissioning

Maersk Decom announced that together with Maersk Supply Service, will be project managing the removal, recycling and waste management of subsea infrastructure for Perenco’s Thames field in the UK North Sea. The project regards the cut and recovery of wellheads and wellhead protection structures, as well as end-to-end recycling and waste management.

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