The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway launched an investigation into a lifting incident on the Jotun B facility in the Norwegian North Sea, on 19 May 2018. An investigation team is about to start work on Jotun B this week. The team wants to clarify the course of events and identify the direct and underlying causes.
The offshore wind turbines off the coast of Aberdeen show a change in direction for the city, its energy mix and its offshore industry, the UK Chamber of Shipping said. The turbines are part of the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre, which is being installed in Aberdeen Bay.
Vattenfall released a video, depicting a time-lapse footage of the wind turbine installation at its European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre located just off the north east coast of Scotland in Aberdeen Bay. The European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre is Scotland’s largest offshore wind test and demonstration facility, being Scotland’s largest offshore wind test and demonstration facility which is being developed by Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm.
French energy major Total announced it will not be in a position to continue and take any further commitment related to the South Pars 11 project, following the US withdrawal from the JCPOA, re-imposing the US sanctions that were in force before the JCPOA’s implementation.
A discharge of synthetic based mud was reported from the Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit Transocean Barents on April 27. Drilling operations were suspended by Suncor Energy, to investigate the cause of the discharge, and now the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board began an investigation into the incident.
Statoil announced that it officially changed its name to Equinor on May 15. The annual general meeting of shareholders in Statoil approved the annual report and accounts for Statoil, including the new name for the company. As of 15 May, the company is using the new name, aiming to create internal alignment.
The 2018 acreage release includes 21 areas located across six sedimentary basins in Commonwealth waters offshore of Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria and the Ashmore and Cartier Islands. 16 areas are available for work program bidding and five areas for cash bidding. The areas are located in water depths of 15 to 4,534 metres, vary in size from 80 km² to 12,128 km² and also vary in level of existing geological knowledge.
The laying of the cable supplying Johan Sverdrup with power from shore started last week. This helps make the North Sea giant one of the oil and gas fields with the lowest CO2 emissions worldwide. The cable-laying vessel NKT Victoria began laying the cables that will supply the Johan Sverdrup field with power from shore.
The US Department of Defense released a report noting that the expansion of oil drilling in Gulf of Mexico would raise obstacles to the US military testing. This can be avoided if the Pentagon and other agencies develop rules to govern the work. A collaboration between the Department of Defense and Interior will ensure that military training and expanded American oil production can coexist.
MODEC, Mitsui & Co, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Marubeni and Mitsui E&S Holdings, agreed that Mitsui, MOL, Marubeni and Mitsui E&S will invest in a long-term charter business to provide a floating production, storage, and offloading system for use in the Mero field off the coast of Brazil. The FPSO will be chartered for 22 years.
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