UK seabed’s manager, The Crown Estate, announced that it will launch a second phase of engagement with the market and stakeholders regarding a new offshore wind leasing, after a positive market response to its first proposals. Round 4 could be launched in the beginning of 2019.
Offshore oil and gas operators in the Gulf of Mexico are continuing normal operations after the Hurricane Michael. Namely, personnel have returned to all of the 687 manned platforms in the Gulf of Mexico, as well as to all of the previously-evacuated non-dynamically positioned rigs.
British oil major Shell, through its affiliate Shell Overseas Holdings Limited, has reached an agreement with publicly listed Norwegian Energy Company ASA (Noreco), to sell its shares in Shell Olie-og Gasudvinding Danmark B.V. (SOGU) for a consideration amount of $1.9 billion.
Norwegian companies Nordlaks and NSK Ship Design have cooperated on a project that could be the beginning of a sustainable revolution in the fish farming industry. If the project is completed as it has been designed, it will result in the creation of the longest ship in the world.
According to Wood Mackenzie Asia-Pacific’s oil and gas sector is ready for recovery during the next 12 months, as increasing demand, stronger commodity prices and an increase in M&A activity bring more confidence to the region. 2018 has showed a big growth in new upstream project investments as well.
Engineers at MIT have created an algorithm that presents the types of extreme events that are likely to take place in a complex system, such as an ocean environment, where waves of various magnitudes, lengths, and heights can create pressure on a ship or offshore platform. The researchers can simulate the forces that extreme events can generate on a structure.
The BorWin gamma topside has been successfully installed on its jacket foundation in the German North Sea. The giant float-over installation procedure was safely completed on October 11. The platform will supply more than one million German households with clean electricity from wind power.
On 14 October, the Oseberg Vestflanken 2 field in the North Sea came on stream. Remotely-operated from the Oseberg field centre, the new Oseberg H platform is the first unmanned platform on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, with recoverable resources at 110 million barrels.
The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Hurricane Response Team is monitoring offshore oil and gas operators in the Gulf of Mexico after the evacuations of platforms and rigs following the landfall of Hurricane Michael. 59 of the 687 manned platforms in the Gulf of Mexico have been evacuated.
Liberian registry announced that it has established its Offshore and Gas Technology Department. This department aims to strengthen Liberia’s presence in the offshore and gas sectors. The department includes Technical, Safety, and Registrations personnel and capabilities.
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