Eleven million people are working in renewable energy worldwide in 2018 according to the latest analysis by the International Renewable Energy Agency. This compares with 10.3 million in 2017. Offshore wind could be an especially attractive option for leveraging domestic capacity and exploiting synergies with the oil and gas industry.
Tidal energy specialist Sustainable Marine Energy Ltd, the Scottish University of Dundee, the marine equipment supplier Gael Force Group; and the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) are exploring the development of a ‘groutless’ anchoring technology for the aquaculture industry.
Ahead of House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources hearing, NOIA President Randall Luthi submitted a letter saying that the offshore wind energy boom in the US will need a skilled workforce trained and capable of operating in the unique offshore environment.
Fire took place at the SPD9 platform, in the South Pars gas field, on June 12. About 14 people were working at the platform the moment of the fire, and after the explosion they were transported to Asaluyeh, Southern Province of Bushehr, by helicopter. No casualties were reported, while the fire has now been contained.
As part of their efforts to advance innovation and development on the field of CO2 storage, Norwegian oil company Equinor and its partners will disclose datasets from the Sleipner field; the world’s first offshore Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) plant.
Reliance Industries Limited and BP announced the sanction of the MJ project in Block KG D6, offshore the east coast of India. MJ is the third of three new projects in the Block KG D6 and its approval comes after sanctions for the development of ‘R-Series’ deep-water gas field in June 2017 and for the Satellites cluster in April 2018.
The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator has launched a competition to boost the development of technologies with the possibility to reduce vessel emissions and fuel consumption. Up to £100,000 in funding will be awarded to the winning technologies, from an overall funding pot of £300,000, to support technology development or showcase.
On Tuesday, a coalition of environmental groups filed a lawsuit regarding the US Interior Department’s decision to ease safety rules put in place by the Obama administration in the aftermath of the fatal 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Subsurface Imaging, part of CGG’s Geoscience division, has been awarded a contract by Equinor to process seismic data from the Johan Sverdrup Permanent Reservoir Monitoring system in the North Sea. A team of CGG processing experts, cooperating with Equinor, will deliver time-lapse 4D images to the Johan Sverdrup asset team within days of acquisition.
Oceaneering International announced that it has secured a contract to carry out the first-ever deepwater Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) survey in Mexican waters. BHP will conduct the geophysical survey. BHP will carry out the geophysical survey at its Trion development, and currently, work is underway and will continue for around 45 days.
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