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Long-term Charters for Østensjø Rederi Offshore Vessel Trio

Feb 09, 2021

Norwegian offshore vessel provider Østensjø Rederi has signed long-term contracts for three of its offshore vessels.The new contracts for the Edda Fauna and Edda Flora vessels, signed with subsea services company DeepOcean, will begin in the…

Kongsberg Digital's Remote DP Training Approved by The Nautical Institute

Feb 01, 2021

A remote simulation solution for Dynamic Positioning (DP) Induction Courses developed by Kongsberg Digital (KDI) to support training centers worldwide during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns has been approved by The Nautical Institute.Since the start of the pandemic…

Output Shut at North Sea Platform Due to Covid Outbreak

Jan 22, 2021

A Covid 19 outbreak on Ithaca Energy's FPF-1 platform in the UK North Sea has forced the oil and gas company to shut down production. In total, four crew members from the offshore production platform have tested positive and have been sent ashore…

UK: OGA to Take 'Blended Approach' with License Change Requests

Jan 13, 2021

The UK Oil and Gas Authority said Wednesday to would take a 'blended approach' when it comes to the companies' compliance with oil and gas license timelines, in the wake of the pandemic.The regulator had back in March 2020 said it would seek…

Puradigm Technology for COVID-19 Mitigation on Rigs & Ships

Dec 24, 2020

In the quest to mitigate the threat of COVID-19 on offshore rigs and ships, Mako Industries sells and installs a new technology – Puradigm – which offers promise.

Angola: Sonangol to Accelerate Asset Sales, Reform Despite COVID-19

Dec 03, 2020

Angola’s state oil giant Sonangol will next year accelerate reforms and efforts to raise revenue after the pandemic drained investor interest in an asset sale that has so far netted only around $60 million, its CEO told Reuters in a rare interview…

Bahamas Petroleum: Virus Mitigation Measures Lift Costs of Perseverance #1 Drilling

Nov 27, 2020

Bahamas Petroleum Company (BPC), an oil and gas firm which is gearing up to spud its first well offshore the Bahamas next month, has raised the cost estimates for the drilling operation, citing COVID-19 mitigation measures.As previously reported…

Bumi Armada Declares 'Force Majeure' on ONGC FPSO Deal as Virus Hits Construction Schedule

Nov 19, 2020

Malaysian FPSO contractor Bumi Armada has declared a 'force majeure' event related to the FPSO contract it has with India's ONGC, citing the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the FPSO construction schedule.ONGC, in a joint venture with Shapoorji Pallonji…

Equinor: Oil Demand to Peak Earlier Than Previously Thought Due to Virus

Nov 17, 2020

Oil firm Equinor expects global oil demand to peak by around 2027-2028, two-free years earlier than the company previously saw, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, it said on Tuesday.There is no agreement on when oil demand could peak, but…

ABS Launches Infectious Disease Mitigation Notation

Nov 10, 2020

A new notation and new guidance launched by ABS amid the COVID-19 pandemic aims to help marine and offshore operators reduce transmission of disease, the classification society said Tuesday.The ABS Guide for Mitigation of Infectious Disease…

Class Societies Help Navigate Offshore Sector’s Coronavirus Challenge

Oct 30, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis has created an unprecedented challenge to the offshore sector, one that is truly global in impact but with a shifting picture in different regions, from recovery in some to the threat of a second wave in others. According to Bureau Veritas’ Dawn Robertson…

54 North Sea Oil Workers Isolating Over Possible COVID-19 Exposure in Helicopters

Oct 17, 2020

North Sea oil and gas operator Taqa has asked 54 offshore workers to self-isolate for precaution after, during shared helicopter flights, they got into contact with seven Brae platforms workers who later tested positive for Covid 19.In a statement sent to Offshore Engineer…

Norway: Offshore Projects See Delays, Rise in Costs on Weak NOK, Virus

Oct 07, 2020

Equinor, Norway's largest oil company, said Tuesday that the Covid-19 pandemic and weakened Norwegian krone have negatively impacted some of its offshore development projects in Norway, however, the company said that its 'combined project portfolio is still very resilient…

Canada's Husky Energy to 'Review' West White Rose Offshore Project. "Difficult decision," CEO Says

Sep 09, 2020

Canadian oil and gas company Husky Energy said Wednesday it would put under 'a review' its West White Rose offshore oil project in Canada's Atlantic region, citing delays due to the suspension of all works on the project earlier this year due to the global pandemic…

OCIMF Extends Remote Inspection Option for Offshore Vessels

Sep 02, 2020

From today, the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) is including a remote vessel inspection option as a temporary tool within its Offshore Vessel Inspection Database (OVID), the inspection protocol for offshore vessels. The option…

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