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UK: Offshore Drilling Crews Call Off Strike, Accept 10% Pay Increase

Oct 26, 2022

More than 450 offshore drilling and drilling maintenance workers covered by the United Kingdom Drilling Contractors Association (UKDCA) have accepted an improved offer of 10% on their rates of pay back dated to June 1, 2022, Unite the union said Wednesday.Sharon Graham, Unite general secretary said: “By standing together, Unite's members covered by UKDCA have an improved offer that they are willing to accept…

UK: Unite Ballots Offshore Drilling Crews on Strike Action

Aug 24, 2022

UK's workers' union Unite said Monday it would ballot over 300 offshore drilling and contract maintenance workers covered by the United Kingdom Drilling Contractors Association (UKDCA) on strike action.The ballot, which opened Monday and closes on September 27…

Vattenfall Taps Aberdeen-based Engineering Firm for Offshore Wind Service Work

Aug 09, 2022

Aberdeen-based PD&MS Group has won a three-year operations and maintenance (O&M) contract with Vattenfall to support its offshore wind farms in Europe.The contract, of an undisclosed sum, will see the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) specialist providing support…

TotalEnergies Hails French Floating Pre-Selection

Aug 04, 2022

A consortium of TotalEnergies, Corio Generation and Qair has been pre-selected by the French Directorate General for Energy and Climate (DGEC) to participate in a competitive tender to develop two floating windfarms in the Mediterranean Sea…

Siemens Energy Wins Its Largest Offshore Grid Connection Deal Ever

Jul 22, 2022

Siemens Energy has won what it says is the largest offshore grid connection order in the company's history. The order, made by Amprion Offshore, will see Siemens Energy supply two offshore wind power converter platforms at sea DolWin4 and BorWin4…

Shell's Edinburgh Offshore Well Comes Up Dry

Jul 08, 2022

Shell's Edinburgh exploration well (30/14a-5) drilled in offshore UK license P255 has failed to encounter commercial quantities of hydrocarbons and is being plugged and abandoned.The news was shared by DNO, the Norwegian oil and gas company…

UK PM Johnson Has 'Insatiable Desire' to Expand Wind Power Production

Mar 31, 2022

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has an “insatiable desire” to expand energy production from wind, a spokesperson for his Downing Street office said on Thursday.Johnson chaired a roundtable of industry leaders from the wind sector, telling…

Australia's Macquarie to Launch Offshore Wind Power Business

Mar 03, 2022

Australian financial conglomerate Macquarie Group's green investment unit said on Thursday it would launch an offshore wind energy business, with operations set to start in April.The new business, Corio Generation, will be part of Macquarie's…

Norwegian Competition Watchdog Clears Maersk Drilling/Noble Corp. Merger

Jan 17, 2022

The Norwegian Competition Authority has given its approval to the proposed merger between offshore drilling contractors Maersk Drilling and Noble Corporation.Denmark's Maersk Drilling and U.S. rival Noble Corp announced the proposed $3.4 billion…

Seacat Catamaran Nets O&M Charter at Moray East Offshore Wind Farm

Dec 16, 2021

UK-based crew transfer vessel operator Seacat Services said Thursday it had signed a long-term charter for catamaran Seacat Weatherly with Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) Limited.Seacat Weatherly has already started its assignments earlier this…

Brent Crude Prices Hits Highest Since October 2018

Oct 25, 2021

Oil prices extended pre-weekend gains on Monday to hit multi-year highs, lifted by tight global supply and strengthening fuel demand in the United States and beyond as economies recover from pandemic-induced slumps.Brent crude futures rose by 97 cents…

JPMorgan to Buy Controlling Stake in Falck Renewables for $1.8B

Oct 20, 2021

Italy's Falck family will sell its controlling stake in Falck Renewables to a JPMorgan-owned infrastructure fund for 1.5 billion euros ($1.8 bln), the company said on Wednesday.Under the agreement, Infrastructure Investment Fund (IIF), which is run by JP Morgan Investment Management…

McCarthy Joins EnerMech as Strategic Proposals Director

Aug 04, 2021

EnerMech announced that Daniel McCarthy has joined the company as its strategic proposals director to help accelerate its planned growth across the business.McCarthy started his 18-year career in the oil and gas, engineering and construction sector at Kentz…

Chevron Appoints Bonner as Vice President

Aug 02, 2021

Chevron Corporation announced on Monday it has appointed Eimear Bonner as vice president, reporting to chairman and CEO Michael Wirth, effective August 2. Bonner will also continue as president, Chevron Technical Center, and chief technology officer…

DNO Names Spencer as New COO

Jul 12, 2021

DNO ASA, a Norwegian oil and gas firm focused on the Middle East and the North Sea, has appointed a new Chief Operating Officer.The company said Monday Chris Spencer would be appointed COO, effective immediately. Spencer joined the Company in…

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