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NOIA: Biden amid must accelerate offshore oil and gas program development

National Ocean Industries Association President Erik Milito said Interior has had 16 months to fulfill its statutory obligation to develop and maintain an offshore oil and gas leasing program and it has failed.

Subsea technology: Achieving a 99% repurpose and recycle rate during decommissioning

Stuart Nelson

Over the past decade, a subsea provider has been growing its decommissioning capabilities across the North Sea. In a project for Repsol Sinopec Resources, it achieved a 99% repurpose/recycle rate.

Persian Gulf’s smallest oil producer looks to gas imports to meet demand

The smallest oil producer in the Persian Gulf is turning to natural gas imports to meet rising energy demand as production from its own deposits slips.

Shell joins Exxon with $1 billion Brazil exploration setback

Expensive offshore exploration setbacks for international oil majors including Shell Plc and Exxon Mobil Corp. are throwing cold water on their plans to turn Brazil into a profit center.

UK North Sea eyes chance of revival in energy crisis

The U.K. got less than a quarter of its oil supplies from its own fields last year, compared with about 9% from Russia. And domestic output is dropping fast — down by 10% in the first quarter from a year earlier after companies cut investment or spent their cash elsewhere.

TotalEnergies, Ørsted partner to participate in Dutch offshore wind tenders

TotalEnergies and Ørsted have joined forces to jointly submit bids for the two Dutch offshore wind tenders Holland Coast West with the aim to achieve net positive impact on biodiversity and the Dutch energy system.

North Sea Transition Authority publishes Corporate Plan for next five years

The North Sea Transition Authority, formerly known as the UK Oil & Gas Authority, published its Corporate Plan outlining how it will support the industry for the next five years.

TotalEnergies wins maritime lease to develop wind farm offshore North Carolina

Located 20 nautical miles (37 km) from the coast, the lease covers a 120 square nautical miles area (222 sq km) that will generate a capacity of more than 1 GW, enough to provide power to more than 300,000 homes.

Carolina Long Bay shows growing demand for offshore wind

A wind energy auction lease sale drew competitive winning bids from two companies - TotalEnergies Renewables USA and Duke Energy Renewables Wind - totaling approximately $315 million.

UK Continental Shelf oil and gas mediation pilot program extended

The program was first launched in 2020 to test the extent to which mediation can resolve certain disputes between oil and gas licensees, operators and infrastructure owners in the UK Continental Shelf.

Offshore Energies UK: Energy Bill must focus on building the investor confidence

Responding to the Queens’s speech, Offshore Energies UK said the proposed Energy Bill must create the predictability needed to attract the long-term investment crucial to boosting the nation’s energy security.

Equinor raises $1 billion selling North Sea fields as oil surges

Equinor ASA sold assets in the North Sea for $1 billion as it seeks to benefit from high oil prices and redirect proceeds to other core businesses.

OTC 2022: Conference demonstrated recovery from pandemic, showcased the “Energy Evolution”

Offshore energy professionals from around the world convened at the 2022 Offshore Technology Conference to discuss the latest advancements in the offshore oil and gas industry, while touting the role that the offshore energy industry plays within the energy transition.

OTC 2022: Department of Energy to boost investment in U.S. offshore wind development

The U.S. Department of Energy is actively aligning funds and programs to further support the thriving offshore wind industry, specifically projects in the US Gulf of Mexico and Central Atlantic.

OTC 2022: Critical role of deep water in the energy mix

Energy demand is expected to increase, and deepwater oil and gas will play a critical role in the energy mix in the future, ExxonMobil Vice President of Deepwater Jeff Weidner said during an executive dialogue.

Senate, House Democrats show why Gulf of Mexico oil & gas is a bipartisan endeavor

Wednesday, the Senate approved language calling for Senate negotiators to support the issuance of a new Five Year Program for offshore oil and gas leasing as soon as possible and that the new program should include at least two area-wide lease sales per year.

OTC 2022: Industry group tackles safety and risk management issues of aging FPSO fleet

Concerned about the growing safety risk posed by corrosion and other structural integrity issues associated with the global floating production fleet, American Bureau of Shipping pulled together an industry working group 18 months ago.

OTC 2022: An evolving energy company–how CCS fits

Talos has taken a leadership role in the developing market for global emissions reductions, but additional CCS capacity is required to meet global emissions reductions and climate objectives.

TechnipFMC get approval to procced with Yellowtail Development offshore Guyana

TechnipFMC has been awarded an additional contract and received notice to proceed by ExxonMobil affiliate Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited for its Yellowtail development in the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana.

OTC 2022: Reaching net zero will require more investment in oil, gas and renewables

The pandemic had a unique impact on the energy industry and will pave the path of the energy transition on its way to net zero emissions, Society of Petroleum Engineers President Kamel Ben-Naceur said during a keynote presentation at OTC.

OTC 2022: Enroute to transition, BP expects GOM hydrocarbons to remain vital

Major operator bp expects its properties in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico to remain a key part of its portfolio over the next decade, even as other upstream operations are discarded in the transition to alternative energy forms.