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Floating Production – A Growing Segment in Transition

The FPSO offshore floating platform for oil production off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada. The structure is designed for ice conditions and deep wells. See Less
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The specialized deepwater oil & gas and floating offshore wind segments will share many of the same stakeholders and supply chains, competing for increasingly scarce resources.To receive a full version of Inteletus analysis, click hereThe established floating production segment is forecast to experience continued growth through this decade…

deugro Completes Heavy Lift Move for FPSO Project in China

Roll-on operation of CO2 Removal System of 15.8 X 13.2 X 17.2 meters at COSCO Shipyard Qidong, China. Image courtesy deugro

deugro reports that it has delivered a 15.8 x 13.2 x 17.2-m, 392-metric ton CO2 removal system from Rizhao to the COSCO Shipyard Qidong, China.The journey began in Rizhao, China and concluded at the COSCO Shipyard Qidong, spanning a domestic inland road journey of 10km and a barge journey of two days. After the cargo arrived at the port…

Fincantieri Set to Acquire Remazel Engineering

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Fincantieri has set the main terms and conditions for the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Remazel Engineering S.p.A. from Advanced Technology Industrial Group S.A. Remazel is a leader specialized in the design and supply of highly customized and complex topside equipment.The transaction enables Fincantieri to acquire highly specialized capabilities in the design and supply of cutting-edge top side equipment…

MODEC’s FPSO Anita Garibaldi MV33 Achieves First Oil in Brazil

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Japan's MODEC said its FPSO Anita Garibaldi MV33 has achieved first oil production for Petrobras at the Marlim field in the Campos Basin off the coast of Brazil.The FPSO is leased on a 25-year time charter contract to the state-owned Brazilian energy company—one of MODEC's longest charters to date.The FPSO is the 16th FPSO/FSO vessel that MODEC has delivered to the Brazilian oil and gas sector.

Guyana's Oil Exports Double, with Europe Taking Half of Cargoes

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Guyana's oil exports jumped 164% last year, boosted by growing output and demand for the newest Latin American oil producer's light sweet crudes, particularly in Europe, where thirsty refiners ramped up imports to replace Russian supplies.Since a consortium led by Exxon Mobil began pumping in late 2019, Guyana's shipments have soared, bringing the South American nation's oil export income to $1.1 billion last year…

The Top 10 Offshore Wind Energy Trends to Watch in 2023

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The drivers for global offshore wind growth look good for 2023. Global offshore wind is forecast to grow from over 60 GW at the end of 2022 to 240 GW by 2030 and over 410 GW by 2035. But the sunny outlook must be balanced with some building dark clouds. As we prepare for the new year, let us look at ten factors that will shape the offshore wind sector in 2023.1.

Demand Grows for OSVs in the Offshore Floating Production and Storage Energy Sector

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Over the last year we have seen an upswing in floating production and storage systems ordering after many years of low activity. According to our colleagues at World Energy Reports, “The global oil and natural gas markets are contending with rebounding energy demand on top of supply disruptions from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. As a result…

China’s 2021 Crude Oil Imports Down 5.7% - BIMCO

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Chinese crude oil imports fell year-on-year in June and July, ending a streak of five months of accumulated year-on-year growth. After the first seven months of 2021, China’s crude oil imports are down 5.7% compared with the same period last year. January to July imports stood at 301.9m tons, an 18.1m tons decline from January to July…

Methane Emission Reduction takes Center Stage of UN GHG Report

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In four decades of climate negotiations, the world has focused intensely and exclusively on the most abundant climate-warming gas: carbon dioxide. This year, scientists are urging a focus on another potent greenhouse gas – methane – as the planet's best hope for staving off catastrophic global warming.Countries must make "strong, rapid…

Petrobras Post Strong Results as Crude Rises, Gas Strengthen

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Brazil's Petrobras beat second quarter profit estimates on Wednesday, as higher Brent prices, strong natural gas sales and relatively controlled expenses boosted the company's bottom line.In an evening securities filing, Petroleo Brasileiro SA , as the company is formally known, reported a quarterly net income of 42.855 billion reais ($8.29 billion)…

Surge of Coronavirus in India Dents Bullish Crude Case

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The problem for crude oil market bulls is that every time they think they have built up steam, something comes along to knock the momentum off track.The coronavirus surge in India and the imposition of states of emergency in populated parts of Japan, including Tokyo and Osaka, to deal with rising infections from the pandemic are the latest…

Inside the Red-Hot Offshore Wind Energy Market

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As the traditional offshore oil and gas markets continue to struggle, the renewable offshore wind market is hot and getting hotter.As the cumulative maritime, offshore, port and logistics marketplace gears up for offshore wind energy on a huge scale, World Energy Reports (WER), in its report “2021 The Year When Offshore Wind Takes Off in the United States,” shows the anticipated growth trajectory.

Brazil: Petrobras receives $45M in Vitol Corruption Settlement

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Brazilian state-run oil company Petrobras said that it had received 232.6 million reais ($44.65 million) on Tuesday in a settlement with Swiss energy trading firm Vitol, which was implicated in a sprawling national corruption probe.Petroleo Brasileiro SA, as Petrobras is formally known, said in a securities filing that the settlement was…

Robotics: Autobots Transform in the Offshore Energy Sector

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Robots and robotics have slowly been entering our lives, in various shapes and forms (and fictional characters), from self-driving household vacuum cleaners to highly automated manufacturing systems. Now they’re heading for the offshore world – in just as many shapes and forms.There could be a lot to gain from robotics, but platforms and…

Opedal Tapped for Top Spot at Equinor

Anders Opedal, next CEO of Equinor. (Photo: Ole Jørgen Bratland)

The Equinor Board of Directors appointed Anders Opedal as its new president and CEO starting November 2, 2020. Eldar Sætre will retire after six years as CEO and more than 40 years in the company.Opedal ascends to the top spot coming from the position as Executive Vice President Technology, Projects and Drilling. He joined Equinor as a petroleum engineer in 1997…

Webinar: Floating Production Forecasts & Analysis

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A free webinar will deliver latest forecasts and market intelligence for the global floating production industry, offering insider access to business and investment opportunities in the deepwater sector.Floating Production Systems: 2020 Forecasts & Analysis, presented by ABS and World Energy Reports, will be held July 29, 2020, 11 a.m. (EDT).

Coronavirus Outbreaks Hit Petrobras' Quarterly Output

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Coronavirus outbreaks at a number of platforms operated by Brazil's Petrobras hit production in the second quarter, the company said on Tuesday, though the firm indicated output may improve in certain regions.In a securities filing, Petroleo Brasileiro SA, as the state-controlled company is formally known, said it produced 2.802 million barrels of oil equivalent per day (boepd) in the second quarter.

Webinar: Floating Production Forecasts & Analysis

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A free webinar will deliver latest forecasts and market intelligence for the global floating production industry, offering insider access to business and investment opportunities in the deepwater sector.Floating Production Systems: 2020 Forecasts & Analysis, presented by ABS and World Energy Reports, will be held July 29, 2020, 11 a.m. (EDT).

Shell to Write Down $22B in Wake of Coronavirus

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Royal Dutch Shell said on Tuesday it would write off assets worth up to $22 billion after the coronavirus crisis knocked oil and gas demand and weakened the energy price outlook.The impairments follow the Anglo-Dutch company's decision to shift from fossil fuel and reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050, as laid out by…

Petrobras Sees No Need to Cut Oil Production

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Brazil's state-run Petrobras sees no need for cuts in oil production, executives say, as the market for its crude remains robust in China, while domestic demand for fuel picks up amid social distancing fatigue in Latin America's largest economy.On a Friday earnings call with analysts, executives credited the company's strong relationship with independent refineries in China's Shandong Province…