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QatarEnergy Announces New LNG Expansion Project

QatarEnergy has announced that it is proceeding with a new LNG expansion project, the “North Field West” project, to further raise the State of Qatar’s LNG production capacity to 142 million tons per annum (MTPA) before the end of this decade, representing an increase of almost 85% from current production levels.

QatarEnergy Announces New LNG Expansion Project

Helix Secures Deepwater Well Intervention Contract Offshore Nigeria

Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. has secured a deepwater well intervention contract award by Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria (Deepwater) Ltd.(“Esso”). The project, located offshore Nigeria in the Erha and Usan fields, is expected to commence in September 2024 with the vessel expected to be in Nigeria into 2025. The fields are located approximately 97 km offshore of Nigeria in water depths ranging from 700 m to 1,500 m.

Helix Secures Deepwater Well Intervention Contract Offshore Nigeria

FPSO Marechal Duque de Caxias on Course to Petrobas’ Mero Field

The platform ship Marechal Duque de Caxias left on February 24, 2024, from Yantai, China, heading to the Mero field, operated by Petrobras, in the pre-salt of the Santos Basin. The platform will come into operation from September this year and has the capacity to produce up to 180 thousand barrels of oil and compress up to 12 million cubic meters of gas, daily.

FPSO Marechal Duque de Caxias on Course to Petrobas’ Mero Field

BOEM Approves Construction and Operations Plan for Empire Wind’s Offshore Wind Project

In support of the Biden-Harris administration’s goal of deploying 30 gigawatts of offshore wind energy capacity by 2030, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced its approval of Empire Wind’s Construction and Operations Plan (COP), which authorizes construction and operation of the wind energy project offshore. This is the project’s final approval from BOEM, following the agency’s Record of Decision approving the project in November 2023.

BOEM Approves Construction and Operations Plan for Empire Wind’s Offshore Wind Project

A Call to Action for the Offshore Wind Industry

The offshore wind industry knows it can do better. While its potential is undeniable, challenges remain and acknowledging its shortcomings is crucial for progress. Oceanology International 2024 aims to confront these challenges with a unique series of interactive sessions, “Offshore Wind: We Know it's not Working as Well as it Could be... So Why aren't we Changing?”

A Call to Action for the Offshore Wind Industry

FPSO ONE GUYANA Built for ExxonMobil Oil Project Successfully Leaves Drydock

SBM Offshore’s fourth unit destined for Guyana—the FPSO ONE GUYANA—recently successfully left drydock and has now moved along quayside at the Seatrium yard in Singapore. Joining her soon will be three topsides modules, completed at SBM’s JV partner yard QMW in China, which are currently in transit. As construction continues, the project team is preparing for installation and integration of the topsides’ modules at quayside.

FPSO ONE GUYANA Built for ExxonMobil Oil Project Successfully Leaves Drydock

BSEE Leaders Tour Control Centers for First Commercial-Scale Offshore Wind Projects in Federal Waters

As part of the Bureau’s role in overseeing the growing US offshore wind industry, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Director Kevin Sligh traveled to New England on Wednesday for a tour of the nation’s first offshore control and marine coordination centers. The centers will support Vineyard Wind 1 and South Fork Wind, the nation’s first two commercial-scale offshore wind projects in federal waters. BSEE Deputy Director Paul Huang, Renewable Energy and Regulatory Compliance Program Director Michaela Noble, and Renewable Energy Operations Director Cheri Hunter accompanied Director Sligh.

BSEE Leaders Tour Control Centers for First Commercial-Scale Offshore Wind Projects in Federal Waters
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