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NTSB: Shell’s Poor Planning Caused 2012 Grounding of Kulluk Rig

  The National Transportation Safety Board has determined that inadequate planning by Shell ultimately led to the grounding of the the company’s Kulluk drilling rig in Alaska in 2012. The Shell owned ice-class mobile offshore drilling...Show More Summary

Mexico's Pemex Plagued By Deadly Offshore Explosions and Major Pipeline Spills

It's been a disastrous year for Pemex, the state-owned Mexican oil company at the center of the nation’s landmark energy reforms. In just over a month, Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) starred in three tragic incidents, two fatal.  Click here for reuse options! Tags: pemex mexican energy reform Mexico Abkatun Gulf of Mexico campeche

Bass Fishing: Find Summer Sweet Spots on Ledges

With many of the nation’s largemouth bass moving into their summer patterns, one of the most popular games will be the offshore ledges found throughout river system lakes, like those of the Tennessee River. Anywhere main lake and creek...Show More Summary

Bourbon Offshore: Kidnapped Crewmembers Released

French offshore services provide Bourbon Offshore has confirmed that three workers kidnapped from a crewboat off Nigeria last month have been released. The 3 Nigerian nationals were kidnapped April 8, [...] The post Bourbon Offshore: Kidnapped Crewmembers Released appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

QUICK NEWS, April 28: THE NEED FOR COMMUNITY SHARED SOLAR; FIRST U.S. OFFSHORE WIND PROJECT BEGINS CONSTRUCTION; $102 BIL ROBOT CAR MRKT BY 2030

THE NEED FOR COMMUNITY SHARED SOLAR NREL Report Estimates Market Potential of Shared Solar and Discusses Relevant Securities Regulations April 27, 2015 (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) “Analysis from the Energy Department's National...Show More Summary

Rhode Island’s First Woman Governor Breaks Ground On Nation’s First Offshore Wind Farm

How does one break ground on an offshore wind energy project? Rhode Island figured it out, and the tiny state gets the first offshore wind farm n the Rhode Island’s First Woman Governor Breaks Ground On Nation’s First Offshore Wind Farm...Show More Summary

First U.S. Offshore Wind Project Breaks Ground

Deepwater Wind employees assemble pieces of the Block Island Wind Farm in Rhode Island. Today, the U.S. took another big step in the transition beyond coal to a clean energy, as the nation's first offshore wind project broke ground. Block...Show More Summary

Abu Dhabi to Invest $25 Billion Offshore to 2020

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) plans to invest around US$25bn over the next five years in a bid to boost oil production from offshore fields.   The investment

What the BP Oil Disaster Tells Us About Arctic Drilling: Keep Out!

last monthNews : Newsweek: US

Five years ago today, an explosion on board the oil rig Deepwater Horizon killed 11 men and unleashed one of the largest and costliest offshore oil disaster this nation has ever experienced. By the end of 2014, BP, the company primarily...Show More Summary

Drydocks World Completes NDC Rig Repair

Drydocks World informs it has completed a refurbishment project on the National Drilling Company’s (NDC) offshore drilling Rig Beynouna.   Drydocks World’s rig

5 years after BP spill, industry touts ability to respond

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Oil companies say they can clean up offshore spills far faster today than five years ago when BP’s Macondo well blew out 45 miles off the coast of Louisiana, spawning the nation’s worst offshore oil spill. It took BP and the industry’s best containment technology 87 days to contain the deep-water [...]

Asian Solar, European Offshore Wind Drives 2014 Renewable Growth

Investment in renewable energy grew 17 percent in 2014 to $270 billion, just 3 percent below the all-time record of nearly $279 billion in 2011, according to a new report from the United Nations Environment Program and Bloomberg New Energy Finance. read more

Keppel FELS Delivers 11th Jackup to Mexico

Keppel FELS Limited (Keppel FELS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), has delivered a KFELS B Class jackup rig to Mexican national oil company,

Grand Cancun eco island cleans up the ocean while generating renewable energy

The entire surface of the offshore platform will be covered in solar panels that will provide energy for both Grand Cancun and the main city's national grid. Vertical wind turbines and underwater tidal wave energy collectors will produce even more clean energy.

Iran Has a Little Surprise for Oil Market That’s Ready to Ship

2 months agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

Lifting oil sanctions on Iran could hit global markets long before the nation starts pumping more crude. The post Iran Has a Little Surprise for Oil Market That’s Ready to Ship appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Offshore Wind: 'Steel in the Water This Summer'; Solar: 'Order of Magnitude Growth' Over Past Decade

Advanced energy expanded to become a nearly $1.3 trillion global energy industry, and it is still growing very rapidly. In fact, in the United States, the advanced energy industry grew five times as fast as did the national economy overall. read more

Wärtsilä Wins Jack-up Barges Contract

Wärtsilä integrated solution selected for new offshore jack-up barges   Two new jack-up barges ordered by the National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC),

Did Ireland’s 12.5 Percent Corporate Tax Rate Create the Celtic Tiger?

Offshore banking and tax haven expert Nicholas Shaxson has launched a new blog, Fools' Gold, to look at issues of ‘competitiveness’ and so-called ‘competition’ between nations. We've often taken issue with that policy goal, since it gives precedence to crushing labor as a way of lowering product prices to stoke exports. Show More Summary

The land grabbers of the Nacala Corridor

3 months agoIndustries / Agriculture : Grain

A new report by Mozambique's National Farmers' Union (UNAC) and GRAIN shows there is a colonial-style scramble for Africa's farm lands under way. Politically-connected companies based in offshore tax havens have grabbed hundreds of thousands of hectares of farmland from peasants in Mozambique.

NOIA: Don’t Freeze US Opportunity with Arctic Regulations

National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) President Randall Luthi issued a statement in response to the Obama Administration’s proposed Arctic Regulations on offshore oil and gas production,

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