First commercial-scale UMACK anchor hits seabed off Portugal ahead of wave device installation

CorPower Ocean, Maersk Supply Service, and Dieseko have installed the first commercial-scale UMACK anchor to support the HiWave-5 wave energy demonstration project. The novel anchor has been installed 4 kilometers off the coast of Aguçadoura, in northern Portugal, where it will be used to anchor the CorPower C4 wave energy converter, as part of the company’s... Continue Reading →

TotalEnergies Extends Suriname Rig Contract

TotalEnergies E&P Suriname has exercised an option to add the drilling of one additional well in Block 58 offshore Suriname to its contract for the Maersk Drilling's Maersk Valiant drillship.  The contract extension is expected to start in January 2023, in direct continuation of the rig’s current work scope, with an estimated duration of 100... Continue Reading →

Evolving South American, Caribbean alliances can help alleviate the global energy conundrum

(OM) The global energy market continues to shift dynamically, from being oversupplied in 2020 to presently having a deficit, a trend which has been exacerbated by the ongoing Russian-Ukrainian conflict. Additionally, years of underinvestment in hydrocarbon projects has only amplified this deficit. The result: elevating the stature of nations with hydrocarbon reserves that can be... Continue Reading →

Petronas hails Suriname oil discovery

US operator Apache has discovered light oil with its Baja-1 wildcat in deep-water Block 53 offshore Suriname and is working to firm up the potential of the resource. The US independent and partners Petronas of Malaysia and Spain’s Cepsa drilled the Baja-1 exploration well to a total depth of 5290 metres from a water depth... Continue Reading →

Shell, Raízen, Hytron, USP and SENAI form a partnership to convert ethanol into renewable hydrogen

(TN) Shell Brasil, Raízen, Hytron, University of São Paulo (USP) and SENAI CETIQT signed a cooperation agreement for the development of plants for the production of renewable hydrogen (H2) from ethanol. The partnership focuses on validating the technology through the construction of two plants sized to produce 5 kg/h of hydrogen and, later, the implementation... Continue Reading →

APA drilling more prospects offshore Suriname

(OM)  APA Corp. has issued a brief update on its offshore E&P operations in its latest results statement. The company and partner/operator TotalEnergies plan further appraisal of the Krabdagu Field offshore Suriname after completing two flow tests on the discovery well. APA and its partners are drilling further on exploration wells on Block 58 (Dikkop) and... Continue Reading →

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