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Senate decries foreign dominance in Nigeria’s diving sector

Mr Folarin said the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development Act 2010, provided that 70 per cent of divers in offshore energy projects must be Nigerian The Senate on Thursday decried the dominance of foreign operators in the employment...

Developing Command and Control for Unmanned Vessels

Norway is taking the helm to develop technology that will be used to send unmanned vessels to sea on assignments without a crew on board. The researchers face some daunting challenges, such as determining what kind of control systems are...
Hyperbaric Medical Society, NIMR to Conduct Study on Aftermath of COVID-19 Infection on Underwater Divers

Hyperbaric Medical Society, NIMR to Conduct Study on Aftermath of COVID-19 Infection on Underwater...

The Hyperbaric Medical Practitioners Society of Nigeria (HMPSN) on Wednesday disclosed plans to partner with the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research  (NIMR) in a study that will determine the lung function of underwater divers who have survived COVID-19. President of the group, Dr Kayode Ogunleye...

Panic as Singapore quarantines bunker tanker after COVID-19 outbreak

Singapore has put the bunker tanker New Ocean 6, operated by Palmstone Tankers & Trdg Pte Ltd, under quarantine and banned it from operating until further notice, Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) of Singapore said. The move is being made...

Scotland Invests in Offshore Wind and Tidal Energy for Green Hydrogen

Scotland became the latest country to embrace the hydrogen sector issuing a policy statement in support of the emerging technology and committing to broad investments. The policy calls for investment in offshore wind and tidal energy in the development...

CMB Acquires 46 Vessel Windfarm Crew Transfer Business from SEACOR

SEACOR Marine Holdings, a provider of marine and support transportation services to offshore oil and natural gas and wind farm facilities worldwide, announced that it is selling Windcat Workboats which operates a fleet of 46 crew transfer vessels supporting...

Chevron follows Exxon in slashing capital spending

The American energy major, Chevron, has announced it will cut capital spending by 26% next year and make deep cuts through the middle of the decade, as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic’s industry-wide reappraisal of fossil fuel investment. Chevron...

Australia’s Woodside takes FAR stake in Senegal joint venture

Australia’s Woodside is exercising its right to pre-empt the sale by FAR Senegal to ONGC Videsh Vankorneft of FAR’s interest in the Rufisque, Sangomar and Sangomar Deep (RSSD) joint venture. FAR has a 13.67% interest in the Sangomar exploitation area...

Amaechi threatens to stop payment of contractor handling the Deep Blue Project

The Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi has threatened to withhold the balance of the contract fees of the Deep Blue Project if all the terms of the project were not met soon. Speaking during an inspection tour of the equipment...

Equinor eyes offshore wind expansion in Brazil

Norway’s Equinor is looking at opportunities in the offshore wind sector in Brazil, the company’s chief executive, Anders Opedal, said this according to Reuters. While Equinor signed an MOU with Petrobras in 2018 to look for offshore wind projects in...

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Investors Not Willing To Invest In Power Assets – Discos

Nearly five years after the nation’s power sector was privatized, core investors in the electricity distribution companies say they have been unable to recoup...

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