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Turkish Navy Chases Off Eni's Drillship

By MarEx 2018-02-23 15:26:00

On Friday, the drillship Saipem 12000 made another attempt to approach its work site off the east coast of Cyprus, but once again it was blocked by Turkish warships. This time, five Turkish vessels intercepted the Eni-chartered vessel and threatened...

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New Survey Technique Boosts Bird Flight Analysis

By MarEx 2018-02-21 19:49:16

An new technique for measuring the height of birds in flight, developed by scientists at U.K.-headquartered survey firm APEM, aims to ease concerns about the potential dangers of wind turbines for birds and lead to improved outcomes for developers of...

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Virginia Debates Offshore Drilling

By MarEx 2018-02-21 19:19:55

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) held a public meeting in Virginia on Wednesday to discuss offshore drilling, sparking debate on the merits of the government's plan. The Trump administration is pushing to open nearly all the coastal areas...

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BSEE Investigates Fatality on Offshore Production Platform

By MarEx 2018-02-21 19:03:00

The U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is conducting an investigation into the death of a contractor at the production platform West Cameron 215A, located 55 nm south of Lake Charles, Louisiana. Platform operator Energy Resource Technology, a...

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Gas hydrates (the white material) in marine sediments. Courtesy of Ocean Drilling Program (USGS)

China Searches for More Gas Hydrates in South China Sea

By MarEx 2018-02-21 18:56:16

Gas hydrates, also known as flammable ice, are considered a potentially important source of future energy, and China has initiated another offshore survey for the resource. Fugro has been awarded a $40 million contract by Guangzhou Marine Geological Survey (GMGS)...

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Inspirational Veterans to Row Across the Pacific

By MarEx 2018-02-21 17:34:44

Two former Royal Marines, Steve Sparkes and Mick Dawson, are preparing to row across the Pacific Ocean in the Great Pacific Race. Sparkes lost his sight due to a diving accident during his service in the Corps, and the men...

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Nippon Foundation Wants to Map Entire Ocean Floor by 2030

By MarEx 2018-02-20 17:56:25

The Chairman of The Nippon Foundation, Yohei Sasakawa, has announced that The Nippon Foundation – GEBCO Seabed 2030 project to map the bathymetry of the world’s entire ocean floor by 2030 has started.  The Nippon Foundation has pledged $2 million...

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LOOP's First Crude Export Shipment Goes to China

By MarEx 2018-02-19 13:59:00

The U.S. crude oil export trade took a giant step forward Monday when the Saudi-owned VLCC Shaden departed the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port (LOOP) for Rizhao, China.  In years past, the Shaden would have arrived at LOOP carrying millions of barrels...

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Fishermen Talk About Block Island Wind Farm

By MarEx 2018-02-18 16:59:14

The American Wind Energy Association and the Special Initiative on Offshore Wind (SIOW), based at the University of Delaware, have released a video that features underwater footage of fish feeding at America’s first offshore wind farm and testimonials from local recreational fishermen...

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Date Set for Largest Oil and Gas Lease Sale in U.S. History

By MarEx 2018-02-17 18:16:03

The U.S. Department of Interior has set the date for the nation’s largest oil and gas lease sale. In support of President Donald Trump's “America-First Offshore Energy Strategy,” Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt announced that the Department will...

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