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DeepOcean completes Liwan contract

Oct 07, 2014

DeepOcean UK completed work on the Liwan 3-2 development offshore China. The project is part of the Liwan gas project, located 300km southeast of the Hong Kong, and includes the Liuhua 34-2 and Liuhua 29-1 fields. All three fields share a subsea production system…

CNOOC begins drilling second Beibu well

Oct 07, 2014

CNOOC Ltd. began drilling the WZ12-10-2 well, the second and last of the two-well project in the Beibu Gulf Block 22/12, offshore China. Beibu map. From Horizon Oil. The exploration well is located 1…

Keppel gets US$120 million contracts

Oct 07, 2014

Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd. (Keppel O&M) wholly owned subsidiaries Keppel Shipyard Ltd and Keppel Nantong Shipyard Co. Ltd were awarded contracts worth approximately US$120 million. From Keppel   Bumi…

Ulstein to design Van Oord SRI vessel

Sep 29, 2014

Ulstein won the design and equipment contract for Van Oord’s new subsea rock installation (SRI) vessel Bravenes. Van Oord’s Bravenes. From Ulstein Working in close cooperation with Van Oord…

MacGregor wins Xiamen contract

Sep 25, 2014

China’s Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry awarded MacGregor, part of Cargotec, a series of deck equipment orders for six vessels under construction at the yard. MacGregor will provides winch and deck machinery packages that will be fitted to these six vessels…

Sevan considers delayed unit's options

Sep 22, 2014

Sevan Drilling has agreed a 'standstill' arrangement with Cosco (Qidong) Offshore over its drillship, the Sevan Developer. Significant delays in the build of the new deepwater drilling facility, and a drop in the market for deepwater units…

More dual-fuel units for MAN

Sep 18, 2014

MAN Diesel and Turbo picked up another order for its MAN 51/60DF engine. An international consortium that includes Teekay LNG Partners has selected a dual-fuel diesel electric propulsion solution featuring 2×12V51/60DF + 2×8L51/60DF engines for each of four liquid natural gas carriers (LNGC)…

Ilhabela sails away from Brasa

Sep 16, 2014

The Cidade de Ilhabela floating production storage and offloading unit (FPSO) sailed from the Brasa shipyard on 15 September, marking the first FPSO to be integrated at Brasa’s quay number two. The departure of the FPSO is a milestone for 2-year-old Estaleiro Brasa (shipyard)…

CNOOC opens 33 blocks off China

Sep 11, 2014

State-run China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC) issued an exploration tender inviting foreign oil companies to bid for 33 oil and gas blocks. The gas blocks cover an area of 126,108sq km off east and southern China. CNOOC says…

CNOOC begins drilling off China

Sep 11, 2014

CNOOC Ltd. began drilling at the WZ12-10-1 exploration well in the Beibu Gulf Block 22/12, offshore China. Map from Horizon Oil The well is located 4.7km east-northeast from Roc’s existing…

Wartsila wins ballast water management contract

Sep 11, 2014

Singapore-based Pioneer Marine awarded Wärtsilä a contract to supply 22 bulk carriers under construction at Yangzhou Guoyu Shipbuilding Co. in China, with ballast water management systems. 44 Wärtsilä…

Flow Research predicts new technology growth

Sep 10, 2014

A new research study from Flow Research, Volume X: The World Market for Flowmeters, 5th Edition finds that the worldwide new-technology flowmeter market totaled US$4 billion in 2013 and is projected to grow substantially to exceed $5.7 billion by 2018…

Roc abandons China Block 09/05

Sep 10, 2014

Roc Oil failed to find commercial hydrocarbons at the QK11-1-1 well in Bohai Bay, offshore China, reported joint venture partner AWE Ltd. The well was drilled to a total depth of 4377m measured depth and 3863 true vertical depth on 7…

Oceanlab, Shanghai Ocean University partnership

Aug 29, 2014

China's Shanghai Ocean University (SHOU) has been building the program at its new Hadal Science and Technology Research Centre (HAST). The Hadal Zone is ultra deewater, 6000m-11,000m below the surface and includes deep trenches formed by tectonic subduction…

Badger Explorer, CNPC DR enter partner agreement

Aug 18, 2014

Badger Explorer ASA (BXPL) signed a co-operation agreement for a long term agreement with China National Petroleum Corp. Drilling Research Institute (CNPC DR), whereby CNPC DR will become a sponsoring partner in the development of the Badger Explorer autonomous drilling tool…

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