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ABS, DSME to develop LNG drillship

Jul 02, 2014

The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), a provider of classification services to the global offshore industry, has entered into a joint development project (JDP) with South Korea’ s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) to develop the industry’ s first LNG-fueled drillship…

Ichthys hits halfway mark

Jun 25, 2014

Inpex’s Australian Ichthys LNG project has reached 50% completion less than two-and-a-half years after its final investment decision was made, the Japanese operator announced on 25 June 2014. The company said that the semisubmersible pipelay…

US House debates LNG export bill

Jun 20, 2014

Updated 26 June The US House of Representatives passed bill HR6, the Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act on 24 June, after debates held this week. The House Energy & Commerce (E&C) committee approved HR 6, authored and sponsored by Rep…

Bonaparte may not be FLNG

Jun 20, 2014

Santos (40%) and GDF SUEZ (60% and operator) have said that the Bonaparte LNG project partners will consider other potential development options, in addition to the floating LNG concept, to develop the Petrel, Tern and Frigate natural gas fields…

BG awards Tanzania pre-FEED study

Jun 20, 2014

Genesis Oil & Gas consultants has been awarded an upstream concept select study by BG Group, as operator of Blocks 1, 3, and 4, offshore Tanzania. Genesis' scope of work includes considering the upstream facilities required to develop large discoveries made in the three blocks…

BP, CNOOC sign 20-year LNG deal

Jun 17, 2014

BP and the China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC) signed a heads of agreement regarding the supply of up to 1.5MTPA of liquefied natural gas (LNG) over 20 years starting in 2019, the supermajor announced on 17 June 2014.  The agreement…

Shell cuts stake in Woodside

Jun 17, 2014

Royal Dutch Shell is selling a major portion of its stake in Australia's Woodside Petroleum Ltd., raising AU$5.7billion. Shell is selling 9.5% back to Woodside, and another 9.5% to institutional investors, at a small discount to the closing share price on 16 June 2014…

Wison offers Pandora FLNG concepts

Jun 02, 2014

Houston’s Wison Offshore and Marine presented two concepts to the Pandora LNG joint venture partners for development of the Pandora gas field offshore Papua New Guinea, Cott Oil and Gas (40% interest) announced on 2 June 2014. Wison was…

Sembcorp buys GraviFloat stake

Jun 02, 2014

Singapore-based marine and offshore engineering firm Sembcorp Marine has agreed entered to buy a 12% stake in Norwegian firm GraviFloat for US$4 million, with a right to increase its stake up to 20%. GraviFloat was formed to design, deliver and operate re-deployable…

LNG America picks ABS to class first LNG bunker barges

May 30, 2014

LNG America announces the selection of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) as the classification society for North America’s first LNG bunker barges, currently being designed by Jensen Maritime. ABS will assist LNG America in working…

PNG LNG ships first cargo

May 26, 2014

The first shipment from the PNG LNG project has left Papua New Guinea carrying a cargo bound for Japan for Tokyo Electric Power Co. Inc. “This announcement is a historic moment for Papua New Guinea (PNG),” ExxonMobil PNG Limited Managing Director Peter Graham said…

Yamal LNG progresses

May 23, 2014

OAO Yamal LNG closed on a contract to supply China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) 3mtpa LNG annually for 20 years from the Yamal LNG project in the Russian Arctic, according to Yamal LNG majority shareholder OAO Novatek. CNPC bought…

China and Russia eye Tanzanian exploration

May 22, 2014

Bids from Russia’s Gazprom and China’s China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) have been included in the latest licensing round offshore Tanzania.  The 4th Deep Offshore and North Lake Tanganyika Licensing Round closed on May 15…

Woodside retreats from Leviathan

May 21, 2014

Woodside Energy has axed its plans to purchase a sizeable stake in Israel’s Leviathan gas project, terminating its February memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the joint venture participants, the Australian company announced 20 May. This…

Total taps Technip for Yamal LNG

May 16, 2014

JSC Yamal LNG awarded Technip a major engineering, procurement and construction for the 16 mtpa-capacity Yamal LNG project in Russia, the French company announced 15 May 2014. Technip said it has been involved in planning, engineering and…

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