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Tank support for the LNG revolution

Jul 22, 2014

A modern descendant of the first LNG containment system for ships could become one of the key technologies carrying gas transport and trading into tomorrow. Joe Evangeilsta reviews its evolution.  When the new Panama Canal opens in late 2015…

Floating FLNG facilities: are they 'vessels' for purposes of liability limitations?

Jul 21, 2014

Rendering of Shell's Prelude FLNG. Photo from Shell.  Vinson & Elkins’ David Lang and Paul Greening discuss determining whether and FLNG facility can receive limitations of liability for maritime claims…

Mozambique: resource curse or opportunity?

Jul 21, 2014

IHS' Chief Upstream Strategist Bob Fryklund addresses 2014 Offshore Technology Conference. Photo: Audrey Leon/OE.  Mozambuque is thought to be the jewel in East Africa's crown, but will its abundant gas resources pay off for the country…

Gazprom appoints Burmistrova to head gas export

Jul 16, 2014

Gazprom, the world's largest conventional gas producer, has appointed Elena Burmistrova as Director General of its natural gas export division. Prior to her appointment, Burmistorva was Deputy Director General of Oil and Gas Products…

Russian PM names LNG exporters

Jul 16, 2014

The Russian Government has granted exclusive rights to four companies to export liquefied natural gas (LNG), Russian Prime Minister Dimtry Medvedev signed a resolution on 14 July granting LNG export privileges to OJSC Gazprom, its subsidiary Gazprom Export…

Mitsui eyes Mexico

Jul 08, 2014

Japan's Mitsui Corp. Ltd. is looking toward increasing its investments in Mexico, after the Mexican Congress voted in December to open the oil and gas industry to foreign companies. The Wall St. Journal reported last month that Yasuhiro Uchida…

Inpex launches Ichthys FPSO hull

Jul 07, 2014

About two-and-a-half years after construction began, Japan’s Inpex Corp. launched the hull of its Ichthys FPSO from the dry dock of the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering yard in Okpo, South Korea, the Japanese operator announced today…

Rosneft files lawsuit against Sakhalin consortium

Jul 07, 2014

Russia’s OAO Rosneft has filed a suit against the Gazprom-led Sakhalin Energy consortium to obtain access to the Sakhalin-2 gas pipeline, RIA Novosti reported 7 July. Rosneft is developing a 5mtpa LNG terminal with ExxonMobil in the Far East that was scheduled to launch 2018…

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…

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