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MAN Diesel & Turbo win LNG contract

Jul 17, 2013

MAN Diesel & Turbo won the contract to supply the engines for six Chinese LNG carriers (LNGCs). The order for the 30 × MAN 51/60DF dual-fuel engines is a significant development for both Chinese shipyards as well as the LNGC market. The…

GE to deliver Chinese LNG carriers

Jul 11, 2013

Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Group, part of the China State Shipbuilding Corporation, was awarded a contract from GE for the supply of power and propulsion systems for six LNG carriers that it will build in its shipyard in Shanghai for major Asian shipping companies…

BG adds to Tanzanian gas finds

Jul 03, 2013

BG Group has made a gas discovery in the Ngisi-1 well in Block 4 offshore Tanzania. The Ngisi-1 well, drilled by the Deepsea Metro 1 drillship, was also used to appraise the Chewa gas field, resulting in an upgrade in estimated recoverable resources in the block…

ONGC takes Mozambique share

Jun 26, 2013

ONGC Videsh Ltd. (OVL) and Oil India Ltd. (OIL) have agreed to purchase Videocon Mauritius Energy Ltd.’s 10% share in the Rovuma Area 1 Offshore Block in Mozambique (Area 1) for US $2.47 million. The acquisition will give OVL 60% stake and OIL 40% stake in Area 1…

Gazprom, JFG sign Vladivostok MOU

Jun 25, 2013

Russian state-owned company Gazprom along with a consortium of Japanese firms have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) concerning the development of Gazprom's Vladivostok LNG project. Present for the signing on June 22 were Gazprom Chairman Alexey Miller and Masanori Toyoshima…

Steel cut for Ichthys FPSO

Jun 21, 2013

The Inpex-operated Ichthys LNG Project cut first steel on June 18 for the hull of its floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) facility in Okpo, Korea. With fabrication of the hull underway, work on all of the project’s major offshore facilities has commenced…

Chevron Confirms First Cargo from Angola LNG

Jun 18, 2013

Chevron Corporation’s subsidiary Cabinda Gulf Oil Co. Ltd. today confirmed that initial production of liquefied natural gas (LNG) has commenced at the Angola LNG project. Angola LNG is one of the largest energy projects on the African continent…

Sakhalin II exports LNG

Jun 15, 2013

Sakhalin-II is an intergrated, export-oriented oil and gas development, and Russia’s first offshore gas project. It handles production from Piltun-Astokhskoye oil field and the Lunskoye natural gas field in the Okhotsk Sea, and is managed and operated by Sakhalin Energy Investment Co…

Russia sets ambitious targets

Jun 14, 2013

Russia’s campaign to sell its energy wares throughout the Asia Pacific region continued at several US energy conferences this spring: IHS CERAWeek (March) and LNG 17 (April). Russia reiterated that it can curb production declines and ramp…

Competing interests walk a tightrope

Jun 05, 2013

Off the coast of Summerland, California, they didn’t drill the first-ever offshore oil well. They hammered it. “Engineers” used a pile driver to pound a pipe 455ft into the seabed in about 30ft of water. Yield was moderate; the site shut down after several years…

New process brings FLNG to small and mid-size fields

May 23, 2013

As FLNG starts to take off on a large scale, a consortium of companies is looking to make it a more cost effective and compact proposition. A consortium of companies has designed a new floating LNG (FLNG) system specifically aimed at small to mid-size gas fields…

Shell lays keel for world's first floating LNG project

May 21, 2013

In an important step, Shell has laid the keel for Prelude FLNG, the world’s first floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) project. When complete, Prelude is expected to be the largest offshore floating facility ever built. The hull will now be assembled in the dry dock…

Höegh LNG gets backing for Indonesia FSRU

May 21, 2013

Höegh LNG has received commitment letters from five international banks for a $299 million limited recourse facility for the financing of the LNG floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) and mooring system to be located offshore Labuhan Maringgai…

Wood Group joins Bonaparte

May 13, 2013

Wood Group Kenny (WGK) is to work on a subsea concept definition project for GDF Suez' Australian Bonaparte LNG project. The Bonaparte LNG project is made up of the Petrel, Frigate and Tern fields, located in the Timor Sea. They were previously stranded gas fields…

Get ready for a new phase of West African development

Apr 16, 2013

Exploration is expanding from West Africa’s Sierra Leone to Namibia, explains Bruce Nichols, led by sustained high oil prices, improving technology, relative political stability and a more supportive operating environment. Cobalt’s potentially…

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