Offshore Asia News - page 196

Lundin swaps Indonesian blocks

Jul 30, 2013

Lundin Petroleum subsidiary, Lundin Sareba BV, and Indonesia's SKKMigas entered into a production sharing contract (PSC) for for 100% interest in the Cendrawasih VII (CVII), off northeastern Indonesia. The block is a subsitute for Lundin's…

Petronas to decide on investing in FLNG for 2H 2013

Jul 25, 2013

Malaysia's national oil and gas company Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) projected to make a final investment decision on a floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) project for the Rotan field in Block H, offshore Sabah, in 2H 2013. The Malaysian Business Times reports that once sanctioned…

DCP for Malampaya

Jul 25, 2013

Shell Philippines Exploration B.V. awarded Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. a contract to install a Depletion Compression Platform (DCP) for the Malampaya Project off Palawan Island, in The Philippines. The contract is worth about US$60 million and will be completed in 2014.

Gumusut-Kakap gets FPS

Jul 25, 2013

Sabah Shell Petroleum Co. Ltd. received a semisubmersible floating production system (FPS) for Malaysia’s Gumusut-Kakap deepwater field offshore Sabah. The FPS was handed over to Sabah Shell in early June and is installed in about 1200m water depth…

Transocean sets drilling record

Jul 25, 2013

Transocean Ltd. announced that the ultra-deepwater drillship Dhirubhai Deepwater KG1 set a new world record for the deepest water depth by an offshore drilling rig. The drillship spudded a well in 10,411ft (3,174m) water depth, while drilling off India’s east coast for ONGC…

Kashagan production to start

Jul 25, 2013

North Caspian Operating Company (NCOC) began work to start production of Kashagan field in the Caspian Sea. The first phase will see production from eight wells on an artificial island complex. Wells, pipelines, and the Bolashak Onshore Processing facility have been completed…

Voices: “Geographically, what offshore region will emerge next as a new market?”

Jul 24, 2013

Globetrotting. OE sought to uncover which new offshore regions are being targeted as potential new markets. Here’s what our think tank had to say: “Geographically, what offshore region will emerge next as a new market?” Chariot…

DSME to build Atwood drillship

Jul 24, 2013

DSME signed a contract on 25th June with Atwood Oceanics, a USA based ocean drilling company, for the construction of one drillship. This is the option of last year’s contract with a value of about US$570 million USD and it will be delivered at the end of 2015…

ION Geophysical opens new facility

Jul 24, 2013

ION Geophysical Corp. established a GX Technology (GXT) seismic data processing center in Perth, to serve the needs of oil & gas companies in Australia and throughout the Asia-Pacific region. The new center is staffed with experienced geoscience…

BassDrill undergoes name change

Jul 23, 2013

Houston-based BassDrill Ltd. is changing its name to Atlantica Tender Drilling Ltd.  This change is part of a larger rebranding effort designed to reflect the growing strength of the company. “Atlantica is the name given to an ancient…

Hallin Marine awarded subsea construction project

Jul 23, 2013

Hallin Marine, a Superior Energy Services company, announced the receipt of a project off the northwest coast of Java. It centers on the installation of new control taps and a bypass for the main pipeline, which supplies 60% of Jakarta's gas requirements…

North Caspian Consortium announces milestone for Kashagan start-up

Jul 23, 2013

The North Caspian Operating Company B.V. (NCOC) announced the introduction of sweet gas into the offshore facilities on the artificial D Island and the lighting of the flare, a further major milestone in the start-up of the Kashagan oilfield…

SOCO hits in block 16-1 off Vietnam

Jul 22, 2013

SOCO International announced that its TGT-10X exploration well in Te Giac Trang (TGT) field in block 16-1 off southern Vietnam cut 117m of net pay (250m gross pay), after drilling to 4226m MD. This is the first well drilled into the Oligocene D2 section in the H5 fault block of the field…

West Tellus wins first contract with Chevron

Jul 22, 2013

Seadrill has signed a contract with Chevron China Energy Company for the newbuild ultra-deepwater drillship West Tellus in support of Chevron's affiliated global exploration program. The contract will start in China immediately on shipyard delivery of the unit…

Mooring line failures attract industry attention

Jul 16, 2013

Mooring lines on floating production systems continue to fail, costing the industry lost time and production— why and what is being done? Elaine Maslin reports. The use of floating production systems in the offshore oil and gas industry…

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