Offshore Asia News - page 197


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…

Petronas extends Maersk jackup contract

Sep 23, 2014

Maersk Drilling’s Convincer jackup rig received an additional one-year extension from Petronas Carigali, E&P subsidiary of Malaysia’s national oil company. The US$56 million contract is expected to end mid-November 2015. “Together with Petronas Carigali…

Lundin to spud Indonesian well

Sep 23, 2014

Lundin Gurita BV is expected to spud the Gobi-1 well offshore Indonesia by mid-October, announced joint venture partner, Nido Petroleum Ltd. The rig the company expects to use for the well, located in West Natuna basin, will be available by early October…

Mega-vessel nears completion

Sep 23, 2014

Allseas' mega-vessel, the Pieter Schelte, is close to leaving Korea for Europe after leaving Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering's quayside on Geoje Island for open water for sea trials. Tests on the 382m-long, 124m-wide vessel,…

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…

Fairmount tows Knarr FPSO to Norway

Sep 19, 2014

Three tugs of Fairmount Marine have towed the new floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel Petrojarl Knarr from South Korea to Norway in just 61 days. Petrojarl Knarr, one of world’s largest FPSOs for harsh environments, was delivered to the port of Haugesund…

Wild Well unveils Singapore capping stack

Sep 18, 2014

Houston-based Wild Well Control has unveiled its new subsea capping stack for response to a global deepwater well control incident that will be located in Singapore. Image from Wild Well The Singapore capping stack…

Trelleborg secures supply contract

Sep 18, 2014

Trelleborg’s offshore unit secured a contract to supply a range of cable protection products for phase two of the offshore wind farm Fukushima FORWARD project, lead by Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. Trelleborg…

Mermaid gets US$45M Middle East contracts

Sep 18, 2014

Thailand’s Mermaid Maritime Public Co. has been awarded two saturation diving services contracts valued at US$40 to $45 million in the Middle East Mermaid is using the DP3 multipurpose vessel Bourbon Evolution and will additionally deploy specialized diving equipment…

New CEO for NOPSEMA

Sep 18, 2014

Australia’s oil and gas industry has appointed a new CEO after the departure of Jane Cutler. The contry's National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) new CEO is Stuart Smith. Australian Petroleum…

Frontier to drill two wells in Calauit

Sep 17, 2014

Malaysia’s UMW Offshore Drilling Sdn. Bhd. and Frontier Oil Corp. signed a US$20 million agreement for Frontier to drill two wells in the Calauit oil field off northwest Palawan in the Philippines. The contract is for a 120-day period with an option to extend for an additional 180 days…

Korea looks to western engineering expertise

Sep 16, 2014

South Korea has become an international shipbuilding power-house – a name-plate for dozens of global mega-projects stretching from New Foundland to Australia.  What is described as “the largest fabrication facility in the world” is in…

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)…

Exxon announces Tapis EOR start up

Sep 15, 2014

ExxonMobil Exploration & Production Malaysia Inc. (EMEPMI) announced the startup of the Tapis enhanced oil recovery (EOR) project, off the coast of Terengganu, Malaysia, in the South China Sea. Operations began with water-alternating…

Infield: Deepwater and ultra deepwater overview

Sep 15, 2014

The outlook for the deepwater and ultra deepwater market is positive, with a forecast capital growth rate of around 8% between 2014 and 2018, according to Infield Systems Ltd.’s deepwater and ultra deepwater report. Infield Systems anticipates…

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