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CNOOC makes new discovery in Bohai

Oct 24, 2014

CNOOC Ltd. made a new, “mid-to-large” discovery at Jinzhou 23-2 in Bohai, offshore China. The Jinzhou 23-2 structure is located in the north part of Liaodong Uplift of Bohai with an average water depth of about 10m. The well Jinzhou…

InterMoor completes COOEC projects

Oct 22, 2014

InterMoor, an Acteon company, has completed two major offshore projects for China Offshore Oil Engineering Corporation (COOEC).  To extend the life of the Hai Yang Shi You III FPSO, the first project involved full mooring system replacement in the Panyu field…

Deferred delivery agreed for Sevan Developer

Oct 17, 2014

Sevan Drilling and Cosco (Qidong) Offshore have come to an agreement over the delivery of the new-build Sevan Developer cylindrical drilling rig.  The deepwater unit is being built by Cosco, but has faced construction delays. Meanwhile…

MacArtney winch for advanced Chinese research vessel

Oct 16, 2014

MacArtney has delivered a MERMAC R40 RA winch to the Hunan University of Science and Technology (Xiangtan, China). The company works closely with SeaTech China in its role as exclusive MacArtney product and system representative on the Chinese market for underwater technology…

SWS building two jackups for BOD

Oct 16, 2014

Blue Ocean Drilling Ltd. (BOD) awarded China’s Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding (SWS) a contract to build two Gusto MSC CJ50 high specification jackup rigs. Image from Blue Ocean Drilling.   Upon the terms of agreement…

CNOOC hits Miocene oil in second Beibu Gulf well

Oct 15, 2014

CNOOC discovered oil in its second Beibu Gulf well, WZ12-10-2, in Block 22/12, off the southern Chinese coast. The shallow-water (36m WD) location is about 1.6km (1mi.) east-northeast of the WZ12-8W platform and about 3.2km west-southwest of the previously drilled discovery well…

CNOOC begins Enping 24-2 off South China Sea

Oct 13, 2014

CNOOC Ltd. began production on its Enping 24-2 oilfield in the Pearl River Mouth Basin off the South China Sea. Enping 24-2 has an average water depth of approximately 86m to 96m. The main production facilities include one drilling and production platform…

DeepOcean completes Liwan contract

Oct 07, 2014

DeepOcean UK completed work on the Liwan 3-2 development offshore China. The project is part of the Liwan gas project, located 300km southeast of the Hong Kong, and includes the Liuhua 34-2 and Liuhua 29-1 fields. All three fields share a subsea production system…

CNOOC begins drilling second Beibu well

Oct 07, 2014

CNOOC Ltd. began drilling the WZ12-10-2 well, the second and last of the two-well project in the Beibu Gulf Block 22/12, offshore China. Beibu map. From Horizon Oil. The exploration well is located 1…

Keppel gets US$120 million contracts

Oct 07, 2014

Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd. (Keppel O&M) wholly owned subsidiaries Keppel Shipyard Ltd and Keppel Nantong Shipyard Co. Ltd were awarded contracts worth approximately US$120 million. From Keppel   Bumi…

Ulstein to design Van Oord SRI vessel

Sep 29, 2014

Ulstein won the design and equipment contract for Van Oord’s new subsea rock installation (SRI) vessel Bravenes. Van Oord’s Bravenes. From Ulstein Working in close cooperation with Van Oord…

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…

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…

More dual-fuel units for MAN

Sep 18, 2014

MAN Diesel and Turbo picked up another order for its MAN 51/60DF engine. An international consortium that includes Teekay LNG Partners has selected a dual-fuel diesel electric propulsion solution featuring 2×12V51/60DF + 2×8L51/60DF engines for each of four liquid natural gas carriers (LNGC)…

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)…

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