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New gas leak arrests Kashagan

Oct 11, 2013

For the second time since it produced first oil a month ago, a gas leak has sidelined Kashagan’s operations. The North Caspian Operating Company (NCOC) said that the leak was found on a pipeline running from the artificial D Island to the onshore Bolashak processing plant in Atyrau…

Altium, SKA announce partnership

Oct 10, 2013

Shangai's Altium Limited, recognized for its Smart System Design Automation, 3D PCB design, and embedded software development, announced a strategic partnership with Brazil-based reseller SKA Group. SKA, one of Brazil's largest resellers of Dassault Systems and SolidWorks products…

Roc completes 3D survey off China

Oct 10, 2013

Roc Oil Company Limited, a subsidiary of ROC, announced the completion of its 162 sq km 3D ocean bottom cable (OBC) seismic campaign in the 09/05 exploration license, located in the Bohai Bay offshore China. With the data received, seismic…

Jackups for Northern Offshore

Oct 07, 2013

Houston-based Northern Offshore Ltd. announced that two of its subsidiaries have executed contracts for the construction of two LeTourneau Super 116E Class jackup drilling rigs, with a priced option for the construction of two additional rigs of the same design…

Seismic vessel delivered to Sinopec

Oct 04, 2013

Shanghai Offshore Petroleum Bureau (Sinopec) took delivery of the FA XIAN6 seismic research vessel. The vessel is a Rolls-Royce UT 830 CD design, and is the first of its type to be built in China. It is equipped with a package of Rolls-Royce power and propulsion systems…

Odfjell contracts additional four gas tankers

Oct 01, 2013

Norway-based Odfjell SE signed shipbuilding contracts with Nantong Sinopacific Offshore & Engineering Co., Ltd., of China, for construction of four 17,000 cbm capacity LPG/Ethylene gas tankers. Odfjell also secured various options for delivery of up to four additional tankers…

CNOOC, Smart Oil sign Bohai PSC

Sep 17, 2013

China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC) signed production sharing contract (PSC) with Smart Oil Investment Ltd. for Block 05/31 in Bohai.Block 05/31 is located in the junction of Qikou Sag and Nanpu Sag of the West of Bohai. It covers a total area of 270sq km with water depth ranging from 5-15m…

OE13: Big opportunities offshore

Sep 04, 2013

This decade is a unique opportunity for European contractors and suppliers to really go for it in terms of looking to win a larger global share of the supply market, Malcolm Brinded said yesterday. Brinded, of the Shell Foundation, was chairing…

Pipelines off Myanmar carry Shwe gas, imported oil

Sep 01, 2013

The Myanmar-China natural gas pipeline is now delivering hydrocarbons produced from the Bay of Bengal, offshore Myanmar, to China. The soon-to-be complete, parallel oil pipeline will transport Middle East and African oil. The pipeline projects have five investors from four countries: China…

Super 116e construction begins

Aug 29, 2013

Jiangsu Yangzijiang Offshore Engineering Co. Ltd. (YZJOE) is ready to “strike steel” on the construction of a US$170million Le Tourneau Super 116E, self-elevating jackup for drilling in 350ft water depths. The detailed engineering phase has…

Contract awarded for Huisman wind-farm crane

Aug 27, 2013

Huisman has secured a contract for the delivery of a 1,500mt @ 32m “leg-encircling crane” for Seajacks new offshore wind farm installation vessel, Scylla. The contract for the 1,500mt crane was awarded to Huisman by the South Korean shipyard Samsung Heavy Industries…

ABB to power Sevan vessels

Aug 20, 2013

ABB has won an order to provide integrated solutions that include the electrical propulsion system, Azipod® CZ and automation system onboard two offshore accommodation vessels. The 1+1 ccommodation vessels will be built by COSCO (Nantong) ShipyardCo…

Fugro and COSL sign JV extension

Aug 07, 2013

On 23 August 2013, when the recently signed ten-year extension comes into effect, Fugro will enter the fourth decade of the successful joint venture with China Oilfield Services Ltd (COSL). The joint venture, named China Offshore Fugro Geosolutions (COFG) in which Fugro holds 50%…

Shell, CNOOC sign third PSC

Aug 02, 2013

China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC) signed production sharing contract (PSC) with Shell China Exploration and Production for Block 35/10 in Yinggehai Basin, west of the Hainan Island, China, in the South China Sea. Block 35/10 covers a total area of 3…

COSCO updates newbuild activity

Aug 02, 2013

COSCO Corp. Ltd. has been active completing vessels and signing new construction contracts. The company announced that COSCO (Qidong) Shipyard Co., Ltd has delivered the jackup barge, IB914, and the transportation barge, IB924, to an Australian company…

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