Gorgon News

The new leviathan

Aug 01, 2012

Offshore contractors have taken delivery of some pretty big pieces of floating hardware lately but the daddy of them all Allseas ultra-versatile platform installation/decommissioning and pipelay vessel Pieter Schelte won't be making its giant presence felt until early 2014…

Transport takes a tangent

Aug 01, 2012

Breda-headquartered Dockwise is rapidly expanding its business beyond heavy marine transportation, and carried out its first jacket launch in the Bay of Bengal earlier this year. Meg Chesshyre talks to Dockwise's Fons van Lith in this opener to OE's Netherlands offshore industry review…

Raising the heavylift stakes

Aug 01, 2012

Rotterdam-based Jumbo is boosting the capacity of its heavylift fleet with orders for two K-3000 vessels which, as the name implies, offer a tandem lift capacity of 3000te. The in-house designed K-3000 vessels are being built at the Brodosplit shipyard at Split in Croatia…

FLNG: an industry game changer?

Jun 01, 2012

The potential of floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) developments as an energy sector game changer is discussed here by MSC Kenny's Paul Jukes and Wood Group Mustang's Bryan Trocquet.According to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA)…

Rolling in the deep

Apr 01, 2012

One portion of the Golden Triangle – the Gulf of Mexico – has slipped a notch in its dominance of the global deepwater play while activities in the other two corners – West Africa and Brazil – amped up. In addition, a new region has joined the report this year…

Skills shortage complicates Australian resource boom

Apr 01, 2012

The energy industry skill shortage has renewed long-running debates in Australia over immigration and at times pitted the population centers in the east against the resource-rich but sparsely populated west. The topic was on the minds of many…

Trial run

Mar 03, 2012

Perth-based subsea engineering and remote technology firm Velocious has rolled out a new ‘mock’ ROV that the company says can be configured to any industry standard workclass ROV, including the six most widely used ROVs in subsea construction…

ROV products in action

Mar 01, 2012

Trial runPerth-based subsea engineering and remote technology firm Velocious has rolled out a new ‘mock' ROV that the company says can be configured to any industry standard workclass ROV, including the six most widely used ROVs in subsea construction…

Perth on parade

Feb 10, 2012

A new line of fire-resistant cables, developed by Keystone with input from engineers, consultants and contractors involved in Chevron’s Gorgon LNG project, will feature on the Westrade Australia stand at this month’s Australasia Oil & Gas show (Perth…

Technology talking points

Jan 01, 2012

Safer, faster, more efficient, more productive, more cost-effective and simpler interfaces top the technology wish lists of many in the offshore oil & gas sector over the next decade, as Jennifer Pallanich reveals in part two of this month's special survey…

Tapping hot, and cold, spots

Dec 01, 2011

With 2011 drawing to a close, it's time for OE to look afresh at the world's emerging hot spots. One of those generating the most interest, if not the most dollars yet, is also the coldest: the Arctic. Jennifer Pallanich asks a cross-section…

New-look KBR flexes London muscle

Jun 08, 2011

When KBR bought out JGC's near 45% stake in MW Kellogg earlier this year making it a wholly-owned subsidiary, the resulting ‘London Operating Centre' – combining major UK bases in Greenford and Leatherhead with over 2600 staff – emerged as KBR's largest entity globally…

Ichthys leads Browse Basin LNG rush

May 01, 2011

With FEED almost complete and a final investment decision approaching, operator Inpex is moving ahead with the Ichthys LNG project, on --track to be the first field development in the Browse Basin off Western Australia. Russell McCulley talks to the operator about the Ichthys journey thus far…

Perth's LNG push

Apr 01, 2011

With several major LNG projects under way locally and rising demand in neighboring Asian countries, Western Australia's premier Colin Barnett is presiding over a pivotal moment in the state's history. He talks to Russell McCulley about the LNG…

Massive year ahead for North West Shelf

Apr 01, 2011

While the Pluto and Browse LNG projects have dominated recent headlines, operator Woodside has also been busy expanding its North West Shelf infrastructure. Russell McCulley speaks to the company's North West Shelf executive vice president Kevin…

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