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InterMoor

Jan 10, 2013

InterMoor opened a new mooring equipment yard at Loyang offshore supply base in Singapore. The facility provides storage and support for maintenance, preparation and mobilization.

Jacket bound for Iran

Jan 10, 2013

Iranian Offshore Engineering & Construction announced that its 3300t jacket is bound for South Pars field. The 67m high jacket will be installed 115km off Asalouyeh, Iran, in 61m of water.

Lukoil goes horizontal

Jan 10, 2013

Lukoil has conducted a four-well horizontal drilling campaign at the Yu Korchagin field in the northern Caspian Sea. Initial flow rates tested between 4000b/d and 10,000b/d. Recoverable oil reserves at the field are estimated at 360 million barrels.

New Zealand block winners

Jan 10, 2013

Anadarko was a winner in New Zealand’s offshore block offerings in 2012. Anadarko walked away with two permits in the Pegasus Basin south of Wellington. Shell and partners OMV and Mitsui came away with one block in the Great South Basin off Dunedin.

Rosneft and ExxonMobil

Jan 10, 2013

Rosneft and ExxonMobil have established a joint project to assess the commerciality of tight oil reserves in the Bazhenov and Achimov formations of Western Siberia. ExxonMobil will provide financing up to US$300 million for the program. Drilling is to begin in 2013.

Shelf Drilling

Jan 10, 2013

Dubai-based Shelf Drilling acquired 38 shallow-water drilling rigs after completing a US$1.05 billion sale with Transocean. Shelf Drilling is also expected to pick up as many as 3500 employees from the deal. Shelf Drilling will take control of seven rigs immediately…

Striking Thai oil

Jan 10, 2013

Salamander Energy announced first oil at its Bualuang Bravo platform in the Gulf of Thailand. The Atwood Mako drilled development well BB-04-H, which is expected to produce 1500b/d. With a 15-well development planned, Salamander expects production to increase to around 14,000b/d in 2013.

Subsea 7 picked for Lianzi

Jan 10, 2013

Subsea 7 won a US$150 million EPCI topsides contract for Chevron’s Lianzi field offshore Congo and Angola. Subsea 7 will provide a 200t module hosting a high-voltage generation system for the new subsea electrically heated pipeline cable, 80t fl ow-meter deck extension, and platform upgrades.

VAM USA

Jan 10, 2013

VAM USA expanded its Houston-based Connection Technology Center to 90,000 sq ft, doubling its R&D capacity. The facility conducts harsh-environment testing of premium connections for shale applications and deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.

Stuart Gilligan appointed marine field sales engineer by Outreach

Jan 10, 2013

Stuart Gilligan has been appointed marine field sales engineer by Outreach, a supplier of marine canes, davits and rescue cranes. Gilligan will focus on the UK marine and offshore sectors, and be responsible for field sales of the Palfinger range of marine cranes…

Automated moorings

Jan 10, 2013

Cavotec deployed its MoorMaster technology for Dutch private ferry company TESO. The vacuum-based automated mooring technology eliminates the need for conventional mooring lines. Remote-controlled vacuum pads can be mounted to the quayside or on pontoons for easy mooring and release…

ROV debuts at OSEA

Jan 10, 2013

Singapore’s Kreuz Subsea took possession of a new Saab Seaeye Panther XT Plus ROV displayed at OSEA 2012. Saab Seaeye boosted the ROV’s power management, offering 50% more power and reduced its size, requiring less deck space. Its 10 thrusters allow operation in currents greater than four knots…

A world well-supplied

Jan 09, 2013

Natural gas is still not a global fungible commodity, although the LNG trade steadily grows as projects and the global fleet expand. ExxonMobil thinks that worldwide natural gas use will grow more than any other fuel – by 65% over the next 30 years…

Arctic Technology Awards

Jan 09, 2013

Shawn Rice and Joe Gagliardi (center) accepted the award for ION. Presenting the award are OTC Board of Directors Chairman Steve Balint (left), Shell, and OTC Board of Directors member Joe Fowler (right).Igor Kolesnikov and Svetlana Kamaeva (center) accept the award for Transkor…

Conference delineates steady effort to open the Arctic

Jan 09, 2013

Delegates at the Arctic Technology Conference, held recently in Houston, examined the potential of the region to the oil & gas industry. Victor Schmidt and Nina Rach listened in.Two Russian icebreakers create a wide path for the LNG carrier…

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