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KrisEnergy buys Chevron's Cambodia business

Aug 11, 2014

Singapore-based KrisEnergy entered an agreement to acquire Chevron Overseas Petroleum (Cambodia) Ltd. for US$65 million. Chevron's Cambodia unit holds a 30% participating interest in and operatorship of offshore asset, Cambodia block A. Block A…

KrisEnergy spuds Mancharee-1 well

Aug 08, 2014

Singapore-based KrisEnergy Ltd. announced Seadrill Ltd.’s West Cressida jackup rig spud the Mancharee-1 exploration commitment well in block G10/48 in the Wassana oil field, in the Gulf of Thailand. Seadrill's…

Fosun to buy Roc Oil for US$441 million

Aug 08, 2014

Chinese industrial conglomerate Fosun International Ltd. is buying Australia’s Roc Oil Co. Ltd. in an all-cash, A$474 million (US$441 million) transaction. Sydney-based Roc Oil has assets from Australia to Malaysia, China, and the UK North Sea…

Maersk adds second XLE jackup

Aug 07, 2014

Maersk Drilling has taken delivery of its second ultra harsh environment jackup, XLE-2, from the Keppel FELS shipyard in Singapore. The rig will start its mobilization to the Norwegian North Sea in approximately two weeks, where it will…

SKF selected for first international order

Aug 06, 2014

SKF has been selected to deliver Nautilus bearings for Dongfang Electric New Energy Equipment (Hangzhou) Co Ltd.’s first order of wind turbines outside China. Dongfang Electric New Energy Equipment is a leading manufacturer of wind turbines to a broad range of customers in China…

Sinopacific enters Mexican market

Aug 06, 2014

Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group has been contracted by Mexican shipping company Naviera Petrolera Integral to construct three SPP17A offshore support vessels (OSV), marking the Chinese company’s first foray into the Mexican market. The vessels…

Shell produces first oil at Bonga North West

Aug 06, 2014

Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Ltd. (SNEPCo) began oil production from the first well at the Bonga North West deepwater development, off the Nigerian coast, approximately 120km offshore the Gulf of Guinea, on 5 August. Oil…

LQ platform topsides arrive at Filanovsky field

Aug 05, 2014

The living quarters platform (LQP-1) topside for the Vladimir Filanovsky field has arrived at its north Caspian Sea destination from Krasnye Barrikady shipyard in Russia’s Astrakhan region, the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) announced on 5 August…

EMAS wins $110m contracts

Aug 05, 2014

EMAS AMC, the subsea services division of Ezra Holdings, has been awarded several projects around the world worth close to US$110 million, including options. The scope of work for the projects include the transport and installation of subsea structures in Africa…

Making time

Aug 04, 2014

Loading rock on to the Flintstone at Shenzhen, mainland China. Photo from Tideway. Fast local sourcing and past experience helped Tideway turnaround a Chinese rock placement project in quick time…

Tackling blast-proofing

Aug 04, 2014

An A60 fire door from InterDam. Just seven years after launching, fire- and blast- resistant door and wall manufacturer InterDam has added some impressive names to its project portfolio…

Pieter Schelte: Bigger and better

Aug 04, 2014

The Pieter Schelte at Marine Engineering’s Korean yard.  Photo from Allseas. Work is lining up for Allseas’ mega-vessel the Pieter Schelte, which finally starts sea trials offshore Korea this summer…

Heavy hitters in heavy lifting

Aug 04, 2014

The Dutch have long dominated the heavy lifting market, especially offshore, and the country’s domination looks set to continue. Earlier this year, Allseas announced plans to build a new vessel that will top by 50% the capacity of its already enormous Pieter Schelte…

BGP completes 3D seismic project offshore Gabon

Aug 01, 2014

China’s BGP Pioneer completed Perenco Oil & Gas Gabon 3D seismic acquisition project of approximately 1500sq km offshore Gabon. The project included undershoot operations between platforms and was to be run in water depth varying between depth between 15 to 55m…

Building a safety case

Aug 01, 2014

Girish U. Pai, Devendra Awadhiya and Zubin Fatakia discuss the evolution of safety case in designs for offshore platforms. Offshore installations are exposed to nature’s fury all the time. The operations involve handling very heavy modules weighing tens of thousands of tons…

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