Offshore Asia News - page 207


Typhoon Neoguri reaches southern Japan

Jul 07, 2014

Typhoon Neoguri originated near Guam early Friday, 4 July, and has developed into the first superstorm of the season along the Pacific rim. It is now battering Japan's small southern islands (the Ryukyu Islands, known in Japan as the Nansei Islands)…

Inpex launches Ichthys FPSO hull

Jul 07, 2014

About two-and-a-half years after construction began, Japan’s Inpex Corp. launched the hull of its Ichthys FPSO from the dry dock of the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering yard in Okpo, South Korea, the Japanese operator announced today…

Rosneft files lawsuit against Sakhalin consortium

Jul 07, 2014

Russia’s OAO Rosneft has filed a suit against the Gazprom-led Sakhalin Energy consortium to obtain access to the Sakhalin-2 gas pipeline, RIA Novosti reported 7 July. Rosneft is developing a 5mtpa LNG terminal with ExxonMobil in the Far East that was scheduled to launch 2018…

Southeast Asia's next frontier

Jul 07, 2014

Dockwise floatover installed the Shwe development topsides using COOEC's HSY229 installation launch barge. First production was in January this year. Photo from Dockwise. Myanmar has been producing hydrocarbons longer than many…

Upgrading Benchamas

Jul 07, 2014

The Benchamas Explorer FSO locaed in the Gulf of Thailand. Photo from Chevron.  In order to improve mooring integrity, Chevron and Technip developed a plan to change out the mooring system at its Benchamas FSO off Thailand…

Sovcomflot, Sakhalin Energy extend cooperation

Jul 07, 2014

SCF Group (Sovcomflot) and Sakhalin Energy Investment Co. Ltd. (Sakhalin Energy) have signed a contract for the construction and long-term operation of three multifunctional icebreaking standby vessels to serve the Sakhalin-2 offshore energy platforms…

South Stream granted go-ahead

Jul 02, 2014

The Ministry of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation has granted a construction permit to Amsterdam’s South Stream Transport for the South Stream gas pipeline. The pipeline will originate in Russia, pass under the Black Sea…

First gas achieved under the Domestic Swap Agreement, Indonesia

Jul 02, 2014

Premier announced today that the first gas under the Domestic Swap Agreement (DSA) commenced on 1 July.  Premier will supply up to an additional 40BBtud (gross) from its operated Natuna Sea Block A offshore Indonesia to the domestic market…

CGG Opens Myanmar Subsurface Imaging Center

Jul 02, 2014

CGG announced its recent inauguration of an open subsurface imaging center in Yangon to service and support anticipated growth in Myanmar’s oil and gas exploration sector. The new center is the first of its kind to be opened in Myanmar by a major international geoscience company…

Stanford Mustang delivered

Jul 02, 2014

Stanford Marine announced that its news anchor handling tug, the Stanford Mustang, has been delivered. The Stanford Mustang, a 50m DP2 tug, was specially designed to handle a specific charter in Qatar and was built at Fujian Mawei shipyard in Fuzhou…

Kvaerner and COOEC join forces

Jul 02, 2014

Norway's Kvaerner and China Offshore Oil Engineering Co. (COOEC) have officially opened an engineering joint venture, Kvaerner COOEC Engineering & Technology (KCET), in Qingdao, Shandong, China.  KCET will carry out and further develop…

EMAS AMC installs 50th platform for Chevron in Thailand

Jul 01, 2014

EMAS AMC, announced it has installed its 50th platform for Chevron in the Gulf of Thailand. Under a multi-year contract that began in 2011, EMAS AMC has also successfully laid 376km of subsea pipes utilizing the construction vessel Lewek Champion…

Euronav receives first 8 VLCCs from Maersk Singapore

Jul 01, 2014

On 5 January 2014, Euronav NV announced it would acquire 15 very large crude carriers (VLCC) from Maersk Tankers Singapore Pte Ltd. Today, Euronav said that eight of the VLCCs have been delivered in the first half of 2014. Deliveries…

Hess selects Bergading fabricator

Jul 01, 2014

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has received a Letter of Award (LOA) from Hess Exploration and Production Malaysia for engineering, procurement, construction, transportation, installation, hook-up, and commissioning (EPCIC) services for the Bergading complex…

Keppel lands Kraken and Shah Deniz jobs

Jul 01, 2014

Keppel Offshore & Marine subsidiaries Keppel Shipyard and Keppel Singmarine Pte have secured contracts worth a total of S$368 million for North Sea and Caspian Sea projects. Keppel Shipyard has won the contract for the conversion…

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