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Ship of the Year: MOL FSRU Challenger

December 28, 2017

MOL FSRU Challenger is Maritime Reporter & Engineering News' Great Ships of 2017. The World’s Largest Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU Max). Japanese shipowner Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) in middle of October, took delivery…

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Shipyard Contract Cancelled

December 26, 2017

Ongoing uncertainty in the global offshore energy sector has claimed another casualty, as Kawasaki Heavy Industries announced that it has terminated -- in agreement with Island Navigator I KS -- the shipbuilding contract for the top hole drilling/light well intervention vessel, Island Navigator.

BSEE Proposes Softening of Offshore Drilling Rules - WSJ

December 26, 2017

A U.S. regulator has proposed rolling back safety measures put in place after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, which would reduce the role of government in offshore oil production, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)…

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World's Largest Vessel Set to Sail in 2018

December 26, 2017

In 2018, Shell's huge floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) Prelude, the world's largest vessel, will begin its job of extracting and processing gas at sea, reported CNBC. The 488-meter-long and 74-meter-wide floating facility left the shipyard…


ABS Grants AIP for LNG Power Vessel

December 22, 2017

ABS has granted Approval in Principle (AIP) to Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co., Ltd., for its LNG Power Vessel. The vessel is designed in accordance with the applicable requirements of ABS Rules and IMO Regulations. “ABS provides the…

Petrobras: O&G Auction Not in CapEx Plan

December 22, 2017

Brazil's state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro announced that it had not allocated money to bid in upcoming oil and gas auctions in its five-year capital spending plan, according to a presentation hosted by exploration and production director Solange Guedes.

Shipbuilding First: Wison Delivers Barge-based FSRU

December 21, 2017

A shipbuilding first was recorded with Exmar took delivery of the world's first barge-based FSRU and secures long-term employment for the unit. Final delivery of the world’s first barge-based floating LNG storage and re-gasification unit (FSRU) from the Wison Shipyard in Nantong, China.

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SBM Offshore Completes FPSO Liza Financing

December 20, 2017

SBM Offshore said it has secured the $720 million project financing for FPSO Liza through a consortium of 12 international banks, completed on December 19, 2017. SBM Offshore said it expects to draw the loan in full, phased over the construction period of the FPSO.


Petrojarl I Sails for Brazil Following Upgrades

December 18, 2017

Teekay’s long standing 31-year-old floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) unit Petrojarl I has sailed-away en route to the Atlanta Field off Brazil following upgrades at the Aibel AS shipyard in Norway. “This has been a challenging…

Exxon, Petrobras Form Alliance to Develop Oil, Gas Projects

December 14, 2017

Exxon Mobil Corp and Petróleo Brasileiro SA, Brazil's state-controlled oil producer also known as Petrobras, said on Thursday they had formed an alliance to develop energy projects around the world. The deal, which was signed in Rio de Janeiro…

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Trelleborg Solutions for FLNG Ship-to-Shore System

December 13, 2017

Trelleborg has hailed the recent test of the Universal Transfer System (UTS) conducted with Connect LNG and Gas Natural Fenosa, as tangible evidence of the new applications that its suite of products for jettyless LNG transfer can unlock in this challenging field.

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Eni plans to restart Norway's Goliat Oilfield

December 8, 2017

Italian oil firm Eni said on Friday it planned to restart production at its Goliat oilfield in the Arctic Barents Sea within a few days. The Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) said earlier on Friday the company could bring back on stream the 100…

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Former Chief of Daewoo Shipbuilding Gets 6 Years in Jail

December 8, 2017

Former Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) boss Nam Sang-tae sentenced to six years in prison by Korean court for embezzlement and bribery, Yonhap reported. The report said that the Seoul Central District Court handed down the guilty verdict to Nam Sang-tae…

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Aker to Design Johan Castberg FPSO Accommodations

December 7, 2017

Aker Solutions won a contract from Sembcorp Marine to design the living quarters for the Johan Castberg development's floating production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO). The work scope includes detailed design engineering of the living…

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Roxtec Seals for New North Sea FPSO

December 6, 2017

Cable sealing solutions designed by Roxtec have been used in the construction of Dana Petroleum’s new Western Isles floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel, which started production in the U.K. North Sea last month. Roxtec…


Wison, CCS Partner on China’s FSRU Standards

December 5, 2017

Wison Offshore & Marine announced it will collaborate with China Classification Society (CCS) Wuhan Rules & Research Institute on various fronts of floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) storage and re-gasification facility (FSRU) developments in China under a strategic cooperation agreement.

Petrobras to Receive about $200 Mln from Corruption Repayments

December 5, 2017

Brazilian state oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA will receive about 650 million reais ($201 million) in funds recovered from the country's largest-ever corruption investigation, known as Car Wash, the federal prosecutors office for the state of Paraná said on Tuesday.

First Libra Pre-salt Oil Shipment Likely in Early January

December 1, 2017

Petróleo Brasileiro SA is likely to begin shipping oil from the Libra pre-salt area early in January, an executive at the Brazilian state-controlled oil company said on Friday. Operations at Libra kicked off this week with an output of around 17…

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First Oil and Contract Start-up for Libra FPSO

November 30, 2017

Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. announced that its jointly owned floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) unit, the FPSO Pioneiro de Libra (Libra), has achieved first oil and commenced its 12-year charter contract with a group of international oil companies…


Yinson to Take Over Layang FPSO from THHE

November 30, 2017

Malaysia’s Yinson Energy Sdn Bhd plans to take over the Layang floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) project from TH Heavy Engineering Bhd (THHE) Edge Markets reported. THEE, which has the Layang FPSO contract with Japan’s JX Nippon.

SBM Offshore to Pay $238 Mln in US Bribery Case

November 29, 2017

SBM Offshore NV, a Netherlands-based maker of offshore oil drilling equipment, and its U.S. subsidiary, SBM Offshore USA Inc, agreed to settle criminal charges of bribing officials in five countries and pay a $238 million penalty, the U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday.

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