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Inpex to Ship First Ichthys LNG Cargo by End of September

July 11, 2018

Inpex said it expects to ship first cargo from its Ichthys liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Australia by the end of September after safety issues have been resolved, maintaining an earlier schedule. Australian regulators had discovered…

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BMT Supports the Installation of Appomattox FPS

July 5, 2018

BMT has completed a project for Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) providing marine simulation studies which have supported the installation of Shell’s Appomattox Floating Production System. The topside and hull of Appomattox, Shell's largest floating platform in the Gulf of Mexico…

Fall from Grace: Batista Gets 30-Years for Corruption

July 5, 2018

Eike Batista, the former mining and oil magnate who was once Brazil's richest man, was convicted and sentenced to 30 years in prison for bribing Rio de Janeiro state's disgraced ex-governor, according to a court document published on Tuesday.

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East China Sea Dispute: Japan Protests China Drilling Vessel

June 29, 2018

Japan has protested to China for allowing a gas drilling vessel to operate in disputed waters in the East China Sea, the government said on Friday. Japan and China agreed to jointly develop gas fields in the area in 2008 but talks have since stopped.

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Nippon Foundation Addresses Global Ocean Threats

June 28, 2018

Nippon Foundation is a philanthropic organization active globally with a simple mission, social innovation. While its activities today cross many activities and borders, when founded in 1962 its efforts focused largely on the maritime and shipping fields.

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EnerMech Obtains $24m Service Contract

June 27, 2018

EnerMech Get $24m Contract Lift. EnerMech has secured a cranes and lifting services contract with an international Operator in the North Sea along with an extension of many existing contracts worth just over $24m. The company will provide crane…

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Trelleborg Solutions to FSRU-Based LNG Terminal

June 26, 2018

Trelleborg’s marine systems operation has supplied a suite of products to H-Energy’s Floating Storage Re-gasification Unit (FSRU) based LNG terminal at JSW Infrastructure’s Jaigarh Port in Ratnagiri District, Maharashtra. Developed in accordance…

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Offshore Energy: LR Supports Mozambique FLNG Project

June 25, 2018

The scope of work that LR is undertaking covers design, procurement, certification, construction, integration and commissioning, as well as providing classification services under a risk based inspection regime to the FLNG when it enters into service in 2022.

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Hundreds Surf in Record Offshore Gas Protest

June 22, 2018

Hundreds of Israeli surfers in black skull-and-crossbones shirts took to the waves on Friday in what they said was a record-breaking protest against potential environmental damage from off-shore gas development. Organizers said 992 people, among them athletes and actors…

Croatia Reopens Bidding for LNG Terminal Capacity

June 22, 2018

LNG Hrvatska launched a second round of bidding for potential operators of an offshore liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Croatia's northern Adriatic on Friday, after the previous round drew little interest. Last week, Croatia's parliament…

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Predictive Software to Optimize FPSO Maintenance

June 21, 2018

A new test project in Norway looks to employ specialty software for the optimization of floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) maintenance. Lloyd's Register (LR) said it is using its RTAMO software to support AkerBP in an effort aiming…

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ExxonMobil, Hess Announce Oil Discovery Offshore Guyana

June 21, 2018

ExxonMobil and the Hess Corporation announced an eighth oil discovery offshore Guyana at the Longtail-1 well, creating the potential for additional resource development in the southeast area of the Stabroek Block. The companies said approximately 78 meters of high-quality…

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Angola's Oil Exports Could Drop to 2006 Lows

June 19, 2018

Angola's preliminary crude oil export plan for August includes 43 cargoes, down from July's 48 cargoes, according to a loading program on Tuesday. The schedule, which equates to a daily rate of around 133,000 barrels per day, will be the smallest since the 132…

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Panama Imports Its First LNG Cargo

June 19, 2018

Panama has imported its first liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo to commission the newly built $1 billion Costa Norte facility and power plant at Colon, expected to be a launch-pad for LNG trade across Central America. Many utilities in Central…

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Equinor Buys 25% Stake in Brazil’s Roncador Oil Field

June 15, 2018

Equinor and Petrobras have completed their transaction announced in December 2017, whereby Equinor has acquired a 25 percent non-operated interest in the Roncador oil field in Brazil’s Campos Basin. This follows all transaction conditions being met, including government and regulator approval.

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Shell Feeds Gas to Australia's New Prelude FLNG

June 13, 2018

Royal Dutch Shell has introduced gas to its 490 meter (1,600 ft) long Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) unit as part of the cooling process before start-up, a spokeswoman told Reuters on Wednesday. Gas was fed to the unit from liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier Gallina, she said.

AGL Energy Inks Deals for LNG Import Jetty

June 12, 2018

Australian power producer AGL Energy said on Tuesday it has signed two agreements for its planned liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal at Crib Point in the southeastern state of Victoria. The first is with pipeline firm APA Group to develop and construct the Crib Point Pakenham pipeline…

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Exxon Starts Drilling at Offshore Guyana Projects

June 12, 2018

Exxon Mobil Corp said it has commenced development drilling in the first of three offshore Guyana projects, which could produce more than 500,000 barrels of oil per day. Development drilling began in May for the first of 17 wells planned for Liza Phase 1, the company said.

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Itochu Seeks North Sea Sale

June 12, 2018

Japanese commodity trading house Itochu is seeking buyers for stakes in two North Sea oilfields, a pipeline and a terminal, a document seen by Reuters shows. The sale, run by Scotiabank, could fetch up to $250 million, according to banking sources.

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ENI on Track to Double Ghana's Gas Output

June 8, 2018

Italy's ENI is on track to deliver the first gas from its Ghana operations next month, with output rising to 180 million cubic feet per day by year end, enough to more than double national output, officials told Reuters on Friday. ENI, which began oil production from a 45…

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Equinor Deepens Its Offshore Brazil Portfolio

June 7, 2018

Equinor has expanded its portfolio in Brazil’s prolific Campos and Santos basins after winning the Uirapuru and Dois Irmãos blocks in the 4th Production Sharing Bidding Round in Brazil. Equinor, ExxonMobil and Petrogal Brasil presented the winning…

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