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SHI Secures Order For FPSO

SHI received an order for a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) facility worth US$140 million from Husky Oil Operations Ltd. of Canada on the 31st. As a competitive solution for the development of offshore oil and gas resources capable of the production, storage and offloading of crude oil and gas, an FPSO is a special facility suitable for the development of a medium size deep-sea oil and gas field due to its mobility.The FPSO facility SHI received an order for from Husky Oil Operations Ltd. is of 133,000 tonsmeasuring 272m(L) x 46m(W) x 27m(D). Capable of storing 940,000 barrels, it will be producing maximum 120,000 barrels of crude oil per day from the end of 2004 at the Whit Rose oil field located approximately 350 kilometers off the east coast of Newfoundland, Canada. The oil field is estimated to have 250 million barrels of oil reservoir. In consideration of the harsh environment of this oil field where there are heavy waves anda lot of floating icebergs, the FPSO facility will be equipped with a leading edge control system that enables the evacuation to a safe place or change of direction by using its twin screw in caseit falls into a dangerous situation of colliding with floating icebergs. And the hull of the vessel is going to be specially designed strong enough to resist the heaviest waves of the last century and collision with an iceberg of 10,000 tons

Husky Energy Increases Production

Husky Energy Inc. reported net earnings of $126 million ($0.29 per share) in the first quarter of 2002, compared with $192 million ($0.42 per share) in the same quarter of 2001. Cash flow from operations in the same period was $373 million ($0.87 per share), down from $620 million ($1.46 per share) in the first quarter of 2001. Results for 2001 have been restated to reflect the adoption of the recommendations of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants on foreign currency translation

Daewoo Shipbuilding Wins $1.27B Angola Order

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co.won an order worth $1.27b to build an oil drilling and production platform for an Angolan unit of energy giant Chevron Corp. The platform, to be built at Okpo Bay of Geoje Island, about 406 km south of Seoul, will be installed in the Tombua-Landana offshore oil field off the coast of Angola, southwestern Africa, Antara reported. (Source: Antara)

Bids Out for Marathon Oil Tanker Conversion

Tenders are currently being sought for the conversion of the Norwegian owned 2001-built, 91,676 dwt crude oil tanker Odin into an FPSO for operation in Marathon Oil’s Alvheim oil field development project in the North Sea. Marathon Oil expects to announce the shipyard that will convert the vessel in the early part of next year. Conversion of the Aframax tanker will result in an FPSO with an oil storage capacity of 560,000 barrels. The Alvheim field is expected to begin operations in 2007.

Navy Actions Disrupt Oil Field Access

StatoilHydro reportedly suspended helicopter flights to some of its main fields in the North Sea due to Russian Navy exercises in nearby international waters, Reuters reported. According to the reports, the disruptions will not affect production levels at the fields, which include the Troll field. According the report, a Russian aircraft carrier and two accompanying vessels were carrying out exercises near the heart of Norway's offshore oil and gas sector in the North Sea.

Four Companies Proceed with FPSO Chartering Project

MODEC, Inc., Mitsui & Co., Ltd., Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) and Marubeni Corporation have agreed that Mitsui, MOL and Marubeni will invest in a long-term charter business currently promoted by MODEC for the purpose of providing a floating production, storage and offloading system (FPSO) for use in the Carioca area of a pre-salt oil field off the coast of Brazil. The four companies have entered into definitive agreements today.

Conoco Talks On Azeri Field Expire Without Agreement

Conoco is reportedly was "considering all options" after failing to reach agreement in talks with Azerbaijan over a $1.2 billion deal to rehabilitate and develop a major oil field.

CNOOC Discovers New Oil and Gas field in Bohai Sea

China National Offshore Oil Corp. Ltd. (CNOOC), the country's largest offshore oil producer, announced that it discovered a new oil and gas field, dubbed Bozhong 28-2 East, in Bohai Sea. Bozhong 28-2 East is located between Bozhong 28-1 oil and gas field and Bozhong 28-2 South oil field near the Yellow River mouth. A 35-meter gas layer and a 35-meter oil layer have been discovered underneath the sea water measuring 20 meters in depth.

China to Review Offshore Risks in Wake of Spill

China's ocean administration reportedly want companies operating offshore wells to be more transparent after two oil leaks seeped into water off the country's eastern coast unbeknownst to many local fishermen and residents last month, according to an AP story. China's State Oceanic Administration reportedly issued a notice Friday asking offshore oil producers to investigate any risks, review their emergency planning and assess the environmental impact of their operations.

Mexico Approves 5 Shallow Water Areas in Round One Oil Tender

Mexico has approved the terms for five shallow water areas containing around 355 million barrels of oil equivalent as part of its Round One tender to open up the country's oil fields, the country's energy regulator said on Friday.   The whole of Round One covers areas including the Chicontepec basin and the Perdido area, as well as shallow and deep waters, and sees investment of up to $50.5 billion between 2015 and 2018, the energy regualtor said in November.    

Italy's Eni Arrives Arctic as Shell Departs

Eni in the Arctic. Image credit: ENI

 As Shell retreats from the Arctic, the Italian oil giant Eni is making final preparations for its own oil exploration venture in the Norwegian Arctic, reports the Guardian.   Eni has vowed to press ahead with oil production - a $5.5bn (£3.6bn) project - in the Norwegian Arctic

Eni Arctic Service Rig Extension Okayed

Italian oil company Eni has received permission from Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority to extend the use of a service rig on its troubled Arctic Goliat oil field offshore Norway until Nov. 30, the regulator said on Thursday. The Floatel Superior rig is used to house hundreds of crew members

Bollinger Delivers 15th FRC to U.S. Coast Guard

Sister Ship of the JOSEPH NAPIER, MARGARET NORVELL operating in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

Bollinger Shipyards has delivered the JOSEPH NAPIER, the 15th Fast Response Cutter (FRC) to the United States Coast Guard. The announcement was made by Bollinger’s President & C.E.O., Ben Bordelon. “We are very pleased to announce the delivery of the latest FRC built by

The Digital Oilfield Microwave Communication Offshore Brazil

 FPSO Skarv with  Pointlink antennas. Photo: BP

With most offshore wells in Brazil located between 30 and 300 km from the coast, communication with offshore assets has not always been straightforward or reliable. Some operators and service providers still use traditional maritime VSAT services for coverage offshore Brazil

Mexico Removes Bid Limit on Shallow Water Oil Tenders

Mexico's oil regulator voted on Friday to relax previously established rules on bidding terms and contracts that form the first step in an historic sector opening that kicks off this summer with the public auction of 14 shallow water fields.  

Mexico Lifts Bidding Limits for First Batch of Oil Tenders

CNH President Juan Carlos Zepeda Photo Mexican Energy Forum

  Mexico's oil regulator voted on Friday to relax rules on bidding terms and contracts that form the first step in a historic sector opening that kicks off this summer with the public auction of 14 shallow water fields. The July auction will mark the first of five packages of oil fields

Samsung to Build Three Shuttle Tankers for Teekay Offshore

A 150,000DWT shuttle tanker built by Samsung Heavy Industries. Photo: Samsung Heavy Industries

 Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has announced that it is to build three shuttle tankers for Teekay Offshore Partners, at a total price of $365m and the contract includes an option for an extra vessel.   The contract was signed in Oslo where Nor-Shipping 2015 was held

KNOT Orders New Tanker for Charter with BG Group

Image: Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers AS (KNOT)

 Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers AS (KNOT) has concluded a time-charter contract with Brazil Shipping 1 Limited, a subsidiary of the U.K. energy supplier BG GROUP PLC.    This contract is for a maximum 20-year period starting from the second quarter of 2017 and follows the

Pemex Confirms Explosion in Oil Platform at Gulf of Mexico

Photo: Petróleos Mexicanos.

 An oil platform run by Mexico’s state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) in the southern Gulf of Mexico suffered what appeared to be an explosion on Monday.    Pemex confirmed that there had been an “accident” and a “fire” after a leak of oil

Aberdeen Pupils Peek into Subsea Oil & Gas Technology


  Pupils at an Aberdeen primary school were given a rare insight into the depths of the oil and gas industry’s subsea sector after getting to sit in the driving seat of a remotely-operated vehicle (ROV) simulator. The Tullos Primary visit to i-Tech was organised by EnQuest as part

Custom Cranes Installed Aboard Nigerian OSV

M350EL hydraulic elbow knuckle-boom marine crane on the Awaritse Nigeria Ltd vessel Prince Job I (Photo: Sormec)

Italian manufacturer Sormec supplies specialist cranes to Nigerian OSV   Global offshore crane manufacturer Sormec has supplied matching cranes for a Dutch-built vessel operating in one of Nigeria's largest deepwater oil fields.  

Iran-Japan Joint LNG Production

Iran Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh. Photo: Iran Government

 Iran's oil minister invited the  Japanese delegation to partner in many areas especially Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) output, reports MNA.   The delegation of high-level Japanese trade official and executives of major industries, headed by Japan's State Minister of Economy

Maersk Seeks to Shut Janice in UK North Sea

Janice (Photo: Maersk Oil)

Maersk Oil said on Wednesday it would seek regulatory permission to shut its Janice installation, which produces around 7,000 barrels per day (bpd) from three UK North Sea oilfields, as the Danish firm reviews its operations due to falling oil prices.  

Rosneft, Gazprom to Receive Four Arctic Fields

Rosneft and Gazprom will soon receive new licenses for the development of the four fields on the shelf.

Ministry of the Environment sent to the government documents on the transfer of "Rosneft" and "Gazprom" licenses for the development of four more fields on the Arctic shelf, he said in an interview with RIA Novosti Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Minister Sergei

Bumi Armada Awaits Triple Delivery

Photo courtesy of Keppel Singmarine

Specialized shipbuilder Keppel Singmarine Pte Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), says it is on track to deliver three ice-class vessels to Bumi Armada Offshore Holdings Ltd, a subsidiary of Bumi Armada Berhad in September.

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