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Spirit Energy Partners To Acquire Assets of Tana Oil and Gas

Unocal Corporation's Spirit Energy 76 unit announced its Spirit Energy Partners, L.P., affiliate has agreed to acquire substantially all the Gulf of Mexico shelf assets of Tana Oil and Gas Corporation. The Tana acquisition includes interests in 12 proven properties and nine offshore platforms. The purchase price was not disclosed. Tana has an estimated net risked resource potential of more than 18 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMBOE), including more than 10 MMBOE in proved reserves. Estimated average annual production for 2000 is more than 10,000 BOE per day. "The acquisition of the Tana assets will provide the opportunity to enhance Spirit Energy's position in areas where we already possess a strong foothold and enjoy highly profitable operations," said John T. Donohue, president of Spirit Energy 76. "These assets can be integrated immediately into our portfolio." The transaction became effective Oct. 1, 1999. Closing is expected February 3, 2000. A majority of the purchase price will be financed by Spirit Energy Partners, an entity formed by Unocal and The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company to acquire producing properties in existing areas of operation. Unocal's 50-percent interest will be accounted for on an equity basis.


Unocal Announces Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Discovery

discovery on the Mad Dog prospect in the Gulf of Mexico deepwater Green Canyon block 826. The well encountered 300 net ft. of hydrocarbons, primarily crude oil. Spirit Energy holds a 25-percent interest in the 2.5-block drilling unit encompassing most of the Mad Dog structure. Based on the available data, the company believes its net resource potential for the Mad Dog drilling unit is likely in excess of 100 million boe and possibly as high as 200 million boe.


Spirit Energy 76 Says Mad Dog Appraisal Well Successful

Unocal Corporation's Spirit Energy 76 unit said the appraisal well drilled on the Mad Dog prospect in Green Canyon block 782 encountered 250 ft. of oil pay in zones that appear to correspond to those penetrated by the discovery well. The appraisal well was drilled to a measured depth of 20,268 ft. about two miles north of the discovery well. A sidetrack to the main appraisal well was drilled to 21,560 ft., and the results are under evaluation.


BC Ferries’ Vessel to Undergo $13M Upgrade

The Spirit of Vancouver Island will be removed from service on the Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen route for its annual refit and a major passenger services upgrade on Tuesday, January 3, 2006. Similar to the 2005 upgrade of the Spirit of British Columbia, the Spirit of Vancouver Island will see all the interior passenger areas completely renovated. Among the improvements to the 1994 vessel will be an upgraded cafeteria, a redesigned buffet, renovated washrooms, new seating


Round Table Meeting in Beijing

In connection with a recent Shipping Industry meeting in Beijing the four Chairmen of the Round Table of international shipping associations (RT) which comprises BIMCO, ICS, Intercargo and Intertanko, met to discuss issues of common interest including piracy, the plight of the “Hebei Spirit” officers and practical measures to reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions from ships. The state of lawlessness and recent escalation of piracy attacks in the Gulf of Aden is of enormous concern to


LNG Tanker Creole Spirit Headed for Portugal from US

Creole Spirit (Photo: Teekay)

The Creole Spirit liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker is destined for Portugal from the U.S. Sabine Pass project, two trade sources said.   Creole Spirit is the sixth cargo to be exported by Cheniere Energy Inc's project and the first to come to Europe.   The cargo was purchased by Portugal's Galp Energia , one source said.     (Reporting by Sarah McFarlane)


Tasmanian Ferry Docks for Final Time

The Spirit of Tasmania III has docked in Devonport for the final time. The Sydney-to-Devonport ferry made a low-key entrance to northern Tasmania on Monday, almost two months after its sale to Mediterranean operator Corsica Ferries. Spirit III's final voyage lacked the fanfare of its launch in January 2004, when it was billed as a tourism boon to the island state. Tasmanian Premier Paul Lennon announced the ferry's sale in June, saying the loss-making vessel was no longer viable.


Teekay Offshore Acquires FPSO & New Shuttle Tanker

Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. (NYSE:TOO) announced that is has completed the acquisition of the Cidade de Rio das Ostras floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) unit from Teekay Corporation (NYSE:TK) for a purchase price of approximately $158m. The partnership also announced that its 51 percent-owned subsidiary, Teekay Offshore Operating L.P. (OPCO), has acquired the newbuilding shuttle tanker, the Amundsen Spirit


New Research Vessel Taps Hybrid Power

Photo courtesy of Corvus Energy

Battery hybrid provides clean, quiet, fuel‐efficient research platform on Long Island Sound.     Corvus Energy, Northern Lights and BAE systems now power Spirit of the Sound, a floating marine education classroom and research vessel. The vessel, a 65‐foot catamaran, will operate in Long Island Sound for The Norwalk Aquarium in Connecticut.    The Corvus Energy lithium battery will provide the high-density energy storage for propulsion and house loads


Marines Thwart Biggest Bunker Robbery in Singapore

MT Almi Spirit. Photo by Taurus Tankers

 Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) in Johor Baru thwarted the biggest robbery attempt so far this year on marine fuel oil (MFO).   MMEA director-general Admiral (Maritime) Ahmad Puzi Ab Kahar said in a Twitter message that the robbers went on board the MT Almi Spirit at 7am and that MMEA boats had intercepted the vessel.   “ALMI SPIRIT was boarded by six robbers in the Straits of Singapore at 7am


US Offshore Regulator to Unveil Tougher Environmental Safeguards

The Discoverer Enterprise, Q4000 and many other vessels work around the clock cleaning up the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. (Photo: SGT Casey Ware, U.S. Army)

The U.S. government agency created after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill plans in coming weeks to unveil tougher financial requirements for offshore oil producers aimed at protecting taxpayers from the risk of cleaning up abandoned oil rigs, an agency executive told Reuters.  


Corvus Energy Unveils Orca ESS Product Line

Image: Corvus Energy

Manufacturer of lithium-ion based energy storage systems (ESS) Corvus Energy said it is set to unveil its next generation product line, Orca ESS, specifically designed and built to meet the needs of maritime applications.   The Orca ESS product line


Orca ESS Retrofit for Norwegian Research Vessel

Image: Corvus Energy

Corvus Energy’s next generation Orca ESS has been selected by Halvorsen for the retrofit of the fisheries and environmental research vessel MS Johan Hjort.   Halvorsen Power System AS has selected Corvus Energy as the supplier of the lithium ion based energy storage system (ESS) for a


Orca Energy ESS to Power Fish Farm Support Vessel

All Electric Fish Farm Support Vessel Photo Orca Energy

Grovfjord Mek. Verksted AS (GMV) has selected Corvus Energy as the supplier of the lithium ion based energy storage system (ESS) for a fish farm support vessel called GMV ZERO. GMV will utilize Corvus’ next generation Orca Energy ESS to support the vessel’s entire energy requirements


US Ports Gear up for 2016 Shipping Season

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The St. Lawrence Seaway opened two weeks earlier this shipping season and U.S. ports took advantage of the warm weather to move cargo for their customers.   Betty Sutton, Administrator of the U.S. Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation said


Springfield Shipping Extends Work with Eniram

Nick Pinkney (Photo: Eniram)

Greek company Springfield Shipping Co. announced that Eniram, the provider of energy management technology and analytic services to the shipping industry, has been selected for a further roll out of its energy efficiency technology for its VLCC vessels.  


Tsakos Orders Tankers at Sungdong

Photo: Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd. (TEN)

 South Korean shipyard Sungdong Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. (Sungdong) has won an order from Greece’s Tsakos Energy Navigation (TEN) for two 74,000 deadweight tonnage (DWT) crude-oil carriers with an option for two more.


DNV GL to Provide Project Certification for E.ON’s Arkona Offshore Wind Farm

Image: DNV GL

 Contract covers inspections from manufacturing, transport, installation and commissioning of wind farm.   E.ON has awarded the project certification contract for the new Arkona offshore wind farm to DNV GL. The project covers the inspection phases, from manufacturing, transport


Three Senior Appointments at Wikborg Rein, London

(l to r) Mary Lindsay,  Nick Sheperd and Mike Stewart Photo Wikborg Rein

International law firm Wikborg Rein has further strengthened its leading presence in the shipping and offshore and onshore construction sectors with the appointment of three key senior hires to its London offices.   Nick Shepherd has joined as a partner from Ince & Co


Barillec Highlights its VarShaft System in Amsterdam

Image: Barillec

On the occasion of Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo in Amsterdam, Barillec will focus on its VarShaft system, whose first prototype is now available in its showroom in Concarneau. VarShaft has been developed to improve energy efficiency of fishing boats and other service vessels.  


Lempke to Lead Newport News’ Energy Programs

Michael Lempke (Photo: HII)

Michael Lempke has been appointed vice president of energy programs for Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Newport News Shipbuilding division, succeeding Pete Diakun, who will retire at the end of the year after 31 years of service.  


India Teams up with Japan, South Korea on LNG

Dharmendra Pradhan. Photo: Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas

 India plans to form an alliance with Japan and South Korea to buy liquefied natural gas (LNG) at "reasonable prices", the country's oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan said.   India may soon rope China into the alliance as well, he said.  


DNV GL, SGN Join Forces to Deliver Innovative project

DNV GL Logo

Following a successful Network Innovation Competition bid in 2015, DNV GL has secured innovation funding from SGN to partner in a project to demonstrate the viability and practical reality of a mixed-source, energy-centric gas network for the future


Hybrid Technology for Military and Commercial Vessels

WFSV ‘Seacat Intrepid’ built by Alicat – South Boats IOW. Deck layout includes space for ISO containers.

The Hour of Power Comes of Age   The marine industry is now recognizing the potential of utilizing hybrid power and innovative propulsion systems. Certain maritime sectors are potentially well suited to hybrid systems. These include ferries


US Navy 'Green Fleet' Fills up with Italian-made Biofuel

Guided-missile destroyer USS Mason prepares to seat a fuel probe delivered from the Italian oiler ITS Etna during a practice replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Anderson W. Branch)

A U.S. warship took its first delivery of Italian-made biofuel on Thursday as part of the Navy's programme to use more alternative energy.   The USS Mason was refuelled alongside an Italian vessel, the Andrea Doria, in the seas off of Italy's southern coast with a mix produced by Italy's






 
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