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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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GDI, Dolphin Energy Sign Offshore Drilling Rig Services Contract

Mubarak A Al Hajri (left), Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of GDI, and Hassan Al Emadi, General Manager, Dolphin Energy – Qatar, signing the contract. Photo: Gulf Drilling International Ltd.

Qatar’s Gulf International Services (GIS), the leading service group, has announced that its subsidiary Gulf Drilling International (GDI) has signed a contract with Dolphin Energy for drilling rig services. The contract was signed by Mubarak A al-Hajri, managing director and chief executive officer and Hassan al-Emadi, general manager, Dolphin Energy, Qatar. The work under this contract will be performed by the high spec jack-up rig "Al Jassra" and will consist of drilling three wells on the DOL 1 production platform located in offshore waters of Qatar. The service will commence this month.

Rolls Royce Wins Large Dolphin Energy Contract

Rolls-Royce has been awarded contracts worth $136 million to supply technology and long-term services support to Dolphin Energy Limited which transports natural gas from Qatar to the United Arab Emirates and Oman via a 364 km subsea pipeline. Rolls-Royce will supply Dolphin Energy Limited with three industrial Trent gas turbine compression packages. The three new Trent units, each rated at 52 megawatts, will join six similar Rolls-Royce packages that went into service at Dolphin Energy’s Gas Processing Plant in Ras Laffan, Qatar in 2006. The equipment will be manufactured and packaged at the Rolls-Royce facilities in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and Mount Vernon, Ohio, U.S.A. Delivery of the packaged units to Ras Laffan will be in the second and third quarters of 2013.

FERC Conducting Scoping Port Dolphin Energy

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) said that it is conducting limited scoping regarding the onshore portion of the proposed Port Dolphin Energy LLC liquefied natural gas (LNG) deepwater port (DWP) to be located in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico southwest of Tampa Bay. Comments regarding environmental aspects of the onshore portion of this proposed project should be submitted by March 5. Source: HK Law

Port Dolphin Energy Proposes Amendment

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a notice stating that Port Dolphin Energy LLC is proposing an amendment to its application for a license to construct and operate a liquefied natural gas (LNG) deepwater port (DWP) in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico in the vicinity of Tampa, Florida. The proposal would involve changing the route of the associated pipeline to connect into the two other nearby gas pipelines. Comments on the proposal should be submitted by February 19. 73 Fed. Reg. 6497 (HK Law).

Port Dolphin Energy LNG DWP License Application

The Maritime Administration (MARAD) issued a notice stating that the US Coast Guard intends to prepare an environmental impact statement as part of the environmental review of the application submitted by Port Dolphin Energy LLC for a license to construct and operate a liquefied natural gas (LNG) deepwater port (DWP). If approved, the LNG DWP would be located in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico approximately 28 miles off the west coast of Florida. A meeting will be held in Palmetto, Florida on July 25 to receive public comment on this application. 72 Fed. Reg. 38116

MarAd Port Dolphin Energy LNG DWP License Application

The Maritime Administration (MarAd) issued a notice stating that the US Coast Guard intends to prepare an environmental impact statement as part of the environmental review of the application submitted by Port Dolphin Energy LLC for a license to construct and operate a liquefied natural gas (LNG) deepwater port (DWP). If approved, the LNG DWP would be located in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico approximately 28 miles off the west coast of Florida. A meeting will be held in Palmetto, Florida on July 25 to receive public comment on this application. Source: HK Law

Port Dolphin Energy Regulatory Milestone

Port Dolphin Energy, LLC, announced that a Record of Decision has been signed in its application for a license to build a deepwater liquefied natural gas (LNG) port off the West Coast of Florida. The Record of Decision paves the way to the awarding of a deepwater port license to be issued by the U.S. Maritime Administration. The signing marks the successful completion of a comprehensive Environmental Impact Statement directed by the U.S. Coast Guard and formal approval last month by Florida Governor Charlie Crist. Port Dolphin is a subsidiary of Hoegh LNG, a specialist in the development of floating solutions in the LNG value chain.

MarAd Issues LNG DWP License Application

The Maritime Administration (MarAd) issued a notice stating that it and the US Coast Guard received an application from Port Dolphin Energy LLC for licensing of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) deepwater port (DWP) to be constructed and operated in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico approximately 28 miles southwest of Tampa Bay. 72 Fed. Reg. 34741 Source: HK Law

Hoover Container Solutions Names Matis Sales Director

Matt Matis

Hoover Container Solutions,a subsidiary of Hoover Group, Inc., has named Matt Matis as director of sales for the Gulf of Mexico region. Matis is based in Thibodeaux, La., and will work closely with Hoover’s facilities in Port Fourchon, New Iberia and Scott, La. Matis will lead Hoover’s Louisiana sales efforts with a focus on the offshore industry while managing several major customer accounts. Additionally, he will work closely with the Hoover and Dolphin Energy Equipment teams to develop an integrated product and service offering to better support customers.

N-KOM delivers First Newbuild Liftboat

Photo: N-KOM

Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine (N-KOM) reports that it has delivered its first liftboat unit, Al Safliya, to Qatari rig operator Gulf Drilling International (GDI). Al Safliya is the first liftboat to be wholly constructed in Qatar at the Erhama Bin Jaber Al Jalahma shipyard The self-propelled and elevating unit has been customized for operations in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in water depths of up to 65m. “GDI is pleased with the quality delivered by N-KOM for the liftboat Al Safliya," said Mubarak Al Hajri, the MD & CEO of GDI.

Port Dolphin Files Deepwater Port Application with Coast Guard

Port Dolphin Energy LLC, a wholly owned US subsidiary of the Norwegian based company Höegh LNG AS, has submitted an application to the U.S. Coast Guard for approval to build and operate a deep water port for the import of natural gas to Florida's west coast. a 42 mile offshore pipeline to bring the natural gas from the offshore terminal to Port Manatee in Tampa Bay. The energy market in Florida is forecast to grow rapidly in the coming years, and natural gas is a valuable source in the energy mix for the state. The proposed Port Dolphin project would introduce capacity with a new access point for natural gas without extensive pipeline expansions, bringing much needed incremental supply of natural gas to residential, commercial and industrial customers in Florida.

Port Dolphin Energy, Port Manatee $30M Deal

Port Manatee

The Manatee County Port Authority approved a long-term $30m agreement with Port Dolphin Energy LLC, providing Fla. with a second major source of natural gas. Port Dolphin officials estimate its project will generate more than $150m in direct economic impact within Manatee County during the next 20 years. Construction of the project is expected to begin in 2012 with completion in 2013. During the first five years of the agreement, Port Manatee will receive more than $16m in cash and assets, followed by about $15m per year over the remainder of the agreement.

Schat-Harding Books Strong Year

Schat-Harding, a maker of lifeboats and davits, reported a strong orderbook in the third quarter of 2004, with orders totaling $16 million booked, driven by strong demand from passenger ships, offshore rigs, LNG and ice-class tankers and naval vessels. Key passenger ship orders included six CTL38 cruise tenders and 14 MPC32 compact cruise lifeboats with PD davits for two MSC newbuildings at Chantiers de l'Atlantique, eight MPC32 boats and VIP davits for a series of RoPax building at Italy's Visenti yard, and two MPC32 boats with davits for the lengthening of the RCCL Enchantment of the Seas. Offshore orders included two KISS800 systems for the Atwood Beacon rig, four KISS boats and davits for Pemex and two MCB 600 boats for the Dolphin Energy project.

MARAD – Port Dolphin Energy LNG DWP

The Maritime Administration (MARAD) issued a notice stating that it and the US Coast Guard are making available the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Port Dolphin Energy liquefied natural gas (LNG) deepwater port (DWP) project.  Plans call for construction and operation of the import facility in waters of the Gulf of Mexico approximately 28 miles off the coast of Florida.  A public meeting will be held in Palmetto, Florida on May 6.  Written comments should be submitted by June 2.  73 Fed. Reg. 21012  (HK Law).

Obama Admin. Approval for Fla. LNG Facility

Acting Maritime Administrator David T. Matsuda approved the construction of a deepwater port for liquefied natural gas (LNG) off the coast of Fla. As part of the approval agreement, officials for Port Dolphin Energy, LLC, agreed to provide employment and training opportunities to American mariners on ships using the port. The Maritime Administration is an agency of the U.S. Department of Transportation. “This energy project is a win for Florida consumers, and for U.S. maritime workers,” said Transportation Secretary LaHood. The Port Dolphin facility will be located in the Gulf of Mexico, approximately 28 miles southwest of Tampa Bay. Deepwater ports are offshore facilities used to transfer imported oil and natural gas from carrier vessels to shore via sub-sea pipelines.

Hoover Container Solutions Acquire Dolphin Energy Equipment

Hoover Container Solutions, a subsidiary of Hoover Group, Inc., has acquired Dolphin Energy Equipment LLC, a leading provider of cargo and waste management rental equipment and related consumables in the Gulf of Mexico region. Headquartered in New Iberia, La., with a distribution and service center in Port Fourchon, La., Dolphin’s assets include a diversified fleet of cargo carrying units (“CCUs”) certified to the highest standards including DNV and API regulations. Dolphin is best known for its offshore baskets, trash compactors, food disposal units, pipe slings and related consumables and services. Hoover’s Chief Executive Officer…

Hoover Acquires Scotland's Container Company Ltd.

Hoover Container Solutions (Hoover) informs it has acquired Container Company Ltd. , a leading supplier of cargo carrying units (CCUs) for the offshore oil and gas industry. This acquisition complements Hoover's recent acquisitions of Consult Supply AS and Dolphin Energy Equipment making Hoover one of the largest worldwide suppliers of CCUs. Hoover explain: headquartered in Aberdeen, Scotland, Container Company designs, supplies and services a full range of standard and custom-built CCUs including chemical tanks, baskets, skips, workshops, mini, half height, closed top and freezer containers. Container Company maintains a wide range of CCU sizes with a large, readily-available inventory to meet its customers’ requirements while offering a full repair, maintenance and certification program.

Statoil Extends Bideford Dolphin Contract

Photo: Fred. Olsen Energy ASA

 Dolphin Drilling AS, a subsidiary of Fred. Olsen Energy ASA, has extended contract with Statoil for Bideford Dolphin. "We have entered into a one well contract extension, including one optional well, with Statoil for use of the semi-submersible drilling rig Bideford Dolphin for operation on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, with commencement latest 31 July 2017," said a statement from the company.   The one-well program is estimated to take 50 days and estimated contract value is approximately USD 8.6 million.  

Fred.Olsen Energy, Hyundai Settle Rig Dispute

Rig firm Fred. Olsen Energy and South Korean yard Hyundai Heavy Industries settle dispute over construction of semi-submersible rig Bollsta Dolphin. Shares in Fred. Olsen Energy up 17 percent at 0736 GMT on the news, after rising 37 percent at the opening of the Oslo bourse. Ownership of platform will be retained by Hyundai and arbitration proceedings associated with disputes have been terminated by consent. Fred. Olsen Energy's subsidiary firm Bollsta Dolphin will receive about $176.4 million from Hyundai of first installment paid by Bollsta. Reporting by Gwladys Fouche

Rescuers Help Dolphins Escape Indonesian Circus

Only one of the dolphins survived to be released back into the wild (Credit: DolphinProject.com)

A dolphin protection group has helped to facilitate the confiscation, rehabilitation and release of illegally caught dolphins bound to be sold for Indonesia’s traveling circuses. The California based organization Dolphin Project said it received reports in mid December that three wild dolphins – two spinners and a bottlenose – were being held with more than 30 reef sharks in Karimunjawa, Indonesia in a shallow pool known for allowing visitors to take selfies with sharks. It was discovered that the bottlenose was severely injured from capture, and the dolphin died within hours.

Foss Maritime Wins Clean Air Award

The ports of and was honored Foss Maritime Company, calling its innovative approach to reducing air pollution in southern an outstanding example of corporate leadership. Among Foss’ initiatives: Developing the world’s first hybrid tug, the Green Dolphin, a low-emission vessel that company officials expect to deploy in San Pedro Bay by the fall of 2008. Earlier this year, the federal Environmental Protection Agency gave Foss and the Green Dolphin its Clean Air Technology Award, the first time a marine operating company has ever received the honor. Susan Hayman, vice president for environmental and corporate development, accepted the award for corporate level leadership at the First Annual San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan – Clean Air Excellence Awards.

Halliburton's Brown & Root Wins ROV Drilling Support Contract

As a division of Brown & Root Energy International, Services (BRES), SubSea International, Inc. has been awarded a contract to provide remotely operated vehicle (ROV) services to support Burlington Resources, Inc.'s drilling program in the Gulf of Mexico. Brown & Root Energy Services is a business unit of Halliburton Company. Operating from onboard semi-submersible Borgny Dolphin, SubSea International's ROV systems. include a custom-built heavy launch and recovery system, a four-point guide wire cursor system and a Pioneer work-class ROV.

Major Oil Rig Contract for Harland and Wolff

Image: Harland and Wolff

In a multi-million pound boost to the Northern Ireland economy, Belfast ship builder Harland and Wolff has secured a contract to carry out major work on an oil rig. Dolphin Drilling Limited has awarded H&W the contract for the drydocking and Renewal/Special Periodic Survey of its Byford Dolphin Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU). H&W Director of ship and offshore unit repair, James Lappin said that this was a significant project for Harland and Wolff and for Northern Ireland.

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