Chevron gains environmental approval for Gorgon Train 4

The Australian government has granted environmental approval to Chevron Australia Pty. Ltd. for Train 4 at the firm’s $54-billion Gorgon-Jansz LNG plant on Barrow Island off Western Australia. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Oil & Gas Journal – Transportation Comments comments

Mermaid defers delivery dates for three newbuilds

By Offshore Energy Today Thai-based offshore contractor Mermaid Maritime has deferred the deliveries of two rigs and one subsea vessel, to get more time to find work for these assets. The company ordered the MTR-3 and MTR-4 tender rigs and the subsea construction vessel Mermaid Ausana back in 2014. In a statement on Friday, it…

Report: Russians score $1 billion rig construction deal in Iran

By Offshore Energy Today Big news from Russia. According to a report, a Russian shipyard has scored a mega deal to build offshore drilling rigs for the Iranian oil and gas industry. According to this week’s report by Reuters, Russian shipyard Krasnye Barrikady has secured a contract to construct five offshore drilling rigs, to be…

BSEE, BOEM issue Southern California OCS well-stimulation analysis

A comprehensive environmental analysis of 23 offshore oil and gas platforms operating on the US Outer Continental Shelf off Southern California found no significant impact from the use of well stimulation treatments there, the US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management jointly reported. Read Full Article Here For…

Mermaid signs several contracts in Middle East

By _Offshore_Energy_Today_ Mermaid Maritime has announced that it has, through its subsidiaries, signed seven different subsea contracts and two contract extensions. The contracts were obtained by Mermaid’s subsidiaries Mermaid’s Western Hemisphere (MSSW), Mermaid’s Eastern Hemisphere (MSSE) and associate Asia Offshore Drilling (AOD). Mermaid said on Friday that MSSW has signed seven new subsea project contracts…

Thailand’s PTT eyes $28 mln Map Ta Phut LNG terminal expansion

By LNG World News PTT of Thailand is reportedly planning to invest about US$28 million to increase the capacity of its Map Ta Phut LNG import terminal by 1.5 million tons of the chilled fuel per year. Thailand’s energy minister Anantaporn Kanjanarat said the terminal’s capacity would be increased to 11.5 million tons in 2019,…

Environmentalists oppose Pacific NorthWest LNG

By LNG World News Petronas-led Pacific NorthWest LNG project proposed for Lelu Island in the District of Port Edward, British Columbia, has come across opposition from environmentalists recently. More than 90 “climate experts” signed an open letter to Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau and environment minister Catherine McKenna voicing concerns over “adverse effects of greenhouse…

Statoil to drill three new wells in North Sea offshore Norway

By Offshore Energy Today.. After Statoil encountered mixed results in two North Sea wells, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted the oil company a drilling permit for another three wells located offshore Norway. The three wells, 30/11-14, 30/11-14 A and 30/11-14 B, will be drilled from the Songa Delta drilling rig in production licence…

Egypt to issue tender for 10 LNG cargoes for July-August

By LNG World News Egypt is reportedly set to issue a tender seeking ten LNG cargoes for July and August delivery during next week. Once the tender is complete, the country will look to secure another batch of ten cargoes, either through a direct contract or through an international tender, Reuters reports citing an official…

Norway: Collective pay deal reached for land-based oil workers

By Offshore Energy Today Following last week’s breakdown in collective pay talks with employees working in land bases in Norway, Norwegian Oil Industry Association has this week reached an agreement with land employees. The successful talks this week were held with land-based employees, and white-collar staff offshore in addition to a number of companies in…