PTTEP crew not prepared for oil spill at Montara, regulator says

By Offshore Energy Today Australia’s offshore petroleum safety body NOPSEMA has issued an improvement notice to PTTEP Australasia regarding environmental management non-compliance associated with its Montara field operations. The regulator said the move was not related to an oil spill incident, but to incident prevention. Namely the watchdog said that PTTEP’s emergency management personnel was…

Petronas adds more time to Perisai rig contract

By Offshore Energy Today.. Perisai Petroleum has been awarded a contract extension for the jack-up drilling rig Perisai Pacific 101 by Malaysia’s state-owned oil company Petronas. Perisai’s 51% subsidiary, Perisai Offshore, has been awarded the extension to the contract, secured on May 8, 2014, which required the provision of the Perisai Pacific 101 jack-up to…

Fairfield submits decom plan for Dunlin subsea infrastructure

By Offshore Energy Today.. Fairfield Energy, a late-life asset and decommissioning operator, has submitted its draft decommissioning programs for the Dunlin, Merlin and Osprey field subsea installations and pipelines, in the UK sector of the North Sea, to the UK authorities. This is a second company to submit a draft decommissioning plan to the UK’s…

Offshore regulator launches investigation into Gjoa gas leak

By Offshore Energy Today.. Norwegian offshore safety watchdog, the Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA), has launched an investigation into a hydrocarbon leak on the Gjøa field, located in the North Sea off Norway, on June 21. Engie E&P, as the operator of the field, shut down the production from the field following the incident on Wednesday….

EIA: Sabine Pass exports down on week due to Tropical Storm Cindy

By LNG World News Cheniere’s Sabine Pass liquefaction terminal in Louisiana, currently the only such a facility to ship U.S. shale gas overseas, has exported fewer cargoes of the fuel in the week ending June 21 as compared to the week before, according to the Energy Information Administration. Three vessels with a total LNG-carrying capacity…

Quadrant takes two CHC helicopters for Australian ops

By Offshore Energy Today.. Helicopter services provider CHC Group has been awarded a two-year contract to support Australia’s oil and gas company, Quadrant Energy, starting July 1, 2017. In its statement on Thursday, CHC said it will provide passenger transfer services to Quadrant’s oil and gas installations on the North West Shelf using two AW139s…

Gjoa remains shut as Engie reveals cause of gas leak

By Offshore Energy Today.. Following a gas leak on the Engie E&P-operated Gjøa platform in the North Sea, the operator has now identified a cause but is keeping the production shut. Engie has 30% interest in the field and its partners are Shell with 12%, Dea Norge with 8%, Petoro with 30% and Wintershall Norge…

France’s GTT to equip Knutsen LNG tanker

By LNG World News For illustration only (Image courtesy of GTT)GTT, the French maker of LNG containment system has received an order from South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries to equip a new LNG carrier with its Mark III Flex containment system. Hyundai’s shipyard based in Ulsan will build the 180,000-cbm vessel on behalf of the…

USA: new LNG act to remove exports restrictions

By LNG World News US senator for Louisiana Bill Cassidy moved to expedite the US exporters access to the market with a License Natural Gas (LNG) Now Act. The motion aims to remove barriers placed on US exporters so they can quickly access the market and meet the global demand of natural gas. This legislation…