India awards eight offshore blocks under 2016 bid round

By _Offshore_Energy_Today_ India’s Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the award of operatorship for a total of 31 onshore and offshore oil and gas blocks. The Cabinet said on Wednesday that the blocks consist of small oil and gas fields discovered by the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) and Oil India Limited (OIL)….

Flex LNG looking to buy two Geveran MEGI LNG newbuilds

By LNG World News Flex LNG, the shipping company controlled by billionaire John Fredriksen, plans to purchase two liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers from its largest shareholder, Geveran Trading. The acquisition of the two shipbuilding contracts would give Flex LNG a uniform fleet of four M-type, Electronically Controlled, Gas Injection (MEGI)-powered vessels, the company said…

Inpex in double naming ceremony for Ichthys project

By Offshore Energy Today Japan’s Inpex on Friday celebrated the naming of the massive offshore facilities destined for the Ichthys gas field in Australia. The naming ceremony for the Ichthys offshore platform was held at the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in South Korea. According to Inpex, the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop officially…

Canada’s LNG imports hit all-time low

By LNG World News Canaport LNG’s storage tanks (Image: Canaport LNG)Canada’s imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) reached an all-time low last year since the country started importing the chilled fuel in 2009, according to the National Energy Board. Canada imported only four LNG cargoes in 2016, equivalent to about 329 million cubic meters (11.6…

Advertorial: First Transfer using the Seagull Gangway

By Jeroen Swillens By Safeway B.V. Safeway’s first successful transfer at Total E&P Nederland B.V. platform in the North Sea Unsurpassed workability; Permanent access; Height adjustable; Roll compensation On the 6th of February 2017, the Safeway BV Seagull type motion compensated gangway on board of the M/V Aethra made its first successful people transfer at…

Skangas to deliver LNG to Finnish waste management company

By LNG World News Skangas signed a contract with a Finnish waste management company Stormossen for the supply of liquefied natural gas to the company’s first biogas station in Vaasa. Stormossen supplies biogas produced from waste to the public transportation sector and for passenger cars. Skangas noted in its statement that LNG will serve as…

Bowleven launches counterattack against activist investor

By Offshore Energy Today.. The battle of words between Bowleven, an Africa-focused oil and gas company, and Crown Ocean Capital (COC), its largest shareholder, rages on as Bowleven issued a rebuttal on Friday to claims made by COC earlier this week. The Monaco-based activist investor, which now holds 16.2% of Bowleven, in January proposed two…