Fairfield Nodal heads off Brazil for Libra survey

By _Offshore_Energy_Today_ Fairfield Nodal has set off for deeper waters to acquire and process high-resolution 3D marine seismic data for the Libra consortium off Brazil. The company said on Tuesday that the Libra project was Fairfield Nodal’s first such project offshore Brazil and that it would utilize the proprietary Z3000 ocean bottom node system. The…

Ophir Energy in Equatorial Guinea exploration deal

By LNG World News London-based Ophir Energy, the developer of the Fortuna FLNG project, has signed a new production sharing contract for an offshore block in Equatorial Guinea. Ophir signed the deal with Equatorial Guinea’s Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons and national oil company GEPetrol for Block EG-24 offshore Rio Muni. Block EG-24, formerly Block…

Picture of the day: world’s 1st LNG-powered dredger on duty

By LNG World News LNG-powered trailing suction hopper dredger Minerva in action (Image courtesy of DEME)The 3,500-cbm trailing suction hopper dredger Minerva, owned by Belgian dredging specialist DEME, is currently executing sand suppletion works at the Belgian coast in Nieuwpoort. These shoreline reinforcement works are combined with maintenance dredging works in the access channel to…

Woodside Q3 revenue drops, narrows full-year guidance

By LNG World News Woodside Donaldson LNG carrier (Image courtesy of Woodside)Australian LNG operator Woodside reported a 7.4 percent drop in third-quarter sales revenue as production from the North West Shelf and Pluto LNG projects declined. Sales revenue in the third quarter dropped to $914 million from $988 million in the year-ago period, while total…

GTT’s nine-month revenue drops

By LNG World News Image courtesy of GTTGTT, the French maker of LNG containment systems, reported a revenue of €168.5 million ($199 million) for the first nine months of the year, 4.6 percent down from the corresponding period in 2016. Commenting on the result, the company’s chairman and CEO, Philippe Berterottière, said, “third-quarter sales activity…

Santos ups 2017 guidance as production rises

By LNG World News Image courtesy of SantosAustralian LNG player, Santos, reported upgraded its guidance figures for 2017 on the back of an increase in production during the third quarter. Santos has upgraded its production and sales volume guidance for 2017 to 58-60 mmboe and 79-82 mmboe, respectively, as production reached 15 mmboe while the…

Japan’s Sep LNG imports down almost 13 pct

By LNG World News Image courtesy of Tokyo ElectricJapan’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports declined by almost 13 percent in September year-on-year, according to the provisional data released by the country’s Ministry of Finance. The world’s largest buyer of the chilled fuel imported 5.82 million mt of LNG last month as compared to 6.67 million…