Daily Archives: August 24, 2016

Israel plans offshore licensing round roadshows

Rate this article By _Offshore_Energy_Today_ The Israeli Ministry of Infrastructures, Energy and Water Resources (MIEWR), the government agency responsible for overseeing all petroleum-related activities in Israel, plans to host roadshows in September 2016 for the promotion of the country’s first offshore energy licensing round. IHS Energy, a part of IHS Markit, said on Friday that…

Update: ‘Transocean Winner’ tow slower than expected

Rate this article By Offshore Energy Today The semi-submersible drilling rig Transocean Winner is on the final approach to Broad Bay as part of the towing operation to remove it from Dalmore Bay, where it had been grounded for two weeks after having been hit by a severe storm. According to the UK Maritime and…

Statoil: Fram C East starts production

Rate this article By Offshore Energy Today Norwegian oil company Statoil has said that production has started from the Fram C East field in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea through the Troll C production platform. The Fram C East is a long production well drilled from the existing Fram subsea template. Production is…

Watch: Historic internet broadcast of Gulf of Mexico lease sale

Rate this article By _Offshore_Energy_Today_ US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will on Wednesday host a lease sale offering 23.8 million acres in federal waters offshore Texas for oil and gas exploration and development. What makes this lease sale special is the fact the it will be broadcast live on the internet. BOEM has…

Update: Zeebrugge LNG reloads up in H1

Rate this article By LNG World News Image courtesy of the Port of ZeebruggeBelgium’s Fluxys on Wednesday said that its liquefied natural gas terminal in the port of Zeebrugge has reloaded more cargoes of the chilled fuel in the first half of this year as compared to the same period a year ago. The Zeebrugge…

21 laid off as Aberdeen subsea firm appoints administrators

Rate this article By Offshore Energy Today Aberdeen-based subsea services company CIE Well Control has antered into administration. At the request of the company’s directors Blair Nimmo and Geoff Jacobs of KPMG LLP were appointed as Joint Administrators of CIE Well Control Limited (“CIE”) on 19 August 2016. CIE provides a range of subsea and…

Vroon Offshore expands fleet with new platform supply vessel

Rate this article By _Offshore_Energy_Today_ China’s Cosco Guangdong Shipyard has delivered the platform supply vessel (PSV), VOS Passion, to Dutch offshore vessel owner Vroon Offshore Cosco said on Wednesday that the delivery documents between COSCO Guangdong and Vroon were signed recently. Offshore Energy Today reported at the beginning of August that the newbuild PSV completed…

China’s Cosco delivers two jack-up rigs

Rate this article By Offshore Energy Today China’s Cosco Dalian Shipyard has delivered two jack-up rigs to Foresight Group, through Hallworthy, a drilling contractor operation in the Middle East and India. According to Cosco, the delivery documents for “N527” and “N581” jack-ups, were signed by COSCO Dalian and the buyer recently The jack-up rigs, both…