Daily Archives: September 28, 2017

Dong Energy severing oil and gas ties on Friday

Rate this article By Offshore Energy Today Danish energy company Dong Energy has received regulatory approvals for the divestment of its upstream oil and gas business to INEOS, and it expects to sever all ties to its oil and gas background on Friday, as part of its strategy to focus on renewables. Earlier this year,…

Aasta Hansteen topside begins journey to Norway

Rate this article By _Offshore_Energy_Today_ The heavy transport vessel Dockwise White Marlin, carrying the 24,000-tonne Aasta Hansteen topside, has begun its journey from Ulsan, South Korea, to Norway. According to latest AIS data, the White Marlin and the topside are several kilometers off the city of Busan and, if all goes as planned, will make…

Peruvian LNG cargo dispatched to Japan

Rate this article By LNG World News Maran Gas Efessos (Image Courtesy of Maran Gas)Peru’s only liquefaction facility at Pampa Melchorita dispatched an LNG cargo to Japan earlier this week. According to the data provided by the state-owned Perupetro, the 159,800-cbm Maran Gas Efessos loaded a cargo on Tuesday, September 26, and set course for…

Serica to file Columbus development plan in mid-2018

Rate this article By Offshore Energy Today Serica Energy is pressing ahead with the development of the Columbus gas field in the North Sea. The development plan for the asset which has been sitting undeveloped for years is expected to be submitted mid-2018. According to Serica, good progress has been made towards optimizing the Columbus…

Chevron gets new CEO as Watson prepares to exit

Rate this article By Offshore Energy Today.. U.S. oil major Chevron Corporation has announced that its board of directors elected Michael K. Wirth as chairman of the board and chief executive officer, effective February 1, 2018. Wirth, who is currently vice chairman of the board and executive vice president of Midstream and Development, succeeds John…

Russia’s Sakhalin LNG plant continues to produce at record rates

Rate this article By LNG World News Image courtesy of Sakhalin EnergySakhalin Energy, the operator of Russia’s first LNG export plant, says it is continuing to boost production at its liquefaction facility located in the country’s Far East. The Prigorodnoye LNG facility operated by Gazprom in cooperation with Shell started producing the chilled fuel back…

Bayerngas picks up drilling permit for Norwegian wildcat well

Rate this article By Offshore Energy Today.. The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Bayerngas Norge a drilling permit for a wildcat well offshore Norway. The well 35/9-13 will be drilled from the Songa Enabler Cat D drilling rig, after completing the drilling of wildcat well 7317/9-1 for Statoil in production license 718, the Norwegian…

EU grant for Croatian LNG signed

Rate this article By LNG World News Image courtesy of INEACroatian LNG project on the island of Krk has moved another step forward with the formal signing of the European Union’s Connecting Europe facility grant. The €101 million grant was signed on Thursday, EU’s Innovation & Networks Executive Agency said in a brief social media…

ION: E&P firms increasingly interested in Panama offshore data

Rate this article By Offshore Energy Today Offshore seismic company ION Geophysical is extending its previously announced survey program offshore Panama by 50 percent, citing strong client interest and prefunding to evaluate offshore Panama in advance of the anticipated license round. Offshore Energy Today in August reported on the ION’s 2D multi-client program offshore Panama,…

Kunlun Energy buys Jingtang LNG equity from PetroChina

Rate this article By LNG World News Illustration purposes only (Image courtesy of CNPC)Kunlun Energy has agreed to acquire 51 percent equity interest in Jingtang LNG from its parent company, PetroChina, for 1.5 billion Chinese yuan ($231.9 million). Jingtang LNG, set up by PetroChina in 2012, is engaged in LNG terminal operation, storage and regasification…