Daily Archives: October 9, 2017

ABB wins propulsion order for Viking Line’s LNG-fueled ferry

Rate this article By LNG World News Image courtesy of Viking LineZurich-based automation specialist ABB has been contracted to provide Azipod propulsion for Viking Line’s LNG-fueled ferry being built in China. According to ABB, this will be the first installation of Azipod propulsion in a cruise ferry application. Additional scope of ABB’s supply includes electrical…

BSEE: 92 percent of GoM oil production shut-in due to Storm Nate

Rate this article By _Offshore_Energy_Today_ Offshore oil and gas operators in the Gulf of Mexico have remained evacuated from platforms and rigs in response to Tropical Storm Nate. According to Sunday’s report by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), based on data from offshore operator reports submitted as of 11:30 CDT on Sunday,…

Bureau Veritas unveils new FSRU rules

Rate this article By LNG World News Classification society Bureau Veritas has unveiled a new rule for the classification of floating storage and regasification units (FSRUs) in response to industry demand. Demand for FSRU’s is growing as they are a fast, cost-effective route to meet growing demand for LNG as a clean and cost-competitive energy…

Total to study deep and ultra-deep areas offshore Guinea

Rate this article By _Offshore_Energy_Today_ French oil major Total and the National Office of Petroleum of Guinea (ONAP) have signed a technical evaluation agreement to study deep and ultra-deep offshore areas located off the coast of Guinea Conakry. According to Total’s statement on Monday, the deal between the French company and ONAP would cover approximately…

Borr Drilling CEO speaks up on new drilling contract model

Rate this article By Offshore Energy Today Borr Drilling, a recently established offshore drilling company is getting bigger by the day, amassing a sizeable jack-up fleet in a short space of time. The Oslo-listed company, as reported on Monday by Offshore Energy Today, has ordered a fresh batch of jack-up rigs – nine – from…

Rosneft grabs stake in Egyptian Zohr gas field

Rate this article By LNG World News Image courtesy of RosneftRosneft closed the deal to acquire a 30 percent stake in the Zohr gas field in the Mediterranean discovered by Italy’s Eni in 2015. The stake acquisition has been valued at $1.12 billion and the company also refunded its share in past project costs to…

ConocoPhillips names new board member

Rate this article By _Offshore_Energy_Today_ U.S. oil major ConocoPhillips has named a new member of the company’s board of directors. ConocoPhillips said last Friday that Caroline Maury Devine would be the board of directors and that Richard Auchinleck decided not to stand for re-election as a director of the company at the end of his…

Statoil bites dust in Barents Sea

Rate this article By _Offshore_Energy_Today_ Norwegian oil major Statoil has hit dust in the Koigen Central wildcat well (7317/9-1) in the Barents Sea, offshore Norway. To remind, the Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) gave Statoil a consent to drill the well using the Songa Enabler drilling rig in July. A consent to drill the well came…

Wood Group completes Amec Foster Wheeler acquisition

Rate this article By LNG World News Wood Group has completed its 2.2 billion pounds purchase of London-based LNG engineer Amec Foster Wheeler. Commenting on the closing of the acquisition, Robin Watson, Wood Group’s chief executive said it “creates a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial…

Cheniere gets Sabine Pass Train 4 green light

Rate this article By LNG World News Sabine Pass (Image courtesy of Cheniere)The US LNG export player, Cheniere, has received an approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to place Sabine Pass fourth liquefaction train in service. Sabine Pass LNG’s fourth liquefaction train with a capacity of about 4.5 million tons per annum achieved first…