Daily Archives: September 7, 2017

BP evacuates Gulf of Mexico platform ahead of Irma

By Offshore Energy Today.. Oil major BP has evacuated its Thunder Horse offshore platform and the West Vela drillship located in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, as it braces for the Hurricane Irma. BP said on Wednesday that with forecasts indicating potential impact this weekend in Florida and possibly later along the southeast Atlantic Coast,…

Heerema to recycle Hermod crane vessel after 40 years in operation

By _Offshore_Energy_Today_ Dutch marine contractor Heerema Marine Contractors is going to retire and recycle its semi-submersible crane vessel Hermod at the end of the year after nearly 40 years in operation. Hermod and its sister vessel Balder, the first semi-submersible crane vessels of its kind in the offshore construction industry, were designed and constructed in…

Accident report reveals why ‘Transocean Winner’ ran aground

By Offshore Energy Today.. A report into why the Transocean Winner semi-submersible rig grounded on the Isle of Lewis last year has been published, naming poor condition of the tow line and high winds as direct causes of the accident. On Thursday, September 7, 2017, the UK’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) published the report…

Wartsila to supply equipment for new Shell-chartered LNG barge

By LNG World News Finnish engine maker Wärtsilä has secured a contract to supply the cargo handling system and cargo tanks for a new 3000-cbm LNG bunker barge to be chartered by Shell. The full scope of Wärtsilä solutions comprises the cargo handling system, the cargo tanks, and installation of the cargo arrangement onboard the…

Lithuania: Klaipeda LNG regas volumes spike in Aug YoY

By LNG World News FSRU Independence (Image Höegh LNG)Liquefied natural gas (LNG) volumes at Lithuania’s first and only import terminal in the port of Klaipeda surged in August as compared to the same month a year before. The Klaipeda LNG import terminal regasified 2.1 terawatt hours (TWh) in the month under review, a 159 percent…

Statoil enters two more blocks offshore South Africa

By Offshore Energy Today.. Norwegian oil major Statoil has acquired participating interests in two additional offshore frontier blocks, including one operatorship, off South Africa. Statoil entered its first license in South Africa in 2015, acquiring a 35% interest in the ExxonMobil-operated Tugela South Exploration Right. On Thursday, September 7 Statoil said it had completed a…

Bourbon sinks deeper into the red amid challenging offshore market

By Offshore Energy Today.. French shipping company Bourbon Offshore recorded a bigger loss in the first half of this year compared to the prior-year period impacted by challenging offshore oil and gas services market. In its financial report on Thursday, the French company posted adjusted revenue of €459.5 million ($550M), down 23.3% compared with €599.2…

Gazprom, Mitsui ink LNG cooperation deal

By LNG World News Masami Iijima and Alexey Miller (Image courtesy of Gazprom)Russian gas giant Gazprom said Thursday it signed an LNG cooperation agreement with Japanese trading firm Mitsui & Co. The two companies are to cooperate in the production, transportation and marketing of small and medium-scale LNG in Japan, as well as LNG bunkering…

Sri Lanka decides on LNG import terminal

By LNG World News Sri Lanka has decided to go ahead with the setting up of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal near Colombo with Indian and Japanese companies. It was reported earlier this year that India and Japan have joined forces to set up a $250 million LNG import terminal in Sri Lanka that…