Daily Archives: October 13, 2017

Ocean Rig drillship to work for Statoil off Tanzania

By _Offshore_Energy_Today_ Ocean Rig, an international offshore driller, has signed a drilling contract with Statoil for a one-well drilling program offshore Tanzania. Ocean Rig said on Friday that the contract was expected to begin in the first quarter of 2018. The company added that the drilling operations would be performed by the Ocean Rig Poseidon…

MES Technoservice to maintain egines on MOL LNG carriers

By LNG World News Papua LNG carrier (Image courtesy of Hudong Zhonghua)MES Technoservice secured a 20-year deal with MOL LNG Transport (Europe) for the long-term engine maintenance on LNG carriers managed by MOL LNG. Under the agreement, MES Technoservice, a unit of Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding will maintain the Mitsui MAN B&W marine diesel engines…

Repsol chooses Weatherford for 50-well P&A deal

By _Offshore_Energy_Today_ Weatherford International, an oil and gas services company, has been awarded a contract for plug and abandonment (P&A) services by Repsol Norge AS. Weatherford said that work on the contract would begin in October 2017. The company added that the contract would be completed over a period of three years. The contract scope…

Russia eyes LNG supplies to Morocco

By LNG World News Dmitry Medvedev (left) and Saad Eddine El Otmani (right) during joint press conference (Image courtesy of government.ru)Russia is interested in supplying liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Morocco, prime minister Dimitry Medvedev said during a meeting with his Moroccan counterpart, Saad Eddine El Otmani El Othmani. During a joint press conference on…

Standard Drilling buys platform supplier pair

By _Offshore_Energy_Today_ S.D Standard Drilling has invested into two more platform supply vessels (PSVs). The company, which used to be an offshore drilling contractor, entered the PSV market in August last year with the acquisition of 20 percent stake in PSV Opportunity I DIS for $2.4 million, which owns three mid-sized PSV vessels built in…

IVECO Launches Blue Daily with Natural Power

By NGV Global Italian auto manufacturer IVECO has launched a new range of light commercial vehicles (LCV) that celebrate its cutting edge technology for sustainable transportation. ​​​​​The New DAILY BLUE POWER family is described as the perfect vehicle for urban and suburban missions. Included in the new range is the Daily Hi-Matic Natural Power. The…

Video: Wheatstone LNG from FID to first LNG

By LNG World News Image courtesy of BechtelChevron’s Wheatstone LNG project located 12 kilometers west of Onslow in Western Australia started producing liquefied natural gas earlier this week. The project’s engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning contractor, Bechtel, on Friday released a video, showing the project’s journey from the final investment decision to first LNG. Chevron…

US LNG exports up on week

By LNG World News Image courtesy of CheniereCheniere’s Sabine Pass liquefaction terminal in Louisiana has seen more cargoes depart the facility in the week ending October 11. According to the Energy Information Administration, five vessels with a combined LNG-carrying capacity of 18.4 billion cubic feet (Bcf) have departed the plant since Wednesday last week. This…

Chevron gives up on Great Australian Bight exploration

By _Offshore_Energy_Today_ Chevron Australia has made a decision to discontinue the company’s Great Australian Bight exploration program. The company said on Thursday that, while the Great Australian Bight is one of Australia’s most prospective frontier hydrocarbon regions, it was not able to compete in the current low oil price environment. Chevron Australia managing director Nigel…