October 25, 2014
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October 24, 2014
October 7-10 the International Specialised Offshore Exhibition and Conference Offshore Marintec Russia was held at ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre in St. Petersburg. Top players of the global energy and shipbuilding market gathered in the same venue to discuss the most important aspects of the development of the Arctic continental shelf.
The latest technologies in oil and gas extraction, design technologies for various marine facilities, nuclear energy equipment and petrochemical and refinery enterprises was showcased at the stands of the leading enterprises specializing in hydrocarbon production and building equipment for shelf development.
The Navsim Services and Transas Americas Team, have been awarded contracts for supply of a combination of full mission, classroom and cloud based Transas Technical simulation (TechSim) solutions for the State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College.
The full mission and classroom systems are being procured to meet forthcoming new United States Coast Guard (USCG) National Maritime Center (NMC) training requirements, and include multiple models from the Transas library with the latest functional capabilities of the Transas TechSim platform.
In October 2014 Nevsky Shipyard and the Direction of State Contractor of Marine Transport Development Program signed Contract for the construction of 4 multipurpose small-draft salvage vessels of MPSV12 project.
Nevsky Shipyard got the right to conclude the given Contract having won the open competitive tender. The Tender Committee announced the result of the tender on October 3rd, 2014.
Rederij Groen’s entire SRSV fleet built by Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam
Dutch offshore services company Rederij Groen has taken delivery of the ‘7-Waves’, the second of a total three identical Seismic Research Support Vessels. Once the third of these so-called offshore chasers will join the fleet in January 2015, all of Groen’s five custom built chasers will have been built by Damen yard Maaskant.
World transport produces 13% of the total greenhouse gas emissions. The Navy accounts for only 3% of these. However, due to the intensive development of the fleet over the past five years this index has doubled: more powerful propulsion systems require more fuel, number of vessels increases, proportionally increase emissions. In addition, from the perspective of environmental management for the global shipping industry questions of ballast water treatment, waste disposal, development of port receiving facilities, oil spill response and treatment of decommissioned ships are relevant.
"Marine Technics" Group is one of the first companies on the Russian shipbuilding market to respond to the trend of environmental regulations strengthening. Currently the company is actively developing the department of supplies of marine equipment meeting the strictest environmental standards. Today the company offers not only waste water treatment and oily water separation systems, but also the latest developments in diesel engine manufacturing.
SPB Marine Company was successfully certified according to quality management system ISO 9001:2008. In September this year. Independent audit of the management system of SPB Marine was inspected by the DNV GL Certification Society. Activities that fall under the certification are: “delivery, application and service maintenance of marine engines and other equipment”.
Oct. 24, 2014. GTT (Gaztransport & Technigaz), world leader in the design of membrane containment systems for the maritime transportation and storage of LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) announces have received an Approval In Principle (AIP) from CCS (China Classification Society), for its design of “multigas” vessels.
This new AIP confirms that GTT’s membrane systems are not limited to the transport of LNG, but stretches to other liquefied gases, such as ethane, ethylene, propane, butane and propylene. It demonstrates GTT’s technologies are emerging as a safe and efficient means of transporting multiple types of cryogenic gases in their liquid state.
Oct. 23, 2014 - "Le Lyrial”, a super luxury cruise ship ordered from Fincantieri by the French shipping line Ponant (Bridgepoint Group), was launched today at the Ancona shipyard. The ship is to be delivered in spring 2015 and will be essentially more like a mega yacht in size and for the paramount attention to her interior outfitting.
Ponant, based in Marseille, currently has a fleet of four cruise ships targeting the super luxury market.
Oct. 23, 2014 - We are pleased to announce that the launching has taken place, at Fujian South East Shipyard (FSES) in Fuzhou, China, of Vroon’s first two multi-purpose platform-supply vessels (MPSV), VOS Pride and VOS Prime.
VOS Pride and VOS Prime are the first two in a series of ten sister vessels, ordered during 2012 and 2013 by Vroon Offshore Services.
On 23 October Deep Sea Supply took delivery of the newbuilding Platform Supply Vessel 'Sea Swift'.
The vessels 'Sea Swift' is a Ulstein PX 105 design built at Sinopacific Shipyard. Main characteristics of the vessel are; 4.700 dwt, 1000m2 deck area, clean design, diesel electric propulsion and the X-bow design which significantly reduces fuel consumption.
Oct. 24, 2014 - Kleven has signed a contract with diamond company De Beers Marine Namibia, part of De Beers Group, on the building of a highly specialised vessel for deep water mineral exploration.
The first of its kind vessel will be of MT 6022 design from Marin Teknikk. This design is well proven within the offshore construction segment, but the new build for De Beers will include a wide range of tailor made equipment and features.
The contract is divided into two separate phases, with final subject to building approval to be made Q1 2015. The vessel will be built at Kleven Verft in Ulsteinvik, Norway, and is to be delivered in June 2016.
BW Offshore has chosen DNV GL to provide classification, verification and certification services for the Catcher FPSO being deployed in the UK North Sea. DNV GL is already providing similar services to 70% of the FPSOs on the UK shelf and has delivered all the newbuild FPSOs to the sector since 2000.
BW Offshore’s scope of supply includes the delivery of an FPSO with a processing capacity of 60,000 bopd and a storage capacity of 650,000 bbl, its mooring system, installation and operation. The company is ordering a new hull from Japan, while conversion and integration work will be performed in Singapore. DNV GL will provide expertise from bases in Japan, Singapore, the UK and Norway to support the project.
DPWorld Asian Terminals Inc. has placed an order with Liebherr Container Cranes for a further 5 RTGs at its Manila facility. The RTGs follow on from an order of two units that were commissioned earlier in 2014 at the port.
The advanced RTGs feature numerous environmental, safety and productivity technologies. An eco-friendly variable speed drive will reduce both emissions and fuel consumption per box moved. An advanced DGPS autosteering and box positioning system is complemented by auto steering, a stack profiling system featuring a safe path calculator and a truck positioning system to boost productivity and ensure safe operation.
Vessel operating costs are expected to rise by almost three per cent in both 2014 and 2015, according to a new survey by international accountant and shipping consultant Moore Stephens.
The survey is based on responses from key players in the international shipping industry, predominantly shipowners and managers in Europe and Asia. Those responses revealed that vessel operating costs are expected to increase by 2.9 per cent in both 2014 and 2015, with crew wages and repairs & maintenance the cost categories likely to increase most significantly.
October 25, 2014
Rosneft’s chairman, Igor Sechin, has declared that the company will continue with exploration in the arctic Kara Sea with or without its joint-venture partner ExxonMobil.
"We will continue drilling in any case, on our own, always and everywhere. If partners can take part - that's good, if they can't - we will carry on alone," said Sechin to reporters at a conference in Italy.
ExxonMobil has stopped its operations with Rosneft at their joint arctic project in the Kara Sea following sanctions imposed on the Russian firm due to the crisis in Ukraine.
Many industry voices have cast doubt over Rosneft’s ability to commercialise oil production from its arctic plays without ExxonMobil’s expertise and technology.
Other major European and North American oil and gas companies have also ceased operating in Russia whilst the diplomatic dispute continues, jeopardising other cutting-edge projects in LNG development and unconventional exploration.
October 23, 2014
Under mounting pressure from foreign sanctions, Rosneft requests the Russian government for renegotiated terms in all its offshore oil licenses.
The U.S. shale oil and gas renaissance has effectively stripped Russia from its status as biggest non-OPEC oil producing state. And Russia won’t recover for the next 25 years. Or more, according to the U.S. Energy Information Agency.
Iran has accused fellow Muslim countries in the Middle East of plotting with the West to bring down oil prices as a tactic to further undermine its sanctions-hit economy.
With oil losing a quarter of its value since June, President Hassan Rouhani's administration has been scrambling for alternative sources of income to meet its forecast for revenue in the current budget based on an oil price of $100/barrel.
Less then a week before the Offshore Energy 2014 Exhibition and Conference in Amsterdam the coming week, Tuco Marine discloses the newest vessel in the ProZero series of Fast Rescue Boats, Daughter Crafts and Workboats; The New ProZero 11m WIND FARM SERVICE BOAT.
The new design is a dedicated service boat and crew transfer vessel for offshore wind farms. The boat has been developed as a little sister to the ProZero 13m WIND FARM SERVICE BOAT presented earlier this autumn.
October 22, 2014
Singapore: Singapore has been replaced by China as the world’s biggest builder of jack-up rigs, with 33% of the global orderbook compared to China’s 47%.
Between 2000 and 2010, yards in Singapore built 55% of global deliveries of jack-up rigs, according to research by Douglas-Westwood.
The research group said Chinese yards had secured their market share by offering clients highly attractive financing packages.
Brazil is striding to make its naval and offshore industry a protagonist increasingly active on the international stage. Proof of this is the success of Marintec South America-11th Navalshore, an event that brought together, between 12th and 14th of August at the Centro de Convencoes SulAmerica, in Rio de Janeiro (RJ), a highly qualified audience of 16,536 people, formed largely by executives with decision-making power in the segment companies.
October 20, 2014
An extended slump in oil prices threatens an expansion of the liquefied natural gas industry and risks cutting returns for project developers in Australia, poised to become the world’s biggest supplier of LNG.
The nation’s exports of natural gas converted to liquid are linked to the oil price, which has declined from a June peak. Brent crude, the global benchmark, reached an almost four-year low of $82.60 a barrel last week.
In a brief interview, Senior Arctic Officials from Norway and the Russian Federation comment on their countries’ work to prevent oil pollution in the Arctic marine environment.
The Senior Arctic Officials are co-chairs of the Arctic Council’s Task Force on Arctic Marine Oil Pollution Prevention (TFOPP).
Both Norway and Russia have experience with maritime activity and with petroleum activity in their Arctic waters. Could you describe your state’s experience, and talk about what has been learned regarding the importance of preventing marine oil pollution, and how it can be managed?
Representatives from seven countries have gathered in Tromsø this week to create a new set of standards for sustainable standardized solutions for international petroleum activities in the Arctic.
The global LNG market, in which Gazprom intends to increase its liquefaction capacity by 250% to 25 million tpy by 2018, will pose unfamiliar challenges to the company, according to an analyst with research and consulting firm GlobalData.
Anna Belova, Ph.D., GlobalData’s Lead Upstream Analyst covering the Former Soviet Union, states that Gazprom, the world’s leading natural gas producer, is seeking to expand aggressively beyond pipeline-based gas marketing in order to extend its reach into Asian demand centers.
Norway will not supply gas to Europe in case of supplies being cut by Russia, says Norwegian Energy Minister Lien.
October 17, 2014
Schlumberger Ltd, the world's largest oilfield services company, said oil and gas spending would increase in 2015 as global oil demand is poised to rise, downplaying fears of an investment slowdown due to weak crude prices.
Gazprom Neft, Russia's fourth biggest oil producer by output, said on Friday it did not see a fall in the oil price as a long-term trend, expecting it to return to the level of $95-110 per barrel.
Gazprom Neft, the oil wing of state gas company Gazprom , added that its investment projects envisage an oil price of $95 per barrel. Any drop is compensated for by a change in the rouble, the company said in e-mailed comments.
Nov. 12-14, 2014 • Mumbai, India
Nov. 24-25, 2014 • London, UK
Nov. 26, 2014 • London, UK
Dec. 8-10, 2014 • Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Dec. 10-12, 2014 • Guangzhou, China
March 11-14, 2015 • Istanbul, Turkey
March 18-20, 2015 • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
March 26-28, 2015 • Beijing, China
April 21-24, 2015 • Moscow, Russia
May 19-21, 2015 • Moscow, Russia
June 2-5, 2015 • Oslo, Norway
July 1-5, 2015 • Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Sept. 7-9, 2015 • Gdansk, Poland
Sept. 15-18, 2015 • Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Sept. 22-25, 2015 • Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Sept. 23-25, 2015 • Mumbai, India
Nov. 3-6, 2015 • Rotterdam, The Netherlands