• 2012 July 31 16:24

    Polar Star semi starts operating on Kirinsky field

    Semi-submersible drilling rig “Polyarnaya Zvezda" (Polar Star) began to perform work on the Kirinsky gas condensate field, which is a part of prospective oil and gas project "Sakhalin-3" in the Sea of Okhotsk, the Gazflot press release said.

    The semi-sub was delivered to the site from the port of Kholmsk escorted by two tugboats of LLC Gazflot - "Saturn" and "Neptune". As of now, ballasting and positioning of the semi-sub have been completed, preparatory works for the installation of subsea production tree are underway.
    problem "Polar Star" in the project - to drill and equip development wells. The plant was built specially for LLC "Gazflot" for drilling exploration and production wells offshore.

    Polar Star is a semi-submersible drilling rig of the sixth generation, with modern equipment from leading manufacturers. The deck length of the upper structure - 85 m, width - 73 m, height to the top of the semi - 128 m. Draft molded - 23.5 m, length of the pontoon - 119 m, width - 17 m, height - 10 m, displacement - more than 56,000 tons. The facility is capable of conducting exploratory and development drilling of oil and gas wells to 7,500 meters at depths ranging from 70 to 500 meters, with atmospheric temperature ranges - 30ºC, +45ºC.

    Kirinsky gas and condensate field is being developed by Gazprom Dobycha Shelf, a subsidiary of Gazprom. Kirinsky field is located 28 km (17 mi) offshore Sakhalin Island in the Sea of Okhotsk in water depths of approximately 90 metres (300 ft). It has gas reserves about 3.6 trillion cubic feet (100×109 m3). The field is expected to be commissioned in 2014. In addition, Gazprom owns the East-Odoptu and Ayashsky licences.


2014 December 20

12:38 CMA CGM announces Peak Season Surcharge from Asia to South Africa and Indian Ocean
11:35 Statoil awards Mariner drilling and well services contract to Schlumberger Oilfield UK
10:30 Ulstein Verft’s largest vessel ready for big scale construction
09:36 CMA CGM announces GRR from all Asian ports to Red Sea trades

2014 December 19

18:05 Ocean Yield ASA sells the seismic vessel Geco Triton
17:50 Cargo transportation by inland water ways of Russia down 8.8% to 122.3 mln t in Jan-Nov’14
17:45 Hapag-Lloyd informs about week without sailing on its Japan Express Service
17:35 General Dynamics NASSCO starts construction of APT-2 ECO Tanker
17:22 Marine Engineering Bureau – SPb designs two new railway ferries for Crimea-Kavkaz line (graphics)
17:05 Mitsui to participate in new container terminal development in Jakarta jointly with Ipc, Nyk Line & Psa
16:53 Hapag-Lloyd informs about a week without sailing on its South China 2 Service
16:50 IACS OKs two URs for bulk carriers and oil tankers, to enter into force on July 1, 2015
16:35 TTS Group ASA secures contract for the delivery of one 800 tonne Leg-Encircling Crane
16:16 RF Transport Minister says Murmansk will become major port hub for Russia to take hold of continental shelf and NSR
16:05 BMT TITRON designs 'Mama Vessels'
15:49 Preliminary figures indicate 5% increase of Russian seaports’ throughput to 620 mln t this year, RF Transport Minister says
15:35 SAMWAF Line to call at Lobito
15:30 MOL implements new rotations of the East Japan Korea Thailand Service and a new Manila feeder service
15:27 Teekay Tankers agrees to acquire five modern Aframax tankers
15:23 Manga Terminal Oy to construct LNG terminal in Tornio, Finland
15:22 Novorossiysk-Sevastopol container line launched to link Crimea with mainland
15:15 Damen Shipyards Galati wins prestigious Dutch Romanian Business Award
15:02 THC in Russian Far East ports to be revised for all cargoes as from January 18th, 2015 - CMA CGM
14:46 Repair of nuclear-powered submarine Yekaterinburg completed at Zvezdochka shipyard (photo)
14:19 The first Damen Stan Patrol 3007 arrives at Damen Shipyards Gorinchem in the Netherlands for outfitting
14:15 Wärtsilä receives full notice to proceed for its first LNG terminal in Tornio, Finland
13:22 Cecon to complete Hull 719 project
12:19 Russian Railways cut transport costs by 0.7% in 2014, Yakunin says
12:05 Three further “K” Line vessels to install ClassNK-NAPA GREEN eco-efficiency software
11:00 Fincantieri gets order from Carnival for the construction of two new cruise ships
10:47 Oil price down to $59.27 in London and down to $54.36 in New York
10:41 Vroon announces keellaying ceremony for Gloucester Express
10:21 Baltic Dry Index down 1.57% to 814 points
10:04 Multraship and Damen agree deals for three more ASD Tugs
10:00 High-speed crew boat Muslim Magomayev delivered in Azerbaijan (photo)
09:15 RF Transport Ministry publishes Programme for public discussion of Ministry’s plan of activities in 2013-2018 (2015)

2014 December 18

18:14 SC Ports Authority container volume up 13 percent
18:10 MABUX: Bunker prices set to stabilize at current level
18:10 Three further “K” Line vessels to install ClassNK-NAPA GREEN eco-efficiency software after successful trials on an 8,600 TEU container vessel
18:09 Christine Duffy named President of Carnival Cruise Line
18:08 Road-mobile Siwertell unloader evaluated as best solution for Gambian operator
17:57 Bunker prices at Far East ports stabilized in late 51st week (graph)
17:45 Foundation work completed in Borinquen 1E Dam for Panama Canal Expansion
17:05 Hapag-Lloyd informs about Jeddah port omission on CEC Service
16:45 TITAN Salvage successfully refloats and scuttles bow of wrecked bulk carrier
16:00 Ust-Luga Container Terminal handled 100,000 TEUs from year beginning
15:56 GEFCO Russia executes transportation of Tu-134 aircraft from Orenburg to Hahn am See (Germany)
15:34 Cammell Laird completes biggest-ever refit for RFA
15:25 Creation of gas hub at Turkey/Greece border depends on European partners, Vladimir Putin says
15:06 Wärtsilä wins contracts for sea water desalination systems for seven cruise ships
15:05 Teekay Offshore awarded new FPSO contract for Petrojarl I FPSO and agrees to acquire Knarr FPSO
15:04 ICS changes position on ratification by governments of IMO Ballast Water Management Convention
14:56 APM Terminals signs contract with Nuon Energy for the supply of electricity to power the new APM Terminals Maasvlakte II cranes and container handling equipment
14:44 Scorpio Tankers Inc. announces newbuilding contracts, agreements to sell of three vessels and delivery of six vessels
14:25 Damen responds to evolving fishing practices
14:04 TSA sdopts December 15 GRI guideline
12:57 Cargo ship Sea Wind starts on Tallinn-Vuosaari route in January
12:16 Rosmorport announces tender on maintenance dredging project for port Sabetta
12:01 Fugro receives the third of a series of three Fugro Offshore Coastal Survey Vessels
11:38 Maaskant Shipyards receives ISO 9001:2008 certificate