• 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 July 25

18:41 Zelenodolsk A. Gorky Shipyard lays down second 22160-series patrol boat "Dmitry Rogachev" (photo)
18:28 Rosneft kicks off 2D seismic survey in the Kara Sea
18:11 Oil spill response drills at GSP Saturn jackup rig site in the Pechora Sea (photo release)
17:38 Turkey OKs EIA for South Stream Offshore Pipeline
17:35 Siemens 6MW wind turbine certified by DNV GL
17:05 Rosmorrechflot says MMPK Bronka port a breakthrough project for St. Petersburg
16:33 General Dynamics secures LAVs contracts worth $67m from Peruvian MoD
16:22 USCG rescues 97 migrants in the span of a week
16:21 Baku Shipyard LLC partners with RS for construction of three FCBs for Caspian Shipping Company
15:22 Siemens successfully installs fourth HVDC platform in the North Sea for TenneT
15:15 Arctia Shipping joins WOC
15:06 Rosneft H1 net income soars 60% to RUB 260bn
14:58 Van Oord wins two contracts worth EUR 100M in Brazil and the Bahamas
14:22 Transit cargo from Ukraine to Russia to be inspected in Crimea as of Aug. 1, 2014
13:49 Frontline announces early termination of charter-in contracts of VLCCs
13:46 RZD to implement a 50% limit on coal shipments to Tuapse port
13:12 Kerch ferry line vessels made over 70 round trips
12:37 Kerch ferry line traffic reaches 980,000 passengers, 210,000 vehicles
12:34 Irish Govt ratify Maritime Labour Convention
12:03 Strong Chinese export growth boosts shipping sector
11:53 Council adopts regulation on EMSA funding
11:20 IMB warns of small tanker hijackings trend in Southeast Asian waters
10:53 Shippers and freight forwarders focus on ‘intelligent logistics’ at Intermodal Europe 2014
10:29 Baltic Dry Index rises to 727 points
10:28 MItsui secures first order for ME-GI dual fuel engines for two Crowley's CoRo ships
09:56 Brent Crude prices drop to $107,07 in London, in New York - to $102.07
09:14 USCG Cutter Northland returns home after successful patrol in Caribbean Sea

2014 July 24

19:16 Bunker prices in St. Petersburg closing the week flat
19:06 Flagship icebreaker LK-60 to have Transas navigation systems
18:41 Ministry to develop Crimea transport complex concept
18:23 Freght One Novosibirsk unit's oil product loading up 1.5 times in H1, to 995,000 tonnes
17:37 Abu Dhabi selects new cruise passenger design
17:36 Navios Acquisition takes delivery and employment of one VLCC
17:29 Bechtel Plant Machinery gets $39.4 million more for naval propulsion contract
17:21 Transportation Ministry: Crimea needs rescue and salvage fleet
17:13 DP World box traffic rises 9.3% to 29.4 million TEUs in H1
16:53 USCG, local agencies respond to downed plane near American Samoa
16:45 Abu Dhabi Ports general cargo traffic soars 37% in H1
15:51 Wärtsilä to divest its shares in QMD 2-stroke JV
15:46 N-KOM awarded $110 million contracts from GDI
15:21 Russia eyes building in Crimea piers for accommodation of 293-m long cruise liners
14:45 Severnaya Verf lays down third Navy combat logistics ship of 23120 series "Captain Shevchenko"
14:32 Port Posiet boundaries updated
14:14 Suez Canal H1 vessel traffic rises 3.5% to 1,388 ships
13:46 USCG, Good Samaritans rescue 11 boaters in Alaska
13:07 About 620 vehicles waiting at ferry terminals in ports Kavkaz and Krym
12:31 Baltic Dry Index edges up to 727 points
12:28 Hormanda Shipping's bulker allides with pier in Azov port
12:16 Salvaged Costa Concordia departs Giglio under tow, arrival in Genoa sceduled for Saturday
11:45 Boat capesizes off Kamchatka, a boater missing
11:29 Spanish frigate ESPS joins EU counter piracy forces off Somalia
11:13 Eastern Shipbuilding secures order for construction of multipurpose MPFSV from Hurvey Gulf
10:51 Brent Crude prices soar to $108,19 in London, in New York - to $103.08
10:48 GE and LR ink MoU to collaborate on applying gas turbines to power commercial ships
10:33 Belco partners with Maersk to test its marine scrubber technology
09:58 SAAB completes acquisition of TKMS AB (Kockums)
09:39 Hyundai Heavy develops HiCASS for safe navigation of vessels

2014 July 23

18:04 Pantos Logistics opens DC at Maasvlakte
17:57 Container throughput of port Hong Kong (China) up 3.5% to 11.11 mln TEUs in HI’14
17:45 BMT partners with Ares Shipyard to deliver 17 patrol boats for Qatar Coastguard