• 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.


2016 April 29

18:06 ICS criticises judgement by Spanish Supreme Court
17:35 Brightoil Petroleum announces extension of completion and delivery of ten vessels
17:17 Moscow River Shipping Company and United Shipbuilding Corporation are about to sign a contract on construction of a cruise ship (graphics)
17:06 Antwerp Port Authority launches market survey for water bus
16:48 Yaroslavl branch of LUKOIL-BUNKER takes part in OSR exercise
16:40 Mosturflot opens cruise navigation season 2016 (photo)
16:35 MOL implements GRR from Asia (excluding Malaysia, India) to Mexico and West Coast of South America
16:20 LUKOIL-BUNKER's Yaroslavl branch commences operations in navigation season of 2016
16:05 Svitzer names new tug in Felixstowe
15:43 Phase 1 of Tuas Terminal development gets underway
15:27 Shareholders of Latvian Shipping Company do not support issue of new shares
15:06 Coast Guard tows disabled fishing boat 90 miles to Portland
14:39 Krylov State Research Center to develop OSR programme for Gazprom
13:56 Gazprom Neft extends licence for developing the Novoportovskoye field to 2150
13:28 153rd navigation opened in the Yenisei Basin (photo)
13:15 CMA CGM announces GRR from India to West Africa
12:15 ANL implements BAF for USA Service - ANZ to East Coast USA - Canada
11:55 Russian Railways announces 3M' 2016 results according to RAS
11:47 Essar Ports Hazira to handle 15 million tonnes of third-party cargo
11:07 First Alternative Energy Hub with LNG for inland navigation and road transport in Belgium
10:29 Volga Shipping Company opens transit navigation at Volga-Baltic waterway (photo)
09:58 Brent Crude futures price up 0.31% to $47.92, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.41% to $46.22
09:33 Indicative bunker prices go up at the port of Saint-Petersburg (graph)
09:14 Baltic Dry Index down to 710 points

2016 April 28

18:39 First offshore wind service vessel from Ulstein Verft launched
18:35 ECSA welcomes the improvement of the shipping conditions in the Arctic
18:02 Oil spill response exercise arranged by Infotech-Novo LLC held at port Kavkaz (photo)
17:40 Loading of LASH carrier and container ship Sevmorput commenced at Murmansk Commercial Seaport (photo)
17:21 Ingalls Shipbuilding begins fabrication of DDG 121 for US Navy
17:02 Root section of south-eastern ice protection facility completed at port Sabetta (photo)
16:43 Incat Crowther supplying design and aluminum kits for monohull crewboats
16:32 Genting Hong Kong announces completion of the purchase of three shipyards in Germany to form the Lloyd Werft Group
16:15 Bunker market: no consensus on whether prices move up or down
16:05 Wan Hai Lines, “K”LINE and PIL to redeploy Transpacific service
15:30 Stockholm awaits half a million cruise passengers in 2016 cruise season
15:04 Railport Antwerpen selects B-Logistics as partner for its Port Rail Operator pilot project
14:54 DP World reports 3.7% gross volume growth in first quarter of 2016
14:02 Passenger Port of Saint-Petersburg expects 260 calls in 2017, up 20%, y-o-y
13:56 Genting Hong Kong announces completion of the purchase of three shipyards in Germany to form the Lloyd Werft Group
13:16 Bunker market of Russia’s Far East ports sees deficit of fuel (graph)
12:38 Murmansk Commercial Seaport and SUEK AG agree on transshipment of export coal in 2016
12:00 North-Western Shipping Company traffic volumes down 5% to 1.27 mln t in QI’2016
11:09 Stena Bulk’s IMOIIMAX tanker Stena Imperative named in Hong Kong
10:41 OSU to issue RFI on ship project after design completion
09:55 UECC launches dual-fuel LNG pure car and truck carrier built to LR class
09:49 Brent Crude futures price down 0.66% to $46.62, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.60% to $45.06
09:31 Shipbuilding Company Almaz launched self-propelled floating crane of Project 02690 (photo)
09:16 Baltic Dry Index up to 715 points

2016 April 27

18:37 CMA CGM implements GRR from Asia to Red Sea
18:13 Neste Jacobs investigates the potential of LNG with Port of Turku
18:10 The Supreme Court approves the construction of the Stockholm Norvik Port
18:07 IMO adopts binding system for CO2 data collection
17:50 Onega Shipyard (Karelia) launches buoy-inspection boat of Project 02780М (photo)
17:32 BW LPG announces a sale and leaseback arrangement and two timecharter–in agreements
17:19 Dublin Port announces 113 cruise calls for 2016
16:49 EU presents comprehensive Arctic strategy
16:47 MacGregor signs RoRo access systems orders for four car carriers in Japan
16:24 First tanker carrying LNG from U.S. to Europe arrived in Sines (Portugal)
15:42 Preparations commenced for Black Sea Tall Ships Regatta 2016
14:57 Transit navigation opened at Torovo-Gate No8 section of Volgo-Baltic waterway