• 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 August 22

18:22 Port Metro Vancouver approves the proposed direct coal transfer facility at Fraser Surrey Docks
17:57 Murmansk Commercial Seaport puts into operation first of three Vityaz cranes
17:31 USC plans opening of its representative office in Crimea by year end
17:14 Long Beach Board names new Director of Engineering Design
16:20 United Shipbuilding Corporation to develop programme for technical upgrading of shipyards in 2014
16:13 Nevsky Shipyard presents floating berthing complexes at GIDROAVIASALON 2014
15:45 Submarine Novorossiysk delivered to Russian Navy (photo)
15:13 Höegh LNG announces Interim results for the quarter ended 30 June 2014
15:04 Rosneft and North Atlantic Drilling sign Exchange of Assets Agreement
14:34 Port Sabetta saw dredging of almost 7 mln cbm of material in August’14
14:23 Siem Offshore sells two 2013-built Offshore Subsea Construction Vessels
14:05 CMA CGM announces Emergency Congestion Surcharge from all Asian ports to New Delhi
13:23 Throughput of Murmansk Commercial Seaport down 1.2% to 9.76 mln t in Jan-July’14
13:10 South Carolina Ports reports 2014 fiscal year-end operating earnings of $14.3 million
12:31 The Port of Gothenburg reports six-monthly results
12:22 Russia abandons its ‘golden share’ in Murmansk Commercial Seaport
12:05 CMA CGM announces General Rate Restoration from all Asian ports to Sri Lanka, Pakistan and West India
11:00 CMA CGM rises rates from all Asian ports to all North Europe and Mediterranean ports
10:55 Special focus conference sessions added to Intermodal Europe 2014 programme (photo)
10:32 KNOT purchases three shuttle tankers from J. Lauritzen
10:21 Russian Maritime Register of Shipping to exhibit at SMM’ 2014
09:40 Bunker market of port St. Petersburg saw mixed price movements in late 34th week (graph)
09:26 Oil price up to $102.63 in London and up to $93.96 in New York
09:08 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,096 points

2014 August 21

18:13 Hercules Offshore provides August fleet status report update
17:25 Prosafe posts second quarter and first half report 2014
16:50 TIL acquires 50% of International Trade Logistics
16:14 ABB launches world´s most powerful underground and subsea power transmission cable system
15:48 UAB LITGAS (Lituania) signs LNG supply contract with Statoil ASA (Norway)
15:38 SCF Yenisey and SCF Pechora commence transportation of first oil from Novy Port field
15:28 Channoil Asia Pty announces new appointments
15:14 Statoil shuts down production on the Troll C platform in the North Sea
14:45 China Rongsheng Heavy Industries acquires 60% interest in Kyrgyzstan project
14:26 Bunker prices at Far East ports change in late 34th week (graph)
14:13 Port of Tauranga posts financial result for the year to 30 June 2014
13:50 URALCHEM becomes controlling shareholder of Ventamonjaks terminal (Latvia)
13:32 Maersk Line remains the leading carrier on reliability in Q2
13:20 United Metallurgical Company plans selling of unfinished metallurgical terminal at port Ust-Luga
13:13 Bergen Group posts Interim Report for Q2 2014
12:40 LUKOIL-BUNKER LLC holds oil spill response exercise in waters of port Novorossiysk
12:01 Diana Shipping Inc. announces delivery of Capesize Dry Bulk Carrier m/v G. P. Zafirakis
11:42 Panama Canal updates Maersk Line on Expansion Program
11:21 Ports of Auckland posts results for the year to 30 June 2014
10:59 USPA conducts a seminar on information security
09:36 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,061 points
09:19 Oil price up to $102.28 in London and up to $93.45 in New York

2014 August 20

18:20 TTS Group appoints a new CFO
18:03 Hiab presents the latest technology in sustainable load handling at Elmia Lastbil in Sweden
17:55 Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard launches lead tug of 6-boat series for P.TransCo (photo)
17:21 Topaz Energy and Marine secures US$75 million investment from Standard Chartered Private Equity
17:10 BMT SMART appoints new Sales & Business Development Manager
16:22 Epic Gas announces unaudited financial and operating results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014
15:44 Low water causes introduction of draught limits at some parts of Russia’s inland water ways
15:20 Zamakona Yards Shipyards performes delivery ceremony and naming of new Atlantic Offshore´s ERRV
15:07 Lawyers recommend re-exporting of “sanctioned” cargoes from Russian ports
15:03 MacGregor gets contract for two subsea cranes for Chinese PSVs
14:20 TTS Group signes a contract for delivery of a ship lift and related equipment to SIMA in Peru
14:11 Oil spill response headquarter exercise held at port Novorossiysk (photo)
14:02 Cecon Pride completes Sea-trials and mobilizes for delivery and departure for the Mediterranean
13:24 Tanker Anichkov Bridge is the first to transit Northern Sea Route this year (photo)