• 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.

2015 July 8

09:19 MacGregor secures comprehensive equipment package order for two bulk carriers from China
09:14 Baltic Dry Index up to 830 points

2015 July 7

18:01 Marine Façade (Saint-Petersburg) welcomed 13 cruise ships and 4 ferries on June 29 - July 5
17:30 MEPs support shipping industry’s call for stronger Member State action in the Mediterranean
17:29 Grup TCB modernizes its Turkish terminal with eight new leading-edge machines
17:27 Throughput of port Yuzhny (Ukraine) up 10.3% to 24.25 mln t in HI’15
17:03 Temasek net portfolio value up to S$266 billion from the previous year
16:45 Throughput of port Taganrog up 6.7% to 1.28 mln t in HI’15
16:33 Hapag-Lloyd to adjust the proforma schedule on Americas Service (USW)
16:16 Makarov Training Center has trained over 900 seafarers for ice navigation
16:03 CMA CGM announces GRR from all Asian ports to Mediterranean trades
15:33 Hapag-Lloyd to call Arica on the Conosur service
15:22 Bunker prices at Far East ports go down in early 28th week (graph)
15:03 CMA CGM announces GRR from all Asian ports to North Europe trade
14:30 Wärtsilä propulsion solution chosen for new Scottish fishing vessel
14:11 Cargo transportation within Azov-Don River Basin down 35.4% to 3.34 mln t in HI’15
14:03 G6 Alliance announces Asia - Europe schedule update
13:44 MacGregor wins orders for newly-introduced offshore lattice boom crane
13:35 Igor Glukhov takes up a position as a Harbour Master of seaport Vladivostok
13:27 GOBTC proposes to set up new international body for coordination in maritime training
13:09 TRIYARDS recieves vessel orders for two enhanced BH450 series liftboats
12:09 Carnival Vista ‘floated out’ at Fincantieri shipyard in Italy
11:09 Dredging to commence at Tauranga port
10:44 Throughput of EVRAZ NCSP in HI’15 is steady, y-o-y, at 4.3 mln t
10:09 APL’s schedule reliability up to 85.5% in May 2015
09:32 Brent oil price up 0.33% to $56.99, Light - up 0.7% to $52.89
09:18 Baltic Dry Index up to 815 points
09:07 Hyundai Heavy Industries and GE receive AIP for the world’s first gas turbine-powered LNG carrier

2015 July 6

18:15 Coal exports from Russia down 5% to 72.743 mln t in HI’15
18:07 VOS Aberdeen receives International Safety Award
17:42 CMA CGM announces GRR from all Asian ports to Sri Lanka, Pakistan, India
17:41 CMA CGM announces GRR from all Asian ports to all Middle East Gulf ports
17:31 DeHoop launches PSV for Abu Dhabi National Oil Company
17:06 Diana Shipping announces a new time charter agreement for m/v Coronis
16:55 Throughput of Arkhangelsk Sea Commercial Port up 24% to 851,400 t in HI’15
16:14 Throughput of Sea Commercial Port of Illichivsk up 11.9% to 7.65 mln t in HI’15
15:49 Caribbean Princess on her maiden call at Passenger port of Saint Petersburg
15:22 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO up to RUB 10,214 in RF spot market
15:03 Port of Antwerp sets up “One Belt One Road” taskforce
14:38 Russia's crude exports climbed 6.8% to 119.666 mln t in HI’15
14:20 Throughput of Port Vysotsky LLC up 0.5% to 2.61 mln t in HI’15
14:03 Wärtsilä, MAN Diesel & Turbo and Winterthur Gas & Diesel to collaborate on major, EU-funded project
13:41 Hydraulic crane TEREX RC45 delivered to MSCC Bronka (Photo)
13:19 New IMO/IOM/UNODC platform set to improve information sharing on migrant smuggling by sea
12:00 Throughput of Ukraine’s seaports up 2.7% to 72.672 mln t in HI’15
11:29 Deliveries of export oil products to RPK-Vysotsk-LUKOIL-II (Leningrad region) total 5.7 mln t in 2014
11:07 15th TOC Americas returns to Panama to assess regional response to big ships, port congestion and Canal expansion
10:56 RF Ministry of Industry and Trade says financing of ship utilization grants to exceed RUB 10 bln in 2017-2030
10:09 Statoil awards Baker Hughes Norway the contract for integrated drilling services
09:54 Up to 93% of New Suez Canal dredging work completed
09:52 Brent oil price down 1.05% to $60.03, Light - down 3.3% to $55.4
09:41 UASC achieves ISO 27001 Certification for information security system
09:38 Crude exports via CPC terminal up 12.7% to 21.44 mln t in HI’15
09:16 Baltic Dry Index up to 805 points

2015 July 5

13:16 Pilbara Ports Authority delivers annual record throughput
13:14 Rolls-Royce drives China’s move to gas with Asia’s first LNG-powered tug
13:11 Fincantieri launches “Romeo Romei” submarine
13:10 Drydocks World marks key milestone in completing the world’s largest turret

2015 July 4

12:05 Wilh. Wilhelmsen to present results for the second quarter of 2015
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