• 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 September 17

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2014 September 16

18:15 Fugro N.V. takes delivery of second coastal survey vessel “Fugro Pioneer” from Damen
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17:38 Finland and Russia signed agreements on icebreaking and road transport
17:24 Fincantieri holds steel-cutting ceremony for Viking Sea at Marghera shipyard
16:57 Mexican Navy and Damen ink contract for two vessels within Damen Technical Cooperation
16:44 Amendments introduced into Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky port limits (map)
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12:33 Aker Wayfarer wins five-year contract from Petrobras
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11:42 Russia’s shipbuilding cluster to be created on the basis of Far Eastern Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Center
11:23 EU Transport Ministers to discuss guidelines for development of TEN-T Corridor network
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10:42 KNOT сoncludes time-charter contract for two shuttle tankers
10:17 Swissco acquires its first liftboat
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2014 September 15

18:21 VLCC Sirius Star is transferred to Bahri's ownership
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16:40 Ex-Director of Baltiysky Zavod Aleksandr Voznesensky takes position of Sevcable Director General
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13:14 TSC signs construction contract for second R550-D Jack-up rig
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