• 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 August 1

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2015 July 31

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17:39 Ship calls at Lerwick port grew in H1 2015 by 7%
17:15 Hyundai Glovis visits the Port of Gdansk
17:14 OSBIT completes delivery of two well intervention systems to Helix
17:06 Rosmorport announces tender for construction of ice barriers at port Sabetta
16:54 Operator of accommodation vessels Prosafe posts operational update Q2 2015
16:32 LR first class society to certify small commercial ships operating in the Caribbean
16:18 Avvashya Group's logistics operator announces new executive appointments
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15:44 BBC Chartering inaugurates its new office in Vietnam
15:39 Technip reports Q2 2015 results
14:59 CSCL places orders for eight boxships with Shanghai Jiangnan Changxing Shipbuilding
14:13 MARAD announces public scoping meetings for proposed Delfin LNG deepwater port export facility
13:51 Shipyard Morye (Crimea) to sign contract worth RUB 2.7 bln, says Crimean PM (photo)
13:20 Record-breaking result achieved by Port Vysotsky (Leningrad Region)
13:04 Yinson Heather Ltd enters into proposed joint venture with FVSN
12:47 Rosmorport holds meetings dedicated to construction of diesel icebreakers
12:29 Gobbler scoops up two awards at Seawork 2015 exhibition
12:16 Fratelli Neri orders first Damen ASD 3212 Tug with Render Recovery winch in Mediterranean
11:39 MARAD provides $500,000 to study hydrogen fuel cell technology for maritime applications
11:27 Bollinger Shipyards delivers the 14th FRC to USCG
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10:21 Brent Crude futures price down 0.83% to $52.87, Light Sweet Crude - up 0.92% to $48.08
10:04 RF Ministry of Agriculture eyes introduction of legal restrictions on fish exports via foreign ports
09:30 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,100 points
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2015 July 30

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18:14 DOF Subsea and Subsea 7 enter time-charter agreements for three vessels
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17:47 Port of Long Beach celebrates environmental successes
17:15 Euronav reports preliminary results for Q2, H1 2015
17:08 Technip awarded offshore brownfield and subsea tie-backs for PETRONAS FLNG1
17:04 Port Yuzhny (Ukraine) plans attracting some $3 bln of investments
16:58 Rolls-Royce appoints Alan Davies as a Non-Executive Director
16:11 Kirby Corporation announces Q2 performance results
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15:44 Steel cutting ceremony for new Sovcomflot’s Arctic Shuttle Tanker held at Samsung Heavy Industries (Korea)
15:32 International Shipholding Corporation reports Q2 2015 results
15:16 Bunker prices in the Far East ports were flat in late 31st week (graph)
15:03 Hapag-Lloyd adds weekly calls at Halmstad to its Nordict Short Sea network
14:50 Matson plans investments in Alaska operations
14:13 CMA CGM launches Global Customer Survey 2015
14:06 Yuantong Marine Service signs a strategic cooperation agreement with CSHT Marine Machinery
14:05 BC Ferries picks names for its three intermediate class ships
13:55 Hapag-Lloyd names Thorsten Haeser as COO
13:34 Annual throughput of Izmail Commercial Sea Port (Ukraine) to be fulfilled in August
13:17 Transas receives ECDIS type-approval from the Korean Registry
12:59 Hapag-Lloyd announces new connection to Sweden on its Far East network
12:57 MOL receives awards from Los Angeles and Long Beach ports
12:23 K-LNG enters into time charter contracts with BP for two LNG carriers
11:55 Ziyavudin Magomedov elected as Chairman of Far Eastern Shipping Company’s BoD
11:47 Oceanteam Shipping completes acquisition of Oceanwind Cable Storage & Handling Solutions
11:39 MSC Cruises offers special treatment to passengers on its 12 cruise ships
11:26 Scorpio Tankers announces Q2 results, agreements for four newbuilding contracts
11:11 Ukraine’s Ministry of Infrastructure says it has taken whatever measures are necessary for deregulation of port activities
10:57 Four rescued from pleasure boat fire in Alameda