• 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 April 17

16:22 Scorpio Tankers announces update on fleet transactions
15:59 MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company starts Africa Express Service
15:55 COSL renews cooperation contract with PEMEX for COSL3 module rig
15:40 Bunker prices in Far East ports continue declining in late 16th week (graph)
15:27 Ensco orders two ENSCO 140 series jack-up drilling rigs
15:22 Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions acquires Integrated Engineering Services
15:09 Antwerp Port Authority acquires General Motors site
14:46 There is promising port infrastructure in Crimea, Vladimir Putin says
14:32 BAE Systems selects Siemens Blue™ Drive Solution for new MSSCV
14:20 Far Eastern Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Center to secure orders for RUB 780 bln by 2025, Russia’s Deputy PM says
14:03 4 MOL-operated/managed vessels selected as 2013 "Best Quality Ships"
13:50 Considerable part of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet to be transferred from Novorossiysk to Sevastopol, Vladimir Putin said
13:32 Inchcape Shipping Services opens in Venezuela
13:04 VOS B.V. develops “walk-to-work” vessel concept
12:34 Ezion welcomes new investors to facilitate growth plans
12:29 Frio Petropavlovsk refuses access to the Paris MoU region
12:00 Damen launches Kuwait Oil Company’s new ASD Tug 3212
11:23 Rhode Island to have the largest Class-A Tall Ship in the U.S.
11:00 Saipem gets FPSO contracts in Angola worth more than $4 billion
10:41 Hapag-Lloyd and CSAV agree to merge and create the fourth largest container shipping company
10:37 MAN Diesel & Turbo ready to support IMO Tier III
10:09 Throughput of Izmail Commercial Seaport (Ukraine) up 42.9% to 841,250 t in QI'14
09:51 First oil shipment from Prirazlomnaya platform expected on April 18
09:36 Vanino Commercial Sea Port boosts coal transshipment by 27% to 1.1 mln t in QI'14
09:11 Oil price up to $109.6 in London and up to $103.76 in New York

2014 April 16

17:57 Odessa Commercial Sea Port to boost capacity to 10-12 mln t of grain by 2015
17:31 Damen developed conceptual design for Arctic class LNG-powered vessel
16:40 CIMC Raffles delivers "HYSY 932" jackup drilling rig
16:23 Atomflot to work with major clients under long-term contracts
16:22 Coast Guard monitoring damaged drilling rig in Gulf of Mexico
15:17 Throughput of port Gdansk (Poland) up 5% to 8.01 mln t in QI'14
15:09 IMB warns of new charter party fraud tactics
14:40 RF Border checkpoint at Sabetta to be opened by July 1, 2014
14:08 BHP Billiton announces the appointment of Non-Executive Director
13:08 MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company announces GRI on the Panda and Wallaby services from the Far East to Australia
12:39 Tender on construction of support fleet for Gazprom Neft New Port terminal can be announced in 2014
12:26 Havyard to construct hybrid battery powered Arctic PSV
12:12 Subsea platform to be used at Shtokman field, Gazprom says
12:08 MARAD celebrates groundbreaking for final stage of $50 mln Port of Guam expansion project
11:49 Zamakona Yards wins to build Voith Schneider tug for Haifa Port
11:32 Oil shipments from Novoportovskoye field via sea terminal at Kamenny Cape (Yamal) to commence in 2016 (map)
11:09 Golden Ocean to buy ice class Panamax vessel
10:57 Rosmorport announces tender for dredging at port Novorossiysk and oil terminal Sheskharis
10:30 Ensco orders two ENSCO 140 series jackups
10:21 Baltic Dry Index down to 970 points
10:08 MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company announces GRI on cargo from Asia to the Caribbean
09:54 Bunker prices at port St. Petersburg slightly down in early 16th week (graph)
09:46 Cargo transportation by North-Western Shipping Company down 8% to 1.42 mln t in QI'14
09:38 Wreck-removal convention to enter into force
09:19 Oil price down to $108.74 in London and down to $103.75 in New York
08:37 OW Bunker and Genoil to build upgrader in Rotterdam

2014 April 15

18:21 DP World honours best performing vendors at Jebel Ali port
17:44 ClassNK opens new exclusive survey office in Belem
17:30 Award of contract for construction of two nuclear icebreakers of project 22220 postponed till May 7, 2014
17:12 Two river-sea oil tankers of project RST 22M are to be built to the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping class
16:47 Rosmorport and Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard sign contract for construction of three dredging vessels
16:34 Hapag-Lloyd stops Baltimore call on its A-Service (ATA)
16:22 Draft law on development of Russia’s Arctic shelf to be elaborated in 2014
16:11 Solstad Offshore signs Letter of Intent for the construction and operation of a large subsea construction vessel
15:49 Throughput of NCSP Group down 9.2% to 33.6 mln t in QI'14