• 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 November 1

11:12 Hantong shipyard holds the keel laying ceremony for 38000DWT B.C.
11:11 Port of Long Beach to increase chassis supply
11:10 Shipping and Transport Minister visits to the Port of Felixstowe
11:09 MARAD testing alternative power for vessels
11:07 CMA CGM announces GRR for all refrigerated cargoes containing proteins, except fish and seafood

2014 October 31

18:06 Russian Maritime Register of Shipping takes part in the International Conference Ice Class Vessels
17:50 Russia’s Federal Agency for Transport Supervision accepts new patrol boat of project PV150 (photo)
17:36 Sembcorp Marine wins Lloyd’s List Asia Shipyard of the Year Award 2014
17:06 Heysehaven port recieves first offshore ship
16:58 FESCO to supply Antarctica-based research stations of Argentina in 2015
16:30 European Shipowners call for free transport of international cargo between Chinese ports
16:03 Royal IHC secures order for dredging package
15:30 Marine Façade (Saint-Petersburg) expects 228 vessels in 2015
15:23 Tuco Group releases a new design of Wind Farm Service Boat
15:04 Port Metro Vancouver opens community office in Delta
14:25 Busan Port Authority wins the 2014 Korea Management Grand Award
14:00 Drawing of bridges at Neva and M. Neva rivers stops on Nov' 30, other bridges of Saint-Petersburg – on Nov'15
13:04 Pacific Basin Shipping Limited Executive Director to resign
12:48 Wärtsilä and Diesel United renew co-operation agreement for low-speed marine engines
12:35 Yaroslavl shipyard lays down lead seagoing tug Sergei Balk for Russia’ Black Sea Fleet (photo)
12:01 Cathelco supply sixth ICCP system for Bumi Armada FPSO conversions
11:30 Osiris Projects prepares to launch survey vessel Bibby Athena
11:01 Carnival Cruise Lines CEO Gerry Cahill to retire
10:44 CMA CGM announces Rate Restoration Program from all Asian ports
10:32 Bluewater, Damen and Van Oord sign agreement to install a floating tidal energy platform near Texel
10:08 CMA CGM retrofits 10 of its vessels’ bulbous bows
09:51 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,424 points
09:24 Rosneft puts into operation its bunkering tanker RN Tuapse (photo)
09:09 Oil price down to $86.24 in London and down to $81.12 in New York

2014 October 30

18:53 Expert says bunker prices to swing around $5 or $10 PMT next week
18:25 Wilhelmsen Ships Service appoints new Ships Agency Manager for Singapore
18:02 Flag-of-convenience and ‘port-of-convenience’ practice can be introduced in Crimea’s sea harbors
17:52 Jan Rindbo appointed CEO of Dampskibsselskabet NORDEN A/S
16:48 National Chamber of Shipping renamed as Russian Chamber of Shipping
16:35 Tchibo plans to import via Wilhelmshaven.
16:14 Rotterdam roll on/roll throughput up 8% to 15 mln tonnes in the first nine months of 2014
16:05 CMA CGM announces further blank sailings on its Asia/North Europe routes
15:42 Wärtsilä fuel efficient propulsion equipment chosen for two new fishing vessels
15:18 Hapag-Lloyd starts a new feeder service to and from Kokkola port
15:10 Crystal Cruises selected as Best Cruise Ship Line for record 21st time
15:05 MPE Interiors unveils partnership to install fast-fit modular ship accommodation
14:14 Admiralty Shipyards (Saint-Petersburg) lays down Veliky Novgorod and Kolpino submarines
14:02 One of the VLCCs in Vela fleet was transferred to Bahri's ownership
13:31 Yuri Dolgorukiy submarine of Russia’s Northern Fleet successfully launches intercontinental ballistic missile Bulava (photo)
13:02 Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd establishes Service Companies in Qatar and Turkey
12:30 Norwegian Cruise Line reports financial results for Q3 2014
12:02 CMA CGM improves its service from Rouen to West Africa
11:56 67,000 yearlings of speckled trout released into Ladoga as Bronka compensatory measures (photo)
11:30 Mikhail Margelov appointed as Vice-President of Transneft
11:30 OPDR starts new service between Morocco and Northwest Europe
11:02 Pacific Drilling announces closing of $500 mln revolving credit facility
10:40 Transneft resumes oil loading onto tankers at three ports
10:30 CSAV receives new containerships
10:17 CMA CGM announces Winter Surcharge to imports into Russia/Baltic ports
10:11 Multipurpose Reloading Complex (Ust-Luga) allocates RUB 1.3 mln for social programmes in Jan-Sep’14
09:21 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,428 points
09:07 Oil price up to $87.12 in London and up to $82.2 in New York

2014 October 29

18:36 Perdana Neptune Limited sells offshore support vessel to Hauston Limited
18:06 AIDA receives the Deutsche Kreuzfahrtpreis 2015 (German Cruise Line Award)
17:48 Mexico’s Naviera Integral orders two Damen FCS 4008