• 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 23

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11:30 Vladivostok Administration, Rosmorport and Inflot Worldwide Rus sign collaboration agreement
10:44 BMT and Ares Shipyard deliver luxury passenger ferries for Qatar
10:27 Gazprom to meet increased European demand and secure additional gas amounts for premium Asia-Pacific market
10:01 Klaipeda Seaport (Lithuania) plans dredging up to 17 m and becoming a hub
09:33 Baltic Dry Index up to 939 points
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2014 April 22

18:36 CNOOC Limited announces Q1 2014 results
18:06 Nantong COSCO christenes container ship "COSCO ITALY"
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17:06 MV OEL Emirates makes maiden call to Colombo
16:41 European Commission clarifies EU rules on cabotage and reports on developments in this sector
16:36 RS will participate in creation of innovative composite tank container
16:05 Hapag-Lloyd changes Chile-Peru Express and the Brazil-River Plate Express services
15:51 Aker Solutions and Baker Hughes form subsea production alliance
15:18 Transit navigation at Svir river opened by Baltic Fuel Company
14:48 Throughput of TransContainer up 1.9% to 349,000 TEUs in QI'14
14:06 Vladimir Putin orders construction of Kerch bridge to be completed in 2018
13:23 Höegh LNG takes delivery of the "PGN FSRU Lampung"
12:45 Coal terminal and railway line to be built in Murmansk Region (photo)
12:26 BMT Nigel Gee and Ares Shipyard deliver luxury passenger ferries in less than seven months
12:11 Russian Railways plan large-scale modernization of BAM and Transsib in 2014
11:52 Siem Offshore gets contract for the Nordsee One Offshore Wind Farm
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10:34 Coast Guard medevacs 3 injured men from vessel 200 miles south of Kodiak, Alaska
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09:41 Russia’ coal exports up 17.3% to 35.819 mln t in QI'14
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2014 April 21

19:12 Expenses of FSUE Rosmorport for SCF Black Sea Tall Ships Regatta 2014 hit RUB 50-60 mln (photo)
17:38 Konstantin Busygin appointed as head of Russian Border Services Agency (photo)
16:45 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 11,465 in RF spot market
16:29 DP World first vessel to sail new channel to its Saigon terminal
15:56 Cosco Corporation secures contracts for four emergency response / rescue / field support vessels and two platform supply vessels
15:55 Vladivostok Customs revealed 17 units with excessive radiation level delivered by sea in QI'14
15:01 Sakhalin Energy and Sovcomflot sign contract for construction of 4 supply vessels under Sakhalin-2 project
14:13 Swire Pacific Offshore celebrates the launch of its 8th D-Class vessel, Pacific Dragon
13:45 FESRC' Dalzavod Yard launches new production facility
13:12 Tsuneishi Group gets orders for four 1,020TEU container carriers from the Hong Kong-based subsidiary of Shanghai International Port
12:01 Chinese authorities impound MOL vessel
11:12 Arctech to build an icebreaking supply vessel for Sovcomflot
10:23 DP World inaugurates Jebel Ali port ’s largest inspection facility with government partners
10:17 Ship repair center Dalzavod expects doubling of economic output to RUB 12 bln in 2014
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17:50 Throughput of Ukraine’s river ports up 17.6% to 523,300 t in QI'14
17:25 North-West Basin Branch icebreakers to participate in icebreakers festival (photo)
17:06 CIMC Raffles' semisubmersible accommodation rigs begin working for Petrobras
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16:20 Tanker Mikhail Ulyanov commences oil transportation from Russia’s offshore Arctic project
16:16 USCG set to start salvage of grounded bulk carrier in Virginia Beach
15:44 Russian Maritime Register of Shipping participates in Arctic Shipping Forum
15:03 Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding lays keel for first SIGMA 10514 PKR Frigate
14:15 Throughput of Universal Reloading Complex LLC (Ust-Luga) up 23% to 914,000 t in QI'14
14:13 Grey seal pup found at Bronka site is alive and well (photos)
13:56 Shipyard Pella launches tugboat Griphon-8 of project 90600 (photo)
13:33 Tanker Mikhail Ulyanov to commence oil transportation from Russia’s offshore Arctic project
12:44 TGE Marine wins further contracts for LNG fuel gas systems
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