• 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.

2016 February 7

09:39 Sill reinforcements complete in new Panama Canal locks
09:37 Maersk Line announces seasonal update to transatlantic service
09:34 COSCO announces delivery of semi-submersible accommodation vessel
08:50 Prosafe takes delivery of the Safe Notos
08:43 Siwertell delivers road-mobile unloaders for cement-handling operations in Libya and Vietnam

2016 February 6

09:41 Diana Shipping announces direct continuation of two time charter agreements
09:30 MOL enhances CSW Service between Asia and East Coast South America
08:20 Klaipeda Seaport cargo handling turnover up by 5,1 pct. to 3,16 mln tn in January of 2016
08:08 CMA CGM announces new Djibouti call on MEX1 and a new Jeddah call on MEX2
08:06 Crowley christens LNG-ready product tanker
08:05 FESCO to begin supplying the Argentine Research Stations in Antarctica
08:02 Damen ASD 2810 delivered to Corima

2016 February 5

20:05 Aleksandr Romanov elected as Chairman of Murmansk Sea Fishing Port BoD
19:19 Bronka port holds an open house for businesses
18:07 DEME participates in new EU consortium for deepsea harvesting of polymetallic nodules
18:02 Goliath-type crane installed by Jiangnan Shipyard Group for construction of Chinese aircraft carrier (photo)
17:55 Damen delivers cable installer to Maersk Supply Service
17:13 Repair dock for large capacity vessels put into operation in Nakhodka (photo)
16:25 Closer cooperation between the Nordic countries and Estonia in digitalisation of transport services
15:38 Ferry ship «Petersburg» berthed at Passenger Port of St. Petersburg for winter lay-up
14:59 Maritime Economy as a Smart Specialisation of Poland’s Pomeranian Region
14:31 New cold storage unit put into servise at the Port of Gdansk
14:00 Icebreaker escort services in the eastern part of the Gulf of Finland provided to 12 vessels
13:12 Colombo Port container volume up by 3.6% to 197,228 TEUs in January 2016
12:31 CMA CGM announces GRR from United Arab Emirates to East Africa
12:11 Diana Shipping announces agreement to acquire three Panamax vessels
11:31 Port of Antwerp agrees partnership with Commercial Bank of China
11:06 Briggs Marine orders the versatile Damen Multi Cat 2712
10:48 Diesel-electric ship «Vasiliy Golovnin» (FESCO) delivered 6,000 t of general cargo to Argentine Research Stations in Antarctica
10:31 Bunker prices are still high at the port of St. Petersburg (graph)
10:07 Brent Crude futures price down 0.45% to $34.30, Light Sweet Crude - down 0.16% to $31.67
09:50 Rosmorport announces tender for dredging at Volga-Caspian Seaway Canal
09:29 Baltic Dry Index down to 298 points
09:14 Throughput of Neva-Metal (Saint-Petersburg) down 6% to 224,000 t in Jan'16

2016 February 4

20:16 Expert predicts further bunker market volatility
18:36 Prosafe posts Q4 2015 and full year results
18:06 Safe Bulkers accepted a signed offer Letter from DNB to amend a credit facility
17:36 TTS Group ASA secures several contracts for cranes, cargo access and other ships equipment
17:06 CLdN starts service between Zeebrugge and the Port of Hirtshals
16:30 Kalmar delivers 27 straddle carriers to Maher Terminals LLC in Elizabeth, New Jersey
16:13 APM Terminals Mumbai introduces solar power
15:56 Upgraded dock for NPS repairs at SRC Zvezdochka will welcome its first ship in June 2016
15:27 AAL delivers first cargo shipments for Puerto La Cruz refinery project
15:04 Qatargas receives Goal Zero Award in recognition of its safety performance
14:47 IFO-180 НS prices go up at the port of Vladivostok (graph)
14:20 BoD of Port Vysotsky LLC appoints Andrei Ruchjev as its Chairman (photo)
14:01 Foltz to step down after 12 years of service to the Georgia Ports Authority
13:31 Inchcape Shipping Services advises a new 24 hour general strike in Greece on 4 February
13:01 CMA CGM implements GRR from Middle East to North Europe, Scandinavia, Baltic, Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea, North Africa, Central America-Caribbean and South America
12:45 Icebreaker escort services in the eastern part of the Gulf of Finland provided to 15 vessels
12:31 Experts team up to launch MacGregor's technology-leading fibre-rope crane
12:12 UN Secretary-General visits IMO
11:41 Swiber completes Platform and Subsea Pipeline Installation Project in South America
11:30 ABB technology to help vessels operate safely 5 kilometers below sea level
11:21 ABS publishes Guidance Notes on the Application of Cybersecurity Principles to Marine and Offshore Operations
11:02 Throughput of Rostov-on-Don port up 15.6% to 664,000 t in Jan'16
10:40 Servicemen of Kamchatka Marine communication company passed naval landing course at Pacific Fleet training center
10:39 Damen Shipyards Group completes construction contract comprising two ECSD 650 dredgers for Canadian oil sands industry (photo)
10:33 Hyundai Heavy Industries and Doosan Heavy Industries collaborate in localizing main equipment for offshore plants
10:17 Brent Crude futures price up 1.30% to $35.47, Light Sweet Crude - up 1.25% $32.70