• 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 June 30

16:27 Bank of Russia revokes license from PRISCO CAPITAL BANK of Primorsk Shipping Corporation
16:14 CMA CGM announces the extension of the Emergency Operational Surcharge to all shipments from the Indian Subcontinent
16:08 Brexit aftermath: bunker market in uncertainty
15:56 NCSP will not pay dividends for 2015
15:35 Port of Gdansk signed Memorandum of Cooperation with Chinese Port of Qingdao
15:13 Port of Oakland adopts budget for Fiscal Year 2017
15:00 Icebreaking Multipurpose Supply Vessel launched at Arctech Helsinki Shipyard
14:39 Bunker market at port Novorossiysk sees no significant changes (graph)
14:11 Xeneta says container shipping segment may be hit after Brexit vote
13:44 Russian Railways and Federal Antimonopoly Service will establish Freight Market Council (photo)
13:13 Jan De Nul Group to supply installation vessel to install turbines for Blyth Offshore Wind Demonstration Project
12:52 Bunker prices are still high in the Far East ports (graph)
12:31 Federation Council approves expansion of porto franco regime to key ports in Russia’s Far East
12:13 TTS Group secures a new contract for delivering a 3.500 ton shiplift to Kuwait Oil Company
11:53 Damen's InvaSave BWT system to be displayed at ‘DelfSail’ sailing festival
11:22 Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam completes major modification works on the Sea Installer
11:03 ClassNK amends Rules and Guidance
10:49 Fugro deploys additional vessel Fugro Gauss offshore Mexico for seep-hunting survey
10:02 Federation Council supports fishing quotas for investment purposes
09:59 Brent Crude futures price down 0.74% to $50.94, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.80% to $49.48
09:37 Multraship names two Damen ASD 3212 tugs
09:15 Baltic Dry Index up to 640 points

2016 June 29

18:44 Sea Installer crane upgrade complete
18:16 ZIM launches new mobile application
17:46 Graduation ceremony held at Makarov University’s Institute of International Transport Management (photo release)
17:11 Sembcorp Marine acquires a 50% stake in KANFA Aragon AS
16:37 ZIM launches new mobile application for customers
16:34 Deep Sea Supply awarded three new time charter contracts for operations in Egypt by BP Egypt
16:03 Siem Offshore Contractors awarded contract for the Beatrice OWF
15:44 Boskalis to reinforce Wadden Sea dike between Eemshaven and Delfzijl
15:11 VOS Star christening ceremony held in Dordrecht
14:50 Patrol boat of Project 14M put into operation in Yakutsk
14:32 Wärtsilä supplies 161 MW Flexicycle power plant to Saudi Arabia
14:14 Millionth tonne of oil produced at Gazprom Neft Novoportovskoye field
13:55 President of Russian Railways signs several agreements in Beijing
13:33 Navios Partners appoints Lampros Theodorou to the Board of Directors
13:11 Kalmar delivers eight diesel-electric straddle carriers to Port of Tauranga in New Zealand
12:41 MAN turbochargers round millennium mark
12:10 MSC partners with Peel Ports for Liverpool2 trials
11:28 Wärtsilä partners with Zamakona Yards to expand its service offering in the Canary Islands
11:13 Advanced MacGregor technology serves new polar research ship
11:02 Klaipeda Seaport cargo handling turnover up by 7,3 pct. to 16,69 mln tn in January – May of 2016
10:56 LPG tanker transits expanded Panama Canal
10:42 Bunker market of port of Saint-Petersburg sees no significant changes (graph)
10:11 Port Operations and Safety Discussion Agreement clears FMC regulatory review
09:44 Brent Crude futures price up 0.47% to $49.49, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.71% to $48.19
09:30 Baltic Dry Index up 627 points
09:16 Throughput of port Taganrog down 24.4% to 838,500 t in Jan-May'16

2016 June 28

18:31 USCG reopens waterway on Red River
18:27 Navig8 Chemical Tankers takes delivery of its first chemical tanker from Kitanihon Shipbuilding
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17:46 TransContainer will not pay out dividends for the year 2015
17:24 ICTSI wins excellence award in supply management
16:58 Crimea Bridge designers enhance protection of the bridge support structures (graphics)
16:32 ICS highlights role of merchant seafarers in migrant rescues
16:03 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Crystalia with SwissMarine
15:27 New DNV GL marine warranty standards are a digital first
15:23 LUKOIL Marine Lubricants introduces two new products for marine engines
15:03 ABS, Keppel define JDPs to accelerate innovation
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