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Ultra harsh environment jack-up rig Maersk Intrepid.

Gallery: World’s largest jack-up rig named in Singapore

Gallery: World’s largest jack-up rig named in Singapore

In a ceremony held at the Keppel FELS shipyard in Singapore, Karen Tiffen, wife of Martin Tiffen, Managing Director of Total E&P Norge AS, had the honour of naming the ultra harsh environment jack-up rig Maersk Intrepid.

 

34th Anniversary of Norway’s biggest offshore disaster

34th Anniversary of Norway’s biggest offshore disaster

Norway’s biggest offshore disaster occurred just before 18.30 on 27 March 1980. The Alexander L Kielland flotel capsized and sank by the Edda platform on the Ekofisk field in the North Sea, with the loss of 123 lives. Eighty-nine people survived.

 

Greenpeace activists scale drilling rig to ‘celebrate’ Exxon Valdez spill anniversary

Greenpeace activists scale drilling rig to ‘celebrate’ Exxon Valdez spill anniversary

On the 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska, Greenpeace climbers scaled an ExxonMobil rig destined to drill in the Russian Arctic.

 

Williams Partners: Gulfstar One spar nears completion (VIDEO)

Williams Partners: Gulfstar One spar nears completion (VIDEO)

The Gulfstar One project is the first spar-based floating production system with major components built entirely in the United States.

 

Myanmar awards new offshore blocks

Myanmar awards new offshore blocks

Myanmar has awarded 20 blocks to international oil companies as part of its Myanmar Offshore Blocks Bidding Round 2013.

 

‘Experience’ the World’s largest FSRU

‘Experience’ the World’s largest FSRU

On March 20, 2014, Excelerate Energy celebrated the naming ceremony for its newest floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) “Experience” at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering’s (DSME) Okpo Shipyard, Korea.

 

Eni looking to sell stake in Mozambique’s Area 4. CNOOC seen as potential buyer

Italian national oil company Eni is looking to divest some more of its stake in a gas rich block offshore Mozambique.

 

Woodside misses Leviathan deadline

Woodside misses Leviathan deadline

Australia’s oil and gas giant Woodside has missed the 27 March deadline to acquire a share in the Leviathan natural gas field, offshore Israel.

 

 March 30, 2014

 

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