Japan’s INPEX has announced two shipbuilding and shipping contracts for two new vessels which will offtake and deliver LNG from the Ichthys LNG Project offshore Western Australia to Japan and Taiwan. Through its wholly owned subsidiary INPEX Shipping Co., Ltd . (‘INPEX Shipping’), one LNG vessel will be jointly owned with Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha , Ltd . (‘” K” Line’) through Ocean Breeze LNG Transport S. A. and built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries , Ltd.
In February 2011, Maersk Oil’s Gryphon FPSO suffered significant damage in heavy storms in the turbulent North Sea. After nearly 20 years of uninterrupted service, the FPSO had to leave the Gryphon field for the first time for repairs and upgrade. Last Wednesday, May 29, Maersk Oil announced that the FPSO was back in production.
Olympic Shipping has announced it has terminated the previously agreed charter deal with Reef Subsea for a subsea construction vessel currently being built by Kleven Maritime in Norway.
Pirates on Tuesday boarded an offshore supply vessel, 15.5 miles offshore from the Qua Iboe Terminal in Akwa Ibom State in southeastern Nigeria, the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre has informed.
Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M) has, through its subsidiaries Caspian Rigbuilders BV and Caspian Shipyard Company (CSC), secured a contract from Caspian Drilling Company Ltd, a subsidiary of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR), to build a semi-submersible drilling rig, which includes owner furnished equipment, worth about US$800 million.
The Clair Ridge Drilling & Production jacket of 23 000 tonnes – the biggest jacket ever built by the Norwegian Kvaerner yard has left Verdal and is now on tow to its location west of the Shetland Islands.