Heerema Marine Contractor’s new state-of-the-art deepwater construction vessel Aegir has left Rotterdam and is now en route to the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The news was revealed by Martijn van Wijngaarden last week at the Offshore Energy 2013 Exhibition and Conference. Wijngaarden is a Certification Manager for the Aegir newbuilding project at Heerema Offshore Services.
Newfield Exploration Company announced the signing of a share purchase agreement to sell all of its equity interests in Newfield Malaysia Holdings to SapuraKencana Petroleum Berhad for a total cash consideration of $898 million, which is expected to close in early 2014.
It’s the moment of truth for the world’s first floating liquefied natural gas facility in Geoje, South Korea. After months of construction the Prelude team faces its greatest challenge yet. The two giant sections of the hull are complete; now they must join together. It’s an operation that has been years in the planning.
Nigerian pirates have struck again. According to Reuters, the pirates have boarded an offshore supply vessel owned by Edison Chouest.
A consortium of companies, including Royal Dutch Shell plc (“Shell”), Petrobras, Total, CNPC and CNOOC, won a 35-year production sharing contract to develop the giant Libra pre-salt oil discovery located in the Santos Basin, offshore Brazil.
ExxonMobil announced the startup of the Kipper Tuna Turrum project in Bass Strait. Natural gas production has started from the Tuna field via two new pipelines and oil is being produced from the Turrum field through the new Marlin B platform.
October 27 ,2013