TGS and Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) have announced plans to expand their jointly owned multi-client library offshore Eastern Canada. The new Cape Broyle 3D survey, to be acquired during summer 2017, will comprise approximately 3,500 km2 of 3D GeoStreamer data in the South Eastern Newfoundland region.Pre-processing of the initial GeoStreamer signal will be performed by PGS, following which TGS will perform data processing.Final data will be made available to clients in 2018, ahead of the 2019 licensing round under Newfoundland Labrador’s Scheduled Land Tenure system.In addition, in mid-May, TGS and PGS will start a 2D seismic campaign in East Canada comprising approximately 22,000 km of 2D GeoStreamer data.Following completion of these surveys, the jointly-owned library will have more than 175,000 km of 2D GeoStreamer data and 14,750 km2 of 3D GeoStreamer data, TGS said.“This seventh consecutive season of data acquisition will expand our seismic coverage in Newfoundland Labrador where we have a strong track record of success. These projects will provide modern, high quality seismic data to E&P companies to support their drilling activities and prepare for upcoming licensing rounds,” said Kristian Johansen, CEO of TGS.“We have experienced significant interest for our multi-client GeoStreamer data in the Newfoundland Labrador area, and continue to position ourselves for upcoming lease sales in this increasingly attractive exploration region,” added Jon Erik Reinhardsen, president & CEO of PGS.The projects are supported by industry funding.
Carnegie Clean Energy (CCE) is looking to grow its team with a new opening for Renewable Energy Analyst.Reporting directly to the Technology Manager, the Renewable Energy Analyst will be responsible for analyzing renewable energy opportunities and financial projections, CCE said.Also, the scope of work entails liaising with renewable equipment suppliers and manufacturers to determine project cost estimates and performance characteristics.The candidate will also conduct market and industry research for wave energy, other renewable energy and desalination systems, the company noted.CCE is an Australia-based renewable energy group which includes Carnegie’s patented CETO wave energy technology and solar and battery company Energy Made Clean (EMC) acquired by CCE in 2016.The company is developing renewable energy microgrid projects using a combination of wave energy through the CETO wave technology, solar, wind, energy storage, desalination and diesel in both on and off-grid applications in Australia and internationally.
Classification society Korean Register (KR) has signed an agreement with the Government of Bangladesh to deliver services on behalf of the Bangladeshi flag administration.Under the agreement, KR will conduct vessel surveys and audits and issue certificates to Bangladeshi-flagged ships for compliance with SOLAS, MARPOL, ITC, ICLL, and MLC.KR said it has been working to obtain the authorization to deliver statutory services to Bangladesh, anticipating an increase in sea-borne transport between Southern Asian countries and Bangladesh.“We are delighted to receive the authorization to deliver statutory services on behalf of the Bangladeshi government. This means that we will be able to provide a wider range of sought after services…, adding value to their businesses in Southern Asia, including those in India and Sri Lanka,” Lee Jeong-Kie, Chairman and CEO of KR, commented.The latest authorization brings the total number of countries where KR is authorized to carry out ship survey and certification work to seventy-seven.Established in 1960, KR currently classes an international fleet of 3,042 vessels totaling 69 million gross tons.
Eni and Total have reportedly made what is believed to be a large gas discovery at their Calypso prospect in the Block 6, offshore Cyprus.News reports have cited Cypriot Minister of Energy, Commerce, Industry, and Tourism Yiorgos Lakkotrypis on Friday said that there were ‘encouraging signs’ at the project, however, he refused to give more details on the quantity.“The findings are encouraging. A reserve has been located but the morphology of the particular target is complicated so we need more time…I won’t talk about quantities or anything else,” he said on Friday, according to Xinhua News Agency.According to IBNA, Lakkotrypis on Friday said that the two companies might come out with their official announcements regarding the Calypso results as early as this very week.He reportedly said the geology at the project was similar to that of Zohr, a giant gas field found by Eni offshore Egypt a few years ago.While we wait for Eni and Total to spill the beans on the Calypso size, Israel’s news website Globes has reported that Calypso might hold 170-230 BCM of gas.If proven true, Globes opines, the discovery in Cyprus could make life tough for the companies developing the Leviathan field offshore Israel.Globes feels that energy giants such as Total and Eni, with enough cash for development, and a proven track record of bringing their gas discoveries to production fast, might make Cyprus an important gas player in the region, and a competitor to Israel.The newspapers stressed the fact that Eni has managed to bring the giant Zohr field online in a little more than two years since the discovery, while on the other side, Israel’s Leviathan, found in 2010, is expected to start production in 2020.Offshore Energy Today Staff
Twelve seafarers of Indian nationality, manning the Panama-flagged asphalt-bitumen tanker Durban Queen have been rescued by the French frigate Cassard, after their vessel got into trouble in the Persian Gulf on November 20.The French Defense Ministry informed that the frigate was preparing for refuelling at sea when it received a distress call from the nearby tanker.A helicopter was sent to the stricken vessel, which had listed and was taking on water. Four crew members from the tanker were airlifted to a nearby merchant vessel, while the remaining eight mariners were evacuated to the frigate.The ministry added that some of the mariners suffered minor injuries and that they were provided with medical assistance.The crew was subsequently transferred to commercial vessel Sea Princess, as the frigate proceeded to Kuwait for bilateral exercise Pearl of the West.
Adriatic LNG, the operator of the regasification terminal located off the Italian Veneto coast floated a tender for a single peak shaving LNG cargo. The company noted in its statement it is looking for a single cargo of 60,000 to 70,000 cubic meters in volume.The delivery is scheduled for one of the three slots in January 2-5, January 14-17 and January 30-February 2.The tender for next winter’s peak shaving LNG cargo closes on December 17, the company said.Peak Shaving is aimed at making available to SNAM Rete Gas, in the first quarter of 2020, previously-stored gas, in the form of LNG, in order to meet possible peaks in demand during wintertime.Operating since autumn 2009, the Adriatic LNG regasification terminal assures to Italy about 10 percent of national gas consumptions.Adriatic LNG has delivered more than 61 billion cubic meters of gas to the national pipeline network, corresponding to more than half of domestic consumption in 2018, coming by ship from eight countries, Qatar, Egypt, Trinidad and Tobago, Equatorial Guinea, Norway, Nigeria, United States and Angola.Adriatic LNG is co-controlled by ExxonMobil Italiana Gas and Qatar Terminal Limited (a unit of Qatar Petroleum) and participated by SNAM.
Aberdeen-based well integrity player Unity has completed a preparatory plugging and abandonment project in partnership with oilfield services provider Petrofac.Unity deployed its Temporary Abandonment Cap Test Tool (TACTT) to pressure test two suspended mudline wells in the North Sea in support of an end of life campaign undertaken by Petrofac for a multinational operator.The TACTT technology, designed to provide a fast and mobile method of pressure testing, confirmed zero pressure below the TA caps of the two wells, allowing P&A operations to continue.The TACTT was deployed on drill pipe from a rig, however it can also be cable deployed for vessel-based P&A activity and added cost efficiency, Unity explains. The TACTT was delivered within one week, returned to Unity after the first well, redressed in 3 days and then remobilised for the second well.Gary Smart, Unity CEO, said: “Re-entering offshore wells, which may have been suspended for a considerable number of years, is challenging and high risk, particularly as any pressure build up behind the back-pressure valve of the TA caps cannot usually be measured. For the first time, there is a safe and efficient method to test and vent these wells prior to re-entry.“This latest project in partnership with Petrofac, builds on our successful track record and the value the industry already recognises in the TACTT technology. We look forward to continuing to deliver further cost, efficiency and safety benefits for our clients through this and our other innovative technology.”
Image courtesy of Sempra EnergyExports of liquefied natural gas from the United States’ facilities increased over the week ending January 22. A total of 15 liquefied natural gas carriers with a combined LNG-carrying capacity of 54 Bcf departed the U.S. export facilities during the week under review, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) said.This compares to 14 vessels with a combined LNG-carrying capacity of 51 billion cubic feet exported in the previous week.Out of the 15 cargoes, seven have been shipped from Cheniere’s Sabine Pass facility, four from Cameron LNG plant, two from Corpus Christi and one from each Cove Point and Freeport.EIA further noted that natural gas deliveries to liquefied natural gas export terminals remained flat compared to the previous week reaching 8.2 Bcf/day. LNG World News Staff
The pandemic has accelerated the digitalization of the industry, pushing for further facilitation of numerous manual processes that took days to complete. According to DCSA’s financial modeling exercise, it is estimated that the industry can potentially save more than $4 billion per year if 50% eBL adoption is achieved. However, that’s not good for employees, Jansen explains. Therefore, bringing more automation through more sophisticated technology onboard ships and throughout the supply chain might not necessarily be a bad thing, as new types of jobs would be created for workers to operate the technology of the future. “COVID-19 has proven that our systems work, as we’re still able to move 85% of global value although 50% work from home”, Jensen said in a pre-interview for the Digital Container Summit set to be held online on September 3. Working from home due to lockdowns and increasing safety measures has emerged as the new normal in an age of growing uncertainty. Automation of operations via digitalization has been one of the major concerns for the workforce in the shipping sector as fears have been raised that numerous jobs could become obsolete. Hence, we are seeing numerous initiatives to digitalize operations and boost efficiency through automation of operations by introducing smart ports, smart containers, and smart ships. One of the most prominent efforts includes retiring the paper bill of lading and replacing it with an electronic counterpart via blockchain. Illustration; Image courtesy: Navingo On the other hand, there is a growing need for the industry to transform and improve the work and life balance for its workers, especially seafarers who have suffered the most during the pandemic as their job could not be carried out remotely. As part of the move, DCSA wants to develop open-source standards for necessary legal terms and conditions, as well as definitions and terminology to facilitate communication among customers, container carriers, regulators, financial institutions and other industry stakeholders. “When you’re able to do most of the work from home we’re also able to automate jobs,” Lars Jensen added, “more than 40 000 jobs will disappear over the next 3-5 years because of that”. The shipping industry could lose up to 40,000 jobs as more than 50% of the people in shipping lines work from home now due to the coronavirus pandemic, Lars Jensen, CEO, SeaIntelligence Consulting believes. The Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA) has embarked on an initiative to enable the open collaboration necessary for achieving full eBL adoption.
Note – loaded heading by Dominion PostDominion Post 11 May 2012Dangerous child sex offenders are to be caged indefinitely in purpose-built pens behind the wire, after Cabinet gave the green light to new public protection orders. The move comes as the Government yesterday introduced tough new bail laws to fulfil National’s pre-election law and order pledges. Justice Minister Judith Collins said Cabinet had signed off on public protection orders, and she expected to introduce related legislation to Parliament at the end of the year. Under the proposals, authorities would apply to the High Court for an order – and offenders would be able to ask for a review. The proposals would apply to a small number of “incredibly dangerous” sex offenders – estimated at between five and 12 in a decade – assessed as being at risk of sexual or violent reoffending. Ms Collins said extended supervision orders – by which an offender on release would be monitored 24 hours a day – were not adequate.……Officials were working on proposals likely to see the offenders housed in “something like a flatting situation … in one of our prisons where there is large amounts of land”, she said.http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/6900603/Dangerous-paedophiles-to-be-caged-indefinitely