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Oil and gas leasing program begins arduous three-year process

The Department of Interior and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), are accepting comments on the 2017-2022 Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leasing Program (RFI) -- the initial step in a multi-year planning process. The RFI provides an opportunity for interested parties to submit comments and suggestions…
Statoil makes another high-impact gas discovery offshore Tanzania

Statoil makes another high-impact gas discovery offshore Tanzania

The discovery of an additional two to three trillion cubic feet (tcf*) of natural gas in place in the Piri-1 well brings the total of in-place volumes up to approximately 20 tcf in Block 2.Since 2012 we have had a 100% success rate in Tanzania and the area has become a core exploration area in a very short period of time.

Japans Imabari to build two LNG carriers for Gaztransport & Technigaz

Japanese shipbuilder Imabari has received a contract from Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT) to design and construct two Liquefied Natural Gas Carriers (LNGCs).Under the contract, Imabari will equip the two vessels with the new GTT-developed Mark III Flex containment system as well as the new MEGI propulsion system.The Mark…

Container shape - The Hindu

Many of the water and liquid fuel tankers have the container in an elliptical cross section. But for the same surface area a perfect cylindrical cross section container would have more volume. Then why is the elliptical cross section preferred?V.K. There are a number of factors which affect the shape of a liquid carrying tank.

MEDIA ADVISORY--Navy Secretary Mabus, Mississippi Gov. Bryant to Speak at Keel Authentication of Tri

ADVISORY, June 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --What: Tripoli (LHA 7) keel authenticationWhen: 10:30 a.m. Mississippi Gov. Steve Senk, Keel Co-Authenticator and Silver Star RecipientAttire: Please wear closed-toe shoesRSVP: Beci Brenton, (202) [email protected] RSVP by 5 p.m. Ingalls Shipbuilding will authenticate the keel of the amphibious assault ship Tripoli (LHA 7) on Friday…

SEA secures Baltic Gas FEED contract award — Pipelines International — The international pipeline m

Australian-based Subsea Engineering Associates has secured a contract worth $US1.2 million to deliver a major part of the front end engineering design for the Baltic Gas Project in the Polish sector of the Baltic Sea.The scope of work consists of front end engineering of subsea pipelines including shore approach, trenching, risers and tie-ins.

Shipping Barge Capsizes Off Point Conception

According to citizen reports and chatter among Santa Barbara’s maritime community, it appears a large shipping barge recently capsized off Point Conception. It’s not clear when the 250- to 300-foot vessel tipped, or what it contains, but unverified information suggests the Coast Guard is now working to tow it to deeper waters.Multiple…

Tanjung Offshore seeks waiver of clause from Ekuinas

KUALA LUMPUR: Tanjung Offshore Bhd has written to equity firm Ekuiti Nasional Bhd (Ekuinas) for a waiver of a clause which would effectively throw a spanner in the plans for the proposed reverse takeover offer (RTO) of Tanjung Offshore by several parties, including a unit of Paris-based Bourbon SA."We've written our request to them (Ekuinas)…

Coast Guard makes case to refurbish idled icebreaker | Local News

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard’s No. 2 commander said refurbishing the aging Polar Sea icebreaker now idled in Seattle would allow it to meet the nation’s Arctic mission for the next decade until a replacement ship can be built.The comment Wednesday by Vice Admiral Peter Neffenger is the Coast Guard’s clearest endorsement yet for fixing up the 1970s-era Polar Sea…

J2 Subsea And WeSubsea Enter Into Global Product Representation Agreement

J2 Subsea, an Acteon company, has agreed to represent WeSubsea products in the UK and overseas. WeSubsea manufactures a range of engineered remotely operated vehicle (ROV) dredge pumps (dredgers), which are designed to move sediment on the seabed for a range of subsea applications. J2 Subsea will also represent other subsea…

Technocean Subsea successfully completes decommissioning campaigns

Technocean Subsea performed the removal of the PL1857 pipeline contents as part of a phased decommissioning programme. The work was carried out for Hess Ltd in the Fife, Fergus, Flora and Angus fields (FFFA), located in the central North Sea in water depths of 70 metres.The work was carried out with Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) assistance and delivered a filtration package…

GOOD NEWS: Native Odessan serves aboard Navys newest amphibious-assault ship

PASCAGOULA, MISS. - A graduate of Permian High School is serving in the U.S. Navy as part of a hand-selected crew charged with bringing the Navys newest and most advanced amphibious assault ship into service.Aviation Boatswains Mate (Handling) Airman Raul Garciavillavicencio from Odessa, is serving aboard the amphibious assault ship America in Pascagoula, Miss.

Fortescue says jobs at risk if MUA tugboat deckhands strike goes ahead

Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) says the jobs of its employees will be put at risk if deckhands on tugboats in Port Hedland, in Western Australia's Pilbara region, go on strike.The MUA has agreed to suspend taking industrial action against Teekay Shipping for a 30-day period, but said industrial action could still go ahead…

CAN Group secures contract renewals for offshore oil and gas integrity management services

Offshore staffABERDEEN, UK CAN Group has secured two major contract renewals, totalling £200 million ($339 million), following competitive re-tendering.The Aberdeen-headquartered business has been awarded a five-year contract for the provision of asset integrity services to ConocoPhillips and a three-year contract for…

Kitchen Lights development could realize long-held vision for Cook Inlet gas

With Furie Operating Alaskas new offshore gas production platform on its way from Texas to Cook Inlet, speculation over just how much undeveloped hydrocarbon resource may lie beneath the waters of the inlet continues unabated.Back in 2001 Escopeta Oil and Gas and its president, Danny Davis, caused something of a stir and…

Water Quest in Guatemala, John Christopher Fine

Guatemala is easy to get to. Less than a three hour direct non-stop flight from Miami, a modern airport and water. For the marine enthusiast there is the Pacific coast and the Atlantic side on the Bay of Honduras. There is altitude diving in Lakes Atitlan and Ayarea. There are mountains and jungles to explore and Mayan ruins.

UPDATE: Fuel tanker successfully moved after accident on Reynolda Road

A fuel tanker jackknifed in a parking lot near the corner of Reynolda Road and Fairlawn Drive about 2 p.m. Thursday, forcing Winston-Salem police to close several roads and evacuate some business.No one was injured, though a small amount of fuel leaked from the tanker.The tanker from the Reliable Tank Line LLC of Winston…

Supreme Court to weigh EPA move to regulate greenhouse gases

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration's drive to regulate greenhouse gases could hit a snag at the Supreme Court next week as industry groups and Republican-led states ask justices to block what they call a "brazen power grab" by the president's environmental regulators.Amid legislative inaction in a deadlocked Congress…

Why Are Leading Overseas Development Advocates Pushing Us Down the Greenhouse Gangplank? | Charlie C

One of the Obama administration's better climate-related actions has been the Overseas Private Investment Corporation's (OPIC) financing of renewable energy projects overseas. OPIC's support for renewable energy projects has increased to over $1 billion a year (about 30 percent of its overall portfolio) -- nearly ten times…

Transmission 2013 year in review

by Corina Rivera-Linares,TransmissionHubWith 2014 just beginning, TransmissionHub noted happenings in the energy industry with a focus on the East Coast that took place during 2013. From $13.5 billion worth of transmission investment in 2013 to utilities addressing cybersecurity concerns and electric vehicles making moves…