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AOG Daily: 2013 / November

Ms. GONG Zijing and Ms. FU Geping, graduate students in the School of Ocean and Earth Science, Tongji University, recently honored their school with a second…
Serinus Energy Inc. is drilling two wells for its Phase 2 drilling program in Brunei this year, following extensive 2D and 3D seismic surveys over Block L. Serinus…
Tuesday, 26 November 2013 20:56

CIMC Raffles delivers two OOS semisubs

China's Yantai CIMC Raffles Shipyard Limited (CIMC Raffles) announced Monday that a naming and delivery ceremony for OOS Gretha and OOS Prometheus was held at…
Fugro announced that it has wholly-acquired Advanced Geomechanics Pty Ltd. (AG) to become part of its global geoconsultancy practice. The nearly 20-year-old, Perth-based AG provides…
Tuesday, 26 November 2013 17:45

Cosco to build two semisubs for Prosafe

Cosco Corp. (Singapore) Ltd. announced contracts have become effective with Prosafe to build two advanced semi-submersible accommodation vessels in China. Each contract is in excess of US$200million.…
Tuesday, 26 November 2013 14:42

Sinopec oil pipeline explodes in Qingdao

According to the South China Morning Post, investigators have blamed human error for the oil pipeline explosion that killed at least 55 people in Qingdao.…
Tuesday, 26 November 2013 12:12

PetroVietnam, ONGC sign MOU

ONGC Videsh and PetroVietnam signed a memorandum of understanding for the joint exploration of hydrocarbons in Vietnam and India. The new MOU continues one previously…
Rosneft and  PetroVietnam signed an agreement on basic terms for geological survey, hydrocarbon exploration and production in the Pechora Sea. The agreement was signed by…
Monday, 25 November 2013 16:16

Fewer bidders for blocks offshore Myanmar

Twenty-one companies have dropped out of the final cycle of bidding in the Myanmar offshore license round, Reuters news service reported on Friday. The licensing…
Monday, 25 November 2013 14:33

Buru completes Fitzroy survey

Australia’s Buru Energy Limited has completed a 2D geophysical survey with a total of 234 line km over the Ungani Trend in EP457 onshore Canning…
India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Vietnam Communist Party general secretary Nguyen Phu Trong met at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi yesterday, 20 Nov 2013,…
Tuesday, 19 November 2013 18:51

Acteon opens new service center in Singapore

Acteon has announced the opening of Acteon Singapore Operations Centre (ASOC) at the Offshore Marine Centre in Singapore’s Tuas industrial area. The Centre is the…
Monday, 18 November 2013 17:25

STX launches ice-class LNG carrier

South Korea's STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. launched SCF Melampus, the first of two ice-class LNG carriers ordered by Sovcomflot OJSC. The first vessel…
Monday, 18 November 2013 17:12

Asian investor eyes Tanzanian gas

Natural gas from future multi-train LNG developments in Tanzania could now be destined for Asian markets. Singapore-based investor Pavilion Energy is to take a 20%…
Beijing-based PetroChina Co. Ltd. announced that two of its subsidiaries will purchase the Peruvian assets of Petrobras for US$2.6billion (HK$20.16billion) according to a statement sent to the…
Thursday, 07 November 2013 19:31

First gas at Indonesia's Ruby

Production at Indonesia’s Ruby field kicked off Oct. 27. The field has been in development since June 2011 and is expected to produce natural gas…