Eni: closing of the sale of 12.5% of Saipem share capital to Fondo Strategico Italiano

The Shareholders Agreement between Eni and FSI has taken full effect San Donato Milanese (Milan), 22 January 2016 – With reference to the sale and purchase agreement between Eni S.p.A. (“Eni”) and Fondo Strategico Italiano S.p.A. (“FSI”), the object of which is the sale, from Eni to FSI, of a stake …

Wärtsilä signs maintenance agreement with Ensco

Wärtsilä signs maintenance agreement with Ensco for sustained cost savings and improved reliability Wärtsilä, the leading global supplier of flexible and efficient power plant solutions and services, has signed a maintenance agreement with Ensco, a global provider of offshore drilling services to the petroleum industry. The agreement, signed in September …

The Barents Sea ice challenge: Loads to learn

There is a sustained high interest for oil and gas exploration in the new unlocked areas of the Barents Sea, as announced in the 23rd licensing round in Norway. In particular southeast Barents Sea areas are so far unexplored, leaving an ocean of opportunities ahead. However, new challenges accompany the …

Criteria for entry into force of BWM Convention not yet reached

Insufficient tonnage to trigger entry into force despite recent ratifications Following the spate of ratifications in November 2015 of the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention, IMO and partner IHS Maritime & Trade have been engaged in a process to verify tonnage figures to ascertain whether or not the convention’s final …

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Wärtsilä integrated solutions chosen for new series of deep water Anchor Handling Tug Supply vessels

December 10, 2014 News No Comments

wartsila_smallA new series of six Anchor Handling Tug Supply vessels to be built at the Kleven Verft AS in Norway for the Danish based Maersk Supply Service A/S – part of the A. P. Møller-Mærsk Group, will feature fully integrated solutions from Wärtsilä. There is an option for an additional four vessels within this series. The contract with Wärtsilä was signed in November.

The 95 metre long vessels will be utilised in deep water offshore oilfield operations, with reliability, safety, and uptime specified as being priority requirements. Wärtsilä’s responsibility encompasses the complete power generation solution, electrical distribution and drives system, vessel automation system and propulsion system. All these systems will be fully integrated to provide optimal power, efficiency, versatility and redundancy, while having the lowest operating expenditures (OPEX) and a minimal environmental impact. In addition, Wärtsilä will supply comprehensive project services, including project management, engineering, yard support, and commissioning. The vessels’ power generation solution will be based on the latest model of the Wärtsilä 32 and Wärtsilä 20 generating set.

The Electrical and Automation system is centred around Wärtsilä’s proven and popular LLC (Low Loss Concept) power distribution system for electric and hybrid propulsion applications. The Wärtsilä LLC enhances energy efficiency and offers excellent redundancy with superb system availability. The Wärtsilä LLC will enable the vessels to achieve the highest possible Environmental Regularity Number (ERN) of 99.99.99.99. … Continue Reading

SOLAS amendments to make IGF Code mandatory approved by Maritime Safety Committee

December 10, 2014 News No Comments

IMO SmallIMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), which met at the Organization’s London headquarters for its 94th session, from 17 to 21 November 2014, approved draft SOLAS amendments to make mandatory the International Code of Safety for Ships using Gases or other Low- flashpoint Fuels (IGF Code); adopted other SOLAS amendments; continued its work on its action plan on passenger ship safety; and approved and adopted a number of items put forward by the sub-committees.

The MSC also adopted the Polar Code and related amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) to make it mandatory (See briefing 38/2014)​.

SOLAS amendments to make IGF code mandatory approved
The MSC approved, in principle, the draft International Code of Safety for Ships using Gases or other Low-flashpoint Fuels (IGF Code), and also approved proposed amendments to make the Code mandatory under SOLAS, with a view to adopting both the IGF Code and SOLAS amendments at the next session, MSC 95, scheduled to meet in June 2015.

Associated draft amendments to the 1978 and 1988 Protocols were also approved. … Continue Reading

Eni starts production at West Hub Development, deep offshore Angola

December 10, 2014 News No Comments

ENIThe ceremony for this important achievement was held today in Luanda, in the presence of the Minister of Petroleum of Angola and the top management of Eni and Sonangol.
Luanda, 8 December 2014 – Eni has started production of first oil from the West Hub Development Project in Block 15/06 in the Angolan Deep Offshore, approximately 350 kilometres northwest of Luanda and 130 kilometres west of Soyo.
The field is currently producing 45,000 barrels of oil per day (bopd) through the N’Goma FPSO, with production ramp-up expected to reach a daily production of up to 100,000 bopd in the coming months. The start-up of the East Hub Development, expected in 2017, will raise overall production from Block 15/06 to 200,000 bpd.

The development project started with a very successful exploration campaign. Having won the international bid round in 2006, in Block 15/06 Eni drilled 24 exploration and appraisal wells, discovering over 3 billion barrels of oil in place and 850 million barrels of reserves. The discoveries were then developed quickly and efficiently, achieving an industry-leading time to market of only 44 months from the Declaration of Commercial Discovery thanks to the application of a new modular development model. Indeed, the West Hub Development entails the sequential start-up of the Sangos, Cinguvu, Mpungi, Mpungi North Area, Vandumbu e Ochigufu fields. … Continue Reading

Saipem awarded new drilling contracts worth $850 million

August 14, 2014 Featured, News No Comments

ENISaipem has been awarded new drilling contracts in Indonesia, Nigeria, the Arabian Gulf and Latin America worth approximately $850 million of which $540 million are related to offshore activity and refer to four different units of Saipem’s fleet.

Saipem has signed with Eni Muara Bakau B.V. a contract for the utilization of the Scarabeo 7 which will be operating offshore Indonesia drilling a minimum of 12 wells; the project is estimated to be completed in first quarter 2017. The vessel will remain under contract with Eni until February 2018. Scarabeo 7 is a fifth generation semi-submersible drilling rig, capable of operating in water depths of up to 5,000 feet.

Furthermore, in West Africa the contract for the Scarabeo 3 has been extended to March 2015. Scarabeo 3 is a second generation semi-submersible drilling rig, with capacity to operate in water depths of up to 1,500 feet.

In addition, NDC has extended the contract for the jack-up rig Perro Negro 2 for 24 months, starting from January 2015, for activities in the Arabian Gulf. … Continue Reading

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    ETO VSL’s type – AHTS DP2; Wages – 150 USD per day; Contract Duration: 3 months; Area of sailing – Qatar; Join date – ASAP; Comments: The candidate must hold Electrical Officer’s Unlimited License, DP Maintenance Certificate; Minimum obligatory experience – 24 months on Offshore vessels, including DP vessels actual onboard in the rank; Age […]
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    2nd Engineer VSL’s type – AHTS DP2 (the vessel is operating under ARAMCO charter); Wages – before ARAMCO evaluation 100 USD per day and after the evaluation the salary will be 200 USD per day; Contract Duration: 3 months; Area of sailing – Saudi Arabia; Join date – ASAP; Comments: The candidate must hold 2nd […]
  • Master at PSV DP1 September 20, 2017
    Master VSL’s type – PSV DP1 (the vessel is operating under ARAMCO/non DP charter); Wages – 320-340 USD per day; Contract Duration: 3 months; Area of sailing – Saudi Arabia; Join date – ASAP; Comments: The candidate must hold Master’s Unlimited License, Previously ARAMCO approved candidates are preferable; Minimum obligatory experience – 24 months on […]
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John Concannon, MD. JFC Manufacturing announces details of new jobs, at the ‘Innovating the future of Marine Navigation Safety’ conference in Galway on Friday 16th October, at the launch of the west of Ireland company’s new division, JFC Marine. The …

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