Category archives for: Asia Pacific

Neptune Gets Ichthys LNG Positioning and Survey Services Contract

Neptune Gets Ichthys LNG Positioning and Survey Services Contract

Neptune Marine Services Limited has been awarded a framework agreement by INPEX for the provision of Neptune’s range of specialist services. Under this agreement, Neptune has been awarded a 40 month rig positioning and survey services contract for the Ichthys LNG Project. The services are scheduled to commence in November/December 2014, and are expected to […]

JV Established for Methane Gas Production in Japan

JV Established for Methane Gas Production in Japan

The Japan Methane Hydrate Operating Co., Ltd. (JMH) was established today (October 1, 2014) with the aim to participate in the Medium to Long-term Offshore Production Test from pore-filling type methane hydrate which will be conducted by the Japanese government. A substantial quantity of methane hydrate is estimated in the offshore areas around Japan. Serving […]

DSM Expands International Footprint with New Office in Australia

DSM Expands International Footprint with New Office in Australia

Deep Sea Mooring (DSM) is expanding its international footprint with the opening of a new office in Perth, Australia. The facility, which will officially open on 8 October, will provide sales and technical support to customers across Australasia. To support its mooring operations, the company has also secured a 13,000m² yard in Karratha, 1500km north […]

Roc Oil Hits Oil in Beibu Gulf Offshore China

Roc Oil Hits Oil in Beibu Gulf Offshore China

Roc Oil (China) Company completed drilling on the first of two exploration wells in the Beibu Gulf Block 22/12. The WZ12-10-1 well has discovered oil pay in the Jiaowei (T42) formation, while no oil pay was interpreted in the Weizhou formation. The WZ12-10-1 well was drilled to a total depth of 1406m MD/1373m TVDSS, where […]

Phoenix’s Towed Side Scan Sonar Services for MH370 Search

Phoenix’s Towed Side Scan Sonar Services for MH370 Search

Phoenix International Holdings, Inc. (Phoenix) has been contracted by DRB-HICOM Defence Technologies Sdn Bhd (DEFTECH) to provide deep-water towed side scan sonar services in support of continuing underwater search operations for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 (MH370). DEFTECH and Phoenix are working for Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas), Malaysia’s leading international petroleum corporation, and the Government of […]

Polarcus Awarded Seismic Contracts Off Australia

Polarcus Awarded Seismic Contracts Off Australia

Polarcus Limited announces that the Company has received contract awards from two undisclosed clients for two 3D marine seismic acquisition projects offshore Australia. The combined program, subject to the execution of service contracts, will commence in Q4 2014 and is expected to run for approximately 50 days. Polarcus is a pure play marine geophysical company […]

PHOTO: Maersk Voyager UDW Drillship Named in South Korea

PHOTO: Maersk Voyager UDW Drillship Named in South Korea

Maersk Drilling’s fourth ultra deepwater drillship was named Thursday morning in a ceremony held at the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) shipyard in Geoje-Si, South Korea. Lene Berg, wife of Gregers Kudsk, Vice President in Maersk Drilling, had the honour of naming the drillship Maersk Voyager. Maersk Voyager is the fourth in a series of four […]

Fugro Equator Re-Commences Survey Work in Australia-led Search for MH370

Fugro Equator Re-Commences Survey Work in Australia-led Search for MH370

At the request of the Malaysian Government, Australia is leading the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. All the available data indicates the aircraft entered the sea close to a long but narrow arc of the southern Indian Ocean. The complexities surrounding the search cannot be understated. It involves vast areas of the Indian […]

CRP Launches Marine Consent Application to EPA

CRP Launches Marine Consent Application to EPA

Chatham Rock Phosphate launched its application to the Environmental Protection Authority for a marine consent to extract rock phosphate nodules from the seabed on the Chatham Rise, 450 km from New Zealand. CRP, a New Zealand NZAX listed company, has spent four years and nearly $30 million to research its proposals to mine 1.5 million […]

MacGregor to Supply Equipment for Six New Offshore Support Vessels

MacGregor to Supply Equipment for Six New Offshore Support Vessels

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has won a series of deck equipment orders from Chinese shipbuilder Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry Co Ltd. The winches and deck machinery packages will be fitted to six vessels under construction at the yard. Two 100m 300-person accommodation/work barges will each feature eight-point mooring systems, with an 85-tonne line pull/150-tonne brake holding […]







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