Category archives for: Asia Pacific

New Study Shows Increased Dredging Impact on Coral Diseases

New Study Shows Increased Dredging Impact on Coral Diseases

In a study published today, researchers say dredging activity near coral reefs can increase the frequency of diseases affecting corals. “At dredging sites, we found more than twice as much coral disease than at our control sites,” says the lead author of the study, Joe Pollock, a PhD candidate from the ARC Centre of Excellence […]

CNPC Encounters Oil & Gas in Zhongjiannan Prospect

CNPC Encounters Oil & Gas in Zhongjiannan Prospect

CNPC informs that the petroleum drilling and exploration operation of Zhongjiannan Project was smoothly completed on schedule on July 15th with the oil & gas shows found. In accordance with the work procedures of deep-sea petroleum exploration and development, a comprehensive assessment of hydrocarbon horizons is to be implemented based on the geological and analytical […]

UTEC: ‘Yardie Creek’ About to Complete AUV Pipeline Survey Off Australia

UTEC: ‘Yardie Creek’ About to Complete AUV Pipeline Survey Off Australia

UTEC operated vessel “Yardie Creek” is nearing completion of major AUV pipeline survey campaign off the NW coast of Australia. The vessel is equipped with subsea positioning and 2 x 1000 metre rated AUVs fitted with multibeam, side-scan sonar, sub-bottom profiler and magnetometer. The spread will be available fully mobilised on the North West Shelf […]

New Zealand Oil & Gas Works on Abandoning of Oi-2 Well

New Zealand Oil & Gas Works on Abandoning of Oi-2 Well

Operations this morning are continuing to plug and abandon the Oi-2 well in Petroleum Mining Permit 38158, offshore Taranaki, New Zealand. The next operation will be to abandon Oi-1 prior to releasing the rig. The well intersected the primary target Kapuni F10 sands and underlying secondary targets last week. No significant oil shows were encountered. […]

Norshore Completes Langsa Field Contract for BlueSky, Indonesia

Norshore Completes Langsa Field Contract for BlueSky, Indonesia

Norshore Atlantic has recently successfully completed its first contract with BlueSky Langsa. The technical uptime for the complete operation was 98.3%. The work has been a combination of ROV inspection and well intervention work on 2 subsea wells on the Langsa Field in Indonesia. The well intervention work has proven to be very successful for […]

CRP Welcomes Number of Marine Consent Application Submissions

CRP Welcomes Number of Marine Consent Application Submissions

Chatham Rock Phosphate Managing Director Chris Castle is delighted at the quality and number of submissions in support of its Marine Consent application to the Environmental Protection Authority to extract phosphate nodules from the seabed on the Chatham Rise at the rate of 30 sq km a year. While a final analysis of the submissions […]

MacGregor Nets Offshore Equipment Order from Bumi Armada

MacGregor Nets Offshore Equipment Order from Bumi Armada

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has won an order to supply equipment for three 80m ice-class vessels and a 96m shallow water pipe laying barge, all will be constructed for Bumi Armada Berhad, a Malaysia-based international offshore oilfield services provider. The vessels are destined to operate in the Caspian Sea. Equipment delivery is scheduled for mid […]

South Korea: Hydrex Performs Underwater PBCF Installation

South Korea: Hydrex Performs Underwater PBCF Installation

Last month Hydrex installed Propeller Boss Cap Fins (PBCF) on a 289-meter tanker during the vessel’s stop in Mokpo, South Korea. As a result of the underwater operation, the ship will not have to wait for the next drydock visit to start benefitting from the fuel savings the PBCF will bring. The Propeller Boss Cap […]

Production Starts from Dua Oil Project (Vietnam)

Production Starts from Dua Oil Project (Vietnam)

Santos announced that oil production has commenced from the Dua oil project, offshore Vietnam. Sanctioned in August 2012, Dua is a three-well subsea tie-back to the existing Chim Sáo facilities located in Block 12W in the Nam Con Son Basin. The gross production rate from the Dua wells is estimated to average 8,000 barrels per […]

Vietnam: Thien Nam Positioning JSC Invests in Sonardyne Ranger 2

Vietnam: Thien Nam Positioning JSC Invests in Sonardyne Ranger 2

Vietnamese survey company, Thien Nam Positioning JSC, has recently invested in its first Ranger 2 USBL acoustic positioning system from Sonardyne International Ltd., purchased through the company’s regional office in Singapore. Ranger 2 will be used to track a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) during the installation of a pipe flowline and a gas export pipeline […]







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