Category archives for: Asia Pacific

AWE Continues F10 Reservoir Drilling at Pateke-4H

AWE Continues F10 Reservoir Drilling at Pateke-4H

AWE Limited reported that the Pateke-4H development well was at a measured depth of 3,863m and drilling ahead on the planned trajectory with an 8 1/2 inch drilling assembly after successfully side-tracking from the 9 5/8 inch casing at 3,587m. The second sidetrack (ST-2) will be drilled to a depth of approximately 4,055m and intersect […]

Neptune Awarded Ichthys ROV and Survey Contract

Neptune Awarded Ichthys ROV and Survey Contract

Neptune Marine Services Ltd has been awarded a survey and ROV contract by McDermott on the Ichthys LNG Project. McDermott is the appointed main contractor for the subsea umbilical, riser, flowline project for INPEX. Expected to commence early May, the initial phase will include pre-lay survey of the field, installation of eight LBL acoustic positioning […]

Aquila Explorer Completes Waru Seismic Survey (New Zealand)

Aquila Explorer Completes Waru Seismic Survey (New Zealand)

A seismic survey of around 540 kilometres of 2D data has been completed in the Waru permit, PEP 54857 off South Taranaki, where New Zealand Oil & Gas holds a 100 per cent interest. The survey will help New Zealand Oil & Gas geoscientists better understand the geological structures within Waru and identify areas of […]

Harnessing Waves with Nanostructured Hydrophobic Surface

Harnessing Waves with Nanostructured Hydrophobic Surface

The American Chemical Society has published a paper on a new way to harvest wave energy. Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems at Chinese Academy of Sciences and School of Materials Science and Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology gave their contribution to this report, which looks into liquid–solid electrification-enabled generator based on a fluorinated […]

Death Toll in Ferry Accident Rises as Recovery Operations Continue

Death Toll in Ferry Accident Rises as Recovery Operations Continue

The death toll in a South Korean ferry accident rose to 64, according to the latest reports. As CNN informed around 238 people are still missing. The divers are trying to recover the bodies of the missing people left on board. Several bodies were recovered on Sunday by police boats, and 35 aircraft and 214 […]

Ninth Mission in Search for MH370 About to Start

Ninth Mission in Search for MH370 About to Start

Bluefin-21 AUV is about to start its ninth mission in the search and recovery operations of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. The AUV already completed eight missions and covered approximately two thirds of the focused underwater search area. The focused underwater search area is defined as a circle of 10km radius around the second […]

Number of Dead People Rises to 28 After Ferry Completely Sinks

Number of Dead People Rises to 28 After Ferry Completely Sinks

The number of dead people in a South Korean incident, in which „Sewol“ ferry sank, rose to 28. According to the latest reports the ferry sank completely on Friday, leaving around 270 people missing. The ferry sank offshore Jeju island in South Korea. The reasons of the incident are still unknown. As CNN reports, three […]

JAMSTEC Signs MoU with ANZIC for Chikyu Program

JAMSTEC Signs MoU with ANZIC for Chikyu Program

Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) signed a memorandum of understanding with the Australian and New Zealand IODP Consortium (ANZIC) regarding participation in the Chikyu Program over the next ten years from 2014 to 2024 under the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP). The memorandum includes actions promoting cooperation between JAMSTEC and ANZIC such […]

Crabster CR200 to Conduct First Mission Soon (VIDEO)

Crabster CR200 to Conduct First Mission Soon (VIDEO)

Through the Korean Institute of Ocean Science and Technology’s (KIOST) efforts, led by researcher Bong Huan Jun, an underwater robot named Crabster CR200 capable of conducting dangerous undersea exploration was recently developed. As CNN reports, the Crabster is 2.4 meters long and has six legs which contain 30 motors. The device weights around 650 kg. […]

Bluefin-21 AUV Begins Fifth Mission in Search for MH370 Aircraft

Bluefin-21 AUV Begins Fifth Mission in Search for MH370 Aircraft

Up to 11 military aircraft and 12 ships will assist in today’s search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. Today the Australian Maritime Safety Authority has planned a visual search area totaling approximately 51,870 square kilometers, across three areas. Overnight Bluefin-21 AUV completed another mission in the underwater search area and has commenced mission five. […]







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