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NKT will supply shore power cables to two platforms

NKT, cable supplier, announced that it won a high voltage cable, that will connect two Norwegian offshore oil and gas platforms, that will receive power from shore. The supplier won the turnkey project from Equinor for a 132 kV high-voltage cable connecting the Johan Sverdrup 2 and Gina Krog oil and gas platforms.

Petronas produces first LNG after relocation

PETRONAS announced that PETRONAS Floating LNG Satu (PFLNG Satu) at the Kebabangan cluster field, conducted its first LNG drop by its floating LNG facility. The facility is located 910 kilometres offshore Sabah. The first LNG delivery is scheduled for June, 2019.

Equinor resumes Statfjord oil loadings after leak

After halting operations, due to an oil spill observation in the area of operations, Equinor commenced oil loadings from its Statfjord field in the North Sea, offshore Norway. In the meantime, Reuters reported that the loading are being conducted by a different buoy on the field.

FERC greenlights Freeport LNG expansion

The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) gave the green light for the expansion of Freeport LNG project. The latter will build and operate its fourth natural gas liquefaction train, located at its LNG export facility on Quintana Island near Freeport, Texas. 

EnscoRowan awarded $180 million in arbitration case

EnscoRowan, an offshore drilling company, announced it won $180 million in damages in arbitration proceedings against Samsung Heavy Industry stemming from a 2016 drillship case. Concerning the incident, in April 2016, the company, then known as Ensco, began arbitration proceeding against SHI for the losses incurred in connection with a drilling services agreement for ENSCO DS-5 that was voided Brazil’s Petrobras.

Jones Act: When a worker is defined as seaman

Steamship Mutual presents the case of Ross v W&T Offshore Inc 2018 WL 6492762 (E.D. La. Dec. 10, 2018), according to which the US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana explained which are the criteria applied by the courts when assessing an injured party’s status in respect of claims brought under the Jones Act and general maritime law.

Equinor halts loading operations due to oil spill

Norwegian oil firm Equinor, published a statement according to which an oil spill was observed during a loading operation in the North Sea offshore Norway on Wednesday, May 15. The company noted that when loading oil from buoy to shuttle tanker on the North Sea Statfjord field, oil was observed on the sea surface. 

Mozambican gov greenlights the development of Rovuma LNG project

The Government of Mozambique announced that it approves the development of the Rovuma LNG project, that it is projected to produce, liquefy and market natural gas from three reservoirs of the Mamba complex located in the Area 4 block in the Rovuma basin, two of which straddle the boundary with neighboring Area 1.

Technical notice on OSVs transferring up to 36 offshore workers

The Marine Safety Centre launched a Technical note 1-19 on ‘Guidance on the Carriage of Greater Than 36 Offshore Workers on Offshore Supply Vessels of Less Than 6,000 GT ITC’ to provide owners and operators of the OSVs with guidance when requesting to carry more than 36 offshore workers.