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Rigs/Vessels: Australia & New Zealand

ConocoPhillips, Karoon Gas make gas discovery at Pharos-1 in the Browse basin

Karoon Gas Australia Ltd, a partner in the WA-398-P block, has stated that movable hydrocarbons were detected in the Pharos-1 well in the Browse basin offshore Western Australia.

INPEX launches Ichthys LNG FPSO hull

The hull of the FPSO for the INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG Project has launched from the dry dock at the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard in Okpo, South Korea.

Apache extends FSO contract offshore Australia

Teekay Offshore has signed a 10-year contract extension  with Apache Energy for the 1987-built Dampier Spirit FSO, which operates on the Stag oil field offshore Western Australia.

SeaBird Exploration vessels receive exploration survey contracts

SeaBird Exploration Plc says that the Harrier Explorer has been awarded a two-month extension to its current contract in the North Sea. The Aquila Explorer has been awarded a survey off the North West shelf of Australia, and two surveys in New Zealand.

Sea Trucks gets award from INPEX

Sea Trucks Group has received a contract award from INPEX Operations Australia Pty. Ltd. for the provision of flotel services for the Ichthys LNG project, located in the Browse basin.

Wärtsilä finalizes propeller design and installation for FPSO conversion

The technical design and installation of a new fixed-pitch propeller undertaken by Wärtsilä for the FPSO Ngujima-Yin is now finalized.

Shell orders vessel trio to support Prelude FLNG

Shell Australia has contracted KT Maritime Services Australia to design, build, and operate three infield support vessels for the Prelude FLNG project, 475 km (295 mi) north-northeast of Broome, Western Australia.

Origin begins deepwater oil exploration drilling offshore New Zealand

Origin Energy Ltd. advises that the operator of the joint venture PEP 38264, Anadarko Petroleum Co., has begun drilling the Caravel-1 exploration well, in the Canterbury basin offshore New Zealand.

SBM updates work on Brazil, Angola floaters

SBM Offshore has provided a progress report on its newest FPSO projects.

Emerson to provide backup power for Prelude

Emerson Network Power will supply the main uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems for Shell’s Prelude FLNG project, which is currently under construction in Korea for deployment to the Browse basin off the coast of Western Australia.


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