Rigs/Vessels: Australia & New Zealand

Gas demand driving mega projects off Asia/Pacific

This year will see an industry first operating off the coast of Malaysia. Petronas places the targeted completion date for its floating liquefied natural gas project, PFLNG 1 (also known as PFLNG SATU) for 4Q 2015, making it the first FLNG unit in operation.

Atwood Osprey contract amended following cyclone offshore Australia

Atwood Oceanics Inc. (NYSE: ATW) has amended its contract for its semisubmersible drilling unit, the Atwood Osprey.   

Polarcus extends 3D seismic survey off northwest Australia

        Polarcus has more funding for its Capreolus 3D seismic survey offshore Australia's northwest shelf.

Atwood Osprey stable after Cyclone Olwyn

Atwood Oceanics Inc. (NYSE: ATW) announced that its semisubmersible drilling unit, the Atwood Osprey, parted several mooring lines and drifted about 3 nautical miles from its original position during Cyclone Olwyn, which impacted the northwest coast of Australia last week. 

West Telesto jackup arrives in Melbourne

Hibiscus Petroleum subsidiary Carnarvon Hibiscus says exploration drilling will start soon on the VIC/P57 permit offshore southeast Australia.

Deep Sea Supply agrees to bareboat charters

Deep Sea Supply has agreed on long-term bareboat contracts for the PSVs Sea Tortuga and Sea Triumph for operations in Australian waters.

BW Offshore wins extensions for two FPSOs

BW Offshore has signed a letter of intent with Eni affiliate Nigerian Agip Exploration for a two-year extension for the FPSO Abo until 4Q 2016. 

Stena Clyde spuds Pryderi-1 offshore Australia

IPB Petroleum and its joint venture have received notification that the Stena Clyde drillship has spudded the Pryderi-1 exploration well in WA-424-P offshore Australia.

Polarcus Asima to survey gas leads in Otway basin

3D Oil has contracted the Polarcus Asima to acquire the Flanagan 3D seismic survey in the T/49P permit in the Otway basin offshore southeast Australia.

Prelude turret sets new standards for size, capability

Shell's Prelude FLNG project offshore northwestern Australia continues to push the technology boundaries with a number of "firsts." The mooring turret system for the vessel is no exception. At almost 100 m (328 ft) in height, it is the largest in the world. This part of the system weighs 4,300 metric tons (4,740 tons) alone. The turret construction contract is held by Drydocks World and consists of five parts, all to ship from Dubai to Geoje, South Korea.

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