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Rigs/Vessels: Australia & New Zealand

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.

Bechtel books Dockwise for Wheatstone module transport

Bechtel has contracted Dockwise to transport modules for the Chevron-operated Wheatstone Project offshore Western Australia.

Terra Nova, Vincent floaters back in service

The Terra Nova oil field offshore eastern Canada has resumed production following completion of an 11-week maintenance program on the FPSO.

Shell floats hull for world’s largest floating facility

The 488-m-long (1,602-ft-long) hull of Shell’s Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility has moved out of the dry dock at the Samsung Heavy Industries yard in Geoje, South Korea, where the facility has been under construction.

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