Rigs/Vessels: Australia & New Zealand

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.

GLOBAL DATA

This month Infield Systems looks at offshore capex distribution in Australia up to 2018.

Keppel wins block 15/06 East Hub floater conversion

Keppel Offshore & Marine has won two offshore vessel construction contracts with a combined value of $153 million.

Whio-1 to be P&A’d offshore New Zealand

Cue Energy Resources Ltd. reports the Whio-1 well has reached TD of 9,265 ft (2,824 m) in the Paleocene Farewell formation in the Taranaki basin offshore New Zealand.

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