Saipem’s Giant Pipelay Ship Castorone Starts Work Off Darwin

Saipem’s deepwater pipelay installation vessel Castorone commenced laying the remaining 718 kilometer section of 42-inch pipe last week, according to INPEX, the Japanese exploration and production company.  This subsea pipeline, which will measure 889 kilometers long once fully installed at the end of this year, will support gas export from the Ichthys LNG Project and will be … [Read more...]

INPEX Spuds-In with the ENSCO 5006 Offshore WA

On 3 February, the ENSCO 5006, while operating on contract for INPEX, commenced drilling at the Ichthys gas-condensate field located about 200 kilometers off the Western Australian coast. INPEX says the rig had just arrived at the field following a major shipyard period in Singapore. Managing Director Ichthys LNG Project Louis Bon, notes, "this campaign will target the … [Read more...]

Floatel Awarded Contract at Ichthys LNG

Floatel International announced today they have been awarded a contract for provision of an accommodation and construction support vessel for the INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG Project. The Ichthys Field is located approximately 220 km off the north-west coast of Western Australia, at the western edge of the Timor Sea. The water depth is approximately 250 metres. Floatel … [Read more...]

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines to Order Sayaendo-Class LNG Carrier from Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) announced today an agreement with Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, to build a Sayaendo-series liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier.   This vessel will be used mainly for transportation of LNG produced by the Ichthys LNG Project in Australia for Osaka Gas Co., Ltd. and Kyushu Electric Power Co., Inc.  Gas production from that field is scheduled to … [Read more...]

Keppel Offshore & Marine Wins $460 Million in Shipyard Construction Projects

In the past 24 hours, Singapore-based shipbuilder Keppel Offshore & Marine has added $460 million to their backlog with 5 new projects. The orders consist of three contracts signed today from Star Drilling, Ensco, and Diamond Offshore as well as orders yesterday from a MODEC and Toyo Offshore joint venture, and SBM Offshore. The trio of contracts signed today consist … [Read more...]