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Technip Signs Contract With ExxonMobil Global

Technip USA Corporation has signed a multi-year contract with ExxonMobil Global Services to provide front-end engineering services. Technip will provide engineering services to ExxonMobil’s Baytown refinery and chemical plants as ExxonMobil implements its programs to significantly reduce its NOx emissions and contributes to the Houston-Galveston-area efforts to attain air quality standards. Techinip has been involved in Nox abatement projects since the 1980s in California


ExxonMobil Contract for Leiv Eiriksson

Ocean Rig announces that ExxonMobil has issued a letter of intent for a contract to employ the Leiv Eiriksson for an exploration well, plus an option well in direct continuation, for work offshore Angola, West Africa. The well is in Block 33, and is estimated to commence July 1st 2004 and each well is expected to be of about 45 days duration. Ocean Rig is currently in discussions related to a new contract in continuation of the ExxonMobil contract.


Amur Gets ExxonMobil Contract

ExxonMobil has awarded Amur Shipbuilding Plant a $140 million contract to refurbish the Orlan platform. Reuters reports that the Russian plant, Amur, will modernize the platform in order to start extraction at the Sakhalin oil offshore deposit in Russia’s far east. ExxonMobil operates the Sakhalin-1 project, where work on the platform is anticipated to begin in June.


ExxonMobil Still Chartering Single Hulled Tankers

U.S. oil giant ExxonMobil continues to charter single-hull tankers for its oil, tanker brokers said on Thursday. ExxonMobil has been in the market for a five-year time-charter since late August, brokers said, and has recently been giving serious consideration to a single-hulled very large crude carrier (VLCC) that will be nearly 20 years old by the end of the charter in 2005. Negotiations, however, have recently reached a stalemate, brokers said.


WesternGeco Awarded Contract

ExxonMobil Exploration has awarded WesternGeco a multiproject Q-Marine contract to cover three ExxonMobil assets in West Africa, the Gulf of Mexico, and the North Sea. Q is the WesternGeco proprietary suite of advanced seismic technologies for enhanced reservoir location, description, and management. The surveys will be conducted by the Geco Topaz and the Western Neptune, two of the four WesternGeco Q-Technology vessels


ExxonMobil Launches Deliveries in Istanbul

EXXONMOBIL Marine Fuels (EMMF)has started delivering Marine Gas Oil (DMA) in Istanbul, Turkey. Operations, which began in March 2005, are carried out from the Cekmece terminal in Ambarli, which is about two hours from Kumkapi, the main anchorage area of Istanbul. The main advantage of this location is shorter operational lead times, which helps to ensure timely deliveries to customers. The product is delivered by a contracted barge, the 'Kucukkoy', which has a capacity of 220 tons


ExxonMobil Introduces Feed Rate Optimization Program

ExxonMobil has introduced a program to optimize cylinder oil feed rates in low-speed (crosshead) diesel engines, the most common power source used for marine propulsion. The Feed Rate Optimization program is designed to help minimize operating expenses by analyzing scrapedown oil as a way to detect changes in the condition of an engine¹s cylinders. The program, which is designed to help customers find a balance between the


Oil Majors Expand Far North Exploration Projects

Rosneft and ExxonMobil agree to collaborate in the search for offshore energy in the Russian Arctic & Far East,  and Alaska. The two companies have agreed to expand their cooperation under their 2011 Strategic Cooperation Agreement to include an additional approximately 600,000 square kilometers (150 million acres) of exploration acreage in the Russian Arctic and potential participation by Rosneft (or its affiliate) in the Point Thomson project in Alaska


Norway Govt Approves Tyrihans Project

Statoil ASA said the Norwegian Parliament has approved the development plan for the Tyrihans offshore oil and gas field. The $2.1 million project will see production begin in 2009, and hold estimated reserves of 182 million barrels of oil and condensate, and 34.8 billion cubic meters of natural gas. Statoil is the operator of the Tyrihans project, with a 46.8 percent stake. Other partners include Total, who will hold 21


RCRA Violation at Barge Cleaning Facility Settled for $11.2 Million

Joint Press Releases were issued by the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York and the Environmental Protection Agency stating that hazardous waste charges under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) have been settled with ExxonMobil Corporation. ExxonMobil has agreed to pay $11.2 million, to perform cleanup at the facility, and to comply with applicable hazardous waste laws and regulations. The defendant operated a barge cleaning and vacuuming facility at Port Mobil on


Anglo American seeks compensation from Venezuela

 Anglo American is seeking compensation from Venezuela at a World Bank tribunal over the 2012 cancellation of mining concessions by late president Hugo Chavez's government.   The World Bank's International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) said on its website the


Oil Major Total Close to Angola Kaombo Decision

Kaombo block (Courtesy Total)

French oil major Total is on the verge of making a final investment decision on Angola's Kaombo oil project after lowering the cost by $4 billion, its chief executive said on Friday. "We're on the verge," Christophe de Margerie told reporters on the sidelines of an oil conference in


Angola LNG Compressor Leak Delays Loading Program

By Oleg Vukmanovic, Reuters A compressor leak at Angola's new liquefied natural gas (LNG) export plant has delayed loading programs and reduced output at the $10 billion project, which is due to shut for two months from July, a site manager said.


Maersk Drilling Takes Delivery of First of Four Ultra-Deepwater Drillships

Maersk Viking: Photo credit Maersk Drilling

Maersk Drilling informs it has taken delivery of its first ultra deepwater drillship, 'Maersk Viking', from the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) shipyard in Geoje-Si, South Korea. The new vessel has started its voyage to the US Gulf of Mexico where it will commence a three year contract with


New Baton Rouge Deepwater Dock: Genesis to Invest US$150-Million

Image courtesy of Port BR

Genesis Energy, L.P. announce plans to invest approximately US$150-million to construct a new crude oil, intermediates and refined products import / export terminal in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (the Baton Rouge Terminal). The Baton Rouge Terminal will be located on approximately 90 acres of land


Commercial Agreement Inked for Alaskan Gasline

Governor Sean Parnell (photo courtesy of the Governors Office)

Alaskan Governor Sean Parnell welcomed news that a commercial agreement for an Alaska gasline has been signed, marking a major milestone in bringing Alaska’s gas to Alaskans and markets beyond. The agreement, also known as a Heads of Agreement (HOA)


Aker Starts Building First Product Tanker for Crowley

Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, Inc. (APSI), the wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of Aker Philadelphia Shipyard ASA (Oslo: AKPS), began production activities today on the first product tanker that it is building for its joint venture with Crowley. Crowley and APSI have signed contracts for the first four


Jones Act Tankship Chartered at Record Daily $100,000

Tankship Overseas Cascade: Photo courtesy of the owners

ExxonMobil Corp has agreed to renew its charter agreement for the 337,000-barrel 'Overseas Cascade' at an unprecedented $110,000 a day, nearly a 50 percent increase from its previous rate for the same ship this summer, reports Reuters, citing shipping sources.


Liquid Fuels to Remain Energy of Choice to 2040 Forecasts Study

Image courtesy of ExxonMobil

The world will require all forms of energy over the next quarter century to meet a greater than one-third increase in demand that will be driven by population growth, improved living standards and expanded urbanization, according to ExxonMobil ’s newly-released ‘Outlook for Energy: A


ExxonMobil Launches New Marine Cylinder Oil

Condition of the liner following the trial to assess the performance of Mobilgard 5100 in a new generation MAN engine. Mobilgard 5100 provided good corrosion protection and outstanding engine cleanliness throughout the trial period, with the engine running on fuel with a sulphur content from 2.5-3.1%.

ExxonMobil Marine Fuels & Lubricants has launched Mobilgard 5100, a specially formulated cylinder oil designed to mitigate the effects of cold corrosion in new design two-stroke marine engines operating on heavy fuel oil. Mobilgard 5100 joins Mobilgard 560 VS and Mobilgard 570 as the latest


ExxonMobil Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants

ExxonMobil Marine Limited, an affiliate of Exxon Mobil Corporation, introduced Mobil SHC Aware, a new comprehensive series of synthetic, environmentally acceptable lubricants.  Mobil SHC Aware synthetic lubricants are formulated to help marine operators enhance vessel reliability


Aker Philadelphia Welcome Back Governor Corbett

Governor Tom Corbett: Photo courtesy of State Office

Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, Inc. (APSI) has welcomed Governor Corbett back for an update on the state of the shipyard and a tour to view progress on the current tankers APSI is building for SeaRiver Maritime. The last time Governor Corbett visited APSI was in September 2011 for the contract


Maersk Drilling Name First Ultra-Deepwater Drillship

Maersk Viking: Photo credit Maersk Drilling

The new drillship was named 'Maersk Viking' by Mrs. Nathalie Newman, wife of Mr. Harry E. Newman Jr., ExxonMobil Global Drilling Manager in a ceremony at the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) shipyard in Geoje-Si, South Korea. Maersk Viking is the first in a series of four ultra deepwater drillships


Alaska LNG Project Chooses Terminal Location

Kenai Peninsular Photo CCL

ExxonMobil , BP, ConocoPhillips and TransCanada have selected a site in the Nikiski area on the Kenai Peninsula as the lead site for the proposed Alaska LNG project’s natural gas liquefaction plant and terminal. The consortium states that more than 20 locations were evaluated based on


KNOT Name New Shuttle Tankship

Naming ceremony: Photo credit NYK

Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers AS (KNOT) name their new tankship 'Ingrid Knutsen' in a ceremony in Hyundai Heavy Industries' shipyard. The ceremony was attended by KNOT president Trygve Seglem, NYK senior managing corporate officer Hitoshi Nagasawa, and NYK corporate officer Svein Steimler


 
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