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  • Standard Club West Africa maritime security update

    10 February 2020 ​​The club has identified a marked increase in incidents of piracy and armed robbery attacks off West Africa during 2019 and early 2020. This included the worrying increase in kidnappings involving tankers often occurring a long way from shore. A recent industry…

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  • Noble semi-sub to drill for Berlanga offshore Myanmar

    Noble Corporation has issued an update on its offshore drilling rig fleet.   Offshore Myanmar, Berlanga has contracted the semi-submersible Noble Clyde Boudreaux at a day rate of US$135,000. The contract is expected to run from mid-March 2020 to late April 2020. It includes a…

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  • Premier files decommissioning plan for Huntington field FPSO

    Oil and gas company Premier Oil has filed its decommissioning program for the float-off of the Huntington field FPSO, located in the UK North Sea, to the UK authorities.   The Premier-operated Huntington field is located in block 22/14b of the Central North Sea, approximately…

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  • Oil Search finds oil in Pikka East Block, Alaska

    Oil Search Ltd plans a side-track well following an oil and gas discovery in Pikka East block on the North Slope of Alaska.   The Mitqua-1 well, drilled to a 2,472 metres TD, encountered both oil and gas in the primary Nanushuk reservoir as well…

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  • Full availability for Baltic Sea gas pipeline system in 2019

    Nord Stream AG transported 58.5 bcm of gas last year to consumers in Europe through the Nord Stream Line 1 pipeline system in the Baltic Sea.   Operations were uninterrupted throughout the year, with loading at a level comparable with that of 2018.   Nord…

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  • Port of Antwerp sees first ship-to-ship LNG bunkering operation

    The Port of Antwerp has announced that Titan LNG has carried out the first ship-to-ship LNG bunkering operation at the port.   According to the statement, the Ramelia chemical tanker, which has been sailing for the Swedish Gothia Alliance since September last year, was bunkered…

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  • Insurance Jottings

    Britain’s Insurance Sector Urged to Compete by Selectively Diverging from EU Rules A senior official from Britain’s insurance sector on Wednesday laid out the case for selective divergence from EU rules to add to London’s appeal as a competitive global financial centre.   Britain left…

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