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Singapore Sticking with Natural Gas

Oct 29, 2019

Natural gas will continue to play a dominant role in generating electricity in Singapore while the state plans to accelerate the use of renewable energy, primarily solar power, in the next decade to battle climate change, a senior government official said.The cost of installing solar power has become more competitive with the use of fossil fuels, making it more attractive as an energy source to reduce pollution and meet emission targets…

VOS Champion Starts New Charter

Dec 06, 2019

Vroon Offshore Services reports its Singapore-managed anchor-handling tug supply (AHTS ) vessel VOS Champion has started a five-month contract with a major international oil and gas engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contractor…

Dana Debuts High-torque Jack-up Gearboxes

Dec 03, 2019

Dana Incorporated has introduced a complete range of Fairfield jack-up gearboxes for offshore applications.The manufacturer now offers a jack-up package for workboats and offshore platforms that combines a high-torque Fairfield jack-up drive with a hydraulic- or electric-powered motor…

Asian Refiners Strive to Finish IMO Preparations

Dec 02, 2019

At SK Energy's largest refinery in South Korea, engineers are rushing to complete a new processing unit ahead of schedule as the firm looks to boost sales of low-emission fuels before new marine fuel standards take effect in just one month.In Japan…

Polarcus Scores Seismic Job in Malaysia

Nov 22, 2019

Marine seismic company Polarcus said it has been awarded an XArray marine seismic acquisition project in Malaysia commencing late December 2019 with a duration of approximately four months.Following this award, the Polarcus core fleet is fully booked to early second quarter 2020, the company said.

Thunder Cranes Wins Chevron Contract

Nov 20, 2019

The Thunder Cranes Group said it has secured a contract to support Chevron on a three-year plug and abandonment project in the Gulf of Thailand that will include some 3,000 wells.The multimillion-dollar contract will see Thunder Cranes add a further three brand new TC90XL cranes to its fleet…

Asia Pacific’s Decarbonization Bill to Hit $3.5 Trillion in 2040

Nov 12, 2019

Recent research by Wood Mackenzie indicates that Asia Pacific’s decarbonization bill could hit $3.5 trillion by 2040. This includes investments in solar, wind, hydrogen, nuclear and hydro power, collectively referred to as zero-carbon energy between now and 2040…

Oil Rises Above $62

Nov 07, 2019

Oil rose above $62 a barrel on Thursday after China hinted at progress towards a trade deal with the United States, raising hopes for an end to a long dispute that has weighed on economic growth and demand for fuel.China and the United States…

Heavy Crude Demand Boosts Mitsui Profits

Oct 31, 2019

Higher demand in low-sulphur heavy crude ahead of new rules on shipping fuel is helping to boost the profit of Mitsui & Co as the Greater Enfield project in Australia began production in August as scheduled, the Japanese trading house's CEO said on Thursday…

PetroChina Starts Gasoline Exports to India

Oct 29, 2019

China's PetroChina International Co Ltd shipped a cargo of 92 octane gasoline to India, marking the company's first direct refined oil shipment to the country, its parent company China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) said in a statement on Tuesday…

Chinese Ship Exits Vietnam's Waters After Disputed Surveys

Oct 24, 2019

A Chinese oil survey vessel that has been embroiled in a tense standoff with Vietnamese vessels in the South China Sea left Vietnamese-controlled waters on Thursday after more than three months, marine data showed.The Chinese vessel, the Haiyang Dizhi 8…

China Issues More Crude Oil Import Quotas

Oct 22, 2019

China has lifted its crude oil import quotas to allow mostly private refiners to bring in a further 12.9 million tonnes this year, a document seen by Reuters showed on Tuesday, feeding a new generation of huge refineries.The third batch of quotas was allocated to 19 companies…

Fugro Enters the South Korean Offshore Wind

Oct 22, 2019

Fugro said on Tuesday it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Underwater Survey Technology 21 (UST21) in a move that opens up the South Korean offshore wind farm market.The agreement with UST21 will facilitate collaboration on marine projects in South Korean waters…

India's Oil Imports at 3-year Low

Oct 22, 2019

India's oil imports fell to their lowest in more than three years in September to 3.82 million barrels per day (bpd), data obtained from industry and shipping sources showed, as some refiners cut purchases due to shutdowns for maintenance and fuel upgrades…

Temasek Bids $3 Bln for Control of Keppel

Oct 21, 2019

Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings is offering to buy control of conglomerate Keppel Corp in a S$4.1 billion ($3 billion) deal that could hasten a consolidation in the rig building sector which is battling the effects of low oil prices…

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