Delek Group gas subsidiaries announced that the Pre-FEED stage of Tamar and Dalit floating liquefied natural gas project (FLNG), off the coast of Israel, has now been successfully completed.
Therefore, the Tamar partners decided to begin the second phase-front-end engineering design (FEED). LNG production is expected to be up to 3 MMTPA. In accordance to that, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd. (DSME) signed an agreement with Levant LNG Marketing and Pangea LNG BV for the completion of the FEED stage.
DSME will carry out the costs of FEED and Tamar partners will contribute a total amount of $15 million (100%). The agreement has been set for two years, or until the date of the final investment decision of the FLNG project, whichever is earlier.
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- Israel Corp, Tamar Oil Partners Sign $4 Billion Gas Contract (jewishpress.com)
Shipyard delivery for the first drillship is scheduled for mid-2015. The remaining three drillships are expected to be delivered from the shipyard at approximately six-month intervals thereafter. After customer acceptance, the contracts are expected to commence in 2015 and 2016, contributing an estimated revenue backlog of $7.6 billion, excluding mobilization. The aggregate capital investment for the four newbuild rigs is an estimated $3.0 billion, excluding capitalized interest.
All four drillships have advanced capabilities: each is designed to operate in water depths of up to 12,000 feet and drill wells to 40,000 feet. Featuring state-of-the-art equipment, including Transocean’s patented dual-activity drilling technology, the newbuild drillships will possess industry-leading hoisting capacity. The drillships will also have a variable deckload capacity of 23,000 metric tons and feature enhanced well completion capabilities. In addition, each newbuild rig will be outfitted with two 15,000 psi blowout preventers (BOPs), which are expected to reduce customer non-productive time between wells. The four newbuild drillships will be able to accommodate a future upgrade to a 20,000 psi BOP, when it becomes available. The rigs will also feature diesel engines configured to comply with anticipated Tier III International Maritime Organization (IMO) emissions standards.
“These contracts add 40 years of rig work to our revenue backlog, expand and upgrade our ultra-deepwater fleet, improve our fleet mix and provide an opportunity to expand our relationship with an important customer with which we have 40 years of experience in advancing the state of the art in offshore drilling technology,” said Steven L. Newman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Transocean Ltd. “We look forward to providing Shell with incremental value through the addition of these seventh-generation, ultra-deepwater drillships.”
Peter Sharpe, Shell’s Executive Vice President, Wells, said, “Shell continues to develop its deepwater operations and modernize its contracted rig fleet at fair market rates. These state-of-the-art deepwater rigs, on which we are collaborating with Transocean to design, will comply with the highest industry standards for safety, operations and environmental protection for drilling deepwater wells.”
The newbuild rigs will be constructed at the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. facility at Okpo, South Korea, where Transocean’s five Enhanced Enterprise-Class rigs were built and where the company currently has two other ultra-deepwater drillships under construction. Construction on the first drillship is expected to commence during the fourth quarter of 2013.
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- Time to Buy This Offshore Driller? (fool.com)
Norway’s Odfjell Offshore plans to raise up to $500 million in a private equity placing to develop further its fleet of six state-of-the-art ultra deepwater and harsh environment offshore drilling units. In addition, Odfjell Offshore may over-allot up to 10 percent of additional new shares, the firm announced Monday.
Parent company Odfjell Drilling will remain a majority shareholding in Odfjell Offshore after the private placing and will continue to provide its 40 years of operational experience, as well as its 3,000 highly skilled employees in the Odfjell Drilling organization, it said in a statement.
“Odfjell Offshore’s strategy is to expand our drilling operations in the ultra deep water and harsh environment market,” said Odfjerll Offshore Chairman Simen Lieungh. “Our fleet is uniquely positioned and we have a strong backlog. Currently, we have one newbuild ultra deep water semi under construction. In addition we have secured an option to build two similar units at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering in South Korea.”
Odfjell Offshore has retained DNB Markets, Pareto Securities, RS Platou Markets and Swedbank First Securities as joint lead managers and bookrunners, while Danske Markets and Nordea Markets as Co-Lead Managers to advise on and effect the private placement of new shares directed towards investors in Norway and other jurisdictions subject to applicable exemptions from registration and other requirements under applicable securities laws.
The offer price per share will be determined through a book-building process within an indicative price range of between $7 and $8 per share. The bookbuilding period commences Mar.12 2012 and will close Mar. 23 2012. Odfjell Offshore may, however, at any time resolve to shorten or extend the application period at its own discretion, it said.
Odfjell Offshore owns a fleet of highly capable and modern semisubmersible drilling units and UDW drillships currently under contracts in Norway, UK, Brazil, Angola and Tanzania:
- ‐ Deepsea Atlantic (DW semisub) and Deepsea Stavanger (DW semisub).
- - Two state-of-the-art ultra deepwater and harsh environment semi-submersible drilling units delivered in 2009 and 2010.
- ‐ Deepsea Aberdeen.
- - Ultra deepwater and harsh environment semi-submersible drilling rig currently under construction at Daweoo Shipyard in South Korea with expected delivery in May 2014.
- - Options for two similar units with scheduled delivery in December 2014 and March 2015.
- ‐ Deepsea Metro I (DW drillship) and Deepsea Metro II (DW drillship).
- - Two ultra deepwater drillships delivered in 2011
- ‐ Deepsea Bergen .
- - Enhanced 3rd generation North Sea semisubmersible drilling rig designed and built by Odfjell in 1983 (with subsequent substantial upgrades).
Odfjell Offshore has decided to apply for listing on Oslo Stock Exchange following completion of the private placing and targets listing in end May 2012.
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