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DrillShip “NOBLE BOB DOUGLAS” moored in the Caracas bay to change out the six (6) lower gearboxes with propellers, the job will be done underwater with divers and special tools.mThe reconditioned six (6) lower gearboxes which was done by Kongsberg, came with a cargo ship from Galveston, Tx,USA and were loaded here at the CPS container terminal on the barge " Noble Carrier 1" and towed by the “Ola” from Curacao Towing Company from the Willemstad harbour to Caracas Bay:

The unit’s weight was 80 ton for each lower gear box .The job will be done in 7-10 days and the rig will sail to Guyana.
Agent for the whole job is DAMMERS and MDPmarine surveyors did the various inspections.
Photo’s/text : John Smit ©

FPSO ONE GUYANA fitting out at Keppel-Fels shipyard in Jurong, Singapore.
The vessel will be used to develop the Yellowtail project, which is the fourth development within the Stabroek block, circa 200 kilometres offshore Guyana. Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited, an affiliate of ExxonMobil, is the operator and holds a 45 per cent interest in the block, Hess holds a 30 per cent interest, and CNOOC Petroleum holds a 25 per cent interest.
ExxonMobil sanctioned the Yellowtail project in April 2022 and followed it up with a contract confirmation with SBM for the supply of the FPSO for the project.In July 2022, SBM Offshore completed the project financing of FPSO ONE GUYANA for a total of $1.75 billion, secured by a consortium of 15 international banks. The FPSO will be designed to produce approximately 250,000 barrels of oil per day, will have an associated gas treatment capacity of 450 million cubic feet per day and a water injection capacity of 300,000 barrels per day. The FPSO will be spread-moored in a water depth of about 1,800 meters and will be able to store around 2 million barrels of crude oil. The project is expected to produce approximately 250,000 barrels of oil per day starting in 2025.
Text & Photo: Piet Sinke (c)

The STENA EVOLUTION anchored at Raffles Anchorage in Singapore.

Stena Drilling took delivery of the unit at Samsung Heavy Industries’ Shipyard on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 The technologically advanced drillship is capable of operating at water depths of up to 12,000ft (around 3,500 meters) and drilling depths up to 40,000ft (over 12,000 meters) the vessel left Korea January 19, to head for its first assignment with Shell in Gulf of Mexico, via Singapore and South Africa.
Text & Photo: Piet Sinke (c)

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Altera Infrastructures VOYAGEUR SPIRIT in Kishorn Port [KPL] Wester Ross Scotland
Photo: David Meek ©

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In the market for new and unused offshore drilling rigs?:

Can’t find any recent figures, but 2 years ago the assets held by SinoOcean was:

Source: Sinoocean Inks Spare Parts And Service Deal With

China is still far from energy self-sufficiency, but evert 100 million Bbls. help to offset loss of supply from outside sources:

Jerun Central Processing Platform (CPP) topside leaving MMHE, Pasir Gudang. (Credit: MMHE)

Another boom in the offering??:

And this time, don’t piss it away!!