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  • 12 March 2015

    Hundreds of workers at Western Australia’s Barrow Island where Chevron is building the $54 billion Gorgon LNG project have been stranded during Cyclone Olwyn after not being evacuated early enough. According to local media reports, workers are sleeping on blow up mattresses in hallways because contract companies left it too late to evacuate. There is no […]

  • 12 March 2015

    Hundreds of workers at Western Australia’s Barrow Island where Chevron is building the $54 billion Gorgon LNG project have been stranded during Cyclone Olwyn after not being evacuated early enough. According to local media reports, workers are sleeping on blow up mattresses in hallways because contract companies left it too late to evacuate. There is no […]

  • 11 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Pilbara Ports Authority has cleared the West Australian ports Dampier and Ashburton of all large vessels, in expectation of a cyclone which is forecast to reach the area Thursday morning, local time. As of 8.00 am local time today, a tropical low was located some 545 kilometres north of Karratha and 700 kilometres N/NE of Exmouth. The low is […]

  • 24 February 2015

    In the past few days, Central Queensland ports have been assessing the impact of the Category 2 Tropical Cyclone Marcia that hit Australia’s northeastern state and made landfall last Friday, GAC reports Port Alma and Bundaberg remain on Orange Alert due to flood water and debris. The ports are open to daylight navigation only with extreme care being […]

  • 20 February 2015

    Australia’s ports of Gladstone, Bundaberg and Port Alma have been closed since Thursday ahead of the Category 2 Tropical Cyclone Marcia, expected to reach Central Queensland and make landfall as a category five system on Friday, the GAC reports. The ports of Gove and Groote Eylandt have been closed for commercial shipping since February 17. The ports […]

  • 19 February 2015

    Australia’s ports of Gladstone, Abbot Point and Mackay issued emergency alerts ahead of the Category 2 Tropical Cyclone Marcia, expected to reach Central Queensland and make landfall as a category five system on Friday, the GAC reports. Gladstone Anchorage has been evacuated. All vessels currently in the Gladstone Harbour were removed and put to sea by late Thursday afternoon, local […]

  • 15 October 2014

    India’s eastern ports of  Visakhapatnam and Gangavaram are still closed after cyclone Hudhud stormed through the area on Sunday with wind speeds reaching 90 miles per hour, India’s media report. The preliminary reports from the Gangavaram port say that cyclone Hudhud, declared by the port as ‘force majeure’, damaged the port infrastructure extensively, including the […]

  • 3 January 2014

    Karoon Gas Australia has informed that since the 20th December 2013 progress report on Grace‐1 well, off W. Australia, in addition to completing scheduled Blowout Preventer (BOP) testing, the rig was required to be evacuated as a result of tropical cyclone Christine passing near the Grace‐1 location. The rig is currently being remanned and no damage appears to […]

  • 3 January 2014

    Karoon Gas Australia sad that since the 20th December 2013 Grace‐1 progress report, in addition to completing scheduled Blowout Preventer (BOP) testing, the rig was required to be evacuated as a result of tropical cyclone Christine passing near the Grace‐1 location. The rig is currently being remanned and no damage appears to have been sustained during […]

  • 30 December 2013

    Offshore operators in Western Australia are bracing themselves for the Tropical Cyclone Christine. The Australian Bureau of Meteorology has issued a category three cyclone warning for coastal areas from Wallal to Onslow, including Port Hedland, Karratha and Onslow, and extending inland to Paraburdoo, Tom Price, Newman, Jigalong and Three Rivers.   According to Bloomberg, Woodside, […]

  • 16 August 2013

    Some oil companies operating offshore facilities in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico have begun evacuation of personnel ahead of a potential tropical storm approaching. The U.S. National Hurricane Center has issued a warning in which it says that an area of low pressure which has moved offshore the Yucatan peninsula has a chance of becoming a […]

  • 6 June 2013

    The hydrocyclone is equipment for solid-liquid mixture separation. It can be used to both separate and concentrate dredged material. When a Trailer Suction Hopper Dredge (THSD) dredges material consisting of fine particles, the material can’t settle quickly in the hopper leading to an overflow-loading dredging method with low efficiency. Through an experiment in the Yangtze […]

  • 16 January 2013

    Karoon Gas Australia Ltd advises that at 06:00 hours (WST) today, the Zephyros-1 well was preparing to drill ahead at 2918m after re-manning following the suspension of operations and rig evacuation caused by tropical cyclone Narelle. Since the last report, the 12-1/4” inch hole was drilled from the 13-3/8” casing seat at 2691m to the […]

  • 6 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    Premier Oil has announced that the Cyclone well in UK block 21/7  has reached a total depth of 6,076 feet and is being plugged and abandoned. The well, drilled by the WilPhoenix semi-submersible rig, encountered 105 feet of Palaeocene Cromarty sands but the well logs identified only residual oil. This suggests that the trap, which […]

  • 22 November 2012

    Premier Oil UK Limited has started drilling operations at the Cyclone prospect in UK Central North Sea Licence P1784 Block 21/7b. Well 21/07b-4, which is being drilled with the Awilco WilPhoenix semi-submersible rig, will target the Tertiary Cromarty sandstones at a drilling depth of approximately 5,000 feet true vertical depth. [mappress] November 22, 2012  

  • 7 June 2012
    Research & Development

    As wind energy production expands around the world, an increasing number of onshore and offshore wind farms are proposed which would lie in tropical cyclone-affected areas, mainly in the U.S., China, Korea and Japan. A properly designed wind farm should be able to withstand the severe storms that are likely to affect it within its […]

  • 7 June 2012
    Research & Development

    As wind energy production expands around the world, an increasing number of onshore and offshore wind farms are proposed which would lie in tropical cyclone-affected areas, mainly in the U.S., China, Korea and Japan. A properly designed wind farm should be able to withstand the severe storms that are likely to affect it within its […]

  • 18 April 2012
    Technology

    As wind energy production expands around the world, an increasing number of onshore and offshore wind farms are proposed which would lie in cyclone-affected areas, mainly in China, Korea, Japan and the U.S. A properly designed wind farm should be able to withstand the tropical storms that are likely to affect it within its lifetime. […]

  • 21 March 2012
    Business & Finance

    Tap Oil Limited provides the following update on the Tallaganda-1 exploration well in permit WA-351-P offshore Carnarvon Basin, Western Australia. The Tallaganda-1 well is located within permit WA-351-P, of the Carnarvon Basin, Western Australia. The well is being drilled in 1,141 metres of water and the primary Mungaroo Formation target will be intersected at approximately […]

  • 16 March 2012

    Oil field operators in Western Australia have started shutting down production, and they have been evacuating non-essential workers ahead of the Severe Tropical Cyclone Lua. Chevron told Reuters yesterday that it was clearing the area at Barrow Island on which the company is constructing the Gorgon LNG project. Apache and Woodside had, on Wednesday, shut […]

  • 14 March 2012
    Business & Finance

    Tap Oil Limited provides the following update on the Tallaganda-1 exploration well in permit WA-351-P offshore Carnarvon Basin, Western Australia. The Tallaganda-1 well is located within permit WA-351-P, of the Carnarvon Basin, Western Australia. The well is being drilled in 1,141 m of water and the primary Mungaroo Formation target will be intersected at approximately […]

  • 25 January 2012

      Another offshore oil field operator today halted production form its Australian oil field. After Reuters informed earlier today that Apache had halted production from the Van Gogh offshore field ahead of the cyclone threat, reports have emerged that Woodside has shut production from the Vincent offshore field for the same reason. “In response to […]

  • 25 January 2012
    Business & Finance

    Reuters today reported that Apache has suspended production from its Van Gogh offshore field in Australia. The production has been suspended as a precautionary measure due to a cyclone threat. The company has also evacuated non-essential offshore workers from drilling operations, according to Reuters. In an e-mail sent to Reuters, Apache said it “is currently monitoring […]

  • 1 August 2011
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    Jun Inoue and Masatake Hori, Research Institute for Global Change (RIGC), JAMSTEC, successfully obtained in situ observations on the genesis and development of an Arctic cyclone that occurred near the Arctic marginal ice zone (79.0° N) on its expedition in September 2010. The observations, carried out aboard JAMSTEC’s Oceanographic Research Vessel “Mirai,” revealed that the […]

  • 6 April 2011
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

      Tap Oil Limited provides the following update on the Zola-1 exploration well, offshore Carnarvon Basin, Western Australia. The Zola-1/Zola-1 ST1 well is located in permit WA-290-P, immediately south of the giant Gorgon gas field in the Carnarvon Basin, Western Australia. The well is being drilled in 285m of water. The well is expected to […]