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Chinese Seismic Vessel Seen Moving Near Malaysia Amid Rising South China Sea Tensions

spotted off Vietnam this week, returning after being closely tracked last year in the resource-rich waters, a potential global flashpoint as the United States challenges China's sweeping maritime claims.The ship appeared to have started a survey in waters 352 kilometers (218 miles) off the coasts of Brunei and Malaysia on Thursday, according to data from Marine Traffic, a website that tracks shipping.That appeared to be just north of Malaysia's exclusive economic zone (EEZ), near waters claimed by both Vietnam and Malaysia.A Malaysian coastguard vessel, the KM Pekan, is shadowing the Chinese ship

Fugro’s first deepwater autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) site survey for Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn Bhd (Photo: Fugro)

Fugro Completes Deepwater AUV Survey for BSP

Fugro reports it has completed the first deepwater autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) site survey for Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn Bhd (BSP).The survey was performed in August in water depths of 600 m using the Fugro Equator, a dedicated geophysical survey vessel, and the Fugro ES-V AUV. The survey results will be critical for planning a safe drilling program, and will provide key inputs for engineering and design studies for pipeline routing and subsea structures in future deepwater field developments.Following the site survey, BSP subsequently awarded Fugro the associated geotechnical site

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Eriksen Joins Kreuz Subsea Board

position, and we look forward to working together.”In the past 12 months, Kreuz Subsea has completed the reorganization phase of its executive team and secured a steady pipeline of projects into 2019 across the Asia Pacific region. This includes the previously announced seven-year award with Brunei Shell Petroleum, and a five-vessel contract with Larson & Toubro to support pipeline campaigns in the Mumbai High and Daman field operated by Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) off the west coast of India.Eriksen said, “Kreuz Subsea has a growing track record for its workforce delivering

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Newbuild Kreuz Challenger Mobilized for Brunei Shell Contract

Subsea services company Kreuz Subsea has mobilized the recently delivered newbuild dive support vessel, Kreuz Challenger, as part of its seven-year contract with Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn. Bhd. (BSP).The contract, which runs until 2022, includes supporting BSP with inspection, repair and maintenance services to be carried out on offshore oil and gas structures in Negara Brunei Darussalam's territorial waters.Typically located in water depths of up to 80 meters, these include drilling platforms, production stations, mini-production stations with combined drilling and production functions

Pradeep Verma (Photo: Kreuz Subsea)

Kreuz Subsea Strengthens Senior Management Team

as chief executive officer and Balaji Bhashyam as chief operating officer. The firm also appointed Phil Bradbury as QHSE director at the end of 2017.   Kreuz Subsea was established in 2008 as an integrated subsea solutions provider to the global energy industry. It has operational bases in Brunei and India, and has around 400 personnel onshore and offshore

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ST Marine Winds Up Brunei Environmental Subsidiary

ST Engineering today announced that Singapore Technologies Marine Ltd has placed its subsidiary, STSE Engineering Services (B) Sdn Bhd (STSE Engineering), under members’ voluntary liquidation under the laws of Brunei Darussalam. STSE Engineering was formed to manage an integrated waste management facility project in Brunei. The project has since been completed in June 2016, hence the decision to wind up STSE Engineering.   This exercise is not expected to have any material impact on the consolidated net tangible assets per share and earnings per share of ST Engineering for the

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New Senior Management at Kreuz Subsea

.   The board of directors announced the appointments following the departure of former chief executive Kurush Contractor from the integrated marine and subsea services business after nine years of service.    Kreuz Subsea employs around 250 people onshore and offshore in Singapore, Brunei and India and has projects currently underway valued at $150 million. The company has three multi-purpose support vessels (MSV) and expects delivery of its new Kreuz Challenger DP2 MSV in November. It also has an extensive fleet of diving systems and work-class remotely operated vehicles (ROV).  

Philippines Completes Scientific Survey in Disputed Sea

of navigation within the Philippines' EEZ," Esperon said in a statement.   He gave no details of the findings from the reef assessments and nautical mapping of the area done from April 7-25.   China claims almost the entire South China Sea, but it appeared to have allowed the survey. Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam also have claims in the strategic waterway.   Other countries in the region were regularly making scientific surveys in the area, said a navy official who declined to be named.   The navy official told Reuters the Philippines also conducts

CGG Wins 6-year Contract for Brunei Shell Petroleum

CGG has announced  that it has been awarded a contract by Brunei Shell Petroleum to operate a dedicated processing center (DPC) at its Seria office in Brunei Darussalam. The contract will run for a period of six years, from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2022.   Under the terms of the contract, CGG will deliver the full scope of processing services for 2D, 3D and 4D seismic data acquired onshore and offshore Brunei, ranging from field data processing to advanced pre-stack depth imaging, using advanced processing and subsurface imaging technology.   In addition, CGG will add value

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