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« Reply #840 on: August 05, 2009, 02:14:04 AM »

http://www.amigoe.com/artman/publish/artikel_60500.php

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Refinery still not sold on Petro China

4 Aug, 2009, 14:00 (GMT -04:00)

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ORANGE CITY - There is no question that oil company Petro China Aruba refinery of Valero took over. Yesterday reported the front page of the morning newspaper Solo Di Pueblo that Chinese oil the refinery would have bought from Valero. An article was lacking, however.

According to Manolo Giel, spokesman for Prime Minister Nelson Oduber, is contractually committed to the Prime Minister personally be informed of a sale as soon as a deal is closed. Something so far not happened. "We have heard nothing concrete. Last Sunday I had heard a rumor that the sale went through, but that was speculation. "

July 20
Other media, both locally and abroad, with no word mentioned about a takeover. Bon Dia Aruba this morning quoted an article in the San Antonio Express that representatives of Petro China in the island would be negotiations. The cited article dates from July 20. Protocol Chef Eric Bret, who was quoted by Bloomberg as a representative of the Prime Minister, would have confirmed that negotiations were ongoing between Valero and an interested party. In this paper let Bret know that he would not oppose Bloomberg said. "When you close to the Prime Minister does, then more things you said. But everyone knows now is that Petro China and Valero are the negotiations, "said Bret, who claims to be surprised by the announcement on the front page of Solo Di Pueblo.

According to spokesman Giel are indeed representatives of Petro China in Aruba, and there were conversations between them and the Prime Minister. "That was about two to three weeks ago." It was talked about fiscal conditions including Petro China refinery might take over. "But there are no negotiations between them and the government. That would be after the sale to occur. "He confirms, however, again challenged the Prime Minister that the Government offers two scenarios for a new buyer: the continuation of the current tax exemption (tax holiday), or the removal of the BBO . The current tax holiday expires in 2010. The government says not involved in the negotiations between China and Petro Valero. Giel: "That is between two private parties. For the same money they are now in San Nicolas with each other around the table, but we are not aware. "
 
 
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« Reply #841 on: August 05, 2009, 03:16:29 AM »

http://www.bondia.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4763&Itemid=1


Papiamentu translation:

refineria valero not owing to wordo bendi cu petrochina

tuesday, 04 august 2009 oranjestad – contrario at noticianan cu owing to stay publica in some matutino local yesterday, refineria valero not owing to wordo bendi cu petrochina. “valero not have nothing new for anuncia relaciona cu the refineria at aruba” the vocero at aruba mariaine arends-croes owing to tell good morning aruba yesterday afternoon. the also did take notice of the noticianan but owing to desmenti this categoricamente. self instant good morning aruba owing to compronde of media mericano cu the representantenan of petrochina will is at aruba y cu they're purbando for follow negosha the prijs of the refineria y owing to ask for descend this.

algo cu they're cita of the chef protocol eric brete. also owing to desmenti cu the cantidad of retironan of contratista owing to lever y become more cu 90. “e cantidad of contratista (retira) not owing to change y the is aproximadamente 90” arends owing to sigura the matutino here yesterday.

all the time at merca, the vocero coorporativo bill day owing to go more leeuw saying “nos owing to tell cu we is considerando the opcion (pa throw of the refineria) y cu had interest for her throw of the plant, but cu valero never not owing to identifica kennan is esnan cu owing to expresa interes”. algo cu they owing to tell sistematicamente for of instant cu owing to become conoci cu they will is interesa in sell the refineria.

of another near constantemente have mandatarionan at aruba is talk on the topico here where cu tanto first minister oduber because; minister booshi wever owing to talk publicamente on the asunto. valero do not go close his portanan, but is meramente prepara for hour cu cos is miho mundialmente for open bek, is word of the mandatario wever. come across
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« Reply #842 on: August 07, 2009, 01:27:39 AM »

AUTHORITIES OF POSITION
The position has the following authorities:
1. Act as Gulmar Representative in relation to Marine matters.
2.Issue Marine correspondences to Kaplan & PDVSA related to day to day items related to Marine matters.
3. Review Gulmar Project Procedures, Specifications and Reports related to Marine issues.
4.Review Suppliers Invoices and ensure adequate verifications have been done with relevant project personnel dealing with the items invoiced.
 

http://www.timesjobs.com/candidate/JobDetailView.html?adId=49431432&bc=INT&from=submit&loginId=bomnea&txtCompName=BACKER%20ASSOCIATES

IIRC James Mermis went down to Venezuela on Superiors dime....It appears Kaplan is still active with the Gulmar/Kaplan consortium in Lake Maracaibo?No?
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« Reply #843 on: August 07, 2009, 01:29:43 AM »

So we know Legacy has subcontracted with Aker Solutions before.Is Aker still subcontracting Legacy offshore diving?Don't know....Page 11...

 

http://www.akersolutions.com/NR/rdonlyres/C9CC958B-EF18-4437-AAEC-B6AA77E05BBE/18502/AMC08Review.pdf

Aker Solutions Signs Contract With Maersk FPSOs For Installation Work At Peregrino Field, Brazil
Published:08-July-2009

By Staff Reporter

Aker Solutions ASA (Aker Solutions) has signed a contract with Maersk FPSOs to perform the mooring installation work at the Peregrino field offshore Brazil. Scope of work comprises planning and installation of an APL submerged turret production (STP) buoy with mooring system. The STP buoy will be moored in about 100 meters water depth using ten mooring lines with 90 tonnes piles, heavy chain and wire. The operations are scheduled to be conducted during fourth quarter of 2009.

 

http://www.energy-business-review.com/news/aker_solutions_signs_contract_with_maersk_fpsos_for_installation_work_at_peregrino_field_brazil_090708

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« Reply #844 on: August 07, 2009, 01:31:20 AM »

Oceaneering Wins Umbilical Global Supply Contract in Brazil

Source: Oceaneering Internat

Date: 07/30/2009 11:17

Oceaneering International secured a contract in late June with estimated revenue in the range of $44 million to $64 million from Petrobras Netherlands B.V. - PNBV, a subsidiary of Petroleo Brasileiro S/A.
http://www.congoo.com/news/2009July30/Oceaneering-Umbilical-Global-Supply-Contract

 

Wasn't Mr.Appleyard a survey manager for Oceaneering?Who hired Mr.Appleyard?GeoLab LLC
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« Reply #845 on: August 07, 2009, 01:41:51 AM »

Good Work KTF...I'll study up on this new info and see if I can connect any dots! 
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« Reply #846 on: August 07, 2009, 01:49:58 AM »

Good Work KTF...I'll study up on this new info and see if I can connect any dots! 

Another one to try to connect dots to Hotping is Greg Landry.Landry was with offshore innovative solutions but,I've come across a Greg Landry that works for Dynamic industries which is a subsidiary of the Moreno group who is doing business in Venezuela!One would think this is the same Greg Landry but,who knows.....


Dynamic International is in a joint venture with Venezuelan Heavy Industries (DV)

to build the 8,500 ton Central Production Facilities (CPF) platform for PDVESA’s

CoraCora field in the Gulf of Praia, Venezuela. DV has just recently completed negotiations

for the additional scope of completing the owner furnished equipment. This

has extended the completion of the

project from April of ‘08 to September

of ‘09. Scott Chauvin

(Construction Mgr.) and Alex

Lebrija (Commercial Mgr.) have

been on the project since the original

contract signing. With the new

scope we have added Wayne Smith

(I&D Mgr.), Max Camacho

(Equipment Mgr.), Jorge Rodriguez (Hydrotest Mgr.).— Dennis Lafleur

 

 

http://www.dynamicind.com/Files/Press/Winter2009Newsletter.pdf
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« Reply #847 on: August 07, 2009, 01:54:08 AM »

I'm off HotPing..Hi-Ho,Hi-Ho,off to bed i go...Goodnight HotPing.. an angelic monkey
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« Reply #848 on: August 07, 2009, 08:29:10 AM »

Oceaneering Wins Umbilical Global Supply Contract in Brazil

Source: Oceaneering Internat

Date: 07/30/2009 11:17

Oceaneering International secured a contract in late June with estimated revenue in the range of $44 million to $64 million from Petrobras Netherlands B.V. - PNBV, a subsidiary of Petroleo Brasileiro S/A.
http://www.congoo.com/news/2009July30/Oceaneering-Umbilical-Global-Supply-Contract

 

Wasn't Mr.Appleyard a survey manager for Oceaneering?Who hired Mr.Appleyard?GeoLab LLC


Yep!

Name: GEOLAB SILVETTI & COMPANY, L.L.C.
Prior Name: SILVETTI & COMPANY, L.L.C., J. D. ( 4/12/2000


GeoLab Group announced the appointment of Mr. C. J. Appleyard as General Manager for GeoLab LLC. Mr. Appleyard, formerly Survey Manager for Oceaneering and a Senior Consultant to BP's Deepwater Gulf of Mexico operations, will head up the Groups America's region following a reorganization in Q4, 2001. GeoLab will change the operational name from GeoLab Silvetti and Company LLC to GeoLab LLC forthwith with the corporate office in Houston, Texas and an operational base in Lafayette, Louisiana.

GeoLab LLC is a member of the GeoLab Group of Companies providing extensive experience in supporting a diverse range of specialist data-gathering, survey and seabed mapping services to support the marine construction, hydrocarbon, telecommunication, and maritime industries worldwide.


The GeoLab group of companies operates through a network of strategically located companies to provide its customers with a global service. Experienced field proven professionals, whom in turn service the needs of their local customers, manage each entity. The Group represents the integrated capabilities of five GeoLab Companies; GeoLab Technical Services Ltd. (UK), GeoLab srl. (Italy), GeoLab bv (Netherlands), GeoLab LLC (USA) and GeoLab Technical Services Nigeria Ltd. (Nigeria).


The services provided by the company are subject to an ISO 9002 control process to ensure that the deliverable items satisfy the clients' requirements. The extent of services covered by the accreditation covers all supporting activities inclusive of Project and Operational Management compliance functions and is summarized within the scope of the ISO charter. Health, Safety, Environmental and Risk management are all components of the system, which dovetail into the Quality compliance process.


For information contact GeoLab LLC at +713-457 0411 or by e-mail at info@geolab.cc
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« Reply #849 on: August 07, 2009, 12:54:00 PM »

DEEP DOWN EXPANDS PRESENCE IN BRAZIL
 
Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

Deep Down, Inc. (OTCBB: DPDW), a global leader in offshore deepwater products and services for the oil and gas industry, today announced the engagement of Marcelo Lardosa as Business Development Officer. Mr. Lardosa will be located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Mr. Lardosa will work closely with senior management to develop, implement and monitor new business strategies and relationships in Brazil. He will be solely focused on raising our level of involvement to support offshore production and development activities in Brazil. Mr. Lardosa is also expected to focus on Brazilian acquisition and expansion opportunities.

“Deep Down is currently providing buoyancy for the new build Delba III semi-submersible rig to be deployed offshore Brazil. We are committed to increasing our market share of Deep Down offshore products and services in Brazil. Our relationship with Mr. Lardosa will help us to capitalize on opportunities as they emerge and further enhance important strategic relationships,” commented Ronald E. Smith, Deep Down’s president and chief executive officer. “Mr. Lardosa (with Masters degrees in both Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration) brings years of experience in the offshore oil and gas industry. He has significant relationships with contractors and producers through his service with British Petroleum PLC and Marine Production Systems do Brasil, a subsidiary of Oceaneering International Inc. He is well respected in the industry, and well positioned to represent all of our product and service capabilities in buoyancy, ROV activities, umbilicals, steel flying leads, installations, commissioning, and testing. He has extensive experience in umbilicals and flowlines, where he has been involved in umbilical manufacturing, installation, testing and commissioning. I am truly excited to have Mr. Lardosa join our growing team here at Deep Down”.

http://www.maritime-executive.com/pressrelease/deep-down-expands-presence-brazil/
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« Reply #850 on: August 07, 2009, 01:09:36 PM »

DEEP DOWN EXPANDS PRESENCE IN BRAZIL
 
Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

Deep Down, Inc. (OTCBB: DPDW), a global leader in offshore deepwater products and services for the oil and gas industry, today announced the engagement of Marcelo Lardosa as Business Development Officer. Mr. Lardosa will be located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Mr. Lardosa will work closely with senior management to develop, implement and monitor new business strategies and relationships in Brazil. He will be solely focused on raising our level of involvement to support offshore production and development activities in Brazil. Mr. Lardosa is also expected to focus on Brazilian acquisition and expansion opportunities.

“Deep Down is currently providing buoyancy for the new build Delba III semi-submersible rig to be deployed offshore Brazil. We are committed to increasing our market share of Deep Down offshore products and services in Brazil. Our relationship with Mr. Lardosa will help us to capitalize on opportunities as they emerge and further enhance important strategic relationships,” commented Ronald E. Smith, Deep Down’s president and chief executive officer. “Mr. Lardosa (with Masters degrees in both Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration) brings years of experience in the offshore oil and gas industry. He has significant relationships with contractors and producers through his service with British Petroleum PLC and Marine Production Systems do Brasil, a subsidiary of Oceaneering International Inc. He is well respected in the industry, and well positioned to represent all of our product and service capabilities in buoyancy, ROV activities, umbilicals, steel flying leads, installations, commissioning, and testing. He has extensive experience in umbilicals and flowlines, where he has been involved in umbilical manufacturing, installation, testing and commissioning. I am truly excited to have Mr. Lardosa join our growing team here at Deep Down”.

http://www.maritime-executive.com/pressrelease/deep-down-expands-presence-brazil/

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« Reply #851 on: August 07, 2009, 01:12:20 PM »

It appears to me that Aruba taxed Valero right out of business there and now they have delusions of the Chinese taking over so they can do the same to them?

Prolly not going to happen.  Typical.  They have cut off their own noses to spite their faces with this tax on the largest single employer on the island.

I remember when Arubans used to post that Valero refined most of the oil used in the U.S. when in fact it is a tiny little operation compared to the consumption in this country. 

As an example, Hurricane Katrina took out well over 30 refineries but leave it to Arubans to think themselves indispensable.  Maybe Oduber prefers to do business with the Chinese?  Well, they are going to be lucky to have anybody operating the refinery now it seems.  They would have to give the tax incentive to the Chinese to get them there but they don't want to give the same to the Valero company already operating.

With tourism tanking and Valero standing idle, I wonder how the total economy is doing now.  And isn't this an election year?  Should get interesting.   
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« Reply #852 on: August 08, 2009, 01:24:45 AM »

Came across this, don't recall seeing it before.

http://www.ch-somerville.com/geolab.htm

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« Reply #853 on: August 09, 2009, 02:51:54 AM »

Energy profile of Caribbean


http://www.eoearth.org/article/Energy_profile_of_Caribbean
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« Reply #854 on: August 09, 2009, 03:39:15 AM »

Trinidad remains critical to US energy supply


Published: Jun 1, 2007
Judy Maksoud, International Editor
Trinidad’s story is still unfolding. There are multiple large exploration and development opportunities in Trinidad that involve both gas and oil, and a fair number of international operators are pursuing sizable projects in the region.

International operators
British Petroleum is one of Trinidad’s bigger investors. The company holds exploration and production licenses covering 904,000 acres (365,836 hectares) off the east coast. The majority of its upstream assets are owned by BP Trinidad & Tobago (bpTT), in which BP and Repsol YPF have a 70/30 partnership.

The company’s offshore infrastructure comprises 17 producing platforms, including Cannonball, which lies 35 km (22 mi) off the coast in 70 m (231 ft) water depth and processes about 800 MMcf/d of gas. According to BP, the $250-million Cannonball hub, which produced first gas in March 2006, is the first platform to be designed and constructed in Trinidad and Tobago. Over 40 nationals were trained during the design and construction stages, BP says, with a local labor force contributing 85% of the total fabrication hours.

“This is a project of many firsts for bpTT,” says Robert Riley, CEO of bpTT. “Cannonball has built a legacy of sustainability through the creation of distinct indigenous businesses in two sectors in Trinidad and Tobago - platform design and engineering and fabrication. It also demonstrates our capacity to deliver a major project from start to finish in Trinidad and Tobago.”


Trinidad and Tobago held its most recent bidding round in Dec. 2006. The ministry expects to conclude negotiations and/or discussions with the winning bidders by the end of July.
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Another milestone of the bpTT Cannonball project is that it introduced the hub and spoke field development design to the region.

British Gas also continues to invest in its acreage offshore Trinidad. In mid-July 2006, BG Group and partner Chevron delivered first gas from the Dolphin Deep development to the processing facilities at Beachfield on the southeast coast. Dolphin Deep is the country’s first subsea development.

The BG-operated field is 83 km (52 mi) off Trinidad in the East Coast Marine Area (ECMA). Gas production from the two Dolphin Deep wells is expected to reach a maximum rate of 250 MMcf/d and will be delivered to Atlantic LNG (A-LNG) in Port Fortin on the southwest coast via the 95-km (59-mi) offshore Dolphin to Beachfield pipeline.

The ECMA contains four gas fields: Dolphin, Dolphin Deep, Starfish, and Manatee.

The Manatee field, discovered in January 2005, is part of a cross-border accumulation that stretches into neighboring Venezuela. Monetization options for Manatee gas are still under review. Exploration drilling plans within the ECMA also are being evaluated.

In January 2007, BG and partner Chevron entered into heads of agreement with the National Gas Co. of Trinidad and Tobago Ltd. to supply 220 MMcf/d of gas for up to 15 years beginning on Jan. 1, 2009.

The partners reached a gas sales agreement in late May to supply 220 MMcf/d of gas for 11 years. Delivery is expected to begin in 2009.

BHP Billiton, operator of the Greater Angostura oil and gas field in block 2(c) achieved first oil in Dec. 2004, with first production in Jan. 2005. Angostura represents the first oil production from the northeast coast.

Today, the bulk of the produced gas is being re-injected into Angostura reservoirs to optimize oil production from the field, with a portion being used to fuel operations on the processing platform. In the second phase of the Angostura project, BHP plans to commercialize the field’s significant gas resources.

Now, BHP’s focus is on optimizing production, according to Vincent Pereira, president of BHP Billiton Trinidad and Tobago. Some of the offshore work targets block 3(a), where BHP found oil last with the shallow-water Ruby-1 exploration well. Ruby-1 is 48 km (30 mi) off the northeast coast and 8 km (5 mi) east of the central processing platform for the Greater Angostura field on block 2(c).

“We continue our appraisal efforts following the Ruby discovery,” Pereira says. “There will be one additional exploration well on the block this year.”

Other drilling will include participation in one exploration well, two appraisal wells, four development wells, and two recompletions in 2007, Pereira says.

The one appraisal and two development wells are associated with BHP’s next phase of development on block 2(c). The gas phase is expected to come online in 2010, Pereira says.

Canada’s Talisman Energy Inc. is one of BHP’s partners in Trinidad. In a webcast held in May 2007, the company broadcast its pre-development plans for the Angostura Phase 2 gas development project.

According to Jim Buckee, Talisman president and CEO, “A heads of agreement has been signed with Trinidad and Tobago’s National Gas Co. (NGC) to sell gas at initial rates of 220 MMcf/d (6.23 MMcm/d) starting in 2010.”

Buckee says negotiations are under way with NGC on the gas sales contract.

The Canadian firm holds a 25% operating interest in Angostura and a 36% interest in block 2(c). Talisman also has interests in offshore block 3(a).

In the first three months of this year, Talisman spent $18 million on exploration and $7 million on development in Trinidad. The company plans to invest $59.2 million in Trinidad and Tobago this year to drill up to seven exploration wells and four development wells.

Newcomer in the game
Calgary’s Canadian Superior Energy Inc. is just entering the exploration phase of its program in Trinidad. Greg Noval, the company chairman, is excited about the drilling opportunities the company is pursuing. “Trinidad is one of the most coveted oil and gas basins in the world today,” Noval says.

Drilling is to begin this month on Canadian Superior’s acreage.

The company has contracted the Kan Tan IV semisubmersible, which will drill three wells on separate natural gas prospects, Victory, Bounty, and Endeavour, approximately 97 km (60 mi) off the east coast of Trinidad.


Following a $60-million retrofit, Sinopec’s Kan Tan IV semisubmersible left Brownsville, Texas, on May 11 en route to Trinidad, where it will begin its first drilling program on Canadian Superior’s block 5(c) this month.
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“These are large structures and individually have very significant potential. It’s quite an exciting program for Canadian Superior,” says Mike Coolen, Canadian Superior president and COO.

Of the first three upcoming drilling locations on the company’s Intrepid block 5(c), two have been surveyed, and the third is scheduled for surveying in 3Q 2007.

Canadian Superior also is planning future investment in the country. “We are looking to expand our land holding offshore Trinidad and Tobago,” Noval says.

The news from within
In an exclusive discussion with Offshore, the Ministry of Energy - Resource Management and LNG and Export Divisions, talked about the future of Trinidad’s production.

According to the Ministry, last year, domestic demand was 1.5 bcf/d of gas, and LNG demand was 2.1 bcf/d, totaling 3.6 bcf/d over all. Annual production for 2006 was 3.9 bcf.

It is forecast that over the next five years, the most likely increases in demand will occur during 2009-2010, primarily as a result of the commissioning of new metals, fertilizers, and other gas-based petrochemical plants that will require additional gas volumes of about 700 MMcf/d.


The central processing platform on the BHP Billiton-operated Angostura field.
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With these additional demands, the Ministry said, the country’s production could increase to 5 bcf/d by the end of 2011. Trinidad and Tobago is currently replacing the reserves as a result of increases in production by bringing new sources of natural gas onstream. By the end of 3Q 2007, several exploration prospects identified as gas bearing will be drilled.

PetroCanada will drill in block 22 in the North Coast Marine Area, and Canadian Superior will drill exploration wells in block 5(c), which is adjacent to areas now producing gas. The companies that will undertake the drilling program have assigned a very high chance of success, and the Ministry expects several tcf of gas to be discovered.

Additionally, several gas prone areas were offered competitively, the Ministry said, noting that it should be understood that this is a generally accepted means of replacing resources and that Trinidad and Tobago is very active in this area.

The country last published figures for gas reserves as of Jan. 1, 2005. Those figures indicate risked proved reserves of 18.77 tcf, probable reserves of 5.37 tcf, and possible reserves of 1.54 tcf. In addition, unrisked identifiable leads and prospects were estimated at 32 tcf, with additional unidentified resources in the basin amounting to an additional 28 tcf, the Ministry said.

Meanwhile, seismic surveys continue to evaluate the country’s offshore.

In 2005, Veritas acquired 3D seismic data for Anadarko (Kerr McGee) and BP. Anardarko will drill its first well based on this data in June or July. According to the Ministry, this acreage looks promising.

An earlier Veritas survey in 2003 gathered 12,300 line km (7,643 mi) in the Deep Atlantic area. GXTechnology Corp. has reprocessed some of the data. According to the Ministry, the reprocessed data and the GXT-acquired Caribe Span data will be used to execute a study aimed at refining exploration concepts in the Trinidad and Tobago Deep Atlantic area.

Additional surveys and exploration will be planned following the country’s latest bid round at the end of 2006, the results of which have recently been announced.

In Jan. 2006, the Trinidad government put eight onshore/nearshore blocks and three shallow-water blocks out for bid.

Since 1995, the government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (GORTT) has been using a production-sharing arrangement (PSA) under which the GORTT was responsible for paying the operating companies’ taxes. Beginning in 2005/2006, GORTT is no longer responsible for payment of the companies taxes, the Ministry said. Instead, the companies pay Petroleum Profits Tax and Unemployment Levy, Green Fund Levy, and Withholding Tax, which the GORTT is responsible for other payments in lieu of Supplemental Petroleum Tax, Petroleum Impost, Royalty, and Petroleum Production Levy.

In the competitive bid rounds, companies are required to submit proposals for the Ministry’s share of profit petroleum on the basis of a production/price matrix. While it was contemplated in the matrix of the previous PSAs that the price of oil and gas would rise, the actual rate at which it rose was exceptional. GORTT conducted a review of this arrangement and determined that the production/price table would have to be revised to reflect today’s and future prices in order for the country to capture the optimum economic rent. This was to be achieved with an overall revision of the price classes with a formula based Price Class for the last tranche, the Ministry said.

Trinidad and Tobago endorses risk-based verification
Late in 2006, the Republic of Trinidad officially recognized the world’s first set of publicly accessible risk-based verification standards produced by DNV as part of its safety, health, and environmental approval regime.

To evaluate individual schemes, the ministry communicated with the Minerals Management Service in the US, the Petroleum Safety Authority in Norway, and the Health and Safety Executive in the UK as well as other internationally recognized certified verification agents.

“We are therefore very satisfied that Trinidad and Tobago’s authorities now have fully endorsed DNV’s risk-based verification standards and methodology as the verification standard for Trinidad and Tobago,” says Graeme A.E. Pirie, recently appointed head of DNV Energy Trinidad and Tobago.

DNV has carried out a number of verification projects in Trinidad, including:

•Verification of the NGC cross-island pipeline project. At 56 in. (142.2 cm) outer diameter and 76 km (47 mi) long, this pipeline is the largest and longest in the Caribbean and the only pipeline of this diameter in the western hemisphere.
•Verification of the BGTTL Beachfield onshore gas condensate processing facility (the first processing facility to be independently verified in Trinidad)
•Verification of the bpTT Mango, Cashima, Amherstia, and Savonette field development process facilities (the first process facilities to be independently verified for bpTT)
•Verification of the BGTTL North Coast Marine Area 3C (Poinsettia) development, which is the largest field development project independently verified to date in Trinidad

“DNV is now highly regarded and well positioned in Trinidad to expand on our initial certified verification agent achievement. This will play a significant role in our future growth plans, enabling us to develop local capabilities and establish a greater local presence in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago,” Pirie says.

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« Reply #856 on: August 09, 2009, 12:26:33 PM »

I had no problem with other areas of this site, but cannot get this to load.  Maybe someone else can. 

http://www.maritime-database.com/activity.php?aid=28
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« Reply #857 on: August 09, 2009, 12:46:33 PM »

Found this pdf relating to Chapter 11 & Energy Partners.  Lots of companies listed, including those we've discussed.  I had to save it my my hard drive. 
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« Reply #858 on: August 09, 2009, 12:54:57 PM »

I had no problem with other areas of this site, but cannot get this to load.  Maybe someone else can. 

http://www.maritime-database.com/activity.php?aid=28

It's a HUGE file, that's probably why it wouldn't load.

Silvetti Marine Services LLC
    
Silvetti Marine Services LLC

Activity : Ship Owner/Manager/Operator
Address : 205, Linda Drive
Lafayette LA 70501-4713, USA
State : Louisiana
Zipcode : 70501-4713
Town : Lafayette LA
Country : United States

Superior Offshore Intl

Activity : Ship Owner/Manager/Operator
Address : Suite 301
900, S College Street
Lafayette LA 70503-3066, USA
State : Louisiana
Zipcode : 70503-3066
Town : Lafayette LA
Country : United States
Phone : +1 377 233 5933
Fax : +1 377 233 8870
Website : www.superioroffshore.com

This is basically what's listed when you click on the company.

If you want to see other, I'll keep it open for a while.  Just post the names, and I'll post the listing for you.



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« Reply #859 on: August 09, 2009, 01:02:10 PM »

I had no problem with other areas of this site, but cannot get this to load.  Maybe someone else can. 

http://www.maritime-database.com/activity.php?aid=28

It's a HUGE file, that's probably why it wouldn't load.

Silvetti Marine Services LLC
    
Silvetti Marine Services LLC

Activity : Ship Owner/Manager/Operator
Address : 205, Linda Drive
Lafayette LA 70501-4713, USA
State : Louisiana
Zipcode : 70501-4713
Town : Lafayette LA
Country : United States

Superior Offshore Intl

Activity : Ship Owner/Manager/Operator
Address : Suite 301
900, S College Street
Lafayette LA 70503-3066, USA
State : Louisiana
Zipcode : 70503-3066
Town : Lafayette LA
Country : United States
Phone : +1 377 233 5933
Fax : +1 377 233 8870
Website : www.superioroffshore.com

This is basically what's listed when you click on the company.

If you want to see others, I'll keep it open for a while.  Just post the names, and I'll post the listing for you.


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