ABS, Golar Strike FLNG Deal
ABS Group subsidiary Genesis Technology Solutions, Inc. (GenesisSolutions) won a contract by Golar LNG to develop an intelligent maintenance strategy for the company’s new fleet of floating LNG (FLNG) vessels usingthe GoFLNG floating liquefaction technology. ABS Group will assist Golar LNG with implementing the Maximo computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) to support its asset management program.
Golar LNG Unwinds Part of Total Return Swap
Golar LNG Limited has settled and reduced its exposure under its Total Return Swap (TRS) agreement from 3.5 million shares to 3 million shares through a direct acquisition of 500,000 shares, the company announced today. Golar LNG said it now owns these 500,000 shares outright as treasury shares and continues to hold TRS contracts for a further 3 million shares. Excluding treasury shares…
Golar LNG, Schlumberger Form Gas Partnership
Golar LNG has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Schlumberger to cooperate on the global development of greenfield, brownfield and stranded gas reserves. Under the Memorandum, Golar and Schlumberger have agreed to jointly market gas monetization solutions to owners, investors and governments. Golar will contribute the Floating LNG assets and technology while Schlumberger…
Golar LNG Unwinds Joint Venture with Schlumberger
Golar LNG said on Thursday it would wind down its joint venture with Schlumberger, called OneLNG, which had been involved in the development of the Fortuna LNG project with Ophir in Equatorial Guinea.Golar said despite an agreed development plan and extensive efforts in the last 12 months by OneLNG and Ophir management, it has not been possible to finalise an attractive debt financing package.This, together with other capital and resource priorities,
Uniper Hires Goldman to Sell Stake in Italy LNG Terminal
Germany's Uniper has hired Goldman Sachs to sell its stake in a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Italy, a deal that could value the whole business at 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion), three people familiar with the deal told Reuters. Books have been opened for due diligence on OLT Offshore LNG Toscana's business and a deal could materialise in the first half of 2017…
FSRU Golar Tundra Sold to Golar LNG Partners
Golar LNG Limited has entered into a purchase agreement to sell the Golar Tundra, a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU), to Golar LNG Partners LP for a sale price of $330 million. In connection with the closing, Golar LNG Partners will receive a daily fee plus operating expenses, aggregating to approximately $2.6 million per month, for Golar LNG Limited's…
Golar LNG Names Smith as CEO
Golar LNG Ltd said Oscar Spieler would replace Gary Smith as chief executive, as the natural gas shipping company realigns operations, including building up its presence in the Brazilian power generation market. The company said on Tuesday it was in talks with a private equity firm for investments in Golar Power, its unit that holds an interest in a 1.5 gigawatt power station in Sergipe, Brazil.
Golar LNG to Appoint Sir Frank Chapman as Chairman
Rolls-Royce Holdings plc reports that Golar LNG Limited has announced its intention to propose the appointment of Sir Frank Chapman as its Chairman, conditional upon the closing of the Secondary Offering recently announced by Golar LNG Limited. Sir Frank Chapman is a non-executive director, and chair of the safety and ethics committees, of Rolls-Royce Holdings plc. This disclosure is made pursuant to paragraph 9.6.14 (2) of the Listing Rules.
FLNG Hilli Episeyo Departs Singapore Early
Golar LNG Limited said today that its floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) vessel Hilli Episeyo departed Singapore for Cameroon earlier than anticipated, leaving at 10 a.m. local time on October 12. Hilli Episeyo was scheduled to leave Singapore between October 15 and October 20, but Golar LNG said a decision was made to complete LNG bunkering in Cameroon rather than in Singapore. The voyage to Cameroon is expected to take between 32 and 40 days.
Golar, Schlumberger Enter LNG Joint Venture
A new joint venture between Golar LNG Limited and Schlumberger, OneLNGSM, has been created with the goal of rapidly developing low cost gas reserves to LNG. The combination of Schlumberger reservoir knowledge, wellbore technologies and production management capabilities, with Golar's low cost FLNG (Floating LNG) solution, will offer gas resource owners a faster and lower cost development thereby increasing the net present value of the resources.
Golar LNG - 2014 Share Option Plan
The Board of Golar LNG Limited has today authorized the issue of up to 2,500,000 share options to Directors and employees of the Company and its subsidiaries under the Company's existing share option scheme. Of the 2,500,000 authorized options, 1,750,000 have been issued and the remaining 750,000 will be issued at the future discretion of the Board. The 1.75 million…
Golar LNG Dividend
Reference is made to the third quarter 2014 report released on Nov 26, 2014. Golar LNG will be trading ex-dividend of a total dividend of $0.45 per share on December 3, 2014. The record date will be December 5, 2014 and the dividend will be paid on or about December 30, 2014.
Golar Agrees 15-year LNG Import Terminal Deal for Jamaica
Norwegian shipping company Golar LNG Partners will deploy a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) to Jamaica for up to 15 years from the fourth quarter of 2018, according to industry sources. An FSRU allows for the import of liquefied natural gas. On Jan. 19 the company said in a statement it executed a 15-year charter for an FSRU with a energy and logistics company in the Atlantic Basin, without giving further details.
Golar LNG to Acquire Golar Eskimo
Golar LNG Limited announced today that it has entered into an agreement to sell its ownership interests in the companies that will own and operate the floating storage and regasification unit ("FSRU") Golar Eskimo ("Eskimo") to Golar LNG Partners L.P. ("Golar Partners") for a price of USD 390 million. The transaction is subject to the satisfaction of certain closing conditions which is expected to be finalized in January 2015.
World's Second Floating LNG Project Starts Production in Cameroon
Norwegian shipping firm Golar LNG on Monday said liquefied natural gas (LNG) production had started at its floating LNG production platform in Cameroon, the world's second working example of the nascent technology. The trading arm of Russia's Gazprom has purchased the entire 1.2 million tonne per annum output from Golar's FLNG platform, the Hilli Episeyo, for eight years.
Start of Golar's FLNG in Cameroon May Draw More Africa Clients
Golar LNG said on Monday it had started production at its floating LNG (FLNG) platform in Cameroon, the world's second working example of the nascent technology and a milestone likely to boost its Fortuna project in Equatorial Guinea. As the cost of land-based LNG plants more than tripled in the decade to 2013, Golar pioneered the conversion of ageing LNG tankers…
Golar LNG Secures Charters for Carrier Duo
Golar LNG announced today that it has been awarded 2 time charters by Nigeria LNG Ltd ("NLNG") to employ the recently delivered Golar Frost and Golar Crystal. Employment of both vessels under these contracts will commence in January 2015 and will continue for a duration of approximately 12 months for each vessel. NLNG has elected to retire earlier than planned 3…
Smith Named CEO of Golar LNG
Gary Smith will take over as CEO of Golar LNG limited, taking over for Doug Arnell, who will step down on February 1, 2015. Smith brings a track record of leadership and operational management in the mid-stream oil and gas, shipping and LNG businesses. His career spans 35 years, including 25 years with Shell and Caltex Australia (a Chevron affiliate) in roles including General Manager LNG Shipping for Shell (STASCO) and General Manager Refining…
Change in CEO at Golar LNG
Golar LNG Limited today announced that Doug Arnell has decided to step down as CEO of Golar on February 1, 2015. Mr. Arnell's decision is driven by a personal wish to return with his family to his home country of Canada. Mr. Arnell will be succeeded by Gary Smith, who is well known to Golar and who brings with him a track record of leadership and operational management success in the mid-stream oil and gas, shipping and LNG businesses. Mr.
Golar LNG Enters Preliminary Deal for BP FLNG
Golar LNG Limited announced it has entered into a Preliminary Agreement and exchanged Heads of Terms (HoT) for an FLNG vessel for phase 1A of the Greater Tortue / Ahmeyin field, located offshore Mauritania and Senegal.The Preliminary Agreement with BP Mauritania Investments Ltd and BP Senegal Investments Ltd creates obligations on Golar to progress FEED work and be ready for a vessel conversion from July 1…