Indonesia’s offshore vessel owner Wintermar has won contracts for two of its platform supply vessels (PSVs) from ‘a major oil and gas company’ for a total of seven years including options.Image source: WintermarWintermar said on Monday it had signed agreements to provide two PSVs for deck and cargo supply runs to support the drilling operations of ‘a major oil and gas company’ in Eastern Indonesia.Sugiman Layanto, managing director of Wintermar Offshore, said: “The project requires DP2 operations while the vessels are approaching the rig.“With our long experience in offshore deepwater drilling campaigns since 2011, we are confident to be able to meet the high standards required for this campaign.“We are committed to supporting SKK Migas (Indonesia’s upstream oil and gas regulator) to increase the oil and gas lifting in Indonesia. To aid regional development, Wintermar has started a crew development program and now have Papuan crew onboard our high-value vessels.”Erwin Suryadi, SKK Migas head of goods and services procurement management division, stated: “The Papuan Development program in this contract aims to develop local shipyards and use local Papuan crew members. This is an important contribution of the upstream oil and gas industry to build infrastructure in eastern Indonesia.”Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.
STEVE Bucknor, the former umpire, feels that he ruled Sachin Tendulkar on a couple of instances when he should not have given him out. Bucknor was known as ‘Slow Death’ as he resorted to a long pause before raising his finger.He has had his fair share of controversies as well after being called back midway from India’s 2007-08 tour of Australia following a protest from the BCCI.To start with, Bucknor recalled The Gabba Test in 2003 when Jason Gillespie rapped Sachin on the pads and the umpire raised his finger. But the leather seemed to have missed the leg-stump by quite some distance. However, it didn’t cost India the game as it was drawn after Sourav Ganguly’s 144.Former Test batsman Sacin TendulkarThereafter, Bucknor went down the memory lane to India’s Test against Pakistan in 2005 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Sachin chased a swinging delivery from Abdul Razzaq and was given out. Replays showed that the ball hadn’t made any contact with the bat.“To err is human. Tendulkar was given out on two different occasions when those were mistakes. I do not think any umpire would want to do a wrong thing, it lives with him and his future could be jeopardised,” Bucknor was quoted in the Mason & Guest programme.“Once in Australia I gave him leg-before and the ball was going over the top, and another time in India, it was caught behind. The ball deviated after passing the bat but there was no touch. But the match was at Eden Gardens and when you are at the Eden and India batting, you hear nothing. Because 100 000 spectators are making noise,” Bucknor said.Bucknor was a tad unhappy, having made those mistakes and he understands that errors are part and parcel of life. “Those were the mistakes and I was unhappy. I am saying a human is going to make mistakes and accepting mistakes are part of life,” he added.The Jamaican also heaped praises on Sachin, saying that the Master Blaster was one of the best batters he has seen in his entire life. The 74-year-old said that Tendulkar stays oblivious of any chaos while he is batting in the middle. (CricTracker)