Offshore Drilling & Completion: Middle East

Rowan adds work for five rigs

The Rowan rig status report has noted five term extensions.

Butinah jackup sails to Zakum field offshore Abu Dhabi

Lamprell (ticker: LAM) has delivered the newbuild jackup drilling rig Butinah to Abu Dhabi’s National Drilling Co. 

Ensco contracts two high-specification jackups to Middle East work

Ensco (NYSE:ESV) has contracted two high-specification jackup drilling rigs to three-years’ work in the Middle East. 

South Pars oil layer topsides completed

The Sadaf-3.000 barge was due to transport a topsides manufactured in Bandar Abbas, southern Iran, to a new platform commissioned by Petro Iran Co. to produce from the oil layers of the South Pars gas field in the Persian Gulf.

NDC takes up option for additional Lamprell jackup

National Drilling Co. (NDC) has exercised an option for a further high-spec newbuild jackup from Lamprell.

Latest wells boost oil output from offshore Turkmenistan fields

First-quarter production from the Cheleken Contract Area (CCA) in the Turkmen sector of the Caspian Sea averaged 88,700 b/d, up 23% from the corresponding period in 2014.

Drydocks World completes Beynouna overhaul for NDC

Drydocks World has completed refurbishment of the offshore drilling rig Beynouna ahead of schedule for Abu Dhabi’s National Drilling Co. 

Tanker collides with South Pars Phase 13 platform offshore Iran

A Singaporean oil tanker struck a jacket of a Phase 13 platform on the South Pars field in the Persian Gulf late last month.

Upsurge in drilling activity offshore southern Argentina

Wintershall says operator Total has been drilling new wells on the Carina field offshore Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, since last May. 

Eni scores gas/condensate find offshore Libya

Eni is claiming a significant gas/condensate discovery in the Bahr Essalam South structure, 82 km (51 mi) offshore Libya.

Latest Drilling & Completion News

88 Energy exits acreage offshore Morocco

May 29, 2015

Moroccan government officials have granted approval for 88 Energy’s country subsidiary to divest from its interests in the Tarfaya block.

North Sea Cladhan heading for mid-summer startup

May 29, 2015

Further drilling possible at Huntington in North Sea

May 29, 2015

Iona Energy has issued an update on two of its UK North Sea field developments.

Latest Carcará well offshore Brazil proves light oil extension

May 29, 2015

Galp Energia says a second well on the Carcará discovery in the presalt Santos basin offshore Brazil has encountered light oil.

Premier finds more oil close to Sea Lion offshore the Falklands

May 28, 2015 Premier Oil says the semisub Eirik Raude has discovered oil in the Isobel Deep prospect in the North Falkland basin, 30 km (18.6 mi) south of the S...

Eni proves more gas, condensate offshore Libya

May 27, 2015

Eni has achieved its second discovery this year in Area D offshore Libya.

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