Offshore Drilling & Completion: Middle East

Development drilling to accelerate at South Pars Phase 13

Drilling is expected to speed up at Phase 13 of the South Pars gas field development in the Persian Gulf following delivery of three new drilling rigs.

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. 

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Aptomar to check for spill signs during Titan well operations

July 6, 2015 Aptomar will supply its “Clean To Operate” service this summer in support of DEA Norge’s drilling activities on the Titan field in the Norwegian Sea.

Perforadora Mexico contracts Aqualis Offshore for platform rig installation support

July 6, 2015 Perforadora Mexico has contracted Aqualis Offshore to support transportation and installation of a platform rig offshore in the Gulf of Mexico.

PSA approves Premier North Sea well

July 2, 2015

Premier Oil Norge has Petroleum Safety Authority Norway’s consent to drill an exploration well in the southern Norwegian North Sea.

Statoil finds more oil and gas near Gina Krog offshore Norway

July 1, 2015 The semisubmersible Songa Trym is close to completing drilling of an exploration well and two side tracks northeast of the Gina Krog field developm...

Tullow close to completing well offshore Suriname

July 1, 2015

Tullow Oil expects to issue results from the Spari-1 exploration well offshore Suriname next month. 

Shell’s Arctic exploration to begin in late July

June 30, 2015 Royal Dutch Shell said it could begin its 2015 Arctic oil exploration drilling as early as the third week in July, Reuters reported. Forecasters pr...

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