Offshore Drilling & Completion: Middle East

Third well under way on Sardar-e-Jangal in Caspian Sea

North Drilling Co. has spudded a third exploratory well on the Sardar-e-Jangal oil field in the Iranian sector of the Caspian Sea.

Caspian Driller nears start-up offshore Turkmenistan

Dragon Oil has issued a progress report on developments at the Cheleken Contract Area in the Turkmen sector of the Caspian Sea.

Iran concludes South Pars Phase 19 drilling

Drilling has been completed on Phase 19 of the South Pars gas field, according to news service Shana.

DNO reports oil shows from Jawhara appraisal well offshore Tunisia

Drilling has concluded on the Jawhara-3 well in Tunisia’s Sfax offshore exploration permit, according to operator DNO.

NDC receives latest newbuild jackup

Lamprell has completed construction of the jackup Shuwehat within budget, and has delivered the rig to Abu Dhabi’s National Drilling Co. (NDC).  

GMS vessel to provide well servicing support in MENA region

Gulf Marine Services has won its first contract for its new self-propelled mid-size vessel GMS Shamal, which is under construction at the company’s quayside facility in Abu Dhabi.

Gulf of Suez oil wells go back online after workovers

Sea Dragon Energy has issued an update on its field rehabilitation programs in the shallow-water Gulf of Suez offshore Egypt.

Dukhan jackup starts assignment offshore Qatar

Gulf Drilling International (GDI) says its latest new jackup has been accepted by client Qatar Petroleum (QP).

Production tests completed on Sardar-e-Jangal appraisal well

Khazar Exploration and Production Co. (KEPCO) has completed production testing of a second exploration well on the Sardar-e-Jangal oil field in the Iranian sector of the Caspian Sea.

Gas reserves increase at Aphrodite offshore Cyprus

Delek Drilling says a review has raised estimated natural gas and condensate resources in the deepwater Aphrodite reservoir offshore Cyprus.

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