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Offshore Drilling & Completion: Middle East

Rig turnover continues at CCA fields in Caspian Sea

The jackup Elima has completed the Dzheitune (Lam) A/190 development well on the Cheleken Contract Area offshore Turkmenistan for Dragon Oil, and will next drill the Dzheitune (Lam) 28/192 well.

GDI wins new contract

Gulf Drilling International Ltd (GDI) has received a new contract by Qatar Petroleum for a new high-specification jackup rig starting in 2Q 2016. The new rig, Halul, will become the fourth jackup in GDI’s fleet to be contracted to QP.

Dragon updates drilling progress offshore Turkmenistan

Dragon Oil has decided to suspend its first new well on the Dzhygalybeg (Zhdanov) field in the Turkmen sector of the Caspian Sea (Cheleken Contract Area).

Al Ghallan jackup undergoes overhaul

Drydocks World has refurbished the National Drilling Co. (NDC) jackup drilling rig Al Ghallan.

GDI wins five-year contract for newbuild jackup offshore Qatar

Qatar Petroleum has contracted Gulf Drilling International’s newbuild jackup Dukhan for five years of drilling service offshore Qatar.

Drilling progresses at South Pars Phase 13 offshore Iran

The first train of the gas processing plant for the South Pars Phase 13 in the Persian Gulf should be onstream within the next nine months, according to Iranian news service Shana.

Lime reviewing offshore UAE drilling prospects

Hibiscus Petroleum has updated the Middle East offshore activities of its subsidiary Lime Petroleum.

Aramco confirms deepwater Red Sea oil find

Saudi Aramco has discovered three oil and two gas fields over the last year, according to the company’s annual report.

Saipem jackup gets contract extension offshore Middle East

Saipem has agreed to a one-year contract extension for the high-spec jackup Perro Negro 7 in the Middle East.

Oxy takes delivery of latest offshore Qatar jackup

Occidental Petroleum has accepted the jackup Msheireb for drilling operations offshore Qatar.

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