Offshore Drilling & Completion: Middle East

Two jackups to join Dragon drilling fleet offshore Turkmenistan

Dragon Oil is currently employing one platform-based and two jackup rigs to develop the Cheleken Contract Area (CCA) fields in the Turkmen sector of the Caspian Sea.

Subsea intervention set to grow

Demand for subsea well intervention will remain high over the next five years, according to analysts Douglas-Westwood.

DNO may add development well at West Bukha offshore Oman

DNO International says the Bukha and West Bukha fields in block 8 offshore Oman produced on average 15,678 boe/d last year.

More rigs head for Dubai shipyard

Drydocks World is accommodating a record nine drilling rigs at its Dubai shipyard. 

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.

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Asco to support Mariner drilling campaign in North Sea

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Total, Statoil to appraise North Sea discoveries

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Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) Norway has sanctioned three appraisal wells in the central Norwegian North Sea.

Diamond scraps six offshore drilling rigs, adds five in year

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