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Offshore Drilling & Completion: Middle East

Analysts forecast steady deepwater growth

Brazil will account for 32% of deep and ultra-deepwater capex worldwide between now and 2018, according to a report from Infield Systems.

DPE finds gas in deepest-ever offshore Dubai well

Dubai Petroleum Establishment (DPE), owned 100% by the Government of Dubai and responsible for the Dubai's offshore oil and gas development and production, has identified what it calls significant volumes of gas in its T-02 deep gas exploration well.

NIDC expands Kish field development offshore Iran

National Iranian Drilling Co. (NIDC) has completed 85% of a new development drilling campaign at the Kish field in the Persian Gulf, according to news service Shana.

Amarinth pumps to lift seawater to drilling rigs offshore UAE

Amarinth has won a contract to supply 16 API 610 super-duplex pumps for ADMA-OPCO’s Satah al-Razboot (SARB) offshore oil field development, 200 km (124 mi) northwest of Abu Dhabi.

TransAtlantic updates oil well results offshore Turkey

TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd. recently completed several wells in its Bahar field offshore Turkey. 

Qatar Petroleum contracts fourth jackup from GDI

Gulf Drilling International (GDI) has signed new contracts/extensions with Qatar Petroleum (QP) for drilling rig services, each with a term of five years.

DNO assesses drilling targets offshore Oman, Tunisia

DNO says The West Bukha-5 well is back online following a comprehensive workover offshore Oman.

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).

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