Offshore Drilling & Completion: Middle East

Rowan Companies sells two jackups, enters into multiple contracts

Rowan Companies has provided an update on its fleet status. 

Heydar Aliyev drilling program extended at Shah Deniz

BP Exploration has extended Maersk Drilling’s contract for the semisubmersible Heydar Aliyev by a further five years until May 2021.

GLOBAL E&P

Oil and gas production from the world's deepwater fields will grow by 7.7% annually over the next seven years according to analyst Douglas Westwood, reaching 10.2 MMboe/d in 2021.

Dragon ramps up artificial lift offshore Turkmenistan

Dragon Oil aims to procure additional water injection facilities later this year for installation on the Dzheitune (Lam) field in the Cheleken Contract Area in the Turkmen sector of the Caspian Sea.

More wells coming onstream at South Pars Phase 12

Pars Oil and Gas Co. expects gas production from the Phase 12 development of the South Pars field in the Persian Gulf to increase to 2.4 bcm/d (85 bcf/d) before the winter season starts. 

Maersk Discoverer completes BP well, claims two offshore Mediterranean records

While its Maersk Discoverer was at work for BP in early May, Maersk Drilling has laid claim to the deepest well drilled in Egypt and the longest drilled in the Mediterranean Sea. 

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. 

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Anadarko scores deepwater gas find offshore Colombia

July 29, 2015

Anadarko says its first exploration well has encountered gas in deepwater off Colombia.

TEN on target for mid-2016 start-up offshore Ghana

July 29, 2015

Tullow Oil says its three-field TEN development project offshore Ghana is around 65% complete and on schedule for first oil in mid-2016.

Pura Vida continues drilling MZ-1 wildcat; no oil shows so far

July 29, 2015 Pura Vida Energy NL (ASX: PVD) continues drilling the MZ-1 exploration well offshore Morocco after reaching a depth of 4,653 m (15,265 ft) within t...

Offshore US rig count holds steady

July 27, 2015

While the total US rig count is up 19 from 876, Baker Hughes Inc. says the offshore rig count remains unchanged at 31.

COSL to drill two wells for Primeline offshore China

July 24, 2015 Primeline Energy has signed a letter of intent with China Oilfield Services Co. Ltd. for exploration drilling in block 33/07 in the East China Sea....

Statoil proves further gas/condensate near King Lear offshore Norway

July 23, 2015 Statoil and partner Total have discovered gas and condensate in the Julius structure close to the King Lear field in the southern Norwegian North S...

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