Offshore Drilling & Completion: Middle East

Latest wells boost oil output from offshore Turkmenistan fields

First-quarter production from the Cheleken Contract Area (CCA) in the Turkmen sector of the Caspian Sea averaged 88,700 b/d, up 23% from the corresponding period in 2014.

Drydocks World completes Beynouna overhaul for NDC

Drydocks World has completed refurbishment of the offshore drilling rig Beynouna ahead of schedule for Abu Dhabi’s National Drilling Co. 

Tanker collides with South Pars Phase 13 platform offshore Iran

A Singaporean oil tanker struck a jacket of a Phase 13 platform on the South Pars field in the Persian Gulf late last month.

Upsurge in drilling activity offshore southern Argentina

Wintershall says operator Total has been drilling new wells on the Carina field offshore Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, since last May. 

Eni scores gas/condensate find offshore Libya

Eni is claiming a significant gas/condensate discovery in the Bahr Essalam South structure, 82 km (51 mi) offshore Libya.

BP reports second major gas find in deepwater permit offshore Egypt

BP Egypt has discovered gas in the deepwater Atoll structure in the North Damietta Offshore concession in the East Nile Delta.

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. 

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Offshore rig count rises

April 27, 2015

The Baker Hughes US offshore rig count is 34, up one from last count but still 20 lower than a year before.

KrisEnergy gears up to spud Rayrai exploratory well in Gulf of Thailand

April 24, 2015 KrisEnergy has announced that the Key Gibraltar jackup has commenced drilling of the Rayrai-1 exploratory well in block G10/48 in the Gulf of Thail...

Cameron unveils Letourneau Jaguar class self-elevating drilling unit

April 24, 2015

Cameron has introduced a new drilling unit to the market, the Letourneau Jaguar class self-elevating mobile offshore drilling unit.

Premier suspends Isobel Deep well off Falklands

April 24, 2015 Operator Premier Oil has suspended operations on the (Isobel Deep well offshore the Falkland Islands following a problem detected on the drilling r...

ConocoPhillips scores gas in deepwater well off Angola

April 23, 2015 ConocoPhillips' (NYSE: COP) Omosi-1 deepwater exploration well in block 37 offshore Angola in the Kwanza basin has been drilled to a TD of 20,666 f...

Fugro sets seafloor drill water depth record

April 23, 2015 Fugro has set a seafloor drill water depth record of 2,923 m (9,589 ft) while completing a combined sampling and piezocone penetration testing bore...

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