Offshore Drilling & Completion: Middle East

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. 

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.

Latest Drilling & Completion News

Thailand side track scores for KrisEnergy

March 31, 2015 KrisEnergy Ltd. has drilled the Rossukon-2ST side track exploration well in G6/48 in the Gulf of Thailand following the Rossukon-2 oil and gas disc...

B&S looks to re-start Darwin drilling campaign offshore Falklands

March 31, 2015 Borders & Southern (B&S) continues to seek partners to progress appraisal of its Darwin gas/condensate discovery south of the Falkland Isla...

North Sea Stella drilling draws to a close

March 31, 2015

Ithaca Energy says completion operations are on-going on the fifth and final development well on the Stella field in the UK central North Sea.

Statoil makes eighth discovery in block 2 offshore Tanzania

March 30, 2015

Statoil’s Mdalasini-1 exploration well has resulted in a new natural gas discovery offshore Tanzania.

Keppel delivers second newbuild jackup to PEMEX

March 30, 2015

Keppel FELS Ltd. has delivered the Kukulkan jackup rig to Mexican national oil company, PEMEX, safely, on time, and on budget. 

Shell extends contract for Q4000

March 30, 2015 Shell has signed a multi-year contract with Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc. to continue to use the Q4000 for well intervention in the Gulf of Mex...

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