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McDermott wins order for 12 jackets from Aramco

Saudi Aramco has contracted McDermott International (NYSE:MDR) to supply 12 platform jackets on producing offshore oil and gas fields in Saudi Arabian waters.

Aramco investigates AUVs for seismic acquisition

Saudi Aramco has outlined highlights of its offshore exploration and development activities during 2014.

ExxonMobil denies Iran lobbying

ExxonMobil says media reports that it has been lobbying the US government on Iran sanctions are inaccurate. 

Drilling & Completion

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. 

Field Development

McDermott wins order for 12 jackets from Aramco

Saudi Aramco has contracted McDermott International (NYSE:MDR) to supply 12 platform jackets on producing offshore oil and gas fields in Saudi Arabian waters.

Aramco investigates AUVs for seismic acquisition

Saudi Aramco has outlined highlights of its offshore exploration and development activities during 2014.

IOEC to commission four platforms for South Pars phases 17, 18

Iranian Offshore Engineering and Construction Co. (IOEC) plans four satellite platforms for phases 17 and 18 of the South Pars gas field development in the Persian Gulf.

Subsea

South Pars oil layer topsides completed

The Sadaf-3.000 barge was due to transport a topsides manufactured in Bandar Abbas, southern Iran, to a new platform commissioned by Petro Iran Co. to produce from the oil layers of the South Pars ...

INNOVO reel drive systems to support Shah Deniz installations

INNOVO has delivered two INNODRIVE-600 powered reel drive systems to Saipem for the Shah Deniz 2 pipelay program in the Azeri sector of the Caspian Sea.

BP sanctions $12-billion gas development offshore Egypt

BP has signed the final agreements for the $12-billion West Nile Delta (WND) project.

Geology & Geophysics

Aramco investigates AUVs for seismic acquisition

Saudi Aramco has outlined highlights of its offshore exploration and development activities during 2014.

Sea Dragon reviewing data ahead of offshore Egypt well

Sea Dragon Energy is reprocessing 3D seismic data over its South Ramadan concession in the Gulf of Suez offshore Egypt.

Polarcus to run 3D seismic survey offshore Egypt

Polarcus Ltd. has received an award from an undisclosed client for a 3D marine seismic project offshore Egypt. 

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Pipeline & Transportation

Offshore UAE jacket, pipeline in place

Dana Gas says the platform jacket has been installed on the Zora gas field offshore the UAE, and laying has been completed of the associated offshore pipeline.

South Pars oil layer topsides completed

The Sadaf-3.000 barge was due to transport a topsides manufactured in Bandar Abbas, southern Iran, to a new platform commissioned by Petro Iran Co. to produce from the oil layers of the South Pars ...

Leviathan-Cyprus gas negotiations extended

Delek Group’s gas subsidiaries have accepted a request by the Cypriot government-owned gas company DEFA concerning potential gas supplies through pipelines from the Leviathan field offshore Israel.

Production

DNO considers production options at West Bukha offshore Oman

Production from the DNO International-operated Bukha and West Bukha fields in block 8 offshore Oman averaged 11,532 boe/d during 1Q 2015.

Israeli utility commits to more gas from Tamar

Delek Group says the partners in the Tamar gas field offshore Israel will increase supplies to Israel Electric Corp.

BG to retain rights to Rosetta offshore Egypt

BG Group has issued an update on its first-quarter offshore activities.

 

Rigs/Vessels

Rowan adds work for five rigs

The Rowan rig status report has noted five term extensions.

BG to retain rights to Rosetta offshore Egypt

BG Group has issued an update on its first-quarter offshore activities.

 

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. 

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