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Rowan adds work for five rigs

The Rowan rig status report has noted five term extensions.

Wintershall pulls out of Qatar

Wintershall has decided to cease activities in Qatar and will relinquish offshore block 4 North near the North field.

DEA reduces share of offshore Egypt gas project

DEA Deutsche Erdoel has farmed down its stake in the $12-billion West Nile Delta gas project in the Egyptian sector of the Mediterranean Sea to operator BP.

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

South Pars oil platform in place offshore Iran

A processing platform has been installed above the oil layer of the South Pars gas field in the Persian Gulf.

Petropars develops visualization software for South Pars project

Petropars unveiled augmented reality technology at the 20th Oil Exhibition in Tehran. 

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.

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

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. 

Magseis to do pilot Red Sea survey

BGP Arabia Co. Ltd. has contracted Magseis to conduct a pilot survey for Saudi Aramco in the Red Sea. 

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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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