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ADNOC looks to boost offshore oil production

Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. (ADNOC) plans to invest more than $25 billion to lift production from its offshore fields over the next five years, according to a Reuters report.

Azerbaijan flow meters regulate hydrate inhibition dosage

Litre Meter has shipped a consignment of flow meters for use in a chemical injection application for production offshore Azerbaijan.

UK training organization creates Eastern Mediterranean branch

Training group OPITO has opened a new office in Cyprus.

Drilling & Completion

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.

Field Development

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.

Azerbaijan platform crane undergoes slew change-out

EnerMech has replaced a slew bearing for the north crane on the BP-operated Chirag 1 platform offshore Azerbaijan.

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.

Subsea

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.

McDermott receives EPCI contracts offshore Qatar, Saudi Arabia

Qatar Petroleum has contracted McDermott International Inc. (NYSE:MDR) to supply a new jacket, temporary deck, and replacement umbilical for the North Field Alpha gas development offshore Qatar.&nb...

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

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.

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.

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.

Production

ADNOC looks to boost offshore oil production

Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. (ADNOC) plans to invest more than $25 billion to lift production from its offshore fields over the next five years, according to a Reuters report.

Azerbaijan flow meters regulate hydrate inhibition dosage

Litre Meter has shipped a consignment of flow meters for use in a chemical injection application for production offshore Azerbaijan.

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.

Rigs/Vessels

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. 

Topaz expands platform supply vessel fleet

Topaz Energy and Marine has issued an update on its platform supply vessel programs.

Wärtsilä to power more NPCC jackup barges

Two new jackup barges ordered by National Petroleum Construction Co. (NPCC) in the UAE will feature integrated Wärtsilä power generation and electrical and automation solutions.