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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. 

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.

Rival Russian scheme could complicate future Caspian gas exports

A ceremony took place in Kars in eastern Turkey on Tuesday to mark the ground breaking for the Trans-Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) project.

Drilling & Completion

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.

Field Development

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. 

Aramco gives KBR wide-ranging offshore project management role

Saudi Aramco has contracted KBR (NYSE: KBR) to provide project management and services for the operator’s offshore program. 

BP sanctions $12-billion gas development offshore Egypt

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

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

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.

Rival Russian scheme could complicate future Caspian gas exports

A ceremony took place in Kars in eastern Turkey on Tuesday to mark the ground breaking for the Trans-Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) project.

Terms confirmed for Tamar gas exports to Egypt

Delek Group says the partners in the Tamar project offshore Israel have signed a contract to export natural gas to Dolphinus Holdings.

Production

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. 

Terms confirmed for Tamar gas exports to Egypt

Delek Group says the partners in the Tamar project offshore Israel have signed a contract to export natural gas to Dolphinus Holdings.

Rouhani launches major gas phase at South Pars

President Hassan Rouhani has inaugurated the newly-onstream Phase 12 of the South Pars field in the Persian Gulf.

Rigs/Vessels

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.

PEDCO orders FPSO for South Pars oil development offshore Iran

An FPSO could begin extracting oil late next year from the oil layer of the South Pars gas field in the Persian Gulf, according to news service Shana.

GDI liftboat continues operations for Dolphin Energy

Gulf LiftBoat has contracted Gulf Drilling International (GDI) to provide liftboat services for offshore operations.