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Iran sanctions new wave of platform construction

New development projects are under way on two offshore Iranian fields in the Persian Gulf, according to news service Shana.

Gas reserves increase at Aphrodite offshore Cyprus

Delek Drilling says a review has raised estimated natural gas and condensate resources in the deepwater Aphrodite reservoir offshore Cyprus.

Iran re-examines potential of Sepand gas field

Exploratory drilling has started at the Sepand gas field, 250 km (155 mi) from Kish Island in the Persian Gulf.

Drilling & Completion

Gas reserves increase at Aphrodite offshore Cyprus

Delek Drilling says a review has raised estimated natural gas and condensate resources in the deepwater Aphrodite reservoir offshore Cyprus.

Iran re-examines potential of Sepand gas field

Exploratory drilling has started at the Sepand gas field, 250 km (155 mi) from Kish Island in the Persian Gulf.

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Field Development

Iran sanctions new wave of platform construction

New development projects are under way on two offshore Iranian fields in the Persian Gulf, according to news service Shana.

Technip to supervise Nasr Phase 2 construction program

ADMA-OPCO has awarded Technip a project management consultancy (PMC) services contract offshore Abu Dhabi.

Caspian Sea operators advance respective development projects

Over the last few years, the Caspian Sea littoral states, former republics of the Soviet Union, have considerably intensified their work on the Caspian shelf. For some, these resources are the basi...

Subsea

Hyundai lands EPC contract offshore UAE

ADMA-OPCO has awarded Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) a $1.84-billion contract for the second package of the Nasr full field development project, 131 km (81 mi) offshore Abu Dhabi.

Mermaid integrates Saudi subsidiary into subsea group

Mermaid Subsea Services (International) has increased its interest in Subtech Saudi Arabia from 70% to 95%.

Mermaid wins diving work offshore Middle East

Mermaid Maritime’s subsidiary in the Middle East has been awarded two saturation diving services contracts for offshore projects, both of six to eight months duration. 

Geology & Geophysics

DNO pursues more exploration offshore Oman

DNO International says production from its fields in block 8 offshore Oman increased to 17,211 boe/d during 3Q 2014.

Dragon prepares for 3D seismic campaign offshore Egypt

Dragon Oil has invited bids from contractors to acquire 3D seismic over a 100-sq km (38.6-sq mi) area in block 19 East Zeit Bay in the Gulf of Suez offshore Egypt.

Circle seeks partner for drilling offshore Oman

Circle Oil says an infill 2D seismic survey of 850 line km (528 mi) has been completed over block 52 offshore Oman.

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Pipeline & Transportation

UAE/India group to revamp Mumbai High North

ONGC has awarded a consortium of Valentine Maritime and Indian contractor Supreme Offshore Construction & Technical Services a $215-million contract for the MHNRD Phase III pipeline project for...

Unique Wellube to supply ADMA-OPCO with seal plugs

Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Co. (ADMA-OPCO) has contracted Unique Wellube, a division of Unique Maritime Group, for the supply and engineering of mechanical seal plugs for a significant pipeline iso...

Phase 22 pipeline in place at South Pars field offshore Iran

Iranian Offshore Engineering and Construction Co. (IOEC) has completed 110 km (68 mi) of subsea pipelay operations at the South Pars gas field Phase 22 development in the Persian Gulf.

Production

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Oil and gas professionals believe that the United States has enough affordable natural gas production to meet rising and changing sources of demand, and that the country will be self-sufficient in ...

DNO pursues more exploration offshore Oman

DNO International says production from its fields in block 8 offshore Oman increased to 17,211 boe/d during 3Q 2014.

Jet pumps, water injection drive performance gains in offshore Turkmenistan wells

The Cheleken block in the eastern section of the Caspian Sea off Turkmenistan, has been producing commercially since 1972. In November 1999, Dragon Oil was awarded a production-sharing agreement fo...

Rigs/Vessels

Topaz support vessel demand steady in Caspian, Middle East

Topaz Energy and Marine has added four new DP-2 platform supply vessels (PSVs) to its fleet this year: Topaz Seema, Topaz Xara, Topaz Faye, and Caspian Voyager. 

Unique unveils latest diving innovation

Unique Maritime Group subsidiary Unique Hydra (UH) has introduced the HYDRACraft diving daughtercraft system.

Aramco seeks more advanced offshore support vessels

Saudi Aramco outlined its offshore support plans at the recent Seatrade Middle East Maritime exhibition, part of Dubai Maritime Week.