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Dana secures financing for Zora development

Dana Gas has secured $100 million of financing to develop the offshore Zora gas field, and first production is expected early next year, Reuters reported.

Iran expects January start-up for South Pars 17 platform

Gas produced at Platform A of South Pars Phase 17 in the Persian Gulf is expected to start flowing to Iran’s national gas grid in January. 

Israel grants extension for offshore Ruth license

The Petroleum Commissioner of Energy and Water Resources in Israel has extended the validity of the offshore Ruth C/360 license until Feb. 28, 2016.

Drilling & Completion

DNO assesses drilling targets offshore Oman, Tunisia

DNO says The West Bukha-5 well is back online following a comprehensive workover offshore Oman.

Rig turnover continues at CCA fields in Caspian Sea

The jackup Elima has completed the Dzheitune (Lam) A/190 development well on the Cheleken Contract Area offshore Turkmenistan for Dragon Oil, and will next drill the Dzheitune (Lam) 28/192 well.

GDI wins new contract

Gulf Drilling International Ltd (GDI) has received a new contract by Qatar Petroleum for a new high-specification jackup rig starting in 2Q 2016. The new rig, Halul, will become the fourth jackup i...

Field Development

Dana secures financing for Zora development

Dana Gas has secured $100 million of financing to develop the offshore Zora gas field, and first production is expected early next year, Reuters reported.

Iran expects January start-up for South Pars 17 platform

Gas produced at Platform A of South Pars Phase 17 in the Persian Gulf is expected to start flowing to Iran’s national gas grid in January. 

Smooth load-out for ADMA-OPCO platform decks

Lift & Shift Engineering Middle East (LSEME) has completed multiple load-outs in Oman of decks for ADMA-OPCO’s Umm Lulu/Umm Kaasar project offshore Abu Dhabi.

Subsea

Dana secures financing for Zora development

Dana Gas has secured $100 million of financing to develop the offshore Zora gas field, and first production is expected early next year, Reuters reported.

Viper Subsea receives hydraulics order for Caspian Sea development

Viper Subsea has won its largest-ever contract, for an oil field development in the Caspian Sea.

DEKA project begins production offshore Egypt

Eni’s IEOC Production BV has started production from the DEKA (Denis-Karawan) project offshore Egypt in a joint-venture with BP Egypt.

Geology & Geophysics

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.

GLOBAL DATA

This month, Infield Systems examines offshore capex in the Mediterranean Sea area.

Report identifies more gas in Leviathan offshore Israel

A report from consultants Netherland, Sewell & Associates has upped estimates of gas in place at the deepwater Leviathan field offshore Israel.

 

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Pipeline & Transportation

BP assigns Shah Deniz maintenance management to Petrofac

BP has contracted Petrofac for maintenance work for the Shah Deniz Stage 2 project in the Azeri sector of the Caspian Sea.

Pipeline to expand production from Hangam field offshore Iran

Iranian Offshore Oil Co. (IOOC) plans to increase production from the offshore Hangam oil field in the Strait of Hormuz.

Persian Gulf gas pipeline undergoes pigging

Pigging has started on a gas pipeline in the Persian Gulf connecting Siri Island to Assaluyeh on the Iranian mainland.

Production

DEKA project begins production offshore Egypt

Eni’s IEOC Production BV has started production from the DEKA (Denis-Karawan) project offshore Egypt in a joint-venture with BP Egypt.

Production increases at South Pars offshore Iran

Gas production from the South Pars field in the Persian Gulf is expected to reach 200 MMcm/d (7 bcf/d) by March 2016, according to the country’s deputy petroleum minister, Emad Hosseini. 

Israel set to expand offshore gas deliveries

Noble Energy says the onshore gas compression project at Ashdod on the Israeli coast is more than 60% complete with all main equipment installed.

Rigs/Vessels

ABS to class first self-elevating liftboat built in Qatar

Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine has selected ABS to class the first self-elevating liftboat unit ever to be built in Qatar.

Keppel delivers fourth jackup rig to GDI of Qatar

Keppel FELS Ltd. has delivered its fourth jackup rig, Dukhan, to Gulf Drilling International Ltd. (GDI) of Qatar nine days ahead of schedule.

GDI wins new contract

Gulf Drilling International Ltd (GDI) has received a new contract by Qatar Petroleum for a new high-specification jackup rig starting in 2Q 2016. The new rig, Halul, will become the fourth jackup i...