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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.

Manifa tops global offshore reserves, says report

Saudi Arabia’s Khurais and Manifa projects hold the most recoverable reserves among the world’s top 100 upstream developments, according to analysts GlobalData.

Tamar group negotiates gas deal with Egypt

Delek Group says the offshore Tamar gas field partners have signed a non-binding letter of intent with Dolphinus Holdings.

Drilling & Completion

Analysts forecast steady deepwater growth

Brazil will account for 32% of deep and ultra-deepwater capex worldwide between now and 2018, according to a report from Infield Systems.

DPE finds gas in deepest-ever offshore Dubai well

Dubai Petroleum Establishment (DPE), owned 100% by the Government of Dubai and responsible for the Dubai's offshore oil and gas development and production, has identified what it calls significant ...

NIDC expands Kish field development offshore Iran

National Iranian Drilling Co. (NIDC) has completed 85% of a new development drilling campaign at the Kish field in the Persian Gulf, according to news service Shana.

Field Development

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.

South Pars Phase 13 jacket heads offshore Iran

The fourth platform jacket for Phase 13 of the South Pars gas field development has been has been loaded out, according to new service Shana.

NIDC expands Kish field development offshore Iran

National Iranian Drilling Co. (NIDC) has completed 85% of a new development drilling campaign at the Kish field in the Persian Gulf, according to news service Shana.

Subsea

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. 

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.

Geology & Geophysics

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.

GLOBAL DATA

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

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Pipeline & Transportation

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.

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.

Production

Manifa tops global offshore reserves, says report

Saudi Arabia’s Khurais and Manifa projects hold the most recoverable reserves among the world’s top 100 upstream developments, according to analysts GlobalData.

Tamar group negotiates gas deal with Egypt

Delek Group says the offshore Tamar gas field partners have signed a non-binding letter of intent with Dolphinus Holdings.

Umm Lulu oil field goes onstream offshore Abu Dhabi

INPEX says oil production has started from the Umm Lulu field offshore the UAE.

Rigs/Vessels

Latest GMS vessel receives Middle East charter

Gulf Marine Services (GMS) has won its first contract for Pepper, the company’s new enhanced small class self-elevating construction support vessel.

GMS jackup barge starts first charter in the Middle East

Gulf Marine Services says its new self-propelled self-elevating support vessel (SESV) GMS Enterprise has been completed ahead of schedule and under budget.

Qatar Petroleum contracts fourth jackup from GDI

Gulf Drilling International (GDI) has signed new contracts/extensions with Qatar Petroleum (QP) for drilling rig services, each with a term of five years.