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Fourth South Pars jacket completed

Construction has been completed of the jacket for platform D, the fourth of the South Pars Phase 12 platforms in the Persian Gulf.

Black Sea gas pipeline study approaches FEED stage

Gazprom has held talks with the Turkish Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources on the proposed new gas pipeline across the Black Sea toward Turkey.

GMS support vessel wins long-term MENA charter

Gulf Marine Services (LSE: GMS) has secured a new long-term contract for one of its Large Class self-propelled self-elevating support vessels (SESV).

Drilling & Completion

Third well under way on Sardar-e-Jangal in Caspian Sea

North Drilling Co. has spudded a third exploratory well on the Sardar-e-Jangal oil field in the Iranian sector of the Caspian Sea.

Caspian Driller nears start-up offshore Turkmenistan

Dragon Oil has issued a progress report on developments at the Cheleken Contract Area in the Turkmen sector of the Caspian Sea.

Iran concludes South Pars Phase 19 drilling

Drilling has been completed on Phase 19 of the South Pars gas field, according to news service Shana.

Field Development

Fourth South Pars jacket completed

Construction has been completed of the jacket for platform D, the fourth of the South Pars Phase 12 platforms in the Persian Gulf.

RWG to upgrade offshore UAE gas generators

ZADCO has contracted RWG to provide maintenance services for Industrial Avon gas generators used to enhance oil and gas production offshore the UAE.

Caspian Driller nears start-up offshore Turkmenistan

Dragon Oil has issued a progress report on developments at the Cheleken Contract Area in the Turkmen sector of the Caspian Sea.

Subsea

Seismic bids under review for deepwater block offshore Egypt

Petroceltic and partner Edison plan to acquire seismic data this year over their recently awarded North Thekah block in the deepwater Mediterranean Sea offshore Egypt. 

Nexans dispatches first Shah Deniz Stage 2 DEH cables

Nexans has delivered its first subsea direct electrical heating (DEH) system consignment to BP for use in the Shah Deniz Stage 2 project in the Azeri sector of the Caspian Sea.

Noble subsea vessel reaches Israel

Nordic Maritime’s renamed DP-2 subsea service vessel Nordic Prince (ex-Mokul Nordic) has started a five-year charter for Noble Energy after arriving in Haifa, Israel.

Geology & Geophysics

Seismic bids under review for deepwater block offshore Egypt

Petroceltic and partner Edison plan to acquire seismic data this year over their recently awarded North Thekah block in the deepwater Mediterranean Sea offshore Egypt. 

Lime Petroleum prepares to drill offshore Sharjah

Hibiscus Petroleum has issued a progress report on the activities of its part-owned subsidiary Lime Petroleum offshore the UAE.

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.

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Pipeline & Transportation

Black Sea gas pipeline study approaches FEED stage

Gazprom has held talks with the Turkish Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources on the proposed new gas pipeline across the Black Sea toward Turkey.

Iran denies South Pars gas leak

Sour gas production has not been interrupted at the South Pars field Phase 15 platform in the Persian Gulf, according to news service Shana.

Nexans dispatches first Shah Deniz Stage 2 DEH cables

Nexans has delivered its first subsea direct electrical heating (DEH) system consignment to BP for use in the Shah Deniz Stage 2 project in the Azeri sector of the Caspian Sea.

Production

RWG to upgrade offshore UAE gas generators

ZADCO has contracted RWG to provide maintenance services for Industrial Avon gas generators used to enhance oil and gas production offshore the UAE.

Iran denies South Pars gas leak

Sour gas production has not been interrupted at the South Pars field Phase 15 platform in the Persian Gulf, according to news service Shana.

Subsea power, control advances extend West Delta Deep Marine network

In 1999 INTECSEA, began a front-end engineering and design study for the West Delta Deep Marine concession offshore Egypt in the Mediterranean Sea. The development was operated by the Burullus Gas ...

Rigs/Vessels

GMS support vessel wins long-term MENA charter

Gulf Marine Services (LSE: GMS) has secured a new long-term contract for one of its Large Class self-propelled self-elevating support vessels (SESV).

Keppel to support Qatar liftboat construction

Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine (N-KOM) has contracted Keppel Singmarine to provide technical services for construction of a liftboat.

NDC receives latest newbuild jackup

Lamprell has completed construction of the jackup Shuwehat within budget, and has delivered the rig to Abu Dhabi’s National Drilling Co. (NDC).