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HHI platforms to triple production from Nasr field offshore UAE

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has a letter of award from ADMA-OPCO for a $1.94-billion contract for the Nasr oil field, 130 km (81 mi) northwest of Abu Dhabi.

GLOBAL DATA

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

Middle East inspection group gets equity injection

Blue Water Energy says it will provide equity investment in Unique Maritime Group (UMG), a specialist in the sale and rental of equipment to support offshore construction and inspection projects.

Drilling & Completion

Dragon updates drilling progress offshore Turkmenistan

Dragon Oil has decided to suspend its first new well on the Dzhygalybeg (Zhdanov) field in the Turkmen sector of the Caspian Sea (Cheleken Contract Area).

Al Ghallan jackup undergoes overhaul

Drydocks World has refurbished the National Drilling Co. (NDC) jackup drilling rig Al Ghallan.

GDI wins five-year contract for newbuild jackup offshore Qatar

Qatar Petroleum has contracted Gulf Drilling International’s newbuild jackup Dukhan for five years of drilling service offshore Qatar.

Field Development

HHI platforms to triple production from Nasr field offshore UAE

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has a letter of award from ADMA-OPCO for a $1.94-billion contract for the Nasr oil field, 130 km (81 mi) northwest of Abu Dhabi.

Expanded Forouzan complex offshore Iran avoids flaring

Petroiran Development Co. has completed its development program of the offshore Forouzan oil field which Iran shares with Saudi Arabia

South October nears start-up in Gulf of Suez

Dana expects to bring onstream the South October oil field development in the Gulf of Suez this summer.

Subsea

Expanded Forouzan complex offshore Iran avoids flaring

Petroiran Development Co. has completed its development program of the offshore Forouzan oil field which Iran shares with Saudi Arabia

Infield sees subsea market growth over next five years

The “Global Perspectives Subsea Market Report to 2018” by Infield predicts that capex in the segment will grow by 6.72% over the time span.

Keppel Singmarine to support Caspian subsea vessel construction

Baku Shipyard LLC has contracted Keppel Singmarine for fabrication and outfitting works for a new subsea construction vessel (SCV).

Geology & Geophysics

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.

 

Lime reviewing offshore UAE drilling prospects

Hibiscus Petroleum has updated the Middle East offshore activities of its subsidiary Lime Petroleum.

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Pipeline & Transportation

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.

Siemens to power DEH systems for Shah Deniz subsea flowlines

BP Exploration has commissioned Siemens Energy to provide direct electrical heating (DEH) power supply systems for 10 subsea flowlines for the Shah Deniz gas field in the Azeri sector of the Caspia...

Production

Dragon updates drilling progress offshore Turkmenistan

Dragon Oil has decided to suspend its first new well on the Dzhygalybeg (Zhdanov) field in the Turkmen sector of the Caspian Sea (Cheleken Contract 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.

 

Iran considers new island-based offshore hub

National Iranian Oil Co. (NIOC) plans to develop oil and gas fields offshore Qeshm Island in southern Iran, with a view to create an energy hub on the island within 10 years. 

Rigs/Vessels

Al Ghallan jackup undergoes overhaul

Drydocks World has refurbished the National Drilling Co. (NDC) jackup drilling rig Al Ghallan.

Keppel Singmarine to support Caspian subsea vessel construction

Baku Shipyard LLC has contracted Keppel Singmarine for fabrication and outfitting works for a new subsea construction vessel (SCV).

SOFEC to supply CALM buoy offshore Yemen

SOFEC has received an engineering, procurement, and construction contract to supply a catenary anchor leg mooring (CALM) buoy for installation off the coast of Yemen.