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Middle East Offshore Oil & Gas News

McDermott nets second major contract from Aramco

Saudi Aramco has awarded McDermott International a lump sum contract for brownfield work on various fields offshore Saudi Arabia.

Al Shaheen well campaign passes halfway mark

The current development of the Al Shaheen field offshore Qatar is progressing as planned, according to operator Maersk Oil, with the 50-well program more than half way complete.

SeaDragon considers potential new well in Gulf of Suez

Seadragon Energy says the partners in the South Ramadan Concession in the offshore Gulf of Suez offshore Egypt have awarded a seismic reprocessing contract.

Drilling & Completion

Three Eurasia jackups active in Caspian Sea

Eurasia Drilling Co. has issued a review of its operations in the Caspian Sea during the first half of this year.

GLOBAL E&P

Shell aimed to re-start exploration drilling offshore Alaska last month, assuming sea ice had cleared.

South Pars phases 22-24 gain momentum

Drilling of eight wells at platform 24A of phases 22-24 of the South Pars gas field in the Persian Gulf should finish by mid-September.

Field Development

McDermott nets second major contract from Aramco

Saudi Aramco has awarded McDermott International a lump sum contract for brownfield work on various fields offshore Saudi Arabia.

Al Shaheen well campaign passes halfway mark

The current development of the Al Shaheen field offshore Qatar is progressing as planned, according to operator Maersk Oil, with the 50-well program more than half way complete.

Seal protects Shah Deniz subsea HIPPS valve

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has developed a new type of seal for a valve designed by Aberdeen-based Schoolhill Hydraulic Engineering for BP’s Shah Deniz field development in the Caspian Sea.

Subsea

Seal protects Shah Deniz subsea HIPPS valve

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has developed a new type of seal for a valve designed by Aberdeen-based Schoolhill Hydraulic Engineering for BP’s Shah Deniz field development in the Caspian Sea.

Three more South Pars phases near conclusion

More phases of the South Pars development in the Persian Gulf are nearing completion, according to news service Shana.

Subsea 7 to install West Nile Delta subsea spread

BP has awarded Subsea 7 a $500-million contract for the subsea development of the Taurus and Libra fields offshore Egypt.

Geology & Geophysics

BGP compiling 3D seismic data offshore Kuwait

BGP has started a 3D transition zone survey for Kuwait Oil Co., covering an area of 2,500 sq km (965 sq mi).

Dragon looks to add more slots to offshore Turkmenistan platforms

Dragon Oil has issued an update on construction and engineering activity for its Cheleken Contract Area fields in the Turkmen sector of the Caspian Sea.

LR Senergy wins well contracts in Middle East, Asia/Pacific

Reservoir/well engineering specialist LR Senergy has secured contracts worth a combined $7 million.

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Pipeline & Transportation

McDermott accelerates offshore Saudi Arabia schedule

McDermott has issued a progress report on various offshore projects.

Three more South Pars phases near conclusion

More phases of the South Pars development in the Persian Gulf are nearing completion, according to news service Shana.

Subsea 7 to install West Nile Delta subsea spread

BP has awarded Subsea 7 a $500-million contract for the subsea development of the Taurus and Libra fields offshore Egypt.

Production

GLOBAL E&P

Shell aimed to re-start exploration drilling offshore Alaska last month, assuming sea ice had cleared.

Lukoil secures loan for Shah Deniz commitments

Lukoil has signed a 12-year credit-facility agreement with a consortium of banks to borrow $1 billion to fund its share of the Shah Deniz Stage 2 development in the Azeri sector of the Caspian Sea.

Revised Iranian contract model to be unveiled in London

The new Iran Petroleum Contract should be unveiled in December at a conference in London, according to news service Shana.

Rigs/Vessels

Three Eurasia jackups active in Caspian Sea

Eurasia Drilling Co. has issued a review of its operations in the Caspian Sea during the first half of this year.

Topaz Middle East vessel demand holds steady

Topaz Energy and Marine remains positive over prospects for offshore support vessels in the Middle East and Caspian regions.

MedMarine takes delivery of Safi Port tug

MedMarine has taken delivery of the first of a series of eight units being built at Med Groups’ parent Eregli shipyard in Turkey.

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