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Tamar Southwest development plan blocked

Delek Group says the partners in the Tamar I/12 lease offshore Israel have filed a petition to the Israeli High Court.

KBR to engineer Al Nasr oil field expansion offshore Abu Dhabi

Hyundai Heavy Industries has issued a letter of award to KBR to perform engineering design services for ADMA-OPCO’s Al-Nasr full field development project offshore Abu Dhabi.

Qatar drilling contractor orders multi-purpose liftboat

Gulf Drilling International (GDI) has awarded two contracts with a total value of $110 million to Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine (N-KOM), a shipyard joint venture between Nakilat and Singapor...

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

Tamar Southwest development plan blocked

Delek Group says the partners in the Tamar I/12 lease offshore Israel have filed a petition to the Israeli High Court.

KBR to engineer Al Nasr oil field expansion offshore Abu Dhabi

Hyundai Heavy Industries has issued a letter of award to KBR to perform engineering design services for ADMA-OPCO’s Al-Nasr full field development project offshore Abu Dhabi.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

 

Rigs/Vessels

Qatar drilling contractor orders multi-purpose liftboat

Gulf Drilling International (GDI) has awarded two contracts with a total value of $110 million to Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine (N-KOM), a shipyard joint venture between Nakilat and Singapor...

Gulf Marine Services receives Middle East well support contract extensions

Gulf Marine Services has secured 12-month contract extensions for two of its small class self-elevating support vessels (SESV) in the Middle East/North Africa (MENA) region.

Al Ghallan jackup undergoes overhaul

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