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Eni finds gas at Nooros in Nile Delta

Eni has discovered gas in the Nooros prospect in the Abu Madi West license offshore Egypt’s Nile Delta.

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.

DNO reports offshore Oman production down

Production from the Bukha field complex in block 8 offshore Oman averaged 9,000 boe/d during 2Q 2015, according to operator DNO International.

Drilling & Completion

Eni finds gas at Nooros in Nile Delta

Eni has discovered gas in the Nooros prospect in the Abu Madi West license offshore Egypt’s Nile Delta.

Rowan Companies sells two jackups, enters into multiple contracts

Rowan Companies has provided an update on its fleet status. 

Heydar Aliyev drilling program extended at Shah Deniz

BP Exploration has extended Maersk Drilling’s contract for the semisubmersible Heydar Aliyev by a further five years until May 2021.

Field Development

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.

PA Resources, ETAP plan two-phase Zarat development offshore Tunisia

PA Resources and state oil company ETAP have submitted an updated development plan for the Zarat gas/condensate and oil field offshore Tunisia.

Heydar Aliyev drilling program extended at Shah Deniz

BP Exploration has extended Maersk Drilling’s contract for the semisubmersible Heydar Aliyev by a further five years until May 2021.

Subsea

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.

India keen to resume talks on subsea gas pipeline from Iran, report says

National Iranian Gas Exports Co. is aiming to negotiate a natural gas export contract with customers in India.

STATS to provide North Field pipeline repair services

Qatargas has awarded STATS Group a $10-million, 10-year contract to design, manufacture, and test pipeline isolation and intervention equipment for pipelines ranging in diameter from 16 to 38-in.&n...

Geology & Geophysics

Dana plans seismic survey offshore Egypt

Dana Gas says exploration is under way in its North El Arish concession offshore Egypt.

Seabed Geosolutions firms up new contracts

New Mediterranean seismic set; offshore Egypt blocks bids due

The bid deadline for blocks offshore Egypt in the Mediterranean is next week. 

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Pipeline & Transportation

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.

India keen to resume talks on subsea gas pipeline from Iran, report says

National Iranian Gas Exports Co. is aiming to negotiate a natural gas export contract with customers in India.

Leviathan gas export talks extended

Delek Group’s gas subsidiaries have accepted a request from Cypriot governmental gas company DEFA.

Production

DNO reports offshore Oman production down

Production from the Bukha field complex in block 8 offshore Oman averaged 9,000 boe/d during 2Q 2015, according to operator DNO International.

ENOC questions Dragon’s production target

Emirates National Oil Co., which has submitted a takeover bid for Dragon Oil, foresees operational challenges with Dragon’s targeted production of 100,000 b/d of oil over the next five years. 

IOCs may have to wait to re-start activity offshore Iran, report says

Analyst Wood Mackenzie says it could take Iran until end-2017 to lift its production by 600,000 b/d, despite Tuesday’s agreement by the world’s major powers to lift sanctions over the country’s nuc...

Rigs/Vessels

Rowan Companies sells two jackups, enters into multiple contracts

Rowan Companies has provided an update on its fleet status. 

Vallianz contracts two self-elevating platforms to the Middle East

Vallianz will supply two self-elevating platforms to an unnamed national oil company in the Middle East starting in 3Q 2015 and extending for five years.

ADNOC commissions anchor handlers from Sinopacific

Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group is to build nine anchor handler tug supply vessels for Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. and its subsidiary ESNAAD.

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