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McDermott receives EPCI contracts offshore Qatar, Saudi Arabia

Qatar Petroleum has contracted McDermott International Inc. (NYSE:MDR) to supply a new jacket, temporary deck, and replacement umbilical for the North Field Alpha gas development offshore Qatar.&nb...

Aramco promotes advanced university oilfield training

Saudi Aramco and King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) have signed a framework agreement supporting a new Petroleum Engineering and Geosciences college program. 

Planning completed for southern Zarat field offshore Tunisia

PA Resources (PAR) says it has completed detailed work with state oil company ETAP on a full field life plan of development (POD) for the Zarat field southern tract offshore Tunisia.

Drilling & Completion

Two jackups to join Dragon drilling fleet offshore Turkmenistan

Dragon Oil is currently employing one platform-based and two jackup rigs to develop the Cheleken Contract Area (CCA) fields in the Turkmen sector of the Caspian Sea.

Subsea intervention set to grow

Demand for subsea well intervention will remain high over the next five years, according to analysts Douglas-Westwood.

DNO may add development well at West Bukha offshore Oman

DNO International says the Bukha and West Bukha fields in block 8 offshore Oman produced on average 15,678 boe/d last year.

Field Development

McDermott receives EPCI contracts offshore Qatar, Saudi Arabia

Qatar Petroleum has contracted McDermott International Inc. (NYSE:MDR) to supply a new jacket, temporary deck, and replacement umbilical for the North Field Alpha gas development offshore Qatar.&nb...

Planning completed for southern Zarat field offshore Tunisia

PA Resources (PAR) says it has completed detailed work with state oil company ETAP on a full field life plan of development (POD) for the Zarat field southern tract offshore Tunisia.

Two jackups to join Dragon drilling fleet offshore Turkmenistan

Dragon Oil is currently employing one platform-based and two jackup rigs to develop the Cheleken Contract Area (CCA) fields in the Turkmen sector of the Caspian Sea.

Subsea

McDermott receives EPCI contracts offshore Qatar, Saudi Arabia

Qatar Petroleum has contracted McDermott International Inc. (NYSE:MDR) to supply a new jacket, temporary deck, and replacement umbilical for the North Field Alpha gas development offshore Qatar.&nb...

Planning completed for southern Zarat field offshore Tunisia

PA Resources (PAR) says it has completed detailed work with state oil company ETAP on a full field life plan of development (POD) for the Zarat field southern tract offshore Tunisia.

Nasr oil field offshore Abu Dhabi sees first production

Japan Oil Development Co. Ltd. (JODCO) has started oil production from the Nasr oil field offshore Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates.

Geology & Geophysics

Magseis to do pilot Red Sea survey

BGP Arabia Co. Ltd. has contracted Magseis to conduct a pilot survey for Saudi Aramco in the Red Sea. 

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.

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Pipeline & Transportation

FSU receives production from Persian Gulf oil fields

Iran Offshore Oil Co. has started operations at a 2.2-MMbbl floating storage unit/export terminal in the Persian Gulf’s Bahregan region.

Caspian operator contracts Saipem for Kashagan pipeline project

The North Caspian Operating Co. has awarded Saipem a $1.8-billion engineering and construction contract for the Kashagan field project in the Kazakh waters of the Caspian Sea. 

Nasr oil field offshore Abu Dhabi sees first production

Japan Oil Development Co. Ltd. (JODCO) has started oil production from the Nasr oil field offshore Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates.

Production

Winter demand drives increase in gas output from Tamar field

Gas sales from the deepwater Tamar field offshore Israel exceeded 1 bcf/d (28 MMcm/d) at various times early this year, according to operator Noble Energy.

Two jackups to join Dragon drilling fleet offshore Turkmenistan

Dragon Oil is currently employing one platform-based and two jackup rigs to develop the Cheleken Contract Area (CCA) fields in the Turkmen sector of the Caspian Sea.

ProSep starts Middle East oil/water treatment JIP

ProSep has launched an Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF) joint industry project (JIP) with Qatar Petroleum and Petroleum Development Oman.

Rigs/Vessels

Two jackups to join Dragon drilling fleet offshore Turkmenistan

Dragon Oil is currently employing one platform-based and two jackup rigs to develop the Cheleken Contract Area (CCA) fields in the Turkmen sector of the Caspian Sea.

More rigs head for Dubai shipyard

Drydocks World is accommodating a record nine drilling rigs at its Dubai shipyard. 

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).