Subsea Oil & Gas: Middle East

Subsea cables deliver power to offshore Safaniya upgrade project

Saudi Aramco has connected a 230-kV, 46-km (28.6-mi) submarine composite cable to the TP-20 tie-in platform offshore Saudi Arabia.

Partners complete Zarat development studies

PA Resources and ETAP have completed work on a full-field life development plan for the Zarat southern tract offshore Tunisia.

OneSubsea to supply subsea trees for Shah Deniz 2

OneSubsea, a Cameron (NYSE: CAM) and Schlumberger (NYSE:SLB) company, has won a contract totaling more than $60 million for the BP-operated Shah Deniz 2 development the Azeri sector of the Caspian Sea.

UTEC Geomarine completes first phase of Caspian Sea geotechnical survey

UTEC Geomarine has completed the first phase of a geotechnical site investigation in the Caspian Sea for a major oil and gas operator. 

FMC Technologies receives second Shah Deniz subsea order

BP has contracted FMC Technologies (NYSE: FTI) to supply subsea production systems for the Shah Deniz Stage 2 project, 100 km (62 mi) south of Baku in the Azeri sector of the Caspian Sea.

Iran progresses Oman subsea gas pipeline studies

National Iranian Gas Exports Co. has selected a consultant to conduct feasibility studies for a pipeline to export gas from Iran west to Oman. 

South Pars 20, 21 pipelay in shore pull phase

Iranian Offshore Engineering and Construction Co. says laying pipelines for phases 20 and 21 of the South Pars gas field in the Persian Gulf is close to completing the shore pull phase. 

Ultra-deepwater production set for steady growth, report claims

Analyst Douglas Westwood predicts oil and gas production from ultra-deepwater fields (>1,000m/3,281 ft) will grow 7.7% during 2015-2021.

South Pars oil layer topsides completed

The Sadaf-3.000 barge was due to transport a topsides manufactured in Bandar Abbas, southern Iran, to a new platform commissioned by Petro Iran Co. to produce from the oil layers of the South Pars gas field in the Persian Gulf.

INNOVO reel drive systems to support Shah Deniz installations

INNOVO has delivered two INNODRIVE-600 powered reel drive systems to Saipem for the Shah Deniz 2 pipelay program in the Azeri sector of the Caspian Sea.


Anadarko’s decommissioning of the first-ever cell spar in the Gulf of Mexico

The Red Hawk spar made history throughout its design life, commissioned and decommissioned as the first of its kind. Heralded as the first cell spa...

Offshore Design Optioneering using Cloud Computing

Cloud computing opens up to offshore engineering teams the opportunity to take advantage of almost unlimited computing power and data storage capab...

Falling oil prices and the offshore oil and gas industry: assessing the state of the market

The precipitous decline in oil prices has brought many areas of the oil and gas industry to a standstill. Yet while some sectors are feeling the pi...
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