Rigs/Vessels: Middle East

Hamriyah complex working on seven jackups

Lamprell has issued an update on its offshore rig building program.

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.

Topaz swells offshore support vessel fleet

Topaz Energy and Marine has taken delivery of Topaz Responder, a new emergency response and recovery vessel.

Rowan adds work for five rigs

The Rowan rig status report has noted five term extensions.

BG to retain rights to Rosetta offshore Egypt

BG Group has issued an update on its first-quarter offshore activities.

 

Butinah jackup sails to Zakum field offshore Abu Dhabi

Lamprell (ticker: LAM) has delivered the newbuild jackup drilling rig Butinah to Abu Dhabi’s National Drilling Co. 

Ensco contracts two high-specification jackups to Middle East work

Ensco (NYSE:ESV) has contracted two high-specification jackup drilling rigs to three-years’ work in the Middle East. 

Blue Water to manage subsea construction vessel shipment for Shah Deniz

Blue Water Shipping has signed a contract to transport the two hull sections of the new subsea construction vessel Khankendi from Singapore to the new Baku Shipyard in Azerbaijan.

NDC takes up option for additional Lamprell jackup

National Drilling Co. (NDC) has exercised an option for a further high-spec newbuild jackup from Lamprell.

Drydocks World completes Beynouna overhaul for NDC

Drydocks World has completed refurbishment of the offshore drilling rig Beynouna ahead of schedule for Abu Dhabi’s National Drilling Co. 

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