Rigs/Vessels: 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. 

Topaz expands platform supply vessel fleet

Topaz Energy and Marine has issued an update on its platform supply vessel programs.

Wärtsilä to power more NPCC jackup barges

Two new jackup barges ordered by National Petroleum Construction Co. (NPCC) in the UAE will feature integrated Wärtsilä power generation and electrical and automation solutions.

PEDCO orders FPSO for South Pars oil development offshore Iran

An FPSO could begin extracting oil late next year from the oil layer of the South Pars gas field in the Persian Gulf, according to news service Shana.

GDI liftboat continues operations for Dolphin Energy

Gulf LiftBoat has contracted Gulf Drilling International (GDI) to provide liftboat services for offshore operations.

E-marine close to launching cable installation vessel in Middle East

E-marine plans to expand its fleet of ships installing and repairing submarine energy and fiber-optic telecommunications cables in the Middle East and Indian sub-continent region.

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. 

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