Rigs/Vessels: Middle East

NDC receives latest newbuild jackup

Lamprell has completed construction of the jackup Shuwehat within budget, and has delivered the rig to Abu Dhabi’s National Drilling Co. (NDC).  

Noble subsea vessel reaches Israel

Nordic Maritime’s renamed DP-2 subsea service vessel Nordic Prince (ex-Mokul Nordic) has started a five-year charter for Noble Energy after arriving in Haifa, Israel.

GMS vessel to provide well servicing support in MENA region

Gulf Marine Services has won its first contract for its new self-propelled mid-size vessel GMS Shamal, which is under construction at the company’s quayside facility in Abu Dhabi.

Dukhan jackup starts assignment offshore Qatar

Gulf Drilling International (GDI) says its latest new jackup has been accepted by client Qatar Petroleum (QP).

Topaz support vessel demand steady in Caspian, Middle East

Topaz Energy and Marine has added four new DP-2 platform supply vessels (PSVs) to its fleet this year: Topaz Seema, Topaz Xara, Topaz Faye, and Caspian Voyager

Unique unveils latest diving innovation

Unique Maritime Group subsidiary Unique Hydra (UH) has introduced the HYDRACraft diving daughtercraft system.

Aramco seeks more advanced offshore support vessels

Saudi Aramco outlined its offshore support plans at the recent Seatrade Middle East Maritime exhibition, part of Dubai Maritime Week.

Go-ahead for offshore shipyard in Kazakhstan

Eni has awarded consultancy and engineering firms Royal HaskoningDHV and Witteveen+Bos an $18-million contract to design a new shipyard near the town of Kuryk in the Kazakh sector of the Caspian Sea.

GMS updates support vessel construction progress

GMS expects its latest enhanced self-elevating support vessel (SESV) Pepper to start its first charter in 1Q 2015, soon after delivery.

Drydocks World to repair High Island IV rig for Shelf Drilling

Drydocks World has been chosen to carry out the drydocking and repairs of the jackup rig High Island IV for Shelf Drilling.  

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