Rigs/Vessels: Middle East

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. 

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.


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