Rigs/Vessels: Middle East

BW Group to supply FSRU for EGAS

Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Co. has contracted BW Group to provide a floating, storage, and regasification unit for an LNG regasification project in Ain Sokhna Port, Egypt.

Rowan Companies sells two jackups, enters into multiple contracts

Rowan Companies has provided an update on its fleet status. 

Vallianz contracts two self-elevating platforms to the Middle East

Vallianz will supply two self-elevating platforms to an unnamed national oil company in the Middle East starting in 3Q 2015 and extending for five years.

ADNOC commissions anchor handlers from Sinopacific

Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group is to build nine anchor handler tug supply vessels for Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. and its subsidiary ESNAAD.

Accommodation rig collapses offshore Qatar

The jackup accommodation vessel Rumailah stationed at Maersk Oil Qatar’s Al Shaheen field was damaged when one of its legs collapsed causing the rig to tilt and partially submerge according to rig owner Gulf International. 

Maersk Discoverer completes BP well, claims two offshore Mediterranean records

While its Maersk Discoverer was at work for BP in early May, Maersk Drilling has laid claim to the deepest well drilled in Egypt and the longest drilled in the Mediterranean Sea. 

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.

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