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Rigs/Vessels: Middle East

ABS to class first self-elevating liftboat built in Qatar

Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine has selected ABS to class the first self-elevating liftboat unit ever to be built in Qatar.

Keppel delivers fourth jackup rig to GDI of Qatar

Keppel FELS Ltd. has delivered its fourth jackup rig, Dukhan, to Gulf Drilling International Ltd. (GDI) of Qatar nine days ahead of schedule.

GDI wins new contract

Gulf Drilling International Ltd (GDI) has received a new contract by Qatar Petroleum for a new high-specification jackup rig starting in 2Q 2016. The new rig, Halul, will become the fourth jackup in GDI’s fleet to be contracted to QP.

Qatar drilling contractor orders multi-purpose liftboat

Gulf Drilling International (GDI) has awarded two contracts with a total value of $110 million to Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine (N-KOM), a shipyard joint venture between Nakilat and Singapore’s Keppel Offshore & Marine.

Gulf Marine Services receives Middle East well support contract extensions

Gulf Marine Services has secured 12-month contract extensions for two of its small class self-elevating support vessels (SESV) in the Middle East/North Africa (MENA) region.

Al Ghallan jackup undergoes overhaul

Drydocks World has refurbished the National Drilling Co. (NDC) jackup drilling rig Al Ghallan.

Keppel Singmarine to support Caspian subsea vessel construction

Baku Shipyard LLC has contracted Keppel Singmarine for fabrication and outfitting works for a new subsea construction vessel (SCV).

SOFEC to supply CALM buoy offshore Yemen

SOFEC has received an engineering, procurement, and construction contract to supply a catenary anchor leg mooring (CALM) buoy for installation off the coast of Yemen. 

GDI wins five-year contract for newbuild jackup offshore Qatar

Qatar Petroleum has contracted Gulf Drilling International’s newbuild jackup Dukhan for five years of drilling service offshore Qatar.

NB to provide survey of Dragon Caspian rigs

Dragon Oil has awarded laser scanning specialist NB Surveys a $2-million contract to survey rigs operating offshore Turkmenistan.

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