Rigs/Vessels: Middle East

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. 

GMS support vessel wins long-term MENA charter

Gulf Marine Services (LSE: GMS) has secured a new long-term contract for one of its Large Class self-propelled self-elevating support vessels (SESV).

Keppel to support Qatar liftboat construction

Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine (N-KOM) has contracted Keppel Singmarine to provide technical services for construction of a liftboat.

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.

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