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Rigs/Vessels: Middle East

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.  

Latest GMS vessel receives Middle East charter

Gulf Marine Services (GMS) has won its first contract for Pepper, the company’s new enhanced small class self-elevating construction support vessel.

GMS jackup barge starts first charter in the Middle East

Gulf Marine Services says its new self-propelled self-elevating support vessel (SESV) GMS Enterprise has been completed ahead of schedule and under budget.

Qatar Petroleum contracts fourth jackup from GDI

Gulf Drilling International (GDI) has signed new contracts/extensions with Qatar Petroleum (QP) for drilling rig services, each with a term of five years.

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.


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