Qatar News


Milaha, Schlumberger to Build Stimulation Vessel

Sep 27, 2020

Qatar's maritime and logistics firm Milaha said it entered into a formal agreement with U.S. headquartered oilfield services firm Schlumberger to cooperate on projects that will localize the energy sector supply chain, including the construction of a Qatari offshore oil well stimulation vessel…

Mitsui Hires JDC's Hakuryu-11 Jack-up Rig to Drill Off Japan

Sep 11, 2020

Japanese offshore drilling company JDC has won a drilling contract with Mitsui Oil Exploration.JDC said that the contract was for the provision of a jack-up drilling rig 'HAKURYU-11.' According to JDC, which operates a fleet of five jack-ups…

Qatar Petroleum Farms Into Deepwater Block in Angola

Aug 18, 2020

Qatar's state-owned oil and gas company Qatar Petroleum has entered into a farm-in agreement for an acquisition of a stake in an offshore block in Angola.Qatar has reached the deal with Angola's Sonangol, and France's Total to acquire a 30% participating interest in Block 48…

Qatar: Al-Shaheen Field Operator Extends Contracts for JDC Drilling Rig Duo

Aug 17, 2020

North Oil Company, a JV between Qatar Petroleum and Total, has awarded contract extensions for two jack-up rigs owned by Japan Drilling Company.JDC said Monday that the extensions - one year for each rig - have been secured for jack-up drilling…

Fugro Done with Geophysical Work at Qatar's North Sea Field

Jul 21, 2020

Fugro has completed the first phase of its offshore site investigation for Qatargas’ North Field Production Sustainability’s Compression Phase.The Dutch company started the fieldwork started in March. The first phase marks the completion of the geophysical scope…

Noble Corp: New Rig Deals in UK, Extensions in Qatar and Suriname, Cancellation in Vietnam

Jul 10, 2020

Offshore drilling company Noble Corp. has secured contracts in the UK North Sea with CNOOC and Total, extensions for rigs in Qatar and Suriname, and a contract cancellation in Vietnam.In the UK, China's CNOOC has awarded a four-month contract for the Noble Sam Hartley jack-up rig…

LOC Completes MWS Work for Qatargas' North Field Bravo Project

Jun 10, 2020

Marine and engineering consulting firm LOC Group has recently completed Marine Warranty Surveyor work for the Qatargas North Field Bravo Expansion Project, offshore Qatar.The scope of work included the review of the engineering and procedures for the design…

Qatar Petroleum in 'Largest LNG Shipbuilding Deal in History'

Jun 01, 2020

Qatari state-owned oil and gas company Qatar Petroleum has entered into what it says 'are the largest LNG shipbuilding agreements in history to secure more than 100 ships valued in excess of QR 70 billion [USD19,2 billion] to cater for its LNG growth plans…

QP: North Field Works Going Full Steam Ahead

May 25, 2020

Qatar Petroleum's Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi in a webinar last week said the country was pressing ahead with the giant offshore North Field expansion despite the dire situation in the energy market where he feels it'll take 1-2 years for demand to…

Qatar Petroleum to Cut Spending by 30%

May 22, 2020

Qatar Petroleum will slash its spending by around 30% this year in the face of the sharp drop in oil and gas prices due to the coronavirus epidemic, its Chief Executive said on Thursday.Speaking during a webcast organized by the U.S-Qatar Business Council…

Qatar Petroleum to Acquire Share in Total's Ivory Coast Offshore Blocks

May 18, 2020

Qatari-state owned oil and gas company Qatar Petroleum has signed a farm-in deal with France's Total to acquire a 45% participating interest in blocks CI-705 and CI-706, located in the Ivorian-Tano basin, offshore Ivory Coast.The two blocks cover an area of approximately 3…

SWS Delivers Newbuild Jack-Up Rig to Northern Offshore

May 08, 2020

China's Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding has this month delivered the newbuild jack-up Energy Edge to its owner Northern Offshore.The delivery of the CJ-50 design jack-up drilling unit took place in Shanghai on May 2.According to previous reports…

Qatar Petroleum Farms into Total's Offshore Blocks in Mexico

May 07, 2020

Qatar's state-owned oil and gas company Qatar Petroleum has signed three farm-in agreements to acquire about 30% of Total’s participating interest in blocks 15, 33 and 34 located in the Campeche Basin, offshore Mexico.Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, the Minister of State for Energy Affairs…

Ampelmann Makes One Millionth Offshore Transfer in Middle East

May 06, 2020

Ampelmann, a Dutch company providing crew transfer gangways to the offshore energy industry, has said it has achieved a milestone of one million safe personnel transfers in the Middle East.The company said Wednesday that the milestone, which it took nearly a decade to achieve…

Qatar Petroleum Plans New Wave of Job Cuts

Apr 30, 2020

Qatar Petroleum, one of the world's biggest energy companies, plans a new wave of job cuts and spending reductions to cope with the slump in oil and gas demand which has hit global economies, two sources familiar with the matter said.Economic…

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