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Qatar Books Chinese Shipyard Capacity in LNG Carrier Fleet Expansion Push

Apr 22, 2020

Qatari state-owned oil and gas company Qatar Petroleum has signed a deal to reserve LNG ship construction capacity in China in a deal potentially worth more than $3 billion.QP said that the reserved LNG carrier construction capacity would be used for QP’s future LNG carrier fleet requirements…

Qatar Starts 80-well Offshore Drilling Campaign at NFE Project

Apr 15, 2020

Qatar Petroleum has kicked off the development drilling campaign for the offshore North Field East project, or NFE previously known as the North Field Expansion Project.The first of 80 North Field East development wells was spudded on March 29…

Iran's South Pars Field Tops 700 MCM/Day Output

Apr 07, 2020

Daily gas production at Iran's South Pars field reached more than 700 million cubic meters (mcm) per day in the last Iranian calendar year, the head of the Pars Oil and Gas Company (POGC) said on Sunday, according to the official IRNA news agency…

Qatar Eases Exit Visa Rules for Oil and Gas Sector

Mar 20, 2020

Qatar has removed exit visa requirements for an additional segment of its foreign labor force, including some of those working in the oil and gas industry, according to official tweets posted on Friday.Qatar in 2018 eliminated exit visas for many foreign migrant workers…

LQ Installed at Qatargas' North Field Bravo

Feb 25, 2020

The 4,000-metric-ton jacket and topside has been installed for Qatargas' North Field Bravo Living Quarters Expansion project, Heerema Marine Contractors announced on Tuesday.Heerema said the installation was completed by its vessel Aegir, which…

Sparrows' Cranes for Qatargas' North Field Platforms

Feb 19, 2020

UK-based offshore equipment specialist Sparrows Group has signed a deal for the delivery of three cranes for Qatargas' giant North Field offshore expansion project.Sparrows said Wednesday the contract was secured through McDermott International…

RigNet's Comms Solutions for Northern Offshore Jack-Ups

Feb 10, 2020

RigNet, Offshore communications, and networking solutions provider has signed a long-term services agreement with offshore drilling contractor Northern Offshore.Under the deal, RigNet will provide several solutions including VSAT Managed Communications Services…

First Qatar-Built Offshore LQ Sails Away

Feb 06, 2020

Qatargas has this week celebrated the completion and the sail away of the offshore living quarters structure, part of its North Field Bravo (NFB) Living Quarters Expansion (LQX) project.The structure was completed by Nakilat-Keppel Offshore Marine (N-KOM) at the Erhama Bin Jaber Al Jalahma Shipyard…

QP Charters Northern Offshore Jack-Up Rig

Jan 28, 2020

Qatar Petroleum has chartered the Energy Embracer jack-up drilling rig from Northern Offshore.The Energy Embracer was delivered from the Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipyard in China to Northern Offshore in December 2018 and has since been warm stacked…

Iran Goes Solo at South Pars Field as Total, CNPC Pull Out

Jan 27, 2020

Iran’s Petropars will develop phase 11 of South Pars, the world’s largest gas field, after the withdrawal of French oil major Total and the China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC), Iran’s oil minister was quoted as saying on Saturday. “Now with the exit of the other two companies from the contract…

First 2 Jackets for NFE Project Completed

Nov 28, 2019

State-owned Qatar Petroleum has announced the completed fabrication of the first two jackets required for offshore facilities as part of its North Field Expansion (NFE) Project.Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, the Minister of State for Energy Affairs…

N-KOM Completes Bul Hanine Fabrication

Nov 12, 2019

Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine (N-KOM) has successfully completed a major fabrication project as part of its contract for Qatar Petroleum’s Bul Hanine Redevelopment (Phase B), which was awarded by McDermott Eastern Hemisphere Limited (MEHL)…

Qatar Petroleum Takes Over Offshore Oilfields

Oct 07, 2019

Qatar Petroleum has assumed operatorship of the Idd el-Shargi North Dome and South Dome offshore oilfields, the company said in a statement.Development and production sharing agreements with Occidental Petroleum of Qatar Ltd. for both oilfields expired on Oct…

Seadrill in JV with Gulf Drilling

Aug 15, 2019

Offshore drilling contractors Seadrill and Gulf Drilling International (GDI) have entered into a 50/50 joint venture, GulfDrill, which will initially manage and operate five premium jackups in Qatar with Qatar Petroleum commencing throughout 2020…

Qatar Petroleum Enters Guyana

Jul 29, 2019

Qatar Petroleum has entered into an agreement with Total for a share of exploration and production rights in two blocks offshore Guyana in Latin America.Under the agreement, which is subject to customary regulatory approvals by the government of Guyana…

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