Qatar News

QP Issues Tender for LNG Facilities

May 08, 2019

Qatar Petroleum (QP) invites tender for Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) to expand its common lean liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage, and the loading and export facilities for its North Field Expansion (NFE) Project aimed to…

North Field Drilling Contracts Awarded

May 01, 2019

Qatar Petroleum announced Wednesday it has awarded contracts for eight offshore jackup drilling rigs for the North Field Expansion Project.Contracts for six of the rigs were awarded to Gulf Drilling International (GDI), while the contracts for…

Qatar Petroleum Wins Exploration Rights Off Argentina

Apr 16, 2019

Qatar Petroleum has won exploration rights in five offshore blocks in Argentina as part of two consortia, the company said in a statement on its website.The consortium for three blocks in the Malvinas West basin is made up of an ExxonMobil affiliate with a 70 percent interest…

Eni, Qatar Petroleum Extend Partnership

Mar 14, 2019

The signing of an acquisition agreement between Italian oil giant Eni and Qatar Petroleum for an offshore asset in Morocco this week has not only reinforced the business partnership of these two oil exploration and production companies but could…

Qatar Petroleum Buys Into Morocco Exploration Blocks

Mar 13, 2019

Qatar Petroleum said on Wednesday it has entered into an agreement with Eni to acquire a 30 percent participating interest in the Tarfaya Shallow Exploration Permit, a series of 12 neighboring offshore blocks along the Atlantic coast of Morocco…

Newcomers Pile into Race for Qatar LNG

Jan 23, 2019

Qatar is preparing to issue a tender for energy firms seeking a stake in its gas expansion project, drawing interest from long-standing partners as well as newcomers Chevron, Norway's Equinor and Italy's Eni, industry sources said.Plans to expand Qatar's liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities…

N-KOM Building Offshore Living Quarters in Qatar

Jan 09, 2019

Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine (N-KOM) held a steel cutting ceremony for a new offshore accommodation platform under construction at the Erhama bin Jaber Al Jalahma Shipyard in Qatar.Chief Executive Officer of Nakilat, Eng. Abdullah Al Sulaiti…

Qatar to Leave OPEC

Dec 03, 2018

Qatar said on Monday it was quitting OPEC from January to focus on its gas ambitions, taking a swipe at the group's de facto leader Saudi Arabia and marring efforts to show unity before this week's meeting of exporters to tackle an oil price slide…

Rosneft's CEO Says VTB Did Not Finance Share Sale

Nov 14, 2018

Russian state bank VTB did not finance the recent deal by Qatar to buy a stake in Rosneft and it is verifiable by looking at who has the oil giant's shares as collateral, Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin said on Wednesday.Reuters reported last week that…

QP to Take Over Idd El Shargi North Dome Field

Oct 14, 2018

Qatar Petroleum announced that it will manage and operate the Idd El-Shargi North Dome (ISND) field following the expiry of the Development & Production Sharing Agreement (DPSA) with Occidental Petroleum of Qatar on October 6, 2019.Qatar Petroleum…

Ampelmann wins Al Shaheen supply gig

Dec 06, 2017

Ampelmann will supply its A-type gangway system to North Oil Co. (NOC) on the chartered Bourbon Gulf Star DP2 72 PAX support vessel to the Al Shaheen field, offshore Qatar. This diesel electric, 73m vessel is currently deployed to the Al Shaheen oil field…

NOC takes Al-Shaheen reins this week

Jul 11, 2017

This week, France’s Total and Qatar Petroleum (QP) will officially take over operatorship from Maersk Oil of the giant Al-Shaheen oil field offshore Qatar for a term of 25 years. Al-Shaheen. Image from Maersk Oil…

Ramboll wins Al-Shaheen pre-FEED

May 18, 2017

North Oil Co. (NOC) has picked Ramboll to carry out a pre-FEED study for three new wellhead platforms at the giant Al-Shaheen field, off the northeastern coast of Qatar in the Arabian Gulf. Al-Shaheen…

Exxon, Qatar Petroleum ink Cyprus PSC

Apr 05, 2017

US supermajor ExxonMobil and Qatar Petroleum signed an exploration and production sharing contract with the government of the Republic of Cyprus for Block 10. Block 10 PSC signing. Image from Qatar Petroleum…

McDermott, Nakilat-Keppel agree Qatar MOU

Jul 27, 2016

McDermott International and Nakilat-Keppel Offshore Marine (N-KOM) have signed a memorandum of understanding for an exclusive cooperation agreement to pursue offshore engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) projects within Qatari waters…

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