Offshore Middle East News


Saipem to Build Floating Wind Farm in Saudi Arabia

Jul 17, 2019

Italian services company Saipem said it will design and built a 500 megawatt (MW) floating offshore wind farm in Saudi Arabia under a memorandum of understanding and exclusive agreement with Abu Dhabi based renewables solutions firm Plambeck Emirates…

Sparrows Secures Vendor Approval from Aramco

Jul 16, 2019

Aberdeen-based equipment and integrated engineering services company Sparrows Group said it has bolstered its position in Saudi Arabia after securing vendor approval status from national oil company Saudi Aramco.The approval allows recently formed local entity…

Two Groups Bid in Israel's Offshore Tender

Jul 15, 2019

Israel received bids from two groups of companies to explore for oil and gas off its Mediterranean coast, the Energy Ministry said on Monday.Israel had offered rights to 19 offshore blocks, and said the groups offered to explore in 12 of them…

Leviathan Platform Starts Voyage to Israel

Jul 14, 2019

The gas platform for the Leviathan natural gas field is on its way to Israel from the Gulf of Mexico, the partners in the project said on Sunday.The first of four barges transporting the production structure units has left Texas and the other three will set sail in the coming weeks…

McDermott Wins FEED Work from Qatar Petroleum

Jul 11, 2019

McDermott International said it has been awarded a contract by Qatar Petroleum to carry out front-end engineering and design (FEED) work for offshore wellhead platforms, pipelines and cables associated with the North Field Expansion project…

Sinopec Wins Pipeline Work for Aramco Marjan Project

Jul 11, 2019

China's Sinopec Group on Thursday said its Sinopec Engineering Incorporation subsidiary had signed a contract to work on two pipeline projects at Saudi Aramco's Marjan oilfield in Saudi Arabia.That comes as Aramco awarded $18 billion in contracts to boost capacity at Marjan and its Berri oilfield…

Saipem: Saudi Contracts Part of Gas Shift

Jul 10, 2019

Two contracts signed in Saudi Arabia for $3.5 billion by Italy's oil contractor Saipem are part of a shift in the company's strategy to focus more on natural gas, Chief Executive Stefano Cao said on Wednesday.Saipem said on Tuesday it won two…

Saudi Aramco Awards Contracts Worth $18 Bln

Jul 09, 2019

Saudi Aramco has awarded 34 contracts with a total value of $18 billion for engineering, procurement and construction projects at its Marjan and Berri oilfields, the company said on Tuesday.Saudi Aramco plans to boost production capacity from the two fields by 550…

Sparrows Wins Rigging Maintenance Contract in Qatar

Jul 05, 2019

Sparrows Group said it has been awarded its first contract for the provision of rigging loft maintenance services in Qatar.The four-year contract includes the provision of services for the refurbishment, repair, load test and recertification of rigging lofts and contents…

Energean to Buy Edison's Oil and Gas Unit

Jul 04, 2019

Israel-focused gas driller Energean said on Thursday it will buy Italian energy group Edison's oil and natural gas unit for an initial consideration of $750 million.The acquisition would significantly expand Energean's operations in the growing eastern Mediterranean gas hub…

Saudi Aramco, BHGE Ink Manufacturing MOU

Jul 03, 2019

A memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed this week by Saudi Aramco and Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE) will see the two firms establish a new joint venture facility in Saudi Arabia to manufacture non-metallic materials which will be used in a variety of areas of the energy industry…

Saudi Aramco, BHGE Open Research Center

Jul 02, 2019

Saudi Aramco signaled its commitment to cutting edge technology and developing global partnerships with the opening yesterday of a “game-changing” Baker Hughes GE (BHGE) research facility at Dhahran Techno Valley.The facility will house a number of state-of-the-art technologies…

OPEC+ Extends Output Cuts

Jul 02, 2019

OPEC and its allies led by Russia agreed to extend oil output cuts until March 2020 on Tuesday, seeking to prop up the price of crude as the global economy weakens and U.S. production soars.The alliance, known as OPEC+, has been reducing oil…

KOC, Halliburton Sign Offshore Contract

Jul 02, 2019

Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) has signed a KD-181-million ($597 million) contract for offshore drilling with US field services major Halliburton.The integrated offshore drilling services contract is for six high-pressure high-temperature (HPHT) exploration wells on two jack-up rigs in the Arabian Gulf…

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