Offshore Middle East News


Israel, Lebanon Hold Second Round of Sea Border Talks

Oct 28, 2020

Israel and Lebanon on Wednesday held a second round of U.S.-mediated talks over their disputed sea border that has held up hydrocarbon exploration in the potentially gas-rich area, though sources said gaps between the sides remain large.Delegations from the long-time foes reconvened at a U…

Saudi Energy Minister: We Should Look at All Options to Cut Emissions, Not Get Rid of Oil, Gas

Oct 26, 2020

Saudi Arabia's energy minister said on Monday the world should be looking at all options to mitigate emissions of greenhouse gases in its fight against climate change, but that getting rid of oil and gas would be 'far-fetched and unrealistic'…

Chevron Bets on Middle East Gas Riches and Reconciliation

Oct 26, 2020

After years of focusing on U.S. shale, Chevron Corp is staking its natural gas future on the Middle East, a volatile and divided region where energy majors have long tread warily.CEO Michael Wirth's pivot away from home is underpinned by a bet…

Shearwater Wins Deal for Large 3D Seismic Survey

Oct 22, 2020

Shearwater Geoservices said Thursday it had won a contract for a large 3D seismic acquisition and depth processing.Norway-based offshore surveyor said the contract was in the Europe, Africa, and Middle East (EAME) region. According to Shearwater…

Shelf Drilling's Jack-Up Rig Contract Suspended

Oct 19, 2020

Jack-up rig drilling contractor Shelf Drilling has said it has received a suspension notice for one of its jack-up rigs.The Oslo-listed driller said Monday that a customer had sent it a suspension notice for the Main Pass I jack-up drilling unit…

Energy Enticer Jack-Up Rig Starts Drilling in Qatar

Oct 15, 2020

Jack-up drilling contractor Northern Offshore has said that its Energy Enticer jack-up rig has started drilling operation with Qatargas in Qatar.The GustoMSC CJ50 design jack-up rig mobilized to Qatar Petroleum's North Field in early September 2020 despite recent global industry challenges…

Chevron Completes Acquisition of Noble Energy

Oct 05, 2020

U.S. oil major Chevron has completed the acquisition of its smaller rival Noble Energy, following the approval by Noble Energy shareholders.The proposed all-stock acquisition was initially announced in July, in what was at the time estimated to be a deal valued a $5 billion…

Drydocks Starts Building SPM Buoy for Orwell Offshore

Oct 01, 2020

Dubai-based Drydocks World has started construction of a single point mooring buoy for Orwell Offshore's “Lekki SPM Project.”The SPM is planned to be installed in the petroleum product handling facility at the Lekki Free Trade Zone in Lagos State…

Drydocks Starts Work on Jotun FPSO TMS

Sep 30, 2020

Dubai's Drydocks World has begun work on a part of a turret mooring system for Jotun FPSO, for Bluewater Energy, with the end client being Var Energi in Norway.Namely, Drydocks said Wednesday it had held a steel-cutting ceremony to mark the start of production of the turntable project for the FPSO…

Baker Hughes Lands Major Order in Qatar for North Field East Project

Sep 29, 2020

Oilfield services giant Baker Hughes has received a large order from Qatar Petroleum to supply multiple main refrigerant compressors (MRCs) for Qatar Petroleum’s giant North Field East (NFE) project. The North Field is the world’s single largest non-associated offshore natural gas field…

Rystad: Demand for Offshore Trunklines to Drop 26%. Middle East to Drive Recovery

Sep 29, 2020

Norwegian energy intelligence company Rystad expects that the market demand for large-diameter offshore pipelines, known as trunklines, will see an annual drop of 26% this year.According to Rystad, the length of total installations this year is forecasted to reach 2…

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…

Seafox Pushes to Oust GMS Directors

Sep 21, 2020

Gulf Marine Services, a provider of jack-up service vessels for the offshore energy industry, has received a letter from Seafox, a rival, and a holder of 29.9% of shares in GMS, seeking removal of four of GMS' directors from the board.To remind…

Final Moray East Wind Farm Jackets Loaded in Dubai. Third Substation Installed

Sep 18, 2020

The final batch of jackets that will support offshore wind turbines at the 950 MW Moray East offshore wind farm in the UK was loaded this week at a fabrication yard in Dubai ahead of the sailaway.The news was shared Thursday afternoon (CET) by DEME Offshore…

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