Offshore Middle East News


Oil Prices Drop To Lowest In a Year

Feb 27, 2020

Oil prices fell over 2% on Thursday, plunging for a fifth day to their lowest since January 2019 as a rise in new coronavirus cases outside China fuelled fears of a pandemic that could slow the global economy and dent demand for crude.Brent crude was down $1…

Iran to Boost Gas Output Capacity with New Offshore Platform

Feb 26, 2020

Iran will be able to produce more than 1 billion cubic meters (bcm) of gas per day once the final platform is installed at the South Pars offshore field, its oil minister was quoted as saying on Monday by the official IRIB news agency.South Pars…

Saipem in Saudi JV Push

Feb 26, 2020

Italian oilfield services firm Saipem has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Saudi construction company Abdel Hadi Abdullah Al Qahtani & Sons Company (AHQ). Saipem said Tuesday that the memorandum set the path to towards the creation of a Joint Venture in Saudi Arabia…

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…

UTEC Wraps Survey Work for McDermott

Feb 25, 2020

On 25 February, UTEC, a global surveying company in the Acteon subsea services group, completed consecutive as-built and post-construction, anchor-debris-clearance surveys using remotely operated vehicles (ROV) for McDermott International.UTEC…

McDermott Breaks Ground on Fabrication Facility in Saudi Arabia

Feb 25, 2020

Offshore oil and gas engineering and construction company McDermott has broken ground on the new fabrication facility in Saudi Arabia in which it will build offshore and onshore oil and gas platforms and modules.The company is building the fabrication…

Schlumberger to Create 200 Jobs in New Saudi Facility

Feb 25, 2020

Oilfield services giant Schlumberger has announced the opening of a manufacturing center in King Salman Energy Park (SPARK) in Saudi Arabia.The company said that center will manufacture well completions technologies including liner hangers and…

OPEC+ to Take 'Responsible Approach to Coronavirus'

Feb 25, 2020

Saudi Arabia's energy minister said on Tuesday he was confident that OPEC and its partner oil-producing nations, the so-called OPEC+ group, would respond responsibly to the spread of the coronavirus. He also said Saudi Arabia and Russia would continue to engage regarding oil policy…

Siemens Wins Order to Modernize M. East Jack-Up Rig

Feb 20, 2020

Arabian Drilling Company has tapped the German industrial giant Siemens to modernize a complete and integrated drilling-drives lineup, including auxiliaries and controls, that will be installed on an offshore jack-up drilling rig for a customer in the Middle East…

Floatech Must Pay $6,25M to Drydocks World, Court Rules

Feb 19, 2020

A Dubai court has ruled that Floatech, a subsidiary of Malaysia's TH Heavy Engineering, must pay $6,25 million to Dubai's Drydocks World.Drydocks World in April 2019 presented Floatech with a writ of summons demanding Floatech to pay the $6…

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…

Petrofac Lands Huge Offshore Deal with ADNOC

Feb 18, 2020

Petrofac Emirates, a subsidiary of the UK oilfield services company Petrofac, has signed two contracts worth $1.65 billion with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) in the United Arab Emirates to deliver offshore platforms and gas processing facilities…

Leviathan Gas Output Cut Due to 'Malfunction'

Feb 14, 2020

Israel's Energy Ministry said on Thursday it limited production at the new Leviathan natural gas field to 60% after a malfunction was discovered in the project's subsea pipeline.The Leviathan partners said in a statement there was no malfunction…

Leviathan Group Seeking FLNG Partner

Feb 12, 2020

The energy companies that own Israel's offshore Leviathan gas field are seeking partners to build a floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) platform and possibly to explore for oil in ultra-deepwater, a CEO from the group said. Leviathan, one…

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