Offshore Middle East News


OPEC+ to Boost Oil Supply from August

Jul 19, 2021

OPEC+ ministers agreed on Sunday to boost oil supply from August to cool prices which have climbed to 2-1/2 year highs as the global economy recovers from the coronavirus pandemic.The group, which includes OPEC countries and allies like Russia…

South Korea's DSME to Build Offshore Platform for Al-Shaheen Field in Qatar

Jul 15, 2021

South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has won an order to build a fixed offshore platform for the Al-Shaheen oil field in Qatar.The order, worth around KRW 725.3 billion ($635,3 million) was made by the North Oil Company (NOC)…

Report: Saudi Arabia, UAE Reach Deal over OPEC+ Oil Policy

Jul 14, 2021

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have reached a compromise over OPEC+ oil policy, giving the UAE a higher production baseline and paving the way for extending a pact on remaining supply curbs to the end of 2022, an OPEC+ source said on Wednesday…

Subsea 7 Bags Sizeable Middle East Contract

Jul 14, 2021

Subsea equipment and installation firm Subsea 7 said Wednesday it had secured a sizeable contract in the Middle East. Subsea 7 defines a sizeable contract as being between USD 50 million and USD 150 million.The scope of work, for an unnamed client…

Chinese Seismic Giant Buys 18,000 Seabed Nodes from Sercel

Jul 12, 2021

CGG, a France-based provider of seismic data for oil and gas exploration, said Monday its subsidiary Sercel has recorded the first major sale of its recently launched GPR300 seabed nodal solution.Sercel sold the nodes to BGP, a China-based international geophysical services provider…

Valaris Clinches Jack-up Rig Deal in Saudi Arabia

Jul 07, 2021

Offshore drilling firm Valaris has won a contract extension with Aramco in Saudi Arabia for one of its standard-duty modern jackup drilling rigs.The Saudi national oil company has elected to extend the charter of the VALARIS JU-140 jack-up by 183 days…

ADNOC Adds Goldman Sachs to Lead Drilling Unit IPO

Jul 01, 2021

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has added Goldman Sachs to a lead role on the initial public offering of its drilling unit, sources said, in the bank's first such high-profile deal in the emirate since 2019.Goldman Sachs' investment banking…

GMS Nets Deals for Jack-up Trio. CEO Says Market Improving, as Whole Fleet Now Booked

Jun 30, 2021

Gulf Marine Services, a company providing self-propelled jack-up support vessels serving the offshore oil, gas, and renewables industries, said Wednesday it had secured three new contracts for its rigs, with a combined duration of 31 months…

Valaris Secures Contract Extension for Jack-up Rig in Saudi Arabia

Jun 30, 2021

Offshore drilling company Valaris has secured a contract extension for its VALARIS JU-250 (ex-Bob Palmer) jack-up drilling rig.The 200-day extension to the charter has been agreed with ARO Drilling a Saudi-focused offshore drilling joint venture between Valaris and Saudi Aramco…

Qatar Petroleum Hires Banks for Jumbo Bond Sale

Jun 28, 2021

Qatar Petroleum has hired a group of banks to arrange a four-tranche issuance of U.S. dollar-denominated bonds, a document showed, for what will be its debut public bond sale months after it signed a contract to boost its liquefied natural gas output…

Report: ADNOC to Deepen Crude Oil Term Supply Cut

Jun 28, 2021

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) will reduce the volume of crude oil it supplies to Asian term buyers by 15% in September, according to six sources with direct knowledge of the matter.The cut was much deeper compared with a reduction of…

Energean Charters Stena Drillship for Drilling Campaign Offshore Israel

Jun 28, 2021

Oil and gas company Energean has signed a drilling rig contract with Stena Drilling for the use of the Stena Icemax drillship for a drilling campaign offshore Israel that aims to double the company's reserve base.The 2022-2023 drilling program in the Mediterranean Sea…

Drilling Starts at Block No. 1 Offshore Bahrain

Jun 24, 2021

Bahrain's National Oil and Gas Authority (NOGA) started drilling the first exploration well in offshore block No. 1 to the north of the kingdom, a government media adviser said on Twitter on Wednesday.The new well is part of an exploration and…

Valaris Tallies Jack-up Contract Off Qatar

Jun 22, 2021

Offshore drilling contractor Valaris said Tuesday that it had secured work for one of its jack-up drilling rigs off the coast of Qatar.The company said it was awarded a contract with North Oil Company, which will see the VALARIS JU-110 deployed…

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