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Mermaid Subsea Services Buys 50% Stake in Offshore Construction Vessel Millennium 3

Oct 18, 2021

Thai-based offshore services company Mermaid Subsea Services has agreed to buy a 50% ownership share in the Millennium 3 offshore construction vessel from PT David Marine for $16 million.The Millennium 3 is a DP2 construction support vessel…

Qatar Petroleum Changes Name to Reflect 'Broader Strategy'

Oct 11, 2021

Qatar changed the name of its state-owned oil and gas firm to Qatar Energy from Qatar Petroleum to reflect what it said was a broader strategy but said it had no plans to sell assets to raise funds as other Gulf state producers have.'We have plenty of cash…

Drydocks Starts Conversion Works on Perenco's Brazil-bound FSO

Oct 05, 2021

DP World's subsidiary Drydocks World Dubai has started converting an Aframax tanker capable of carrying 700,000 barrels of oil to a Floating Storage and Offloading Unit (FSO) for Dixstone, part of Perenco.As part of the extensive modification and life extension work at the FSO Pargo project…

Petrofac Gets $105M Fine for Middle East Bribery. Shares Jump

Oct 05, 2021

British oil services company Petrofac was fined 77 million pounds ($105 million) on Monday and a former executive received a two-year suspended sentence after both pleaded guilty to bribery in Iraq, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates…

North Field Expansion: Qatar Petroleum Orders LNG Carrier Quartet in China

Oct 04, 2021

Qatar Petroleum has ordered four new LNG carriers from Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Group, a subsidiary of China's CSSC, as part of its North Field expansion project.'These four carriers are the first batch of orders in Qatar Petroleum’s massive LNG shipbuilding program…

ADNOC Drilling Shares Soar in Debut for Abu Dhabi's Largest IPO

Oct 04, 2021

ADNOC Drilling shares jumped more than 30% as the unit of Abu Dhabi oil giant ADNOC started trading on Sunday after its $1.1 billion initial public offering (IPO), the largest ever on the Abu Dhabi stock market.ADNOC Drilling, whose share offering attracted more than $34 billion in demand…

Petrofac Eyes Refinancing as It Faces $240M Bribery Fine

Oct 04, 2021

British oil services group Petrofac said it is looking at refinancing options including debt and fresh equity as it faces a possible $240 million fine from a London court.Petrofac decided to plead guilty to seven charges after a four-year Serious…

Qatar Strikes Long-Term LNG Supply Deal with China's CNOOC

Sep 30, 2021

Qatar Petroleum has signed a long-term LNG sales deal with China's CNOOC Gas and Power Trading & Marketing Limited, a subsidiary of China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC).QP will supply of 3.5 million tons per annum (MTPA) of LNG to CNOOC over a 15-year period starting January 2022…

ADNOC Completes Bookbuilding for Drilling Branch IPO Raising Over $1.1B

Sep 28, 2021

State oil giant Abu Dhabi National Oil Co (ADNOC) has completed bookbuilding for the initial public offering (IPO) of ADNOC Drilling, raising more than $1.1 billion, it said on Monday.The offering was oversubscribed, with total gross demand amounting to more than $34 billion…

Bahrain King Abolishes National Oil and Gas Authority

Sep 28, 2021

Bahrain's king issued a royal decree on Monday abolishing the National Oil and Gas Authority (NOGA), with all its functions to be undertaken by the oil ministry, the state-run Bahrain News Agency said.'All the financial appropriations allocated…

Petrofac's Bribery Case Sentencing Hearing Delayed

Sep 27, 2021

Oilfield services firm Petrofac's bribery case sentencing hearing has been postponed for Friday.As previously reported, Petrofac said Friday it would plead guilty to seven counts of failing to prevent former Petrofac group employees from offering…

ADNOC Increases Size of Drilling Unit IPO to $1.1B

Sep 22, 2021

State oil giant Abu Dhabi National Oil Co (ADNOC) has increased to 11% of share capital the size of the initial public offering (IPO) of its drilling unit, ADNOC Drilling, because of oversubscription, the firm said on Wednesday.ADNOC had previously targeted a minimum stake of 7…

Saipem, Saudi Aramco Look to Establish EPC Giant in Saudi Arabia

Sep 21, 2021

Italian energy industry engineering and construction firm Saipem has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Saudi oil giant  Saudi Aramco to explore the possibility of forming a new entity for engineering and construction activities…

Lebanon's Prime Minister Seeks Clarification over Halliburton's Offshore Drilling Deal in Israel

Sep 20, 2021

Lebanon's Prime Minister Najib Mikati has asked his foreign minister to seek clarification from the international community after Israel granted U.S. oilfield services group Halliburton an offshore drilling contract in the Mediterranean.Lebanon…

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