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Report: Qatar Energy Sells Feb Al-Shaheen at 20-mth Low Premiums

Dec 16, 2022

Qatar Energy has sold five cargoes of al-Shaheen crude loading in February at premiums of between $1.30 and $1.50 a barrel to Dubai quotes via its monthly tender, two trade sources said on Friday.The premiums are the lowest since June 2021 and…

Report: Offshore Oil Worker Kills Colleague on a Rig in Qatar

Dec 15, 2022

A British offshore oil worker in Qatar murdered a coworker on an offshore oil rig, hid the body, and tried to kill another coworker on Monday, the British media reported.The Mirror initially reported that all three workers are from Scotland and employees of Stapem Offshore…

Israel Launches Fourth Offshore Exploration Bidding Round

Dec 14, 2022

Israel's energy ministry on Tuesday announced the launch of the fourth bidding round for gas exploration rights in Israeli waters.As part of the fourth offshore exploration bidding round, four groups of exploration licenses (Zones) will be offered…

Abu Dhabi's ADNOC Invites Banks to Pitch for Gas Business IPO - Sources

Dec 13, 2022

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has invited investment banks to pitch for roles in the initial public offering (IPO) of its gas business next year, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. Bankers familiar with the matter said…

Lebanon Extends Offshore Exploration Licensing Round Deadline Again

Dec 09, 2022

Lebanon has again extended the deadline for applications to explore for hydrocarbons in eight offshore blocks, the energy ministry said on Friday.The deadline had already been extended several times, most recently from June until Dec. 15. Lebanon’s…

ADNOC Awards Food Catering Services Deals Worth $272M

Dec 06, 2022

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has signed contracts worth over AED 1 billion (around $272,25 million) with four Abu Dhabi companies to provide food catering services to all ADNOC Group companies from 2022 to 2027.The contracts were signed…

Capricorn AGM Could Aid Alternative to NewMed Deal, says Palliser

Nov 30, 2022

Capricorn Energy's move to ask shareholders for permission to bolster its options for payouts could pave the way for an alternative to its planned merger with NewMed, top-three Capricorn shareholder Palliser told Reuters. Palliser is one of…

Germany to Get New Qatari LNG flows Through QatarEnergy, ConocoPhillips Deal

Nov 30, 2022

Germany is set to receive new flows of Qatari liquefied natural gas (LNG) from 2026 after QatarEnergy and ConocoPhillips COP.N on Tuesday signed two sales and purchase agreements for its export covering at least a 15-year period. Since Russia's invasion of Ukraine in February…

UAE Brings Forward Oil Output Capacity Expansion to 2027

Nov 29, 2022

The board of Abu Dhabi's ADNOC has endorsed plans to bring forward the company's five million barrel per day oil production capacity expansion to 2027, the company said in a statement on Monday. ADNOC's gas processing and LNG businesses will be consolidated to create ADNOC Gas…

Icon Offshore Sells Perisai Pacific 101 Jack-up Rig at Significant Profit

Nov 24, 2022

Malaysian offshore services provider Icon Offshore has completed the sale of its Perisai Pacific 101 jackup drilling rig to ADES.The 2014-built rig was sold to ADES for $85 million in cash and the disposal of the rig was completed on November 22…

ADNOC Drilling Takes Over First of Three Jack-up Rigs Originally Ordered by Borr Drilling

Nov 24, 2022

Singapore's Keppel Offshore & Marine has delivered the first of three newbuild jack-up drilling rigs to UAE-based ADNOC Drilling.The three rigs were part of a series of five rigs that Keppel FELS had been building for Borr Drilling. Keppel O&M…

Saudi Aramco Signs 59 Deals Worth $11B Under iktva Program. Global Oilfield Services Majors Among Suppliers

Nov 22, 2022

Saudi Arabian national oil company Saudi Aramco saod Tuedsay it had signed signed 59 corporate procurement agreements (CPAs) with 51 local and global manufacturers, including oilfield services majors Baker Hughes, Halliburton, SLB, and TechnipFMC…

Petrofac CEO to Step Down. McDermott Man Named as Replacement

Nov 22, 2022

Oilfield services provider Petrofac said on Tuesday that Sami Iskander would step down as chief executive officer at the end of March 2023 and be replaced by Tareq Kawash, a senior executive at energy firm McDermott. Iskander took the helm in…

ADNOC Drilling to Buy Three New Jack-up Rigs for $320M

Nov 21, 2022

UAE-based offshore drilling contractor ADNOC Drilling said Monday it had agreed to buy three 'brand new' premium offshore jack-up drilling rigs for $320 million, 'with further acquisitions in the pipeline.'The company said the rigs would meet…

Saudi Arabia's State Fund Hires Banks for IPO of ADES, Sources say

Nov 21, 2022

Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund is planning an initial public offering (IPO) of oil and gas drilling firm ADES International in Riyadh next year that could fetch more than $1 billion, according to two sources who declined to be identified as the matter is not public…

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