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Qatar Pens 27-year Deal with China as LNG Competition Heats Up

Nov 21, 2022

QatarEnergy has signed a 27-year deal to supply China's Sinopec with liquefied natural gas (LNG), the longest such LNG agreement so far as volatile markets drive buyers to seek long-term deals. Following Russia's invasion of Ukraine in February…

ADNOC L&S Acquires Zakher Marine International. Adds 24 Jack-ups, 38 OSVs to Fleet

Nov 17, 2022

ADNOC Logistics & Services, the shipping and maritime logistics arm of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has completed the acquisition of Zakher Marine International (ZMI), adding 24 jack-up barges and 38 offshore support vessels to its fleet…

Saipem Expands Jack-up Rig Fleet with Another CIMC Unit

Nov 16, 2022

Ocean Challenger, the asset management company owned by the Chinese offshore rig builder CIMC, said Wednesday it 'has tied new knots' with the Italian energy services firm Saipem to deploy the 300-foot jack-up rig Gulf Driller IV in the Middle East…

Prysmian Group to Install Subsea Power Cables for ADNOC's Artificial Offshore Island

Nov 15, 2022

Italy-based Prysmian Group, which makes and installs energy and telecom cable systems, has secured a €60 million (~$62,5 million) contract for laying submarine cables for the already secured Project Lighting HVDC 320 kV interconnection project in the UAE…

TotalEnergies, Eni to Start Drilling in Block 9 as Israel, Lebanon Strike Maritime Border Deal

Nov 15, 2022

French oil major TotalEnergies and its Italian partner Eni have signed a framework agreement with Israel to implement the agreement on the maritime boundary, which was reached between Israel and Lebanon on October 27, 2022.In Lebanon, TotalEnergies is the operator of the exploration Block 9…

Saipem Wins Offshore Drilling Contracts Worth $800M

Nov 15, 2022

Italian energy industry services firm Saipem said Wednesday it had secured new offshore drilling contracts, three in the Middle East and two in West Africa, worth around $800 million in total.  In the Middle East, two new contracts have been awarded for two high-specification jack-up drilling units…

ADES Charters Two More Jack-up Drilling Rigs from Keppel O&M

Nov 11, 2022

Singapore's Keppel Offshore & Marine has signed bareboat charter contracts with the Saudi drilling firm ADES for two jack-up rigs to be deployed in Saudi Arabia. This brings the total number of rigs Keppel O&M has on a charter with ADES to four…

Bahrain Announces Two New Gas Discoveries

Nov 08, 2022

Bahrain has announced two natural gas discoveries in the Al-Joubah and Al-Jawf reservoirs, state news agency BNA said on Tuesday. Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, chairman of the kingdom's energy investment and development arm Nogaholding, has updated…

Thordon Bearings Installed on ADNOC Offshore Platform

Nov 08, 2022

Thordon Bearings said Monday that its water-lubricated elastomeric polymer bearings have been  installed to well pumps aboard an undisclosed offshore oil platform operated by Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC).Five KSB three-stage mixed…

COP27 - UAE Says Will Keep Pumping Oil as Long as the World Needs It

Nov 07, 2022

The United Arab Emirates will be a responsible supplier of oil and gas for as long as the world needs, its President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan said on Monday at the start of two weeks of climate talks in Egypt.He added the Gulf nation…

Offshore Engineer's ADIPEC Q&A with Kelvin CEO Peter Harding

Nov 07, 2022

Offshore Engineer's Gary Lewis was at ADIPEC in Abu Dhabi last week, where he interviewed Peter Harding, the founder and CEO of Kelvin, a collaborative control software company that says it helps its clients reduce their carbon emissions significantly…

Energean Makes Another Gas Find Offshore Israel. Upgrades Athena Discovery Size Estimate

Nov 07, 2022

Oil and gas company Energean said Monday it had made a commercial gas discovery at the Zeus- 01 prospect, in the Mediterranean Sea, offshore Israel. The company also said that contingent resources at Athena discovery, also in Israel, had been upgraded following post-well analysis…

GMS Wins Contracts for Three Jack-ups at 'Improved' Day Rates

Nov 03, 2022

GMS, a UAE-based owner of self-propelled, self-elevating support vessels serving the offshore oil, gas, and renewables industries, has secured two new contracts and a contract extension. One of the new contracts is for a large-class vessel, while the other is for a small-class vessel…

ADIPEC Interview: Microsoft Driving Digital Transformation in Oil & Gas Sector

Nov 02, 2022

Offshore Engineer is at the ADIPEC show in Abu Dhabi this week, where we interviewed Ahmad El-Dandachi, Enterprise Channel Lead for Microsoft in the UAE on Microsoft's role in the offshore oil and gas and renewables sectors.OE: Microsoft is…

ADIPEC: Fugro, AD Ports Pen Deal for Remote & Autonomous Tech Use in Middle East

Nov 02, 2022

During the ADIPEC exhibition in Abu Dhabi, Dutch firm Fugro and UAE's AD Ports Group signed an agreement that sets out combined goals to utilize remote and autonomous technologies in the region. The agreement was signed by Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi…

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