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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…

Gulf States Will Take a Decade to End Oil Dependence

Jun 21, 2021

Countries in the oil-exporting Gulf will remain heavily dependent on hydrocarbon production for at least the next ten years as efforts to diversify economies have made limited progress since the 2014-2015 oil price shock, Moody's said.Reliance…

Jailed Ex-Unaoil Exec Ordered to Pay Up Over Iraq Bribery Plot

Jun 18, 2021

A former senior executive of Monaco-based oil and gas consultancy, who was sentenced to jail over a bribery plot in post-occupation Iraq, has been ordered to pay 402,466 pounds ($560,000) by a London judge.The UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO), which prosecuted the case…

North Oil Company Books JDC Jack-Up Rig for Al-Shaheen Operations

Jun 16, 2021

Offshore drilling contractor Japan Drilling Co., Ltd. (JDC) has secured an offshore drilling contract with North Oil Company in Qatar.JDC will provide its jack-up drilling rig Hakuryu-10 over a three-year contract at Qatar's giant offshore oil field Al-Shaheen…

Grandweld Delivers Four Crewboats for HSM

Jun 15, 2021

UAE shipbuilder Grandweld Shipyards reports it has delivered four crew boats for Saudi-based offshore oil and gas services provider High Seas Marine Industrial Services Co. (HSM).The newbuilds were handed over within a span of 14 months, despite the numerous challenges of the pandemic…

Proserv Acquires Dron & Dickson's Abu Dhabi Business

Jun 15, 2021

Oil and gas services company Proserv Controls, has acquired the Middle Eastern operations of Dron & Dickson Electromechanical Contracting (DDEC) LLC, for an undisclosed fee. DDEC is a UK-based specialist in the supply, assembly, and maintenance of hazardous areas and industrial electrical equipment…

Eco Wave Power’s Wave Energy Conversion Unit Arrives in Israel

Jun 14, 2021

Wave energy technology company Eco Wave Power said Monday that one of its wave energy conversion units had arrived on site at the Port of Jaffa, Israel.With preparations underway for the unit's installation the project is proceeding on schedule…

Gastech 2021 to be Held in Dubai Instead of Singapore

Jun 08, 2021

Gastech, one of the world's largest exhibitions and conferences focused on gas and LNG will take place in Dubai, from 21-23 September 2021, instead of Singapore, as previously planned, event's organizers, dmg events, said Monday.The event will…

Limited Window of Opportunity: Israel Thinking of Rolling Back Gas Export Limits

Jun 03, 2021

Israel is considering rolling back export limits on natural gas, allowing energy companies to sell more abroad before demand wanes in the global market, according to a draft government report.Fewer restrictions could attract more energy groups to explore Israeli waters…

Iran Can Boost Oil Output to 6.5 mln bpd, Minister Says

May 31, 2021

Iran's oil output can easily reach 6.5 million barrels per day (bpd) when U.S. sanctions are lifted, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said on Monday, according to the Ministry's SHANA website.Zanganeh also said an increase in Iranian oil output would boost the country's political power…

Japan to Need Months to Resume Iran Oil Imports if Sanctions Lifted

May 28, 2021

Japanese refiners will need at least three months to resume Iranian oil imports even if Tehran's nuclear talks with world powers lead to an agreement and a lifting of sanctions, the head of the Petroleum Association of Japan (PAJ) said on Thursday…

ADNOC Raises $1.6 Billion

May 26, 2021

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) said it raised $1.64 billion by issuing exchangeable bonds and additional shares to investors in its listed retail unit ADNOC Distribution on Wednesday.It issued about $1.2 billion in senior unsecured bonds due in 2024…

Abu Dhabi: ADNOC Awards NPCC $744M Belbazem Offshore Development Contract

May 25, 2021

Abu Dhabi's national oil firm ADNOC on Tuesday announced the award of a $744 million contract for the full field development of the Belbazem Offshore Block to the National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC).The contract was awarded by Al Yasat Petroleum Operations Company Ltd (Al Yasat)…

Oil Prices Rise on Potential Snag in Iran Talks

May 24, 2021

Oil prices rose on Monday as a potential snag emerged in reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal that could add more oil supply, while Goldman Sachs said the case for higher prices remained intact even with increased Iran exports.Brent crude oil futures for July were 90 cents…

Israel Orders Chevron to Restart Output from Tamar Offshore Platform

May 21, 2021

Israel's energy ministry has instructed Chevron to restart operations at the offshore Tamar natural gas platform, nine days after it was shut due to unrest in the region, the company said.Production at the Tamar platform, located some 25 kilometers (15…

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