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IVB opens Abu Dhabi office

Apr 10, 2013

Growth by specialist East of England company Inspection Verification Bureau Ltd (IVB) has prompted it to open a new office in Abu Dhabi and set up a joint enterprise in Kuwait. Around 75% of the Great Yarmouth company's verification, inspection…

McDermott wins Arabian Gulf duo

Apr 08, 2013

McDermott International, Inc. announced that one of its subsidiaries has been awarded two projects for a customer in the Arabian Gulf.Jebel Ali Fabrication Facility (Image: McDermott) The value of these contracts is approximately US$900 million…

Petrofac wins $500m EPIC project

Apr 02, 2013

Petrofac has been awarded an engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning (EPIC) contract by Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA-OPCO) for Satah Al Razboot (SARB) package 3 project, offshore Abu Dhabi.The US$500 million competitively…

ONGC finalizes ACG acquisition

Apr 01, 2013

ONGC Videsh Ltd. finalized a US$1 billion purchase of Hess Corp.'s 2.72% stake in the Azeri, Chirag, and Guneshli fields (ACG), and Hess' 2.36% stake in the associated Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline, both companies announced the closing on April 1…

Tamar in production

Apr 01, 2013

Production from the Tamar field offshore Israel started at the weekend, it has been reported.Tamar field (Image: Delek)The gas from the field 80km offshore Haifa was expected to reach Israel’s port city of Ashdod by yesterday afternoon, Israel's Energy and Water Ministry said…

Bourbon fleet to reach 111 by 2014 end

Mar 29, 2013

A year after taking delivery of its last Bourbon Liberty 200 vessel and 1st Bourbon Liberty 300 vessel, Bourbon has extended its range of services with the Bourbon Liberty 151, the very first vessel in a series of 15 next generation PSVs.PSV…

Arabian construction

Mar 28, 2013

Saudi Aramco awarded Saipem a lump sum contract extension for the development of the Arabiyah and Hasbah gas fields in the Persian Gulf. The project’s scope includes construction work on the fields’ trunklines.

Martyn Conroy Spreading the word

Mar 22, 2013

Martyn Conroy Aquatic Engineering & Construction Ltd., an Acteon company, named Martyn Conroy its new business development manager covering the Europe, Middle East and Africa regions. Conroy previously worked for Ashtead Technology, FirstSubsea and Hydratight…

Opito trains Iraqi, Malaysian workforces

Mar 11, 2013

Optio trains workforces Opito International has been awarded a contract with Shell to support the development of training for workers on the Majnoon project. The company will help improve vocational training centers in Basra, training Iraqis to industry expectations and Opito standards…

Dana wins Egyptian approval

Jan 29, 2013

Egypt approves Dana's Nefertiti development The Egyptian government has approved Dana Petroleum's plan to develop the Nefertiti oil field in the Gulf of Suez, the company announced on 29 January 2013.The lease was approved 20 January…

Eni, Kogas win Cyprus acreage

Jan 24, 2013

Licensing round awards three deepwater blocksClick to view larger mapA consortium made up of Eni and Kogas has won three deepwater blocks during the Republic of Cyprus' second offshore licensing round, Eni announced on 24 January 2013.The consortium walked away with Blocks 2…

Jacket bound for Iran

Jan 10, 2013

Iranian Offshore Engineering & Construction announced that its 3300t jacket is bound for South Pars field. The 67m high jacket will be installed 115km off Asalouyeh, Iran, in 61m of water.

Shelf Drilling

Jan 10, 2013

Dubai-based Shelf Drilling acquired 38 shallow-water drilling rigs after completing a US$1.05 billion sale with Transocean. Shelf Drilling is also expected to pick up as many as 3500 employees from the deal. Shelf Drilling will take control of seven rigs immediately…

Exploring Indus

Jan 01, 2013

Eni has acquired a 25% stake and operatorship in an ultra-deepwater block off Pakistan. Block G in Pakistan’s Indus Basin comprises approximately 7500km2. Eni currently holds participating interest in adjacent Indus block C (60%) and block N (70%).

Gordon Birrell new regional president of BP

Dec 07, 2012

Gordon Birrell BP head of safety and operational risk for Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey, is replacing Rashid Javanshir as regional president. Javanshir, who had run BP’s AGT operations since 2009, returns to London as SVP for strategy and integration.

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