"Al Shaheen" News

Magseis to Acquire Fairfield Seismic Technologies

Oct 31, 2018

Norwegian ocean-bottom seismic specialist Magseis entered into a $233 million deal to acquire the Seismic Technologies business from Fairfield Geotechnologies.'Magseis will acquire the Seismic Technologies business from Fairfield comprising data acquisition…

Ampelmann wins Al Shaheen supply gig

Dec 06, 2017

Ampelmann will supply its A-type gangway system to North Oil Co. (NOC) on the chartered Bourbon Gulf Star DP2 72 PAX support vessel to the Al Shaheen field, offshore Qatar. This diesel electric, 73m vessel is currently deployed to the Al Shaheen oil field…

Total in $7.45 billion Maersk Oil acquisition

Aug 21, 2017

French oil major Total has agreed to buy Maersk Oil from its parent company A.P. Møller – Mærsk in a US$7.45 billion share and debt deal which could help it make $400 million in 'synergies' a year. Total will gain about 1 billion boe of 2P/2C reserves…

NOC takes Al-Shaheen reins this week

Jul 11, 2017

This week, France’s Total and Qatar Petroleum (QP) will officially take over operatorship from Maersk Oil of the giant Al-Shaheen oil field offshore Qatar for a term of 25 years. Al-Shaheen. Image from Maersk Oil…

Iran, Total sign historic deal on South Pars

Jul 03, 2017

Iran has signed a new contract to develop its South Pars gas field - the largest gas field in the world - with France's Total and China's CNPC today (3 July). The move will be the first major Western energy investment since sanctions against Tehran were removed…

Ramboll wins Al-Shaheen pre-FEED

May 18, 2017

North Oil Co. (NOC) has picked Ramboll to carry out a pre-FEED study for three new wellhead platforms at the giant Al-Shaheen field, off the northeastern coast of Qatar in the Arabian Gulf. Al-Shaheen…

What downturn?

Jan 01, 2017

Offshore construction activity in the Middle East Gulf has remained buoyant, but that hasn’t stopped pressure on costs and dayrates. Mirzi Moralde, of IHS, outlines activity in the region. Saipem’s…

Frames contracted to Maersk Culzean project

Nov 17, 2016

Sembcorp Marine subsidiary SMOP has awarded Dutch firm Framesa contract for the supply of two seawater electrochlorination systems, one wellhead control panel complete with a hydraulic power unit, and three hydraulic power units for topside and subsea valves…

Total ousts Maersk at Al-Shaheen

Jun 27, 2016

In a coup for French major Total, and a blow to Denmark-based Maersk Oil, Qatar Petroleum has awarded Total a 30% interest in the concession covering the offshore Al-Shaheen oil field for a period of 25 years beginning 14 July 2017. Qatar…

Penspen expands Middle East department

Jun 08, 2015

Penspen underlined its commitment to growth in the Middle East with three new appointments and investment in a new office in Iraq. Ahmed Al-Dadah and Na’el Barghouthi have this month joined the company from other engineering providers…

Maersk unveils Al Shaheen plan

May 06, 2015

Qatar Petroleum has initiated an evaluation process for the selection of a partner to undertake the future development of the Maersk Oil-operated Al Shaheen field, as the current agreement expires mid-2017. Al Shaheen…

Middle Eastern promise

Jan 01, 2015

The shallow waters of the Persian Gulf, also known as the Arabian Gulf, belie the plethora of offshore infrastructure – new and old – in the Middle East. Elaine Maslin probes beneath the waves. In 2005…

Middle East upstream resilient to oil price drop

Nov 09, 2014

Upstream market growth is expected to remain strong in the Middle East, despite falling oil prices and the potential impact this might have on offshore activity globally, predict analysts and oilfield services firms.  Speaking ahead of this week's ADIPEC conference in Abu Dhabi…

A CO2 EOR solution

Feb 07, 2014

Elaine Maslin takes a look and describes how EOR is fast becoming a priority in the Middle East, not least the UAE. The TriGen gas generator system, side view Changes are coming to the United Arab Emirates (UAE)…

Contract Briefs: November 2013

Nov 07, 2013

FMC wins TEN order FMC Technologies Inc. received an order from Tullow Ghana Ltd. to supply subsea systems for its Tweneboa-Enyenra-Ntomme Development (TEN) offshore Ghana. The order's estimated value is US$340 million. FMC Technologies’ scope of supply includes subsea trees…

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