Offshore Middle East News


Kuwait Announces 'Giant' Oil Discovery

15 hours ago

Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) said on Sunday it had made a 'giant' oil discovery in the Al-Nokhatha field east of the Kuwaiti island of Failaka, with oil reserves estimated at 3.2 billion barrels.KPC's CEO Sheikh Nawaf Saud Nasir Al-Sabah said in a video posted by the company on X that the new discovery's reserves were equivalent to the country's entire production in three years.The initial estimated area of the newly discovered oil well is around 96 square km…

OPT to Deliver AI-Ready Wave Energy PowerBuoy to Middle East

10 hours ago

U.S.-based marine power, data, and services company Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) has secured an order for its PowerBuoy, equipped with Merrows, the artificial intelligence (AI) capable maritime domain awareness solution.The contract with an…

Egypt Considering Adding New Regasification Vessel in Ain Sokhna

12 hours ago

Egypt is considering adding a new Floating Storage Regasification Unit (FSRU) to its port facilities at Ain Sokhna to increase import capacity, according to a petroleum ministry statement.The ministry is also considering adjusting Egypt's two…

Saipem Secures $500M Offshore Job in Saudi Arabia

15 hours ago

Italian offshore energy services firm Saipem has secured work two offshore projects in Saudi Arabia, under the existing long-term contract with Saudi state-owned oil and gas giant Saudi Aramco.Saipem’s scope of work under the first project involves the engineering…

Shell, BP, Mitsui, TotalEnergies Each Take 10% Share of ADNOC’s Ruwais LNG Scheme

Jul 10, 2024

Shell, BP, Mitsui and TotalEnergies have agreed to each take a 10% participating interest in the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company’s (ADNOC) Ruwais liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in the United Arab Emirates.The Ruwais LNG project will consist of two 4…

ADNOC's Ruwais LNG to Earmark 40% Stake to Shell, Total, BP, and Mitsui

Jul 05, 2024

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has earmarked a 40% stake in its Ruwais liquefied natural gas (LNG) project to four energy majors Shell, TotalEnergies, BP, and Japan's Mitsui, sources told Reuters.The four companies are expected to get…

Aramco Denies Media Reports of Potential Offer for Santos

Jul 05, 2024

Saudi Aramco said in an emailed statement on Thursday that media reports saying it was considering an offer for Santos are inaccurate.Bloomberg News on Wednesday reported that Saudi Aramco and Abu Dhabi National Oil Company have been separately considering bids for Australian gas producer Santos…

Aramco, ADNOC Reportedly Weighing Bids for Australia's Santos, but Analysts Skeptical

Jul 04, 2024

Saudi Aramco and Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) have been separately considering bids for Santos, Bloomberg News reported, sending shares of the Australian gas producer up 6.5% on Thursday.Both Saudi Aramco and ADNOC have been conducting…

ADNOC Drilling Secures $733M Order for Three Island Rigs for Zakum Offshore Field Ops

Jul 03, 2024

ADNOC Drilling has secured a contract from ADNOC Offshore, valued $733 million, to build three island drilling rigs in support of the growing operations at the offshore Zakum field.The rigs will be designed and built as part of a partnership between ADNOC Drilling and Honghua Group (HH)…

OPT and Unique Group Team Up for USV Services in Middle East

Jul 02, 2024

U.S.-based marine power, data, and services company Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) and UAE’s subsea technology and engineering services firm Unique Group have partnered up to offer unmanned surface vehicle (USV) services in the Middle East.Unique…

Lebanon Pushes Deadline for Offshore Oil and Gas Licensing Round

Jul 01, 2024

Lebanon's energy ministry has extended a deadline for companies to bid for exploration rights for offshore oil and gas fields in its third licensing round until March next year, the Lebanese Petroleum Administration said on Monday.The government originally set a deadline of July 3…

Longitude to Assess Condition of Warda Platform Offshore Egypt

Jun 27, 2024

Engineering consultancy Longitude Engineering, a branch of Oslo-listed ABL Group, has been appointed by Egypt’s PETROSAFE to deliver a Fitness for Future Service assessment on the Warda platform offshore Egypt.The Warda platform is a four-leg…

Gazprom Signs Memo with Iran on Russian Gas Supplies

Jun 26, 2024

Russian energy giant Gazprom has signed a memorandum with the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) to supply Russian pipeline gas to Iran, it said on Wednesday.No details from the memorandum, which was signed during a visit by Gazprom's head…

Seadrill Completes Jack-ups Sale in Qatar

Jun 25, 2024

Offshore drilling contractor Seadrill on Tuesday announced it has completed the sale of its three rig jack-up fleet in Qatar.The previously disclosed sale sees the company divest the West Castor, West Telesto and West Tucana, as well as its…

Masirah Oil Wraps Up Multi-Well Campaign at Field Offshore Oman

Jun 24, 2024

Masirah Oil, a majority-owned subsidiary of Rex International, has completed the multi-well campaign at Yumna field offshore Oman.Masirah Oil said the multi-well program at the field in Block 50 concession has been completed ahead of the 90-day schedule and below budget…

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