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Unique agrees Mid-East JV

May 07, 2014

Subsea and offshore solutions provider Unique Maritime Group has made a move into offshore containers by agreeing to form a joint venture with OEG Offshore (OEG), to offer the rental and sale of offshore equipment in the Middle East.      The new joint venture company…

Drydocks completes NDC jackup

Apr 30, 2014

Drydocks World has completed a major repair and refurbishment of National Drilling Company’s (NDC) jackup drilling rig Al Ittihad. The company has carried out maintenance work on several of NDC’s rigs and the numbers have increased over the years…

Ensco jackup sale part of trend

Apr 24, 2014

Ensco plc sold its ENSCO 85 jackup rig for $64 million, the company announced on 24 April 2014. The sale is part of trend among jackup rig providers including Transocean, Maersk Drilling, Noble, and Seadrill to modinize their fleets (See 'Jackups on the rise' in OE May 2014)…

EOR market to pass US$500B by 2023

Apr 24, 2014

Transparency Market Research has released a new market report titled 'Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2023,' that defines and segments the enhanced oil recovery…

Lamprell scores world record

Apr 22, 2014

Dubai-based rig and platform builder Lamprell has set an official Guinness World Record for the heaviest load moved by self-propelled modular trailers (SPMTs) as part of the Golden Eagle platform project (pictured).  Lamprell’s contract was for a production…

Ensco orders two Lamprell jackups

Apr 15, 2014

Rig operator Ensco plc has ordered two new jackup drilling rigs from Dubai-based Lamprell, and has options for two additional units, exercisable within six months from the effective date of the contract. The inititial contract is for two high-specification…

Double jackup order for Drydocks

Apr 14, 2014

Dubai’s Drydocks World is to build two new Gusto MSC CJ54-X135-A-design jackup rigs for Malta Oil & Gas./p> The triangular-shaped hull units (pictured) will be 76 x 76m with 180.6m-long, open-truss legs with rack and pinion type elevating systems and leg-to-hull fixation systems…

ADNOC to use catamarans offshore

Apr 09, 2014

Abu Dhabi’s national oil company, ADNOC, has ordered two 45m-long, high-speed, catamarans to be used to service its offshore oil and gas facilities.    The contract to design and build the vessels was awarded to Australia's Austal Limited…

Lamprell eyeing LNG and FPSOs

Mar 26, 2014

Middle East rig builder Lamprell has moved into the black, posting a profit. But, the firm warned that recent new order intake means 2014 and 2015 revenues could be lower than expected.  The Dubai-based firm, which initiated a strategic review and appointed a new CEO and CFO last year…

McDermott conducts pipeline repair in UAE

Mar 17, 2014

McDermott International Inc. recently mobilized its dive support vessel (DSV) Thebaud Sea for an emergency pipeline repair offshore the United Arab Emirates. This is the third time in recent months that the DSV has been fast tracked to an emergency response…

Chevron maintains upstream spend

Mar 12, 2014

Chevron’s leadership set out the oil major’s plans out to 2020 this week, including eying exploration opportunities offshore Greenland, to maintain its reserves hopper.  Chevron is planning 20% production growth, from 2.6MMboe/d in 2013…

Appetite for technology in ME increases need for intelligent energy law solutions

Mar 11, 2014

The oil and gas industry is experiencing an increasing demand for advanced technology and expertise in the Middle East at a time when the sector as a whole is changing its approach to acquiring, transferring, and protecting its intellectual capital…

McDermott wins subsea cable deal

Mar 05, 2014

McDermott International, Inc. announced that one of its subsidiaries was awarded a contract to provide the electrical power supply system for Saudi Aramco in the Abu Ali and Khursaniyah fields in the Arabian Gulf. This contract is included in McDermott’s 4Q 2013 backlog…

Iran, India, Oman discuss natural gas transport

Mar 03, 2014

Iran, India and Oman are preparing to begin official negotiations for delivery of the Iranian natural gas to the Indian market through a deepwater pipeline. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Indian Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid…

Intertek buys UAE's INSPEC

Mar 03, 2014

Intertek Group has acquired International Inspection Services Ltd (INSPEC), a UAE-based provider of non-destructive testing (NDT) and associated services to the oil and gas industry.  Intertek bought INSPEC from Lamprell Energy, a subsidiary of rig builder Lamprell…

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