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OE13: The impact of the Independent

Sep 03, 2013

Dwarfed by the majors and super majors, the impact of the small independent oil company on global exploration and production activity is often overlooked. But, these companies are driving increased production in mature provinces such as the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS)…

Romanian exploration campaign starts

Sep 02, 2013

Petroceltic International has launched drilling campaigns offshore Romania and in Kurdistan. The Romanian campaign, in the Black Sea, started with the spudding of the Cobalcescu South exploration well using the GSP Prometeu jack-up drill rig…

Umm Lulu project contracts awarded

Aug 29, 2013

Technip, as part of a consortium led by National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC), has been awarded a contract by Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA-OPCO) for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) work on Umm Lulu full…

CFO leaves Lamprell

Aug 28, 2013

The group chief finance officer of United Arab Emirates-based rig builder Lamprell is to leave the business. Frank Nelson, who joined Lamprell last year, is to return to the UK for personal reasons, said Lamprell, which is due to announce its half year results tomorrow (August 29)…

Sembcorp signs Aramco MOU

Aug 20, 2013

Sembcorp Marine has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Saudi Aramco and the National Shipping Co. of Saudi Arabia (Bahri), one of the largest shipping companies in the world, with the objective of preparing a detailed feasibility…

Eagle Texas sails to GOM

Aug 13, 2013

Drydocks World announced today that the world’s first Modular Capture Vessel (MCV), Eagle Texas, sailed away from its yard. The conversion of the AFRA max tanker was carried out by Drydocks World – Dubai and was completed for Singapore based AET…

Golar LNG bags Kuwait deal

Aug 12, 2013

Golar LNG Ltd will provide the Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) with floating storage and regasification (FSRU) services to support their LNG import operations at Mina Al Ahmadi. The contract will be for an initial period of five…

Xodus Group acquires Prime Energy

Aug 01, 2013

Xodus Group acquired Dubai-based Prime Energy, as part of an expansion drive in the eastern hemisphere. It is the first acquisition Xodus has made in the Middle East following the launch of its Dubai operations in 2012. Prime Energy’s team will form part of Xodus’ subsidiary based in Dubai…

Colloquy: Sylvia Earle receives Hubbard Medal

Jul 24, 2013

Colloquy: Editor’s Column American oceanographer Dr. Sylvia A. Earle recently received the Hubbard Medal, the National Geographic Society’s highest honor, recognizing “leadership in exploration, science, environmental stewardship and education…

Modiin updates estimates for Yam Hadera field

Jul 22, 2013

Modiin Energy LP has updated resource estimates for the Yam Hadera field off Israel. The best estimate of gross recoverable, prospective resources at Yam Hadera is 208MMbo (revised upwards from 133 MMbo) and 3.4 Tcf of natural gas (revised upwards from 1…

TAM International, Inc. opens a new office in Dubai

Jul 18, 2013

TAM International, Inc., an inflatable and swellable packers provider, opened a new office in Dubai to support the company’s growth in the Middle East. The office offers state-of-the-art technology and is in a centralized area, enabling customers…

C-MAR wins FMEA contract

Jul 11, 2013

C-MAR Group announced that it won a contract, worth over $500,000, to carry out Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA) surveys and trials on Maridive Group vessels for the next five years. The agreement covers 16 Maridive DP vessels to be serviced from C-MAR’s Singapore…

Xodus wins pipeline contracts

Jul 11, 2013

Xodus Group secured two contracts from Abu Dhabi-based Valentine Maritime (Gulf) L.L.C. The first is for new subsea pipelines in the Arabian Gulf off Qatar’s northeast coast. It involves design of a new 6.4km long, 24in. water injection pipeline…

New CEO at Northern Petroleum

Jul 10, 2013

Exploration and production firm Northern Petroleum has promoted Keith Bush, 43, to managing director.   Bush joined Northern in May 2012 as chief operating officer and was appointed to the board last November. Bush has a degree in physics…

Middle East expansion for Archer

Jun 17, 2013

Oilfield services firm Archer is expanding its coverage in the eastern hemisphere region with the opening of a support office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), a downhole tool repair center in Jebel Ali, UAE and a country office in Doha…

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