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Lamprell delivers in Caspian

Nov 08, 2013

Lamprell has completed and delivered the first of two Caspian Sea jackup rigs following tow out from the Astrakhan re-assembly yard. The new rig will now start its first contract in the Caspian Sea.  Good progress is being made on a second Caspian Sea jackup…

Sparrows sends crane simulator to Abu Dhabi

Oct 23, 2013

Aberdeen-based Sparrows Group employs more than 1750 people and has established offshore crane service and engineering centers around the world. Trainee and existing crane operators working for Sparrows in the Middle East will be able…

Israel attempts to balance regulations, infrastructure with LNG growth

Oct 22, 2013

Israel first hit the international stage as an oil and gas country in 2003, when Houston-based Noble Energy discovered the Mari-B field. The Tamar and Leviathan fields were discovered 2009-2011. All are located in the Levant basin, which encompasses about 83…

Technip to install platforms offshore Qatar

Oct 21, 2013

Technip has won a contract from Qatar Petroleum for the engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning of a bridge linked living quarters platform and a utility platform. The project location is within Qatar Petroleum offshore facilities…

Corac developing in-pipe gas compressor

Oct 08, 2013

Corac Group subsidiary Corac Energy Technologies (CET) has signed an amendment to its contract with Aramco Overseas Company, a subsidiary of Saudi Aramco, for a revised scope of work to develop an in-pipe gas compressor (IGC).  The amendment will enable CET to support the design…

Maersk Oil Qatar jacks-up Al Shaheen

Oct 07, 2013

Maersk Oil Qatar (MOQ) and Gulf Drilling International (GDI) have signed two new contracts; one two-year contract for the GDI jack-up drilling rig (rig B-341), and another three-year contract for a new GDI offshore accommodation jack-up. The…

Noble revises Cyprus estimates

Oct 03, 2013

Noble Energy, Inc. has downgraded the gross resource potential of its A-2 appraisal well, drilled on the Block 12 discovery offshore the Republic of Cyprus. With the reserve potential initially set between 5-8Tcf, the company has now lowered its figures to 3…

Prelude turret takes shape

Sep 24, 2013

Drydocks World today marked the sailaway of the Prelude floating liquified natural gas (FLNG) vessel turret modules to the owner Shell. The first Module, the bogie support structure, standing 22m high, with a diameter of 30m and weighing…

Fugro buys DCN Global

Sep 13, 2013

Abu Dhabi-based subsea engineering and diving services firm DCN Global has been bought by Fugro Subsea Middle East. The company, which will be renamed Fugro Subsea Services (Middle East), has primarily operated in the Middle East, Caspian and African regions…

OE13: Hayward - people is the biggest challenge

Sep 04, 2013

Genel Energy chief executive Tony Hayward will give the keynote presentation in today’s SPE Offshore Europe session, The Independent Oil Company—Mighty oaks from little acorns grow (10-12.30pm, Gordon B). We asked the former BP chief executive…

OE13: Big opportunities offshore

Sep 04, 2013

This decade is a unique opportunity for European contractors and suppliers to really go for it in terms of looking to win a larger global share of the supply market, Malcolm Brinded said yesterday. Brinded, of the Shell Foundation, was chairing…

OE13: GMS orders jackup

Sep 04, 2013

Jack-up barge provider Gulf Marine Services is building its third E-Class jack-up vessel, GMS Enterprise, it has announced. The vessel will add to GMS’ two existing E-Class units, GMS Endeavour and GMS Endurance. GMS Enterprise will…

OE13: The shifting global energy system

Sep 03, 2013

The foundations of the global energy system are shifting and the lives of energy policy makers are not getting any easier. If they didn’t have enough to worry about with securing affordable, sustainable supplies of energy to meet national needs…

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…

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