Offshore Middle East News - page 66

 

Benenan-3 hits oil in Kurdistan

Nov 08, 2012

DNO International's Benenan-3 well in the Kurdistan region of Iraq has encountered oil, the Norwegian company announced on 6 November 2012.The Benenan-3 well, which was drilled on the Erbil license, encountered an additional 210 meter oil…

Inpex to join Lukoil onshore Iraq

Nov 08, 2012

INPEX has signed a service contract with the Iraqi State Oil Compnay (South Oil Company) for the onshore Exploration Block 10 jointly with LUKOIL.INPEX and LUKOIL have been successfully awarded the rights to explore the Exploration Block 10…

Eddie Moore joins Zenith Oilfield Technology

Oct 12, 2012

Eddie Moore has joined Zenith Oilfield Technology, recently acquired by Lufkin Industries, as manager of sales and operations for the Middle East and Africa, working out of Oman. Peter Smith (pictured), previously with Weatherford, has…

Why Russia toys with new partnerships

Oct 11, 2012

As the tension between Israel and Iran ratchets up, an interesting sub-text has developed over the role of Iran’s traditional backer, Russia. While many Western observers continue to raise the spectre of a ‘wider Middle East conflagration’, and one that could drag in Russia…

A 'wells-up approach' to rig design

Oct 07, 2012

Getting the drilling facilities design process right not only ensures the operator gets the ideal rig for the job but also increases HSE and operational efficiencies and cuts rig construction and commissioning costs. Andy Kay and Rodrigo Rendon discuss the RDS approach…

Middle East connections

Sep 12, 2012

French premium tubular solutions specialist Vallourec reports that its new-generation Vam 21 threaded connection is now also enjoying commercial success in the Middle East after making early market inroads in the North Sea, Brazil and Southeast Asia…

Ferguson Group

Aug 17, 2012

Rental equipment provider Ferguson Group has set up a new company near its port and storage yard in Jebel Ali, Dubai, to support its range of offshore and refrigerated containers plus accommodation units and workspace modules in the Middle East.

Angus Bowie appointed MENA regional director

Aug 17, 2012

Angus Bowie has been appointed MENA regional director for pipeline engineering group Stats. He has relocated to Abu Dhabi from Aberdeen – where he served previously as the company’s technical director – and will oversee the opening of new workshop and warehousing facilities…

Hatem Speta joins Expro International as Middle East product manager

Aug 17, 2012

Hatem Speta, a well test specialist recruited from Schlumberger, has joined Expro International as Middle East product manager. Expro also recently appointed Ossama Amin, previously with Geoservices, as its MENA early production facilities manager.

Nabil Alalawi joins the Camcon board

Aug 17, 2012

Nabil Alalawi, co-founder of Al Mansoori Specialized Engineering, has joined the Camcon board as a non-executive director. Since October 2010 Al Mansoori has had the rights to sell, install and support Camcon Oil products throughout the Middle East…

René Kofod-Olsen appointed CEO of Topaz Energy & Marine

Aug 17, 2012

René Kofod-Olsen has been appointed CEO of Dubai-headquartered offshore support vessel fleet operator Topaz Energy & Marine, which serves primarily in the MENA and Caspian regions. He was previously with Svitzer and the AP Møller-Maersk Group.

Stuart Bell appointed MD of Dron & Dickson

Aug 17, 2012

Stuart Bell has been appointed MD of the newly established UAE office of hazardous area electrical equipment supplier Dron & Dickson.

Zalmay Khalilzad appointed to the board of Tethys Petroleum

Aug 17, 2012

Zalmay Khalilzad, a former US ambassador to Afghanistan and Iraq, has been appointed to the board of Tethys Petroleum. Tethys has interests in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

René Kofod-Olsen appointed CEO of OSV

Jul 19, 2012

René Kofod-Olsen has been appointed CEO of OSV fleet operator Topaz Energy & Marine. He joins from the AP Møller-Maersk Group.

Dron & Dickson

Jul 19, 2012

Hazardous area electrical equipment specialist Dron & Dickson has established a new base in Dubai, headed up by newly appointed managing director Stuart Bell.

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