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GMS Rejects 'Opportunistic' Takeover Proposal by Seafox

May 04, 2020

Gulf Marine Services (GMS), a UAE-based provider of offshore service jack-up units has rejected a takeover proposal from Seafox.Seafox on April 30, 2020, announced an unsolicited and non-binding approach to acquire the entire issued and to be issued share capital of Gulf Marine Services. Seafox made the proposal, citing 'recent trading and share price volatility in relation to GMS.'The proposal was…

One of World's Largest Oil & Gas Conferences Moves Online Due to Pandemic

Jul 27, 2020

ADIPEC, one of the world's largest oil and gas events held in Abu Dhabi, will this year take place online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.More precisely, the exhibition part of the event held annually for over 30 years will be moved for 2021, but the conferences will be held online…

ABS Certifies Jack-Up Rig Steel after Remote Survey

Jul 07, 2020

Classification and consultancy company ABS has provided a remote survey for steel certification at a steel mill, enabling Lamprell to continue work on jack-up drilling rigs, despite COVID-19 restrictions.Lamprell ordered 8855 MT of steel for…

ADNOC in $10B Mega Pipeline Deal with International Consortium

Jun 23, 2020

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) said on Tuesday it had signed a $10 billion gas infrastructure deal with a consortium of investors, while its chief executive told Reuters the company would keep a tight lid on costs amid low oil prices…

Lamprell to Build Substructures for Scotland's Largest Offshore Wind Farm

Jun 08, 2020

The UAE-based offshore construction company Lamprell will build 30 substructures for Seagreen offshore wind farm in Scotland. The Letter of Award was awarded by Seaway 7, the Renewables business unit of Subsea 7, the lead engineering, procurement…

UAE: Jack-Up Providers Team Up to Cut Costs

May 29, 2020

UAE-based jack-up services provider Gulf Marine Services has entered into a framework agreement with Zakher Marine International ('ZMI'), a privately-owned offshore services provider also based in UAE. Both companies own fleets of self-propelled…

Drydocks World Cuts First Steel For Dutch Wind Farm Substation

May 28, 2020

Dubai's Drydocks World shipyard has cut first steel for the HVAC Transformer Station Topside, named Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) Beta.This is the third such unit that Drydocks World will be constructing for Petrofac and end-client TenneT, and the second project for the HKZ offshore wind farm…

Holders of 52.24% GMS Shares Say They Won't Accept Seafox Proposal

May 21, 2020

Gulf Marine Services, a UAE-based company owning a fleet of jack-up service vessels, said Thursday it had received letters from shareholders who collectively hold 52.24 percent of the company's issued share capital saying that they didn't plant to accept Seafox's takeover proposal…

Petrofac Warns of Project Delays on COVID-19, Lower Oil Prices

May 15, 2020

Petrofac Ltd on Friday warned of delays in new projects until 2021 due to coronavirus-induced supply chain disruptions and travel restrictions as well as lower oil prices and said it was taking steps to conserve cash.The crash in oil prices…

GMS Rejects Seafox Proposal Again

May 07, 2020

Gulf Marine Services (GMS), a UAE-based owner of a fleet of jack-up service units for the offshore energy industry, has again rejected Seafox's takeover proposal and has urged its shareholders to do the same.Seafox, the Dutch owner of a fleet of offshore jack-up service vessels…

ADNOC to Power Offshore Platforms from Shore

May 01, 2020

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and Abu Dhabi Power Corporation (ADPower) have this week jointly announced tender for they development and operation of the region’s first high-voltage, direct current (HVDC) sub-sea transmission system…

Borr Drilling Sells Two 1980s-Built Jack-Ups

Apr 30, 2020

Jack-up rig specialist Borr Drilling has sold two jack-up drilling rigs and backlog associated with them effective from April 1, 2020, for $15.8 million.The two jack-ups, the Dhabi II and Paragon B152, built in 1981 and 1982, respectively, are on contracts with UAE's ADNOC…

Seafox Proposes to Take Over GMS

Apr 30, 2020

The Dutch owner of a fleet of offshore jack-up service vessels Seafox has made a non-binding proposal to take over the UAE-based jack-up specialist GMS. Both companies provide offshore service support jack-up units for hook-up and commissioning in the oil & gas and offshore wind industries…

UAE's ADNOC Terminates $1.65B Deal with Petrofac

Apr 16, 2020

UAE's national oil company ADNOC has terminated $1.65B worth of contracts with UK oilfield services firm Petrofac.The two contracts were awarded in February, and entailed the delivery by Petrofac of offshore platforms and gas processing facilities for the Dalma Gas Development Project…

Dubai Petroleum Shortens Another Shelf Drilling Rig Contract

Apr 06, 2020

Jack-up drilling rig contractor Shelf Drilling has been slapped with another early rig contract termination, its third in the past month.Shelf Drilling on Monday said that it had entered into a mutual agreement with the client 'to amend the…

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