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ADNOC Drilling to Buy Three New Jack-up Rigs for $320M

Nov 21, 2022

UAE-based offshore drilling contractor ADNOC Drilling said Monday it had agreed to buy three 'brand new' premium offshore jack-up drilling rigs for $320 million, 'with further acquisitions in the pipeline.'The company said the rigs would meet the UAE national oil company ADNOC’s plan to raise and sustain production capacity.'The acquisition underpins the company’s accelerated fleet expansion and enterprising growth strategy…

UAE Brings Forward Oil Output Capacity Expansion to 2027

Nov 29, 2022

The board of Abu Dhabi's ADNOC has endorsed plans to bring forward the company's five million barrel per day oil production capacity expansion to 2027, the company said in a statement on Monday. ADNOC's gas processing and LNG businesses will be consolidated to create ADNOC Gas…

Saudi Aramco Signs 59 Deals Worth $11B Under iktva Program. Global Oilfield Services Majors Among Suppliers

Nov 22, 2022

Saudi Arabian national oil company Saudi Aramco saod Tuedsay it had signed signed 59 corporate procurement agreements (CPAs) with 51 local and global manufacturers, including oilfield services majors Baker Hughes, Halliburton, SLB, and TechnipFMC…

Saudi Arabia's State Fund Hires Banks for IPO of ADES, Sources say

Nov 21, 2022

Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund is planning an initial public offering (IPO) of oil and gas drilling firm ADES International in Riyadh next year that could fetch more than $1 billion, according to two sources who declined to be identified as the matter is not public…

Qatar Pens 27-year Deal with China as LNG Competition Heats Up

Nov 21, 2022

QatarEnergy has signed a 27-year deal to supply China's Sinopec with liquefied natural gas (LNG), the longest such LNG agreement so far as volatile markets drive buyers to seek long-term deals. Following Russia's invasion of Ukraine in February…

Bahrain Announces Two New Gas Discoveries

Nov 08, 2022

Bahrain has announced two natural gas discoveries in the Al-Joubah and Al-Jawf reservoirs, state news agency BNA said on Tuesday. Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, chairman of the kingdom's energy investment and development arm Nogaholding, has updated…

COP27 - UAE Says Will Keep Pumping Oil as Long as the World Needs It

Nov 07, 2022

The United Arab Emirates will be a responsible supplier of oil and gas for as long as the world needs, its President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan said on Monday at the start of two weeks of climate talks in Egypt.He added the Gulf nation…

GMS Wins Contracts for Three Jack-ups at 'Improved' Day Rates

Nov 03, 2022

GMS, a UAE-based owner of self-propelled, self-elevating support vessels serving the offshore oil, gas, and renewables industries, has secured two new contracts and a contract extension. One of the new contracts is for a large-class vessel, while the other is for a small-class vessel…

ADIPEC: Fugro, AD Ports Pen Deal for Remote & Autonomous Tech Use in Middle East

Nov 02, 2022

During the ADIPEC exhibition in Abu Dhabi, Dutch firm Fugro and UAE's AD Ports Group signed an agreement that sets out combined goals to utilize remote and autonomous technologies in the region. The agreement was signed by Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi…

ADNOC Awards $4B Worth of Integrated Drilling Fluids Services

Nov 01, 2022

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) on Tuesday announced the award of three framework agreements valued at $4 billion (AED14.68 billion) for integrated drilling fluids services (IDFS) to support the ongoing expansion of its 'lower cost and…

ConocoPhillips Joins QatarEnergy's North Field South Expansion as Final International Partner

Oct 31, 2022

QatarEnergy has selected ConocoPhillips as its third and final international partner in the North Field South (NFS) expansion project. The project comprises two LNG mega trains with a combined capacity of 16 million tons per annum (MTPA).The…

COSL Bags $1,92B Worth of Offshore Drilling Service Deals in Middle East

Oct 25, 2022

Chinese offshore drilling contractor China Oilfield Services Limited (COSL) said Monday it had recently signed several long-term drilling rig service contracts in the Middle East. The contracts are worth around RMB14 billion (~$1,92 billion) in total…

Oil and Gas Trade Should be Depoliticized, Qatar Energy Chief Says

Oct 24, 2022

Saad al-Kaabi, the head of Qatar's state-run energy company, said on Monday all oil and gas trade should be depoliticized, calling for policies to move away from sanctions and anti-free market agreements.The comments by Kaabi, who is also Qatar's minister of state for energy…

ADNOC Says Breaks World Record for Longest Oil and Gas Well Drilled

Oct 20, 2022

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) said Thursday it had set a new world record for the longest oil and gas well, at its Upper Zakum offshore concession.'Stretching 50,000 feet [15240 meters], the well is around 800 feet [243.84 meters] longer…

Qatar cuts al-Shaheen Crude Term Price for December - sources

Oct 19, 2022

Qatar Energy has reduced the term price for December-loading al-Shaheen crude oil to a premium of $4.19 a barrel above Dubai quotes after receiving lower bids in its tender, several trade sources said on Wednesday. This was down from a premium of $5…

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