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Indian Firm Clinches Mega Offshore Order in the Middle East

Nov 22, 2023

India-based L&T Energy Hydrocarbon – LTEH, the hydrocarbon business of Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has received a Letter of Intent for a 'mega' offshore order from an unnamed 'prestigious client in the Middle East.'For LTEH, a 'mega' contract means the contract is valued between ₹C 10,000 and 15,000 (~$1,2 billion and $1,8 billion).The scope of work comprises engineering, procurement, construction, and installation…

Santos, ADNOC Enter CCS Collaboration Deal

Nov 22, 2023

Australian oil and gas company Santos has entered into a strategic collaboration agreement with Abu Dhabi based oil and gas firm ADNOC to collaborate on carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects.The agreement will explore the potential for establishing…

Tekmar Group to Provide Equipment for Middle East Subsea Project

Nov 16, 2023

Tekmar Group said Thursday it had secured a £2.5 million contract to provide equipment for a subsea project in the Middle East.'The contract is for the design and supply of TekDuct, one of Tekmar Group's cable protection products, ballast modules…

Lamprell Delivers Newbuild Jack-up Rig 'Kingdom 1' to IMI

Nov 10, 2023

Offshore energy engineering and construction services company Lamprell said Friday it had delivered the first of two new build jack-up rigs to its client, International Maritime Industries (IMI). The jack-up rig, Kingdom 1, which has been built collaboratively between ARO…

ADNOC to Cut 2024 Upper Zakum Oil Supply to Some Term Buyers -sources

Nov 09, 2023

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has notified some term customers that it will reduce the volume of Upper Zakum crude oil supply in 2024, three sources with direct knowledge of the matter said on Thursday.The move could affect supplies to China…

Advanced Watertek Puts Focus on Offshore Sustainability at OJME Conference

Nov 08, 2023

Advanced Watertek, a provider of water treatment solutions, has recently delivered a presentation that emphasized the alignment of offshore operations with Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) requirements…

Saudi Aramco Net Profit Drops Broadly as Expected, Shares Inch Up

Nov 07, 2023

Saudi Aramco on Tuesday reported a 23% fall in third-quarter net profit on the back of lower oil prices and volumes sold, marginally beating analyst estimates and helping underpin its shares.Net profit fell to $32.6 billion for the quarter to Sept…

GMS Boosts Backlog to $326.2 M With Fresh Contract Wins

Nov 01, 2023

Gulf Marine Services (GMS), a provider of jack-up support vessels for the global energy industry, has secured new contracts for its fleet.The company said that it had won two contract extensions for four years in total and one new contract for two years in the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) Region…

World Bank Sees Lower 2024 Oil Price, but Middle East War Could Cause Spike

Oct 31, 2023

The World Bank said on Monday it expected global oil prices to average $90 a barrel in the fourth quarter and fall to an average of $81 in 2024 as slowing growth eases demand, but warned that an escalation of the latest Middle East conflict could spike prices significantly higher…

Israel Awards Gas Exploration Licenses to Eni, BP and Four Others

Oct 30, 2023

Israel's Energy Ministry said on Sunday it had awarded 12 licenses to six companies to explore for natural gas off the country's Mediterranean coast, aiming to create more competition and diversify suppliers.The license awards, which came as the Israel-Hamas conflict entered its fourth week…

UAE's Jaber Urges Pre-COP28 Summit to Align on Fossil Fuel, Renewables Language

Oct 30, 2023

The United Arab Emirates President of COP28 said on Monday he was aware countries had strong views about including language on fossil fuels and renewables in the negotiated text of the UN climate summit but that common ground must be found.'I…

ARO Drilling Secures Financing for Two Newbuild Jack-up Rigs

Oct 26, 2023

Offshore drilling firm ARO Drilling (“ARO”), a 50/50 joint venture between Valaris and Aramco, has secured financing for its first two newbuild jack-up drilling rigs, Kingdom 1 and 2.According to Valaris, ARO secured 'attractive' financing,…

Recent Oil Mega-deals Show Hydrocarbons are 'Here to stay' -Saudi Energy Minister

Oct 25, 2023

Saudi Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman said on Tuesday that recent multi-billion dollar acquisitions by U.S. oil majors Exxon Mobil and Chevron of smaller rivals showed that hydrocarbons were 'here to stay'.'Exxon, Chevron didn't buy because they want to have stranded assets…

Aramco CEO Sees Significant Oil Demand Growth

Oct 24, 2023

Saudi oil giant Aramco's Chief Executive Amin Nasser said on Tuesday he saw significant demand growth for oil, citing a possible resurgence in the Chinese economy and an aviation sector that remains below pre-pandemic levels. He said a one-size…

Middle East Conflict Threatens Regional Gas Market, Could Affect Europe's LNG Supplies - Rystad

Oct 19, 2023

The ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, the Palestinian militant group, poses a serious threat to the regional natural gas market and could have knock-on effects on Europe’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply as winter approaches, Rystad Energy…

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