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Once an American Foe, Now a Friend: OPEC Turns 60

Sep 14, 2020

In 1973, Arab members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries brought the U.S. economy to its knees. Now, the cartel created 60 years ago is more likely to do Washington's bidding.Since Saudi Arabia and other Arab OPEC members imposed their famous oil embargo as retribution for U.S. support for Israel during the Yom Kippur War, shifts in global politics and a surge in America's oil production have tamed the group…

ARO Drilling Names New CEO

Sep 04, 2020

ARO Drilling, a Saudi-focused offshore drilling joint venture between Valaris and Saudi Aramco, has appointed new CEO.The offshore drilling company said via social media that Derek Kent was named as its Chief Executive Officer. He succeeds Kelly McHenry…

Brent Crude at Five-month High on Abu Dhabi Output Cuts

Aug 31, 2020

Oil rose on Monday, with Brent touching the highest in five months, underpinned by a 30% cut in Abu Dhabi crude supplies and encouraging Chinese data even as global demand struggles to return to pre-COVID levels in a well-supplied market.Brent crude futures for November advanced to $46…

Bahri Orders Ten Chemical Tankers from Hyundai for $410M

Aug 21, 2020

Saudi Arabia's national shipping company Bahri has ordered ten 49,999-dwt Medium Range (MR) chemical tankers from Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, part of South Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI).Bahri said the order, signed at a virtual ceremony…

Tekmar Group Nets Middle East Orders

Aug 21, 2020

Tekmar Group has informed that its subsidiaries have won 'multiple contracts' to supply subsea asset protection and stabilization technologies in the Middle East.Tekmar did not say who the clients were, describing them just as 'energy companies and tier one contractors in the Middle East…

U.S. Sends First Crude Shipment to Saudi Arabia in Years

Aug 06, 2020

The United States sent a shipment of crude to Saudi Arabia in June, data from the U.S. Census Bureau showed on Wednesday, in what appears to be the first such delivery since the U.S. ban on crude exports ended in 2015.The United States shipped about 550…

Delek Sells $2.25B of Bonds to Finance Leviathan Gas Field

Aug 05, 2020

Israel's Delek Drilling said on Wednesday it will pay an average interest of 6.28% in a $2.25 billion international bond offering to help it finance the development of the Leviathan natural gas project off Israel's Mediterranean coast.Following a roadshow…

Ex-Unaoil manager Sentenced to Three Years in Prison over Iraq Bribery

Jul 31, 2020

A former manager of consultancy Unaoil was sentenced to three years in jail by a London court on Thursday – the second Unaoil executive to be jailed for bribing an Iraqi official to secure a $55 million oil deal after the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003…

Headache for OPEC as Oil Market Structure Signals Return of Glut

Jul 30, 2020

Rising OPEC and U.S. oil supply, coupled with stalled economic and crude demand recovery, have pushed the futures market structure back to indicating a surplus, last observed during oil's collapse in April and May amid the coronavirus pandemic…

LR Names Marine & Offshore President for SAMEA

Jul 28, 2020

LR has appointed Mike Holliday as Marine & Offshore president for South Asia, the Middle East, and Africa (SAMEA).In his new role, Holliday will lead LR’s Marine and Offshore operations across SAMEA, primarily based in Singapore, and be responsible…

GMS Completes 'First' Well Intervention from Self-Propelled Jack-Up Unit

Jul 28, 2020

Gulf Marine Services, a UAE-based supplier of self-propelled and self-elevating support vessels (SESVs) for the offshore energy industry, has said it has completed its first Well Intervention work scope.The company, which normally provides offshore…

China's CNOOC Acquires Stakes in Abu Dhabi's Major Offshore Blocks

Jul 27, 2020

China-based offshore oil and gas-focused company CNOOC will acquire rights in Abu Dhabi's major offshore blocks Lower Zakum, Umm Shaif and Nasr.Abu Dhabi's national oil company ADNOC said Monday it would transfer part of rights in the offshore…

Delek to Sell $2.25B of Bonds to Finance Leviathan Gas Field

Jul 27, 2020

Israel's Delek Drilling plans to raise $2.25 billion in an international bond offering to help it finance the development of the Leviathan natural gas project off Israel's Mediterranean coast.The issue, expected to be completed in coming weeks…

Fugro Done with Geophysical Work at Qatar's North Sea Field

Jul 21, 2020

Fugro has completed the first phase of its offshore site investigation for Qatargas’ North Field Production Sustainability’s Compression Phase.The Dutch company started the fieldwork started in March. The first phase marks the completion of the geophysical scope…

OPEC+ Meets to Decide on Oil Output Cuts Easing

Jul 15, 2020

OPEC and allies such as Russia meet on Wednesday to decide oil output policy from August amid broad market expectations the group will ease supply curbs as the global economy slowly recovers from the coronavirus pandemic.The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and allies…

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