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Saudi Aramco Awards Ten-Year Deal for Shelf Drilling's Jack-Up Rig

May 06, 2021

Oslo-listed offshore drilling contractor Shelf Drilling has secured a ten-year contract extension for the High Island IX jack-up rig.The contract for the 1983-built, 2012-upgraded jack-up drilling unit is in direct continuation of its current contract in Saudi Arabia.'The contract dayrate allows for annual rate adjustments based on the previous 12-month average Brent crude oil price. Following this extension…

Saudi Aramco Sees 30% Rise in 1Q Profit

May 04, 2021

State-run oil producer Saudi Aramco beat analysts' forecasts on Tuesday with a 30% rise in first-quarter net profit and maintained its dividend payout, helped by strong oil prices.Earnings by global energy companies such as Exxon Mobil have climbed on the back of rising crude prices…

First Qatari Offshore Well Stimulation Vessel Starts Operations

Apr 21, 2021

Qatari shipping and offshore services company Milaha and oilfield services giant Schlumberger held a virtual event to mark the start of operations of the first Qatari-owned offshore well stimulation vessel Halul-48, Milaha said Monday.The collaboration…

Masirah Oil: Yumna Field Output in March at 12,672 bpd

Apr 20, 2021

Masirah Oil Limited said Tuesday that gross oil production in March 2021 from its Yumna Field in offshore Block 50 Oman, amounted to 12,672 stock tank barrels per day (stb/d).On March 17, 2021, Masirah Oil Limited announced the completion of the upgrade to the Yumna Field process facilities…

Abu Dhabi: OFCO, Mammoet Pen Collaboration Agreement

Apr 19, 2021

Abu Dhabi Ports’ recently formed offshore logistics service provider, Offshore Support and Logistics Services Company (OFCO) has signed a collaboration deal with heavy lifting and transport services company Mammoet.'The integrated maritime logistics service provider OFCO…

Saipem Bags Additional Offshore Work in Qatar Worth $350M

Apr 13, 2021

Qatari gas company Qatargas has awarded additional work to Italy's Saipem within the North Field Production Sustainability Offshore Project, following a $1.7 billion contract announced in February.Qatargas has now exercised two options for additional work under the project…

Oil Falls Below $64 on Rising Iran, OPEC+ Production

Apr 05, 2021

Oil fell to below $64 a barrel on Monday as rising supply from OPEC+ and higher Iranian output countered signs of a strong economic rebound in the United States and expectations of a wider demand recovery in 2021.The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and allies…

Gulf Marine Services Strikes New Debt Deal with Banks

Apr 01, 2021

Gulf Marine Services, a UAE-based provider of self-propelled, self-elevating support vessels serving the offshore oil, gas, and renewables industries, has struck a deal with banks to reduce the interest rate on its loan.'Under the revised agreement…

Aberdeenshire-based ROV Firm Eyes Middle East Growth

Mar 31, 2021

Aberdeenshire-based ROV company HPR ROV has said it has signed an exclusive two-year agreement with Saudi-based Intelligent Energy Services (i-Energy).i-Energy will act as an exclusive agent for HPR ROV in the region, enabling the firm to offer its ROV systems to the Middle East marketplace…

Qatar Petroleum to Take Full Control of Qatargas 1

Mar 30, 2021

Qatar Petroleum said Tuesday it wouldn't be renewing its Qatargas 1 LNG joint venture with Total, ExxonMobil, Marubeni, and Mitsui.Upon the expiry of the relevant joint venture agreements on December 31, 2021, Qatar Petroleum will become the sole owner of 100% of the Qatargas assets and facilities…

Offshore Drilling Market Poised for Growth, Rystad Says

Mar 23, 2021

Norwegian energy intelligence group Rystad Energy expects to see an increase in offshore wells drilled this year and the next one, compared to 2020, when the number was hit by low oil prices and the pandemic.Now, with oil and gas demand recovering supported by vaccinations and OPEC+ supply cuts…

Saipem Wins $1B Deal with in Qatar for Offshore Export Trunklines and Tie-in Works

Mar 22, 2021

Italian energy industry services provider Saipem said Monday it had received a Letter of Award from Qatargas for a new contract worth over one billion U.S. dollars, related to the North Field Production Sustainability Pipelines Project located…

Saudi Aramco to Cut Spending as Profit Drops 44.4%

Mar 22, 2021

Saudi Arabian state oil giant Aramco is betting on an Asian-led rebound in energy demand this year after it reported a steep slide in net profit for 2020 on Sunday and scaled back its spending plans.The COVID-19 pandemic took a heavy toll on the company and its global peers in 2020…

Oman: Masirah Oil Upgrades Yumna Field Facilities. Output Grows

Mar 17, 2021

Oil company Masirah Oil said Wednesday it had upgraded process facilities at the Yumna field, offshore Oman.The upgrade has more than doubled the liquid handling capacity on the Mobile Offshore Production Unit (MOPU) to 30,000 barrels per day…

Brent Tops $70 after Houthi Attack on Saudi Oil Export Hub

Mar 08, 2021

Yemen's Houthi forces fired drones and missiles at the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry on Sunday, including a Saudi Aramco facility at Ras Tanura vital to petroleum exports, in what Riyadh called a failed assault on global energy security…

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