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Saipem Bags $1.7B Deal to Build Offshore Facilities for Qatar's North Field

Feb 22, 2021

Italian offshore energy services contractor Saipem has received from Qatargas a letter of award for the development of the North Field Production Sustainability Offshore Project, located offshore of the North-East coast of Qatar peninsula. The contract is worth approximately $1.7 billion.The scope of work covers the engineering, procurement, construction, and installation of various offshore facilities for the extraction and transportation of natural gas…

Former SBM Offshore Sales Manager Gets Prison Time for Bribery

Mar 02, 2021

A former sales manager of Dutch energy services company SBM Offshore was sentenced on Monday to three-and-a-half years in jail after being convicted by a London jury of bribing public officials to win oil contracts in post-occupation Iraq.Paul Bond…

ADNOC Drilling Takes Delivery of Shelf Drilling Journey Jack-Up Rig

Feb 25, 2021

UAE-based ADNOC Drilling has taken delivery of the Shelf Drilling Journey jack-up drilling rig from Shelf Drilling, following the sale and purchase deal signed in December 2020.Offshore drilling contractor Shelf Drilling said Thursday that it had on February 24…

Ex-SBM Offshore Sales Manager Convicted in Bribery Case

Feb 25, 2021

A former sales manager of Dutch energy services company SBM Offshore was on Wednesday convicted by a London jury of conspiracy to bribe public officials to secure lucrative oil contracts in Iraq after the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003.Paul Bond…

Sapura Energy Nets E&C and Drilling Deals Worth $457M

Feb 10, 2021

Sapura Energy, a Malaysian integrated oil and gas services and solutions provider, said Wednesday its Engineering and Construction (E&C) and Drilling divisions have recently secured contracts with a combined value of about RM1.85 billion (around USD 457 million)…

Japan's Cosmo Awarded Offshore Exploration Concession in Abu Dhabi

Feb 10, 2021

Japanese oil company Cosmo has been awarded exploration concession for Offshore Block 4 in Abu Dhabi, ADNOC, the Abu Dhabi national oil firm said.Under the agreement, Cosmo will own a 100 percent stake in the exploration phase, investing up to $145 million towards exploration and appraisal drilling…

'Largest LNG Project Ever:' Qatar Petroleum Sanctions North Field East Project

Feb 09, 2021

Qatar Petroleum on Monday took the final investment decision for the development on the North Field East Project (NFE), in what the company said was the world’s largest LNG project ever. The total cost of the project is estimated at $28.75 billion…

Masirah Oil Starts Production from New Well Offshore Oman

Feb 01, 2021

Oil firm Masirah Oil has informed that production has kicked off from the second development well drilled in the Yumna Field, in the Block 50, offshore Oman.The well was spudded on December 10, 2020, using the Shelf Drilling Tenacious jack-up rig…

Abu Dhabi Ports, Allianz Marine form Offshore Logistics JV

Jan 28, 2021

Abu Dhabi Ports’ maritime arm SAFEEN has signed an agreement with offshore vessel owner Allianz Marine & Logistics Services (AMLS), to launch a new international provider of integrated maritime logistic services.'Operating under the title of…

ADNOC Cuts Short Two Shelf Drilling Rig Contracts

Jan 18, 2021

UAE-based firm ADNOC Drilling has decided on the early termination of two jack-up rig contracts with drilling contractor Shelf Drilling.Shelf Drilling, a company with one of the largest jack-up rig fleets in the world, said Monday that the customer…

Israel and Four Arab States Discuss Energy Sector

Jan 15, 2021

Israel's energy minister held a video conference call with his counterparts in the United Arab Emirates, Morocco, Sudan, and Bahrain for the first time on Thursday, according to a statement from his office.The Israeli minister, Yuval Steinitz…

Ex-Petrofac Exec Pleads Guilty to Bribery Offenses

Jan 15, 2021

Update: Petrofac's statement included below the original articleFormer senior Petrofac Ltd executive David Lufkin pleaded guilty at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Thursday to three further bribery offenses in relation to oil deals in United Arab Emirates (UAE)…

Energean Sanctions Karish North Gas Field Project. Gets $700M Loan

Jan 14, 2021

Mediterranean Sea-focused oil and gas company Energean has taken Final Investment Decision ('FID') on the Karish North gas development, offshore Israel.The gas discovery was announced in April 2019. In November 2020, DeGolyer and MacNaughton…

Swinging Again, Saudi Arabia Sacrifices Market Share to Protect Oil Price

Jan 06, 2021

Saudi Arabia’s announcement that it will reduce oil output by 1 million barrels per day in February and March has boosted prices and helped paper over divisions within the producer alliance, at least temporarily.The unilateral cut, announced on Tuesday…

McDermott Lands Offshore Platform Engineering Deal in Qatar

Jan 06, 2021

Offshore engineering and construction firm McDermott has won a contract from Qatargas to deliver front-end engineering and design (FEED) work for Qatar Petroleum's North Field South (NFS) project.The contract scope includes the replication of five offshore wellhead platforms…

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