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Aramco Q1 Profit Falls 19% to $31.9B

May 09, 2023

Saudi oil giant Aramco posted a first-quarter net profit of 119.54 billion riyals ($31.88 billion) on Tuesday, a fall of about 19% from the previous year.It said the drop was mainly driven by lower crude prices, although partially offset by…

Second Oil Tanker in a Week Seized by Iran in Gulf - U.S. Navy

May 03, 2023

A second oil tanker in a week was seized by Iran on Wednesday in Gulf waters, the U.S. Navy said, the latest escalation in a series of seizures or attacks on commercial vessels in Gulf waters since 2019.The Bahrain-based Fifth Fleet of the U…

Ranhill Worley Scores $50M Engineering Design Contract with Saipem

Apr 26, 2023

Ranhill Worley has secured a $50 million contract with Saipem's subsidiary Servizi Energia Italia to perform detailed engineering design for two compression complexes associated with the North Field Production Sustainability (“NFPS”) Offshore Compression Complexes Project in Qatar…

Qatar Energy Lifts June Al-Shaheen Term Price - Traders

Apr 14, 2023

Qatar Energy set the term price for cargoes of al-Shaheen oil loading in June at a higher level than for May, indicating stronger demand for crude for the summer amid tightening supply after producers agreed to cut output. Qatar set the price for June cargoes at a premium of about $2…

ADNOC Drilling to Provide Drilling Services for ADNOC's Largest Producing Offshore Field

Apr 14, 2023

ADNOC Drilling has won a five-year contract for the provision of Integrated Drilling Services (IDS) totaling $412 million from ADNOC Offshore starting in the second quarter of 2023.ADNOC Drilling will provide IDS for the development of the Upper Zakum field…

ADNOC L&S Adds Five New Very Large Gas Carriers to Fleet

Apr 13, 2023

United Arab Emirates' ADNOC Logistics & Services (ADNOC L&S) has expanded its fleet with the deployment of five new-build Very Large Gas Carriers (VLGC), state news agency WAM reported on Thursday.The carriers of the shipping and maritime logistics…

China's Sinopec Becomes First Asian Shareholder in Qatar's NFE Project

Apr 12, 2023

Qatar's state-owned energy firm QatarEnergy has signed a definitive partnership agreement with China Petrochemical Corporation (Sinopec) for the North Field East (NFE) expansion project, dubbed the largest project in the history of the LNG industry…

Vahana Aryan Becomes First Jack-up Unit to Receive DNV's Abate-Ready Notation

Apr 05, 2023

Dubai-based Vahana Marine Solutions DMCC's Vahana Aryan vessel has become the first jack-up unit to receive DNV’s Abate-Ready notation. According to DNV, the Abate notation is designed to assist the owners and operators of offshore units to…

QatarEnergy Taps Baker Hughes for Supply of MRCs for North Field South Project

Apr 03, 2023

Baker Hughes has secured an order from QatarEnergy to supply two main refrigerant compressors (MRCs) for the North Field South (NFS) project, which will be executed by Qatargas. The MRCs are part of two LNG “mega trains” representing 16 million…

Wärtsilä Signs Five-year Vessel Maintenance Deal with Abu Dhabi's NPCC

Mar 13, 2023

Finland-based marine technology company Wärtsilä has signed a five-year vessel maintenance deal with Abu Dhabi-based firm National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC).Wärtsilä said that the agreement covered seven vessels in the NPCC fleet and was designed to maximize operational uptime…

Oil Prices Drop after Report on UAE Debating OPEC Exit

Mar 03, 2023

Oil prices slumped on Friday after the Wall Street Journal reported that the United Arab Emirates had an internal debate about leaving the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and pumping more oil.Brent crude futures fell $1.57…

Cepsa Sells its Interests in UAE Oil Concessions to TotalEnergies

Mar 02, 2023

Spanish firm Cepsa has agreed to sell its exploration and production business in the United Arab Emirates to the French oil major TotalEnergies.The assets being sold include Cepsa’s 20% participating interest in the Satah Al Razboot, Umm Lulu…

Iran Pens $900M Offshore Gas Field Development Deal

Feb 06, 2023

Iran signed a $900 million contract on Saturday with Iranian Offshore Engineering and Construction Co (IOEC) to develop the first phase of its Kish offshore gas field in the Gulf, state television reported. Under the contract, IOEC is to launch…

UAE Names ADNOC Chief Jaber as COP28 Climate Conference President

Jan 12, 2023

The United Arab Emirates said on Thursday that Sultan al-Jaber, the head of state oil giant ADNOC, would act as president of the COP28 climate conference it is hosting this year. Jaber, also UAE's minister of industry and technology and its climate envoy…

Japan's Cosmo Energy Signs New Offshore Oil Field Deal with QatarEnergy

Dec 27, 2022

Japan's Cosmo Energy Holdings Co Ltd said on Friday it has signed a new agreement with Qatar Energy to continue its operation in the Al-Karkara and A-Structures offshore oil fields, which came into effect after the expiry of the current contract this month…

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