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GMS Rejects 'Opportunistic' Takeover Proposal by Seafox

May 04, 2020

Gulf Marine Services (GMS), a UAE-based provider of offshore service jack-up units has rejected a takeover proposal from Seafox.Seafox on April 30, 2020, announced an unsolicited and non-binding approach to acquire the entire issued and to be issued share capital of Gulf Marine Services. Seafox made the proposal, citing 'recent trading and share price volatility in relation to GMS.'The proposal was…

ABS Certifies Jack-Up Rig Steel after Remote Survey

Jul 07, 2020

Classification and consultancy company ABS has provided a remote survey for steel certification at a steel mill, enabling Lamprell to continue work on jack-up drilling rigs, despite COVID-19 restrictions.Lamprell ordered 8855 MT of steel for…

ADNOC in $10B Mega Pipeline Deal with International Consortium

Jun 23, 2020

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) said on Tuesday it had signed a $10 billion gas infrastructure deal with a consortium of investors, while its chief executive told Reuters the company would keep a tight lid on costs amid low oil prices…

UAE: Jack-Up Providers Team Up to Cut Costs

May 29, 2020

UAE-based jack-up services provider Gulf Marine Services has entered into a framework agreement with Zakher Marine International ('ZMI'), a privately-owned offshore services provider also based in UAE. Both companies own fleets of self-propelled…

Petrofac Warns of Project Delays on COVID-19, Lower Oil Prices

May 15, 2020

Petrofac Ltd on Friday warned of delays in new projects until 2021 due to coronavirus-induced supply chain disruptions and travel restrictions as well as lower oil prices and said it was taking steps to conserve cash.The crash in oil prices…

GMS Rejects Seafox Proposal Again

May 07, 2020

Gulf Marine Services (GMS), a UAE-based owner of a fleet of jack-up service units for the offshore energy industry, has again rejected Seafox's takeover proposal and has urged its shareholders to do the same.Seafox, the Dutch owner of a fleet of offshore jack-up service vessels…

ADNOC to Power Offshore Platforms from Shore

May 01, 2020

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and Abu Dhabi Power Corporation (ADPower) have this week jointly announced tender for they development and operation of the region’s first high-voltage, direct current (HVDC) sub-sea transmission system…

Borr Drilling Sells Two 1980s-Built Jack-Ups

Apr 30, 2020

Jack-up rig specialist Borr Drilling has sold two jack-up drilling rigs and backlog associated with them effective from April 1, 2020, for $15.8 million.The two jack-ups, the Dhabi II and Paragon B152, built in 1981 and 1982, respectively, are on contracts with UAE's ADNOC…

Seafox Proposes to Take Over GMS

Apr 30, 2020

The Dutch owner of a fleet of offshore jack-up service vessels Seafox has made a non-binding proposal to take over the UAE-based jack-up specialist GMS. Both companies provide offshore service support jack-up units for hook-up and commissioning in the oil & gas and offshore wind industries…

UAE's ADNOC Terminates $1.65B Deal with Petrofac

Apr 16, 2020

UAE's national oil company ADNOC has terminated $1.65B worth of contracts with UK oilfield services firm Petrofac.The two contracts were awarded in February, and entailed the delivery by Petrofac of offshore platforms and gas processing facilities for the Dalma Gas Development Project…

Dubai Petroleum Shortens Another Shelf Drilling Rig Contract

Apr 06, 2020

Jack-up drilling rig contractor Shelf Drilling has been slapped with another early rig contract termination, its third in the past month.Shelf Drilling on Monday said that it had entered into a mutual agreement with the client 'to amend the…

Abu Dhabi's Gulf Marine Services Reaches Debt Restructuring Deal

Mar 31, 2020

Abu Dhabi-based Gulf Marine Services (GMS) said on Tuesday it had reached an agreement with its syndicate of banks to restructure its debt that will help it weather the coronavirus crisis.London-listed GMS provides support vessels for offshore oil and gas and other energy installations…

Petrofac Clinches $40M Deal in UAE

Feb 20, 2020

UK oilfield services company Petrofac has won a $40 million engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning contract by Sharjah National Oil Corporation (SNOC), for a project in the United Arab Emirates.Mani Rajapathy, Managing Director…

Petrofac Lands Huge Offshore Deal with ADNOC

Feb 18, 2020

Petrofac Emirates, a subsidiary of the UK oilfield services company Petrofac, has signed two contracts worth $1.65 billion with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) in the United Arab Emirates to deliver offshore platforms and gas processing facilities…

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