Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan offer attractive proposition to companies affected by oil sector slowdown
Since its establishment in Dubai in 2003, Al Suwaidi Marine has achieved a remarkable position in the boating industry. ASM is expanding to new markets and is presenting a new line of passenger boats, especially for Oil & Gas petroleum companies and touristic projects that require marine transportation.
U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert, R-Auburn, this week led a bipartisan group of more than 100 members of the House of Representatives in urging Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to reject proposals to open the Atlantic and Pacific Outer Continental Shelf Regions to new offshore drilling and oil exploration.
Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB), Qatar’s leading Islamic Bank, signs a US$ 925 million (QR 3.4 billion) structured Shari’a compliant financing facility with Gulf Drilling International Limited QSC (GDI). This new facility will be used to re-organize the company’s debt and further enhance its operational and financial performance. QIB successfully originated, structured and executed the transaction which used an innovative financing structure to meet the requirements.
DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, today announced expanded investments, including a doubling of its planned 2017 wells at the Tawke field in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, on the back of strong first quarter results. The company reported quarterly net profit of US$15 million, reversing a net loss of US$31 million in the previous quarter. Revenues were up 83 percent to US$77 million on operated production averaging 115,900 barrels of oil equivalent per day.
2016 witnessed a decline in Offshore Supply Vessel (OSV) activity in all regions of the world except the Middle East. Stronger results expected in 2017, as oil prices head towards $60 per barrel. The Middle East was the only global market to witness an increase in demand in Offshore Supply Vessel (OSV) activity in 2016 of 2.6%, indicating that regional government investment continues to support the sector’s performance since the fall of oil prices in 2014.
Italian oilfield contractor Saipem has contracted UTEC, a global survey company in subsea services group Acteon, to support Saipem’s operation for deepwater Zohr gas field development project in Egyptian sector of the Mediterranean sea
Saudi Aramco signed a shareholder agreement with Lamprell plc (“Lamprell”), the National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (“Bahri”), and Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd (“HHI”) to enter into a joint venture (“JV”) partnership with respect to the establishment, development and operation of a world-class maritime yard, which is the anchor project within the King Salman International Complex for Maritime Industries and Services located in Ras Al-Khair, near the Jubail Industrial City on the Kingdom’s east coast.
Bibby Offshore, a leading subsea services provider to the oil and gas industry, has been awarded a significant contract with TAQA for subsea construction works in the Eider field, located 184km north-east of Shetland.
Oil prices fell on Monday as a relentless rise in U.S. drilling undermined an OPEC-led push to tighten supply.
Black Sea Oil & Gas (BSOG), owned by Carlyle International Energy Partners, could start the gas production from one of its concessions in the Black Sea in 2019, but this target depends on the approval process and the legal framework, the general director of the company, Mark Beacom, told Agerpres.