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May 1st, 2018


Honeywell opens new centre in Kuwait to demonstrate oil and gas technologies

New centre highlights how technologies can drive more safety, reliability, efficiency and profitability across Kuwait’s energy sector.

Proserv unveils new centre of excellence in east of UK

New facility will provide a boost to employment in the Great Yarmouth area of East Anglia.

Telford Offshore awarded a topsides and accommodation support services contract by Protexa

Dubai based firm lands vessels deal in the Gulf of Mexico working on oilfields run by state-owned Pemex.

CGG GeoConsulting launches Robertson New Ventures Suite to accelerate exploration efforts

New solutions offer upstream operators greater accuracy and success in assessing potential untapped reserves and new plays.

TS&S and Siemens strengthen partnership with expanded MRO deal

Collaboration will allow UAE-based MRO services provider to increase capacity to 60,000 hours for Siemens' SGT-A65 line of engines.

New residency rules in UAE a boost for engineers and scientists

Changes to the UAE’s residency rules should provide a boost to oil and gas professionals seeking to live and work in the country.

BP awards Vroon Offshore Services multi-ship contract

Firm based in the Netherlands lands deal with British supermajor to provide emergency response and rescue vessels.

Tendeka undertakes field trial with North Sea operator

Scottish firm’s downhole wireless solution installed and tested as an inert safety valve.

PARCO awards PMC contract to TechnipFMC for Pakistan’s largest refinery project

New facility will have a capacity of 250,000 barrels per day and will largely serve the country’s growing domestic market.

Trump’s Iran pull-out stokes Brent crude to hit $80 a barrel

Oil prices continue to lift in the wake of President Trump’s Iran decision and Total’s likely South Pars exit.

Dow Innovation Centre to help transform Saudi Arabia into knowledge-based economy

Dow's new facility is to be located at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia.

Total makes Iran position clear after Trump’s JCPOA withdrawal

French supermajor announces it will pull out of its planned project at the South Pars gas field unless US grants special waiver.

Five minutes with: Jawad Nizar, director, Ennero Group

O&GME delves beneath the corporate strategy to learn what makes the industry’s leaders tick. This month, a director of the Ennero Group is in the hot seat.

Special Report: Optimising ageing assets

Neil Flemming, MD, Asset Integrity Engineering says OE is largely about having a structured, focused approach to operations

Special Report: Drive out downtime with data

Joseph Zaccaria, Programme Manager - Reliability, Rockwell Automation looks at reliability centred maintenance strategies built on asset data

Special Report: New levels of excellence

The Yanbu NGL Fractionation Department reveals the thinking and methods behind its admired and award-winning OE strategies

Special Report: Pursuit of excellence

Targeting OE is a smart move but the path towards it can be challenging, writes Jonathan Sheikh-Miller

Special Report: Editor’s Letter: OE really is the only option

Adoption of operational excellence is growing gradually, writes Jonathan Sheikh-Miller

Country focus: Aramco embraces new technologies

Vinod Raghothamarao, Director Consulting, Energy Wide Perspectives & Strategy, IHS Markit EMEA, looks at the oil giant’s digitalisation strategy

ADNOC Distribution reports 12% growth in net profit in Q1 2018

Gross profit and net profit for the fuel and convenience retailer increased year on year.

Eaton, Aramco partner in event to provide continuing education in Saudi Arabia

Event focused on aspects of electrical engineering attracted consultants and engineers from across the kingdom.

PDO Day annual event focuses on Oman’s environment

Omani oil leader to ban use of single-use plastics at its facilities in a bid to boost environmental sustainability.

Total strengthens link with Sonatrach and launches studies for petchem project

The tie-up will see the two parties pump more than $1bn into the proposed scheme involving a propane dehydrogenation unit and a polypropylene production unit.

ADNOC and Cepsa sign project development agreement for new LAB facility in Ruwais

Announcement comes the day after ADNOC’s Downstream Investment Forum at which ADNOC announced plans to become a leading global downstream player.

Cover story: Disrupting the status quo

Dietmar Siersdorfer, CEO Siemens Middle East and UAE, explains how new innovations are set to impact the global oil and gas industry

Shell, Total sign gas development deals in Oman

Deals should help Oman increase its energy provision and its economic growth targets.

ADNOC announces $45bn investment plan to become leading downstream player

ADNOC will build on existing foundation in Ruwais, Abu Dhabi, to create the world’s largest integrated refining and petrochemicals complex.

First Géant Express convenience store to open at ADNOC Distribution service station

New store the first of ten to open at ADNOC Distribution service stations through this year.

First crude oil cargo from ADNOC departs for Mangalore oil reserve in India

Access to part of the reserve for commercial purposes will allow ADNOC to tap fast growing demand for high quality crude from Indian oil refineries.

Total to make $83mn equity investment in Clean Energy Fuels Corporation

The deal is part of the French supermajor’s strategy to expand its low carbon businesses.

SOGAT 2018 sees 300 participants attend Abu Dhabi event

14th edition of region’s leading event focused on sour gas and sulphur welcomed visitors from 17 countries.

Saudi keen to support market stability after Iran decision: Al Falih

Both Saudi Arabia and the US could look to fill gaps in future oil supply following the latter’s decision to impose sanctions on Iran.

Comment: A matter of fine margins for EPFs

James Moir, group sales director at PJ Valves, on how hitting first oil is about making the right decisions at the right time

Analysis: R&D for take-off

How the aviation sector can inspire oil and gas firms to accelerate their push for innovation by Neil Poxon, CEO, Oxford Flow

Editor's Comment: All that glitters…

Bahrain’s headline-grabbing windfall may not be quite as substantial as the news reports suggest.

Sparrows Group appoints Superkrane as sole agent in Indonesia

Collaboration will see two crane providers provide support to both onshore and offshore oil and gas installations.

PDO and Phaze Ventures partner to help energy innovators

PDO to collaborate with Omani investment group to help boost local start-ups.

Oil prices spike following President Trump’s Iran deal pull-out

US President Donald Trump's highly anticipated decision to re-instate sanctions on Iran impacts global oil prices.

Intertek launches new Sharjah laboratory complex to provide quality assurance

UK based firm unveils new UAE facility to support a wide range of industries including oil and gas and petrochemicals.

PDO launches second wave of its Taazez SME training programme

Omani energy leader rolls out another of its training initiatives to boost its localisation efforts.

WTI crude passes $70 a barrel for first time in three years

Oil prices remain bullish as imminent US decision over Iran sanctions and Venezuelan economic troubles spook market.

Pakistan to drill 90 new wells in hunt for further oil and gas reserves

Country aims to become self-sufficient in energy supplies and has found more than 100 new discoveries in past four years.

Siccar Point Energy confirms Cambo well spud and Shell deal completion

Siccar Point ties up with oil supermajor as it continues evaluation work on field containing at least 600mn barrels of oil.

TWMA secures drilling cuttings agreement at New Age West Africa project

UK based firm wins deal in Cameroon and begins work this month with 20 personnel engaged in delivering two well, offshore contract.

RDPETRO roundtable focuses on arming Emiratis with the right skills for effective R&D

Roundtable held ahead of RDPETRO R&D conference taking place this month.

ENOC Group opens third solar powered service station

New opening in Dubai is part of wider strategy to open 54 new stations by 2020.

Record number graduate from PDO’s job training programme

PDO training programme has supported young Omanis to gain the skills necessary to undertake roles such as electricians and drilling fluids engineers.

Saudi needs $87.9 a barrel to break even: IMF

The organisation's latest regional outlook paints an uncertain picture regarding the price of oil moving forwards.

Wellbarrier secures agreement with VNG Norge to create holistic well integrity solution

Norwegian well barrier illustration software provider seals deal with upstream gas producer.

Atlantic Offshore to connect with Restrata’s incident management centre

Restrata’s Aberdeen centre set to support emergency vessel operator’s technology and procedures.

Weir unveils new solutions and services at OTC in Houston

Upstream service provider rolls out latest offerings at major industry event in Texas.

KCA Deutag completes acquisition of the Omani and Saudi Arabian businesses of Dalma Energy

Scottish firm makes major acquisition to strengthen its presence in the region's rig sector.

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