Top News of The Week, December 23 – 29, 2013

Keppel Delivers 21st Rig of the Year. Sets New Record

Keppel Delivers 21st Rig of the Year. Sets New Record

Keppel FELS Ltd (Keppel FELS) has delivered ARABDRILL 60, a KFELS B Class jackup rig, to Arabian Drilling Company (ADC) five days ahead of schedule, on budget and with a perfect safety record.

 

Hibiscus Petroleum Suspends Drilling in Oman for Safety Reasons

Hibiscus Petroleum Suspends Drilling in Oman for Safety Reasons

Hibiscus Petroleum Berhad has announced that Masirah Oil Limited, a jointly-controlled entity of Lime Petroleum Plc (“Lime”), suspended (on 19 December 2013), for safety reasons, its 1st exploration well, Masirah North North #1 (“MNN #1”) in Block 50 Oman for further evaluation.

 

Ocean Rig UDW Takes Delivery of New Drillship

Ocean Rig UDW Takes Delivery of New Drillship

Ocean Rig UDW Inc., a global provider of offshore deepwater drilling services, announced that it took delivery of its newbuilding drillship, the Ocean Rig Skyros, on Friday, December 20, 2013.

 

Soyuzneftegaz to Search for Oil in Syrian Waters

Soyuzneftegaz to Search for Oil in Syrian Waters

Russian oil and gas company Soyuzneftegaz has signed an offshore exploration deal with the Syrian government.   According to the Syrian news agency SANA, the Russians will search for oil in the Syrian territorial waters in the area between Banyas city and Tartous city.

 

UK: Offshore Workers Call for Safer Helicopter Transfers

UK: Offshore Workers Call for Safer Helicopter Transfers

Over 3,000 offshore workers have called on Oil & Gas UK (O&GUK) bosses to urgently act in order to improve the safety of helicopter transfers to and from North Sea installations.

 

SNC Accusses Assad of Exchanging Syria’s Oil for Weapons

SNC Accusses Assad of Exchanging Syria’s Oil for Weapons

The Syrian National Coalition, consisting of opposition groups in the Syrian civil war, has condemned the oil and gas exploration deal the Syrian government signed with the Russian oil company Soyuzneftegaz.

December 29, 2013

 

 

 

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