Oil Review Middle East weekly digest - 19th - 23rd November

public domain commons for ORME 307(Image source: Public domain/Commons)Here is a brief overview of the week’s news on Oil Review Middle East, from 19th - 23rd November

Cloud technology improves productivity and lowers costs in PP&M industries 

The companies operating in the process, power and marine industries (PP&M) are required to adopt Cloud technology to remain competitive and structure information to ensure safety and effectiveness, said Rafi Hattar, vice-president at Hexagon PPM Middle East & Africa. Click here to read the full story.  

Leading energy companies promise to reduce methane emissions from natural gas operations 

BP, Eni, ExxonMobil, Repsol, Shell, Statoil, Total and Wintershall have committed to further reduce methane emissions from the natural gas assets they operate around the world. Click here to read the full story.  

BAUER Group to expand the world’s biggest constructed wetland treatment plant in Oman 

The BAUER Group has been awarded the contract to expand the world’s biggest industrial constructed wetland in the Sultanate of Oman on behalf of Petroleum Development Oman (PDO). Click here to read the full story.  

Wintershall announces successful completion of its first offshore well in Abu Dhabi 

Wintershall announced the successful completion of the company’s first offshore well in Abu Dhabi at the recently concluded ADIPEC 2017 in Abu Dhabi. Click here to read the full story

DNV GL introduces Phast software to predict behaviour of toxic clouds 

DNV GL has introduced new software for process hazard analysis, Phast, to provide a new dispersion model for increasing accuracy in predicting movement of certain toxic clouds. Click here to read the full story.  

BP wins advancements in asset performance award for Khazzan project in Oman 

BP Oman has won the BIM advancements in asset performance of utilities and industrial facilities category in Bentley’s ‘Be Inspired’ awards programme, for Khazzan Gas Production project in Oman. Click here to read the full story.  

Sonatrach and BHGE forms new company to boost Algeria’s oil and gas market 

Sonatrach and Baker Hughes have announced the creation of a 20,000 sqm manufacturing facility in Arzew Industrial Zone, to strengthen Algeria’s position in upstream oil and gas market to meet local demand. Click here to read the full story.  

Egypt to offer oil exploration bid in Q1 2018 

The Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources has announced to offer an oil exploration bid for the oil resources of the Red Sea in Q1 2018. Click here to read the full story.  

BHGE to supply power generation equipment for Halfaya oilfield in Iraq 

Baker Hughes, a GE company, has signed an agreement with PetroChina International Iraq, to deliver Frame 6B gas turbine electric generator trains to the onshore Halfaya oilfield in Iraq. Click here to read the full story.  

Tubacex launches expanded range of fittings for oil and gas sector at ADIPEC 2017 

Tubacex has reinforced its product portfolio for the oil and gas sector – the complete range of stainless steel seamless pipes from outside diameter three mm to 72-inch – and showcased the solutions at ADIPEC that took place from 13-16 November in Abu Dhabi. Click here to read the full story.  

KCA Deutag secures land drilling contracts for five rigs worth US$48mn 

KCA Deutag, an international drilling and engineering contractor, has been awarded new contracts for five rigs in different parts of the world, all with a combined contract value of US$48mn. Click here to read the full story.  

Weir introduces mobile iron RFID asset management solution 

Weir Oil & Gas, has introduced SPM radio frequency identification (RFID) technology and RFID mobile app at ADIPEC, held from 13-16 November 2017. Click here to read the full story.  

Parker launches PRO SP+ filter to protect gas turbines in dusty environments 

Parker Hannifin has introduced its new clearcurrent PRO SP+ cartridge filter for gas turbines protection in the Middle East through dust-holding capacity and pulse-ability. Click here to read the full story.  

Halliburton launches new high-speed telemetry service 

Sperry Drilling, a Halliburton business, has released JetPulse telemetry service, aiming to provide high-data rate transmission of drilling and formation evaluation measurements in oil and gas industry. Click here to read the full story.  

Gardner Denver thunder series arrives in the Middle East 

As a result of the partnership between Kuwait-based National Petroleum Services Company (NAPESCO) and Gardner Denver, Thunder Series pumps arrived in the country in October 2017. Click here to read the full story.  

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