Technical Focus

Oxy Qatar and GDI sign US$75 million drilling service contract

rig oxy-bengt nyman flickrOccidental Petroleum Corporation (Oxy Qatar) has signed a US$75mn contract with Gulf Drilling International (GDI) to provide drilling services for an oil rig offshore Qatar

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Technip awarded Iraq refinery contract

Refinery iraq-avishai teicher wikimedia commonsTechnip has been awarded engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract by Iraq’s State Company for Oil Projects (SCOP) for Karbala Refinery

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General Electric upgrades Saudi Aramco’s Haradh plant

haradh optGeneral Electric Company (GE) has upgraded the compressor control system at Saudi Aramco’s Haradh gas/oil separation plant (GOSP-1) to automate the control process for three compressors

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UAE researchers discover biodiesel to run motor engines

algae-UAE-WR Fife sxc optUAE researchers have discovered a new type of oil extracted from microalgae that could work as an alternative to diesel, which they have said could run motor engines effectively without any modifications

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Tata Steel showcases pipeline solutions at OTC 2013

Tata Steel pipe laying. (Image source: Tata Steel)Tata Steel is displaying its pipeline solutions at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) which is currently taking place in Houston, US

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