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System built on industry-proven technology to provide operators with robust, reliable multilateral solutions. (Image source: Halliburton)

Exploration & Production

Halliburton Company has introduced the FlexRite Selective Access multilateral completion system to address more complex and demanding well scenarios 

(L-R): MYCRANE's Piet Kraaijeveld, Andrei Geikalo, Aleksandr Geikalo. (Image source: ADIPEC)


MYCRANE, an Online crane rental platform, has boosted its presence in the Middle East with the launch of its own operations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 

It follows the recent news that MYCRANE secured a substantial investment in a Series A round to fund the next phase of its global expansion.

The Saudi Arabia operation, announced today at the oil and gas show Adipec, is part of an ongoing growth strategy for the Dubai-based tech platform, which can be used by those working in a wide variety of industries and sectors to hire cranes with a capacity of up to 750 tonnes quickly and efficiently.

“Saudi Arabia’s 2030 vision and diversification strategy will be a boost to so many different sectors, so our launch in Saudi Arabia was a natural step,” said Andrei Geikalo, founder and CEO of MYCRANE. “We see no shortage of opportunities, particularly as Saudi Arabia has already committed to almost US$1 trillion worth of construction and infrastructure projects, and announced plans to become a global logistics hub.”

MYCRANE’s Saudi Arabia operation will be overseen by Piet Kraaijeveld, the company’s chief operating officer. Kraaijeveld is no stranger to the Gulf, having worked in the United Arab Emirates for a number of years, including for Mammoet as sales manager for the Middle East and Africa, and as a strategic account manager for Ritchie Bros., the world’s largest industrial auctioneer.

Kraaijeveld’s first task will be to onboard customers on the MYCRANE platform, help Saudi asset owners partner with MYCRANE to register their cranes, and assist in the recruitment of a network of sales executives throughout the Kingdom.

“The future success of the construction industry depends on its ability to adapt and leverage the latest technology, which is where MYCRANE has a valuable role to play,” said Kraaijeveld. “My career experience puts me in good stead to support our clients as we continue our expansion in the Middle East and beyond.”

Dubai-based MYCRANE currently has more than 3,000 registered customers, and more than 15,000 cranes available to hire at the free-to-use platform. For more information, and to register as a customer or crane rental company, visit

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has signed a loan agreement with the Government of the Republic of Iraq in Baghdad to provide a Japanese ODA loan of up to 203,060mn yen (US$1.39mn) for the Basra Refinery Upgrading Project

Kanoo will be unveiling innovations around carbon capture, emissions monitoring and more. (Image source: Adobe Stock)

Technical Focus

At the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) 2023, running from 2-5 October, Kanoo Energy, part of Kanoo Industrial & Energy, is displaying its portfolio of innovative technology solutions tailored for the oil and gas and petrochemical sectors

The Ampelmann A-type enabling safe offshore access in the Middle East. (Image source: Ampelmann)

Health & Safety

Ampelmann has been operating in the Middle East for more than 13 years now. Since the company first introduced its fully motion compensated gangways into the region in 2012, Walk to Work (W2W) has become an appealing alternative to conventional offshore access methodologies 

Oil Review Middle East hosted an AMETEK LMS webinar on Elevating Emulsion Layer Level Measurement on 19 September, which addressed the challenges of interface level measurement and how AMETEK LMS’s new TDR-based multiphase detector is revolutionising level measurement in applications with dynamic emulsion layers

Gastech 2023 to feature exclusive roundtable discussions on gas, LNG and hydrogen

A series of 10 invitation-only roundtable discussions will be held as part of the Gastech 2023 conference and exhibition, which will focus on the major themes of energy supply security, low-carbon energy for sustainable global growth, energy transition alliances, and the development of the energy industry workforce globally

The roundtable discussions will see participation from more than 10 energy ministers and 100 C-suite executives from across APAC, Europe, the US, and beyond, to discuss action and tangible solutions accelerating the future of the gas and energy industries and supporting global decarbonisation goals towards a more secure energy future. They will focus on gas, LNG and hydrogen as key enablers and accelerators of the energy transition.

UNEP will host a Roundtable asking: ‘How will the gas and LNG industry make a step change in its decarbonising efforts?’. UNEP OGMP 2.0 manager Giulia Ferrini will be joined by representatives from the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF), Zhero, SLB, the World Bank, the Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation, ENGIE, Linde, and TES to debate strategies to tackle the existential issue of methane emissions curbs.

Giulia Ferrini  said, “The oil and gas sector needs to act and curb methane emissions as a first step towards their decarbonisation efforts. It is only through collaboration, accountability, and transparency that industry can be part of the transition to sustainable energy and urgently address the climate crisis.”

A range of measures are already being evaluated, from responsibly produced gas to CCUS to more efficient engines in ships. Convening a broad panel of public and private sector players will ensure that these important questions are not just asked but answered.

A session on ‘Hydrogen - unlocking the off-takers and market signals needed to secure demand’ will be led by Siemens Energy, addressing the critical role of hydrogen in the path to net zero and reducing scope 3 emissions in hard-to-abate sectors. Insights will focus on accelerating APAC’s ability to unlock the roll-out of its hydrogen economy, while balancing decarbonisation, energy security, and affordability.

Anne-Laure de Chammard, member of the Executive Board of Siemens Energy, said, “Engaging in conversations about hydrogen becomes crucial as we seek to shape policies, attract investments, and establish markets. Nevertheless, the road towards a thriving hydrogen economy is complex, requiring careful navigation to ensure tangible benefits for all stakeholders while considering its impact on our planet.”

Key outcomes from the Gastech 2023 Leadership Roundtables will feed into industry reports produced by Wood Mackenzie, with the aim to support the global energy agenda and inspire the industry to develop the crucial strategies required to accelerate energy progress and meet net zero targets.

Simon Flowers, chairman & chief analyst, Wood Mackenzie, said: “The gas outlook remains bullish, for LNG in particular. LNG demand growth, mainly from Asia, requires another 100 mmtpa of new capacity to be built by the mid-2030s on top of that already under construction. While this growth is positive, suppliers also face multiple challenges: margins are at risk from cost inflation, developers must meet growing calls for low-carbon-footprint LNG and securing long-term offtake with Asian buyers is key. I can’t think of a better time and location for the industry to be meeting than in Singapore for this year’s Gastech.”

Gastech takes place from 5-8 September in Singapore. For the opportunity to participate in the Gastech 2023 Leadership Roundtables, apply to become a Gastech Energy Club Member by registering your interest here.