Kuwait to spend US$90 billion to upgrade oil and gas industry


Kuwait Petroleum Corp (KPC) plans to spend US$90 billion in the next five years as part of its strategy to boost oil production and relaunch much of the country's stalled upstream and downstream projects which have been affected by political wrangling.

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Saipem wins oilfield contracts in Kuwait and Syria


Italy's Saipem SpA, a subsidiary of Italian energy firm Eni, has signed two contracts with a total value in excess of US$1.2 billion to develop oilfields in Kuwait and Syria.

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Oman's oil output jumps 6.6 per cent in 2010


Oman's oil output and exports jumped significantly in 2010 with the country's oil output rising by 6.6 per cent in the first ten months of 2010 compared to a year ago and oil exports increasing by 10.4 per cent, the latest figures from the Ministry of Economy revealed.

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Leighton Offshore wins US$733 million Iraqi project


Leighton Offshore was awarded an EPC contract with Iraq's South Oil Company to install three single point moorings (SPMs) and 120 kilometres of 48-inch pipelines in the Arabian Gulf, offshore Iraq.

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2010 proved to be quiet for Middle East oil contractors


2011 will hopefully bring greater activity to oil engineering firms across the Middle East who will be looking for a pickup in oil and gas contract awards after 2010 proved to be a very quiet year.

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