Exploration & Production

ADNOC awards offshore exploration block to a Pakistani Consortium

Offshore Block 5 Map ENGThe Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has  awarded the exploration rights for Abu Dhabi’s Offshore Block 5 to a consortium of four Pakistani companies – Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL), Mari Petroleum Company Limited (MPCL), Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL), and Government Holdings (Private) Limited (GHPL) – in Abu Dhabi’s second competitive block bid round

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United Oil & Gas announces successful testing of Al Jahraa-8 development well

United Egypt oil wellAIM-listed United Oil & Gas has stated that the Al Jahraa-8 (AJ-8) development well in the Abu Sennan concession, onshore Egypt will be brought onto production from the Lower Bahriya reservoir in the coming days

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Halliburton launches direct fracture monitoring service

Halliburton ExpressFiber AdobeStock 110158147Halliburton has launched ExpressFiber, a single-use fibre optic cable that offers accurate, direct subsurface measurements, including cross-well communication, at a price point that enables fracture monitoring on every well pad

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Submissions invited for Offshore Network's OWI Global Awards 2021

OWI awards AdobeStock 131105637Submissions are sought for Offshore Network’s OWI Global Awards 2021, which celebrate the best in global well intervention excellence

OWI Global Awards 2021 comprise six key categories recognising a range of different types of contributions and successes achieved within the global well intervention community. The categories are: 

Most innovative solution; 

Best project outcome; 

Best example of collaboration; 

HSE innovation; 

Most impactful technology; and 

Significant contribution to the industry.

Judging criteria include originality, creativity and intent; functionality and technical qualities; ease of use and adoption; game-changing impact; implementation and performance; and sustainability and potential for growth.

The judging panel consists of senior well intervention experts representing leading operators from across the globe. They are: Emad Elfeki, Wells Operations Specialist, ADNOC; John Sixt, Global Well Intervention Advisor, BP; Rafael Ramirez, Senior Wells Engineer HPHT, Chevron; Dr. Wisdom Patrick Enang, Operations Engineering Lead, ExxonMobil; Mirick Cox, Senior Principal Engineer - Wells Management, ExxonMobil; Ts. Shahril Mokhtar, Head of Well Integrity & Workover (PCSB), PETRONAS; and Benjamin Ajaraogu, Well Integrity Advisor, LI: Well Integrity SME & Production Technology TA2, Shell.

The awards ceremony will take place live in Aberdeen on 3 December, and will also be broadcast globally.

To be in for a chance to be recognised for the contributions you have made to the industry this year and receive unparalleled global exposure, submit your entry at https://offsnet.com/owi-awards/submit-an-entry

Closing date for submissions is 9 August.

For further information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel: +44 (0)203 409 3043, and see the website at https://offsnet.com/owi-awards


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ADNOC awards contracts worth US$750mn for drilling-related services

PR ADNOC Invests 14072021The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has awarded three contracts worth a total of US$763.7mn (AED2.8bn) for integrated rigless services across six of its artificial islands in the Upper Zakum and Satah Al Razboot (SARB) fields to support its production capacity expansion to 5mn bpd by 2030

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