http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil Total signs MOU for integrated gas project In Oman http://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/5/14/total-signs-mou-for-integrated-gas-project-in-oman Total has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Government of Oman to develop natural gas resources in Oman. This MOU covers both upstream and downstream businesses. BP to develop second phase of Oman’s giant Khazzan gas field http://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/4/9/bp-to-develop-second-phase-of-oman-s-giant-khazzan-gas-field BP today announced that, together with its partner the Oman Oil Company Exploration and Production, it has approved the development of Ghazeer, the second phase of the giant Khazzan gas field in Oman. Petrofac secures contract with Petroleum Development Oman http://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/3/29/petrofac-secures-contract-with-petroleum-development-oman Petrofac has been awarded a contract worth $265 million for the development of the Marmul Polymer Phase 3 (MPP3) Project in southern Oman. Turbodrills reduce well time and deliver lower cost per foot in hard and abrasive formations http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2018/february-2018/features/turbodrills-reduce-well-time-and-deliver-lower-cost-per-foot-in-hard-and-abrasive-formations Downhole turbines are a solution in hard and abrasive formations, otherwise inaccessible with conventional motors. Halliburton provides major software grant to Sultan Qaboos University http://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/1/10/halliburton-provides-major-software-grant-to-sultan-qaboos-university Halliburton has announced a multi-million dollar software grant to the Colleges of Science and Engineering at Sultan Qaboos University in Oman. The grant provides access to leading industry software in geoscience, drilling and reservoir management so that students can gain practical experience to prepare for successful careers in the oil and gas industry. Gulf Arab Energy producers issue record debt for expansion http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/12/28/gulf-arab-energy-producers-issue-record-debt-for-expansion Gulf Arab energy companies issued record debt this year as producers opted to exploit lower borrowing costs to fund expansion plans. Petrofac awarded contract for Khazzan phase 2 in Oman http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/12/12/petrofac-awarded-contract-for-khazzan-phase-2-in-oman Petrofac has been awarded a lump-sum contract worth approximately $800 million by BP for the Phase 2 central processing facility (CPF) at the Khazzan Phase 2 (Ghazeer) gas development in the Sultanate of Oman. Eni signs EandP sharing agreement for Block 52, offshore Oman http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/11/14/eni-signs-ep-sharing-agreement-for-block-52-offshore-oman The Government of the Sultanate of Oman, Oman Oil Company Exploration and Production (OOCEP), a subsidiary of state company Oman Oil Company SAOC (OOC), and Eni today entered into an Exploration and Production Sharing Agreement (EPSA) for Block 52, located offshore Oman. BP's Dudley inaugurates Oman's Khazzan field http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/11/9/bps-dudley-inaugurates-omans-khazzan-field The first phase of development of Oman’s giant Khazzan gas field was officially inaugurated by BP CEO Bob Dudley and Sayyid Haitham bin Tarik Al’Said, minister of heritage and culture for Oman. Tendeka secures trio of Middle East contract wins http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/10/17/tendeka-secures-trio-of-middle-east-contract-wins Following a recent award by the Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) to deliver a lower completions project, Tendeka, a global leader in advanced completions and production optimization, has been awarded two further contracts in the Middle East.