http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil 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. Regional Report: MENA http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2017/october-2017/features/regional-report-mena Middle East/North Africa grapples with production cut commitment, despite urge to boost output BP starts production from giant Khazzan gas field in Oman http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/9/26/bp-starts-production-from-giant-khazzan-gas-field-in-oman BP, together with the Ministry of Oil and Gas of the Sultanate of Oman, today announced that production has begun from the giant Khazzan gas field, which is operated by BP in partnership with Oman Oil Company Exploration and Production. Oman chases bigger slice of maritime oil trade with port project http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/9/25/oman-chases-bigger-slice-of-maritime-oil-trade-with-port-project Oman, the biggest Arab oil producer outside of OPEC, is turning up the heat in a regional battle for business from ships in need of fuel with a $600 million deal to build storage tanks at the port of Sohar.