http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil EIA: Iran drove unplanned OPEC production outage to highest levels since 2015 https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/7/18/eia-iran-drove-unplanned-opec-production-outage-to-highest-levels-since-2015 EIA says unplanned crude oil production outages for OPEC averaged 2.5 MMbpd in the first half of 2019, the highest six-month average since the end of 2015. McDermott awarded sizeable offshore engineering contract by Qatar Petroleum https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/7/11/mcdermott-awarded-sizeable-offshore-engineering-contract-by-qatar-petroleum McDermott International, Inc., announced it has been awarded a sizeable contract by Qatar Petroleum (QP) to carry out front-end engineering and design (FEED) work for offshore wellhead platforms, pipelines and cables associated with the North Field Expansion (NFE) project. Sparrows Group wins first rigging maintenance contract in Qatar https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/7/4/sparrows-group-wins-first-rigging-maintenance-contract-in-qatar Sparrows Group has been awarded their first contract for the provision of rigging loft maintenance services in Qatar. McDermott awarded large offshore EPCI contract by Qatargas https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/4/14/mcdermott-awarded-large-offshore-epci-contract-by-qatargas McDermott International, Inc. has announced a large* contract award from Qatargas for engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) for expansion of the North Field offshore facilities in the State of Qatar. BHGE strengthens presence in Qatar across fullstream operations https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/2/18/bhge-strengthens-presence-in-qatar-across-fullstream-operations Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE), the world’s first fullstream oil and gas company, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Qatar Petroleum (QP) to unlock new opportunities to expand its presence in the country and to support Qatar Petroleum’s Tawteen Program. Qatar Petroleum launches energy sector localization program - Tawteen https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/2/18/qatar-petroleum-launches-energy-sector-localization-program-tawteen His Excellency Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, the Prime Minister and Interior Minister, launched Qatar Petroleum’s Localization Program for Services and Industries in the Energy Sector “Tawteen” – an initiative to enhance localizing the sector’s supply chain and expand the small and medium enterprises base. Qatar Petroleum signs agreement to acquire interest in three offshore oil Fields in Mexico https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/12/17/qatar-petroleum-signs-agreement-to-acquire-interest-in-three-offshore-oil-fields-in-mexico Qatar Petroleum entered into an agreement with Eni to acquire a 35% participating interest in three offshore oil Fields in Mexico. Qatar buys Mexico oil stakes from Italy's Eni after leaving OPEC https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/12/16/qatar-buys-mexico-oil-stakes-from-italys-eni-after-leaving-opec Qatar Petroleum is buying stakes in three offshore oil blocks in Mexico from Eni SpA, as the Arab country signs another global expansion deal after leaving OPEC. Opinion: Qatar leaving is an ominous sign for OPEC https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/12/4/opinion-qatar-leaving-is-an-ominous-sign-for-opec The immediate question raised by Qatar leaving OPEC is, of course, what to call this? Qatarexit, or even Qatexit, sound wrong. Qatar-ta-for-now has a nice ring to it, even if it’s a tad unwieldy. Maybe just go with Qatout. Oil jumps most since June on Saudi-Russian Pact, trade war truce https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/12/3/oil-jumps-most-since-june-on-saudi-russian-pact-trade-war-truce Oil surged the most in more than five months as Saudi Arabia and Russia extended a cooperation pact and U.S.-China trade tensions cooled. Unprecedented supply cuts in Canada also drove prices higher.