http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil First oil https://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2019/september-2019/columns/first-oil Another mixed outlook awaits the EandP sector OPEC+ meets in Abu Dhabi, with deeper cuts off the agenda for now https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/9/11/opecplus-meets-in-abu-dhabi-with-deeper-cuts-off-the-agenda-for-now Ministers from OPEC+ are gathering in Abu Dhabi with deeper production cuts off the agenda for now, but with a backdrop of growing concern about the strength of oil demand as the global economy slows. GulfDrill JV inks $656 million jackup contract with Qatar Petroleum https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/8/16/gulfdrill-jv-inks-656-million-jackup-contract-with-qatar-petroleum Seadrill and Gulf Drilling International have entered into a 50:50 joint venture, GulfDrill, which will initially manage and operate five premium jackups in Qatar with Qatar Petroleum commencing throughout 2020. EIA: Australia is on track to become world’s largest LNG exporter https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/8/12/eia-australia-is-on-track-to-become-world-s-largest-lng-exporter Australia is on track to surpass Qatar as the world’s largest LNG exporter, according to Australia’s Department of Industry, Innovation, and Science (DIIS). Australia already surpasses Qatar in LNG export capacity and exported more LNG than Qatar in November 2018 and April 2019. 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.