http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil ADNOC awards Petrofac $1.65B Dalma Gas Development contract https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/2/18/adnoc-awards-petrofac-165b-dalma-gas-development-contract Petrofac Emirates has been awarded two contracts, together worth around US$1.65 billion with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company in the United Arab Emirates. UAE finds 80 tcf gas field, the world’s biggest since 2005 https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/2/6/uae-finds-80-tcf-gas-field-the-world-s-biggest-since-2005 Dubai and Abu Dhabi made what could be the world’s largest natural gas discovery since 2005 as the two biggest sheikhdoms in the United Arab Emirates aim to push the country to energy self-sufficiency. UAE finds world’s biggest gas field since 2005 https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/2/3/uae-finds-world-s-biggest-gas-field-since-2005 Dubai and Abu Dhabi made what could be the world’s largest natural gas discovery since 2005 as the two biggest sheikhdoms in the United Arab Emirates aim to push the country to energy self sufficiency. Popular Middle East oil falls from favor on cusp of IMO 2020 https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/12/23/popular-middle-east-oil-falls-from-favor-on-cusp-of-imo-2020 Murban is typically prized for its light and middle distillate yield but the grade’s price has dropped as Asian refiners focus on purchasing oil that produces more low-sulfur, high-viscosity marine fuels due to IMO 2020. OPEC+ agrees to redistribute oil cuts under Saudi pressure https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/12/6/opecplus-agrees-to-redistribute-oil-cuts-under-saudi-pressure OPEC+ will adjust its output target and redistribute production cuts between its members under pressure from Saudi Arabia. ADNOC, Honeywell embark on one of the industry’s largest predictive maintenance projects https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/11/21/adnoc-honeywell-embark-on-one-of-the-industry-s-largest-predictive-maintenance-projects Under the terms of a 10-year partnership agreement, ADNOC will utilize Honeywell’s state-of-the-art asset monitoring and predictive analytics platform to maximize asset efficiency and integrity across ADNOC’s upstream and downstream operations. ADNOC launches program to significantly expand onshore, offshore rig fleets by 2025 https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/11/14/adnoc-launches-program-to-significantly-expand-onshore-offshore-rig-fleets-by-2025 "The program is a pivotal enabler of our plans to substantially increase drilling for conventional oil and gas as well as considerably ramp up the number of unconventional wells," said Abdulmunim Saif Al Kindy, ADNOC's upstream executive director. Schlumberger to employ 1,000 Emiratis as part of ADNOC's In-Country Value program https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/11/14/schlumberger-to-employ-1-000-emiratis-as-part-of-adnocs-in-country-value-program Schlumberger signed a memorandum of understanding with ADNOC to support its In-Country Value (ICV) Program, which is designed to catalyze socio-economic development, improve knowledge-transfer and generate jobs for UAE nationals. Qatar joins Gulf producers in oil-price formula overhaul https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/11/14/qatar-joins-gulf-producers-in-oil-price-formula-overhaul Qatar Petroleum is set to join most of its Persian Gulf counterparts and price its crude before loading instead of afterward from next year, according to people familiar with the plans. That ADNOC and Total team up on drone-based seismic acquisition pilot program https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/11/13/adnoc-and-total-team-up-on-drone-based-seismic-acquisition-pilot-program The pilot project, performed with Total’s Multiphysics Exploration Technology Integrated System (METIS), uses autonomous drones and a ground vehicle to drop off and retrieve seismic sensors without human intervention.