WorldOil 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. Oil and gas in the capitals Middle Eastern Oil: Is Trump making the situation worse? UAE splits with U.S. over blame for May oil tanker attack The United Arab Emirates appeared to distance itself from U.S. claims that pinned attacks on oil tankers near the Strait of Hormuz on Iran. Petrofac secures training solutions contracts in Oman, UAE and Iraq Petrofac has secured a number of new awards and contract extensions, with a combined value of over $30 million, to provide training solutions for key national oil company and international oil company clients in Oman, the UAE and Iraq. ADNOC Drilling completes first integrated drilling services in UAE ADNOC Drilling, an Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) subsidiary, has announced the completion of its first fully ‘integrated drilling services’ well in the Al Dabbyia onshore field, in the Al Dhafra Region of the Abu Dhabi emirate. Weir Oil and Gas awarded contract with Expro for repair of Powerchoke products Weir Oil and Gas Dubai announced that it has signed a contract with Expro to provide authorized repairs, specifically for Expro’s PowerChokes product range. New exploration captures support Eni’s aggressive Middle East growth strategy Following recent announcements of Eni S.p.A.’s acquisition of new exploration acreage in Bahrain, the UAE and Oman, Will Scargill, senior oil and gas analyst at GlobalData offers his view on their place within the company’s wider strategy. OPEC is in 'whatever it takes' moment to prop up oil prices OPEC hasn’t even started implementing its new six-month agreement to cut output, and already members responsible for most of the reductions have pledged to extend or even deepen it. Siemens and ADNOC celebrate inauguration of Taweelah Gas Compression Plant The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) inaugurated its Taweelah Gas Compression Plant, ensuring uninterrupted gas supplies to major Abu Dhabi industries and the UAE’s Northern Emirates. The plant, located 50 km north of Abu Dhabi, will utilize up to 450 MMscfd of sales gas, delivered to the facility by ADNOC Gas Processing’s recently installed Maqta-Taweelah pipeline. ADNOC announces additional partnerships ADNOC will accelerate delivery of its new integrated gas strategy, as well as its plans to increase its oil production capacity to 4 MMbpd by 2020.