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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Qatar to leave OPEC as politics finally rupture cartel

Qatar said it will leave OPEC next month, a rare example of the toxic politics of the Middle East rupturing a group that had held together for decades through war and sanctions.

Al-Kaabi takes helm of Qatar energy policy

Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi was appointed minister of state for energy issues and vice chairman of Qatar Petroleum after 32 years at the company.

Occidental surprises investors again with Qatar lease loss

Occidental Petroleum dropped the most in over a year after deciding to hand over an oil field in Qatar to the government, an announcement that appeared to catch some investors off-guard.

The heart of global oil exports thrives amid geopolitical tensions

Michele Cowart, World Oil

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) remain the quintessential oil exporting region, replete with considerable assets and tensions.

Qatar seeks growth in gas as race with U.S. heats up

The world’s biggest producer of liquefied natural gas wants to bulk up as competing supplies from Australia and the U.S. are also set to come to the market over the next decade.

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Michele Cowart, World Oil

EnerMech has appointed Salvatore Cutino as regional director for Africa, based in Cape Town, South Africa.

World's LNG giant pumping $20 billion into U.S. oil, gas

Qatar Petroleum, the world’s biggest seller of liquefied natural gas, is looking to get even larger, investing $20 billion in America’s oil and gas fields at a time when rival U.S. exporters are expanding.

Qatar steps in to buy Rosneft stake as China deal collapses

Qatar emerged as a major shareholder in Rosneft PJSC on Friday after a $9-billion deal to sell a stake in Russia’s state-run oil producer to China’s troubled CEFC Energy Co. collapsed.

Rosneft opens International Center for R&D in Qatar

Rosneft has opened an office of the International Center for Research and Development in Qatar, which will become a full-scale representative office of the Company, performing along with scientific and technical activities, and also functions to promote various business areas of the Company in the region.

AISUS wins first contract in the Middle East

AISUS, an offshore inspection company, has announced its first major contract win in the Middle East with North Oil Company (NOC). The six-figure agreement marks a significant milestone for the firm and provides the foundation on which the company plans to build its growing business in the Middle East.

Turbodrills reduce well time and deliver lower cost per foot in hard and abrasive formations

Mark Miksa, Halliburton

Downhole turbines are a solution in hard and abrasive formations, otherwise inaccessible with conventional motors.