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ADNOC, H&P announce strategic alliance

As part of the alliance, ADNOC Drilling will acquire eight FlexRig land rigs from H&P for $86.5 million. H&P will also make a $100 million cornerstone investment into ADNOC Drilling’s recently announced Initial Public Offering (IPO). ADNOC said in a statement that the deal will help the company reach 5 million bbl/day production capacity and gas self-sufficiency for the UAE by 2030.

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BSEE monitors Gulf of Mexico oil and gas activities in response to Hurricane Ida

Based on data from offshore operator reports submitted as of 11:30 CDT on 1 September, personnel have been evacuated from a total of 249 production platforms, 44.46% of the 560 manned platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. Personnel have been evacuated from nine non-dynamically positioned and four dynamically positioned rigs. BSEE estimates that 79.96% of oil production and 83.21% of gas production in the Gulf has been shut in.

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Tendeka appoints Jonathan Abbott as new chief technology officer

Global completions specialist Tendeka has appointed a new CTO to drive its next generation of products and systems. Jonathan Abbott takes on the role with almost 20 years’ international experience in operations, sales, technical support, product development and project management. His career includes stints in Canada, Russia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe, primarily with Schlumberger, where he led large engineering development teams focused on lower completions, stimulation and production enhancement. Mr Abbott will be based in Tendeka’s Aberdeen headquarters. “I’m excited to be joining Tendeka and taking on the role of driving the company’s technology strategy. I have always been an admirer of Tendeka’s smart solutions for complex reservoir and production challenges so I’m looking forward to working closely ...

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