Exploration & Production

Drilling ticks down in Middle East in September

The number of rigs targeting gas in the Middle East stood at 98 in September, down by one from the previous month The number of rigs targeting gas in the Middle East stood at 98 in September, down by one from the previous month.
By Verity Ratcliffe 13 October 2017 0 27955
Operational rigs in the Middle East

The number of rigs targeting gas in the Middle East stood at 98 in September, dropping by a single rig from the previous month. The rig count in Kuwait fell to 12 while in Abu Dhabi only four rigs targeting gas were operational. Meanwhile, the rig count in Oman ticked up to 10. Oman is pursuing a gas-focused strategy and invited bids to explore four blocks in September. IOCs have until the end of the year to submit bids.

Middle East Rig Count (Targeting Gas)

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