Exploration & Production

Halliburton in talks to develop Bahrain’s pre-Khuff gas

The US company hopes to become an investor in the development and has also been lined up for a drilling contract in the Khaleej Al-Bahrain Basin The US company hopes to become an investor in the development and has also been lined up for a drilling contract in the Khaleej Al-Bahrain Basin.
By Verity Ratcliffe 13 June 2018 0 31282
Halliburton trucks. (Halliburton)

Bahrain has entered talks with Halliburton for the country’s pre-Khuff gas development, in which the United States-based company hopes to become an investor, according to a manager at Bahrain Petroleum Co. (BAPCO). Halliburton has also been lined up for a contract to drill wells in the Khaleej Al-Bahrain Basin, which holds Bahrain’s largest oil and gas discovery.

Bahrain received bids from Halliburton and Schlumberger to develop its pre-Khuff gas reserves. Proposals were assessed against three criteria: the volume of gas companies said they could produce; the...