Middle East

Middle East

Cape wins HEISCO job in Kuwait


Cape today confirmed it had landed a deal with Heavy Engineering Industries & Shipbuilding Co. (HEISCO) covering painting, insulation and passive fire protection at Kuwait National Petroleum Company’s (KNPC) Fifth Gas Train project.

Middle East

How a squabble at Iraq’s oldest oil field can roil world supply


A territorial dispute in northern Iraq threatens to disrupt oil output at a field containing as much crude as Norway, even as U.S.-backed forces prepare what could be a decisive blow against Islamic State militants in the nearby city of Mosul. Kirkuk, where Iraq first discovered oil in 1927, can produce more than 1 million barrels a day but is pumping at less than half its capacity while competing ethnic and political groups scramble to control its 9 billion barrels of reserves.