Middle East


Churchill’s small company advantage


Nimbleness and responsiveness to client needs are seen as at the heart of Churchill Drilling Tool’s appeal to operators seeking downhole circulation support, the company’s manager for the Middle East and Asia Nicholas Kjaer has said.


Opening the Gateway to Abu Dhabi


Energy Voice and Granite PR have held their first co-branded Gateway event in Abu Dhabi, with a pre-conference breakfast involving ADNOC, where the importance of innovation and co-operation was high on the menu.

Middle East

Crew change in Gulf Cooperation Council


It is apparent that Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries have initiated a “crew change” where experienced, long-term expat leaders are to be replaced by the next generation of ideally locally developed talent with the skills and experience to step into their shoes.

Middle East

Energy Industries Council to play a more central role at Adipec 2019


Each year, the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (Adipec) provides an important platform for the oil and gas industry to do business and exchange information, and is set to welcome more than 145,000 visitors, including energy ministers, chief executives, decision-makers and professionals with real buying power.

Middle East

Energy services firm Paradigm in demand


Paradigm Drilling Services (PDS) based at Thainstone, near Inverurie, has beefed up its presence in Mexico and the Middle East to cope with growing demand for its innovative offshore drilling equipment.

Middle East

Saudi Aramco’s $2trillion IPO delayed once again


Saudi Aramco’s stop-start initial public offering was delayed again just days before a planned launch as doubts re-emerged about the $2 trillion valuation placed on the state oil giant by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.