Dubai port operator acquires Topaz Energy for $1.1bn

DP World, formed after the merger of Dubai Ports Authority and Dubai Ports International, operates ports and terminals in 40 countries. (File/AFP)
Updated 01 July 2019
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Dubai port operator acquires Topaz Energy for $1.1bn

  • Topaz operates a fleet of 117 vessels, mainly in the Caspian Sea, Middle East, North Africa, and West Africa
  • DP World is a logistics provider which operates around 78 ports and terminals globally

DUBAI: Dubai port and logistics giant DP World said Monday it has acquired Topaz Energy and Marine, an offshore international vessel and marine logistics company for nearly $1.1 billion.
Dubai-based Topaz is a subsidiary of Renaissance, a publicly traded firm on Oman’s Muscat stock exchange, with Standard Chartered Private Equity holding a minority stake.
Topaz operates a modern fleet of 117 vessels and operates mainly in the Caspian Sea, the Middle East and North Africa, and West Africa, DP World said in a statement.
It has long-standing relationships with leading international energy firms like British Petroleum, Chevron, Dragon Oil and ExxonMobil among others.
“We are pleased to announce the acquisition of Topaz, which further strengthens DP World’s position as a world-leading operator in maritime logistics services,” said the CEO of DP World, Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem.
DP World is a global logistics provider and operates around 78 ports and terminals in 40 countries.


Libya’s NOC confirms 290,000 bpd production at Sharara offline

Updated 20 July 2019
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Libya’s NOC confirms 290,000 bpd production at Sharara offline

  • NOC said it was conducting a full-scale investigation into suspected closed valves in the Hamada area
  • It also said in a statement that production from El Feel oilfield was unaffected by the incident

LONDON: Libya’s National Oil Corporation confirmed on Saturday that production at its 290,000 barrels per day El Sharara oilfield was currently offline.
NOC said it was conducting a full-scale investigation into suspected closed valves in the Hamada area.
It also said in a statement that production from El Feel oilfield was unaffected by the incident.
Sources earlier told Reuters that production at El Sharara had halted on Friday due to a valve closure on the pipeline linking the field to Zawiya.