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Offshore Drilling Industry In Middle East And Africa To 2016 - Pre-Salt Potential In West Africa And Significant Gas Finds Off The East African Coast Driving Exploration Activity

3.3.3 Price 12

3.3.4 Availability 12

3.4 Offshore Drilling Industry and Its Role as Part of Upstream Oil and Gas Industry Value Chain 12

3.5 Types of Rig and Support Services 13

3.5.1 Mobile Bottom-Supported Rigs 13

3.5.2 Floating Rigs 13

3.5.3 Key Technologies Used as Supporting Mechanisms in Floating Rigs 14

3.5.4 Subsea Production and Processing Systems 14

3.6 Offshore Drilling Technology Concepts 15

3.6.1 Exploratory Wells 15

3.6.2 Appraisal Wells 15

3.6.3 Development Wells 15

3.6.4 Deepwater Drilling 15

3.6.5 Rotary Drilling Procedures 15

3.7 Key Allied Segments Supplementing the Core Offshore Drilling Business 16

3.7.1 Oilfield Services 16

3.7.2 Geo-Scientific Support Services 16

3.7.3 Rig Support Services 16

3.7.4 Engineering and Equipment Support Services 16

4 Key Trends and Challenges for Offshore Drilling Industry in Middle East and Africa 17

4.1 Increasing Offshore Discoveries in Middle East and Africa Boost Exploration Activities in the Region 17

4.2 Floating Production Storage and Offloading Vessels to Play Vital Role in Oil and Gas Production Offshore Middle East and Africa 21

4.3 West Africa Deepwater Pre-Salt Plays Rapidly Becoming Established as Potential Areas for Exploration Activities 22

4.4 Increasing Piracy Attacks Impede the Planned Growth of Oil and Gas Markets of Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia and Sierra Leone 23

5 Offshore Drilling Forecasts for Middle East and Africa to 2016 24

5.1 Offshore Drilling Expenditure Forecasts for Middle East and Africa to 2016 24

5.2 Offshore Drilling Expenditure Forecasts in the Middle East to 2016, by Country 26

5.3 Offshore Drilling Expenditure Forecasts for Africa to 2016, by Country 28

5.4 Offshore Wells Forecasts for Middle East and Africa to 2016 30

5.5 Offshore Wells Forecasts for Middle East to 2016, by Country 32

5.6 Offshore Wells Forecasts for Africa to 2016, by Country 34

5.7 Profiles of Major Offshore Drilling Contractors for Middle East and Africa 36

5.7.1 Transocean Limited 36

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