Aberdeen headquartered international drilling and engineering contractor, KCA Deutag has said it has offered to purchase Dalma Energy (Omani / Saudi oil and gas drilling company) for an as yet undisclosed sum.
Country Manager KCA Deutag – Kenya and East Africa, Graham McIvor has spoken of the impact this will have on the African business development and the certain contract awards he has been negotiating in Kenya, with Tullow and Midway respectively as part of his business development role.
Graham has indicated the Dalma business will add further contracts to the already significant business in the Middle East as well the potential in Africa.
Graham feels the Dalma’s predominately Asian management team will significantly benefit from the experience and expertise of the KCA Deutag Dubai based professional management and sees the opportunities in Kenya as very attractive.
KCA Deutag is one of the world’s leading drilling and engineering contractors working onshore and offshore with approximately 100 drilling rigs in over 20 countries and employing more than 8,000 people in Africa, Europe, Russia, the Middle East, the Caspian Sea, South East Asia and The Americas.
Dalma Energy is a wholly owned subsidiary of Al Qahtani Investments LLC and operates through a wholly owned subsidiary in Oman with branches in Saudi Arabia and Algeria. Dalma Energy owns and operates 31 land rigs throughout the gulf region, Asia and North Africa.