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The Sharjah skyline. Exploration & Production

Sharjah sees strong interest in licensing round

Twelve companies have prequalified for the round, which is offering three onshore blocks in the emirate.

15 November 2018
LNG

ADNOC agrees to extend gas supply agreement for LNG subsidiary

Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. has agreed in principle to extend its gas supply agreement with ADNOC LNG until 2040

15 November 2018
An LNG tanker docked in Japan LNG

ADNOC LNG paves the way for new sales

Abu Dhabi will drastically reduce the volume of LNG it sends to Japan next year, but it is optimistic about finding new customers for its spare capacity.

14 November 2018
Exploration & Production

Turkey acquires vessel for oil and gas exploration in the Black Sea

Turkey has acquired a second vessel for offshore oil and gas exploration, which it will deploy in the Black Sea.

14 November 2018
Companies & Finance

ADNOC to advise Uzbekneftegaz on oil and gas operations

ADNOC has signed a framework agreement with Uzbekistan’s state-owned Uzbekneftegaz to provide strategic advice on upstream and downstream operations

13 November 2018
Companies & Finance

ADNOC signs gas cooperation agreements with Eni and Aramco

ADNOC has struck a pair of gas-focused agreements with Eni and Saudi Aramco following Monday’s unconventional gas deal with Total.

13 November 2018
Drilling in Argentina’s Vaca Muerta shale, where Total has gained expertise Exploration & Production

ADNOC jumps on unconventionals bandwagon

ADNOC is partnering with Total to develop Abu Dhabi’s unconventional gas reserves, but a more competitive market will be needed to encourage further investment in the sector.

13 November 2018
Exploration & Production

Eni sells 20% stake in Egypt’s Nour North Sinai Offshore concession

Eni has announced it has agreed terms for the sale of a 20% stake in the Nour North Sinai Offshore concession in Egypt to Mubadala Petroleum.

12 November 2018
Exploration & Production

ADNOC awards Total 40% stake in Ruwais Diyab

ADNOC has agreed to award France’s Total a 40% stake in the onshore Ruwais Diyab unconventional gas concession

12 November 2018
Exploration & Production

Abu Dhabi announces 425 bcm gas discovery

The discovery was announced at a meeting of Abu Dhabi's Supreme Petroleum Council.

6 November 2018
Exploration & Production

Israel launches new licensing round

The Ministry of Energy will offer 19 blocks in five zones.

6 November 2018
A project in Turkmenistan that feeds the Central Asia-China Pipeline Exploration & Production

Iran mulls Central Asian gas swaps to supply China

Iran wants to supply China through swap agreements with Central Asian nations that already export pipeline gas to the world’s fastest-growing gas market.

1 November 2018
Exploration & Production

Petronas to take 10% in Oman’s Khazzan field

Malaysia’s Petronas has agreed to purchase a 10% stake in the BP-operated Khazzan gas field in Oman

19 October 2018
LNG

Arkas and Sumitomo sign deal on LNG bunkering in Turkish waters

Turkey’s Arkas Bunkering and Japan’s Sumitomo have signed an agreement for the use of LNG as a marine fuel in Turkey and its surrounding waters

19 October 2018
Exploration & Production

ADNOC’s first licensing round closes

Bidding closed on Monday for six licences offered in ADNOC’s first licensing round.

18 October 2018
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Azerbaijan looks to expand Southern Gas Corridor

Azerbaijan is considering involving additional countries in the Southern Gas Corridor project.

16 October 2018
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Major financiers interested in Aphrodite pipeline

Four banks and investment houses have expressed interest in financing a pipeline between Cyprus and Egypt

12 October 2018
Global Markets

Egyptian and Greek leaders back Cypriot upstream gas plans

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi have reportedly agreed to back Cyprus’s upstream gas plans

12 October 2018
Exploration & Production

Extra Egyptian rig offsets Saudi decline in September

The number of rigs drilling for gas in the Middle East remained stable at 93 last month, with Saudi Arabia losing a rig and Egypt adding one.

12 October 2018
The Badra gas processing plant in Iraq. Policy & Regulation

US stance on Iran threatens Iraq’s electricity sector

Iraq needs Iranian gas imports to fuel its power plants, but looming US sanctions are threatening these supplies and could provoke unrest.

12 October 2018

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