The Golar Spirit docked in Brazil. Like the Freeze, the Spirit has a relatively high fuel consumption. (Golar) LNG

Shortened FSRU charter gives Dubai room to manoeuvre

The charter deal for the Golar Freeze will be ended a year earlier than originally planned, freeing the emirate from its superfluous regas capacity.

By James Gavin 21 July 2017
LNG

Qatari LNG boost will deter US export growth – Woodside CEO

Qatar’s plan to increase its LNG production by 30% will deter growth in LNG exports from the United States, Woodside's Peter Coleman has said.

20 July 2017
Companies & Finance

Energean signs up third customer for Karish gas

Greek exploration and production company Energean has signed up a third customer to buy gas from the Karish field off the coast of Israel.

20 July 2017
Exploration & Production

Toyo Engineering to develop Salman field

Japan’s Toyo Engineering Corp. has signed an agreement with National Iranian Oil Co. and Petropars to develop the offshore Salman oil and gas field in the Gulf.

18 July 2017
Exploration & Production

Egyptian gas production to rise 50% in 2018 – petroleum ministry

Egypt’s gas production is forecast to increase by 50% in 2018 and 100% in 2020, the country’s Petroleum Ministry said this week.

18 July 2017
LNG

Bahrain courts Gazprom for LNG supply

Bahrain is in talks with Gazprom for the supply of LNG to its terminal, which is currently under construction.

14 July 2017
Sharjah is hoping to boost exploration. (Flickr/IrenicRhonda) Exploration & Production

Sharjah prepares to attempt exploration boost

Sharjah is hoping to boost exploration in the emirate with the publication of a seismic survey, says Chief Executive Hatem al-Mosa.

14 July 2017
Exploration & Production

Abu Dhabi, Egypt and Oman boost Middle East drilling

The number of rigs targeting gas in the Middle East ticked up by only 1% in June, as gains in Egypt, Oman and Abu Dhabi offset a decline in activity in Pakistan.

14 July 2017
Exploration & Production

Drillship moves into position in Cyprus Block 11

A vessel contracted by Total and Eni to explore Block 11 offshore Cyprus has moved into position.

13 July 2017
South Pars Phase 12. Qatar and Iran have considered unitising the field in the past. (Pars O&G) Exploration & Production

Iran should consider unitising its border fields – expert

Unitising gas fields that straddle Iran’s borders could help it save money and promote geopolitical stability.

13 July 2017
Total CEO Patrick Pouyanné (left) meets Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. (PA) Exploration & Production

Total deal unlikely to be scuppered by Iranian MPs

Opposition from some Iranian politicians to the deal to develop South Pars Phase 11 is unlikely to derail the project, analysts say.

12 July 2017
Exploration & Production

Total well positioned for North Dome development deal

Total is in pole position to be awarded deals by Qatar for the further development of the North Dome gas field.

11 July 2017
Exploration & Production

Iranian MPs will not challenge South Pars deal directly

An Iranian MP has denied claims that several members of Iran’s Parliament are preparing to challenge a deal for the development of South Pars Phase 11.

11 July 2017
A Saudi Arabian gas processing plant. The country is boosting its gas output. (Saudi Aramco) Exploration & Production

Saudi Aramco’s gas output hits ‘all-time high’

Saudi Arabia is making strides in increasing its gas output, with production booming in 2016.

11 July 2017
Companies & Finance

ADNOC seeks new investors under flexible partnerships

Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. is looking for new investors to participate in oil, gas, refining and petrochemical projects.

10 July 2017
Exploration & Production

SDX could start production early at South Disouq

SDX Energy has said it may start production early at the South Disouq gas discovery in Egypt.

7 July 2017
Exploration & Production

Tamar Petroleum raises $650 mln in debt to bid for Delek stake

Tamar Petroleum has raised $650 million in a debt offering as part of its bid for Delek Group’s share in the Tamar field offshore Israel.

7 July 2017
Companies & Finance

Dana CEO asks sukuk bond holders to enter talks over debt refinancing

Dana Gas Chief Executive Patrick Allman-Ward has asked the holders of $700 million in sukuk bonds to enter talks with the company over the refinancing of its debt.

7 July 2017
The Qatargas 4 LNG plant. IOCs are treading carefully in Qatar. (Shell) Supply & Demand

Middle East states and IOCs tread carefully

Companies are having to work hard to uphold their contracts during the ongoing diplomatic row in the Middle East.

7 July 2017
Exploration & Production

Aramco selects Saipem for offshore EPC

Saudi Aramco has selected Saipem for an EPC and installation contract for five offshore fields.

6 July 2017
Policy & Regulation

Egypt passes Natural Gas Act

Egypt’s parliament has passed the country’s Natural Gas Act.

6 July 2017

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