Operational rigs in the Middle East targeting gas in August 2017 Exploration & Production

Kuwait, Pakistan drilling balances drop elsewhere in Middle East

The number of rigs targeting gas fell in Oman and Egypt in August, but rose in Kuwait and Pakistan.

By Verity Ratcliffe 15 September 2017
Companies & Finance

ADNOC considers selling shipping unit shares

Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. (ADNOC) is considering a plan to sell shares in its shipping unit.

22 September 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Iran ready to complete pipeline to Pakistan

Iran is ready to complete the long-delayed Iran-Pakistan pipeline, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said.

21 September 2017
Exploration & Production

Tender planned for Egypt’s western Mediterranean acreage

Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Co. is planning an oil and gas exploration tender covering Egypt’s western Mediterranean acreage.

21 September 2017
Alternative Fuels

Saudi Arabia nuclear power studies continue

Saudi Arabia is still carrying out feasibility studies for its first nuclear power stations.

20 September 2017
LNG

Qatargas agrees to supply Turkey’s Botas with LNG

Qatargas has signed a medium-term sales-and-purchase agreement with Turkey’s Botas to deliver 1.5 mtpa of LNG for three years.

20 September 2017
Companies & Finance

Rosneft to fund pipeline for Iraqi Kurdistan

Rosneft has agreed to fund a gas pipeline for the government of Iraqi Kurdistan and will finalise the deal by the end of 2017.

19 September 2017
LNG

Egypt will import $1.8 bln of LNG in 2017-2018 – minister

Egypt expects to import LNG worth $1.8 billion in 2017-2018, Petroleum Minister Tarek el-Molla has said.

19 September 2017
Policy & Regulation

Lebanon passes new petroleum tax law

Lebanon passed its new petroleum tax law on Tuesday.

19 September 2017
Global Markets

Turkish tanks move to Iraqi border ahead of Kurdish independence vote

Turkish armoured military units carried out drills at the Iraqi border on Monday, Turkey’s army said.

19 September 2017
Press conference announcing drilling results offshore Cyprus Exploration & Production

Hope springs eternal in the East Med

The Cypriot government is putting a brave face on lacklustre offshore drilling results.

15 September 2017
Parliamentary address by Michel Aoun, president of Lebanon Exploration & Production

Lebanon licensing round schedule hinges on tax law

A parliamentary vote next week will determine the timeline for Lebanon’s long-awaited licensing round.

15 September 2017
LNG

Qatar keeps all hydrocarbon commitments despite Gulf dispute

Qatar has not missed one oil or gas shipment since the diplomatic fracas broke out in June, according to its Energy Minister.

13 September 2017
Exploration & Production

Shell presents proposal for Kish field

Shell presented its development proposal for Iran’s Kish gas field on Tuesday.

13 September 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Syria signs contract for Iranian power plants

Syria has signed a contract to import Iranian power plants to be installed at Aleppo.

13 September 2017
Exploration & Production

Novatek plans to bid for Lebanese blocks

Russian gas producer Novatek plans to bid for exploration blocks in Lebanon’s acreage.

13 September 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Turkey’s Temsan picks Emerson for Ambarli A power plant work

Turkey’s Temsan has selected Emerson to replace the ageing controls at its Ambarli A power plant in Istanbul.

13 September 2017
A gas rig in the Khazzan field Exploration & Production

Oman to invite bids for exploration licences

Oman is confident the onshore blocks it is offering will attract a high level of interest.

12 September 2017
Exploration & Production

Cyprus Block 11 exploration disappoints Total and Eni

Total and Eni have told Cyprus’s energy minister that their exploration in Block 11 has been disappointing.

12 September 2017
Exploration & Production

Baker Hughes wins Zohr development contract

Baker Hughes has won a contract for part of the Zohr gas field development offshore Egypt.

11 September 2017
Exploration & Production

Exxon planning to start drilling off Cyprus in H2 2018

ExxonMobil plans to start exploration drilling at two sites offshore Cyprus in the second half of 2018.

8 September 2017

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