A gas-fired power plant in Sharjah. (SEWA) Exploration & Production

Sharjah attempts upstream oil and gas revival

Sharjah hopes to attract IOCs to its acreage with a high-detail survey that aims to discover reserves that have previously been missed.

By Verity Ratcliffe 27 June 2017
LNG

South Korean companies back small-scale LNG in Iran

South Korean companies are working to build small-scale LNG plants in Iran to meet the energy needs of remote areas of the country.

27 June 2017
Exploration & Production

Cyprus issues maritime advisory for well drilling

Cyprus has issued a maritime advisory to Total for the drilling of a well in its waters between July and October.

26 June 2017
Companies & Finance

Qatar discussing cooperation with Exxon

Qatar’s emir, Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, met ExxonMobil Chief Executive Darren Woods on Saturday to discuss possible areas of cooperation.

26 June 2017
Exploration & Production

Greece approves oil and gas exploration off Crete

Greece’s energy ministry has approved an application from a consortium of Total, ExxonMobil and Hellenic Petroleum to explore for hydrocarbons off the coast of Crete.

26 June 2017
Exploration & Production

Israel extends offshore licensing bid deadline to November

Israel has again extended the deadline for offers in its first offshore licensing round.

23 June 2017
Companies & Finance

Delek establishes company for Tamar field spin-off

Israel’s Delek Drilling has established a company that will hold a 9.25% stake in the Tamar gas field and be listed on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.

23 June 2017
A Dana gas facility in Iraqi Kurdistan. The company has said its sukuk bonds are not sharia compliant. (Dana) Companies & Finance

Dana Gas Islamic bond saga could affect industry

Dana has said its sukuk bonds are not compliant with sharia law – a move that could have wide-ranging implications for Islamic finance.

23 June 2017
Supply & Demand

Iran starts gas exports to Iraq

Iran has started exporting gas to Iraq, according to an Iranian official.

22 June 2017
Limassol, Cyprus. Total has installed an operations base at the port in preparation for drilling in Block 11. (PA) Exploration & Production

Cyprus centre stage in challenging East Med picture

The efforts of Israel, Lebanon and Turkey to develop their offshore resources could hinder Cyprus from tapping its own acreage.

22 June 2017
Alternative Fuels

Rosatom to make Jordan nuclear project FID this year

Rosatom is still planning to make an FID for a nuclear power plant in Jordan by the end of 2017.

21 June 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Qatar in talks to supply India’s stranded power plants

India and Qatar are in talks over gas supply agreements to India’s stranded power plants.

21 June 2017
LNG

Qatari oil and gas can weather a blockade ‘forever’ – QP CEO

Qatar’s oil and gas industry is capable of weathering a blockade even if its lasts "forever", Qatar Petroleum Chief Executive Saad al-Kaabi has said.

21 June 2017
Companies & Finance

New crown prince of Saudi Arabia appointed

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has appointed his son, Mohammed bin Salman, as crown prince, replacing the king’s nephew as first in line to the throne.

21 June 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Turkey’s Botas invites bidders to prequalify for storage project

Turkish state-run oil and gas pipeline company Botas has invited companies to prequalify to bid for a contract to expand the Lake Tuz underground gas storage project.

21 June 2017
Exploration & Production

Energean submits Israeli field development plan

Greek exploration and production company Energean has submitted its development plan for the Karish and Tanin gas fields offshore Israel to the Israeli Petroleum Commissioner.

21 June 2017
Global Markets

Riyadh claims capture of Iranian forces heading for oil platform

Saudi Arabia claims to have captured a vessel carrying Iranian Revolutionary Guards armed with explosives that were heading towards the Marjan oil platform in the Gulf.

20 June 2017
Alternative Fuels

Russia still in talks on Saudi nuclear plans – Rosatom chief

Russia is still in negotiations with Saudi Arabia about a role in the country’s nuclear power programme, Alexei Likhachev, the head of Russia’s state-owned Rosatom, has told Interfax.

20 June 2017
LNG

Qatargas to deliver up to 1.1 mt of LNG to Shell for five years

Qatargas has signed a new sales-and-purchase agreement with Shell, the Qatari LNG supplier said in a note on Sunday.

20 June 2017
Exploration & Production

NIOC signs MOU with Eni on Iranian oil and gas fields

National Iranian Oil Co. and Eni have signed a memorandum of understanding for the development of the Kish gas field and the Darkhovin oilfield in southern Iran.

20 June 2017
Exploration & Production

Total to sign South Pars Phase 11 deal within two weeks – Pouyanné

Total expects to sign a deal to develop Phase 11 of Iran’s South Pars project within the next two weeks, Chief Executive Patrick Pouyanné has said.

20 June 2017

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