A rig in the Tamar field, offshore Israel. Development of the nearby Tanin and karish fields is to be brought forward. (Transocean) Exploration & Production

Energean unveils plans for Karish and Tanin fields

Energean is speeding up the development programme for Israel’s Karish and Tanin fields with the aim of achieving first gas by 2020.

Iraq is trying to reduce the amount of gas it flares and is seeking to export the fuel instead. (PA) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Iraq seeks progress on gas exports to Jordan

Despite its enthusiasm for the project, Iraq is facing significant hurdles in its plan to export gas to Jordan via a proposed dual oil and gas pipeline.

Exploration & Production

Iran adds more IOCs to bidding prequalification list

Iran is adding several more names to its list of IOCs that are prequalified to participate in its upstream oil and gas tenders.

16 January 2017
Companies & Finance

Crescent plans move into Iraq and North Africa

Crescent Petroleum is planning to invest in Iraq and North Africa, Majid Jafar, the company’s chief executive, has said.

16 January 2017
Exploration & Production

Southern Iraq reaches 20 MMcm/d gas output

Southern Iraq is producing around 20 million cubic metres per day of gas.

13 January 2017
Global Markets

Egypt to meet domestic demand by 2018 – Molla

Egypt will be able to meet its gas needs with domestic output alone by 2018, said Egyptian Minister of Petroleum Tareq El Molla.

12 January 2017
Exploration & Production

Energean plans to tap Israeli fields

Greece’s Energean Oil & Gas plans to build its own production system to tap two Israeli offshore gas fields at a cost of up to $1.5 billion.

12 January 2017
Exploration & Production

Iran prioritises Tous gas field

Iran is prioritising the development of the Tous gas field in the north-east of the country, according to Mohammad Mam Beigi of East Oil & Gas Production Co.

12 January 2017
LNG

Abu Dhabi launches LNG tender

Abu Dhabi has launched a tender for a shipment of LNG from its Das Island LNG export facility.

12 January 2017
Supply & Demand

Armenia in talks with Iran and Turkmenistan over gas imports

Armenian Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan met ambassadors from Iran and Turkmenistan on Monday to discuss possible gas supplies from Turkmenistan via Iran.

11 January 2017
Supply & Demand

Iran ready to export gas to Iraq as soon as payment issue resolved

Iran is ready to supply gas to Iraq as soon as Baghdad takes steps to establish a system of payments, according to the country's deputy petroleum minister for international affairs and trading.

11 January 2017
Exploration & Production

Production at South Pars Phase 16 on hold following pipeline leak

Production at Phase 16 of the South Pars gas field in Iran has been interrupted because of damage to a marine pipeline that caused a leak.

11 January 2017
Exploration & Production

Petrofac wins $600 mln Omani EPC contract

Petrofac has been selected for an EPC contract worth nearly $600 million to work on the Salalah LPG project in southern Oman.

9 January 2017
Exploration & Production

Lebanon prepares to relaunch licensing round

Lebanon is still waiting for crucial oil and gas legislation to be passed by its new government even though it has approved a new offshore tender.

9 January 2017
Exploration & Production

EGAS chooses Edison as Mediterranean explorer

Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Co. has selected Edison to explore for oil and gas in the Mediterranean.

6 January 2017
Exploration & Production

McDermott wins Saudi Aramco offshore EPC contract

Saudi Aramco has selected McDermott International for an offshore EPC contract.

6 January 2017
Exploration & Production

Lebanon prepares for offshore exploration

Lebanon’s government issued decrees on Wednesday to prepare the way for offshore oil and gas exploration.

5 January 2017
Saudi Arabia’s energy minister, Khalid al-Falih, has promised to compensate consumers. (World Energy Council) Policy & Regulation

Gas prices frozen for Saudi Arabia’s industrial users

Saudi Arabia has frozen further gas price increases for industry, instead focusing on consumer energy price reform in its 2017 budget.

5 January 2017
The presidents of Turkmenistan and Iran at the inauguration ceremony for a new gas pipeline in 2010. (PA) Supply & Demand

Iran and Turkmenistan in gas supply dispute

Turkmenistan has cut Iran’s supply of gas in response to a long-standing feud over outstanding bills. A failure to mend relations would hurt both sides.

4 January 2017
Exploration & Production

Iran looking west to assess shale gas potential

Iran is studying shale gas potential in its western region, according to a National Iranian Oil Co. official.

3 January 2017
Companies & Finance

ADNOC on the hunt for more deals with IOCs

Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. is preparing to sign more partnership deals with IOCs.

3 January 2017
Supply & Demand

Kuwait agrees to start Iraqi gas imports

Kuwait has agreed to start a long-delayed gas import deal with Iraq.

3 January 2017

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