Geology Without Limits will carry out a seismic survey on Iran’s Caspian Sea territory. (GWL) Global Markets

Exploration planned for Iranian Caspian Sea

Several IOCs are assessing the oil and gas potential of Iran’s Caspian Sea acreage, but competing territorial claims could stymie exploitation.

By Verity Ratcliffe 24 April 2017
Exploration & Production

NIOC to reopen EPC tender for Farzad B

National Iranian Oil Co. (NIOC) plans to reopen a tender for EPC work at the Farzad B gas field, Chief Executive Ali Kardor has said.

24 April 2017
Policy & Regulation

Oman will offer state-owned downstream shares via IPOs

Oman will offer shares in several state-owned downstream energy companies through IPOs.

21 April 2017
LNG

Bahrain courting Gazprom and Rosneft for LNG

Bahrain is in talks with Gazprom and Rosneft for LNG supplies.

21 April 2017
Jordan could import gas via the BW Singapore FSRU vessel, which is moored at Ain Sokhna in Egypt. (BW Group) Policy & Regulation

Jordan struggles to defuse Israel gas import dispute

Plans to ship gas from the Leviathan field to Jordan have sparked protests in Amman, even though the country is forging new gas links with Egypt.

21 April 2017
Exploration & Production

Ghadir Investment signs MOU to study oil and gas fields in Iran

National Iranian Oil Co. has signed a memorandum of understanding with Ghadir Investment to carry out studies at four greenfield oil and gas fields.

20 April 2017
Exploration & Production

SDX Energy makes Egyptian discovery

AIM-listed SDX Energy has made a gas discovery in Egypt’s Nile Delta.

18 April 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Saudi Arabia plans 30 wind and solar projects

Saudi Arabia plans to build 30 solar and wind projects over the next 10 years as part of a $50 billion power generation programme.

18 April 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Libyan pipelines reopen following disruption

Gas pipelines running from the Wafa field to Mellitah in the west of Libya have been reopened.

18 April 2017
Exploration & Production

Pakistan drilling offset by Saudi Arabia and Oman

The number of rigs targeting gas in the Middle East fell by 1.1% month on month in March, with Pakistan’s slightly higher rig count more than offset by losses in Saudi Arabia and Oman.

13 April 2017
Companies & Finance

CNPC to establish Middle East headquarters in Dubai

CNPC has agreed to establish its Middle East headquarters in Dubai, the company said on Tuesday.

12 April 2017
Exploration & Production

Sonatrach and Total move closer to new framework for Timimoun

Sonatrach and Total have signed an agreement that paves the way for an updated contractual framework for the Timimoun project in Algeria and a resolution to their dispute over profit-sharing.

11 April 2017
Policy & Regulation

Algeria unveils diversification plans

Algeria has unveiled plans to diversify its economy away from petroleum.

11 April 2017
Companies & Finance

Saudi Arabia in talks with IOCs on gas investments

Saudi Arabia has entered talks with IOCs – including BP, Chevron and Eni – regarding partnerships on gas developments in the kingdom and abroad.

11 April 2017
Alternative Fuels

Algeria launches tender for 4 GW of solar PV plants

Algeria plans to invite bids for three photovoltaic solar power plants with a total capacity of about 4 GW, according to the country’s energy ministry.

10 April 2017
An LNG carrier docked in Qatar. Cargoes from the country pass Fujairah on the way to Japan. (PA) LNG

Fujairah sets its sights on LNG bunkering

Fujairah may be perfectly placed to take advantage of the burgeoning LNG bunkering market.

10 April 2017
Exploration & Production

ONGC gas production set for five-year high

Oil and Natural Gas Corp’s gas production is forecast to reach a five-year high next year following the startup of the first phase of the Daman project in the Arabian Sea.

7 April 2017
LNG

Dubai Supply Authority and Jera to work together on LNG

Dubai Supply Authority and Japan’s Jera will cooperate on LNG procurement, shipping and storage opportunities.

7 April 2017
Supply & Demand

Egypt output growth pressuring Israel-Jordan deal

Egypt’s insistence that it will have excess gas for export by 2018 is putting pressure on Jordan to stop plans to import gas from Israel’s Leviathan field.

7 April 2017
Israel’s plans would put it in competition with GreenStream supplies from Algeria. (Eni) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Israel’s hard sell to Europe

Israel is working on exporting gas from its Levantine basin to Europe, but high transport costs and an already well-supplied market mean progress has been slow.

7 April 2017
Global Markets

Israel plans to start up sovereign wealth fund in 2020

Israel’s proposed sovereign wealth fund will start up around 2020, Bank of Israel Governor Karnit Flug said on Tuesday

6 April 2017

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