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
Supply & Demand

Iraq signs ‘political’ gas import deal with Iran

Iraq, which is struggling to secure an additional 4,000 megawatts (MW) of electricity supplies by the summer of 2012, is turning to Iran to help meet its short-term gas-to-power needs.

1 July 2011
Expanded gas processing capacity at Aramco (Aramco) Exploration & Production

Aramco takes an unconventional approach

With Saudi Arabia hungry for gas to feed its domestic economy, state-owned Aramco is looking to conventional plays to meet the growing demand.

1 July 2011
LNG

Small mobile generators step in to power Iraq’s oil and gas development

With southern Iraq still suffering chronic blackouts, oil and gas producers are turning to small independent electricity generators to power their operations.

29 June 2011
Companies & Finance

Al Suwaidi appointed new ADNOC director general

Former deputy of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), Abdulla Nasser Al Suwaidi, has replaced Yousef Omair Bin Yousef as the chief executive of the company, two ADNOC sources told Reuters.

27 June 2011
Supply & Demand

Dubai to buy more gas to meet power needs

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is being forced to buy more gas on the global market to meet domestic demand for electricity, and is doubling the size of a planned coal-fired power station, Reuters reported Thursday.

23 June 2011
The Leviathan offshore gas field, the world’s biggest deepwater natural gas discovery in a decade, has an estimated 16 trillion cubic feet of gas reserves. (Corbis) Exploration & Production

Developing Israel’s gas industry – financing the Tamar field

In this, the second part of the article, Developing Israel’s gas industry, Interfax looks into financing the Tamar field, pricing disputes and future gas exploration in Israel.

23 June 2011
Exploration & Production

BP to make $15 billion Oman investment decision in 2012

BP will not make a decision to invest up to $15 billion drilling for tight gas in Oman until 2012, a BP spokesperson told Interfax Wednesday.

23 June 2011
Supply & Demand

Kuwait to keep up with demand with more LNG imports

Kuwait expects to import between 43 and 47 cargoes of LNG this year as it seeks to keep up with rampant domestic demand, a senior energy official said at the World National Oil Companies Congress in London, on Tuesday.

22 June 2011
Exploration & Production

Developing Israel’s gas industry - Egypt’s role

Limited infrastructure and bureaucratic hurdles may hinder the development of a still nascent gas industry in Israel.

22 June 2011
Exploration & Production

Bashneft files for Iraq 2011 bidding round

Bashneft has applied to take part in pre-qualification for the latest oil and gas licensing round in Iraq, the company’s first vice president for production and geology, Mikhail Stavsky, told Interfax.

21 June 2011
LNG

Jordan to launch tenders for LNG terminal in November

Jordan will launch a tender in November to build an LNG terminal off the coast of the Red Sea port of Aqaba on a build-own-operate basis, energy minister Khalid Touqan said on Sunday.

20 June 2011
Exploration & Production

CNPC’s South Pars gas deal imperiled by delays

China’s largest oil and gas producer, China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), has been advised by Iran that it must fulfill obligations to develop Phase 11 of Iran’s South Pars Gas Field or risk cancellation of its contract, Reuters reported 18 June.

20 June 2011
Five years after Royal Dutch Shell and Qatar Petroleum made the final investment decision on the Pearl gas-to-liquids project, which saw a host of unforseen challenges, Shell can finally breathe a sigh of relief and reap the rewards. (PA) Exploration & Production

Shell's big pay off

Five years after Royal Dutch Shell and Qatar Petroleum made the final investment decision on the Pearl gas-to-liquids project, which saw a host of unforseen challenges, Shell can finally breathe a sigh of relief and reap the rewards.

15 June 2011
Iraq is taking steps to encourage foreign producers to commit gas to power projects in the country. (PA) LNG

Interview: Iraqi electricity ministry’s Ala’a Zamil

The head of independent power projects (IPPs) at Iraq’s ministry of electricity ministry, Ala’a Zamil, talks to Interfax at MEED’s 2011 Iraq power and gas projects conference.

15 June 2011
LNG

Iraq’s IPP programme ‘still alive’

Iraq’s independent power programme (IPP) “is still alive”, Ala’a Disher Zamil, the head of IPP projects at the Iraqi ministry of electricity said in Istanbul today.

13 June 2011
Exploration & Production

First products cargo from Pearl GTL

Qatar Petroleum and Royal Dutch Shell have sold the first commercial shipment of gasoil from the Pearl gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant in Ras Laffan, Qatar.

13 June 2011
British Prime Minister David Cameron speaks at the official inauguration of BP Oman's Extended Well Test Facility in Muscat. The Omani government has come under pressure this year from BP, which wants to develop the Khazzan and Makarem fields at Block 61. (PA) Supply & Demand

Muscat grapples with looming gas shortage

A significant gas exporter, accounting for nearly 4% of the world’s traded LNG, Oman is facing stark shortages in supply that threaten to wreck long-term ambitions to diversify its economy and reduc

10 June 2011
Exploration & Production

Poland’s KOV to start drilling in Syria in July

Kulczyk Oil Ventures (KOV) and its joint venture partners have executed a drilling rig contract with Sinopec for a drilling rig in Block 9 in Syria.

9 June 2011
Supply & Demand

IEA revises up world gas demand by 13%

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has revised up its forecast for global natural gas demand growth in 2035 by 13% on the previous forecast, with the majority of the growth coming from China, India and the Middle East, it said on Monday, at a press briefing in London.

6 June 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Israel still awaiting Egyptian gas

Talks to resume gas exports from Egypt to Israel through the East Mediterranean Gas Pipeline are continuing, almost two months after an explosion shut the pipeline down.

3 June 2011

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