yuval Steinitz, israel's energy minister Exploration & Production

Israel mulls lack of offshore interest

Israel will consider how it can make its acreage more attractive after its first offshore licensing round drew only two bidders.

By Verity Ratcliffe 16 November 2017
Exploration & Production

Iraq demands Shell gas deal be completed

The Iraqi government warned energy giant Royal Dutch Shell it must finalise a $12 billion gas gathering deal by next week or negotiations over the agreement would be terminated, Ahmed al-Shamma, the country’s deputy oil minister, said on 30 May.

1 June 2011
Exploration & Production

Total buys 25% of Qatari hydrocarbon exploration licence from CNOOC

China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), China’s leading offshore oil producer, sold a 25% stake in a licence to explore for hydrocarbons in Qatar to France’s Total, on 29 May.

31 May 2011
Supply & Demand

GECF ministers to hold mid-year review

The Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) will hold its ministerial meeting in Cairo on 2 June, to review GECF work over the past six months, the GEFC told Interfax.

31 May 2011
Supply & Demand

Iraq and EU sign partnership to import gas into Europe

Iraq has committed to the long-term export of gas into Europe as part of an “enhanced strategic energy partnership”, signed in Brussels on 26 May.

31 May 2011
Policy & Regulation

Israel instructs Noble Energy not to resume drilling at Leviathan gas field

Noble Energy cannot restart drilling operations at the Leviathan natural gas field, offshore Israel, until it provides details of an early fault at the field, Israel’s infrastructure ministry said on 29 May.

31 May 2011
Exploration & Production

KOGAS ups stake in Iraq’s Akkas gas project

State-run Korea Gas Corp said, on Thursday, it has taken full ownership of the Akkas gas development in Iraq, following the withdrawal of KazMunaiGas Exploration Production from the project.

27 May 2011
Supply & Demand

Bahrain abandons Iran gas import plans

Following several years of unsuccessful negotiations, Bahrain has halted plans to import natural gas from Iran.

27 May 2011
Supply & Demand

Qatargas delivers first LNG cargo into Greece

Qatargas has delivered its first LNG cargo to Greece. The state-owned LNG producer sold the shipment to Vitol, The Netherlands-based LNG company which is acting on behalf of DEPA, the public gas supply corporation of Greece.

24 May 2011
Supply & Demand

Iraq signs deal to import 25 MMcm/d of Iran gas

Iraq's electricity ministry has signed a memorandum of understanding to import 25 million cubic metres of gas per day from Iran, a spokesperson for the ministry said on Sunday, 22 May.

23 May 2011
Exploration & Production

Interview: Iraq Energy Institute's Luay Al Khatteeb

IEA's Luay Al Khatteeb discusses the challenges of closing a $12 billion deal which will culminate in capturing flared gas from Iraq’s southern oil fields.

20 May 2011
Supply & Demand

Oman fails to source additional gas from Qatar

Qatar’s Dolphin Energy will not supply additional natural gas to Oman via the Dolphin pipeline, Mohammed bin Hamad Al Rumhy, Oman’s minister of oil and gas, told reporters in Muscat on Thursday.

19 May 2011
Exploration & Production

Isramco closes $750 million financing for Israeli Tamar gas field

Isramco has secured two loans totalling $750 million to cover its share in the development of the Tamar gas field, off the coast of Israel.

18 May 2011

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