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Exploration & Production

ADNOC awards Total 40% stake in Ruwais Diyab

ADNOC has agreed to award France’s Total a 40% stake in the onshore Ruwais Diyab unconventional gas concession

12 November 2018
Exploration & Production

Abu Dhabi announces 425 bcm gas discovery

The discovery was announced at a meeting of Abu Dhabi's Supreme Petroleum Council.

6 November 2018
Exploration & Production

Israel launches new licensing round

The Ministry of Energy will offer 19 blocks in five zones.

6 November 2018
A project in Turkmenistan that feeds the Central Asia-China Pipeline Exploration & Production

Iran mulls Central Asian gas swaps to supply China

Iran wants to supply China through swap agreements with Central Asian nations that already export pipeline gas to the world’s fastest-growing gas market.

1 November 2018
Exploration & Production

Petronas to take 10% in Oman’s Khazzan field

Malaysia’s Petronas has agreed to purchase a 10% stake in the BP-operated Khazzan gas field in Oman

19 October 2018
LNG

Arkas and Sumitomo sign deal on LNG bunkering in Turkish waters

Turkey’s Arkas Bunkering and Japan’s Sumitomo have signed an agreement for the use of LNG as a marine fuel in Turkey and its surrounding waters

19 October 2018
Exploration & Production

ADNOC’s first licensing round closes

Bidding closed on Monday for six licences offered in ADNOC’s first licensing round.

18 October 2018
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Azerbaijan looks to expand Southern Gas Corridor

Azerbaijan is considering involving additional countries in the Southern Gas Corridor project.

16 October 2018
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Major financiers interested in Aphrodite pipeline

Four banks and investment houses have expressed interest in financing a pipeline between Cyprus and Egypt

12 October 2018
Global Markets

Egyptian and Greek leaders back Cypriot upstream gas plans

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi have reportedly agreed to back Cyprus’s upstream gas plans

12 October 2018
Exploration & Production

Extra Egyptian rig offsets Saudi decline in September

The number of rigs drilling for gas in the Middle East remained stable at 93 last month, with Saudi Arabia losing a rig and Egypt adding one.

12 October 2018
The Badra gas processing plant in Iraq. Policy & Regulation

US stance on Iran threatens Iraq’s electricity sector

Iraq needs Iranian gas imports to fuel its power plants, but looming US sanctions are threatening these supplies and could provoke unrest.

12 October 2018
Exploration & Production

Abu Dhabi registers big interest in licensing round

Thirty-nine companies have expressed interest in Abu Dhabi’s exploration licensing round, ADNOC CEO Sultan Ahmed al-Jaber has said

10 October 2018
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Iran blames US for obstructing gas sales to Pakistan

Ali Larijani, the speaker of the Iranian parliament, has blamed the United States for obstructing the sale of Iranian gas to Pakistan

10 October 2018
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Egypt could start Israeli gas imports by next March

Egypt could begin importing gas from Israel as early as March if the 90-km EMG pipeline is in good condition

10 October 2018
A cargo ship and oil tanker docked at Hodeida, Yemen Supply & Demand

When will Yemen restart LNG exports?

Yemen's pipeline security committee was able to facilitate the export of an oil cargo in August, raising hopes for LNG exports from the country.

9 October 2018
Companies & Finance

Baker Hughes takes 5% stake in ADNOC

Baker Hughes has acquired a 5% stake in ADNOC Drilling for $550 million.

8 October 2018
Global Markets

Aramco IPO will happen by 2021 – Saudi crown prince

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, has said state-owned oil giant Saudi Aramco will be listed on a stock exchange by 2021

8 October 2018
A Turkish warship in the Mediterranean. Exploration & Production

Cyprus seeks IOCs to explore Block 7

The offshore block is in an area disputed with Turkey, but Ankara is unlikely to repeat its tactic of direct confrontation.

5 October 2018
Global Markets

Iraq asks US to waive Iranian sanctions

Baghdad is putting pressure on Washington to make Iraq exempt from United States sanctions on Iran

4 October 2018

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