Egypt’s Western Desert. Outgoing EGPC chairman Tarek al-Hadidi awarded blocks there during his tenure. (Apache) Companies & Finance

Reshuffle at EGPC and EGAS reflects Cairo’s caution

A series of management changes at Egypt’s NOCs reveals a strategy to stop individuals from gaining too much influence, analysts say.

By Doaa Farid 21 March 2017
Exploration & Production

Oman’s PDO signs services contract with Kentz

Petroleum Development Oman has awarded a support services contract to Kentz Overseas for the commissioning of several projects in Oman.

9 March 2017
Policy & Regulation

Saudi energy minister urges investment in oil and gas

Saudi Arabia’s energy minister has urged countries to continue to invest in oil and gas despite lower prices.

8 March 2017
The Sur independent power plant in Oman. Some IPP contracts are due to expire soon. (Phoenix Power Oman) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Oman sets out electricity sector reforms

Changes to Oman’s power sector will affect plants in operation, future projects and the way electricity is supplied to the country’s single buyer.

7 March 2017
Exploration & Production

Exxon, QP, Eni and Total to be given Cyprus licences

ExxonMobil, Qatar Petroleum, Eni and Total will be awarded licences to explore Cyprus’s offshore acreage.

7 March 2017
Exploration & Production

Nogaholding to invest over $7 bln in oil and gas until 2022

Bahrain’s Nogaholding plans to invest more than $7 billion in oil and gas projects until 2022, according to Minister of Oil Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa al-Khalifa.

7 March 2017
Exploration & Production

Iran may start talks with Shell on Kish with no tender

Iran may start negotiations with Shell over the development of the Kish gas field without proceeding with an open tender, Noureddin Shahnazizadeh, managing director of Iran’s Petroleum Development and Engineering Co., has told local media.

7 March 2017
Exploration & Production

Iran to overtake Qatar on South Pars output – Iranian VP

Iran will produce more gas from its section of the South Pars field than Qatar will from its section by the second quarter of 2017, according to an Iranian official.

7 March 2017
Policy & Regulation

Iran understands Total’s hesitation – minister

Iran 'understands' Total’s concerns about investing in the country before Washington clarifies its relationship with Tehran.

7 March 2017
Exploration & Production

Cairo courts Gazprom explorers

Cairo would like to see Gazprom involved in prospecting and exploration in Egypt, Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail has said.

6 March 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Iran inaugurates new gas pipeline

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has inaugurated a gas pipeline in the country’s southeastern Sistan-Baluchestan province.

3 March 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Leviathan pipeline to Turkey could be built by 2020 – Delek CEO

A pipeline connecting the Leviathan gas field offshore Israel to Turkey could be built within four years, a partner on the project said on Thursday.

3 March 2017
Gas for Transport

ADNOC planning GCC’s largest NGV facility

Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. plans to build the largest natural gas vehicle service station in the Gulf Cooperation Council group of countries.

2 March 2017
A Saudi Aramco gas processing plant. Midstream developments are crucial to company plans. (Aramco) Exploration & Production

Saudis build momentum for gas expansion schemes

Saudi Arabia plans to double its domestic gas output over the next 10 years, but technical and fiscal hurdles stand in its way.

2 March 2017
Exploration & Production

Zohr will start up by December 2017 – Eni CEO

Egypt’s offshore Zohr gas field will start production by December 2017 as planned, says Eni's CEO.

1 March 2017
LNG

Shell LNG tanker in collision off UAE

A Shell-operated LNG tanker has been struck by an oil tanker off the coast of the UAE.

1 March 2017
Exploration & Production

Iraq planning offshore exploration – Luaibi

Iraq is planning to start exploring for oil and gas off its coast, the country’s oil minister says.

1 March 2017
Drilling in the Tendrara area in Morocco. Sound may be able to produce 1 bcm/y by Q2 2019. (Sound Energy) LNG

Domestic gas may sway Morocco on LNG project

Discoveries by Sound Energy could lead Morocco to rethink its LNG import plans, but proceeding would allow it to keep its options open.

1 March 2017
Exploration & Production

Sonatrach talks offshore drilling with Exxon, Anadarko and Eni

Sonatrach is in talks with ExxonMobil, Anadarko and Eni on the potential for offshore drilling in Algeria.

28 February 2017
LNG

Total in talks to take over Iran LNG project

Total is one of the companies in talks with National Iranian Oil Co. to take over the partially constructed Iran LNG project.

28 February 2017
Tesla’s Model S on show in China. Dubai has ordered 200 EVs from the company. (Tesla) Alternative Fuels

Tesla taxis show shape of Dubai’s EV ambitions

Dubai is looking to take the lead in electric vehicle use in the UAE, with 200 battery-powered taxis on order from Tesla and plans for a recharging network.

27 February 2017

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