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Saudi Arabia boosts gas drilling in the Middle East

The number of rigs targeting gas in the Middle East rose by 2% month on month in May, to 100 rigs.

8 June 2018
A Qatargas LNG vessel Supply & Demand

Qatar crisis has limited impact on gas exports

Qatar’s diplomatic spat with its Middle Eastern neighbours has entered its second year, but the overall effect on the country’s exports has been limited.

8 June 2018
Exploration & Production

Israel offers Lebanon resolution to border dispute

Israel made a proposal to Lebanon offering a resolution of a long-standing border dispute between the two countries.

7 June 2018
Policy & Regulation

Algeria brings in consultants to draft new energy law

Algeria has hired consultants to help design a new energy law aimed at attracting IOC investment.

5 June 2018
Exploration & Production

ShaMaran ups interest in Atrush block in KRI

ShaMaran has increased its working interest in the Atrush block in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

5 June 2018
Exploration & Production

Israel and Lebanon try new tack in maritime dispute

Israel and Lebanon are discussing new ideas to resolve a maritime dispute between the two countries

5 June 2018
Seef district in Bahrain LNG

Bahrain focuses on spot LNG for new FSRU

Bahrain's FSRU is likely to come online before other import facilities, and will therefore benefit from lower spot prices before it seeks out longer-term deals.

5 June 2018
Exploration & Production

SDX Energy spuds new appraisal well in Egypt

London-listed SDX Energy has announced it has spudded its SD 4X appraisal well in its South Disouq licence in Egypt.

4 June 2018
Policy & Regulation

GE to stop selling oil and gas equipment in Iran later in 2018

GE's move follows Washington's withdrawal from the deal with the P5+1

4 June 2018
A South Pars rig Exploration & Production

Time running out for Total in Iran

The French major has effectively conceded it will not win a waiver for South Pars, but the time it has left in Iran may be shorter than previously thought.

1 June 2018
Companies & Finance

Bilgin Enerji to buy Samsun gas power plant from OMV

Austria’s OMV has agreed to sell its Samsun gas-fired power plant in Turkey to Turkish investment company Bilgin Enerji

31 May 2018
Exploration & Production

Ras al-Khaimah licensing round generates high interest

Ras al-Khaimah was pleased with the number of responses to a call for bids to explore the emirate’s open acreage.

31 May 2018
Exploration & Production

Oman Oil Co. prepares to sell Khazzan field stake

Oman Oil Co. is planning to sell a 10% stake in the Khazzan gas field in Oman

31 May 2018
Companies & Finance

Dana Gas to reinvest Egyptian profits locally

Abu Dhabi-listed Dana Gas plans to invest the profits from its Egyptian production locally

31 May 2018
Global Markets

Total has two months to win Iran sanctions waiver – Zanganeh

Total has two months to win a waiver from the United States to continue working on Phase 11 of South Pars or it will lose its 50.1% stake in the Iranian project

31 May 2018
Eni offshore platform Exploration & Production

EGAS licensing round to test ‘Zohr effect’

Egypt is hoping for significant interest in its first auction of offshore acreage since the Zohr discovery.

31 May 2018
A Shell drill team in Oman Exploration & Production

Jordan licensing round draws interest from majors

Jordan has prequalified four bidders for its largest-ever exploration licensing round.

31 May 2018
Exploration & Production

Total eyeing more Cypriot blocks

Total is looking to buy into other Cypriot blocks in addition to Block 8, MPs told local media after a meeting with Cypriot Energy Minister Yiorgos Lakkotrypis.

30 May 2018
Exploration & Production

European and Russian majors to start drilling in Lebanon this week

Total, Eni and Novatek will start exploration work in Lebanon this week

30 May 2018
Exploration & Production

Halliburton to provide unconventional exploration services for Saudi Aramco

Saudi Aramco signed a contract with Halliburton on Sunday to provide unconventional gas stimulation services.

29 May 2018

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