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Onshore field

Bab Integrated Facilities deadline likely to be extended Subscription Required

27 May 2015 | By Mark Watts

Abu Dhabi still finalising technical qualification of bidders for $2bn onshore scheme

Rig

Commercial bids submitted for Hail oil field project Subscription Required

27 May 2015 | By Mark Watts

Three companies competing to develop Abu Dhabi offshore field

Biofuels

High interest in Fujairah biofuels Subscription Required

27 May 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Banks surveyed on financing project

Offshore oil and gas

Italian oil firm strikes gas in Libyan waters Subscription Required

27 May 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Find is located 20 kilometres north of the existing Bouri field

Sonatrach told to invest more in hydrocarbons

Sonatrach told to invest more in hydrocarbons Subscription Required

27 May 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Algeria’s prime minister says potential not sufficiently exploited

Amman

Jordan sees energy investment boost Subscription Required

27 May 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

$6.9bn of agreements inked at World Economic Forum

Hamad al-Rumhy

Oman Oil Company appoints new board Subscription Required

26 May 2015 | By Mark Watts

Oil and gas minister to chair board, which includes four private sector leaders

Warplanes from Libya's official government attacked an oil tanker docked outside the city of Sirte on 24 May, wounding three people and setting the ship on fire, officials said

Libyan tribes meet in Cairo Subscription Required

26 May 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Oil tanker bombed near port city of Sirte

Liquefied petroleum gas

Two compete to build Salalah LPG plant Subscription Required

26 May 2015 | By Mark Watts

Companies vie for main contract after completing design study for southern Oman scheme

Oil tanker

Companies prequalified for Duqm liquids terminal Subscription Required

26 May 2015 | By Mark Watts

Tender expected to be floated in third quarter of 2015

Gas pipelines

Iran eyes June start for gas exports to Iraq Subscription Required

26 May 2015 | By Mark Watts

Sanctions could make payments method difficult as cross-border pipeline is completed

Oman Oil Company has divested its 5 per cent stake in Spanish gas company Enagas

Oman Oil Company sells stake in Spanish group Subscription Required

25 May 2015 | By Mark Watts

State-owned investment company divests 5 per cent stake

Oil rig

Abu Dhabi oil sector cuts operating costs Subscription Required

25 May 2015 | By Mark Watts

Oil producers asked to reduce operational spending by 10-15 per cent on lower oil prices

Sonatrach

Sonatrach names new CEO Subscription Required

25 May 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

Amine Mazouzi becomes fifth chief executive in as many years at Algerian oil major

Gas plant

Saudi Aramco extends gas plant tender Subscription Required

24 May 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

Contractors given more time for largest hydrocarbons project of the year

Jordan

Jordan plans $20bn of projects Subscription Required

24 May 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

2025 plan will be largely driven by public private initiatives

Liquefied natural gas

Egypt prepares for LNG purchase tender Subscription Required

24 May 2015

Imports to be through second floating storage regasification unit

Oil storage

Audex awarded $231m of work on Fujairah oil storage Subscription Required

21 May 2015 | By Mark Watts

Singapore group to build oil storage terminals for two companies at UAE port

China’s Zhongman wins West Qurna-2 drilling contract in Iraq

Chinese group wins $527m Iraq drilling contract Subscription Required

21 May 2015 | By Mark Watts

Zhongman to drill production wells for 28 months at West Qurna-2 field

Offshore rig

Dynamic Industries signs Saudi partner Subscription Required

21 May 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

US brownfield specialist expected to be one of four signatories of long-term contract for offshore work with Saudi Aramco

Comment

Offshore oil

A glimmer of hope for Libya’s projects market Subscription Required

26 May 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Bahr Essalam contract awarded to OneSubsea

Pipeline

Divided Zone dispute likely to be costly for Kuwait Subscription Required

19 May 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Dispute with Saudi Arabia has caused reputational damage

Aramco strategy needs to factor in cheap oil

Aramco strategy needs to factor in cheap oil Subscription Required

14 May 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

Reports that US shale oil is dead are completely wrong

Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi is still very much an active and vital component of the kingdom’s energy sector, but it is likely the legendary executive will retire within the next 12 months

Creating a giant ministry Subscription Required

12 May 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

A new ‘super ministry’ in Saudi Arabia would give the king’s sons a huge power base

QP's risky Al-Shaheen strategy

QP's risky Al-Shaheen strategy Subscription Required

12 May 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

Re-tendering concession for technically challenging oil field is mystifying

Iraqi oil ambitions checked

Iraqi oil ambitions checked Subscription Required

12 May 2015 | By Mark Watts

Oil Ministry must cut capital expenditure and focus on key export infrastructure

South Korean firms now have experience on some of the largest hydrocarbons projects that have ever been built

South Koreans will be back Subscription Required

12 May 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

The Asian contractors will return when the region’s oil and gas projects market picks up

Rig

Aramco rewards investors in the region Subscription Required

11 May 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

McDermott has made a big commitment that is paying off

Saudi Aramco's Khurais oil field in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Aramco move curbs power of the kingdom’s Oil Ministry Subscription Required

1 May 2015 | By Edmund O'Sullivan

The decision to split Saudi Aramco from the Ministry of Petroleum & Minerals is a historic change in the governance of the kingdom’s petroleum industry and sets the scene for the long-anticipated retirement of Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi

New Saudi Health Minister Khalid al-Falih (left) and Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi

Riyadh turns to the technocrats Subscription Required

29 April 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

Saudi Aramco CEO is the latest to be given senior government role

If Kuwait and Saudi Arabia fail to improve their coordination over Divided Zone projects, the future cost could be high, especially for Kuwait

Divided Zone differences Subscription Required

28 April 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Saudi Arabia and Kuwait need to increase cooperation on shared projects

Iraq’s refining sector receives boost

Iraq’s refining sector receives boost Subscription Required

28 April 2015 | By Mark Watts

Basra refinery progress to help increase gasoline production

Abu Dhabi oil and gas projects moving ahead

Abu Dhabi oil and gas projects moving ahead Subscription Required

28 April 2015 | By Mark Watts

Positive signs for contractors as oil exporter plans further investment in energy sector

Kevin Baxter

Saudi Aramco welcomes Jizan investors Subscription Required

23 April 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

Acwa Holding and Air Products will build world’s largest industrial gas complex

Refinery

The real work at Jizan starts now Subscription Required

21 April 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

The execution phase will offer up some huge challenges at the extremely complex scheme

Aramco consolidates offshore contracts

Aramco consolidates offshore contracts Subscription Required

19 April 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

Having long-term deals in place will allow the oil major to manage cash flow more efficiently

No sign of slowdown in Oman oil investment

No slowdown in Oman oil investment Subscription Required

14 April 2015 | By Mark Watts

Oil production still profitable, but sustaining national budget is a concern amid lower crude prices

Doha in Qatar

Optimism for Qatar amid uncertainty Subscription Required

7 April 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Steady growth forecast for Qatar’s economy

Refinery

Kuwait’s Al-Zour refinery negotiations at a critical juncture Subscription Required

31 March 2015 | By Wil Crisp

KNPC to decide on possible re-tender

Gas field

Qatar’s oil dilemma Subscription Required

31 March 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

It’s LNG and not oil that is Doha’s core business and it should be concentrating its efforts there

Analysis

Saudi Aramco's Khurais oil field in Saudi Arabia

Five myths about Saudi Aramco Subscription Required

27 May 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

Debunking some of the recent rumours and claims about the world’s largest oil company

UAE oil and gas concessions

Abu Dhabi oil’s pivot to Asia Subscription Required

18 May 2015 | By Mark Watts

South Korea takes first stake in major oil concession as part of a growing interest of Asian companies in UAE production

Top 100 projects Q1 2015

Top 100 projects, Q1 2015 Subscription Required

14 May 2015 | By Robert Jones

The biggest contract awards in the Middle East

Top 100 projects by sector Q1 2015

Biggest projects by country, Q1 2015 Subscription Required

14 May 2015 | By Robert Jones

The biggest contract awards listed by value

Top 100 projects by sector Q1 2015

Biggest projects by sector, Q1 2015 Subscription Required

14 May 2015 | By Robert Jones

The biggest contract awards listed by value

Mounting debt: Baghdad owes $9bn to contractors for 2014 and needs to pay $18bn to investors this year

Payment arrears stall Iraq oil sector investment Subscription Required

12 May 2015 | By Mark Watts

Despite record oil exports, Baghdad is struggling to pay contractors and having to lower production targets

Saudi Defence Minister Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud (C) at a defence exhibition in February

MEED board report, May 2015 Subscription Required

7 May 2015 | By Richard Thompson

Key events and trends in the region over the past month and their impact on the outlook for the Middle East and North Africa

Al-Naimi: The legendary oil minister may retire soon

Al-Naimi's succession challenge Subscription Required

30 April 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

Assistant oil minister and son of King Salman are now favourites to replace Saudi Arabia’s veteran oil minister

Divided Zone: Some analysts believe the Saudi Arabia-Kuwait dispute could degenerate into more serious problems

Trouble in the Divided Zone Subscription Required

28 April 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Oil production in the zone is expected to halt as Saudi Arabia and Kuwait fail to find common ground

Abu Dhabi strengthens ties with Asian oil customers

Abu Dhabi strengthens ties with Asian oil customers Subscription Required

28 April 2015 | By Mark Watts

Onshore stake for Japan’s Inpex a sign of growing Asian influence in emirate’s upstream sector

Refinery

Jizan enters next phase Subscription Required

23 April 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

Construction of refinery and power plant will offer up some serious challenges for Saudi Aramco

Global oil production

Oil price still not ready for recovery Subscription Required

21 April 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

Opec optimism unfounded while global market remains oversupplied

Estimated Hydrocarbons production of top three producers

US remained world’s top oil and gas producer in 2014 Subscription Required

9 April 2015 | By Mark Watts

America is also top petroleum liquids producer after overtaking Saudi Arabia in 2013

Iran nuclear talks in Lausanne

MEED board report, April 2015 Subscription Required

8 April 2015 | By Richard Thompson

Key events and trends in the region over the past month and their impact on the outlook for the Middle East and North Africa

US oil production

The impact of US shale oil on the Middle East Subscription Required

6 April 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

Cheaper production could spell disaster for many of the region’s conventional oil fields

Fujairah oil storage capacity

Fujairah oil storage continues rapid expansion Subscription Required

30 March 2015 | By Mark Watts

Capacity demand rises as traders hold stocks while crude prices stay low

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