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Oil & Gas News & Analysis


Kentz wins $125m manpower contract in Kuwait Subscription Required

24 April 2014, 9:00 GMT | By Mark Watts

Kentz contract awarded by US-based Fluor to supplement its work for Kuwait Oil Company

Bahrain gas reserves 10 trillion cubic feet

23 April 2014, 13:22 GMT | By Edmund O'Sullivan

Bahrain gas resources 3 trillion feet higher than previously reported

Bahrain to start drilling for deep gas Subscription Required

23 April 2014, 13:18 GMT | By Kevin Baxter

Bahrain operations to begin at Khuff reservoir by end of second quarter

Iraq signs $173m drilling deals with Chinese firms Subscription Required

23 April 2014, 12:02 GMT | By Adal Mirza

New wells to be drilled at Missan oil fields in east of Iraq

South Korean group sign $6bn Iraq refinery deal Subscription Required

23 April 2014, 10:16 GMT | By Adal Mirza

South Korean consortium of four to build 140,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Karbala, Iraq

Bahrain seeks interest for gas terminal Subscription Required

23 April 2014, 9:38 GMT | By Kevin Baxter

Liquefied natural gas terminal expected to be in operation by 2016-17

Taqa plans to issue bond of at least $500m Subscription Required

23 April 2014, 8:50 GMT | By Melissa Song Loong

Issue is part of refinancing of $1.2bn bond maturing in September

Still no decision on Bapco design and project management tenders Subscription Required

23 April 2014, 8:45 GMT | By Kevin Baxter

Bechtel and Engineers India lowest bidders for $9bn Bahrain refinery upgrade

Prysmian wins contract on Abu Dhabi’s Zakum field Subscription Required

23 April 2014, 7:39 GMT | By Mark Watts

Italian group to build cable links for submarine electrification project

Technip awarded design contract on Abu Dhabi’s Hail field Subscription Required

23 April 2014, 7:35 GMT | By Mark Watts

Delayed Japan-owned project moves forward with key contractors now in place

National Petroleum Services acquired by Gulf consortium Subscription Required

22 April 2014, 13:37 GMT | By Mark Watts

Fajr Capital-led group pays more than $500m for Dubai oil services company

GPIC close to securing gas for $1.7bn expansion

22 April 2014, 12:03 GMT | By Kevin Baxter

Bahrain-based fertiliser producer Gulf Petrochemicals Industry Company is expected to sign a feedstock contract

Iraq-Turkey oil pipeline said to be unusable Subscription Required

22 April 2014, 11:22 GMT | By Adal Mirza

Persistent militant attacks on the crude export pipeline have left it out of action

Saudi Aramco and Bapco to tender $350m pipeline in 2014

22 April 2014, 9:49 GMT | By Kevin Baxter

New pipeline will replace existing infrastructure and provide additional crude for Bahrain refinery

Banagas considers third gas train at Bahrain complex

22 April 2014, 8:49 GMT | By Kevin Baxter

Bahrain Natural Gas Company carrying out feasibility study to expand current facilities

Tebodin wins onshore design deals in Abu Dhabi Subscription Required

22 April 2014, 7:29 GMT | By Mark Watts

Dutch group will work on project operated by Gasco and Dolphin Energy

Kuwait tenders gas pressure system contract Subscription Required

21 April 2014, 9:22 GMT | By Adal Mirza

Upgrade of pressure protection system planned for Mina al-Ahmadi refinery

Kurdistan government rejects new refinery claim Subscription Required

21 April 2014, 7:46 GMT | By Adal Mirza

Local-Philippines joint venture claimed to have an operator deal for a new refinery in Iraqi Kurdistan

Bids delayed on Nasr field development Subscription Required

16 April 2014, 11:13 GMT | By Mark Watts

Companies expected to submit commercial proposals on Abu Dhabi scheme in first week of May

Daewoo approved for $559m Iraq oil facility Subscription Required

16 April 2014, 7:04 GMT | By Adal Mirza

South Korea’s Daewoo Engineering & Construction to build the final degassing station at Zubair field


Gasification at Jizan

Higher bid prices return to the GCC

10 April 2014, 15:24 GMT

European firms have been winning work again for a couple of years now, beating South Korean competition


Iraq mine clearance slow to progress

10 April 2014, 15:20 GMT

Iraq’s ban on land mine clearance companies indicates its increasingly difficult working environment

Qatar's energy quandry

Doha considers energy options

20 March 2014, 16:05 GMT

Qatar Petroleum is determining how to move forward with the North field and is also investing in its oil fields


Oil windfall yet to benefit Iraq's economy

6 March 2014, 12:04 GMT | By Adal Mirza

Sectarian politics and prolonged violence are inhibiting foreign investment in Iraq’s industries

Iraq gas

Securing gas is a priority for Iraq

27 February 2014, 14:11 GMT | By Andrew Roscoe

If the Iraqi government is to meet its development targets, it is vital that schemes to provide gas are a success


Top 100 projects index, Q1 2014

Kuwait’s Clean Fuels Project edges Top 100 Projects value higher Subscription Required

24 April 2014, 7:17 GMT | By Robert Jones

A busy first quarter for 2014 saw 15 entrants in the MEED Top 100 Projects index

Iraq oil production forecasts

Iraq faces challenge to meet output targets Subscription Required

16 April 2014, 11:07 GMT | By Mark Watts

Analysts expect Baghdad to fall short of 2020 ambitions despite recent production surge

Ambition: Bahrain is investing to ensure its oil and gas sector remains a cornerstone of its economy

Manama’s future energy challenge Subscription Required

15 April 2014, 13:14 GMT | By James Gavin

The Gulf’s oldest oil producer is looking to make the most of a small endowment

GCC and Iraq energy awards

Gulf oil and gas spending hits long-term high in first quarter Subscription Required

2 April 2014, 8:53 GMT | By Mark Watts

More than $25bn-worth of contracts awarded as three-month period eclipses total for 2013

In Amenas gas plant, Algeria

In Amenas overshadows bid round in Algeria Subscription Required

25 February 2014, 11:40 GMT | By Richard Nield

The Algerian government launched its fourth licensing round in January, but attracting bids from international investors will be a challenge in the current security climate

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