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Tecnicas Reunidas and Sepco frontrunners for $1bn gas contract Subscription Required

22 September 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

Spanish and Chinese contractors are lowest bidders for Aramco’s booster gas compressor stations

Ruwais refinery expansion

UAE to commission Ruwais refinery expansion by year-end Subscription Required

22 September 2014 | By Mark Watts

Capacity to be ramped up to 800,000 barrels a day in early 2015, says oil minister

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Bapco awards package to Chevron Lummus Subscription Required

22 September 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

US company to build residue hydrocracker at Bahrain refinery

Opec headquarters

Libyan oil production drops Subscription Required

22 September 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Output falls for the first time since militias ended port blockade

Bapco has awarded France’s Technip a front-end engineering and design contract as part of its refinery modernisation programme

Technip wins Bapco refinery design Subscription Required

21 September 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

French contractor awarded deal worth $55m for front-end work

Refinery

ILF Tecon wins Tawke central processing facility design Subscription Required

21 September 2014 | By Mark Watts

Austrian group to provide study on Iraqi Kurdistan project to operator DNO

Groupement Sonatrach Agip is seeking technical offers for a project to design, supply and install a centre for oil and gas compression in Algeria

Eni team tenders Algeria compression centre Subscription Required

21 September 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Facility to be located near country’s eastern border

Egypt has awarded seven oil and gas exploration blocks in deals worth a total of $187m

Egypt awards seven oil and gas blocks Subscription Required

21 September 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Exploration licences granted for sites in Gulf of Suez and Western Desert

Tunisia

Medco Energi increases investment in Tunisia Subscription Required

18 September 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Indonesian energy company to spend $320m on developing new blocks

Egypt will buy 65 per cent of its oil product imports from the UAE for one year

Egypt signs energy deal with UAE Subscription Required

18 September 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Al-Sisi administration will buy 65 per cent of oil imports for the next year from UAE

Yemen refinery

Yemen oil revenues drop by 30 per cent Subscription Required

18 September 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Decline in oil revenues comes after repeated attacks on oil infrastructure from armed groups

Gulf of Suez

RWE Dea wins new concessions in Egypt Subscription Required

18 September 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation awards germany’s RWE Dea two concessions in the Gulf of Suez

In Amenas refinery in Algeria

In Amenas bosses were 'warned of bloodshed' Subscription Required

17 September 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Inquest hears allegations that local worker made threats before terror attack

Refinery

Kuwait announces New Refinery Project merger Subscription Required

17 September 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Planned petrochemical complex will become part of the $14bn Al-Zour refinery project

Gas

Disouq development sees rapid progression Subscription Required

16 September 2014 | By Wil Crisp

RWE says the project is more than a month ahead of schedule as Egyptian government pushes for gas

Riyadh

Riyadh's reserves offset risk from falling oil prices

16 September 2014 | By Richard Thompson

NCB chief economist Said al-Shaikh says Saudi Arabia is better placed than in the past to manage the risk from oil price drops

Refinery

Saudi Arabia tenders Ras Tanura clean fuels and aromatics Subscription Required

16 September 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

Ten contractors prequalified to bid for downstream scheme in kingdom’s Eastern Province

Aramco crude exports

Saudi Aramco planning to increase Manifa capacity Subscription Required

16 September 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

Scheme to potentially ramp up offshore field in very early stages

Pipes

Still no deadline for Fujairah refinery bids Subscription Required

16 September 2014 | By Mark Watts

Project owner yet to set date for commercial proposals after receiving bids in July

Petrochina has invited bids to install new wellheads and pipelines at the Halfaya field in eastern Iraq

Petrochina tenders wellheads at Halfaya oil field Subscription Required

15 September 2014 | By Mark Watts

Companies asked to submit bids to provide facilities at field in eastern Iraq

Comment

Egypt needs to work with international oil companies to fast-track projects to develop gas fields

Cairo looks for escape route

18 September 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Egypt is struggling to find a way to solve its escalating gas crisis

Gas

The battle to bring West Nile Delta online

11 September 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Delays to getting Egypt’s biggest gas project producing will punish the Egyptian economy

Gasification_xl

The real work now starts for Jizan

1 September 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

Riyadh needs to ensure region is an attractive proposition to investors

non-conventional gas

Aramco's $40bn plans could be tip of iceberg

28 August 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

The development of non-conventional gas and maintaining upstream assets will not be cheap

Libya

Recovery in Libyan oil exports

21 August 2014 | By Wil Crisp

The country is further than ever from being able to form a unified military force to resist the militias

In Amenas gas facility in Algeria

Ukraine’s crisis is Algeria’s opportunity

7 August 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Tensions between Europe and Russia revive a long-stalled gas project, but enthusiasm may turn out to be short-lived

Drilling

Abu Dhabi moves on oil concession

24 July 2014 | By Mark Watts

Bids submitted for Adco onshore operations, but major contender ExxonMobil has left the race

Analysis

Economic impact: Frequent power cuts are causing havoc for local businesses

Tackling Egypt's gas crisis Subscription Required

18 September 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Cairo will have to tackle dysfunctional subsidies and resolve pricing disputes in order to shrink the shortage of gas

GCC oil and gas awards

GCC oil and gas spend hits long-term high in 2014 Subscription Required

16 September 2014 | By Mark Watts

Six-country bloc has invested $29bn to date driven by resurgence in Kuwait projects

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The continued challenge of keeping assets secure Subscription Required

10 September 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

More money is being spent on protecting the region’s industrial plants

Pipes

Technology sanctions set to delay unconventional oil projects in Russia Subscription Required

21 August 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Ban on sales of shale and deep water hydrocarbon extraction equipment to hurt Russia’s future output

Top 100 projects, Q2 2014

Top 100 projects index dips Subscription Required

14 August 2014 | By Robert Jones

Small fall in the total value of the Middle East’s biggest projects, but further pressure expected due to fighting in Iraq

Oil production

Saudi oil revenues expected to top $300bn Subscription Required

11 August 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

Strong oil prices coupled with sustained high production leads to upwards revision in forecast

Algeria natural gas net exports

The struggle to boost Algerian gas Subscription Required

6 August 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Algiers is unlikely to be able to significantly increase exports in the short term, despite rising demand

Rigs operating in the Middle East and North Africa, June 2014

Middle East rig count on the rise Subscription Required

31 July 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

The region is now the world’s second-biggest market for operating oil rigs

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