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Oil & Gas News & Analysis


Aramco considers India downstream investmentsSubscription

Indian oil minister says refinery and petrochemicals stakes were discussed with oil company chairman

Port of Salalah, Oman

Oman building new bunkering terminal for Salalah shippingSubscription

Oman Oil Marketing Company signs lease agreement with Salalah Port Services

Offshore oil and gas

Aramco selects contractor for Hasbah gas field expansionSubscription

Low bid for project off kingdom’s Gulf coast came in at $1.5bn

Doha, capital city of Qatar

Qatar to allow domestic fuel prices to fluctuateSubscription

Decision is part of the government’s broader subsidy reform agenda

Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman al-Saud

Vision 2030: The reforms announced so farSubscription

Sweeping overhaul of Saudi economy announced by deputy crown prince


Companies prepare bids for Oman ammonia plantSubscription

Salalah Methanol Company to build 1,000 tonne-a-day plant in Salalah

Offshore oil and gas rig

Abu Dhabi pushes back bids for gas processing plantSubscription

International companies preparing to submit proposals for processing Al-Dabbiya field gas 


Saudi prince reveals economic vision Subscription

Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman unveils main points of kingdom’s strategy to diversify its economy in next 15 years

Saudi Aramco

Saudi Arabia confirms Aramco listingSubscription

The kingdom plans to list less than 5 per cent of the company as part of economic reforms

Oil barrels

Saudi Aramco close to completing Shaybah field expansionSubscription

Project completion will add 250,000 barrels a day to kingdom’s capacity

Oil storage

Oman still prequalifying for major crude storage terminalSubscription

Sultanate planning logistics hub close to Duqm on Al-Wusta coastline

Gas field

Oman assessing bids for deep gas developmentSubscription

Petroleum Development Oman to carry out phase three of the Mabrouk deep gas field

Solar Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) Project

PDO lowers target for enhanced oil recoverySubscription

The technology has driven a recovery in oil production in Oman


GE partners with Iraq to reduce gas flaringSubscription

Agreement includes setting up a data analysis and monitoring centre

Offshore rig

Saudi Aramco awards four offshore oil and gas contractsSubscription

Work worth over $1bn combined to be carried out by two Long-Term Agreement companies

Asphalt, or bitumen, is used to pave roads

Saudi Aramco awards asphalt facilities expansionSubscription

State oil group to increase production of bitumen at Ras Tanura refinery

Oil tanker

Iran says it can hit pre-sanctions crude output in two monthsSubscription

Oil production has risen almost 500,000 b/d since sanctions were lifted in January

Onshore oil field

Kuwaiti oil workers' strike ends after three daysSubscription

Oil companies work to restore production levels back to normal

Aramco expected to approve oil scheme

Saudi Arabia picks Aramco IPO advisorsSubscription

Riyadh plans to list less than 5 per cent of Aramco’s parent company

Kuwaiti oil workers arrive at the union headquarters in Al-Ahmadi on 17 April to protest alleged pay cuts and plans to privatise parts of the oil sector

Kuwait crude production rises to 1.5 million b/dSubscription

Remains 46 per cent below normal production amid oil workers’ strike

Mark Watts

Battle for market share back on after Doha breakdown Subscription

Saudi Arabia seen to be ramping up output after freeze in volumes is rejected

Mark Watts

Doha talks end with worst possible outcomeSubscription

Oil exporters meet provides little scope for future cooperation to buoy crude market

Mark Watts

Mixed outlook for Doha oil exporters meetingSubscription

There is uncertainty over the outcome of the summit and the impact of a potential production freeze

Edmund O'Sullivan

Turning point for Gulf national oil companiesSubscription

The restructuring of GCC oil corporations is more important than the oil price

Mark Watts

All eyes on Doha as oil exporters prepare for critical meetingSubscription

Doubts over Iran’s attendance as at least 10 Opec and non-Opec members accept invites

Sarmad Khan

Saudi privatisation bid will not bear fruit in immediate futureSubscription

Riyadh has identified almost 150 state-owned assets to sell as it looks to monitise crown jewels

Richard Thompson

Japan moves to restore Iran ties

Tokyo seeks to build on historic ties and supportive economic policies

Mark Watts

Opportunities still there for oil and gas contractorsSubscription

Over $10bn of work awarded from start of the 2016

Mark Watts

Production freeze talks weigh on upstream capacity expansionsSubscription

Abu Dhabi may shift focus away from oil field projects amid price uncertainty

Wil Crisp comment v

Egypt shows commitment to fast-tracking major gas projectsSubscription

Giant offshore developments see progress