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New projects

Joint venture to operate Kurdistan region refinery Subscription

14 April 2014, 8:33 GMT | By

Local-Philippines joint venture will refine up to 3,500 tonnes a day of oil from Iraqi Kurdistan

Kuwait tenders two new refinery packages Subscription

13 April 2014, 7:16 GMT | By

Bids due in September for tank farm and marine facilities packages

Shell consortium begins designs for new Iraq gas project Subscription

13 April 2014, 7:11 GMT | By

Basrah Gas Company starts designs for Al-Ratawi natural gas liquids plant

Chinese firm tenders Iraq water station deal Subscription

6 April 2014, 11:28 GMT | By

Intake water pump station planned for Missan oil fields

Petrochina tenders Iraq fire water deal Subscription

1 April 2014, 11:14 GMT | By

Fire water supply tank system required for Halfaya oil field

Lukoil studies Iraq petrochemicals plant Subscription

1 April 2014, 10:43 GMT | By

Lukoil feasibility study under way in Iraq for methane and methanol production from associated gas

Lukoil tenders new power plant for Iraqi field Subscription

23 March 2014, 8:11 GMT | By

Gas turbine power plant planned for West Qurna-2 oil field

Petrochina tenders Iraq oil automation deal Subscription

20 March 2014, 7:19 GMT | By

Digital oil field project aims to optimize production and field management

Project bids

Bids delayed on Nasr field development Subscription

16 April 2014, 11:13 GMT | By

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

Saudi Aramco on verge of awarding Saipem pipeline contract Subscription

7 April 2014, 11:51 GMT | By

Italian contractor Saipem now in front to win Saudi Aramco’s Shedgum to Yanbu natural gas pipeline

Saipem and Tecnicas Reunidas favourites for Aramco's Jizan gasification Subscription

7 April 2014, 9:24 GMT | By

Italian contractor set for two packages worth $3bn with Spanish contractor picking up offsites and utilities

Fujairah refinery bids delayed further Subscription

7 April 2014, 7:43 GMT | By

No clear deadline for technical proposals on UAE refinery project

Kuwait delays two upstream oil schemes Subscription

6 April 2014, 11:37 GMT | By

Soil remediation and pressure maintenance deals pushed back

Gazprom retenders water supply facilities deal Subscription

3 April 2014, 7:48 GMT | By

Russia’s Gazprom Neft retenders water facilities planned for Badra oil field in Iraq

Petrochina tenders Iraq oil automation deal Subscription

20 March 2014, 7:19 GMT | By

Digital oil field project aims to optimize production and field management

Two firms bid for Iraq water supply design project Subscription

16 March 2014, 11:05 GMT | By

Common Seawater Supply Facility critical to country’s long-term oil production plans

Project awards

Daewoo approved for $559m Iraq oil facility Subscription

16 April 2014, 7:04 GMT | By

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

Kuwait signs $12bn-worth of contracts on Clean Fuels Project Subscription

15 April 2014, 11:04 GMT | By

South Korean firms win up to $7bn of work out of the total $12bn on the scheme

Shell and BP to supply gas to Kuwait Subscription

14 April 2014, 11:37 GMT | By

Energy majors Shell Group and BP will supply 2.5 million tonnes a year of liquefied gas to Kuwait

Pakistani firm wins Iraq gas pipeline deal Subscription

13 April 2014, 10:27 GMT | By

Techno Engineering Services selected for Badra to Zubeida pipeline

Dana Gas selects two contractors for Zora gas field development Subscription

8 April 2014, 13:33 GMT | By

US and local companies to chosen to build processing plant and pipeline at northern emirates project

Alstom wins Iraq captive power plant deal Subscription

1 April 2014, 13:00 GMT | By

740MW gas-fired facility to be built at Zubair oil field

Samsung Engineering signs Iraq degassing station deal Subscription

31 March 2014, 6:58 GMT | By

South Korean group signs $840m contract for new facilities at Zubair oil field

Foster Wheeler wins Duqm refinery design contract Subscription

25 March 2014, 13:19 GMT | By

Front-end engineering and design on $6bn Duqm project in Oman to be carried out over 14 months

Updates

Kuwait to tender new refinery project in May Subscription

8 April 2014, 10:52 GMT | By

Long-delayed New Refinery Project is key to meeting Kuwait’s growing fuel oil demand

Kuwait delays two upstream oil schemes Subscription

6 April 2014, 11:37 GMT | By

Soil remediation and pressure maintenance deals pushed back

Firms prepare commercial bids for Nasr offshore packages Subscription

6 April 2014, 8:08 GMT | By

Abu Dhabi to award main contracts on full-field development

Gazprom retenders water supply facilities deal Subscription

3 April 2014, 7:48 GMT | By

Russia’s Gazprom Neft retenders water facilities planned for Badra oil field in Iraq

Iran plans second crude export terminal Subscription

31 March 2014, 11:42 GMT | By

Pipeline will connect oil fields with planned crude export terminal at Jask on Gulf of Oman, says government source

Kuwait prequalifying for heavy oil operations Subscription

30 March 2014, 12:07 GMT | By

Operations and maintenance for planned heavy oil production facilities in northern Kuwait

Lukoil starts Iraq oil production Subscription

30 March 2014, 7:36 GMT | By

West Qurna-2 field producing 120,000 barrels a day

Orpic to revamp catalytic cracking unit at Sohar refinery Subscription

23 March 2014, 7:54 GMT | By

State downstream group asks for prequalification submission by mid-April

Financing

Carbon Holdings aims to complete Egypt cracker financing by year-end Subscription

25 March 2014, 9:59 GMT | By

Private company aims to raise about $1bn from market after completing deals with banks and strategic partners

Qatar’s Oryx GTL awaits North field decision Subscription

19 March 2014, 11:06 GMT | By

Moratorium on world’s largest non-associated gas field is key to expansion plans

Iraq

Iraq: Factional friction poses threat to security

6 March 2014, 6:33 GMT

At MEED’s Iraq Energy Projects conference held in Dubai in February, gas was high on the agenda

Banks vie for Oman refinery project Subscription

9 February 2014, 6:52 GMT | By

Bids submitted to finance expansion of Sohar refinery in Oman

South Korea signs deals with UAE banks to support construction boom Subscription

18 December 2013, 10:56 GMT | By

Construction Guarantee to provide guarantees for contracting facilities

Oil & Gas market news

Drydocks’ North Sea rig to be delivered by June Subscription

15 April 2014, 12:40 GMT | By

Dubai World unit Drydocks World will also deliver wind power platform in the third quarter

Iran must invest $255bn to carry out oil and gas plans, says minister Subscription

15 April 2014, 11:46 GMT | By

Tehran seeks the rollout of new contracts to attract overseas companies to develop oil and gas sector

Kuwait signs $12bn-worth of contracts on Clean Fuels Project Subscription

15 April 2014, 11:04 GMT | By

South Korean firms win up to $7bn of work out of the total $12bn on the scheme

Iran faces challenge to export post-2015 gas surplus Subscription

15 April 2014, 10:29 GMT | By

Minister says export pipelines must be built to transport gas from expanded South Pars development

Dana Gas selects two contractors for Zora gas field development Subscription

8 April 2014, 13:33 GMT | By

US and local companies to chosen to build processing plant and pipeline at northern emirates project

Iraq threatens to ban mine clearance firms Subscription

8 April 2014, 7:34 GMT | By

Landmine clearance critical to Iraqi oil field development activities

Rebel groups to open two Libya oil ports Subscription

7 April 2014, 11:22 GMT | By

Zuetina and Hariga oil terminals to be re-opened

Iraq close to setting new record for gas flaring Subscription

7 April 2014, 9:25 GMT | By

Associated gas production now at more than 2 billion cubic feet a day

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Oil & gas trends

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

Manama’s future energy challenge Subscription

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

2 April 2014, 8:53 GMT | By

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

Middle East contracts awarded: February 2014 Video Subscription

20 March 2014, 12:58 GMT

Over $17bn of contracts awarded in February in the Middle East

In Amenas gas plant, Algeria

In Amenas overshadows bid round in Algeria Subscription

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

Contract awards

Middle East contracts awarded: January 2014 Video Subscription

16 February 2014, 11:13 GMT

Over $17bn awarded in January in the Middle East

GCC gas contracts

Uptick in GCC gas awards expected in 2014 Subscription

12 February 2014, 11:06 GMT | By

Oman’s Khazzan deal the first of several big contracts this year as GCC invests in gas supply

Oil

Khartoum counts costs of partition Subscription

4 February 2014, 9:03 GMT | By Richard Nield

The continued decline in South Sudan’s oil production could lead to Sudan taking a significant hit to its weakening economy

Opec oil production 2012-13

Opec output shrunk in 2013 on Iran and Libya production cuts Subscription

29 January 2014, 8:04 GMT | By

Non-Opec output replaced Opec supply as exporters brace for the potential return of Iran

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MEED comment

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

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

Iraq

Oil windfall yet to benefit Iraq's economy

6 March 2014, 12:04 GMT | By

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

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

Gas

The Khazzan tight gas test Subscription

13 February 2014, 13:59 GMT | By

The region’s producers will be keeping a close eye on the progress of Oman’s new unconventional gas scheme for potential of its model working elsewhere

Oil

Aramco looks to include local firms Subscription

13 February 2014, 13:40 GMT | By

The firm’s new Maintain Potential Programme deal is a creative way of increasing participation of local firms

Refinery

Iraq’s refining plans face test Subscription

6 February 2014, 13:25 GMT | By

All eyes on the first real test for Iraq’s downstream sector as firms bid for Nasiriyah project

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Special reports

Iraq

Iraq: Factional friction poses threat to security

6 March 2014, 6:33 GMT

At MEED’s Iraq Energy Projects conference held in Dubai in February, gas was high on the agenda

Oil

Oil & Gas: Middle East lifts refining capacity

6 February 2014, 8:54 GMT

Both companies and governments are investing in new refineries

Cover

MEED Yearbook 2014: Infrastructure spending drives economic rebound Subscription

5 January 2014, 7:11 GMT | By

Energy efficiency moves to the fore

Illustration

GTL in Focus: Sasol and Shell explore new markets

3 December 2013, 6:43 GMT | Updated: 3 December 2013, 6:43 GMT | By Richard Nield

The success of Qatar’s Oryx GTL and Pearl GTL projects has led to a renewed interest in gas-to-liquid (GTL) investments, and the companies behind these plants – Sasol of South Africa and the UK/Dutch Shell Group – are now eyeing new opportunities in markets much further afield

Illustration

A new era for Mena national oil companies Subscription

10 November 2013, 8:46 GMT

The Gulf accounts for 45 per cent of oil reserves and about a quarter of all oil production worldwide

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Oil & gas presentations

Lusail Iconic stadium

Webinar: Qatar Projects Subscription

8 April 2013, 8:50 GMT

There are more than $220bn-worth of projects planned or under way in Qatar, as it pushes forwards with major infrastructure developments

Top 100 projects 2012

Top 100 projects: The Middle East market gains momentum Subscription

3 February 2013, 9:23 GMT

This webinar examines projects market trends in the region and forecasts which countries and sectors will grow in 2013

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Top 10 projects

Rank Project Name Country Contract value ($m)
1 South Pars Gas Field Development: Phases 19 to 21 Iran 9,000
2 South Pars Gas Field Development: Phases 17 & 18: Offshore Iran 7,000
3 West Ethylene Pipeline Iran 5,501
4 Upper Zakum Full Field: Early Production Facility: Offshore: EPC 2 UAE 3,790
5 South Pars Gas Field Development: Phases 22 to 24 Iran 3,500
6 Neka to Jask Pipeline Iran 3,300
7 Ruwais Refinery Expansion Project: Process Package 2 (RFCC) UAE 3,109
8 Ruwais Refinery Expansion Project: Package 3: Offsites & Utilities UAE 2,700
9 Bandar Abbas Condensate Refinery Iran 2,500
9 South Pars Gas Field Development: Phases 13 & 14: Offshore Iran 2,500
9 South Pars Gas Field Development: Phases 13 & 14: Onshore Iran 2,500
9 South Pars Gas Field Development: Phases 17 & 18: Onshore Iran 2,500
Click through to the full data table on the biggest oil & gas projects in execution
Click through to MEED's Q3 2013 Top 100 Projects report
Source: MEED Projects; Data compiled: October 2013

Projects trends

Gulf projects index

Iran records biggest decline Subscription

27 March 2014, 8:24 GMT

Kuwait and Iraq top gainers in the Gulf Projects Index

Gulf projects index

GCC growth pushes up projects market Subscription

13 March 2014, 6:46 GMT

Increases in Saudi Arabia and UAE ensure growth of overall index

Gulf projects index

Iran and Iraq bolster Gulf index Subscription

6 March 2014, 10:47 GMT

Saudi Arabia only GCC country to record rise in value of projects market

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Companies

Gasco

Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Subscription

Also known as Gasco, the company is a joint venture between the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, Shell, Total and Partex

Adma-Opco

Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company Subscription

Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company, ADMA-OPCO in brief, is a major producer of oil and gas from the offshore areas of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi

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People

Abdulrahman al-Wuhaib Subscription

9 March 2014, 11:42 GMT

Abdulrahman al-Wuhaib is senior vice-president downstream, Saudi Aramco

Alan Yeap

20 February 2014, 7:40 GMT

Alan Yeap is CEO, New Quantum Holdings

Daniel Starta

20 February 2014, 7:37 GMT

Daniel Starta is managing director and partner, AT Kearney Limited

Graham Hoar

20 February 2014, 7:32 GMT

Graham Hoar is vice president, Middle East, Nexant

Halim Hamed Redhwi

20 February 2014, 7:23 GMT

Halim Hamed Redhwi is CEO, Dhahran Techno Valley; professor at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

Osama Abdulaziz Al-Zamil

20 February 2014, 7:17 GMT

Osama Abdulaziz Al-Zamil is board chairman / VP business development, Zamil Chemplast / Zamil Group

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Meet the analysts


Kevin Baxter
Energy & Industries Editor
Countries covered: Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Algeria
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Phone: +971 (0)4 818 0246
Email: kevin.baxter@meed.com

Adal Mirza
Energy & Industries Reporter
Countries covered: Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Yemen
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Phone: +971 (0)4 818 0234
Email: adal.mirza@meed.com

Mark Watts
Energy & Industries Reporter
Countries covered: UAE, Oman, Iran
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Phone: +971 (0)4 818 0248
Email: mark.watts@meed.com

Tenders

Iran: Gate valves Subscription

14 April 2014, 11:53 GMT | By

Supply of gate valves

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