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Saudi Aramco releases gas pipeline tenders Subscription

19 January 2015 | By

Four packages being offered to contractors with an estimated combined budget of over $1.5bn


Dana Gas awarded two Egyptian offshore concessions Subscription

29 September 2014 | By

UAE gas company is awarded two blocks in the Nile Delta

CB&I Lummus wins Algeria gas field design contract

CB&I Lummus wins Algeria gas field design Subscription

28 September 2014 | By

Ain Tsila contract awarded by Groupement Isarene

Fujairah port

UAE plans expanded gas import project in Fujairah Subscription

23 September 2014 | By

Fujairah government official says ultimate plan is 15 million tonnes a year

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

21 September 2014 | By

Facility to be located near country’s eastern border

Aramco raw gas to gas plants and Saudi gas consumption

Saudi Aramco prequalifies tight gas contract Subscription

4 September 2014 | By

State-owned oil major pushes ahead with non-conventional project in north of kingdom

Project bids

Bahrain gas production

Bids in for Bahrain gas terminal Subscription

21 December 2014 | By

Russia’s Gazprom has offered to supply natural gas

EPC awards in Oman

BP invites bids on Khazzan gas pipelines Subscription

15 October 2014 | By

Companies asked to submit proposals for export, condensate and gas gathering pipelines

Emirates LNG receives Fujairah storage tank bids

Emirates LNG receives storage tank bids Subscription

6 October 2014 | By

Four companies submit proposals for second of two major packages at Fujairah gas terminal

UAE LNG capacity

Emirates LNG assessing Fujairah terminal bids Subscription

24 September 2014 | By

UAE plans to increase eastern emirate’s annual import capacity to 15 million tonnes in second phase

Saudi gas consumption

Sepco favourites for $1bn Aramco gas deal Subscription

24 September 2014 | By

Chinese contractor expected to be awarded compressors contract after close-run bid round

Gas pipelines

Jordan looks to import Cypriot gas Subscription

14 September 2014 | By

Amman continues drive to diversify energy imports

West Qurna 2 Oil wells in Iraq

Lukoil tenders West Qurna 2 pipelines Subscription

8 September 2014 | By

Russian group invites bids for water, gas and LPG pipelines at southern Iraq oil field


Companies prepare Dubai propane storage bids Subscription

31 August 2014 | By

Dubai National Gas company to build pressurised storage facility in UAE

Project awards

Abu Dhabi prepares to award Bab sour gas design and management deals

Abu Dhabi prepares to award Bab sour gas deals Subscription

12 January 2015 | By

Early study on estimated $10bn gas field development awarded to US engineering group Fluor

Kentz wins Qatar gas-to-liquids contract

Kentz wins Qatar gas-to-liquids contract Subscription

14 December 2014 | By

Four-year contract awarded for Pearl GTL project

Petrojet wins $143m in Iraq gas contracts

Petrojet wins $143m in Iraq gas contracts Subscription

14 December 2014 | By

Egyptian group to build gas pipeline and undertake work on separation plant

BP awards $4bn of contracts on Khazzan field

BP awards $4bn of contracts on Khazzan field Subscription

12 November 2014 | By

Group preparing to start third drilling rig on Oman tight gas development

Oil and gas processing plant

Spanish consortium awarded Oman oil and gas plants modernisation Subscription

29 October 2014 | By

OHL Industrial and Sener win contract on Petroleum Development Oman facilities

Aramco gas exports

Aramco awards Sepco $1.3bn gas contract Subscription

22 October 2014 | By

Chinese contractor secures booster compressor stations deal after close bid round

The UK's BP has awarded about $730m in long-term drilling contracts for its Khazzan tight gas project in central Oman

BP awards $730m in Oman drilling deals Subscription

8 October 2014 | By

KCA Deutag and Abraj Energy Service win deals on Khazzan gas project

Gas plant

Tebodin awarded UAE gas design deals Subscription

7 October 2014 | By

Dutch group wins work on Abu Dhabi Gas Industries projects


Onshore gas drilling

Oman starts tight gas production at $1bn Abu Tabul project Subscription

20 January 2015 | By

OOCEP expects to hit production target by end of 2015

Gas processing plant

Aramco tenders $5bn Fadhili gas plant Subscription

4 January 2015 | By

Oil major Saudi Aramco still firmly committed to ramping up gas output, despite lower crude prices

Abu Dhabi is now commissioning its $11bn Shah sour gas development

Shah sour gas project enters commissioning phase Subscription

11 November 2014 | By

Abu Dhabi also expecting to complete Integrated Gas Development expansion in 2019

Gas processing

Saudi Aramco to increase Fadhili gas plant capacity Subscription

5 November 2014 | By

Eastern Province gas plant will now process 2.5 billion standard cubic feet a day

gas compressor

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

22 September 2014 | By

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


Disouq development sees rapid progression Subscription

16 September 2014 | By

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

Egypt gas supply balance

BP and Egypt locked in talks over $10bn gas development Subscription

11 September 2014 | By

Egypt’s biggest oil and gas project remains in limbo 10 weeks after revival was announced

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Algeria delays fracking plans Subscription

26 January 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Prime Minister says commercial shale gas extraction won’t begin before 2022

Kuwait oil refinery

Fire breaks out at Shuaiba refinery Subscription

18 January 2015 | By

No causalities and limited damage says state news agency

 Oil fracking rig in Colorado in the US

Riyadh targets becoming fracking superpower Subscription

14 January 2015 | By

Halliburton says kingdom has ‘huge desire’ to be first to emulate US shale boom

Gas flare

Plans to announce global gas flaring target Subscription

13 January 2015 | By

World Bank scheme looks to eradicate routine gas flaring by 2030

Shale gas

Algeria intends to invest $70bn in shale gas Subscription

12 January 2015 | By

Sonatrach announcement to invest in shale gas comes amid public opposition

Egypt to complete Gazprom liquefied natural gas deal in January

Egypt to complete Gazprom deal in January Subscription

12 January 2015 | By

Oil minister says liquefied natural gas import agreement will be finalised by end of month

Abu Dhabi prepares to award Bab sour gas design and management deals

Abu Dhabi prepares to award Bab sour gas deals Subscription

12 January 2015 | By

Early study on estimated $10bn gas field development awarded to US engineering group Fluor

Gas drilling

Oman plans Khulud tight gas tender Subscription

9 January 2015 | By

Petroleum Development Oman eyeing its first major unconventional project in second quarter

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Gas trends

Average LNG import prices to Japan

GCC LNG exporters hit as prices plummet Subscription

14 January 2015 | By

Lower Asia demand growth and tumbling crude price signal weak liquefied natural gas market in 2015

Current account balance

A lifeline for oil importers Subscription

11 December 2014 | By

Low oil prices will provide an economic boost for Middle East and North Africa

Middle East contracts October 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: October 2014 Video Subscription

1 December 2014

Over $13bn of contracts awarded in October in the Middle East

Egypt oil and gas balance

Israeli gas exports to Egypt look increasingly likely Subscription

23 October 2014 | By

Cairo’s failure to ease shortage makes Israeli gas an attractive option

Middle East contracts September 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: September 2014 Video Subscription

16 October 2014

Over $2bn of contracts awarded in September in the Middle East

Middle East contracts awarded August 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: August 2014 Video Subscription

14 October 2014

Over $3bn of contracts awarded in August in the Middle East

Norway's Statoil and UK/Dutch Shell have been awarded an exploration licence for Algeria’s Timissit block, an area with shale gas potential

Statoil and Shell awarded acreage in Algeria Subscription

1 October 2014 | By

Award hailed as opportunity to test potentially large shale play

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

Tackling Egypt's gas crisis Subscription

18 September 2014 | By

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

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MEED comment

gas flare

UAE gas crunch continues

20 January 2015 | By

Measures taken to curb energy consumption

Offshore oil rig

Choosing the right model

11 December 2014 | By

International contractors are still willing to take all the risks

New Oman projects could boost exports

New Oman projects could boost gas exports Subscription

16 October 2014 | By

Khazzan project gathers steam with most of construction on track to start in 2015

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

Cairo looks for escape route Subscription

18 September 2014 | By

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


The battle to bring West Nile Delta online Subscription

11 September 2014 | By

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

Gas drilling

Aramco's essential tight gas drive Subscription

4 September 2014 | By

Domestic consumption means that every source of the resource is needed

non-conventional gas

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

28 August 2014 | By

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


Shale gas faces a tight fight Subscription

17 July 2014 | By

As Saudi Aramco further invests in exploiting tight gas reserves, shale gas is being put on the back burner

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Special reports

Qatar energy

Qatar Energy 2014

9 November 2014 | By

Qatar Petroleum looks likely to uphold its moratorium on gas production when it comes under review in 2015


Iraq: Factional friction poses threat to security Subscription

6 March 2014

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

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Gas presentations

Project trends

Gulf projects index

Iran drags down Gulf index Subscription

27 January 2015

Losses in UAE, Iraq and Iran wipe 0.5 per cent off regional projects index

Gulf Projects Index

Iran records biggest decline in five years Subscription

6 January 2015

Islamic Republic sees $15.8bn wiped off projects market

Gulf projects index

Gulf index rises on Qatar growth Subscription

23 October 2014

Gas-rich state records expansion of 3.4 per cent in value of projects market

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Peritus Subscription

Peritus is active in the oil and gas subsea industry, the company is an engineerings service provider and consultant

South Asia Gas Enterprise Subscription

South Asia Gas Enterprise is responsible for the Middle East to India Deepwater Pipeline (MEIDP) project

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Wael Sawan

16 June 2014

Wael Sawan is managing director and chairman, Qatar Shell Companies

Thani Thamer Mohammad al-Thani

16 June 2014

Thani Thamer Mohammad al-Thani is deputy general manager, Qatar Shell

Neil Gilmour

3 December 2013

Neil Gilmour is vice-president of development, Shell Integrated Gas

Marjo Louw

3 December 2013

Marjo Louw is Qatar country president, Sasol

Abdulrahman al-Suwaidi

3 December 2013

Abdulrahman al-Suwaidi is chief executive officer (CEO), Oryx GTL

Abdulaziz al-Judaimi Subscription

21 July 2013 | By

A top executive hunting for gas in Saudi Arabia’s Empty Quarter

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Kevin Baxter
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Countries covered: Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Algeria

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Mark Watts
Energy and Industries Reporter
Countries covered: UAE, Oman, Iran

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