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Petroceltic International is pushing ahead with a bond issuance of up to $175m to finance investment in the Ain Tsila gas field in Algeria

Petroceltic pushes through Ain Tsila bond issuance Subscription

21 July 2015 | By

Oil and gas company facing down shareholder protests over Algerian asset

Gas compressor station

Tebodin wins Abu Dhabi gas study Subscription

1 June 2015 | By

Dutch engineering company to carry out study on gas network compressor station

Project bids

Saudi Arabia

Frontrunners emerge for Fadhili gas plant Subscription

1 September 2015 | By

European and South Korean companies compete for year’s largest Saudi oil and gas project

Gas compressor

Kuwait tenders Jurassic contract Subscription

10 August 2015 | By

National oil company prequalifies 14 companies

Algeria gas field

Algeria to announce $2bn gas project prequalifiers Subscription

5 August 2015 | By

Contractors in the running for Algerian field development project to be named within two weeks

Contractors join forces for Aramco's Fadhili scheme

Bids submitted for Fadhili gas plant Subscription

28 July 2015 | By

Companies vie for largest Saudi hydrocarbons project out to tender in 2015

Gas compressor

Algeria invites prequalification for compressor stations Subscription

20 July 2015 | By

Value of the two projects is estimated to be $200m

Oil and gas terminal

Still no award on Fujairah gas terminal Subscription

22 June 2015 | By

Bidders awaiting decision on major liquefied natural gas imports project in UAE

Gas plant

Iraqi Kurdistan preparing to award gas processing facilities Subscription

11 June 2015 | By

Natural Resources Ministry says associated gas stream will be developed at Garmian block

Liquefied natural gas terminal

Kuwait officially tenders $3.3bn gas import terminal Subscription

31 May 2015 | By

Bids are due in on 29 September

Project awards

Shale gas drilling rig on a field

Japanese group awarded Saudi shale gas project Subscription

25 August 2015 | By

System A to be followed by larger expansion to supply mining operation in north of the kingdom

Gas discovery in Algeria

Amec Foster Wheeler wins Algeria contract Subscription

12 August 2015 | By

Contract involves work at Hassi R’Mel

Gas plant

UAE group awarded $50m Aramco contract Subscription

15 July 2015 | By

For supply of modular well-site packages for the Khuff gas plant project

UK firm wins $125m deal on Khazzan accommodation

UK firm wins $125m deal on Khazzan accommodation Subscription

15 July 2015 | By

Company will build operational base at BP’s Oman gas megaproject

Gas pipelines

Renaissance wins Khazzan camp services deal Subscription

25 June 2015 | By

Omani group to manage project camps at BP’s major gas field development

Tight gas

Omani groups awarded two pipeline packages at Khazzan Subscription

17 June 2015 | By

Toco and GPS win contracts to install gas and condensate export pipelines at gas development

Oil well

Petrofac wins $900m Yibal Khuff deal Subscription

15 June 2015 | By

British group will handle engineering and procurement at Oman field development

Gas compressor station

Tebodin wins Abu Dhabi gas study Subscription

1 June 2015 | By

Dutch engineering company to carry out study on gas network compressor station


Gas field

Eni finds large gas field off Egypt’s coast Subscription

31 August 2015 | By

Italian company says it could be one of the world’s largest natural gas fields

Gas compressor

Kuwait tenders Jurassic contract Subscription

10 August 2015 | By

National oil company prequalifies 14 companies

Offshore oil and gas

Italian oil firm strikes gas in Libyan waters Subscription

27 May 2015 | By

Find is located 20 kilometres north of the existing Bouri field

Blockade ends at Brega oil and gas port

Libya’s Irda gas field resumes production Subscription

4 May 2015 | By

Blockade ends at Brega oil and gas port

Kuwait Energy commissions Egypt gas plant

Kuwait Energy commissions Egypt gas plant Subscription

26 April 2015 | By

Company says project will increase output from Abu Sennan concession


Fourth gas train yet to reach target production Subscription

16 April 2015 | By

Kuwaiti official says the unit at Mina al-Ahmadi is not yet fully operational

Latest Gas news

South Pars phase 12

Iran completes phase 12 of South Pars gas development Subscription

25 August 2015 | By

Phases 15 and 16 on track for year-end, but other projects facing significant delays

Petroceltic invites bids for $2bn Algerian gas project

Petroceltic denies anonymous corruption accusations Subscription

23 August 2015 | By

Dissident shareholder renews battle

Egypt-Cyprus gas pipeline to be completed before 2017

Egypt-Cyprus pipeline study results expected soon Subscription

11 August 2015 | By

Trade agreements are currently being negotiated

Pipeline projects

Oman close to finalising Iran gas import deal Subscription

30 July 2015 | By

Deal is based on a 2013 memorandum of understanding

Contractors prepare bids on Saudi gas plant

Contractors prepare bids on Saudi gas plant Subscription

22 July 2015 | By

Proposals due on 27 July for biggest hydrocarbons project of the year

Liquefied natural gas tanker

Egypt signs Russian oil and gas deal Subscription

9 July 2015 | By

Rosneft will ship oil and gas to Egypt for two years

Egypt has signed a deal with Eni agreeing to increase the price paid for natural gas the firm produces in the country

Egypt signs agreements with Eni and Edison Subscription

8 July 2015 | By

Deals increase price paid for gas produced by the two companies

Gas plant

Erbil downplays Dana Gas court ruling Subscription

6 July 2015 | By

UAE gas group claims victory in case on oil and gas production rights

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Gas trends

Middle East contract awards June 2015

Middle East contracts awarded: June 2015 Video Subscription

6 July 2015

More than $13bn-worth of contracts awarded in June

While other Arab nations adopt firm stances on regional politics, Muscat is content to straddle the fence

Oman prepares to borrow to keep project programme on track Subscription

29 June 2015 | By

Sultanate has more than $100bn-worth of schemes in the pipeline, but it needs banks and investors to finance at least part of this sum

The main casualty in Saudi Arabia will be large-scale downstream projects such as petrochemicals facilities and new oil refineries

Saudi defence spending rises while oil income drops Subscription

17 June 2015 | By

Even though low oil prices mean Riyadh will earn less hydrocarbons revenue, the authorities are still focused on increasing defence investment and maintaining social spending

Contract awards

Middle East contracts awarded: May 2015 Video Subscription

14 June 2015

Nearly $9bn of contracts awarded in May

Saudi Aramco's Khurais oil field in Saudi Arabia

Five myths about Saudi Aramco Subscription

27 May 2015 | By

Debunking some of the recent rumours and claims about the world’s largest oil company

MEED contracts awarded April 2015

Middle East contracts awarded: April 2015 Video Subscription

3 May 2015

Nearly $5bn of contracts awarded in April in the Middle East

Middle East contracts March 2015

Middle East contracts awarded: March 2015 Video Subscription

15 April 2015

Over $6bn of contracts awarded in March in the Middle East

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MEED comment

Mark Watts

New discovery could alleviate Egypt gas crunch

1 September 2015 | By

Eni find improves outlook as country slides towards gas-importer status

Wil Crisp

BG’s operations in Egypt could be cut in early 2016 Subscription

2 July 2015 | By

The $70bn merger with Shell may spark a reduction in the UK company’s Egyptian activities

Wil Crisp

A glimmer of hope for Libya’s projects market Subscription

26 May 2015 | By

Bahr Essalam contract awarded to OneSubsea

Aramco strategy needs to factor in cheap oil

Aramco strategy needs to factor in cheap oil Subscription

14 May 2015 | By

Reports that US shale oil is dead are completely wrong

Saudi Arabia needs as much domestic gas as possible and this makes the Fadhili gas plant an essential scheme

Aramco’s commitment to gas Subscription

11 March 2015 | By

Fadhili plant essential for kingdom’s industrialisation plans

Kevin Baxter

Saudi Arabia's tight gas plans take shape Subscription

23 February 2015 | By

Saudi Aramco is committed to unconventional gas project in the kingdom

gas flare

UAE gas crunch continues Subscription

20 January 2015 | By

Measures taken to curb energy consumption

Offshore oil rig

Choosing the right model Subscription

11 December 2014 | By

International contractors are still willing to take all the risks

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Special reports

Low oil prices curb contract awards

Oil & Gas: MEED's EPC contractor survey Subscription

11 May 2015

Low oil prices curb contract awards

Qatar energy

Qatar Energy 2014 Subscription

9 November 2014 | By

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

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Gas presentations

Project trends

Gulf projects index

Kuwait five-year plan boosts index Subscription

3 March 2015

Six per cent rise in Kuwait market contributes to Gulf Projects Index growth

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

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BG Group Subscription

BG Group is a multinational oil and gas exploration and production LNG company active across Egypt

Peritus Subscription

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

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Neil Gilmour

23 August 2015

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

Abdulrahman al-Suwaidi

22 February 2015

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

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

Marjo Louw

3 December 2013

Marjo Louw is Qatar country president, Sasol

Abdulaziz al-Judaimi Subscription

21 July 2013 | By

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


Egypt: Natural gas connection consultancy Subscription

16 August 2015 | By

Provision of e-consultancy services comprising a corporate gap analysis and improvement plan as part of a natural gas connection project

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