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New projects

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

Aramco starts Fadhili gas plant prequalification

Aramco starts Fadhili plant prequalification Subscription

23 July 2014 | By

Oil major plans to award three packages at estimated $3bn gas scheme by March 2015

UAE gas volumes

Abu Dhabi tenders integrated gas packages Subscription

22 July 2014 | By

State gas processor invites companies to submit bids on offshore and onshore pipelines

Banagas considers third gas train at Bahrain complex Subscription

22 April 2014 | By

Bahrain Natural Gas Company carrying out feasibility study to expand current facilities

Project bids

Gas pipelines

Jordan looks to import Cypriot gas Subscription

14 September 2014 | By

Amman continues drive to diversify energy imports

Liquefied petroleum gas storage

Oman tenders Muscat city gas project design Subscription

11 September 2014 | By

Scheme to provide reliable residential gas supply in Omani capital and save liquefied petroleum gas

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

Refinery

Companies prepare Dubai propane storage bids Subscription

31 August 2014 | By

Dubai National Gas company to build pressurised storage facility in UAE

Malasia's Petronas

Petronas extends deadline on Gharraf tenders Subscription

24 August 2014 | By

Companies asked to bid on Iraq oil and gas facilities by end of September

UAE gas volumes

Abu Dhabi tenders integrated gas packages Subscription

22 July 2014 | By

State gas processor invites companies to submit bids on offshore and onshore pipelines

Oman tenders Duqm gas pipeline Subscription

23 June 2014 | By

Contractors set 18 August deadline to bid on pipeline connecting port to Saih Nihayda gas hub

Saudi Aramco release last package for Jizan gasification Subscription

4 June 2014 | By

Air separation unit/oxygen supply package at Jizan to be submitted in late June

Project awards

UOP wins technology deal on Iraq Siba gas field

UOP wins technology deal on Siba gas field Subscription

3 September 2014 | By

Honeywell subsidiary to provide processing technology for project in southern Iraq

Petrochemicals plant

Mott MacDonald wins Oman natural gas liquids plant design Subscription

1 September 2014 | By

Fahud project to extract products from pipeline gas to feed planned Sohar petrochemicals complex

Sharjah in the UAE

Dolphin Energy plans gas pipeline to supply Sharjah Subscription

7 August 2014 | By

UAE group awards design deal to ILF Consulting Engineers and invites prequalification

Gas pipes

Jacobs awards management deal on Khazzan gas project Subscription

23 July 2014 | By

Contract includes management services on $2bn-worth of pipelines and production facilities

Delivered sales/ethane gas and raw gas to gas plants

Saudi Aramco awards Foster Wheeler tight gas contract Subscription

14 July 2014 | By

Engineering consultancy to provide design services for unconventional gas initiative in Saudi Arabia

Penspen wins Abu Dhabi offshore gas management deal Subscription

7 July 2014 | By

British group will oversee upgrade of Umm Shaif gas facilities to increase capacity

Qatargas awards Kentz $125m contract Subscription

11 June 2014 | By

UK contractor to build wastewater recycling and reduction facilities for four liquefied natural gas trains

Iraq awards $350m contract on pipeline to import Iranian gas Subscription

4 June 2014 | By

Iranian company to build infrastructure linking Abadan with Basra power plant

Updates

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

UAE gas volumes

Abu Dhabi tenders integrated gas packages Subscription

22 July 2014 | By

State gas processor invites companies to submit bids on offshore and onshore pipelines

Shell is finally pulling the plug on the South Rub al-Khali Company Limited gas joint venture it has with Saudi Aramco

Shell to pull out of Saudi gas joint venture Subscription

9 July 2014 | By

International oil company to discontinue investment in Empty Quarter initiative

Sonatrach to start production at six gas fields Subscription

8 July 2014 | By

After years of delays all six fields will be operational by 2018

Construction managers appointed for Aqaba LPG terminal Subscription

20 May 2014 | By

The contract to build the Jordanian liquefied petroleum gas facility was awarded in 2013

Oil and gas EPC awards in Qatar

Spending to increase in Qatar’s oil sector Subscription

19 May 2014 | By

Bul Hanine and Idd e Shargi North Dome schemes to boost spending as gas moratorium remains in place

Latest Gas news

In Amenas Algeria

In Amenas inquest set to begin in London Subscription

15 September 2014 | By

Hearing will look at site security before the 2013 attack on the Algerian gas plant

Pipeline construction

Al-Nobaria pipeline to be completed in two months Subscription

8 September 2014 | By

Al-Nobaria-Dashour pipeline to be completed within the next eight weeks

In Amenas refinery, shortly after the hostage crisis in January 2013

Statoil and BP to resume normal operation at In Amenas Subscription

2 September 2014 | By

Announcement comes 19 months after Algerian hostage crisis

Saudi Aramco offshore rig

Saudi Aramco evaluates engineering contract bids Subscription

2 September 2014 | By

Two companies are expected to be selected for Maintain Potential Programme

Petrochemicals plant

Mott MacDonald wins Oman natural gas liquids plant design Subscription

1 September 2014 | By

Fahud project to extract products from pipeline gas to feed planned Sohar petrochemicals complex

Ship-building

Samsung Engineering in $2.5bn merger Subscription

1 September 2014 | By

One of the Middle East’s most active international contractors to join Samsung Heavy Industries

Refinery

Companies prepare Dubai propane storage bids Subscription

31 August 2014 | By

Dubai National Gas company to build pressurised storage facility in UAE

Malasia's Petronas

Petronas extends deadline on Gharraf tenders Subscription

24 August 2014 | By

Companies asked to bid on Iraq oil and gas facilities by end of September

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Gas trends

Middle East contracts awarded June 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: June 2014 Video Subscription

31 July 2014

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

Limited potential: Development of Iran’s vast offshore South Pars gas field has been constrained by sanctions

Iran nuclear talks vital to regional gas crisis Subscription

26 June 2014 | By

Tehran’s ability to solve the Gulf’s gas shortages hinges on whether a long-term nuclear deal can be reached

Tunisia

Tunisia’s gas sector disappoints Subscription

24 June 2014 | By Richard Nield

Although a new deal signed on the Nawara field will help arrest the decline in Tunisia’s gas output, its other producing fields are still not performing to expectations

Middle East contract awards May 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: May 2014 Video Subscription

2 June 2014

Over $8bn of contracts awarded in May in the Middle East

Middle East contract awards April 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: April 2014 Video Subscription

31 May 2014

Over $23bn of contracts awarded in April in the Middle East

Gas flare

Iraq exports essential for Iran gas development Subscription

28 May 2014 | By

Tehran aims to start 270-kilometre Iran-Iraq gas pipeline in 2015

Oil and gas EPC awards in Qatar

Spending to increase in Qatar’s oil sector Subscription

19 May 2014 | By

Bul Hanine and Idd e Shargi North Dome schemes to boost spending as gas moratorium remains in place

Oman crude and condensates production 2013

Oman oil and gas output up in 2013 Subscription

12 May 2014 | By

Hydrocarbons production increases despite crude drop for state oil producer Petroleum Development Oman

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MEED comment

Gas

The battle to bring West Nile Delta online

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

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

28 August 2014 | By

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

Drilling

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

Iran

Geneva talks key to gas issue Subscription

26 June 2014

Whether Iran can solve the Gulf’s gas shortage depends on the outcome of the nuclear discussions scheduled to be completed on 20 July

Gasification

Aramco enjoys success at Jizan Subscription

12 June 2014

The firm has managed to trim $3bn off the Jizan plant’s tender prices, with construction now under way

Offshore oil

Saudi Aramco takes a breather Subscription

5 June 2014

Last year was comparatively quiet for the oil giant as it consolidated its position and made plans for the future

Shale gas

Saudi shale ambitions take back seat Subscription

1 May 2014

The costs of producing shale gas are falling every year, which means Aramco can take its shale plans slowly until its planned date of 2020

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Special reports

Iraq

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

Illustration

GTL in Focus: Sasol and Shell explore new markets

3 December 2013 | Updated: 3 December 2013 | 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

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Gas presentations

Dubai creek

Managing the Boom: The Outlook for the Middle East Subscription

23 July 2014

Opportunities and challenges for businesses in the region created by the new projects boom

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Project trends

Gulf projects index

Iraq’s project market continues to slide as US steps up intervention Subscription

14 August 2014

The contraction in Iraq’s projects market weighed on the regional index for the Gulf as a whole

Gulf projects index

Projects index dips as market slows Subscription

22 May 2014

Oman only country to record growth in value, while Iraq posts biggest decline

Gulf projects index

Saudi Arabia records biggest increase Subscription

24 April 2014

Iran and Qatar only other projects markets to see growth in value

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Companies

TransGlobe Energy Corporation Subscription

TransGlobe Energy Corporation is involved in international oil and gas exploration with a focus on Egypt and Yemen

Oman Gas Company logo

Oman Gas Company Subscription

Oman Gas Company (OGC) established in 2000 is involved in the transmission and distribution of natural gas, through a network of gas pipelines, compressor stations and gas supply stations throughout Oman.

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People

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

Meet the analysts


Kevin Baxter
Energy and Industries Editor
Countries covered: Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Algeria

Phone: +971 (0)4 818 0246
Email: kevin.baxter@meed.com

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

Phone: +971 (0)4 818 0248
Email: mark.watts@meed.com

Tenders

Iraq: Motor starters and lighting feeder unit drawers Subscription

12 September 2014 | By

Supply of motor starters and lighting feeder unit drawers

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