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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

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

Project bids

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

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

Project awards

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

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

Gas

Dana Gas awarded two Egyptian offshore concessions Subscription

29 September 2014 | By

UAE gas company is awarded two blocks in the Nile Delta

SNC Lavalin wins design deal for Iraq gas plant

SNC Lavalin wins design deal for Iraq gas plant Subscription

28 September 2014 | By

South Gas Company awards $27.8m contract on project at Ratawi and Bin Omer fields

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

Egypt has awarded seven oil and gas exploration blocks in deals worth a total of $187m

Egypt awards seven oil and gas blocks Subscription

21 September 2014 | By

Exploration licences granted for sites in Gulf of Suez and Western Desert

Updates

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

Gas

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

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

Latest Gas news

The developers of Israel’s offshore Tamar gas field have signed a memorandum of understanding agreeing to sell Egypt’s Dolphinus Holdings as much as 2.5 billion cubic metres of gas

Agreement signed on Israeli gas exports to Egypt Subscription

20 October 2014 | By

Tamar field partners agree to sell at least 2.5 billion cubic metres of gas to Egypt over three years

CORRECTION: Oman Gas Company Subscription

16 October 2014 | By

Oman Gas Company has not issued a tender for a contract to provide the front-end engineering and design (feed) for the Muscat city gas project, as reported by MEED in the article “Oman tenders Muscat city gas project”, dated 11 September 2014.

Algeria

Algeria sets 2022 shale target Subscription

13 October 2014 | By

Sonatrach plans to produce unconventional gas within eight years

Dragon Oil

Dragon Oil plans takeover to increase Algeria presence Subscription

8 October 2014 | By

Company looks to bid $800m for Petroceltic

The In Amenas gas plant in eastern Algeria was overrun by Al-Qaeda-linked terrorists in January 2013, in an attack that saw more than 60 people killed

In Amenas survivor says attack was inside job Subscription

8 October 2014 | By

BP employee says workers with links to Al-Qaeda were employed at Algerian gas plant

Circle OIl

Circle Oil finds more Moroccan gas Subscription

7 October 2014 | By

Successful well is the second in a six-well programme

LNG ship

Australia will never match Qatar's gas profits

25 September 2014 | By

Australia’s liquefied natural gas projects are massively over budget

China will continue to be a major market for Middle East gas exports over the next decade, as it faces challenges to develop a domestic shale gas industry

China to remain end market for gas exporters Subscription

24 September 2014 | By

Chinese shale gas expected to take 15 years to develop

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Gas trends

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

Middle East contracts awarded July 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: July 2014 Video Subscription

11 August 2014

Over $8bn of contracts were awarded in July in the Middle East

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

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MEED comment

New Oman projects could boost exports

New Oman projects could boost gas exports

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

18 September 2014 | By

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

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

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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

Project trends

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

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

See all Gulf Projects Index articles

Companies

National Iranian Gas Company Subscription

National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) of Iran is a developer of gas activities, the company falls under the oil ministry

TransGlobe Energy Corporation Subscription

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

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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

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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: Gas process plant PMC Subscription

13 October 2014 | By

Provision of project management consultancy (PMC) services for a gas process plant

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