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New projects

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

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

GS added to prequalification for Kuwait’s fifth gas train Subscription

18 May 2014 | By

South Korean firm GS Engineering & Construction preparing to bid with local firm Al-Kazemi on estimated $1.5bn scheme

WorleyParsons frontrunners for Aramco shale gas contract Subscription

6 May 2014 | By

Australian consultancy favourite for engineering services deal in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Aramco on verge of awarding Saipem pipeline contract Subscription

7 April 2014 | By

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

Project awards

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

Petrofac awarded $976m deal on Algeria gas field Subscription

18 May 2014 | By

UK group Petrofac to build North Reggane treatment plant, gas-gathering system and export pipeline

Saudi Aramco awards Saipem $400m Shedgum Yanbu pipeline Subscription

8 May 2014 | By

Italian contractor signs deal worth about $400m despite originally being third lowest bidder for the scheme

Alstom wins Iraq captive power plant deal Subscription

1 April 2014 | By

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

Updates

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

Iran plans second crude export terminal Subscription

31 March 2014 | By

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

Latest Gas news

Cairo streets

World Bank approves $500m gas loan to Cairo Subscription

25 July 2014 | By

Project aims to connect 1.5 million Egyptian households to national gas grid

Cairo, Egypt

BP denies deal to restart $10bn Egypt gas project Subscription

25 July 2014 | By

UK energy company says the West Nile Delta development remains on hold

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

Middle East gas output surged in 2013 Subscription

2 July 2014 | By

Regional increase fastest in the world as Qatar boosts gas production and exports

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30 June 2014 | By

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Iraqi Kurdistan targets gas exports by 2016 Subscription

11 June 2014 | By

Gas to be exported from Iraqi Kurdistan by pipeline to Turkey as production ramps up

Kuwait eager to import Iranian gas Subscription

3 June 2014 | By

Iran could offer solution to gas shortage in Kuwait

Sonatrach commissions Gassi Touil gas plant Subscription

14 May 2014 | By

JGC Corporation completes $1.3bn project in Algeria

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Gas trends

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

March contract awards

Middle East contracts awarded: March 2014 Video Subscription

17 April 2014

Over $12bn of contracts awarded in March in the Middle East

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MEED comment

Drilling

Shale gas faces a tight fight

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

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

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

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

Gasification at Jizan

Higher bid prices return to the GCC Subscription

10 April 2014

European firms have been winning work again for a couple of years now, beating South Korean competition

Iraq gas

Securing gas is a priority for Iraq Subscription

27 February 2014 | 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 | 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

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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

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

Gulf projects index

Iraq and UAE lead Gulf index growth Subscription

17 April 2014

Kuwait, Qatar and Iran record largest declines in value

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Companies

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.

Al Ayuni Investment and Contracting Group Subscription

Al-Ayuni Group or Al Ayuni Investment and Contracting Group is headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and registered as a general contractor in 1972. The company operates across road, rail, construction, water, gas and energy.

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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

Kuwait: Gas sweetening and compression systems Subscription

2 August 2014 | By

Provision of a gas sweetening system and gas compression system

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