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Bids On Lebanon Offshore Energy Blocks Close
Thursday, October 12, 2017 Lebanon's Energy Minister Cesar Abi Khalil says a tender has closed on a first round of offshore energy blocks.

Oil Official: Iran's Azadegan Oilfield Tender Delayed To 2018
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 A tender for developing Iran's Azadegan oilfield has been delayed again, a senior Iranian oil official says.

Sources: Chevron Drills Oil Well In Iraqi Kurdish Area After Two-Year Gap
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 Chevron drilled its first exploration well this month in Iraqi Kurdistan after a two-year break, industry sources say.

Saudi Aramco Uses New Technology To Re-Explore Vast Empty Quarter
Thursday, August 31, 2017 Saudi Aramco is using new technology to re-explore areas of the vast Arabian desert known as the Empty Quarter.

Nikkei: ADNOC To Decide On Japan Oil Concession Renewal By Early Next Year
Friday, July 28, 2017 ADNOC expects to make a final decision on whether to renew Japanese firms' oil concessions in Abu Dhabi oilfields before year-end or very early next year.

Rosneft Expands In Iraq's Kurdistan With Exploration, Pipeline Deals
Friday, June 02, 2017 Russian oil major Rosneft agrees to explore and develop 5 fields in Iraq's Kurdistan.

Iraq Plans Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration to Boost Reserves
Monday, February 27, 2017 Iraq is planning to start offshore oil and gas exploration to boost the OPEC nation's reserves, Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi said in a statement.

Lukoil Finds Oil at Iraq Well
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 Lukoil reveals that it has hit oil at the Eridu 1 exploration well in southern Iraq's Block 10.

Russia's Rosneft Starts Drilling First Exploration Well In Iraq
Monday, February 20, 2017 Rosneft starts drilling an exploration well at Block 12 in Iraq.

SDX: South Disouq Well to Spud Shortly After Feb-End
Thursday, February 02, 2017 North Africa focused oil and gas firm SDX Energy Inc. expects an exploration well to be spud on the South Disouq asset, located within Egypt, shortly after the end of this month.

DNO Makes Oil Find in Kurdistan Region of Iraq
Monday, January 09, 2017 Oil has been discovered in the Cretaceous horizon in the southern flank of the Peshkabir field.

Lebanon To Restart Oil, Gas Licensing Round After Three-Year Delay
Thursday, January 05, 2017 Lebanon intends to restart its first oil and gas licensing round after a 3-year delay.

New Lebanese Govt OKs Oil Decrees To Start Stalled Tender Process
Wednesday, January 04, 2017 Lebanon's new government passes two decrees concerning oil and gas exploration blocks.

Malaysia's Petronas To Study Two Oilfields In Iran
Thursday, December 22, 2016 Petroliam Nasional Berhad inked a deal to study two oilfields in Iran with the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC).

ExxonMobil Pulls Out Of 3 Exploration Blocks In Kurdistan
Tuesday, December 06, 2016 ExxonMobil has pulled out of half of the 6 exploration blocks it operated in the Kurdistan region, the Iraq Oil Report reported.

National Iranian Oil Co, Thailand's PTTEP Agree To Oilfield Studies
Tuesday, December 06, 2016 National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) and PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited (PTTEP) sign a memorandum of understanding to carry out preliminary studies of 3 oil fields in Iran.

Zion Granted Approval to Drill Well Onshore Israel
Friday, December 02, 2016 Zion Oil & Gas has been granted approval by the State of Israel's petroleum commissioner to drill an oil well in Israel, within its 99,000 acre license.

Norway's DNO Signs Iran Oil Field Deal
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 DNO is to study the development of an oil field in Iran, becoming the second western company after France's Total to sign an energy deal in the country since the lifting of sanctions.

Israel Accepting Bids For 24 Offshore Exploration Blocks
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 Israel is accepting bids for the rights to drill in 24 offshore exploration blocks as the country looks to bolster its oil and gas sector.

SDX Finalizes Drilling Location for South Disouq Well in Egypt
Monday, November 14, 2016 SDX Energy Inc. and its partner have agreed on the target and location for drilling a carried exploration well in the South Disouq concession in Egypt.

Iraq Oil Ministry Postpones Upstream Bidding Round To Mid 2017
Thursday, November 10, 2016 Iraq's oil ministry is postponing a bidding round for 12 small and medium-sized oil fields across three provinces from Nov. 30 to the middle of next year.

Wintershall Spuds Shuwaihat Offshore Well
Tuesday, November 08, 2016 Wintershall Holding GmbH has spudded the first Shuwaihat sour gas and condensate field offshore well, located near Abu Dhabi.

Eni Signs Agreements to Evaluate E&P Activities in Bahrain
Monday, November 07, 2016 Italian energy company Eni signs agreements for the evaluation of exploration and production activities in Bahrain.