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Shake Up Among Kuwaiti Oil Executives
Monday, May 20, 2013 Kuwait Petroleum Corporation gets new Chief Executive and a reshuffle of oil executives takes place at KPC subsidiaries.
Pertamina Mulls Purchase of Oman O&G Asset
Thursday, May 16, 2013 Indonesia's PT Pertamina is evaluating the acquisition of an oil and gas asset in Oman.
Israel Appears to Have More Natural Gas
Thursday, May 16, 2013 Operators of two large Israeli natural gas fields say that another offshore field under exploration shows promise.
Baghdad Blasts Turkey/Kurdistan Deal
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 Iraq's government criticizes a deal between Turkey and the Kurdistan region of Iraq to develop oil projects.
Turkey's State Oil Co, ExxonMobil to Develop Oil Projects in Kurdistan
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 Turkey's state-run oil firm enters an agreement with ExxonMobil to develop joint projects in Kurdish-administered northern Iraq, the country's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says.
Kuwait: The Transformation Game
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 Increased local consumption is pushing Kuwait to tap the development of difficult and unconventional resources.
Iraq Oil Exports Suspended after Attack
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 Exports of oil from northern Iraq are suspended after a bomb attack against a key pipeline.
Dana Sees 17% Jump in 1Q 2013 Profit
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 Dana Gas reports a 17-percent jump in the first quarter profit as it pre-qualifies for Lebanon's first offshore licensing round.
Bechtel to Open Global Engineering Center in UAE
Monday, May 13, 2013 Bechtel announces it will establish a global center of engineering excellence in the UAE initially focused on rail and marine engineering projects.
Iran Courts Indian Companies with More Alluring Oil Contracts
Monday, May 13, 2013 Iran has offered new, more alluring terms to reluctant Indian companies to win the investment it craves for its decaying energy sector suffering from tight Western sanctions.
Lebanon Has 30 Trillion Cubic Feet of Offshore Gas
Friday, May 10, 2013 Preliminary surveys of Lebanese offshore fields show reserves of 30 Tcf of natural gas and 660 million barrels of oil, Lebanon's energy minister says, adding that production could begin within four years.
Apache Unveils Three Discoveries in Egypt
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 Apache reports three oil and gas discoveries in Egypt's western desert, expanding the company's production base in the area.
Shell Awards Wood Group-CCC Majnoon Oil Field Contract
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 Shell awards Wood Group PSN and Consolidated Contractors Company, or CCC, a commissioning services contract, Wood Group said in a statement.
Shell-Iraq Venture to Produce 500 MMcf/d Gas By End 2013
Thursday, May 02, 2013 A joint venture between Iraq, Shell and Mitsubishi Corp. will by the end of this year have doubled the amount of natural gas it captures from three giant southern oil fields.
Iraqis, Kurds Reach Agreement over Oil Payments
Thursday, May 02, 2013 The central government of Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government agree a tentative deal to resolve a dispute over payments to foreign oil companies.
Total Boosts Security Spend after Algeria Attack
Wednesday, May 01, 2013 Total increases its spending on security in the Middle East following January's deadly attack on Algeria's In Amenas gas plant.
CWC Unveils Fourth Iraq Mega Projects Conference
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 The CWC Group announces the fourth edition of the Iraq Mega Projects Conference & Exhibition at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Shell in 30-Year JV to Develop Bab Gas Field
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 Shell says it has been selected by Adnoc to operate the Bab sour gas field.
Takatuf, Petrofac to Create Training Center in Oman
Monday, April 29, 2013 Takatuf and Petrofac agree on a Memorandum of Understanding to create a joint venture for the establishment of an industry-leading technical training Centre of Excellence (COE).
Woodside Seeks $1.2B Israeli Gas Deal Completion by June
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 Australia's Woodside Petroleum is aiming to finalize a $1.2 billion deal to buy a 30-percent stake in Israel's Leviathan gas field.
UAE: 'Days of Easy, Cheap Oil are Gone'
Monday, April 22, 2013 UAE targets up to 25 percent of its power from nuclear energy by 2021 as finding new oil discoveries becomes difficult and costly.
Genel Confirms Production Guidance for 2013
Monday, April 22, 2013 Genel Energy confirms that it expects production for 2013 to range between 45,000 and 55,000 barrels of oil per day.
Shell Looks Set for Bab Sour-Gas Contract
Monday, April 22, 2013 An Adnoc official says that Royal Dutch Shell has 'good standing' in its bid to operate the Bab sour-gas field in Abu Dhabi.