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Egypt Sets Deadlines For Oil And Gas Exploration Bids
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Egypt has set October 1 and October 8 deadlines for 2 major international tenders for oil and gas exploration spanning 27 onshore and offshore blocks, the oil ministry says.

Rystad Energy: 100 Offshore Projects to be Sanctioned in 2018
Thursday, May 03, 2018 Oil market 'tailwind' likely to spark 100 offshore project sanctions in 2018.

Eni Makes Oil Discovery in Egyptian Desert
Thursday, May 03, 2018 Eni SpA makes an oil discovery on the A-2X exploration prospect.

No Oil Majors Win Contracts In Iraq Exploration, Development Auction
Thursday, April 26, 2018 Iraq failed to attract investment from oil majors in its oil and gas exploration/development contract auction.

Iraq to Auction Oil Exploration Contracts on Thursday
Monday, April 23, 2018 Iraq is offering 11 new blocks for exploration in border areas with Iran and Kuwait and in offshore Gulf waters.

Iraq Postpones Oil And Gas Auction To April 25
Thursday, April 12, 2018 Iraq has postponed its oil and gas bidding round for 11 new blocks to April 25.

UAE's ADNOC Launches Oil And Gas Exploration Round
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Abu Dhabi National Oil Company is launching a competitive exploration and production licensing round for 6 oil and gas blocks, its first ever.

Bahrain Says New Discovery Contains Estimated 80B Barrels Of Tight Oil
Wednesday, April 04, 2018 Bahrain's oil minister says the estimated oil reserves in a newly discovered field, the kingdom's largest ever, is at least 80 billion barrels of tight oil.

ExxonMobil, Total Join Majors Interested in Iraq April 15 Oil Auction
Thursday, March 29, 2018 ExxonMobil, Total and Lukoil are among international companies interested to win rights.

Apache Corporation Makes 'Significant' Oil Discovery in North Sea
Monday, March 26, 2018 Apache Corporation makes a 'significant' new oil discovery on Block 9/18a Area-W in the UK sector of the North Sea.

Chevron Restarts Drilling In Kurdistan Region Of Iraq
Monday, February 19, 2018 Chevron resumes drilling operations in the Kurdistan region of Iraq (KRI).

Lebanon To Begin Offshore Energy Search In Block Disputed By Israel
Friday, February 09, 2018 Lebanon signs its first offshore oil and gas exploration and production agreements for two blocks, including a block disputed by neighbouring Israel.

Zion Management 'Optimistically Enthusiastic' About Onshore Israel Well
Thursday, February 01, 2018 Zion Oil & Gas Inc's management is 'optimistically enthusiastic' about what it has seen and still hopes to see in the Megiddo-Jezreel #1 well.

Israeli Minister Says Lebanese Claim On Gas Field 'Provocative'
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 Israel described as 'very provocative' a Lebanese offshore oil and gas exploration tender on the countries' maritime border, and urged international firms not to bid.

Exploration to Increase in 2018 but Investment Constraints Remain
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 Exploration activity will increase in 2018, but market uncertainty and the need to manage debt levels will remain key constraints to investment.

Iraq Says 26 Companies Allowed To Bid For Oil, Gas Blocks In Border Areas
Friday, January 12, 2018 The Iraqi oil ministry says 26 companies have qualified to bid for oil and gas blocks in border areas.

Global Exploration Sector May Soon Return to Profit
Thursday, January 04, 2018 There are early signs that the global exploration sector may soon return to profit.

Lebanon Approves Offshore Oil, Gas Exploration Bid
Thursday, December 14, 2017 Lebanon's cabinet approved a bid on Thursday for offshore energy exploration by a consortium made up of France's Total, Italy's ENI and Russia's Novatek.

Britain's Genel Finds Oil Bearing Reservoirs In North End Of Taq Taq Field
Monday, December 04, 2017 Genel Energy Plc says one of its wells, drilled to appraise the northern end of its Taq Taq oilfield in Kurdistan region of Iraq, encountered oil bearing reservoirs.

Iraq Invites Foreign Bids For Oil, Gas Blocks In New Areas
Monday, November 27, 2017 Iraq invites foreign companies to bid for contracts to explore and develop oil and natural gas reserves in nine new blocks as the OPEC nation seeks to boost its output capacity.

Tethys Oil: 'Exciting Years' Ahead in Omani Blocks
Tuesday, November 07, 2017 Tethys is optimistic about its prospects in Oman Blocks 3&4.

Fire at Iran Gas Rig Kills at Least Two Workers -Oil Ministry
Monday, October 30, 2017 A fire broke out on a gas exploration rig in southwestern Iran on Sunday, killing at least two people, the Oil Ministry said.

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.