Exploration News for Middle East


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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.

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).