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State News Agency: Yemen Names New Oil And Interior Ministers
Friday, March 07, 2014 Yemen appoints new oil and interior ministers, state news agency Saba reports, after a series of lethal attacks on security targets and oil facilities.
Masirah Moves to Next Stage of Work Program for Oman's Offshore Block 50
Friday, March 07, 2014 Masirah Oil gets approval from Oman's Ministry of Oil and Gas to proceed to the second phase of its minimum work obligation for Oman's offshore Block 50.
Middle East Businesses to Increase Employee Headcount in 1Q 2014
Friday, March 07, 2014 Businesses in Dubai project an increase in new hires in the first quarter 2014 with the oil and gas industry employment outlook remaining strong throughout the year.
Rice, Harvard University: The Geopolitics of Natural Gas
Friday, March 07, 2014 A new study by Rice and Harvard looks at the future of the global natural gas market, including various scenarios for a changing political and economic climate.
Italy's Edison In Talks To Buy Two Israeli Gas Fields
Thursday, March 06, 2014 Edison is in talks to buy 2 Israeli gas fields from Noble Energy and Delek Drilling, which are estimated to hold up to 70Bcm in total, two sources say.
Genel Energy's Profit Up, Oil Output Outlook Improves
Thursday, March 06, 2014 Genel Energy reports a strong rise in profits after its first year of exporting oil from Iraqi Kurdistan.
Russia's Gazprom Neft Connects Badra Oil Field to Iraqi Pipeline System
Wednesday, March 05, 2014 Gasprom Neft connects its Badra oilfield to Iraq's oil pipeline system.
Lamprell Sells Services Division to Pay Down Debt
Monday, March 03, 2014 Rig maker Lamprell sells its International Inspection Services division to Intertek for $66 million.
Saudi Aramco Names Saadan Senior VP of Finance and Strategy
Sunday, March 02, 2014 Saudi Aramco names Abdallah Al Saadan as senior vice-president of finance, strategy and development.
UAE'S TAQA Says CEO Carl Sheldon To Step Down
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Abu Dhabi National Energy Company CEO Carl Sheldon steps down.
Iraq Approves Major Oil Contracts For Eni; Angola Exits
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 Iraq approves major contracts for Eni's giant oilfield project in its south, just hours after it threatened to pull out if red tape was not cut and Sonangol quit projects in the north due to security concerns.
Kurds Have Not Agreed to Export Oil via Iraq's SOMO
Friday, February 21, 2014 The Kurdistan autonomous region says it has not agreed to export crude via Iraq's State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO).
Oil Firm DNO to Add Export Capacity from Northern Iraq
Thursday, February 20, 2014 Norway's DNO plans to build a second pipeline to export oil out of its Tawke field in Iraqi Kurdistan.
Kurds Say Have Not Agreed to Export Oil Via Iraq's SOMO
Thursday, February 20, 2014 Kurdistan has not agreed to export crude via Iraq's SOMO, a spokesman for the autonomous region's government says, contradicting earlier comments by a top energy official in Baghdad.
All Eyes on Iran's Oil, Gas
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 Iran's oil and gas projects may see international investment as the US and EU lift sanctions crippling the country's economy.
Aqualis Opens Abu Dhabi Office
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 Offshore consultancy Aqualis Offshore opens an office in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Lamprell Delivers Newbuild Jackup Qarnin to National Drilling Co.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 Lamprell delivers the jackup Qarnin to Abu Dhabi's National Drilling Company.
Dana Proceeds with First Offshore Exploration Block in Egypt
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 Dana Gas signs a deal that will see it explore the North El Arish (Block 6) Concession Area, its first block offshore Egypt.
Tethys Oil Makes Discovery at B4EW6 Well in Oman
Thursday, February 13, 2014 Tethys Oil makes new discovery at B4EW6 onshore exploration well in Oman.
Egypt Signs Oil, Gas Exploration Deals Dana, Edison, Petroceltic
Thursday, February 13, 2014 Egypt signs gas and oil exploration deals with Dana Gas, Petroceltic International and Edison.
2H Offshore Delivers Platform Design for Dubai Petroleum
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 Acteon's unit 2H Offshore delivers lightweight conductor supported tripod platform design for Dubai Petroleum.
Oryx Declares Demir Dagh 2 Well in Kurdistan a Commercial Discovery
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 Oryx Petroleum declares the Demir Dagh 2 well in the Hawler Production Sharing Contract in Kurdistan, Iraq a commercial oil discovery.
Woodside Enters into MOU to Acquire Stake in Israel's Leviathan Field
Friday, February 07, 2014 Woodside enters into a memorandum of understanding with the Leviathan joint venture for potential acquisition of a stake in the Leviathan field off Israel.
S.Korea's KOGAS Confirms Plan to Sell Down Stake in Iraq Gas Field
Friday, February 07, 2014 Korea Gas Corp (KOGAS) submits a plan to the South Korean government to sell some of its stake in Iraq's Akkas gas field in 2015 or later, the company tells the stock exchange in a filing.
Dep Minister: Iran To Unveil Revised Oil, Gas Contact Model Soon
Friday, February 07, 2014 Iran says it will soon unveil a more attractive model of contract aimed at persuading international energy companies to invest in its huge though underdeveloped, oil and gas reserves.