WorldOil Noble Energy announces execution of gas sales agreements for export of gas to Egypt Noble Energy, Inc., has announced that it has signed agreements to sell significant quantities of natural gas from Leviathan and Tamar fields to Dolphinus Holdings Limited to supply gas in Egypt. Zion Oil and Gas encounters oil onshore Israel Zion Oil and Gas, Inc., announces that during the current open hole wireline logging and subsequent reaming (cleaning the well bore) operations, Zion encountered free-flowing hydrocarbons while circulating drilling mud. Total-led consortium enters Lebanon with two deepwater EandP contracts Total-led international consortium (Total 40%, ENI 40%, Novatek 20%) signed two Exploration and Production Agreements (EPA) with the Republic of Lebanon, covering Blocks 4 and 9, located in the deep waters offshore Lebanon. Eni reports "Zohr like" discovery offshore Cyprus Eni has made a lean gas discovery in Block 6, offshore Cyprus with Calypso 1 NFW. Fraying Israel-Turkey ties threaten planned natural gas venture A U.S.-backed initiative to build an undersea natural gas pipeline between Israel and Turkey looks increasingly troubled as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan escalates his public denunciations of the Jewish state. Energean signs $180-million senior facility agreement to develop Prinos basin Energean Oil and Gas has announced that it has signed a reserves-based senior facility agreement, amounting to $180 million. Noble Energy announces partial divestment of Israel's Tamar field Noble Energy, Inc., has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to divest a 7.5% working interest in the Tamar field, offshore Israel, to Tamar Petroleum Ltd. for cash proceeds of approximately $560 million and 38.5 million shares of Tamar Petroleum. Energean appoints Stena drillship for development drilling at Israel's Karish field Energean Oil and Gas is pleased to announce that Energean Israel has signed a contract with Stena Drilling for the development drilling of Karish field, offshore Israel. Cyprus receives €101MM grant for FSRU project Connecting Europe announced on Jan. 25 that it will support the introduction of natural gas in Cyprus through the CyprusGas2EU project (EU support of €101 MM). World of Oil and Gas Alongside its partners, Petoro (30%) and Spirit Energy (20%), Wintershall (50%) announced the start of production at Maria field.