http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil Rockhopper Exploration provides Abu Sennan drilling campaign update http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/8/15/rockhopper-exploration-provides-abu-sennan-drilling-campaign-update Rockhopper Exploration plc, the oil and gas company with key interests in the North Falkland basin and the Greater Mediterranean region, has provided the following update concerning the Abu Sennan drilling concession, onshore Egypt. Egypt moves to end state monopoly of natural gas market http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/8/8/egypt-moves-to-end-state-monopoly-of-natural-gas-market Egypt is opening the door to private participation in its natural gas sector, moving to end the state’s monopoly as it pushes ahead with reforms meant to encourage investment and revive the economy. Saipem secures $900-million contract for EPCI activities at Zohr field http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/7/28/saipem-secures-900-million-contract-for-epci-activities-at-zohr-field Saipem and Petrobel have finalized offshore contract variations worth $900 million for Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) activities in relation to the “Optimized Ramp Up” phase of the giant Zohr field development project, situated in the Mediterranean Sea off the Egyptian coast. Dana Gas to use AGR software for deepwater exploration in Egypt http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/7/21/dana-gas-to-use-agr-software-for-deepwater-exploration-in-egypt Global energy services and technology company, AGR, has signed a SaaS (Software as a Service) contract with Dana Gas PJSC to supply the latest version of its P1 software. Egypt sets sights on doubling natural gas output by 2020 http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/7/17/egypt-sets-sights-on-doubling-natural-gas-output-by-2020 Three recently discovered major gas fields are expected to raise Egypt's natural gas output by 50% in 2018 and 100% in 2020, the petroleum ministry said. Arab foreign ministers begin talks on Qatar crisis in Cairo http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/7/5/arab-foreign-ministers-begin-talks-on-qatar-crisis-in-cairo Foreign ministers from Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain on Thursday started a meeting in Cairo on the Qatar crisis, hours before a deadline for Doha to meet demands set by the four Arab nations, an Egyptian Foreign Ministry official told Reuters. UTEC secures contract win with Saipem for support of Zohr field http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/6/8/utec-secures-contract-win-with-saipem-for-support-of-zohr-field UTEC, a leading global survey company in subsea services group Acteon, has been awarded a contract with world leading subsea construction company Saipem to support its operations as part of the Zohr Field Development Project. Aquaterra Sea Swift platform installed and operating in Egypt http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/6/5/aquaterra-sea-swift-platform-installed-and-operating-in-egypt Aquaterra Energy, a leading global offshore engineering solutions provider, has designed, fabricated and installed a new Sea Swift platform for PICO Petroleum Integrated Services, the lead contractor for Amal Petroleum Company’s (AMAPETCO) Amal field in the Gulf of Suez, offshore Egypt. Add Energy awarded £1-million contract with BP in Egypt http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/5/30/add-energy-awarded-1-million-contract-with-bp-in-egypt Add Energy, the international energy consultancy provider, has been awarded a maintenance build contract worth more than £1 million with BP for work on West Nile Delta (WND), a development located just off the north coast of Egypt. SDX Energy announces well test results at South Disouq discovery http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/5/29/sdx-energy-announces-well-test-results-at-south-disouq-discovery SDX Energy Inc., the North Africa focused oil and gas company, is pleased to announce the results of the well test conducted on the SD-1X well following the recent natural gas discovery at South Disouq, Egypt.