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Eni's "mission impossible" points to seismic shift for major oil companies

Italian energy giant Eni SpA wanted to produce gas from the Zohr field little more than two years after finding it in August 2015.

TGS, Schlumberger announce new 2D multi-client project in Egyptian Red Sea

TGS and Schlumberger today announced a new 2D seismic project offshore Egypt.

Maersk exits Egyptian Drilling Company joint venture

A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S [A.P. Moller - Maersk] and Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation [EGPC] has signed an agreement whereby EGPC will acquire A.P. Moller - Maersk’s 50% shareholding in Egyptian Drilling Company [EDC] for $100 million in an all-cash transaction.

Eni's giant Zohr gas field starts production in Egypt

Egypt’s Eni SpA-operated Zohr natural gas field has started production, bringing the country closer to its goal of energy self-sufficiency.

Offshore in Depth

Ron Bitto, Contributing Editor

Two unique strategies for offshore development

Egypt sees pilot production at Eni's Zohr gas field in just days

Pilot production at Egypt’s Eni SpA-operated Zohr natural gas field will begin “in the coming few days,” the oil ministry said, as the country nears its goal of commercial output from the biggest gas discovery in the Mediterranean Sea by the end of this year.

Israel, Egypt government ministers said to discuss gas exports

Government ministers from Egypt and Israel held a call last week to discuss the potential sale of Israeli gas to Egypt, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter.

ADES wins contract for ADMARINE III jackup with Egypt's GPC

ADES International Holding Ltd., the London-listed company providing offshore and onshore oil and gas drilling and production services in the Middle East and Africa through its subsidiaries, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a new contract for its ADMARINE III offshore jackup rig.

Eni's giant gas field prompts Egypt to end imports in 2018

Egypt will stop importing liquefied natural gas in 2018 and may eventually export gas after it starts producing this year at the giant Eni SpA-operated Zohr field off the country’s Mediterranean coast, Oil Minister Tarek El-Molla said.

ADES, Vantage Drilling form JV to provide deepwater drilling services in Egypt

ADES International Holding Ltd., the London-listed company providing offshore and onshore oil and gas drilling and production services in the Middle East and Africa through its subsidiaries, has announced that its subsidiary ADES S.A.E has entered into a long-term joint venture (JV) agreement with a subsidiary of Vantage Drilling International.

Fugro welcomes multi-role survey vessel to its fleet

The newly named MV Kobi Ruegg has joined Fugro’s vessel fleet and is set to begin her first project in the Egyptian sector of the Mediterranean Sea.

Egypt calls for less LNG in tender as domestic gas boost looms

Egypt is paring down its requests for liquefied natural gas.

Regional Report: MENA

Emily Querubin, World Oil

Middle East/North Africa grapples with production cut commitment, despite urge to boost output

Rosneft acquires stake in giant Zohr field for $1.125 billion

Rosneft closed the deal to acquire a 30% stake in the concessions agreement for the development of Zohr field, the largest gas field in the Mediterranean Sea, from Italian company Eni S.p.A.

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

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

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

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

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

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.