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SDX Energy reports oil discovery in Egypt's West Gharib Concession

SDX Energy Inc., the North Africa focused oil and gas company, is pleased to announce that an oil discovery has been made at its Rabul 4 Well in the West Gharib Concession in Egypt.

SDX Energy spuds Ibn Yunus-1X well in Egypt's South Disouq

SDX Energy Inc., the North Africa focused oil and gas company, has announced that it has spud its Ibn Yunus-1X exploration well at South Disouq, Egypt.

BP said to offer Egyptian oil assets for sale as focus shifts

BP Plc has begun a process to sell mature oil fields in Egypt as it shifts investment in the country to natural gas, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

Eni strengthens record production from Nooros field, offshore Egypt

Eni has strengthened its record production from the Nooros gas field, offshore Egypt, which reached a production of 32 MMcmgd, equivalent to around 215,000 boed. This production level represents the highest ever recorded by an Eni field in Egypt in the last 50 years.

SDX Energy strikes oil in Egypt's West Gharib Concession

SDX Energy Inc., the North Africa focused oil and gas company, is pleased to announce that an oil discovery has been made at its Rabul 5 well in the West Gharib Concession in Egypt.

Mubadala Petroleum acquires 10% stake in Egypt's Shorouk Concession

Mubadala Petroleum and Italy’s Eni signed an agreement to purchase a 10% stake in the Egyptian Shorouk Concession.

Eni strikes $1.8 billion in oil and gas deals with Abu Dhabi

Eni won rights at two blocks offshore Abu Dhabi and sold Adnoc a stake in Zohr field.

World of Oil & Gas

Emily Querubin, World Oil

TAG Oil Ltd. (70%), operator of the Puka permit (PEP 51135) in New Zealand’s Taranaki basin, said the Pukatea-1 exploration well was drilled to 10,170 ft, MD, encountering variable hydrocarbon shows.

Cyprus sees gas deal with Egypt as Cairo weighs Israeli supply

Cyprus is nearing an agreement to sell natural gas to Egypt, marking the second potential supply deal in as many days with the North African country vying to position itself as a regional energy hub after the startup of the giant offshore Zohr field.

Egypt's potential gas surplus could feed global LNG glut

Egypt faces a possible over-abundance of natural gas after two Israeli companies proposed a $15 billion supply deal.

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.

Noble, Delek sign $15-billion deal to export Israel gas to Egypt

Noble Energy Inc. and Delek Drilling-LP, the lead partners in Israel’s largest gas fields, said they signed a $15 billion agreement to export gas to Egypt’s Dolphinus Holdings.

Oil & Gas in the Capitals

Dr. Anas Alhajji, Contributing Editor

The changing energy landscape of the Middle East

BP begins production from Egypt’s Atoll gas field ahead of schedule

BP today announced the start of gas production from the Atoll Phase One project, offshore Egypt. The project, in the North Damietta concession in the East Nile Delta, was delivered seven months ahead of schedule and 33% below the initial cost estimate.

Egypt with Eni to fast-track Zohr gas output

Egypt is working with Eni SpA, operator of the giant Zohr gas field, to fast-track output and end the country’s need to import LNG.

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