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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

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