http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil OPEC+ agrees to redistribute oil cuts under Saudi pressure https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/12/6/opecplus-agrees-to-redistribute-oil-cuts-under-saudi-pressure OPEC+ will adjust its output target and redistribute production cuts between its members under pressure from Saudi Arabia. OPEC+ meets in Abu Dhabi, with deeper cuts off the agenda for now https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/9/11/opecplus-meets-in-abu-dhabi-with-deeper-cuts-off-the-agenda-for-now Ministers from OPEC+ are gathering in Abu Dhabi with deeper production cuts off the agenda for now, but with a backdrop of growing concern about the strength of oil demand as the global economy slows. BP, Eni to cooperate in Central Oman EandP deal https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/7/31/bp-eni-to-cooperate-in-central-oman-ep-deal BP and Eni today signed an exploration and production sharing agreement for Block 77 in central Oman, covering a total area of more than 2,700 square kilometers. Oman talks to Iran, other parties to restore stability to Strait of Hormuz https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/7/28/oman-talks-to-iran-other-parties-to-restore-stability-to-strait-of-hormuz Omani officials are in talks with ‘all parties’ to restore stability to the Strait of Hormuz after recent threats to oil tankers and the freedom of navigation, Foreign Minister Yousef Bin Alawi said after discussions with Iranian officials in Tehran. EIA: Iran drove unplanned OPEC production outage to highest levels since 2015 https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/7/18/eia-iran-drove-unplanned-opec-production-outage-to-highest-levels-since-2015 EIA says unplanned crude oil production outages for OPEC averaged 2.5 MMbpd in the first half of 2019, the highest six-month average since the end of 2015. McDermott wins FEED contract for Sohar LNG bunkering project in Oman https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/7/15/mcdermott-wins-feed-contract-for-sohar-lng-bunkering-project-in-oman McDermott International, Inc., announced it has been awarded a sizeable contract by Total Oman EandP Development B.V. in partnership with Oman Oil Company S.O.A.C. to provide front-end engineering design (FEED) services for the Sohar LNG bunkering project in Oman. KBR awarded FEED contract for Oman LNG's debottlenecking project https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/5/19/kbr-awarded-feed-contract-for-oman-lngs-debottlenecking-project KBR, Inc. has announced it has been awarded a front end engineering design (FEED) contract by Oman LNG L.L.C for the debottlenecking of their facility at Sur in the Sultanate of Oman. Petrofac secures training solutions contracts in Oman, UAE and Iraq https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/4/25/petrofac-secures-training-solutions-contracts-in-oman-uae-and-iraq Petrofac has secured a number of new awards and contract extensions, with a combined value of over $30 million, to provide training solutions for key national oil company and international oil company clients in Oman, the UAE and Iraq. Total strengthens Oman's natural gas sector https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/4/8/total-strengthens-omans-natural-gas-sector Total and the Ministry of Oil and Gas of the Sultanate of Oman (MOG) have signed a Heads of Agreement (HoA) for the award to Total of an exploration license on Block 12 with significant prospective gas resources. New exploration captures support Eni’s aggressive Middle East growth strategy https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/1/14/new-exploration-captures-support-eni-s-aggressive-middle-east-growth-strategy Following recent announcements of Eni S.p.A.’s acquisition of new exploration acreage in Bahrain, the UAE and Oman, Will Scargill, senior oil and gas analyst at GlobalData offers his view on their place within the company’s wider strategy.