MEOG Top Story archive

19 September 2017, Week 37, Issue 642

State-owned Saudi Aramco’s three partners in the multi-billion-dollar maritime services complex under development in the Eastern Province each reaped the rewards of the continued strength of the...

12 September 2017, Week 36, Issue 641

The TurkStream pipeline project in early September continued the swift movement evident since the two governments’ reconciliation late last year – with the award of the third major construction...

05 September 2017, Week 35, Issue 640

The Kurdistan Region of northern Iraq’s second and third largest oil producers both reported positive financial and operational news in August.

29 August 2017, Week 34, Issue 639

Tehran's plans to drive enhanced recovery will be boosted by collaboration with IOCs. Alexander McDonald reports

22 August 2017, Week 33, Issue 638

Kuwait Oil Co. (KOC) announced in mid-August the beginning of testing of chemical injection technologies designed to raise production rates at the country’s northern oilfields. The development of...

15 August 2017, Week 32, Issue 637

OPEC production registered a third consecutive surge in July to a level more than 500,000 bpd above members’ self-imposed ceiling, according to the group’s monthly report, released in early August...

08 August 2017, Week 31, Issue 636

Qatar-backed football deal highlights embattled Doha’s soft diplomacy push, writes Ian Simm

01 August 2017, Week 30, Issue 317

Kuwait laid out some long and short-term oil and gas production targets in mid-July. Timeframes for the upstream goals are being treated with some scepticism in light of the authorities’ typical...

25 July 2017, Week 29, Issue 941

Beirut delivered a public pitch to potential participants in the country’s long-awaited first offshore oil and gas licensing round during an investor presentation in the US in early July. The move...

18 July 2017, Week 28, Issue 623

Baghdad launched an international bid round in early July – covering licences for nine blocks in sensitive territory along the country’s eastern and southern borders.

11 July 2017, Week 27, Issue 622

The long-delayed start of production from the Atrush oilfield in the Kurdistan Region of northern Iraq finally transpired in early July. The asset immediately moved into third place among the area...

04 July 2017, Week 26, Issue 632

Turkey is ready to deploy its second seismic vessel, as the country prepares to ramp up offshore exploration efforts in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. Energy ministry officials told Anadolu...

27 June 2017, Week 25, Issue 631

The emphatic re-election of President Hassan Rouhani has already begun to bear fruit for the Iranian oil & gas sector, with his pro-West strategy responsible for recent agreements with IOCs...

04 April 2017, Week 13 Issue 619

UK-listed Genel Energy slashed in late March its estimated reserves at former flagship asset – the Taq Taq field in central Iraqi Kurdistan – for a second consecutive year, leaving the remaining...

23 August 2016, Week 33 Issue 589

Baghdad is reported to have finalised long-awaited agreements with the operators of its largest southern oilfields on their development budgets for the remainder of the year. In doing so it has...

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