MEOG Top Story archive

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...

09 August 2016, Week 31 Issue 587

Project financing activity picked up in Bahrain following the end of the Eid holiday in mid-July, as the Manama government pressed ahead with major strategic schemes in defiance of fiscal...

28 June 2016, Week 25 Issue 528

Saudi oil shipments reached a six-month low in April, official data from the Joint Organisations Data Initiative (JODI) in Riyadh show.

05 April 2016, Week 13 Issue 569

US-based Occidental Petroleum (Oxy) signalled its intention to defend its role as Oman’s largest independent producer in late March. It pledged to embark on a fresh exploration effort on its main...

01 March 2016, Week 08, Issue 564

The partners in Israel’s offshore Leviathan gas field announced on February 25 that they had submitted a revised development plan for the field to Israel’s Petroleum Commission. This is expected...

09 January 2016, Week 05 Issue 561

State-owned Saudi Aramco awarded the three pipeline contracts on the second-phase expansion of the company’s national Master Gas System (MGS) to local firm Saudi KAD Construction in late January...

26 January 2016, Week 03, Issue 559

Shortly after releasing annual budgets envisaging ballooning deficits, Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) states embarked on moves to plug their anticipated shortfalls.

Saudi Arabia and Oman...