MEOG Top Story archive

23 April 2019, Week 16, Issue 721

Crude exports from federal Iraq declined sharply in March, despite an upturn in sales through the two northern outlets. Government figures released in early April showed that the fall had come as...

12 March 2019, Week 10, Issue 715

A recent flurry of upstream activity in Oman continued in the last week of February.

13 February 2019, Week 06, Issue 711

Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. (ADNOC) last week awarded US major Occidental Petroleum (Oxy) one of the onshore blocks offered in the emirate’s maiden bid round last year.

06 January 2019, Week 05, Issue 710

Oman Oil Exploration & Production (OOCEP) has taken over operation of a unique offshore block in northern Oman and has been joined at two other concessions by two leading IOC players.

29 January 2019, Week 04, Issue 709

A string of upstream licence awards by GCC governments in the first half of January concluded with extension to some of the region’s more-marginal plays.

08 January 2019, Week 01, Issue 706

Beirut appeared poised to reignite a maritime territorial dispute with Israel in late December – by naming two blocks containing contested acreage as among four provisionally envisaged being...

11 December, Week 49, Issue 704

Saudi Arabia and Russia surprised global markets and defied US pressure in early December by leading their respective producer groupings in an agreement to enact a larger-than-anticipated cut in...

14 November 2018, Week 45, Issue 700

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in early November announced completion of the capacity expansion of Iraq’s main crude export pipeline, running from Kirkuk to Ceyhan on the Turkish border...

09 october 2018, Week 40, Issue 695

Light grades have shifted from discount to premium over the last few weeks, while prices have risen steadily. Simon Watkins reports

09 October 2018, Week 40, Issue 376

The accelerated development of Abu Dhabi’s offshore Belbazem field by the local/Chinese Al-Yasat Petroleum Operations joint venture (JV) made further progress towards the end of the third quarter...

25 September 2018, Week 38, Issue 694

Abu Dhabi government-owned Mubadala Investment Co. (MIC) in mid-September confirmed plans to float wholly owned Spain-based oil and gas subsidiary CEPSA on the Spanish stock exchanges by the end...

18 September 2018, Week 37, Issue 693

Saudi Aramco last week signed an MoU with Schneider Electric to work together on various advanced digital technologies, including virtual reality.

11 September 2018, Week 36, Issue 692

UK-based consultancy Oil Plus has secured engineering work on behalf of Al Khafji Joint Operations (KJO), pointing to a re-start of shared fields in the Partitioned Neutral Zone (PNZ) between...

04 August 2018, Week 35, Issue 691

Both members of the now two-strong consortium holding the licence for the Atrush oilfield in the north-west of Iraqi Kurdistan reported dramatic improvements in financial performance, in interim...

28 August 2018, Week 34, Issue 690

Fresh reports emerged in the Kuwaiti press in late August about the potential restart of production at the oilfields in the Partitioned Neutral Zone (PNZ) shared with Saudi Arabia.