Deepwater Oil Drilling: Middle East

Terms confirmed for Tamar gas exports to Egypt

Delek Group says the partners in the Tamar project offshore Israel have signed a contract to export natural gas to Dolphinus Holdings.

BP reports second major gas find in deepwater permit offshore Egypt

BP Egypt has discovered gas in the deepwater Atoll structure in the North Damietta Offshore concession in the East Nile Delta.

BP sanctions $12-billion gas development offshore Egypt

BP has signed the final agreements for the $12-billion West Nile Delta (WND) project.

Winter demand drives increase in gas output from Tamar field

Gas sales from the deepwater Tamar field offshore Israel exceeded 1 bcf/d (28 MMcm/d) at various times early this year, according to operator Noble Energy.

More deepwater WDDM wells go onstream offshore Egypt

BG Group’s Egyptian oil and gas production increased to 68,000 boe/d during 4Q 2014, up from the previous two quarters.

Seismic bids under review for deepwater block offshore Egypt

Petroceltic and partner Edison plan to acquire seismic data this year over their recently awarded North Thekah block in the deepwater Mediterranean Sea offshore Egypt. 

Eni takes two deepwater concessions offshore Egypt

Eni has signed two concession agreements with Egypt for offshore blocks North Leil and Karawan. 

Subsea power, control advances extend West Delta Deep Marine network

In 1999 INTECSEA, began a front-end engineering and design study for the West Delta Deep Marine concession offshore Egypt in the Mediterranean Sea. The development was operated by the Burullus Gas Co., a joint venture among BG, state-owned EGPC, and Edison Gas, with the latter since replaced by Petronas Carigali. INTECSEA has continued to work with Burullus on subsequent phases of the development, which has been expanded farther from shore at 105 km (65 mi), and in deeper water to 1,024 m (3,359 ft).

Gas reserves increase at Aphrodite offshore Cyprus

Delek Drilling says a review has raised estimated natural gas and condensate resources in the deepwater Aphrodite reservoir offshore Cyprus.

Noble Energy sets early 2018 target for Leviathan start-up

Noble Energy says reservoir and facility performance has been strong at its Tamar development offshore Israel, with only two hours of downtime reported during 3Q 2014. 

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