Deepwater Oil Drilling: Middle East

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. 

Eni secures two new blocks offshore Egypt

Eni has been awarded operatorship of two deepwater blocks in the Egyptian sector of the Mediterranean Sea under the latest EGAS bid round.

Delek reviews options for offshore Israel interests

Delek Group is considering forming a new company to handle its energy and oil and gas exploration interests. 

Israel set to expand offshore gas deliveries

Noble Energy says the onshore gas compression project at Ashdod on the Israeli coast is more than 60% complete with all main equipment installed.

Report identifies more gas in Leviathan offshore Israel

A report from consultants Netherland, Sewell & Associates has upped estimates of gas in place at the deepwater Leviathan field offshore Israel.

 

Infield sees subsea market growth over next five years

The “Global Perspectives Subsea Market Report to 2018” by Infield predicts that capex in the segment will grow by 6.72% over the time span.

BG in talks on Israel-Egypt subsea gas pipeline

BG International is in negotiations to take gas from the deepwater Leviathan field offshore Israel to Egypt.

Aramco confirms deepwater Red Sea oil find

Saudi Aramco has discovered three oil and two gas fields over the last year, according to the company’s annual report.

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