Deepwater Oil Drilling: Middle East

Leviathan resource estimate unchanged, Delek maintains

Delek Drilling and Avner Oil Exploration have responded to reports in an Israeli newspaper concerning assessment of the resources in the deepwater Leviathan gas/condensate field, operated by Noble Energy.

Partners declare offshore Cyprus gas field commercial

Delek Group says the Noble Energy Mediterranean-led partnership have submitted a declaration of commerciality for the block 12 Aphrodite gas reservoir offshore Cyprus.

Ultra-deepwater production set for steady growth, report claims

Analyst Douglas Westwood predicts oil and gas production from ultra-deepwater fields (>1,000m/3,281 ft) will grow 7.7% during 2015-2021.

Delek looking to lift stake in offshore Cyprus block

Delek Group has started negotiations with Noble Energy for the acquisition of 19.9% of the latter’s share in block 12 offshore Cyprus for $15 million.

Aramco investigates AUVs for seismic acquisition

Saudi Aramco has outlined highlights of its offshore exploration and development activities during 2014.

DEA reduces share of offshore Egypt gas project

DEA Deutsche Erdoel has farmed down its stake in the $12-billion West Nile Delta gas project in the Egyptian sector of the Mediterranean Sea to operator BP.

Israeli utility commits to more gas from Tamar

Delek Group says the partners in the Tamar gas field offshore Israel will increase supplies to Israel Electric Corp.

Gas schemes, field expansion dominate Middle East offshore construction

Despite the conflicts erupting in parts of the Middle East, offshore activity remains strong throughout the region, with various major ongoing or new development programs.

Israeli utility opts for increased gas supplies from Tamar

Israel Electric Corp. has decided to partly exercise an option to increase gas supplies from the deepwater Tamar gas development.

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.

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