Deepwater Oil Drilling: Middle East

Subsea 7 to install West Nile Delta subsea spread

BP has awarded Subsea 7 a $500-million contract for the subsea development of the Taurus and Libra fields offshore Egypt.

Leviathan gas export talks extended

Delek Group’s gas subsidiaries have accepted a request from Cypriot governmental gas company DEFA.

Maersk Discoverer completes BP well, claims two offshore Mediterranean records

While its Maersk Discoverer was at work for BP in early May, Maersk Drilling has laid claim to the deepest well drilled in Egypt and the longest drilled in the Mediterranean Sea. 

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.


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