Mediterannean News


Eni Wins Five Oil and Gas Exploration Blocks in Egpyt

Jan 10, 2022

Italian oil and gas firm Eni said Monday it had won five new exploration licenses in Egypt, granted by the Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum. The licenses, four of which as Operator, are in the Egyptian offshore and onshore, and follow the participation…

BW Ideol Acquires Stake in Floating Wind Project in French Mediterranean

Dec 02, 2021

Floating wind industry foundation developer BW Ideol has signed an agreement to acquire a 5% ownership in the 30MW EolMed floating wind pilot project in the French Mediterranean.'This investment confirms the company’s dual-track growth strategy…

Energean Buys Total's Interest in Block Offshore Greece

Jan 08, 2021

Oil and gas company Energean has completed its takeover of Total’s entire 50% interest and operatorship in Block 2, offshore Western Greece. Coupled with the 25% working interest that Energean bought through the recent acquisition of Edison E&P…

Greece Calls for Tougher EU Stance Over Turkish Mediterranean Exploration

Oct 22, 2020

Greece urged the European Union on Wednesday to reconsider its customs union with Turkey in response to Ankara's continued gas exploration in contested Mediterranean areas, deploring what it termed Ankara's 'imperial fantasies.'After meeting…

Lebanon and Israel in Talks Over Maritime Border

Oct 13, 2020

Lebanon and Israel, formally still at war after decades of conflict, launch talks on Wednesday to address a long-running dispute over their maritime border running through potentially gas-rich Mediterranean waters.The U.S.-mediated talks follow…

Energean Buys Field Support Vessel for Karish Field Ops

Oct 02, 2020

Oil and gas company Energean has agreed to buy a Field Support Vessel (FSV) from Prime Marine Energy for $33.25 million.Energean will use the vessel for work in Israel where it is working to bring online the Karish offshore gas field.'The FSV…

EU Blasts Turkish Plan to Drill in Disputed Waters Off Cyprus

Aug 17, 2020

Turkey drew another rebuke from the European Union on Sunday when it said its Yavuz energy drillship would extend operations in disputed Mediterranean waters off Cyprus until mid-September.Yavuz will be accompanied by three other Turkish ships…

Erdogan: Turkey will Retaliate to Any Attack on Seismic Vessel in Mediterranean

Aug 14, 2020

President Tayyip Erdogan warned Greece on Friday that Turkey will retaliate against any attack on its survey vessel Oruc Reis in the eastern Mediterranean in an escalating row between the NATO allies over gas and oil exploration in the region…

Turkey's Erdogan Calls for Dialogue on Mediterranean Exploration Dispute

Aug 13, 2020

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday that the only solution to Turkey's dispute with Greece over energy exploration in the eastern Mediterranean was through dialogue and negotiation, and Ankara was not seeking any 'adventures' in the region…

Turkey Slams Greek Claim Over Mediterranean Seismic Survey

Jul 22, 2020

The eastern Mediterranean region where a Turkish ship will carry out a seismic survey is part of Turkey's continental shelf, Ankara said on Wednesday, rejecting Greece's accusation that the ship is encroaching on its own shelf.Long-standing…

Energean: Karish Pipe Laying Work Off Israel Complete

Jun 22, 2020

Pipe laying works and subsea systems installation at Energean's Karish and Tanin offshore gas development in the Mediterranean Sea, off Israel, have been completed, Energean said Monday.'Energean’s partner, TechnipFMC, has successfully completed…

Energean: Karish Pipelaying Works Set to Begin

May 25, 2020

The Mediterranean-focused oil and gas company Energean is gearing up to begin pipelaying works as part of its Karish development, offshore Israel.The company on Monday said in a social media post that the Solitaire vessel, owned by Allseas, and Normand Cutter vessel…

Gas Output to Resume at Israel's Leviathan After Brief Halt

May 25, 2020

Production at Israel's offshore Leviathan natural gas field will resume in the coming hours after an emergency shutdown on Saturday, the project's operator Noble Energy said [on Saturday].The platform's flare system had been activated to burn off excess gas…

First Gas from Karish FPSO in 1H 2021 as Hull Works Take Longer than Expected

Jan 31, 2020

Greek oil company Energean has said that its Karish development in the Mediterranean Sea off Israel is on track for first production in the first half of 2021. Energean has previously said that the first gas is expected to start flowing in the first quarter of 2021…

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