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Saipem Completes Ops on LNG Scheme Offshore Greece

Apr 15, 2024

Italian offshore energy services firm Saipem has completed its work scope on the Gastrade’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) project offshore Greece, which is expected to strengthen the LNG supply in Southeastern Europe.Saipem’s work scope for Gastrade’s…

MDL Assists Saipem on Gastrade’s LNG Development Off Greece

Apr 05, 2024

Maritime Developments (MDL) has assisted Saipem in progressing an LNG project offshore Greece, which included work on the connection of Gastrade’s Alexandroupolis floating storage regasification unit (FSRU) to the country’s gas transmission system…

PGS Hooks 3D Acquisition Project in Mediterranean Sea

Feb 22, 2024

Norwegian offshore seismic survey firm PGS has secured a 3D project in the Mediterranean for a major energy company.The Ramform Hyperion is scheduled to start the survey early March and the project has a total duration of approximately 30 days…

PGS Expands Seismic Survey in Egypt’s West Mediterranean

Jan 18, 2024

Norwegian offshore seismic survey firm PGS has started acquiring data on the EGY24 Nefertiti survey using the Ramform Hyperion vessel.The 3D GeoStreamer survey is the latest in a series of PGS surveys offshore Egypt, expected to enable better…

PGS Secures 160-day Seismic Survey Deal in Mediterranean Sea

Nov 06, 2023

Norwegian seismic services firm PGS said Monday it had secured a 3D exploration contract in the Mediterranean Sea.PGS' Ramform Titan vessel is scheduled to mobilize for the survey in December, and the contract has a total duration of approximately 160 days…

Cyprus Responds to Chevron Extension Sought over Aphrodite Gas

Nov 06, 2023

Cyprus has responded to a request from international energy companies led by Chevron for an extension in talks over a modified development plan for its Aphrodite offshore gas field, its energy minister said on Monday.Talks to bridge a rift over pared-back plans for the 3…

Israeli Gas Exports to Egypt Resume But in Small Quantities

Nov 03, 2023

Israeli natural gas exports to Egypt have resumed after a disruption last weekend but in small volumes, an official in Egypt's petroleum ministry said on Thursday, without specifying the current flow.Three people with knowledge of the matter also told Reuters on Tuesday the flow had resumed…

Israel Awards Gas Exploration Licenses to Eni, BP and Four Others

Oct 30, 2023

Israel's Energy Ministry said on Sunday it had awarded 12 licenses to six companies to explore for natural gas off the country's Mediterranean coast, aiming to create more competition and diversify suppliers.The license awards, which came as the Israel-Hamas conflict entered its fourth week…

Egypt's Gas Imports Drop to Zero from 800 mcfd - Cabinet

Oct 30, 2023

Egypt's natural gas imports fell to zero from 800 million cubic feet (mcf) per day, leading to more power cuts, the Egyptian cabinet said in a statement.The Egyptian government has increased the duration of electricity cuts as a result of a…

Saipem Taps Rosetti Marino for EPC Project Offshore Libya

Oct 25, 2023

Italian engineering and construction firm Rosetti Marino said Tuesday it had won a contract with the Italian energy industry services firm Saipem for offshore EPC activities in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya worth over 300 million euros.Saipem…

Lebanon Wants TotalEnergies' Consortium to Drill Second Well in Offshore Block 9

Oct 25, 2023

Lebanon wants a consortium led by TotalEnergies to drill another well at offshore Block 9 quickly, after a first well did not find enough natural gas to be commercialized, energy minister Walid Fayad told Reuters.The consortium drilling in Block…

Middle East Conflict Threatens Regional Gas Market, Could Affect Europe's LNG Supplies - Rystad

Oct 19, 2023

The ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, the Palestinian militant group, poses a serious threat to the regional natural gas market and could have knock-on effects on Europe’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply as winter approaches, Rystad Energy…

Israeli Energy Sites Impacted by the Gaza Conflict

Oct 16, 2023

Israel, which has become a major gas exporter in recent years, has shut down several major energy sites since Hamas militants attacked southern Israel on Oct. 7, sparking a wider conflict in the Gaza Strip.Following are the sites impacted by the conflict so far:THE TAMAR GAS FIELDIsrael on Oct…

Lebanon's Offshore Exploration Hits a Snag: No Hydrocarbon Discovery in Block 9 - Reuters

Oct 13, 2023

No hydrocarbon finds were made after exploratory drilling operations at Lebanon's offshore Block 9, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Friday.Lebanon's energy minister and officials from the Lebanese Petroleum Administration declined to comment…

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