Lebanese Official Says Qatar Wants to Join Oil & Gas Consortium in Eastern Med

Friday, October 14, 2022

Lebanon's caretaker energy minister said on Friday that Qatar has expressed an interest in joining a consortium involving Eni and TotalEnergies that is exploring for oil in the eastern Mediterranean sea.

A post on the official cabinet Twitter account, citing Walid Fayyad, said the consortium was exploring for oil in blocks 4 and 9 in the region.

Earlier this week, Lebanon and Israel reached a historic agreement demarcating a disputed maritime border between them after years of U.S.-mediated negotiations, which opens the way for offshore energy exploration.

(Reuters - Reporting by Lina Najem; Editing by Nadine Awadalla and Jan Harvey)

Categories: Energy Middle East Industry News Activity Mediterranean Sea

Related Stories

Saipem Secures $850M Contract from Eni-BP Joint Venture Offshore Angola

Kent Gets FEED Contract for Hejre Project in the North Sea

Equinor and Petoro Make Asset Swap Deal for Several Fields Offshore Norway

Current News

First Foundation Installed for Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind

At Least Two Companies Seek Norway Seabed Mining Permits

Cadeler Orders Third A-Class Offshore Wind Jack-Up Vessel

RWE Deploys Artificial Reefs at Offshore Wind Farm in the Baltic Sea

Subscribe for OE Digital E‑News