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Israel: Leviathan Field Consortium Plans $568 Million Pipeline to Expand Gas Production

Jul 04, 2023

Partners in the Israeli offshore gas project Leviathan said on Sunday they would invest $568 million to build a third pipeline that will allow increased natural gas production and exports.Leviathan, a deep-sea field with huge deposits, came online at the end of 2019 and produces 12 billion cubic meters (bcm) of gas per year for sale to Israel, Egypt, and Jordan. The idea is to boost capacity to include sizeable volumes for Europe as it seeks to reduce dependence on Russian energy…

TotalEnergies Launches Offshore Rig Tender for 2023 Drilling at Lebanon's Offshore Block 9

Dec 12, 2022

French oil major TotalEnergies has launched a tender for an offshore drilling rig to be used next year to drill in Lebanon's Block 9 in the Mediterranean Sea.Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and CEO of TotalEnergies, received Lebanon's, Minister of…

Lebanon's Hezbollah Says Could Disrupt Start-up of Energean's Karish Gas Field Over Maritime Dispute with Israel

Jun 10, 2022

The head of Lebanon's Hezbollah said on Thursday that his group could stop Israel from extracting gas from a maritime field that Beirut says lies in disputed waters, adding Hezbollah is 'not afraid of war.'Lebanon warned Israel on Sunday against…

Israel-Lebanon Sea Boundary Row Obstructs Energy Development

Jun 07, 2022

A dispute between Israel and Lebanon over their maritime boundary has obstructed energy exploration in the eastern Mediterranean and risks exacerbating tensions between two foes.After months of deadlock in U.S.-mediated talks, Beirut on Sunday warned against any activity in the disputed area…

Energean Makes Commercial Gas Discovery Offshore Israel

May 09, 2022

Oil and gas company Energean has made a commercial gas discovery offshore Israel using Stena Drilling's Stena IceMAX drillship.The company said Monday that the discovery was made at the Athena exploration well, Block 12, in the A, B and C sands…

Green Light for 30MW Floating Wind Farm Pilot in French Mediterranean

May 05, 2022

The EolMed consortium comprising Qair, TotalEnergies, and BW Ideol, has reached a final investment decision for its 30MW offshore floating wind development in France, BW Ideol said in a brief statement on Thursday.BW Ideol, a company making foundations for floating wind turbines…

Nexans Wins $738M Italian Subsea Power Cable Contract

Nov 30, 2021

French offshore cable construction and installation firm Nexans has been awarded a frame contract for more than €650 million (around $738,16 million) with Terna, supplying an interconnector cabling solution for its Tyrrhenian Link in Italy. Tyrrhenian…

Energean Hires Halliburton for Offshore Drilling Services in Israel

Sep 15, 2021

Oilfield services firm Halliburton has secured an integrated services contract to execute a three to five well drilling and completions campaign for the Mediterannean Sea-focused oil and gas firm Energean.The U.S.-based oilfield services giant…

EU Official Urges Turkey to Resolve issues with Greece, Cyprus over Offshore Gas Rights

Apr 07, 2021

European Council President Charles Michel called on Turkey to keep working to resolve disputes with Greece and Cyprus over gas rights in the Mediterranean as he visited Ankara on Tuesday to discuss trade and refugees with President Tayyip Erdogan…

First Gas from Energean's Karish Field Could Be Delayed for 2022

Jan 21, 2021

Energean said on Thursday the first gas from its flagship Israeli fields, due to start flowing at the end of this year, could slip by two to three months.The company said this was due to delays to increasing the workforce that is building its floating production…

Energean Sells More Gas from Karish Field

Dec 17, 2020

Energean, an oil and gas company focused on developing its Karish gas field offshore Israel, has signed agreements to sell more gas from the project.The company said Thursday its 70 percent-owned subsidiary Energean Israel had entered into a…

East Mediterranean: Six Countries Form Gas Forum in Egypt

Sep 22, 2020

Six states signed a charter for an Egypt-based energy forum on Tuesday, giving formal status to a group that seeks to promote natural gas exports from the eastern Mediterranean and that Israel hopes will strengthen ties with Arab neighbors.Egypt…

EU Calls for End to Tensions in East Mediterranean

Aug 31, 2020

The European Union's executive called on Monday for dialogue with Turkey and demanded that Ankara refrains from unilateral steps that stoke tensions in eastern Mediterranean.Should dialogue not bear fruit, a spokesman for the European Commission told a briefing on Monday…

ACE Winches Wraps Karish Gas Pipeline Shore-Pull Work

Aug 27, 2020

UK-based company ACE Winches has this week completed a shore-pull project in Israel for a 2.7km 30” gas sales export pipeline for the Energean's Karish gas development in the south-east Mediterranean Sea.Working with TechnipFMC, the main EPC contractor for the offshore gas field development…

VIDEO: Suction Anchors Installed Off Israel for Energean Power FPSO

Aug 24, 2020

London-listed oil and gas company Energean has informed that suction anchors, designed to keep the Energean Power FPSO in place at the Karish field off Israel, have been installed.Energean said Monday that the installation of the suction anchor took less than three weeks to complete…

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