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Israel Orders Chevron to Restart Output from Tamar Offshore Platform

May 21, 2021

Israel's energy ministry has instructed Chevron to restart operations at the offshore Tamar natural gas platform, nine days after it was shut due to unrest in the region, the company said.Production at the Tamar platform, located some 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) off the city of Ashdod along Israel's southern Mediterranean coast, was expected to reach full capacity within 36 hours of its restart, Chevron said in a statement on Friday…

Limited Window of Opportunity: Israel Thinking of Rolling Back Gas Export Limits

Jun 03, 2021

Israel is considering rolling back export limits on natural gas, allowing energy companies to sell more abroad before demand wanes in the global market, according to a draft government report.Fewer restrictions could attract more energy groups to explore Israeli waters…

PGS Kicks Off Work on Rejuvenation of Cyprus' Offshore Seismic Data

May 31, 2021

Norwegian seismic data firm PGS has begun the first phase of the Cyprus Vision data rejuvenation project in partnership with the Cypriot Ministry for Energy, Commerce, and Industry.'This 14 750 sq. km PSDM re-processing endeavor will deliver…

Turkey's Foreign Minister Set to Visit Greece

May 26, 2021

Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said he will visit Greece on May 31 as the NATO members seek to improve ties after a dispute last year that stoked regional tensions, Turkish media reported on Wednesday.Tensions flared last year over…

Chevron Closes Tamar Gas Field off Israeli Coast as Unrest Flares

May 13, 2021

Chevron has shut down the Tamar natural gas platform off the Israeli coast at the instruction of the country's energy ministry, the company said on Wednesday, following the wave of unrest in the region.The Israeli energy ministry said all of…

Lebanon Wants No Preconditions for Maritime Border Talks with Israel

May 05, 2021

Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Tuesday there should be no preconditions for talks with Israel over their Mediterranean border dispute, key to Lebanon's hopes to find gas reserves amid its worst economic crisis since its 1975-1990 civil war…

Lebanon, Israel Resume Talks on Maritime Border Dispute

May 04, 2021

Lebanon and Israel resumed U.S.-mediated talks on Tuesday over a dispute about their Mediterranean Sea border that has held up hydrocarbon exploration in the potentially gas-rich area, an official Lebanese source said.The longtime foes held…

U.S. Ready to Facilitate Maritime Border Dispute Talks Between Israel and Lebanon

Apr 15, 2021

The United States stands ready to facilitate maritime border talks between Lebanon and Israel that will have benefits for the crisis-hit Lebanese economy, a U.S. envoy said on Thursday.On a visit to Beirut, Under Secretary of State David Hale…

Lebanon Expands Claim in Maritime Area Dispute with Israel

Apr 12, 2021

A senior cabinet minister said on Monday he had signed a document expanding Lebanon's claims in a row with Israel over their maritime border that has held up hydrocarbon exploration in the potentially gas-rich area.The amendment would add around 1…

LOC to Provide Marine Warranty Services for Petrobel's Offshore Activities

Apr 08, 2021

Egyptian oil and gas company Petrobel, a joint venture between EGPC and Eni, has awarded a two-year contract to marine engineering consultancy LOC for the provision of marine warranty services to support Petrobel’s offshore assets.LOC, part of AqualisBraemar LOC Group…

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…

Report: Delek in Talks to Sell Stake in Tamar Offshore Gas Field for $1.1B

Apr 06, 2021

Israel’s Delek Drilling is in talks to sell its stake in the offshore natural gas field for up to $1.1 billion, financial news website Calcalist reported on Monday.Delek owns a 22% stake in Tamar, one of Israel’s main energy sources, which it…

Flare Structure Installed on Energean Power FPSO

Apr 06, 2021

Construction of the Energean Power FPSO, destined for Energean's Karish field off Israel, has recently reached what has been described as a 'major milestone' with the installation of the flare on the FPSO in a Singapore shipyard.Technip Energies…

Report: EU Stops Sanctions on Turkey Oil Execs

Mar 19, 2021

The European Union has frozen plans to blacklist more senior executives at Turkey’s state-owned Turkish Petroleum Corporation (TPAO), four diplomats said, in the clearest sign that a diplomatic offensive by Ankara this year is bearing fruit…

Israel, Cyprus Working to Settle Offshore Gas Field Dispute

Mar 10, 2021

Israel and Cyprus have reached an understanding over gas reserves straddling their maritime border, the Cypriot energy minister said on Tuesday, in a key step towards resolving a nine-year impasse over offshore spoils.Development of the Aphrodite…

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