Mediterranean Sea News


Stena Drilling Wins Drillship Work Offshore Israel

Oct 12, 2020

Offshore drilling company Stena Drilling has won a contract for its Stena Forth drillship in the Mediterranean Sea, offshore Israel.Stena Drilling said the contract was with Noble Energy Mediterranean Ltd, which is now a subsidiary of Chevron, following last week's completion of the acquisition of Noble Energy.According to Stena Drilling, the contract is for a decommissioning campaign offshore Israel…

Greece's Offshore Gas Storage Facility Attracts Three Bids

8 hours ago

Greece has received three initial bids for a contract to develop and run an underground gas storage facility in the northern Aegean Sea, the country's privatization agency said on Monday.The agency (HRADF), which manages the concession, said…

Seismic Surveys in East Med: 'Ankara Toying with Brussels'

Oct 15, 2020

The European Union's latest strategy to defuse tensions with Turkey is unraveling, two weeks after it was sealed, raising the risk of conflict in the Eastern Mediterranean, diplomats, officials and experts said.Despite an EU summit deal in the early hours of Oct…

U.S. Urges Turkey to Halt Controversial Seismic Activities in Mediterranean

Oct 14, 2020

The United States on Tuesday slammed Turkey's renewed push to send a vessel to carry out seismic surveys in the eastern Mediterranean, accusing Ankara of unilaterally stoking tensions and 'deliberately' complicating the resumption of talks with Greece…

Turkey Says Greece Has No Right to Oppose Its Seismic Work in the Mediterranean

Oct 13, 2020

Turkey said on Monday Greece had no right to oppose Turkish seismic exploration work 15 kilometers (9.3 miles) from its mainland in the Eastern Mediterranean and on its continental shelf, as tensions between the NATO members spiked again.Greece…

Tensions Spike as Turkey Redeploys 'Oruc Reis' in Mediterranean Sea

Oct 12, 2020

Tensions spiked between Greece and Turkey on Monday over offshore rights in the eastern Mediterranean, with Athens vowing to push its EU peers to activate sanctions against Ankara.The deterioration in relations followed the departure earlier on Monday of a Turkish ship…

Turkey to Carry Out Seismic Survey in Eastern Mediterranean

Oct 12, 2020

Turkey's navy has issued an advisory late Sunday saying that the Turkish ship Oruc Reis will carry out a seismic survey in the eastern Mediterranean over the next ten days, a step likely to revive tensions with NATO ally Greece.Two other vessels…

LQ, Pipe Rack Modules Installed on Energean Power FPSO

Oct 07, 2020

Living quarters and eigh pipe rack modules have been lifted aboard the Energean Power FPSO hull as the construction of Energean's FPSO destined for the Mediterranean Sea progresses in Singapore.The FPSO hull, built in China is being outfitted with topside modules at Sembcorp’s Admiralty Yard…

EU Welcomes Turkish Drillship Departure From Waters Off Cyprus

Oct 06, 2020

A Turkish drillship has left the area where it was operating southwest of Cyprus and reached Turkey's coast for maintenance in a move the European Union said would help ease tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean.Refinitiv tracking data showed…

Turkish Drillship Returns to Turkey After Operating Off Cyprus

Oct 05, 2020

The Turkish drillship Yavuz has left the area where it was operating southwest of Cyprus and reached the Turkish coast, Refinitiv Eikon shipping data showed on Monday, in a move that may help ease tensions in the eastern Mediterranean.Cyprus'…

MHI Vestas Wind Turbines for Floating Wind Farm in Mediterranean Sea

Oct 05, 2020

Offshore wind turbine maker MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has been selected by Qair as the preferred wind turbine supplier for the EolMed floating project in the Mediterranean Sea, to be located about 18 km off the coast of Gruissan in the Aude region…

Noble Energy Shareholders OK $4.1B Sale to Chevron

Oct 05, 2020

Noble Energy shareholders on Friday approved a deal to sell the oil and gas producer to Chevron Corp, making Chevron the No. 2 U.S. shale oil producer and giving it international natural gas reserves close to growing markets.The all-stock deal values Noble Energy at around $4…

Noble Shareholders Set to Approve $4.2B Chevron Deal

Oct 01, 2020

Noble Energy Inc shareholders on Friday are expected to approve its sale to Chevron for about $4.2 billion in stock, cementing the first big energy deal since the coronavirus crushed global fuel demand.The purchase would boost Chevron's U.S…

U.S., Greece Call for Peaceful Resolution of East-Med Maritime Disputes

Sep 28, 2020

The United States and Greece called on Monday for a peaceful resolution of maritime disputes in the east Mediterranean as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo began a two-day trip to Greece amid increased regional tension over energy resources…

Greece Extends Deadline for Offshore Gas Storage Bids

Sep 25, 2020

Greece has pushed back a deadline for the submission of non-binding bids for a contract to run an underground gas storage facility in the northern Aegean Sea.Privatization agency HRADF, which manages the concession, said on Friday it had extended the deadline for initial bids to Oct…

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