"Zohr" News

Hoegh LNG Vessel to Leave Egypt Before Weekend

Oct 16, 2018

Egypt's petroleum minister said on Tuesday that a regasification vessel would leave Egypt by the end of the week, a day after Norway's Hoegh LNG said Egypt was to give up one of its two floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals.The minister…

Clash of the Russian Energy Titans

Jun 01, 2018

Russian energy major Rosneft is increasingly challenging domestic rival Gazprom in international gas markets, from West Africa to Turkey and even Europe, according to five industry sources with knowledge of the matter.Last week, Rosneft won…

Collaborative contracting

Jan 10, 2018

Audrey Leon looks at how BP’s new approach to working with its suppliers have led to quicker project start-up (First published in OE January 2018, view the full issue here). The Juniper platform offshore Trinidad and Tobago…

2017: Exploration hot spots

Dec 21, 2017

Senegal and Mauritania are set for a raft of activity as two major projects move towards putting both countries on the deepwater map, while Cyprus waits in the wings. Elaine Maslin reports. (First published in the December 2017 OE.) Rokhaya Diallo Gunning…

Eni, BP confirm Zohr first production

Dec 20, 2017

Eni and partner BP have confirmed that production has started from the giant Zohr gas field offshore Egypt in the Mediterranean Sea. The deepwater field, with potential resources in excess of 30 Tcf of gas in place, started-up in less than two and a half years from the discovery…

Year in review: Top 10 2017 capex projects

Dec 19, 2017

Audrey Leon takes a look through some of the industry’s biggest ongoing projects by capex in 2017. Five of the 10 biggest projects by capex were offshore projects in 2017, led by Inpex’s Ichthys LNG project offshore Australia.  Ichthys…

Eni targets Cyprus drilling by year end

Nov 27, 2017

Eni and partner Total are targeting drilling on Block 6 offshore Cyprus by the end of this year, the Italian major has said. It will be just nine months after the signature of the Block 6 exploration and production sharing contract (EPSC)…

TechnipFMC: Major projects on the horizon, deepwater looms large

Oct 26, 2017

A steady recovery is in motion in the subsea business with the potential for major subsea awards in the remaining months of this year and throughout 2018, according to TechnipFMC's boss Doug Pferdehirt.  The firm won US$2.5 billion in…

Rosneft closes Shorouk stake deal

Oct 10, 2017

Russia’s Rosneft has closed the US$1.13 billion deal to acquire stake in the Shorouk concession, containing the giant Zohr field offshore Egypt from Italy’s Eni. Map of Zohr, from Eni. Rosneft…

Cyprus gas probe positive news, despite being non commercial

Sep 14, 2017

Cyprus' Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism has said Total's Onesiphoros West 1 exploration well offshore Cyprus had gas shows in a carbonate reservoir but not in commercial quantities. Despite being non-commercial, the government said the discovery was 'highly positive…

BHGE nets major Zohr contract

Sep 11, 2017

Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE) has won a major subsea contract from Petrobel for phase two of the supergiant Zohr gas field in the Mediterranean Sea, offshore Egypt. BHGE will provide project management, engineering procurement, fabrication…

BP starts at Juniper, Persephone

Aug 14, 2017

BP has started production from five of its seven major projects for the year, as the supermajor confirmed that the Juniper project offshore Trinidad, and Woodside Energy’s Persephone offshore Australia are both online. Juniper…

BP closing in on Juniper, Zohr

Aug 01, 2017

BP is on track to start up its Juniper project off Trinidad in the coming weeks, and bring Eni’s Zohr online offshore Egypt by the end of 2017. The supermajor was hopeful in its Q2 2017 earnings call, announcing the possibly of having final…

Saipem nets Zohr order

Jul 27, 2017

Saipem and Petrobel have finalized offshore contract variations worth US$900 million for engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) activities in relation to the “Optimised Ramp Up” phase of the “supergiant” Zohr field development project offshore Egypt…

Hot air - MENA in the spotlight

Jun 27, 2017

High hopes are pinned on gas as a transition fuel and there being markets to sell it to in the gas-rich Mediterranean. Elaine Maslin reports. Maersk Discoverer drilling in Egypt's Eastern Med Sea for BP…

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