"Zohr" News

Ready for prime time

Jun 01, 2017

With some of the biggest recent gas discoveries on its doorstep, the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean could be prime to grow into a gas export hub – if the countries in the region can cooperate. EIC’s Andrew Scutter sets the scene. Installation…

BP online at West Nile Delta

May 10, 2017

BP has achieved first gas from two fields - Taurus and Libra - in the West Nile Delta (WND), offshore Egypt, eight months ahead of schedule. Image of West Nile Delta, from BP. “The…

Tiebacks by the numbers

Apr 01, 2017

With large-scale projects on hold, subsea tiebacks are accounting for 75-80% of sanctioned projects. Will it last? Elaine Maslin shares Wood Mackenzie’s view. Statoil’s Bryding tieback layout…

BP in third Egyptian gas find

Mar 27, 2017

BP has scored again with a third gas find at the North Damietta Offshore Concession in the East Nile Delta, Egypt, the supermajor said today (27 March). According to BP, 37m of net gas pay was found at the Qattameya Shallow-1 exploration well in high quality Pliocene sandstones…

Eni takes 50% in Block 11 off Cyprus

Mar 07, 2017

Eni has finalized a farm-in agreement with Total to acquire 50% stake in the French company’s Block 11, offshore Cyprus. Map of Block 11, from Total. “With this transaction Eni further reinforces its own position in the country…

BP production on the rise

Feb 28, 2017

BP’s five-year plan has revealed the next wave of its competitive projects with potential new final investment decisions (FID), a list of several offshore projects set to come online this year, and eight projects that are currently under construction set for start-up in 2018-2021…

BP completes Zohr stake acquisition

Feb 14, 2017

BP has completed the US$375 million deal to buy a 10% interest in the Shorouk concession offshore Egypt, containing the super-giant Zohr gas field. Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi, Bob Dudley, CEO of BP, and the Egyptian Minister of Petroleum…

Lebanon launches first offshore round, finally

Jan 27, 2017

Offshore exploration could, finally, soon be on the agenda in Lebanon after the country's first offshore licensing round was opened.  Lebanon’s Energy Minister Cesar Abi Khalil announced on 26 January the opening and timetable for the round…

Total's Cyprus well most critical for 2017

Jan 12, 2017

Driven by the success of Eni’s major Zohr field gas discovery offshore Egypt in 2015, companies are rethinking the Eastern Mediterranean region’s gas potential, according to new analysis from IHS Markit. Total’s announcement that it will…

Israel’s gas revolution

Jan 01, 2017

Israel is eyeing both future energy independence and potential export markets with the launch of its first-ever offshore licensing round. Audrey Leon reports. Image from iStock. Tiny Israel has big dreams of a gas-based economy…

Eni inks Egypt concession duo

Dec 27, 2016

Eni signed two new concession agreements for the North El Hammad and North Ras El Esh, in the shallow waters in Egyptian Mediterranean Sea, as a result of the EGAS 2015 international bid round. Eni is the operator of the North El Hammad block with 37…

Updated: Exxon, Eni, Total win Cyprus blocks

Dec 21, 2016

The government of Cyprus has selected companies, which include ExxonMobil, Eni, and Total, to negotiate exploration drilling terms for three blocks in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of Cyprus. Image of the 3rd licensing round map…

BP plans LNG hub off Senegal, Mauritania

Dec 19, 2016

Oil major BP is to enter the 'emerging world-class hydrocarbon basin' offshore Senegal and Mauritania, with three exploration wells planned starting in 2017, leading to a new LNG hub, after agreeing a deal with independent Kosmos Energy.  BP…

Rosneft acquires Zohr stake

Dec 12, 2016

Russia's Rosneft is to take a 30% stake in the Shourouk Concession, offshore Egypt, containing the supergiant Zohr gas field. Rosneft will pay operator Eni US$1.125 million and a share of past expenditures, which amount so far at about $450 million…

2016’s Top Finds

Dec 01, 2016

Elaine Maslin reports on the year’s top discoveries to date. The largest discoveries were smaller in 2016, but the average ranged between 396-524 MMboe. Atwood Oceanic’s Atwood Achiever drillship…

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