Zohr News

Deepwater Drilling: Venus Puts Southern Africa in the Spotlight

Jun 17, 2022

Shell's and TotalEnergies' Graff and Venus deepwater discoveries off Namibia have put southern Africa under the exploration spotlight. With deepwater offering high productivity reserves, it's a spotlight that's likely to linger for a few years yet…

Havfram Wins SURF Deal at Zohr Field Offshore Egypt

Feb 21, 2022

Offshore installation firm Havfram has won a contract for subsea umbilicals, risers, and flowlines support work in Egypt for Saipem. The contract will see Havfram deploy a laying and construction vessel offshore Egypt to the Zohr field, the largest gas field in the Mediterranean Sea…

Eni Wins Five Oil and Gas Exploration Blocks in Egpyt

Jan 10, 2022

Italian oil and gas firm Eni said Monday it had won five new exploration licenses in Egypt, granted by the Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum. The licenses, four of which as Operator, are in the Egyptian offshore and onshore, and follow the participation…

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…

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…

Egypt Launches Oil and Gas Bid Round for 24 blocks

Feb 18, 2021

Egypt announced on Thursday the start of a bid round for exploration and exploitation of oil and natural gas in 24 blocks.The round, which concludes on Aug. 1, includes nine blocks in the Mediterranean Sea, 12 in the Western Desert and three in the Gulf of Suez…

Mubadala Takes Stake in Egyptian Offshore Block

Jan 21, 2021

Abu Dhabi-based oil and gas company Mubadala Petroleum has acquired a stake in an offshore block in Egypt. Mubadala said Thursday that Tariq Al-Mulla, Egyptian Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, had signed the concession agreement…

Rystad: Demand for Offshore Trunklines to Drop 26%. Middle East to Drive Recovery

Sep 29, 2020

Norwegian energy intelligence company Rystad expects that the market demand for large-diameter offshore pipelines, known as trunklines, will see an annual drop of 26% this year.According to Rystad, the length of total installations this year is forecasted to reach 2…

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…

Eni Finds More Gas Offshore Egypt

Sep 16, 2020

Italian oil and gas company Eni, together with partner BP, has made a gas discovery in the Great Nooros Area offshore Egypt.Eni, a company which a few years back struck Egypt's largest gas find at the Zohr well in the Mediterranean Sea, on Wednesday…

With U.S. LNG and Black Sea Find as Bargaining Chips, Turkey Seeks Better Gas Terms from Current Suppliers

Sep 10, 2020

Turkey expects gas suppliers to offer more competitive pricing and flexibility if they want to renew long-term contracts totaling 16 billion cubic meters a year, a senior energy ministry official said.More than a quarter of Turkey's long-term gas contracts expire next year…

Eni Makes Gas Discovery Offshore Egypt

Jul 28, 2020

Italian oil and gas giant Eni, along with partners Total and BP, has made a gas discovery in the Mediterranean Sea, offshore Egypt.The discovery was made at the Bashrush well on the Eni-operated North El Hammad license, located eleven kilometers off the Egyptian coast…

Five Oil Majors Sign Offshore Exploration Deals in Egypt

Feb 17, 2020

Egypt has reached initial agreements with five major energy firms to explore for oil and gas in deep waters off its western coast on the Mediterranean, the petroleum minister said, the first such deals in that offshore region. The five companies are Royal Dutch Shell…

Egypt: BP to Bring Raven Project Online by 2020 End

Feb 05, 2020

BP's phase three of the $12 billion West Nile Delta project offshore Egypt will come online by the end of this year, nearly 12 months behind the earlier scheduled deadline, the company said in a conference call this week.The third phase includes the development of the Raven field…

Egypt Inks Exploration Deals with Exxon

Jan 28, 2020

Egypt has signed two deals with Exxon Mobil Corp for oil and gas exploration in the Mediterranean, the petroleum ministry said on Tuesday. The deals involve a minimum investment of $332 million, the ministry said in a statement. Exxon Mobil announced the acquisition of more than 1…

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