Karish News

Mediterranean gridlock

Nov 01, 2015

The Mediterranean and North African region is largely considered to be a promising frontier oil and gas area, and yet, border tensions, and internal disputes have seriously held back exploration efforts. Audrey Leon surveys the prospects…

Noble: Israeli framework agreement imperative

Sep 03, 2015

US-based Noble Energy says it is imperative that the Israeli government follows through with and approves a framework agreement to develop Leviathan and Tamar, which was presented to the Knesset yesterday (2 September). Map of Israel…

Israeli government approves Leviathan

Aug 13, 2015

The Israeli government entered into an agreement with the consortia of Noble Energy and the Delek Group to move forward with development plans for the Leviathan field in addition to Karish, Tanin and the further development of Tamar. Prime…

Israel's antitrust commissioner to resign

May 26, 2015

In a potential stroke of good news for Noble Energy, the Director General of the Israeli Antitrust Authority, David Glio, announced his resignation on 25 May. However, Glio will remain in his role until August. Glio’s resignation is notable…

PPGC cancels Leviathan deal

Mar 11, 2015

The Leviathan project takes another hit after the Palestine Power Generation Co. (PPGC) gave its notice to cancel its 20-year agreement to supply natural gas for Leviathan, offshore Israel. Map of Israel…

Noble suspends Israel investments, expansion

Feb 20, 2015

Noble Energy is suspending any further investments in the expansion of Tamar, and initial development of Leviathan until regulatory issues are resolved with Israel. Image of the Tamar field. From Delek…

Israel debating on Leviathan

Dec 23, 2014

The Israel Anti-trust Authority advised Noble Energy and its Leviathan field partners of its decision to not submit the Consent Decree to the Anti-trust Tribunal for final approval.  Maps from Noble.   Noble…

Israel attempts to balance regulations, infrastructure with LNG growth

Oct 22, 2013

Israel first hit the international stage as an oil and gas country in 2003, when Houston-based Noble Energy discovered the Mari-B field. The Tamar and Leviathan fields were discovered 2009-2011. All are located in the Levant basin, which encompasses about 83…

Noble discovers gas

Jun 17, 2013

Noble Energy found “significant signs of gas” in the Karish 1 well 75km northwest of Haifi in Israeli waters, according to partners. Delek Group said that 60ft of natural gas bearing sands were found after drilling reached 4790m below sea level in license area Alon C/366.

Noble confirms Karish find

May 22, 2013

Noble Energy confirmed that it has made a natural gas discovery at the Karish prospect off Israel. The Karish discovery well, located in the Alon C license 20 miles northeast of Tamar field, encountered 184ft of net natural gas pay in high-quality lower Miocene sands…

Gas find for Noble at Karish 1

May 17, 2013

Noble Energy has found 'significant signs of gas' on the Karish 1 well 75km north west of Haifi in Israeli waters, according to partners on the project. Delek Group said, according to information from Noble, 60ft of natural gas bearing…

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