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Kurds Block Iraqi Forces' access to Kirkuk Oil Fields
Iraq >> 10/15/2017 - Kurdish Peshmerga fighters rejected a warning from an Iraqi paramilitary force to withdraw from a strategic junction south of Kirkuk, which controls access to some of the region’s main oilfields, a Ku...
Orpic’s Mina Al Fahal Refinery Continues Major Turn Around
Oman >> 10/15/2017 - Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company - Orpic’s Mina Al Fahal Refinery continues its major planned turnaround and maintenance activity according to the plan which commenced on 3rd Octob...
Fire at Kuwait's Burgan Oilfield under Control, Four Wounded
Kuwait >> 10/12/2017 - A fire that broke out at a work site at Kuwait’s Burgan oilfield has injured four people, Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) said. The fire, which occurred, was brought under control, according to a KOC stateme...
Bids on Lebanon Offshore Energy Blocks Close
Lebanon >> 10/12/2017 - Lebanon’s Energy Minister Cesar Abi Khalil said a tender had closed on a first round of offshore energy blocks, and told local media that two consortiums had submitted bids. It will take years for rev...
DNO Reports Payment for Tawke Deliveries
Iraq >> 10/11/2017 - DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, reported receipt of USD 39.50 million from the Kurdistan Regional Government as payment towards July 2017 crude oil deliveries to the export market from th...
Agility Opens Oil and Gas Training Centre in Southern Iraq
Iraq >> 10/11/2017 - Agility, a leading global logistics provider, has opened a state-of the-art training facility, known as the Center of Excellence, at the Rumaila Energy Park in southern Iraq. ...
FieldPoint Petroleum Announces Sale of Assets in Oklahoma
United Arab Emirates >> 10/11/2017 - FieldPoint Petroleum Corporation (FPP) announced that it has completed the sale it's 25.23% working interest in a waterflood project consisting of 23 producing and 9 injection wells in the Apache fiel...
Iraq's Luaibi Orders Work to Reopen Oil Pipeline to Turkey
Iraq >> 10/10/2017 - Iraq plans to reopen a crude oil pipeline from the Kirkuk oilfields to Ceyhan in Turkey, the oil ministry said in a statement, a route partly still in use by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). ...
Tendeka Wins Multi-million-pound Lower Completion Contract in ME
Kuwait >> 10/10/2017 - Tendeka has been awarded a project to supply the Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) with its Inflow Control Device (ICD) technology which will enhance production through more effective reservoir management.
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Chevron, Total Interested in Majnoon Oilfield
Iraq >> 10/9/2017 - Iraqi oil minister Jabar al-Luaibi said that Chevron and Total are among the companies that have expressed interest in developing the Majnoon oilfield that Shell has said it wants to leave. ...
Iraq's Talks with Exxon on Southern Oilfields in Final Stages
Iraq >> 10/9/2017 - Iraq’s talks with Exxon Mobil to develop a multi-billion-dollar project to boost output from several southern oilfields are nearing completion, oil minister Jabar al-Luaibi said. Talks are in advanced...
Petrofac Signs Master Services Agreement with Gazprom Neft
Iraq >> 10/9/2017 - Petrofac has secured a three-year master services agreement (MSA) to support Gazprom Neft Middle East B.V. (Gazprom Neft) with the provision of engineering services on a call-off basis for the Garmian...
Sadara Appoints Dr Faisal Al-Faqeer as New CEO
Saudi Arabia >> 10/9/2017 - Sadara Chemical Company (Sadara), which recently announced commercial operations of the full chemical complex in Jubail Industrial City II, has appointed Dr. Faisal Al-Faqeer of Saudi Aramco as the ne...
Orpic Announces New Board of Directors
Oman >> 10/8/2017 - Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (Orpic) has announced a new reconstitution of its Board of Directors to be chaired by H. E. Dr. Mohammed bin Hamed Al Rumhi, Minister of Oil & Gas ...
Sezad Signs Usufruct Agreement with Al Wusta Cement
Oman >> 10/8/2017 - Al Wusta Cement company LLC which is a joint venture of Oman Cement Company (SAOG) with Raysut Cement Company (SAOG) has been allotted 500000 Sq. Mtr of land for setting-up of a new cement plant in Du...
ADNOC Strengthens Energy Partnership with Japan
United Arab Emirates >> 10/8/2017 - The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has strengthened its long-standing energy partnership with Japan, through the signing of a tri-partite Memorandum of Cooperation with Japan’s Ministry of Eco...
Saudi & Russian Companies to Create Synergy for Sustainable Energy Future
Saudi & Russian Companies to Create Synergy for Sustainable Energy Future Saudi Arabia >> 10/5/2017 - The rich endowment of resources of both the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Russian Federation can enable companies from both countries to collaborate in creating synergies for a sustainable energy fu...
Gazprom Neft Signs Memorandum of Cooperation with Saudi Aramco
Saudi Arabia >> 10/5/2017 - Gazprom Neft has signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with Saudi Aramco, the national oil company of Saudi Arabia, to extend their partnership in oil and gas industry. Signatories to the document were A...
Saudi Aramco IPO On Track for 2018
Saudi Arabia >> 10/5/2017 - A plan to list Saudi Aramco in 2018 is on track, senior Saudi officials said in Moscow, as Saudi Arabia gears up to sign a string of investment agreements with Russia. ...
OPEC Member Countries Economy - September 2017
OPEC Member Countries Economy - September 2017 Saudi Arabia >> 10/4/2017 - Inflation in Saudi Arabia posted -0.3% y-o-y in July, maintaining its notable easing since the beginning of the year due to the baseline effect, which could be a supporting factor for private consumpt...
Russia to Sign Deals with Saudi worth over $3 bln
Saudi Arabia >> 10/4/2017 - Russia and Saudi Arabia will sign joint investment agreements worth more than $3 billion during a visit to Moscow by Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak was quoted as s...
Iraq to Resume Production from Nineveh Oil Fields in Coming Months
Iraq >> 10/3/2017 - Iraq hopes to resume production from the Nineveh oil fields in the “next few months” after they were torched by Islamic State during a U.S.-backed offensive on their stronghold Mosul, the oil ministry...
Iraqi PM Presses Case for Baghdad to Receive Kurdistan Oil Revenue
Iraq >> 9/30/2017 - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi pressed the case for the central government in Baghdad to receive the income from Kurdistan’s oilfields, saying the money would be used to pay Kurdish civil servan...
ShaMaran Announces Atrush Oil Sales Agreement Signed
Iraq >> 9/29/2017 - ShaMaran Petroleum Corp. announces that an agreement for the sale of Atrush oil has been signed between Taqa Atrush BV. (on behalf of the Atrush co-venturers) and the Kurdistan Regional Government ("K...
Saudi Aramco to Finish First Shale Gas Project Soon
Saudi Arabia >> 9/27/2017 - State oil giant Saudi Aramco is expected to finish building facilities soon in the north of the kingdom that will allow it to produce shale gas for the first time, industry sources said. ...
Iraq Minister of Oil Meets with the Consortium of CPEEC & EPG
Iraq Minister of Oil Meets with the Consortium of CPEEC & EPG Iraq >> 9/26/2017 - Mr. Jabbar Ali Hussein Al-Luiebi the minister of oil met with the delegation of the consortium of CPEEC & EPG companies headed by Mr. Lu Hogin. ...
Iraq Oil Demand - September 2017
Iraq Oil Demand - September 2017 Iraq >> 9/26/2017 - July oil demand growth in Iraq was broadly flat, with total product consumption back below the 0.7 mb/d mark at 0.67 mb/d. This data represents the slowest pace of growth so far in 2017. Product categ...
Petrofac Secures Iraq FEED Contract with KOGAS
Petrofac Secures Iraq FEED Contract with KOGAS Iraq >> 9/26/2017 - Petrofac has been awarded a Front End Engineering Design (FEED) modification contract for KOGAS AKKAS B.V. (KOGAS’) Nasiriya Gas Treatment Plant (GTP) in southern Iraq. ...
EQUATE Announces New Leadership Appointments
Kuwait >> 9/26/2017 - The Board of Directors of EQUATE announced new appointments to the senior leadership. The Board has appointed Dr. Ramesh Ramachandran as the new CEO of EQUATE, and Mr. Naser Al-Dousari as the new Seni...
Saudi Aramco Plans to Spend $334 billion by 2025
Saudi Arabia >> 9/26/2017 - Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil giant Aramco plans to invest a total of about $334 billion by 2025, including spending on infrastructure and projects to maintain oil capacity, a senior Aramco official ...
Iran to Launch $1b Refinery in Syria
Syria >> 9/26/2017 - Iran's Research Center of Petroleum Industry (RIPI) is to launch a refinery in Syria, a RIPI official said. Addressing a press conference on the center's latest activities and achievements, Deputy RIP...
Iraq Ministry of Oil Declares the Restart of Hadeetha Refinery
Iraq Ministry of Oil Declares the Restart of Hadeetha Refinery Iraq >> 9/25/2017 - Mr. Jabbar Ali Hussein Al-Luiebi the minister of oil declared the restart of Hadeetha Refinery with a production capacity of (10) thousand barrels/ day by depending on the national efforts. ...
BP Starts Production from Khazzan Field Ahead of Schedule and Under Budget
Oman >> 9/25/2017 - BP, together with the Ministry of Oil & Gas of the Sultanate of Oman, announced that production has begun from the giant Khazzan gas field, which is operated by BP in partnership with Oman Oil Company...
Mermaid Secures Key Contract Extension for Subsea Services in Middle East
Saudi Arabia >> 9/25/2017 - Mermaid Maritime Public Company Limited (“Mermaid”) announces that its jointventure company formed between Mermaid and a local offshore services operator has secured a contract extension for offshore ...
Iraq Crude Gas will be Exported to the Brother Kuwait Soon
Iraq Crude Gas will be Exported to the Brother Kuwait Soon Iraq >> 9/24/2017 - Mr. Jabbar Ali Hussein Al-Luiebi the minister of oil confirmed that the associated technical committee between Iraq & “the brother” Kuwait achieved significant advanced steps… To speed-up the executi...
Iraq Became the Main Fuel Supplier to the Oil Tankers in the Territorial Waters
Iraq >> 9/24/2017 - Mr. Jabbar Ali Hussein Al-Luiebi the minister of oil announced for the initiation of the Iraqi company for the transportation services & oil trading… ...
Polarcus Awarded Broadband 3D Project in Asia Pacific
United Arab Emirates >> 9/22/2017 - Polarcus Limited has received a Letter of Award for a broadband 3D marine seismic project in Asia Pacific. The project is due to commence in Q4 2017 and will run for approximately one month.
Range Energy Gives Shewashan Operations Update
Iraq >> 9/20/2017 - Range Energy Resources Inc. announced that, Gas Plus Khalakan (“GPK”), the sole contractor of the Khalakan PSC in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, issued an operations update regarding the Shewashan fiel...
L&T Wins $265M EPC Contract to Build Kuwait Oil Pipeline
Kuwait >> 9/20/2017 - L&T’s Hydrocarbon Division has bagged a major pipeline contract with a value close to Rs. 1700 Cr. from Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) for Engineering, Procurement and Construction of a new 48” Crude Transi...
Shamaran Commences Drilling Atrush Development Well CK-7
Iraq >> 9/19/2017 - ShaMaran Petroleum Corp. has commenced drilling operations on the Chiya Khere ("CK-7") appraisal and development well in the Atrush Block in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. CK-7 is located in the centra...
Lebanon Passes Oil Tax Law Ahead of Energy
Lebanon >> 9/19/2017 - Lebanon’s parliament approved a law to tax revenue from oil operations, weeks before its first sale of offshore energy exploration rights to interested companies like Total SA and Exxon Mobil Corp. ...
Rosneft Develops Projects in Iraqi Kurdistan
Iraq >> 9/18/2017 - Rosneft has completed its due diligence on infrastructure of the export oil pipeline in Iraqi Kurdistan (‘KROP”) and will shortly finalise the legally binding documents on oil pipeline project under t...
CB&I and Saipem Awarded EPC Contract for Duqm Refinery Project
Oman >> 9/18/2017 - CB&I announced a consortium between CB&I and Saipem S.p.A. has been awarded a contract by Duqm Refinery and Petrochemicals Industries Company L.L.C. (DRPIC) for EPC Package 3 for the Duqm Refinery Pro...
Sadara Achieves Full Commercial Operations of its Chemical Complex
Saudi Arabia >> 9/17/2017 - Sadara Chemical Company (Sadara), the largest chemical complex ever built in a single phase, announces the commercial start-up of its toluene di isocyanate (TDI) facility. The production of commercial...
Sebacic Oman to Start Production by Year-end
Oman >> 9/13/2017 - Commercial operation of Sebacic Oman’s Duqm project will start by the end of this year and pave way for exports in the first quarter of 2018, an official said. The company will produce Sebacic Acid. ...
PDO Supports New Omani Factory in Nizwa
Oman >> 9/13/2017 - A new PDO-backed factory, which will manufacture key well equipment for the oil and gas industry, has been officially opened in Nizwa. The Omani company Gulf Energy SAOC established the Fishing & Reme...
Asian Product Market - September 2017
Asian Product Market - September 2017 Oman >> 9/13/2017 - The Asian market continued its upward trend in August, and was also affected by disruption of supply from the USGC, resulting in growth in all product crack spreads, with the exception of fuel oil, w...
The Maritime Standard Tanker Conference
The Maritime Standard Tanker Conference United Arab Emirates >> 9/13/2017 - The second annual The Maritime Standard Tanker Conference, which takes place on Tuesday 24th October at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Dubai, has assembled some of the leading names in the industry to s...
Major LPG Producers, Traders, Suppliers Convene in Dubai for CMT’S 12th LPGtrade Summit
United Arab Emirates >> 9/13/2017 - On 23-25 October, CMT’s premier LPGtrade Summit returns to Dubai for its 12th edition with deliberations on new capacities in the Middle East and USA’s growing LPG exports into Asia. ...
Shell to Withdraw from Iraq's Majnoon Oilfield
Iraq >> 9/12/2017 - Royal Dutch Shell is seeking to sell Iraq’s Majnoon oilfield and the oil ministry has started preparations to finalize its exit, according to an oil ministry letter and oil officials. A letter signed ...
Kuwait's LNG Terminal Project Vital for Oil Sector
Kuwait >> 9/12/2017 - Kuwait Integrated Petrochemical Industries Company (KIPIC) affirmed significance of the Liquefied Natural Gas Import Terminal Project for backing up the national oil sector. The LNG terminal output ca...
Chinese Firm to Set up $2.8B Petrochem Firm in Duqm
Oman >> 9/12/2017 - A Chinese firm plans to invest $2.8 billion in a major petrochemical project at the Sino-Oman industrial park in Duqm’s Special Economic Zone (SEZ), a Chinese newspaper announced. ...
Saudi to Supply Full Crude Allocations to Most Asian Refiners
Saudi Arabia >> 9/11/2017 - Saudi Arabia will supply full contracted volumes of crude oil to at least five north Asian term buyers in October, while a sixth regional refiner was notified of cuts to its October Arab Extra Light s...
Lamprell Appoints New Chairman
United Arab Emirates >> 9/11/2017 - Lamprell announces the appointment of John Malcolm in the role of Non­Executive Chairman for the Company with effect from 20 September 2017, following the planned retirement of John Kennedy from the ...
Iraq Replaces Head of Oil Marketer SOMO
Iraq >> 9/10/2017 - Iraq has dismissed Falah al-Amri as head of oil marketer SOMO but he will remain the country’s OPEC governor, the Iraqi oil ministry said. A spokesman said Amri would also remain a consultant for mark...
Oman Invites Bids for 4 Oil and Gas Blocks
Oman >> 9/10/2017 - The Ministry of Oil & Gas has unveiled a total of four onshore hydrocarbon blocks for investment as part of the Oman Licensing Round 2017, registration and bidding for which formally commences on Sept...
PDO Awards US$253M Contracts to Boost Omani Supply Chain
Oman >> 9/10/2017 - Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) has agreed two deals worth US$253.1 million to Omanise the provision of vital equipment for the oil and gas industry. The Company has signed contracts for the local ma...
Saudi's Falih Discuss Oil Supply Cuts Extension with Venezuela, Kazakhstan
Saudi Arabia >> 9/10/2017 - Saudi Arabian Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih discussed with his Venezuelan and Kazakh counterparts the possible extension of the global oil supply cut pact beyond March 2018, the Saudi energy ministr...
Saudi Assures Investors that Reforms, Aramco IPO On Track
Saudi Arabia >> 9/9/2017 - Saudi Arabia's government assured investors on Saturday that its Vision 2030 economic reform programme, including the sale of a stake in national oil giant Saudi Aramco, was on track despite plans to ...
DNO Joins ExxonMobil on Baeshiqa License in Kurdistan
Iraq >> 9/8/2017 - DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, announced an agreement with ExxonMobil to join the Baeshiqa license in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. ...
Kuwait KNPC Launches Key Liquefied Gas Project
Kuwait >> 9/5/2017 - Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) kicked off Tuesday the first phase of a liquefied gas tank project in Mina Al-Ahmadi refinery. The project was initiated after the export of the first shipment...
Mammoet Wins Contract for Petrochemical Plant in Oman
Oman >> 9/5/2017 - Mammoet to provide heavy lift and transportation solutions for Oman’s biggest ongoing petrochemical project. Since opening its new offices in Oman, Mammoet has been awarded the heavy lift and transpor...
Saudi Arabia Oil Demand - August 2017
Saudi Arabia Oil Demand - August 2017 Saudi Arabia >> 9/5/2017 - In Saudi Arabia, the first six months of 2017 indicate a 3.0% y-o-y decline in oil requirements. The main factors behind this are the sluggish volumes for crude direct use, as well as diesel oil, main...
Russia, Saudi Arabia Discussed Extending OPEC-led Deal, No Decision
Saudi Arabia >> 9/5/2017 - Russia and Saudi Arabia have discussed extending an oil output cut deal between OPEC and non-OPEC producers but no specific decisions have been made, the TASS news agency quoted Russian Energy Ministe...
SMC to Explore Potential for Downstream Projects
Saudi Arabia >> 9/4/2017 - The wholly government-owned Salalah Methanol Company (SMC), which signed agreements last month for the addition of an ammonia plant to its world-scale methanol scheme in Dhofar Governorate, says it wi...
Lukoil President Discusses Development of Joint Projects with the Iraqi Oil Minister
Iraq >> 8/31/2017 - Today, Vagit Alekperov, PJSC LUKOIL President and CEO, and Jabbar Ali Hussein Al-Luiabi, the Oil Minister of Iraq, held a meeting in Moscow. The parties discussed the development of the Company's proj...
Saudi Aramco Uses New Technology to Re-explore Vast Empty Quarter
Saudi Arabia >> 8/31/2017 - Oil giant Saudi Aramco is using new technology to re-explore areas of the vast Arabian desert known as the Empty Quarter, which could help to bolster its proven reserves of oil and gas before the comp...
Sonangol to Return to Qayara and Najma Oil Fields in Iraq
Iraq >> 8/30/2017 - Mr. Jabbar Ali Hussein Al-Luiebi the minister of oil met with Mr. Santos Edison the CEO of Sonangol Angolan company, and his entourage and discussed with him about the bilateral cooperation. ...
Energean Receives Approval for the Karish and Tanin FDP
Israel >> 8/30/2017 - Energean Oil & Gas is pleased to announce that its subsidiary Energean Israel, a 50/50 JV between Energean and Kerogen Capital, has received approval from the Israeli Petroleum Commissioner for its Fi...
KPPC Implements Honeywell Connected Plant to Enhance Performance
Kuwait >> 8/30/2017 - Honeywell (HON) announced that Kuwait Paraxylene Production Co. (KPPC) will use two Honeywell Connected Plant services to improve the performance of its CCR Platforming™ and aromatics complex, which p...
SEZAD Signs An Agreement to Construct $517M Liquid Bulk Berth Project
Oman >> 8/30/2017 - The Special Economic Zone Authority in Duqm (SEZAD) signed on August 30, 2017 an agreement with Boskalis Westminster (Oman) LLC for the construction of the liquid Bulk Berth Project at Duqm Port at a ...
Salalah Methanol Secures $728M Project Finance from 12 Banks
Oman >> 8/28/2017 - Salalah Methanol Company (SMC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Oman Oil Company (OOC), said it has secured a 12-year $728 million project finance facility for funding an ammonia project from a mix o...
Dow to Acquire 15% More Stake in Sadara from Saudi Aramco
Saudi Arabia >> 8/28/2017 - The Dow Chemical Company and the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) announced a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that sets forth a process for Dow to acquire an additional 15 percen...
Abu Dhabi Confirms Expanded Programme for World’s Largest Oil and Gas Technical Conference
United Arab Emirates >> 8/28/2017 - Organisers of the annual Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC), hosted by ADNOC, have confirmed the event’s technical conference, already the world’s largest for oil and...
DNO Increases Stake at Tawke Oilfields in Kurdish Region of Iraq
Iraq >> 8/24/2017 - DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, has been assigned the 20 percent interest in the Tawke license held by the Kurdistan Regional Government as part of a landmark settlement of outstanding re...
Gazprom Neft Begins LPG Production at the Badra Field
Iraq >> 8/23/2017 - Gazprom Neft Badra, a subsidiary of Gazprom Neft, has begun trial shipments of liquid petroleum gas (LPG) to Iraq’s state-owned Gas Filling Company. All equipment at the gas plant that is currently be...
Saudi Aramco Receives Bids for Contracts in Gas Expansion Drive
Saudi Arabia >> 8/23/2017 - Saudi Aramco has received bids from international engineering companies to build gas booster compressor stations at Haradh and Hawiyah, industry sources said, as the country plans to diversify its ene...
Bapco to Meet Technip-led Consortium for Talks on Refinery Expansion
Bahrain >> 8/22/2017 - State-run Bahrain Petroleum Co (Bapco) will meet a consortium led by France's Technip for further talks over the planned expansion of Bahrain's only oil refinery, sources close to the matter told Reut...
Noble Energy & Delek Drilling Awarded Extension to Alon D Licence
Israel >> 8/22/2017 - Delek Group announces that below is an Immediate Report by Delek Drilling Limited Partnership (the Partnership) concerning the decision of the Minister of Energy in respect of the Alon D license.
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Kuwait Says Oil Spills Contained
Kuwait >> 8/22/2017 - Kuwait's state oil company said that an oil spill off the country's coast had been contained and that it was in contact with oil companies operating in the Gulf region to try to locate the source of t...
KBR Awards New PMC Contract for Abu Dhabi Sour Gas Project
United Arab Emirates >> 8/21/2017 - KBR, Inc. has been awarded a Project Management Services (PMC) contract by OMV Offshore Abu Dhabi GmbH on behalf of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) for management of the Front End Engineering ...
Restrata Relocates North Sea Incident Management Centre
United Arab Emirates >> 8/21/2017 - Safety and Security Consultancy firm Restrata has announced that as of mid-October 2017, they will relocate their Incident Management Centre (IMC) and office functions to new premises at Provender Hou...
UAE's ENOC Awards EPC Contract to Overseas-AST
United Arab Emirates >> 8/21/2017 - ENOC Group awarded the final contract of three packages that comprise its US$1 billion refinery expansion programme to Overseas-AST. The Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract includ...
Shell to Mull Buying Israeli, Cyprus Gas for Egypt Plant
Israel >> 8/20/2017 - Royal Dutch Shell Plc is seeking creative solutions to bring gas from Israel and Cyprus to market, a step that could help turn the Mediterranean region into a major gas-producing hub. ...
Duqm Refinery, Amec Foster Wheeler Ink PMC Deal for EPC Phase
Oman >> 8/20/2017 - Duqm Refinery’s recent appointment of AMEC Foster Wheeler Engineering Consultancy LLC (AFW) as the Project Management Contractor (PMC) for the Refinery’s EPC phase was marked by an official signing ce...
Nakilat, Shell Complete First Phase of LNG Carrier Management Transition
Qatar >> 8/20/2017 - Nakilat Shipping Qatar Limited (NSQL) a wholly owned subsidiary of Nakilat and Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Limited (Shell), have completed the first phase of what will be the worl...
Teekay’s First LNG Import Terminal is Full Steam Ahead
Bahrain >> 8/18/2017 - In late 2015, Teekay LNG Partners entered into a joint venture partnership with The National Oil & Gas Authority (NOGA) of Bahrain, Gulf Investment Corporation (GIC) and Samsung Construction and Tradi...
Saudi Arabia Crude Oil Exports Fall Slightly in June 2017
Saudi Arabia >> 8/17/2017 - Saudi Arabia's crude oil exports in June fell slightly to 6.889 million barrels per day (bpd), 35,000 bpd lower than the May level, official data showed. OPEC's biggest producer also pumped 10.070 mil...
KOC Awards Saipem $850M EPC Contract in Kuwait
Kuwait >> 8/16/2017 - Saipem has been awarded a new contract in the onshore E&C sector worth approximately 850 million USD. Activities involve engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning for the “Feed Pipeline...
Shell Completes SADAF Chemicals Sale to SABIC for $820M
Saudi Arabia >> 8/16/2017 - Shell has completed the sale of its 50% share in SADAF, the petrochemicals joint venture, located in Al Jubail, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to SABIC for $820 million. This sale was announced on 22 ...
Saudi Aramco Sets Bids to Expand Hawiyah Gas Plant
Saudi Arabia >> 8/16/2017 - Saudi Aramco has received bids from international engineering firms to expand the Hawiyah gas plant, industry sources said. They said the companies that submitted their proposals, on Sunday, were: Sou...
Oil Field Contract Generates Innovative Rotork Actuator Solution
United Arab Emirates >> 8/16/2017 - Rotork has received an order for 220 pneumatic actuators for the NASR Phase II Full Field Development Project in the UAE. The aim of the project is to increase the field's oil production capacity to 6...
KBR Awarded PMC Contract for Dalma and H&G Islands Projects for ADNOC
United Arab Emirates >> 8/15/2017 - KBR, Inc. has been awarded a Project Management Consultancy (PMC) contract by Occidental of Abu Dhabi Ltd. on behalf of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) for management of the Front End Engineeri...
CB&I Wins Storage Project in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia >> 8/14/2017 - CB&I has been awarded a contract by Técnicas Reunidas, S.A. for new product storage tanks that will be part of a clean fuels expansion project at Saudi Aramco's refinery in Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia. ...
Sadara Commissions Last Plant of its Saudi Petchem Complex
Saudi Arabia >> 8/14/2017 - Sadara Chemical Company (Sadara), a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and The Dow Chemical Company celebrates the commissioning of the last of its 26 plants – an isocyanates section currently produci...
ADIPEC Increases CEO Line-up for Global Business Leaders Conference
United Arab Emirates >> 8/14/2017 - Delegates at this year’s Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) will have more opportunities than ever to hear some of the oil and gas industry’s most powerful executives...
Kuwait to Finish Cleaning up Oil Spill
Kuwait >> 8/13/2017 - Kuwait will finish cleaning up a crude oil spill in the country's southern waters in the Gulf this week, a Kuwaiti newspaper report said, quoting the country's oil minister. Essam al-Marzouq told the ...
PDO and Oman LNG Sign Collaboration Deal
PDO and Oman LNG Sign Collaboration Deal Oman >> 8/13/2017 - Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) and Oman Liquefied National Gas (Oman LNG) have signed a three-year partnership agreement to enhance technical and commercial co-operation.
Khafji Joint Operations Confirm Safety of Facilities, No Oil Spill
Saudi Arabia >> 8/13/2017 - Khafji joint operations confirmed the safety of their facilities and that they are free from any oil spill after reports of an oil spill from an oil tanker in the northeast of the Arabian Gulf. ...
Oman Wanfang Plans 25 New Projects in Duqm
Oman >> 8/12/2017 - Oman Wanfang, which is the master developer of China Oman Industrial Park in Duqm, plans to develop 25 new projects, which will take the total number of projects within the industrial park to 35. The ...

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