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Energean completes appraisal well operations and extends drilling program

Energean plc announced that it has extended its growth drilling program by exercising its options to drill two further wells with Stena Drilling Limited and to provide an update on the initial results of the KM-04 appraisal well.

Saitec to install floating wind energy project in Mediterranean Sea

The Spanish engineering company Saitec has announced its interest in developing a pre-commercial pilot park with 5 units and a total potential of 50MW in the Mediterranean Sea in 2025.

Romania plans to spur offshore gas output with tax tweaks

Romania is moving ahead with a plan to unlock stalled natural gas projects in the Black Sea as Europe searches for new energy resources to cut reliance on Russia following its invasion of Ukraine.

U.S. backs Mediterranean power projects to meet Europe’s energy needs

The U.S. is backing natural gas and low-carbon power sources as it seeks to improve the eastern Mediterranean’s energy ties to Europe and promote stability in the region.

Turkish Petroleum awards Schlumberger contract to tap its largest gas reserve

Turkish Petroleum has awarded Schlumberger a significant contract for the engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of end-to-end production solutions for the Sakarya gas field, Turkey’s largest gas reserve.

Turkey’s Black Sea gas find to raise output to 25% of EU capacity

A recently discovered natural gas field in the Black Sea is set to provide nearly a third of Turkey’s domestic needs when it reaches peak production capacity by 2027, Energy Minister Fatih Donmez said, unveiling details of his ambitious timeline to bring last year’s find on stream.

Turkey announces significant new Black Sea natural gas discovery

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that state energy company Tpao has found 135 billion cubic meters of gas at the Amasra-1 offshore well, bringing the total amount of deposits discovered in the Black Sea over the past year to 540 billion cubic meters.

Turkey expected to announce new Black Sea natural gas discoveries

Turkey has discovered further deposits of natural gas in the Black Sea, according to people familiar with the matter, and is likely to make an announcement soon.

Israel calls oil spill an act of ‘environmental terrorism’ by Iran

A Libyan ship that sailed from Iran dumped oil into the sea off the coast of Israel in early February, Israel's Minister of Environmental Protection Gila Gamliel told reporters on Wednesday.

Energean proposes $500MM carbon storage facility in northern Greece

The project would be the first of its kind in the Mediterranean, Energean CEO Matthaios Rigas said at a conference Wednesday.

Israel and Egypt discuss natural gas pipeline link

The announcement comes as nations in the eastern Mediterranean ramp up investments in offshore gas fields. Egypt is seeking to become a major hub for exporting LNG to Europe, where demand is growing as governments transition from dirtier fossil fuels such as coal and oil.

Energean takes on $170M offshore Israel gas exploration plan

Energean sees potential to find about 110 billion cubic meters of gas that it could sell over the next 10-20 years, doubling the company's current reserves in Israel.

Chevron eyes subsea pipelines to send Israeli gas to Egypt

The partners in the Leviathan and Tamar fields, which sit off Israel’s Mediterranean coast, signed an agreement under which Israel Natural Gas Lines Ltd. will lay a new subsea pipeline and expand some of its existing ones, according to a statement Tuesday from Delek Drilling LP, a shareholder in both reservoirs.

Turkey and Greece to meet over Mediterranean energy disputes

The announcement comes just weeks after the European Union pledged to expand the number of Turkish officials sanctioned over the country’s energy exploration in the disputed waters of the eastern Mediterranean Sea.

Egypt taps Exxon, Chevron for billion-dollar offshore exploration program

This deal, plus more to be announced, target drilling 23 wells in nine regions in the Mediterranean and three regions in the Red Sea, with a minimum total investment seen at $1.4 billion.

EMGC 2019 to deliver updates, outlooks from Eastern Mediterranean operators

Emily Querubin

The Eastern Mediterranean Gas Conference (EMGC) is gearing up for another must-attend event in Cyprus.

Companies in the news

Michele Cowart

Norway’s largest and longest pipeline, laid by the vessel Saipem Castorone, has reached Johan Sverdrup field.

New products and services

Michele Cowart

Weatherford International introduced its Rotaflex long-stroke pumping unit that improves artificial lift efficiency in deep, high-volume and high gas-to-liquids wells.

New products and services

Michele Cowart

Plenty-brand screw and vane pumps from SPX Flow are engineered to pump heavy viscous fluids, and are ideal for forced lubrication of rotating machinery and fuel transfer processes.

The natural gas market in 2017

Armelle Lecarpentier

In 2017, global natural gas demand’s above-average growth reshaped market fundamentals and  prevented the development of a global natural gas bubble. Meanwhile, global natural gas consumption doubled its 2016 growth rate, and it was well ahead of the previous five-year trend.

Offshore in Depth

Ron Bitto

Operators accept risks of Mediterranean gas development

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