Author: Clare Dunkley
PNZ patch-up raises offshore gas hopes
17 January 2020
Belated reconciliation over acreage shared with Saudi Arabia offers relief for Kuwait's flagging oil expansion efforts
Qatar's LNG ambitions expand anew
6 December 2019
A recent North Field find will feed yet more LNG capacity while efforts to secure future markets are intensifying
Aramco rethinks downstream priorities
22 November 2019
Riyadh's stuttering attempt to attract international investors to state oil firm Saudi Aramco's chimeric initial public offering (IPO) is forcing a re-evaluation of downstream projects
KRG keeps registering growth
8 November 2019
Isolated from instability in the south, the pioneers of the north’s independent oil industry are quietly pushing ahead
Putin re-energises Russia’s Mid-East Gulf ties
21 October 2019
The deals thus far are mostly modest, but the Russian president’s Gulf visit laid the ground for wider cooperation
Egypt-Israel gas deal expands in scope
10 October 2019
Gas-rich Egypt may need regional supply to meet growing domestic demand and export aspirations in the medium-to-long-term
Algeria sees petchems progress
4 October 2019
A contract award marks a rare sign of movement on Algeria’s stalled downstream development plans
QP advances in LNG and oil
30 September 2019
Further North Field expansion tenders are out, as Qatar sends strong signals to potential partners that it can go alone
US may set Timchenko precedent
26 September 2019
Washington’s desire to limit Iranian influence in Iraq may leave its Volga Group sanctions looking hollow
Lebanon to struggle to replicate Israeli success
3 September 2019
Israel's clustering approach resulted in the majority of blocks being awarded but the neighbouring Lebanese auction faces tougher challenges
Bullish Adnoc focuses on offshore
15 August 2019
The national oil company has begun several large scale projects to return the Emirate to gas self-sufficiency
Oman's gas drive goes up a gear
9 August 2019
Success in the country's first major non-associated gas project, and continued pent-up demand, are propelling efforts to increase output
Belated progress on Kuwait's upstream ambitions
31 July 2019
KOC is poised to deliver on offshore and gas plans after delays stretching back more than a decade
Qatar Petroleum accelerates overseas expansion drive
26 July 2019
While international attention is focused on the Qatari state energy company’s flagship domestic LNG project, the firm is quickly building a worldwide portfolio