Genel Energy has halted work on the QD-2 well in Kurdistan because of “insurmountable technical problems”, the company has acknowledged.
A rocket and gunfire attack targeted the premises of a Chinese oil services company servicing the Petronas-operated Al-Gharraf oilfield in southern Iraq. China’s Zongman Petroleum and Natural Gas Group (ZPEC) escaped damage and there were no casualties, officials said.
Oman has signed gas deals with Shell and TotalEnergies on Block 10, with plans for a new LNG plant in the offing.
Genel Energy will seek compensation from Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) following the cancellation of its Bina Bawi and Miran production-sharing contracts (PSCs).
PTT Exploration & Production (BKK:PTTEP) will expand its investment in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) by acquiring a 25% stake in Area C onshore block from Italy’s Eni. The state-backed Thai upstream player said the investment fits with its strategic focus on prolific petroleum areas in the Middle East.
An attack by Islamic State (IS) terrorists has killed 10 oilfield workers in Syria, according to local reports.
Saudi Arabia will push ahead with plans to increase oil production capacity to 13 million barrels per day by 2027.
Lebanese politicians have raised concerns over offshore plans by Energean and Halliburton, in a disputed area.
A Pakistani group of companies has won Offshore Block 5, offshore Abu Dhabi, under its second bid round.
Delek Drilling has reported strong gas production results from the Leviathan field, off Israel, spurring it to bring forward the drilling of another production well.
Kurdistan has issued a notice to Genel Energy that it intends to terminate licences on Bina Bawi and Miran.
Proserv Controls has won a “significant contract” to provide wellhead control panels (WHCPs) to the Basra Oil Co. (BOC), at Iraq’s Majnoon oilfield.
ShaMaran Petroleum has struck a deal to buy an 18% stake in the Sarsang licence, in Kurdistan, from TotalEnergies.
Oilfield service firm Hunting said today it had clinched its first sizeable order for a pioneering technology that uses microbes to increase hydrocarbon production.
Energean has signed up a rig from Stena Drilling to work on up to five wells offshore Israel.
Saipem has won a $510 million contract from Adnoc for work to expand the existing Shah gas plant.
Adnoc has awarded a $744 million contract to the National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC) for the full field development of the Belbazem offshore block.
Adnoc has set out a further investment of $165 million to improve drilling performance, through the issue of four packages.
Energean has pushed back the expected start of operations at its Karish project, offshore Israel, owing to delays in Singapore, while also approving more Karish North work.
Kurdistan has told producers that it is cutting payments for oil production, in light of continued pressure from COVID-19.
Delek Drilling has signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Petroleum on the sale of a gas field offshore Israel.
Saudi Aramco has signed a long-form contract with Welltec for completion products and services.
Penspen has won a four-year contract to procure and construct flowlines and wellheads for 51 wells for ADNOC Onshore.
Turkey’s TPAO has begun drilling the Amasra-1 well, on the North Sakarya field.
Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) has signed service contracts worth $4 billion, the company said.