Nostra Terra Oil & Gas and its joint venture partner Independent Resources have snapped up their first acquisition in North Africa. An agreement has been reached with Transglobe Energy for the acquisition by of a 50% share in the East Ghazalat concession for $3.5million.
Rockhopper Exploration saw its bid to acquire production and exploration assets in Egypt denied after a joint venture party exercised its right of pre-emption.
Shares of the natural-gas exploring units of Delek Group Ltd. plunged the most in 14 years in high volume on concern the discovery of the Mediterranean’s largest field off the coast of Egypt will curtail their exports. Delek Drilling LP and Avner Oil Exploration LLP, partners in the Leviathan field, declined the most since 2001 in above- average trading volumes at the close in Tel Aviv after Eni SpA discovered the “super giant” field that it says may hold 30 trillion cubic feet of gas, enough to contribute to Egyptian supply for decades. Delek Group dropped 12 percent, the biggest loss since Dec. 23. Ratio Oil Exploration 1992 LP fell 23 percent. The companies are jointly drilling Leviathan, Israel’s largest offshore field, with Houston-based Noble Energy Inc.
Italian energy group Eni is open to selling a stake in its mega gas discovery in Egypt, as it has done for another gas field in Mozambique, its chief executive said in a newspaper interview published on Monday.
It is the first such killing of a foreign captive in Egypt since the extremists set up a branch here. The killing of the 30-year-old oil and gas sector surveyor likely will rattle companies with expatriate workers in Egypt and cast a cloud over President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi’s attempts to boost international investment to revive the economy, battered by years of turmoil. The still image, shared by IS sympathisers on social media, appeared to show the body of Tomislav Salopek, a married, father of two, wearing a beige jumpsuit looking like the one he had worn in a previous video. A black flag used by IS and a knife were planted in the sand next to him.
Rockhopper Exploration has agreed on an asset purchase deal with Beach Energy that will give it a number of assets in Egypt in a $22million deal. The move will see the company gain a 22% interest in the Abu Sennan concession and a 25% interest in the El Qa’a Plain concession. Rockhopper said the headline consideration for the deal is $22million payable to Beach Energy through a combination of cash and the issue of the Rockhopper consideration shares.
Subsea 7 has been awarded a $500million contract by BP, and partner DEA, for the West Nile Delta project in Egypt.
Italy's Eni has discovered gas reserves of up to 15 billion cubic metres in Egypt's Nile Delta region, with production set to start in two months, the Egyptian oil ministry said on Monday. The discovery was made in Western Abu Madi, 120 km northeast of Alexandria, where Eni holds 75 percent of exploration rights through an Egyptian subsidiary, with Britain's BP holding a 25 percent stake. Eni made the discovery at a depth of 3,600 metres and initial estimates point towards reserves of up to 15 billion cubic metres of natural gas and natural gas condensate, an Egyptian oil ministry statement quoted the company as saying.
Egypt and Russia's top oil producer Rosneft have signed two initial deals for the supply of petroleum products and liquefied natural gas to Cairo, the two sides said on Tuesday. The oil ministry said in a statement the deals include the supply of benzine and bitumen, as well as 24 LNG cargoes for state gas company EGAS over two years starting from the fourth quarter of 2015.
Egypt has raised the prices it pays Eni and Edison for the natural gas they produce in the country, an official with state-owned gas company EGAS said on Sunday. The agreements mark the latest move by Egyptian authorities to improve terms for foreign oil and gas businesses in the hope that more competitive pricing will encourage investment in the energy-hungry country.
PR Energy has signed a year-long, $30million contract to provide a gas turbine power plant in Egypt.
Egypt aims to pay its $3.1 billion debt to international oil and gas companies a year later than previously indicated, according to the Egyptian oil ministry. The ministry said: "All current operational payments hae been made on time and are on track to repay any remaining arrears before mid-2016." It is expected that the debt will be repaid by the middle of 2016, a year ahead of the previously indicated mid-2015.
Italian company Eni has made a new oil and gas discovery in Egypt. The company said the exploration well, located in the Melehia licence, was drilled to a depth of 4,175metres. It met a 20metre net mineralized accumulation of light oil in the Lower Cretaceous age of the Alam El Bueib formation.
Italian oil and gas company Eni has signed contracts for two exploration blocks off the coast of Egypt. The deals follow the result of the EGAS 2013 bid round and will see work carried out on the North Leil and Karawan blocks in the deep waters of the Mediterranean.
Eni has signed a new concession agreement to operate in the South West Melehia block in the Western Desert of Egypt. It follows the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation’s (EGPC) 2013 international competitive bid round. The company said the new acquisition adds to the list of exploration successes achieved in the area over the past two years.
Circle Oil has been given receipt of $15million as part of recent special payment distribution by the Egyptian Government. The company said the move had resulted in a significant reduction in the outstanding debt owed to the company.
SacOil Holdings has started the first phase of its field development operations at its Lagia oil field in Sinai. The company has contracted Schlumberger through its subsidiary Mena International Petroleum Egypt to conduct the initial phase of development. It includes the hydraulic stimulation of the Lagia 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 wells specifically targeting the intersected productive productive Nukhul geological formation.
Oil and gas exploration firm BG Group received a boost today as it revealed the Egyptian government had paid it £225 million as the state seeks to repay outstanding debts to the energy industry. The group also said it was “working with the government on resolving the outstanding receivable balance” of £592 million. It comes after a year in which Reading-based BG has been dragged down by problems in Egypt as well as the tumbling oil price, and been hit by controversy over pay plans for its new chief executive.
BP Egypt and its partners plan to invest $240million in a pair of blocks just awarded as a result of the 2013 EGAS (Egyptian Natural Gas Holding) round. The oil major said the programme will include 3D seismic and three exploration wells in each of the onshore and offshore blocks in phases lasting between six to eight years. The first block, the North El Mataria, is BP’s first entry into the Onshore Nile Delta.
Oil and Gas firm BG Group has received a $350 million repayment of outstanding debts from the Egyptian government. The payment was a result of the country’s government raising funds specifically to help repay debts to the oil and gas sector.