Shell to drill seven wells at Egypt’s WDDM Phase 9B, adding 236 bcf/d of gas
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Shell to drill seven wells at Egypt’s WDDM Phase 9B, adding 236 bcf/d of gas

The drilling of seven wells at West Delta Deep Marine (WDDM) phase 9B is set to produce initial reserves of 236 billion cubic feet of gas, a statement…

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ExxonMobil hikes up its commitment in Egypt
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ExxonMobil hikes up its commitment in Egypt

Twelve months on from taking its first acreage in Egypt, US major ExxonMobil has now snapped up two more blocks in the country’s offshore Mediterranean. A year ago…

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The 3d Offshore Support Vessel Docks in Beirut Port
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The 3d Offshore Support Vessel Docks in Beirut Port

The offshore platform supply vessel VOS Prudence has docked in the port of Beirut, ahead of the start of the drilling of Lebanon’s first offshore well. Previously, two…

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The 2nd Offshore Support Vessel Docks in Beirut Port
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The 2nd Offshore Support Vessel Docks in Beirut Port

The offshore platform supply vessel Caroline Tide III has docked in the port of Beirut, ahead of the start of the drilling of Lebanon’s first offshore well. A…

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Turkey buys third drillship
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Turkey buys third drillship

Turkey has purchased a third drillship, Sertao, according to reports. Two of Ankara’s drillships, Yavuz and Fatih are currently operating in and around Cyprus. According to CNA, Turkish…

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Offshore Support Vessel Docks in Beirut for Lebanon’s First Offshore Well
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Offshore Support Vessel Docks in Beirut for Lebanon’s First Offshore Well

The offshore platform supply vessel Lundstrom Tide has docked in the port of Beirut, ahead of the start of the drilling of Lebanon’s first offshore well. The vessel…

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Egypt, ExxonMobil sign two offshore Mediterranean exploration agreements
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Egypt, ExxonMobil sign two offshore Mediterranean exploration agreements

Egypt has signed two deals with Exxon Mobil Corp for oil and gas exploration in the Mediterranean, the petroleum ministry said.  The deals involve a minimum investment of…

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French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle to arrive soon to the East Med
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French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle to arrive soon to the East Med

Government spokesman Kyriacos Kousios when asked about the fact that French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle is expected to arrive soon to the Eastern Mediterranean, the spokesman said:…

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Chevron to be awarded two blocks in Egypt’s Western Mediterranean
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Chevron to be awarded two blocks in Egypt’s Western Mediterranean

Chevron To Bag Egypt West Med Blocks As Bidding Canned: MEES learns that Egypt’s oil ministry has cancelled plans to launch a bid round for eight ‘West Med’…

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Turkey has data on Cyprus Block 8 from ENI seismic surveys
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Turkey has data on Cyprus Block 8 from ENI seismic surveys

The government of the Republic of Cyprus believes Turkey has obtained privileged drilling information regarding an area off the southern coast of the island. Cypriot Government Spokesperson Kyriacos…

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