Lebanon: Total launches several tenders as preparation for the first offshore exploration well
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Lebanon: Total launches several tenders as preparation for the first offshore exploration well

French company Total has launched a series of tenders for the oil and gas infrastructure Lebanon requires to undertake its first round of exploratory drilling, planned for later…

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Eni to drill nine new wells in Egypt’s Zohr gas field until 2020
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Eni to drill nine new wells in Egypt’s Zohr gas field until 2020

Italy’s Eni is planning to drill nine new development wells in the Zohr gas field until 2020 to achieve production targets agreed upon with the Oil Ministry, an…

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Cyprus Parliament begins reviewing proposals to extend hydrocarbons’ licences
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Cyprus Parliament begins reviewing proposals to extend hydrocarbons’ licences

Parliament on Tuesday began reviewing proposed changes to the law that would enable the government to extend the licences for companies exploring for hydrocarbons in the island’s economic…

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Israel’s Energy Dilemma: More Natural Gas Than It Can Use or Export
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Israel’s Energy Dilemma: More Natural Gas Than It Can Use or Export

For decades, Israel was an energy-starved country, now it has a different problem. Thanks to major offshore discoveries over the last decade, it has more natural gas than…

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A new Turkish Agression on Cyprus: Offshore Well Drilling off Karpasia
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A new Turkish Agression on Cyprus: Offshore Well Drilling off Karpasia

Turkey announced that drilling off Karpasia is expected to start within a week, reports said on Saturday. Turkish Energy Minister Fatih Donmez told Turkish news agency Anadolu that…

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Energean announces the acquisition of Edison E&P for up to $850 million
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Energean announces the acquisition of Edison E&P for up to $850 million

Energean, the oil and gas producer focused on the Mediterranean, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a conditional sale and purchase agreement to acquire Edison…

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Cyprus takes legal action against firms encroaching its exclusive economic zone
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Cyprus takes legal action against firms encroaching its exclusive economic zone

Cyprus has initiated legal proceedings against three companies involved in gas drilling by Turkey to the west of the island for encroaching on the island’s continental shelf, a senior…

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Russia offers to mediate in Syria-Lebanon maritime border dispute
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Russia offers to mediate in Syria-Lebanon maritime border dispute

Lebanon seeks Russia’s mediation on its maritime border with Syria. “We have knowledge that Syria wants to demarcate the maritime border with Lebanon, and Russia is present in this…

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Total, Exxon get license to explore off Crete
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Total, Exxon get license to explore off Crete

Total Group’s Vice President for the Caspian & Southern Europe Bernard Clement and ExxonMobil International Ltd’s Jonathan Wilson and Hellenic Group of Companies signed in Athens last week…

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Turkey or US behind attack on Syrian oil pipelines in Mediterranean: Russian media
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Turkey or US behind attack on Syrian oil pipelines in Mediterranean: Russian media

Syria’s oil pipelines off the coast of Tartous recently came under attack by an unknown entity in the eastern Mediterranean. While no group or country has claimed responsibility…

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