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Shell plans drilling of 33 wells in BAPETCO concessions in 2016/2017

Posted: June 26, 2016 at 8:18 pm   /   Oil & Gas

Dutch company Shell targets drilling 33 wells in its concession areas that are operated by Badr El Din Petroleum Company (BAPETCO) during the next fiscal year (FY). The plan includes 19 wells to develop gas production, 10 wells to inject water into, and 4 wells to explore for gas. A senior source in the petroleum […]

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GE agrees with Harbin on $8bn clean coal-fired power station in Egypt

Posted: June 26, 2016 at 8:10 pm   /   Electricity & Power

Ministry of Electricity and Energy awaits cabinet’s approval to conclude signing of agreement to carry out first phase of project within two months. General Electric (GE) has agreed to establish an electricity station with China’s Harbin. The power plant will run at a capacity of 6,510 MW using clean coal, and receive $8bn of investment. […]

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"The Safety of Shale Gas" by Benjamin Plackett (from

Posted: June 25, 2016 at 4:41 pm   /   Oil & Gas

One of the biggest controversies surrounding shale gas as an energy source is whether or not chemicals seep into the water table. A test has been developed by researchers at the University of Edinburgh to check for contamination. This could help monitor the safety of shale gas and coal bed methane extraction. Benjamin Plackett explains […]

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Apache extends Western Desert oil drilling for five years with $40m investment

Posted: June 24, 2016 at 8:02 pm   /   Oil & Gas

American wildcat oil and gas exploration firm Apache Corporation has agreed a five-year extention to its Khalda-2 drilling concession in the Western Desert, with an expected investment of US$40 million. The agreement was signed by Petroleum Minister Tarek al-Molla, the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation’s Chief Executive Tarek al-Hadidy and David Chi, the Vice-President of Apache. […]

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Video: Travels with my toothbrush (Total)

Posted: June 24, 2016 at 4:18 pm   /   Oil & Gas

Everyone has one – but how many of you know where your toothbrush comes from? Stephane’s been finding out where everyday objects like your toothbrush come from as part of our Total Up Close campaign – now watch our great Prezi to see where his ‘Travels With My Toothbrush’ takes him ! (Source: Total)

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Infographic: Travels with my toothbrush (Total)

Posted: June 24, 2016 at 4:17 pm   /   Oil & Gas

From geophysicists to economists, many people are involved in the production of everyday items like your toothbrush. Check out this infographic to see a selection of the key roles at every stage of the processes. Click to expand the infographic in full screen or download it from here to find out more. (Source: Total)

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Young ADIPEC announces partnership with Abu Dhabi Education Council

Posted: June 22, 2016 at 4:16 pm   /   Oil & Gas

• Community Outreach Programme Supports Government Efforts to Prepare Today’s Youth for New Energy Landscape. • 450 Students from 18 Schools Across Abu Dhabi City, Al Ain, and the Western Region to Participate. Young ADIPEC, the annual youth outreach initiative by the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC), has announced it is partnering […]

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Independent Resources now formally registered with EGPC

Posted: June 21, 2016 at 8:22 pm   /   Oil & Gas

Independent Resources is pleased to announce that our 50 per cent owned associate Independent Resources Egypt Limited (‘IRE’) has now received security clearance from the Egyptian authorities and is formally registered with the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (‘EGPC’). Nostra Terra Oil & Gas own the remaining 50%. IRE have put in place the paperwork for […]

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OneSubsea lands Zohr subsea production systems contract

Posted: June 21, 2016 at 4:16 pm   /   Oil & Gas

FasTrac program for strategic gas development in Mediterranean region. OneSubsea, a Schlumberger company, has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction contract totaling more than $170 million from Belayim Petroleum Company (Petrobel). OneSubsea will supply the subsea production systems for the first stage of the Zohr gas field, located in the Shorouk Concession, offshore Egypt. […]

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BP sanctions “fast-track” development of Atoll discovery in Egypt

Posted: June 20, 2016 at 4:52 pm   /   Oil & Gas

BP announced today that together with the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS), it has sanctioned development of the Atoll Phase One project which is an early production scheme that will bring up to 300 million cubic feet a day (mmscfd) gross of gas to the Egyptian domestic gas market starting in the first half […]

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