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Beach Energy's sale of Egypt's Abu Sennan interest to Rockhopper pre-empted

Posted: September 28, 2015 at 7:11 pm   /   Oil & Gas

As announced on 10 August 2015, Beach Energy entered into an agreement with Rockhopper Exploration in relation to the sale of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Beach Petroleum (Egypt), whose core asset is a 22% interest in the Abu Sennan Concession in Egypt. Completion was subject to satisfaction of certain conditions precedent, including waiver or non-exercise of […]

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Petroceltic set to drill close to Eni's Zohr discovery

Posted: September 22, 2015 at 2:40 pm   /   Oil & Gas

Irish exploration firm, Petroceltic is expected to begin drilling next year at one of its prospects located close to the recent giant Zohr gas discovery by Eni off the coast of Egypt. The find has also widened interest in Petroceltic, which holds two licences, one awarded in 2013 and the other late last year, around […]

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SacOil commences second phase of development at Lagia oil field

Posted: September 18, 2015 at 7:08 pm   /   Oil & Gas

Installation of steam facilities and the drilling of up to five additional wells – Lagia Oil Field SacOil Holdings Limited, through its subsidiary Mena International Petroleum Company Limited (“Mena”), is pleased to announce the commencement of phase 2 of the field development operations at its 100% owned Lagia oil field in Sinai, onshore Egypt. This […]

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Nexans to deliver umbilicals to the West Nile Delta Taurus Libra project in Egypt

Posted: September 18, 2015 at 7:05 pm   /   Oil & Gas

Nexans has been awarded the contract to deliver 48km of static umbilicals to BP, and partner DEA, for the West Nile Delta Taurus Libra project in Egypt. The Taurus Libra development is a subsea project tied in to existing BG Group operated Burullus facilities, and the umbilical delivery forms an important part of this subsea […]

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The SPE North Africa Technical Conference & Exhibition attracts more than 600 attendees on first day

Posted: September 15, 2015 at 7:32 pm   /   Oil & Gas

Dr. Sherif Sousa, First Undersecretary for Gas Affairs at the Egypt Petroleum Ministry, officiated the Opening Ceremony The fifth edition of the SPE North Africa Technical Conference and Exhibition opened today at the Fairmont Towers, Heliopolis in Cairo, Egypt with more than 600 attendees. The event is being held under the patronage of H.E. Eng. Sherif Ismail, Prime Minister […]

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IPR completes first horizontal well in Egypt's Western Desert

Posted: September 14, 2015 at 7:45 pm   /   Oil & Gas

After 21 days IPR TransOil Corp. (IPRTOC) has successfully drilled and completed the first horizontal well in the Northeast Alamein (NEAL) field of the Yidma/Alamein Concession in Egypt’s Western Desert, the NEAL-15H. The NEAL-15H targeted the Abu Roash “G” (ARG) Dolomite with a total measured depth of 8,100 ft, yielding a horizontal section (leg) of […]

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MOP Sherif Ismail appointed as the New Egyptian Prime Minister

Posted: September 12, 2015 at 2:25 pm   /   Oil & Gas

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi asked Petroleum Minister Sherif Ismail to form a new cabinet within a week, the presidency said on Saturday. Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb submitted the cabinet’s resignation earlier on Saturday. President Sisi asked the government to carry on in a caretaker role until a new administration is formed. (Source: State Information […]

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Government and E&P industry professionals will convene at the SPE North Africa Technical Conference and Exhibition, 14–16 September in Cairo, Egypt

Posted: September 8, 2015 at 8:29 pm   /   Oil & Gas

The fifth edition of the Society of Petroleum Engineers’ (SPE) North Africa Technical Conference and Exhibition, 14–16 September in Cairo, Egypt is supported by H.E. Eng. Sherif Ismail, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Egypt. The oil and gas exploration and production conference held at Fairmont Towers, Heliopolis offers an executive plenary session, 3 panel […]

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Meet Government Players at 22nd Africa Oil Week 2015

Posted: September 8, 2015 at 8:19 pm   /   Oil & Gas

Global Pacific & Partners hosts the 22nd Africa Oil Week in JV with ITE Group plc 26-30 Oct, Cape Town, South Africa. Meet Africa’s Governments, state oil firms, licensing agencies, and the key officials and corporate players from super-majors to independents across the Continent, including foreign national oil companies, now shaping Africa’s upstream future. Government […]

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Interview with Aidan Murphy, Chairman & MD of Shell Egypt

Posted: September 4, 2015 at 7:28 pm   /   Oil & Gas

Tell us about your background and the transition you made to your role in Egypt? I have worked for Shell since 1991 where I held a wide range of commercial leadership roles in both the Group’s upstream and downstream businesses including Vice President Portfolio & Growth, Unconventional Oil and Gas over the past two years. […]

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