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BP

BP starts drilling gas exploration well in North El Tabia offshore block

Posted: March 10, 2020 at 9:45 pm   /   Oil & Gas

BP begins drilling exploratory gas well in North El Tabia: BP began drilling yesterday its Atoll Nooros exploratory gas well in its North El Tabia block in the Mediterranean, Al Shorouk reported, citing an EGAS source. The company will complete drilling in four months and reveal results in 2H2020. BP had signed an agreement with […]

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SDX

SDX Energy provides update on drilling operations in Egypt

Posted: March 4, 2020 at 1:36 pm   /   Oil & Gas

SD-6X in Egypt not found to be commercially viable; results being analysed. SD-12X in Egypt expected to spud in the next two to three weeks, targeting 33 bcfe and not anticipated to have any technical read across from SD-6X. South Disouq (SDX Working Interest 55% and operator): The SD-6X (Salah) exploration well at South Disouq, […]

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maersk discoverer

Maersk Drilling secures one-well contract offshore Egypt for the Discoverer rig

Posted: March 3, 2020 at 12:41 pm   /   Oil & Gas

Maersk Drilling has been awarded a one-well contract for the semi-submersible rig Maersk Discoverer offshore Egypt. The contract has an estimated duration of 21 days and is expected to commence in March 2020, in direct continuation of the rig’s current contract. The contract value is approximately USD 3.8m. “We’re pleased to add this additional well […]

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ganope

Ganope to start natural gas exploration plan in Upper Egypt next month

Posted: February 25, 2020 at 7:31 pm   /   Oil & Gas

Ganope to kick off plan to explore for natgas in Upper Egypt next month: State-owned South Valley Egyptian Petroleum Holding Company (Ganope) will begin next month conducting seismic scans in Upper Egypt, where it plans to explore for natural gas, according to an Oil Ministry statement. Ganope will also soon begin the second round of […]

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WestMed MEES

Egypt agrees with five majors on West Mediterranean exploration

Posted: February 16, 2020 at 2:09 pm   /   Oil & Gas

Egypt agrees with five energy firms on exploration in Mediterranean: minister. Egypt has reached initial agreements with five major energy firms to explore for oil and gas in deep waters in off its western coast on the Mediterranean, the petroleum minister said, the first such deals in that offshore region. The five companies are Royal […]

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Exxonmobil

MEES: Stars align as ExxonMobil hikes up its commitment in Egypt

Posted: February 15, 2020 at 3:32 pm   /   Oil & Gas

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 at the Egypt Petroleum Show (EGYPS) in Cairo oil minister Tarek El Molla proudly announced that US major ExxonMobil was finally entering Egypt. Since then, the firm […]

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SDX

SDX spuds Salah well at South Disouq concession onshore Egypt

Posted: February 15, 2020 at 3:00 pm   /   Oil & Gas

SDX looks to uncover Egyptian riches with Salah well: Exploration well targeting an estimated 71 billion cubic feet of gas equivalent. London-listed company SDX Energy has spud a well on the Salah prospect at the onshore South Disouq concession in Egypt. A two well programme has the potential to double the scope of the current […]

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Edison starts deepwater exploratory drilling for gas in Egypt; Energean CEO

Posted: February 15, 2020 at 2:48 pm   /   Oil & Gas

Italian energy group Edison has begun drilling an exploratory well in deepwater acreage in Egypt, not far from other giant east Mediterranean gas fields, the CEO of Israel-focused gas driller Energean said on Wednesday. Energean is in the process of taking over Edison’s Egyptian assets in a deal reached last year. “We’re drilling right now […]

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West Med

Egypt set to award majors seven West Mediterranean offshore blocks

Posted: February 13, 2020 at 2:02 pm   /   Oil & Gas

Majors set to land frontier offshore Egypt blocks. Cairo administration readies award of seven tracts as part of new exploration push in region. Egypt is on the verge of awarding seven blocks in frontier areas of the western part of its Mediterranean Sea waters to supermajors. (Source: Upstream Online)

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Neptune North-West-El-Amal

Neptune Energy signs operated exploration licence offshore Egypt

Posted: February 13, 2020 at 1:57 pm   /   Oil & Gas

Neptune Energy signed an operated exploration licence with the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) for Egypt’s North West El Amal Offshore Concession, underlining the company’s commitment to growing its presence in North Africa, an important region for the business. Neptune will acquire 100 km2 of 3D seismic data and drill one exploration well in the first […]

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