Author: Ian Simm
Upbeat outlook in Iraqi Kurdistan
23 February 2021
Oil and gas developers in the semi-autonomous region are looking forward to a year of rebound
US maintains Syrian oilfield presence
22 February 2021
The US government has reiterated its commitment to defeating so-called Islamic State in Syria and says it is merely protecting the country’s oil from falling into the ‘wrong’ hands
Turkey moves at pace on Black Sea gas
10 February 2021
The country’s NOC is fast-tracking development of Sakarya, but any need to bring in partners could complicate progress
Saudi strategy runs deeper than cuts
2 February 2021
Saudi Arabia’s production restraint may boost prices in the short term, but it may also assure the Kingdom greater market control in the longer term
China’s Iraq influence keeps growing
14 January 2021
Chinese companies have strengthened their already healthy position in the Iraqi oil and gas sector as other IOCs back off
Delek targets London listing
8 January 2021
The company is looking to establish a newco on the LSE, while also divesting its Tamar stake
Qatar targets long-term and spot LNG markets
10 December 2020
World leader advances its strategy to commercialise existing and planned export upgrades
Qatar targets long-term and spot LNG markets
10 December 2020
World leader advances its strategy to commercialise existing and planned export upgrades
Sonangol takes Cabinda refinery FID
18 November 2020
Angolan NOC is moving forward with most promising project, but other downstream expansion plans remain in limbo
Hormuz threats lose their sting
13 November 2020
As Gulf states progress bypass projects, time runs down on Iran’s sabre-rattling
Adnoc keeps busy
5 November 2020
The Emirati NOC continues to expand its competencies and monetise assets
Chevron wades into Israeli gas price dispute
2 November 2020
The major has ruffled Israeli feathers less than a month into its ownership of a key asset
Iran finds more export custom
8 October 2020
As Iran ramps up output, it is beginning to turn the tide on exports too
Oman leans towards bilateral awards
11 August 2020
The sultanate’s drawn-out bid round is ending in a whimper as breakout gas contracting discussions take priority
Aramco advances plan to lease out pipelines
5 August 2020
The cash-strapped Saudi NOC is looking to replicate the recent divestment success of its Emirati counterpart Adnoc
Iraq and Iran move further apart
24 July 2020
Baghdad’s pivot away from its neighbour is increasingly extending to their shared resources
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