BP starts gas production offshore Egypt

BP has announced the start of gas production from the Atoll Phase One project, offshore Egypt. It is producing 350 million cubic feet of gas a day – which is directed to the national grid – and 10,000 barrels of condensate a day. Located in the North Damietta concession in the East Nile Delta, it […]

Centrica invests £60m to boost UK gas production

Centrica is to spend £60 million to unlock a further three billion cubic feet of gas from fields under the Irish Sea. Two 5,000-tonne platforms in the East Irish Sea will be refurbished, which is expected to start later this month. The nine-month project, which will include 50 people working onshore and 300 people offshore, […]

Algeria wants to double its gas output

Algeria is reportedly planning to double its production of gas within a decade. The country produces 1.2 million barrels per day now. Energy Minister Youcef Yousfi told a state radio station last week a new bidding round for oil and gas licences will open in the “coming weeks”, reported Reuters. He said the OPEC nation […]

Gazprom wants £2.4m tablet for CEO

Russian oil giant Gazprom is searching for a tablet worth up to 119.7 million rubles (£2.4m) for its chief executive. The computer device should be based on Apple’s operating system and match the way Alexey Miller’s desktop computer works, according to a tender on the firm’s Gazprom Inform website which appears to have now been […]