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Issue 864 - 06 November 2009

Abu Dhabi pushes UAE nuclear plan

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The UAE's civil nuclear programme is notionally a federal affair, but it is being driven forward with some gusto by Abu Dhabi, confirming its position as the dominant driver of federal energy policy.

United Arab Emirates (UAE)
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The prospect of major oil discoveries appears to have ended questions raised when Gulf Keystone announced that Etamic had become its partner, although there remains little information about the deal

Issue 864 - 06 November 2009

Dubai bids for 100% of Turkmen oil play

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Dublin Stock Exchange and London Stock Exchange-listed Dragon Oil has agreed to a full takeover by its majority shareholder

United Arab Emirates (UAE)
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Al-Khobar-based company Soroof International alleges offshore drilling giant induced it to divulge valuable proprietary and confidential information and trade secrets

Saudi Arabia
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Former ambassador Peter Galbraith, who retired from the US State Department in 2003, and who recently made headlines after resigning as deputy head of the United Nations in Afghanistan, has admitted that he was negotiating a potentially lucrative oil deal in Iraqi Kurdistan in 2004 at the same time as he was advising the regional government on constitutional issues.

Iraq
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Exploration successes by a number of small independent companies in Iraqi Kurdistan have inspired investor interest. But scrutiny of the regional government’s unorthodox financial arrangements with its partners shows that political risks remain high, even if the geological risks are lower than first supposed

Iraq
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Engaging international oil companies in projects at home is essential to meet long-term demand, but MPs’ failure to agree on the way forward means Kuwait is having more success abroad

Kuwait
Issue 860 - 12 September 2009

New oil minister approved

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The Majlis (Parliament) has approved the appointment of Massoud Mirkazemi as oil minister. Mirkazemi, the former commerce minister who enjoys close links with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), has been criticised for his lack of knowledge and experience of the oil industry. His running of the department, which is engulfed in crisis, will be crucial during the new parliamentary term, particularly if further sanctions are imposed on the oil industry over the country’s nuclear programme.

Iran
Issue 860 - 12 September 2009

MBR sets up Dubai oil agencies

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Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum has issued decrees setting up two new authorities – one to manage crude oil sales and the other to manage energy supplies.

United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Issue 859 - 08 August 2009

Chevron closes head office

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US major Chevron Corporation has closed its head office in Kuwait after failed negotiations for enhanced technical services agreements (TSAs) – indicating that the recent government reshuffle may have done little to change political opposition to foreign involvement in the hydrocarbons industry.

Kuwait
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Backed by one of the world’s wealthiest governments, Abu Dhabi National Energy Company is already a major player in ten countries in the GCC, Europe, North America and Africa. Iraq will soon become its next play, chief executive Peter Barker-Homek told GSN

United Arab Emirates (UAE) | Saudi Arabia | Iraq
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Only BP and Chinese partner CNPC were prepared to go ahead with Hussein Shahristani licensing round terms. Mission accomplished for the harassed oil minister, if not for his IOC suitors.

Iraq
Issue 855 - 13 June 2009

OMAN: Nuclear agreement with Russia

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Russia and Oman have signed an agreement on nuclear energy co-operation

Oman
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Genel Enerji’s Heritage Oil deal represents an important first step in the consolidation of Kurdistan’s oil sector. GSN’s soundings suggest the deal isn’t politically motivated, but it will still serve to reinforce the trend of growing Turkish commercial influence in the region, which could be the precursor to warmer political relations.

Iraq | Turkey
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Al-Ghanim & Sons has signed a MoU with Russian state-owned power trader Inter Rao and VTB Bank to invest up to

Kuwait