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ADIPEC 2017 Expected to See Increased Business for Offshore & Marine Services 06 November 2017

The Offshore and Marine industry is expected to see increased business at this year’s Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC), with analysts predicting modest increases in spending for maintenance and production in the oil sector, and significant investment expected for new offshore natural gas projects in the Eastern Mediterranean....

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Seven killed in Iranian refinery fire 30 October 2017

The death toll from a fire at Tehran Oil Refinery rose to seven after one of those injured in the incident died in hospital, according to the Iranian Tasnim news agency. The fire, which broke out on October 27 was initially reported to have killed six people and critically injured two. One of the latter succumbed to his injuries on October 28. ...

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Turkey arrests four over fatal explosion at Tupras refinery 16 October 2017

Turkish authorities have arrested four people over the October 11 explosion at the Tupras refinery in Izmir province which killed four workers, the state-run Anadolu news agency said. A further three have been released on probation. The report gave no details of what charges the four may face....

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ADIPEC confirms expanded programme for world’s largest oil and gas technical conference 29 September 2017

Organisers of the annual Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC), hosted by ADNOC, have confirmed the event’s technical conference, already the world’s largest for oil and gas professionals, will see a significant increase in scope for 2017 to include the downstream industry for the first time....

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One dead, 3 injured in explosion at Kurdish steel plant 28 September 2017

An explosion at the Sulaimani Steel Factory in Bazian, Kurdistan, northern Iraq, has killed one Nepali worker and wounded three others. The inured Nepalis were rushed to hospital, according to a local police source....

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Israel gas supply affected by closure of Tamar offshore field after leak 25 September 2017

Israel's natural gas supply was interrupted from September 22 after a leak was detected on the Tamar platform causing all production from the field to be shut down. Tamar, 20 kilometres off the coast of Ashkelon, began production in 2013 and is Israel's primary source of natural gas, as well as supplying gas exports to Jordan. So far it has produced more than 1 trillion cubic feet....

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Iranian group suspected of hacking Saudi aviation and petrochemical industries 22 September 2017

A new report by FireEye, a cybersecurity firm, claims that a group of hackers targeting the aviation and petrochemical industries in Saudi Arabia, the US and South Korea, is suspected of working in Iran for its government. Stuart Davis, a director at one of FireEye's subsidiaries, briefed journalists on the report in Dubai on September 20....

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New Kuwait oil spill reported off southern coast 20 September 2017

Another oil spill was reported on September 19 in the Ras al-Zour area, where the Kuwait National Petroleum Company is building the Middle East’s largest refinery. This is the latest in a series of unexplained leaks off the Gulf State in recent months, with another reported in the same area last month and another, at Abu Fatira, measured at over a nautical mile in length....

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ADIPEC Increases CEO Line-up for Global Business Leaders Conference 14 August 2017

Delegates at this year’s Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) will have more opportunities than ever to hear some of the oil and gas industry’s most powerful executives speak in open-invite conference sessions, after organisers confirmed they will increase the number of Global Business Leader panels for 2017....

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Explosion and blaze at Israeli munitions factory injures one 20 June 2017

An explosion and fire at an arms development site in central Israel left one person injured on June 1. The incident, at the Israeli Military Industries factory in Ramat Hasharon near Tel Aviv, was caused by an explosion on a production line according to an initial investigation reported in the Times of Israel....

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