Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Petroleum Affairs

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Petroleum Affairs

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2000 July 27: The Iranian company Petro-Pars signed a $3.8 million deal with the Italian energy group Eni for development of the South Pars natural gas field, located in the Gulf. [7/28 FT, WSJ, 8/11 MEED]

July 28: The London-based Middle East Economic Digest reported that the energy company Saudi Aramco had announced that west of Haradh, it had discovered a gas well, estimating its flow to be 17 million cubic feet a day. [7/28 MEED]

Aug. 2: Going against US protests, Turkey signed a $20 billion deal for the import from Iran of natural gas. [8/3 FT]

Aug. 20: King Muhammad VI announced that in the Talsinnt region, in southeast Morocco, Lone Star Energy, a subsidiary of US-based Skidmore Energy, had discovered oil and gas deposits. It marked Morocco's first discovery of oil and gas reserves. [8/22 FBIS, 8/25 FT, 9/1 MEED]

Aug. 20: The National Iranian Oil Company announced that in southern Iran, north of the Kangan Field, it had made discoveries totaling 1.07 billion barrels of oil and 800 billion cubic feet of natural gas. [8/21 FT, WP]

Aug. 23: The Offshore Kazakhstan International Operating Company (OKIOC) consortium officially announced that in the Caspian Sea, off the coast of Kazakhstan, it had discovered a 3. …

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