18 Feb, 2019
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Under the patronage of the Ministry of Energy and Water
University of Aberdeen and American University of Technology
LLM Support Office at the Beirut Bar Association
Present a workshop on:
OIL AND GAS MARITIME BOUNDARIES: A CAUSE OF CONFLICT?
2 DAY COURSE
Friday 22nd & Saturday 23rd February 2019 [9:00am - 6:00pm]
Beirut Bar Association, Beit El Mohami, 1st floor
By the top experts from Aberdeen University Center for Energy Law
With the support of Bank of Beirut
Following the success of [...]
11 Feb, 2019
Under the patronage of the Ministry of Energy & Water, the American University of Technology (Jbeil) LLM support office at the Beirut Bar Association will be presenting a 2-days full workshop (Course) at the lawyers’ House in Beirut on the O&G Maritime Borders: A Cause of conflict? on February 22nd and 23rd.
Workshop will involve top experts from Aberdeen University Center for Energy Law (AUCEL) comprising one of the largest and most able teams of energy faculty in any European law [...]
09 Feb, 2019
Former Lebanese Energy Minister Cesar Abi Khalil discussed on Wednesday January 30th with his Egyptian counterpart Tarek el Molla ways of boosting bilateral cooperation in the petroleum and gas domains, just a day before the formation of the new Government and the handover of the MEW to the new Minister Nada Boustany Khoury.
In a statement, Molla reiterated distinguished relations binding Egypt with Lebanon, expressing Egypt's readiness to offer all forms of assistance to Lebanon in the petroleum and gas domains.
02 Feb, 2019
EURO-MEDITERRANEAN, REGIONAL SECURITY CHALLENGES: “HOW DEFINING MARITIME BOUNDARIES WOULD BOLSTER STABILITY”
ATHENS, Greece (for release 28/29 January 2019): Steps to define maritime borders between Lebanon and Israel would help stability throughout the East Mediterranean region, a leading energy expert told a key industry conference in Athens on Monday.
“In the past, borders were defined by wars; nowadays, with the UN and UNCLOS [or United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea], all Maritime differences can be resolved peacefully,” Roudi Baroudi, a [...]
25 Jan, 2019
OSLO, Norway - by: Offshore staff
PGS expects Lebanon to open its second offshore licensing round this month, with the window for pre-qualification remaining open until April.
The round will last for 12 months, culminating in the award in December of exclusive petroleum rights to explore and develop new hydrocarbon resources offshore Lebanon.
Pre-qualification results will likely be announced in May, followed by a five-month period for the submission of bids, and subsequent assessment in November by Lebanon’s Council of Ministers.
PGS has supported [...]
28 Jan, 2019
Summary / by: Matthew J. Bryza
At beginning of this decade, natural gas prospects in the Eastern Mediterranean generated geopolitical optimism about potential new patterns of regional cooperation that might catalyze a Cyprus settlement, improve Arab-Israeli relations, and provide new gas supplies for Turkey and the EU. Natural gas projects do indeed appear to be reinforcing new strategic triangles among Israel, Cyprus, and Egypt as well as Israel, Cyprus and Greece. Turkey, however, risks being left out of the strategic mix. [...]
20 Jan, 2019
Eastern Mediterranean’s energy ministers meeting in Cairo on January 14 has resulted in a turning point announcement for the region’s energy industry. Seven officials representing Egypt, Cyprus, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan and Palestine agreed to establish the East Mediterranean Gas Forum (EMGF) with the aim to expedite the development of hydrocarbon resources in the East Med, and transform the region into an energy hub. EMGF will be based in Cairo and will be open to new members joining in the [...]