Israeli delegation to visit for gas field unitisation talks

Cyprus Mail, 19th November 2015

AN Israeli delegation will be visiting the island next week to discuss with their Cypriot counterparts the matter concerning the extension of the Aphrodite gas field into Israeli waters. Israel’s energy minister Yuval Steinitz confirmed the visit while speaking at an oil and gas conference in Tel Aviv (UOG 2015).


Momentum Building for Texas-Israel Gas and Oil Cooperation

Momentum is building for increased partnership between Israel and oil and gas companies in Texas, said an official from America’s Lone Star State. “We’re trying to get Texas companies interested in the oil and gas opportunities here in Israel — not just the major E&P (exploration and production) companies, but all the supporting companies, all the services it takes to run an oil and gas industry,” Clare Freeman, president and CEO of the Texas-Israel Chamber of Commerce, told the Jerusalem Post on Tuesday at the Universal Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition in Tel Aviv.


Israel to resume offshore oil and gas exploration

Globes English, 18th November 2015

Minister of National Infrastructures, Energy and Water Resources Yuval Steinitz plans reopening Israel’s exclusive economic zone in the Mediterranean for oil and gas exploration. Speaking at the Universal Oil and Gas Conference in Tel Aviv yesterday, Steinitz said, “Exploration has only been carried out in 25% of Israel exclusive economic waters. The gas outline agreement will be approved in mid-December and will go into effect at the start of 2016. Then several months after that, I have already given instructions to open up the waters.”


Steinitz: Gas outline to be fully activated, in place by the new year

Jerusalem Post, 18th November 2015

Bringing an end to a nearly yearlong freeze in the natural gas sector, the country’s disputed natural gas compromise outline will be fully implemented by the new year, National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Minister Yuval Steinitz said Tuesday. These consultations will take place over the coming weeks, and should not require more than a few meetings, Steinitz confirmed Tuesday, during his address at the Universal Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition in Tel Aviv.


Israel to open up offshore for exploration

Interfax Energy, 20th November 2015

Israel plans to open up more of its offshore territory to explorers when its new gas regulatory framework comes into effect at the start of next year, according to Yuval Steinitz, the minister of national infrastructure, energy and water resources.

Steinitz told the Universal Oil and Gas conference in Tel Aviv on Tuesday by announcing that he had already instructed his ministry to open up the country’s exclusive economic zone for new exploration.


Israeli Energy Minister Expects Majors to Enter Country’s Energy Industry

Natural Gas Europe, 19th November 2015

Yuval Steinitz, the Israeli Energy Minister already sees the light at the end of the tunnel when it comes to the approval of the long-awaited natural gas regulatory framework in Israel. In his opening remarks to Israel’s 2nd Annual Oil & Gas Conference, which was opened yesterday (Tuesday) in Tel Aviv, Mr. Steinitz painted a rosy future for the Israeli natural gas industry the day after the framework is approved.


Texas firms looking to explore Israeli gas market, says expert

Jerusalem Post, 18th November 2015


UOG 2015: PM Netanyahu to End Israeli Gas Deadlock ‘Within Weeks’

Rigzone, 17th November 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is weeks away from signing a document that will lead to the resumption of efforts to develop Israel’s natural gas sector, the country’s energy minister said Tuesday. Rigzone heard Energy Minister Dr. Yuval Steinitz tell the Universal Oil & Gas Conference in Tel Aviv that Prime Minister Netanyahu will meet with the Israeli parliament’s Economic Affairs Committee over the next couple of weeks before signing Article 52.


Global Downturn is Rare Opportunity for Israel to Recruit Oil, Gas Talent

Rigzone, 19th November 2015

Israel has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to import the skills and knowledge it needs to develop itself into an oil and gas hub in the eastern Mediterranean, according to speakers at this week’s Universal Oil and Gas Conference, which is being held in Tel Aviv.


Heads Up, Russia! Israel is an Oil & Gas Play Worth Considering

Oil & Gas Eurasia, July-August 2015

It’s not a secret that one in eight Israelis have Russian or Soviet roots. Russian is the most widely non-official language in Israel and between Tel Aviv and Moscow there are at least five flights a day on some combination of Aeroflot, Transaero or El Al (article continued on page 1)




Israeli Gas: Much Progress Ahead of UOG 2015 Meet this November

Rigzone, 18th May 2015

Last November saw the inaugural Israeli Universal Oil & Gas Conference (UOG 2014) at the Dead Sea Resort. The event, covered by Rigzone, helped to explain the opportunity that Israel has thanks to huge offshore reserves of gas, principally at the Leviathan and Tamar discoveries, as well as a potential bonanza from onshore oil shale.


UOG 2014 Attendee Maersk Drilling targets Leviathan contracts

Globes English, 21st January 2015

Maersk Drilling commercial manager: “The Israeli government may make things difficult, but it is also willing to listen and to learn.”


UOG 2014 hailed a success: Israel set for major investment

Scandinavian Oil Gas Magazine, 2nd December 2014

Delegates from all corners of the world attended Israel’s 1st international oil and gas conference and exhibition at the Dead Sea last week, learning about the country’s future oil and gas opportunities offshore and onshore as well as the challenges going forward.


Gaza Marine Development Could Help Deliver Israeli Security

Rigzone, 23rd November 2014

Investment in energy infrastructure in the Palestinian territories, including the Gaza Marine gas field, would be good for Israel’s security and the country’s wider relations with the Arab world, according to a speech made at last week’s Universal Oil & Gas 2014 conference at Israel’s Dead Sea Resort.


Dutch again presenting their know-how on natural gas at Israeli energy conference

Netherlands Embassy in Tel Aviv, 21st November 2014

For the second time in two weeks, the Netherlands presented its expertise in the natural gas at a major energy conference in Israel. During the Universal Oil and Gas Conference, which is taking place from 18-20 November 2014 at the Dead Sea resort of Ein Bokek, the ambassador of the Netherlands presented the Dutch gas sector to the conference’s participants. A Dutch booth at the conference was supported by Dutch branch organizations IRO, FME and Nogepa.


Israel Must Improve ‘Erratic and Unclear’ Oil, Gas Regulations

Rigzone, 20th November 2014

The state of Israel still has to do a lot of work in order to improve “erratic and unclear” regulations if it is to produce stable conditions for the oil and gas industry to flourish. This was the key message that came out of Wednesday’s Universal Oil & Gas 2014 conference, which is being held at the country’s Dead Sea resort this week.


“Not developing Leviathan costs state $3bn a year”

Globes English, 20th November 2014

Speaking at the 2014 UOG Energy Conference at the Dead Sea, Noble Energy Inc. (NYSE: NBL) Israel Country Manager Binyamin (Bini) Zomer said, “Each year that Leviathan is not developed costs $3 billion. The Leviathan project is designated primarily for export, because the Tamar reservoir is enough to supply all of Israel’s natural gas needs in the coming years.”


Proven Technologies are Key to Israel’s ‘New Era of Onshore Oil’

Commercial Diver Network, 19th November 2014

Tried-and-tested oilfield technologies will be the key to delivering “a new era of onshore oil” in Israel after the failure of the sector to gain traction in previous decades, according to Harold Vinegar – former Shell Oil Company Chief Scientist and current Chief Scientist at Genie Oil & Gas.


Commissioner Barry Smitherman addresses Israel’s 1st International Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition Dead Sea

Railroad Commission of Texas, 18th November 2014

Commissioner Barry Smitherman today addressed Israel’s 1st International Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition discussing the success of the Railroad Commission of Texas’ oil and gas regulation in helping to develop energy security for the United States.


Proven Technologies Will be Key to Israel’s ‘New Era of Onshore Oil’

Rigzone, 18th November 2014

Speaking Tuesday in the opening keynote session of the Universal Oil & Gas 2014 Conference and Exhibition at the Dead Sea Resort, Israel, Vinegar delivered a brief overview of the history of oil and gas exploration in the country before explaining how its onshore oil can be exploited.


Israel’s bridge to the Arab world: Palestinian natural gas?

Haaretz, 21st November 2014

Israel needs to see the Palestinians — including the Gazans — as an asset as they strive to join the regional power grid, the Quartet’s energy adviser tells Haaretz.


“כל שנה שלוויתן לא מפותח המדינה מפסידה 3 מיליארד ד'”

Globes, 20th November 2014

עורך הדין של קבוצת דלק הישראלית דן הכהן: “פיקוח על מחירי הגז לא יכול לקרות, לא יקרה ולא עובד בשום מקום בעולם. זהו רק איום סרק, אבל גם בתור ‘רק איום’ הוא חייב להיפסק”



“מי שמתעלם מ-1.8 מיליון פלסטינים שיושבים בחושך, יתעורר עם ביוב בחופי ת”א”

The Marker, 19th November 2014

מי רוצה לרכוש את הגז הטבעי שמול חופי עזה, ומדוע הפצצת תחנת הכוח בעזה צריכה להדאיג את ישראל? עו”ד אריאל אזרחי, היועץ הישראלי של הקוורטט לנושאי אנרגיה, חושף את אחורי הקלעים של שוק האנרגיה האזורי



גל הרשקוביץ: “הממשלה צריכה להקים בהקדם גוף שידחוף את פיתוח לוויתן”

Bizportal, 15th November 2014

לפני ארבע שנים כותרות העיתונים בישרו כי מדינת ישראל הופכת לנסיכות של גז טבעי. זה היה אחרי שנובל אנרג’י ויצחק תשובה גילו את מאגר ‘לוויתן’ העצום. יותר מ-4 שנים חלפו מאז ונראה שקברניטי המשק לא למדו כלום מהעיכוב בפיתוח מאגר ‘תמר’ וככל הנראה שוב הצרכן הישראלי והכלכלה ימשיכו לשלם את המחיר.




British-Zionist entrepreneurs aim to attract international gas players to Israeli market

Jerusalem Post, 12th November 2014
A father-son entrepreneurial team from the United Kingdom hopes to sway the world’s major gas and oil players to set their sights on the growing Israeli natural gas market.


UOG 2014: Oil & Gas in the Promised Land

Rigzone, Friday 7th November 2014

On November 18, Israel will host its first-ever international oil and gas conference at the David Dead Sea Resort. The three-day event, called “Universal Oil & Gas 2014”, aims to create a platform for collaboration, partnership and networking opportunities in the emerging Israeli oil and gas industry.


World-renowned energy experts to speak at Israeli exhibition

Press and Journal, 31st October 2014

Some of the world’s top energy experts have been announced as guest speakers at Universal Oil & Gas 2014 (UOG 2014) in Israel later this year.

UOG 2014 aims to be the largest event of its type to date in Israel, creating a global platform for collaboration, partnership and networking opportunities in the emerging Israeli oil and gas industry.


Speakers for Israel oil and gas conference confirmed

Energy Voice, 21st October 2014

Energy experts from across the globe will join forces in Israel for an oil and gas exhibition.

The Universal Oil and Gas 2014 (UOG 2014) exhibition is expected to be the largest event of its kind in the country, and aims to create a platform for collaboration and partnership in the Israeli oil and gas industry.


UOG 2014 speakers announced

OE Digital (Offshore Engineer Online), 20th October 2014

Some of the world’s top energy experts have been announced as guest speakers at Universal Oil & Gas 2014 (UOG 2014) in Israel later this year.

UOG 2014 aims to be the largest event of its type to date in Israel, creating a global platform for collaboration, partnership and networking opportunities in the emerging Israeli oil and gas industry.


Israel looks to Texas as promised land for energy investment

Houston Chronicle, 5th September 2014

Israel is searching for inspiration and expertise in Texas, the headquarters of its energy benefactor and the epicenter of the United States’ own oil and gas renaissance. Recently Michal Niddam-Wachsman, the Consul for the Israel Economic Office in Houston has been hyping Israel’s 1st International Oil and Gas Conference, scheduled for 18-20th November at the David Dead Sea Resort & Spa Hotel.


Texas-Israel Chamber delegation

Energy Global, 18th August 2014

Houston has become the latest energy hub to register their interest in the oil and gas potential of Israel. The Texas-Israel Chamber of Commerce have shown their commitment to exploring Israel’s onshore, offshore and unconventional opportunities by confirming a delegation will be attending Universal Oil & Gas Dead Sea 2014 (UOG 2014), Israel’s first major international oil and gas conference and exhibition as part of a trade mission from 15 – 21 November.


Houston commits delegation to Israel’s UOG

Energy Voice, 14th August 2014

Houston has followed Aberdeen’s lead by committing a delegation to Israel’s first major international oil and gas conference. The Texas-Israel Chamber of Commerce confirmed a group will be attending the Universal Oil & Gas Dead Sea (UOG) summit in November.



AGCC keen to push Israeli energy opportunities

Press and Journal Energy, 7 July 2014

Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce is keen to see north-east energy businesses take part in the first ever UKTI supported oil and gas trade mission for their sector to Israel.


Energy Businesses should take advantage of Israeli opportunities

Energy Global, 1 July 2014

Led by Aberdeen Grampian Chamber of Commerce, energy businesses in the north-east of Scotland are being called to take part in the first ever UKTI supported trade mission for their sector to Israel.


Aberdeen chamber invites north east firms to Israel

Energy Voice, Aberdeen, 30 June 2014 

Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce has called on energy firms in the north east to take part in its first trade mission to Israel.

The UK Trade & Investment (UKTI)-sponsored event will allow delegates to participate in the country’s first international oil and gas conference and exhibition, Universal Oil & Gas (UOG), in November this year.


Israel Dawns Upon The Energy Industry

Roustabout Energy International Magazine, June 2014 Edition

Compared to many other emerging energy markets, business in Israel is renowned to be conducted with transparency and good governance, where contract law is similar to that in the European Union and North America.


Can Israel become an energy giant?

Press and Journal, Aberdeen, 16 May 2014

Former Royal Dutch Shell chief scientist Harold J. Vinegar was recently names as chairman of the Universal oil & Gas 2014 Dead Sea conference and Exhibition (UOG 2014), which takes place later this year.


World renowned Scientist believes Israel has potential to be major player in energy market

Scandanavian Oil & Gas Magazine, 7 May 2014 

One of the world’s leading oil and gas Scientists has hailed Israel’s “budding” energy industry as possessing the potential to match the global success of its technology sector.



Former Shell Chief Scientist: Israel to be Major Force in Energy Market

RIGZONE, 6 May 2014

The organizers of the Universal Oil & Gas Dead Sea Conference and Exhibition, Israel’s first major international oil and gas conference, have announced that Dr. Vinegar will be chair of the event when it takes place in November this year.


Israel: the Oil, Gas Opportunity

RIGZONE, 2 May 2014 

Since natural gas was first discovered offshore Israel in 1998, the country has seen the growth of an oil and gas industry that promises to provide not only an economic boost to the country itself but could also prove to be a diplomatic tool that can be used to build better relations with some of its neighboring states.


VIDEO: Leviathan deal should be catalyst for North Sea firms to make Israel move, says oil chief

Energy Voice, 7 February 2014

The organiser of a new conference aimed at increasing interest in Israel’s oil and gas reserves believes a major investment in the country announced today will spark interest from Aberdeen firms.


“What role should national governments have in funding research and development in the oil and gas industry?”

Offshore Engineer Digital, 1 December 2013

Research and development is key to competition, innovation and attracting financial investment in oil and gas. In emerging markets, the role of national government is to support business, by equipping a young, evolving workforce with the necessary skills to succeed in the industry.


Israel attempts to balance regulations infrastructure with LNG growth

Offshore Engineer Digital, 22 October 2013

The COO of UOG, Joshua Beagelman, and his father, CEO Michael Beagelman, held an event in Houston to educate and promote business partnerships in the oil and gas sectors between the US and Israel. 


Israel: the next big thing for Scottish energy sector?

Energy Voice, 13th November 2013

Scottish companies would be “foolish” not to act on the opportunities the Israeli oil and gas sector has on on offer, believe the organisers of a new Middle East energy conference.


Aberdeen Energy Sector Learns of Opportunities in Israel

Aberdeen Business News, 15 November 2013

The Aberdeen oil and gas community were shown the huge economic potential of Israel’s energy sector in a landmark briefing this week at a ‘Lunch and Learn’ hosted by Aberdeen City Council and chaired by the Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce.