February saw an announcement of a potential OPEC freeze of production for Saudi Arabia Qatar Russia and Venezuela to January levels. Reformists gained ground in Iranian elections. Eni continues to find success in Egypt with a positive appraisal well on Zohr and a smaller discovery in shallow water Nile Delta. Elsewhere in the region gas projects are at the fore. BP plans to expand Oman s Khazzan project finding productivity improvements. In North Africa Algeria s In Saleh second phase came onstream and a tender has been launched for a second phase of Libya s Bahr Es Salam. Noble Energy submitted a new development plan for Leviathan and Saudi Arabia looks to unconventional gas projects in the north of the country.