Minister Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, in his statement to the media on the sideline of the 5th Middle East Process Engineering Conference and Exhibition (MEPEC 2019) announced that Oil investments in Bahrain have reached over the past few years.

He said that the Oil and gas development projects include Banagas expansion project, LNG terminal project, oil pipeline project, Bapco expansion project and airport tanks project.

The National Oil and Gas Authority (NOGA) has signed an exploration and production agreement with “Eni” the Italian company, which is expected to to start drilling bloc (No 1) of the first oil well in the northern maritime by the end of this year or early next year, the minister said.

He added that these projects will effectively contribute towards developing the sector in the future, opening new opportunities for young Bahrainis in educational level or jobs openings.