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Basrah Gas Company to Increase Capacity by 40%

By John Lee. Shell has reportedly announced that the Basrah Gas Company (BGC) has taken a “final investment decision (FID)” on its growth programme, which will increase BGC’s capacity by 40 percent. According to Oil and Gas Middle East, the decision was taken with the support of all BGC’s shareholders: South Gas Company (SOC), Shell […]

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Taq Taq Oil Reserves Update

Genel Energy has announced that McDaniel and Associates (‘McDaniel’) has completed the competent person’s report (‘CPR’) relating to the oil reserves at Taq Taq as at 31 December 2018. Field performance in 2018, and notably the success of the TT-29w well drilled on the northern flank of the field, has led to an upwards technical revision […]

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DNO Increases Oil Reserves, Shares Rise

Shares in DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, were trading up five percent on Monday afternoon following the company’s announcemnt that it has replaced 2018 production through additions to reserves, marking the second consecutive year in which the Company’s replacement of proven reserves reached or exceeded 100 percent of production. “DNO’s stellar record […]

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Lukoil Drills New Production Wells at West Qurna-2

Russian oil company Lukoil has commenced drilling of new production wells at West Qurna-2 field as part of the second development phase. The company has so far concluded contracts to drill 57 production wells, including 54 wells at Mishrif formation and 3 wells at Yamama formation. The drilling campaign will ramp up production at West […]

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Oil Smugglers can count on Corruption in Iraq

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Accusations are flying about oil smuggling in Iraq’s Ninevah province, and many accusers say government officials, armed factions and other powerful parties are involved. Representatives of the province, including parliament member Ahmed al-Jubouri, have said recently […]

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DNO Reports Record Revenues

DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, today announced 2018 net profit of USD 354 million on revenues of USD 829 million, the highest annual revenues in the Company’s 47-year history. Cash flow from operations increased 40 percent to USD 472 million in 2018, of which USD 334 million represented free cash flow. Operated […]

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Eni eyes New Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. Oil Minister Thamir A. Al-Ghadhban met Eni’s CEO Claudio Descalzi on Monday in Baghdad. Eni’s CEO outlined the Company’s current activities in the country in light of the recent achievements of the Zubair field development. Mr. Al-Ghadhban and Mr. Descalzi also discussed future opportunities and development investments that will further strengthen Eni’s […]

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Jordan to Buy Discounted Oil From Iraq

By John Lee. Jordan has reportedly agreed to buy 10,000 barrels per day (bpd) of Kirkuk crude oil from Iraq. According to The Jordan Times, Jordan’s Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Hala Zawati (pictured), said the oil will be bought at a discount of $16 to Brent crude, to cover the difference of transport […]

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PM receives the Putin’s Special Envoy to MEA

By John Lee. Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi has received the Russian President’s Special Envoy to the Middle East and Africa, the Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia and his accompanying delegation, Mr. Mikhail Bogdanov, who conveyed the greetings of the Russian President and the Russian Prime Minister to His Excellency, renewing the support of the […]

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Genel Energy gives update on Taq Taq Field

Genel Energy has announced an update on activity at the Taq Taq Field (Genel 44% working interest). Testing of the TT-32 well has now completed. The well flowed oil from three separate zones, with a maximum individual zone flow rate of c.5,500 bopd with a 36/64″ choke. The free water level was encountered at 1458 […]

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January Oil Exports: Volume Down, Revenue Up

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has announced interim oil exports for January of 113,111,437 barrels, giving an average for the month of 3.649 million barrels per day (bpd), down from the 3.726 bpd exported in December. These exports from the oilfields in central and southern Iraq amounted to 110,245,281 barrels, while exports from Kirkuk […]

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