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Iraq Business News brings you the latest information on developments and opportunities in the oil and gas industry in Iraq.

Egypt’s EGPC gets 20% of Siba Oilfield

By John Lee. Kuwait Energy (KEC) has reportedly signed a farm-out agreement giving Egypt General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) a 20 percent participating interest for Iraq’s Siba oilfield. According to Reuters, the agreement is subject to Iraqi regulatory approval. Kuwait Energy has not published any information about the deal on its website. The two companies are […]

Genel Energy Shares near All-time Low

By John Lee. Shares in Genel Energy were trading near their all-time low on Thursday, as markets reacted to the company’s warning on Wednesday that “2016 revenue is expected to be at the lower end of the previously communicated $200-230 million guidance range“. It also said that production levels for the year would come in […]

Iraq to Continue Supporting OPEC Oil Market Stabilization

The Iraqi Minister for Oil has committed to support the efforts of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) aimed at stabilization of the oil market. At a meeting in Baghdad on Wednesday, Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi] told OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo: “Your visit comes at a time when Iraq […]

Gulf Keystone Petroleum receives Shaikan Payment

Gulf Keystone Petroleum (GKP) confirmed today that a gross payment of $15.0 million has been received from the Kurdistan Regional Government (“KRG”) for Shaikan crude oil export sales in August 2016. Gulf Keystone and the KRG’s Ministry of Natural Resources (“MNR”) continue to work towards agreeing the final form of the May, June, July and […]

Genel Energy Trading and Operations Update

Genel Energy plc issues the following trading and operations update in respect of Q3 2016. The information contained herein has not been audited and may be subject to further review. Murat Özgül (pictured), Chief Executive of Genel, said: “Genel has received $163 million in cash proceeds during 2016, underpinning the drilling of successful production wells […]

Emerson Expands Support Facility in Iraq

US-based technology and engineering company Emerson has officially opened its expanded facility in Al Majal Business Park in North Rumaila. The company moved from its existing facility in Albradheya, Basrah to the new facility to increase its capabilities and address the needs of its continuously expanding installed base. The Al Majal facility will serve as […]

IBBC Autumn Conference Cancelled

By Padraig O’Hannelly. The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) has had to cancel its Autumn Conference, originally scheduled for 6th November in Dubai, due to circumstances beyond its control. A spokesperson told Iraq Business News that planning is now underway for an alternative conference to be held in Baghdad in December, with details to be […]

New Oil Development Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has requested proposals from international oil companies interestsed in developing a number of small- and medium-sized oil fields. The fields concerned are: Sindebad (Basra governorate); Umm Qasr [Um Qaser] (Basra governorate); Rachi (Basra governorate); Abu Khema (Basra governorate); Kumait (Missan governorate); Noor (Missan governorate); Umara (Missan governorate); Dema […]

Iraq Resists Joining OPEC Production Cut

By John Lee. Reuters reports that oil prices came under pressure on Monday as Iraqi oil minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi] said Baghdad wants to be exempt from any production cut the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is aiming to achieve. Falah al-Amiri, head of the State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) added that […]

Schlumberger sees Increased Business in Iraq

By John Lee. In its results for the third quarter of 2016, oilfield services company Schlumberger has said that it has increased process systems deliveries in Iraq. While Middle East & Asia Area revenue declined 1% sequentially, lower activity in Indonesia, the UAE, and the South East Asia was mitigated by higher revenue in Saudi […]

Iran’s Gas Exports to Iraq to Begin after Opening LC

The managing director of the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) said the Islamic Republic is fully ready to start exporting gas to neighbouring Iraq as soon as the Arab country opens a line of credit (LC) for the project. “Iraqis are now negotiating with international banks so they can open an LC,” Hamid Reza Araqi […]