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

Iraq 2017 Oil Target “Within Reach”

Iraq’s ambition to boost oil-output capacity to a record 5mn bpd is “not unrealistic” as the country prepares for the end of OPEC-mandated supply limits, according to analysts. Iraq, which has been rehabilitating its oil industry after years of conflict, has vowed to keep expanding capacity while respecting an Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries’ accord […]

Sarens delivers Oil Rig to North Rumaila

Maneuvering through narrow streets in the stifling heat, 24 Sarens employees and 5 police officers successfully delivered an oil rig to the North Rumaila Oil Field in southern Iraq. This super-giant oil field is an important resource: it contains an estimated 17 billion barrels of oil, or 12% of the country’s reserves. Sarens performed the […]

Assessment of KRG-Rosneft Recent Deals

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Many of my Kurdish colleagues, members of the Finance and Oil Committees in the Iraqi federal Parliament, asked for my opinion on these deals. In response to that request and due to […]

Kirkuk’s Oil to play big role in Kurdish Independence

By Kamal Chomani for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. After decades of waiting, the Kurds are finally set to hold a referendum on independence in the fall. Massoud Barzani, the president of Iraqi Kurdistan, met June 7 with Kurdish political parties to discuss the […]

Genel Energy Receives Payment for Exports

Genel Energy has announced that the Taq Taq field partners have received a gross payment of $15.24 million from the Kurdistan Regional Government (‘KRG’) for oil sales during March 2017. Genel’s net share of the payment is $8.38 million. The payment reflects full settlement of the invoiced amount for March 2017 oil sales, and incorporates […]

WesternZagros Boosts Capacity at Garmian

By John Lee. WesternZagros Resources has announced that the operator has completed the installation of surface equipment to expand the Sarqala production facility. Current production for the Sarqala-1 well is approximately 9,500 barrels per day of oil, which is in line with the company’s first quarter guidance expectations. (Source: WesternZagros)

GKP Shaikan Payment Update

By John Lee. Gulf Keystone Petroleum (GKP) has announced that the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has made a gross payment of $15.0 million ($12.0 million net to GKP) for Shaikan crude export sales in February 2017. (Source: GKP)

Oil Exports Up Slightly in May

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has announced preliminary oil exports for May of 101,134,586 barrels, giving an average for the month of 3.262 million barrels per day (bpd), slightly more than the 3.252 bpd exported in April. Exports from the southern terminals totalled 100,445,000 barrels, with 679,580 barrels exported from Kirkuk. Revenues for the month were […]

Genel Energy: Taq Taq rate of decline slows

Tony Hayward (pictured), Chairman of Genel Energy, has given an update on the business at the Company’s Annual General Meeting this morning: Genel has a clear strategic focus – maximising the generation of free cash flow from our oil assets, accelerating the recovery of the receivable for unpaid oil sales, and crystallising value from the […]

Genel Co-Founder Nat Rothschild Resigns

By John Lee. Genel Energy has announced that Nathaniel Rothschild and Simon Lockett have resigned from the Board. Accordingly, they will no longer stand for re-election at the Annual General Meeting of Genel Energy on 6 June 2017. Rothschild, along with form BP boss Tony Hayward, created the company in 2011 when their investment company […]

Rosneft, KRG agree to Expand Strategic Cooperation

Russia’s Rosneft and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), as part of the XXI St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, signed a series of agreements on widening their cooperation in exploration and production of hydrocarbons, commerce and logistics. The documents were signed ahead of the meeting between the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and the […]

Gazprom, Luaibi discuss Badra Oil Project

A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Jabbar al-Luaibi, Minister of Oil of the Republic of Iraq, took place in St. Petersburg today. The parties discussed the Badra project, which is implemented in Iraq by Gazprom Neft. Currently, the Badra field produces as much as 77,000 barrels of oil per day. Gazprom Neft continues to […]