Archive | Iraq Oil & Gas News

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

Iraq declares Additional 10bn Barrels of Oil

By John Lee. Iraqi oil minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi] has announced an increase of 10 billion barrels in Iraq’s oil reserves, bringing its total proven reserves to 153 billion barrels. He said the increase comes from seven oil fields in central and southern Iraq, but did not name the fields in question. Iraq will ask […]

Iraq prepares to curb Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Iraq prepares to curb greenhouse gas emissions through development of a roadmap for mitigation action A total of 27 Iraqi experts and officials discussed and agreed on an outline for Iraq’s actions towards mitigating the cause of climate change that will lead to the finalization of the country’s Roadmap for Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA). […]

Dana Gas claims victory in Kurdistan Dispute

By John Lee. UAE-based Dana Gas has said it had won a judgment against the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) at the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA). The consortium of Dana Gas, Crescent Petroleum and Pearl Petroleum has been seeking to confirm its contract rights and obtain payment from the KRG for gas production. The company […]

3 Killed in blast at Bai Hassan Oilfield

By John Lee. At least three people have been killed while seven others were injured when an oil tank exploded at the Bai Hassan oilfield on Monday. A spokesman for the North Oil Company (NOC) said the blast occurred during a welding operation. (Source: TBP)

Genel Energy Updates on Miran and Bina Bawi Fields

Genel Energy has announced that it has finalised documentation of previously agreed terms of Amended and Restated Production Sharing Contracts (‘PSC’s) and Gas Lifting Agreements (‘GLA’s) for both the Miran and Bina Bawi gas fields. The Amended and Restated PSCs and GLAs for Miran and Bina Bawi incorporate the commercial terms as announced in the […]

Iraq to cut Basra Oil Exports again

By John Lee. Reuters reports that Iraq plans to cut crude oil exports from Basra to 3.013 million bpd in March. This would be comprised of 2.207 million bpd of Basra Light blend, and 806,000 bpd of Basra Heavy. According to the report, this would be the lowest Basra export since August. (Source: Reuters)

DNO to Step Up Drilling Campaign in Kurdistan

DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, today announced a stepped up drilling campaign in the Kurdistan region of Iraq and the Sultanate of Oman on the back of 2016 operating profits and improved payments for exports from its flagship Tawke field in Kurdistan. The Company also released its annual reserves report which showed […]

Genel Energy: Tawke Reserves Update

Genel Energy plc notes that DNO ASA, as operator of the Tawke field (Genel 25% working interest), has today published updated estimates of Tawke field reserves. At 31 December 2016, Tawke gross proved (1P) reserves are estimated by DNO ASA at 348 mmbbls, compared to 387 mmbbls at year-end 2015. At 31 December 2016, gross […]

Oil Export Resumes at Basra Oil Terminal

By John Lee. Reuters reports that loading of crude oil has resumed at al-Basra Oil Terminal (ABOT). Operations were stopped for 24-hours to install a new pipeline feeding the facility, the started again at midnight on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters)