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

New Internet Service for Iraqi Oil & Gas Companies

Global satcom specialist Marlink, based in France, UK-based service integrator Defaultroute and Iraqi Internet service provider Abr Al Manara have announed that they have joined forces to deliver a groundbreaking hybrid digital connectivity service resulting in a multi-million US dollar contract for a major Iraqi oil and gas company. Overcoming the challenges of poor terrestrial […]

Towards Sound Oil Plans, Policy and Governance

By Tariq Shafiq and Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. A Position Statement: Towards Sound Oil Plans, Policy and Governance Through our constant follow-up of the development in the petroleum sector and particularly the activities, statements and information from/ […]

Conflict over Kirkuk Oil Returns

By Omar Sattarfor Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. On March 2, a military force affiliated with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) led by former President Jalal Talabani seized the North Oil Company in Kirkuk province. The military […]

Iran Starts Pumping Oil from Azar Joint Oilfield

Iran on Tuesday, March 14, began pumping 15,000 barrels/day of crude oil from Azar Oilfield which it shares with Iraq. Early production from the field, located in the border city of Mehran, began in a ceremony held in the presence of Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh. Azar Oilfield development project is aimed at production […]

Gulf Keystone: Statement Regarding Recent Media

Further to reports in the media this week, Gulf Keystone (GKP), operator of the Shaikan Field in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, is today clarifying certain points regarding the marketing of Shaikan crude. Recent media does not correctly represent the views of the Company and its Executives. The inference is that the company does not know […]

Cape Pursues Expansion in Iraq

By John Lee. UK-based Cape plc, a provider of critical industrial services to the energy and natural resources sectors, has said that it is pursuing expansion in Iraq, where the Group was awarded initial small contracts from Kuwait Energy and GE during 2016. In its preliminary results for the twelve months to 31 December 2016, […]

Premier Oil has “Successfully Exited” its Position in Iraq

By John Lee. Premier Oil has announced that it has “successfully exited” its position in Iraq. The company was awarded a 40-percent stake in the Block 12 concession in 2012, but said in December 2015 that it would assign its participating interest to the operator, Russia’s Bashneft, which was subsequently acquired by Rosneft. (Source: Premier […]

Capacity Increased at Kirkuk Oil Refinery

By John Lee. The Iraqi Oil Ministry has said that the North Refinery Company (NRC) has successfully added 10,000 barrels per day (bpd) capacity at Kirkuk oil refinery. The new unit brings total capacity to 40,000 bpd, with another 10,000 bpd planned to be added by the end of the year. It will produce oil […]

Gazprom Commissions three New Wells at Badra

Gazprom Neft Badra — a subsidiary of Russia’s Gazprom Neft — has commissioned three new production wells (BD-2, P-14 and P-10) at the Badra field in Iraq. Total production across all three wells is running at 23,000 barrels per day, with daily production at the field totalling 77,000 barrels. All three wells are operating under […]

ShaMaran Shares Gain on Results

Shares in ShaMaran Petroleum gained 5 percent on Thursday after the company announced its financial and operating results for year ended December 31, 2016. Unless otherwise stated all currency amounts indicated as “$” in this news release are expressed in thousands of United States dollars. Highlights and accomplishments included: Construction of the 30,000 bopd Atrush […]