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.

DNO Makes $300m Bid for Gulf Keystone

DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, this morning unveiled a proposal to acquire for USD 300 million all of the enlarged share capital in Gulf Keystone Petroleum Ltd following the latter’s contemplated financial restructuring announced earlier this month. The terms of the DNO proposal, which would comprise cash and shares, reflect a 20 […]

Iraq Negotiates with Exxon, Petrochina

By John Lee. Iraq’s Deputy Oil Minister has said that Iraq is negotiating with Exxon Mobil and Petrochina to develop the Artawi and Nahran Omar [Nahr Bin Umar, Nahr Umr] oil fields in the south of the country. Fayyad Al-Nima, who has been acting oil minister since Adel Abdel Mahdi [Adil Abd Al-Mahdi] “suspended his participation” […]

Genel Energy Receives Full Payment for June

Genel Energy has announced that the Taq Taq field partners have received a gross payment of $24.91 million from the Kurdistan Regional Government for oil sales during June 2016. Genel’s net share of the payment is $13.70 million. The payment reflects full settlement of the invoiced amount for June 2016 oil sales, and incorporates $20.82 […]

Five New Wells Completed at Halfaya

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has announced the completion of five new oil wells at the Halfaya oil field. Mr. Adnan N. Sajit, the director general of the Maysan Oil Company (MOC), said the drilling was done by two Chinese companies contracted by Petrochina, the main operator of the field. Production at Halfaya […]

10th Production Well Commissioned at Badra Oil Field

Russia’s Gazprom Neft has commissioned its 10th production well (P-07) at the Badra oil field. Together with the other wells at the field, the P-07 well is in free-flow production. With production volumes at the newly launched well now at 6,527 barrels per day, its commissioning has allowed daily production levels at the field to […]

IBBC Welcomes Marubeni-Itochu Steel

Japan’s Marubeni-Itochu Steel has joined the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC). The company is a joint venture between Marubeni Corporation and Itochu Corporation, established in October 2010 when the two companies merged their respective steel divisions. Its Tubular Products Division, which operates under the name Marubeni-Itochu Tubulars, supplies tubular products for the energy sector; its […]

Oil Exports Up in July

By Simon Kent. Iraq’s oil exports have been recorded at an average of 3.28 mbpd for July, a rise from 3.18 mbpd in June. This is good news for Iraq, although a two month fall in exports due to infrastructure problems was offset by a slight increase in the price of oil. In June, a […]

Deep Casing Tools Deploys First System in Iraq

Scotland-based casing and completion tool specialist Deep Casing Tools has continued its Middle East expansion with a successful deployment of its unique drillable turbine technology in Iraq. The company’s 7” Turbocaser Express™ high-speed reaming system was deployed recently for a client who had experienced previous liner running issues. The Turbocaser Express™ reamed through multiple problematic […]

UK opens Criminal Investigation into Unaoil

By John Lee. The UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has announced that it is conducting a criminal investigation into Unaoil, the Monaco-based company that has been implicated in an international corruption scandal. A statement from the SFO called for information relating to the allegations: “The SFO is conducting a criminal investigation into the activities of […]

Halliburton Iraq Revenue Declines

By John Lee. In its Second Quarter 2016 Results, oil services company Halliburton has said its Middle East/Asia revenue declined 3 percent from the first quarter, due to lower activity levels in Iraq, Australia, and Indonesia. (Source: Halliburton)

Midyear Review of Iraqi Upstream Petroleum Sector

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Midyear Review of the Iraqi Upstream Petroleum Sector 2016 has been, financially as in any other aspects, so far very difficult and the fiscal difficulties are likely to persist during the second […]