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

EITI Lift’s Iraq’s Suspension

The EITI Board has decided that Iraq has made meaningful progress in implementing the EITI Standard. Validation, the EITI’s quality assurance process, found that Iraq’s performance in implementing EITI Requirements has improved markedly since the country’s first Validation in 2017. Iraq’s suspension as a result of poor results in its first Validation has now been lifted, […]

Iraq, China launch ‘Oil for Reconstruction’ agreement

By Salam Zidane for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. When Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi led a delegation to China in September, Baghdad and Beijing activated an “oil for reconstruction” and investment program. Under the arrangement, Chinese firms work in Iraq in […]

Weatherford Wins New Business in Iraq

Weatherford International plc (OTC-PINK:WFTIQ) has announced it has been awarded two fully integrated rig contracts and one well services (through-tubing intervention) contract with a multinational operator in one of the world’s largest proven oil fields located in Iraq. Frederico Justus, President of the Eastern Hemisphere for Weatherford, said: “Weatherford has operated in Iraq since 2006, […]

Oil Exports slightly down in September

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has announced oil exports for September of 107,276,327 barrels, giving an average for the month of 3.576 million barrels per day (bpd), down from the 3.603 million bpd exported in August. These exports from the oilfields in central and southern Iraq amounted to 103,010,306 barrels, while exports from […]

Baghdad sends delegation to Erbil to Resolve Disputes

By Dana Taib Menmy for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi President Barham Salih met separately Sept. 18 with four Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) leaders — President Nechirvan Barzani, Prime Minister Masrour Barzani, parliament Speaker Rewaz Fayaq and Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani in Erbil, the KRG […]

Transparency in Iraqi Upstream Petroleum Sector

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Transparency in the Arab Countries’ Upstream Petroleum Sector- Iraq as case study* While upstream petroleum sector is either dominant or has significant importance in many Arab economies of MENA region, the transparency […]

Oil Exports Slightly up in August

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has finalised oil exports for July of 111,706,135 barrels, giving an average for the month of 3.603 million barrels per day (bpd), up from the 3.556 million bpd exported in July. These exports from the oilfields in central and southern Iraq amounted to 107,520,044 barrels, while exports from […]

ACWA Power Signs MoU with Iraq Energy Institute

ACWA Power, a Saudi-based developer, owner, and operator of power generation and water desalination plants, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Iraq Energy Institute (IEI), an independent non-profit policy institute, to collaborate on research development projects and enhance capacity building programs that will contribute to the optimum development of Iraq’s energy sector. The […]

TechnipFMC settles Iraq Bribery Case

By John Lee. Oil and gas company TechnipFMC has agreed to pay more than $5 million to settle an Iraq-related corruption case with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The company is alleged to have taken part in bribery between 2008 and 2013 to secure business from Iraqi state-owned oil companies. Just last month, […]

Petrel Resources eyes Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. Irish-based Petrel Resources has said that one of its main priorities has been re-building its presence in Iraq. In its financial results for the six months ended 30th June 2019, the company said: “While challenges remain, the Iraqi government encourages international investors with Iraqi operating experience.  The security situation has dramatically improved […]

Monetization Strategies for Development of Border Oil Fields

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Monetization Strategies for Joint Development of Border Fields in MENA Region Many hydrocarbons fields and exploration blocks, with billons barrels of petroleum, straddle sovereign borders (both onshore and offshore) in the Middle […]