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KRG, Iran make Progress on Oil Pipeline Deal

By John Lee. Iran and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) have reportedly agreed the technical details of a plan to build a pipeline that could transfer as much as 250,000 bpd of Kurdish oil to Iran. Taha Zangana (pictured), the KRG’s deputy minister of natural resources, told Al Jazeera: “We [the KRG and Iran] have an […]

KRG Completes May Payment to DNO, Genel

DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, today reported receipt of USD 24.28 million from the Kurdistan Regional Government as a second payment towards May crude oil deliveries to the export market from the Tawke field. With the receipt of USD 15.00 million earlier this week, the payment completes settlement of the total invoiced […]

Lukoil in Talks on Iraq Petrochemical Project

By John Lee. Russia’s Lukoil is in talks with Shell and Total regarding their participation in a petrochemical complex in southern Iraq. President Vagit Alekperov (pictured) told TASS: “To create a petrochemical complex – now the negotiations are under way with Shell and with Total. The Iraqi side supports our efforts.” He added that Iraq […]

Southern Oil Exports below May levels

By John Lee. Reuters repors that crude oil exports from Iraq’s southern ports are averaging 3.144 million barrels per day so far in June. An official from the South Oil Company (SOC) said on Tuesday that this was down from the 3.2 million bpd achieved in May due to maintenance work and weather conditions. (Source: […]

Petrofac Completes Work at Badra

By John Lee. In its trading update on Tuesday morning, Petrofac has confirmed that it has reached “mechanical completion” of the third and final train on the Badra project. The scope of work included detailed design, engineering, procurement, construction, pre-commissioning, commissioning and start-up work on the Badra development’s central processing facility. (Source: Petrofac)

Karbala Refinery Project “Halted … Solvency Concerns”

By John Lee. Work on a the $6-billion Karbala Refinery Project has reportedly been suspended. According to Korea Times, the work has been halted “due to the Iraqi government’s late construction payment, raising concerns about its solvency.” The Engineer, Procure and Construct (EPC) contractor for the Karbala Refinery Project is HDGSK, a South Korean joint […]

DNO, Genel Energy, confirm Tawke Payments

By John Lee. DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, today reported receipt of USD 15.0 million from the Kurdistan Regional Government as partial payment to DNO and partner Genel Energy plc for May crude oil deliveries to the export market from the Tawke field. The total invoiced amount for May is USD 39.28 […]

Amec Foster Wheeler wins BP Iraq Contract

Amec Foster Wheeler announced this morning that it has been awarded a three-year framework agreement by BP Iraq NV to complete conceptual studies and pre-front end engineering design (FEED) work to support BP plans to sustain and grown production at the Rumaila oil field in Iraq. Rumaila, one of the world’s largest oil fields and […]

KRG, Russia discuss Cooperation in Energy Field

On the sidelines of the SPIEF’16 – St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani and his delegation met Mr. Alexander Novak, Russian Minister of Energy. Minister Novka welcomed the participation of Prime Minister Barzani and his delegation at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, stressing the need to further develop the old […]

Tatneft interested in Projects in Iraq

By John Lee. The chief executive of Russia’s Tatneft has said the company is interested in projects in Iran and Iraq. Nail Maganov (pictured) was speaking to Reuters on Friday on the sidelines of the St Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF). (Source: Reuters)

Badra to hit 115,000 bpd in 2017

By John Lee. The First Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Russia’s Gazprom Neft has said that the company plans to boost oil production at Iraq’s Badra oil field from 65,000 barrels per day at present to 115,000 bpd “in the next year“. Vadim Yakovlev told the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) on Thursday that […]