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Zhongman starts Drilling in Diyala Province

By John Lee. China’s Zhongman Petroleum and Natural Gas Group Corp., Ltd. (ZPEC) has reportedly started drilling its first oil well in Iraq’s eastern province of Diyala on Tuesday. The mayor of Qazaniya told Xinhua that it is more than fifty years since an oil well was drilled in Diyala province. Mazin al-Khuzaie added that […]

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Sonangol Ramping Up Oil Production in Iraq

By John Lee. Sonangol has said it plans to increase production at its Najmah and Qayara oilfields to about 230,000 barrels per day (bpd). The Angolan state oil company owns 75 percent of the oilfields, south of the city of Mosul, with estimated oil reserves of more than 1 billion barrels. Output at Qayara is […]

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Dana Gas Doubles Sales in Iraqi Kurdistan

By John Lee. Sharjah-based Dana Gas has announces that during Q1 2019, Pearl Petroleum has received $112 million (AED 411mm) from the sale of condensate, LPG and gas in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI). Dana Gas is a 35% shareholder in Pearl Petroleum and accordingly, its share of such receipts by Pearl Petroleum is […]

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IBBC holds 9th Annual Spring Conference

The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) held its annual Spring Conference at the Mansion House in London on 10 April, hosting officials from the UK and Iraqi Governments and delegates from the major companies operating in Iraq covering all sectors of the economy. The conference was entitled ‘Iraq – Financing a Modern Economy’ and was […]

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New Oil Well Enters Production at Taq Taq

By John Lee. Share in Genel Energy closed Thursday up 2.75% after the company announced an update on activity at the Taq Taq field (Genel 44% working interest), as testing of the TT-20z well has now been completed. In a statement, the company said the well has entered production at an initial rate of 2,000 […]

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Dana Gas Boosts Production in Kurdistan

By John Lee. Sharjah-based Dana Gas has announced that its average production for Q1 2019 has increased by 6% year-on-year to 68,700 boepd from 65,000 boepd in Q1 2018. The first quarter production increase was led by the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI), which leapt to 32,750 boepd in Q1 2019 from 26,300 boepd in […]

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Iran, Iraq agree on Development of Joint Oilfields

Iran and Iraq have reached an understanding on the joint development of the Naft Shahr and Khorramshahr oilfields, Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh has announced. Speaking on Sunday, during a visit to the Energy Industries Engineering and Design (EIED), an affiliate to the Oil Industries’ Engineering and Construction (OIEC), the official said: “There are […]

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Genel Energy names New CEO

Genel Energy has announced the appointment of Dr. Bill Higgs as Chief Executive Officer, and as a member of the Board of Directors, with immediate effect. Esa Ikaheimonen, Chief Financial Officer, has also been appointed to the Board. Dr. Higgs joined Genel as Chief Operating Officer in October 2017, and has since led on the […]

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More details of Genel Energy Dividend

Genel Energy has announced that, at the bondholder meeting held today, the Company’s proposal was adopted and the waiver of the dividend restriction in 2019 has been confirmed. With respect to the 2018 financial year, a year in which free cash flow totalled $164 million, the Board has accordingly recommended a final dividend of 10¢ per […]

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Uneven Development in the Iraqi 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. This article may also be downloaded here in pdf format. Restraining the Game-Changer: A Decade of Uneven Development in Iraq Petroleum Sector* Abstract and Introduction The development of the Iraqi petroleum sector […]

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Lebanon calls for Restoration of Iraq Oil Pipeline

By John Lee. The Speaker of the Lebanese Parliament has reportedly called for the restoration of an oil pipeline between Iraq and Lebanon, which ceased operation during the Iran-Iraq war more than 30 years ago. On the last of a four-day visit to Iraq, during which he met with Iraqi President Barham Salih, Nabih Berri […]

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