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

Petrofac awarded Basra Oil Company EPC Contract

Petrofac has been awarded a contract worth around US$370 million by Basra Oil Company (BOC) for expansion of the Central Processing Facility (CPF), located in the Majnoon Field, Southern Iraq. Under the terms of the 34-month contract, the lump-sum engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) project scope of work includes two oil processing trains, able to […]

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SOMO Does Not Work This Way

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Below is the full Arabic text and source of what was reportedly said by Abdul Alal AL-Yassiry, the Chairman of the Iraqi Centre for Economic and Investment Consultation in Karbala. What prompts […]

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KRG Oil Export Revenues 2017 Assessed

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Introduction KRG’ gross oil export revenues, for 2017, stood at $7.9billion but it was left with only $3.9billion as net earnings. When the Region receives less than half of its gross oil […]

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How Iraq Should Respond to the Strait of Hormuz Crisis

By Youssef Ali. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the nuclear deal and sign the executive order to reimpose sanctions on Iran has had a significant impact on the global oil markets. This move […]

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Genel Energy Shares Rise on Increased Profits

Shares in Genel Energy jumped 12 percent on Tuesday morning after the firm announced increased profits in its unaudited results for the six months ended 30 June 2018. Murat Özgül, Chief Executive of Genel, said: “Genel continues to deliver on its focus. We are generating significant free cash flow, averaging over $10 million a month […]

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Sicuro Group to partner Benaa Al Basra for Oil Ops Centre

Benaa Al Basra has been endorsed by the Iraqi Prime Minister’s office to make Basra’s Oil Operations Centre (OOC) operational. The OOC has appointed Sicuro Group, a CMC-licenced, Iraq-experienced tracking, communications and information provider as the exclusive operating partner. According to a press release from Sicuro, “this new partnership will ensure the required expertise and […]

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Baker Hughes wins Iraq Flare Gas Contract

Baker Hughes, a GE company has been awarded a contract by the South Gas Company of Iraq (SGC) for fast-track solutions to help the recovery of flare gas for Nassiriya and Al Gharraf  [Garraf] oilfields. The importance of the project was highlighted by the attendance of several high-level officials, including HE Jabbar Al-Luaib, the Minister […]

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Oil Exports Rise in July

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has announced interim oil exports for July of 109,847,268 barrels, giving an average for the month of 3.543 million barrels per day (bpd), an increase from the 3.521 bpd exported in June. These exports were entirely from the southern terminals, with no exports registered from Kirkuk via Ceyhan. Revenues […]

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Deloitte Report on Oil and Gas in Kurdistan

Pursuant to the Kurdistan Regional Government Council of Ministers resolution No.73 (3 February 2016) establishing an independent review of the oil and gas industry, today new verified data on oil exports, consumption and revenues have been published covering the period from 1 July 2017 to 31 December 2017. This is a continuation from the first […]

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Iraq Invests to Boost Nasiriyah Oil Field

By John Lee. Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi, Luiebi] has ordered the state-run Dhi Qar Oil Company (DQOC) and Iraq Drilling Company (IDC) to develop the Nasiriyah oil field in Dhi Qar province. He said the Ministry has budgeted $140 million to raise production from the current 90,000 barrels per day (bpd) to 200,000 […]

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Iraq Plans to take over Mansuriyah Gas Field

By John Lee. Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi, Luiebi] (pictured) as ordered Iraq’s state-owned oil companies to devise an urgent plan to develop the Mansuriyah (Mansouriya) gas field, following what he described as the delay and the failure of foreign companies to start developing the field. The field, in Diyala province, was awarded in […]

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