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Chinese Firm to recover Gas at Halfaya

By John Lee. The China Petroleum Engineering and Construction Corporation (CPECC) has been awarded a contract to recover natural gas from the Halfaya oilfield. Planned production is put at 300 million standard cubic feet of gas per day, according to a statement from Iraq’s Ministry of Oil. (Source: Ministry of Oil)

Oil Production to Increase at Gharaf

By John Lee. Japex is reportedly planning to increase production at the Gharaf oil field from around 90,000 barrels of oil per day (bpd) currently to 230,000 bpd by the end of 2020. S&P Global Platts quotes Japex director Michiro Yamashita as saying that the company has allocated capital expenditure of $460 million for the […]

Al-Burhan Group – Your Route to Iraq

By Padraig O’Hannelly. Building a successful business means delivering what you promise. When I recently needed to go to Baghdad at short notice, I remembered a conversation I had with Abir Burhan, Operations Director of Al-Burhan Group: “Any time you want to go to Iraq,” he said, “we can take care of your visa, flights, […]

Iraq “close to signing” $53bn deal with Exxon, PetroChina

By John Lee. At its regular meeting in Baghdad on Tuesday, the Iraqi Cabinet received a briefing on negotiations led by Iraq’s Ministry of Oil with ExxonMobil and PetroChina on the Southern Iraq Integrated Project. In a statement, the government describes the project as “a mega energy and infrastructure scheme consisting of building oil pipelines, […]

Peshkabir has generated $1bn, 4x Total Spend

DNO, as operator of the Tawke field in Iraqi Kurdistan, has today issued an update on licence activity. Gross production from the Tawke licence, containing the Tawke and Peshkabir fields, averaged 126,759 bopd during the first quarter of 2019. Tawke production currently averages c.73,000 bopd, and Peshkabir c.54,000 bopd. There is an active 2019 drilling […]

DNO to spend $250m in Kurdistan this year

DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, today reported USD 35 million in first quarter 2019 operating revenues from its newly acquired North Sea assets, bringing the total quarterly figure across the portfolio to USD 204 million. The Company generated a net profit of USD 51 million and exited the quarter with a cash […]

Iran Oil Co to Open Office in Iraq

The National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) will set up a representative office in Iraq to facilitate activities by Iranian producers and constructors in the neighboring state. The issue was discussed in a meeting between Iranian oil industry equipment producers and senior managers of the Iraqi Ministry of Oil on the sidelines of the 24th Iran […]

Iraq earns $7bn in Oil Revenues in April

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has announced interim oil exports for April of 103,988,853 barrels, giving an average for the month of 3.466 million barrels per day (bpd), up from the 3.377 million bpd exported in March. These exports from the oilfields in central and southern Iraq amounted to 100,635,009 barrels, while exports […]

Genel Pauses Bina Bawi Plans; Numis Upgrades

By John Lee. Genel Energy has announced that it “will only proceed with significant investment in Bina Bawi once an agreement is reached on a commercial framework that provides a clear route to monetisation.” In a statement, the company said: “As previously announced, the deadline to meet the conditions precedent relating to the Bina Bawi […]

Oil Ministry Finalises Export Figures for March

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has announced interim oil exports for March of 104,696,872 barrels, giving an average for the month of 3.377 million barrels per day (bpd), down from the 3.621 bpd exported in February. These exports from the oilfields in central and southern Iraq amounted to 100,909,946 barrels, while exports from […]