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Genel Energy posts strong Trading Update

Genel Energy has issued the following trading and operations update in advance of the Company’s full-year 2018 results, which are scheduled for release on 20 March 2019. The information contained herein has not been audited and may be subject to further review. Murat Özgül, Chief Executive of Genel, said: “2018 was a very positive year […]

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Jordan and Iraq plan to Increase Trade

By John Lee. King Abdullah II of Jordan arrives in Baghdad today on an official visit to Iraq for talks with President Barham Salih, and Prime Minister Adil Abd Al Mahdi and senior officials, with a view to strengthening bilateral relations and regional development. According to a report from The Arab Weekly, the two countries […]

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Increased Oil Production planned for Majnoon

By John Lee. Oil production at Majnoon oilfield is reportedly planned to increase from 240,000 barrels per day (bpd) currently to 290,000 bpd by the end of 2019 and 450,000 bpd by the end of 2021. State-owned Basra Oil Company (BOC) took over the field from Shell and Petronas at the end of June 2018, with […]

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Lukoil confirms Geological Model for Eridu Field

Russia’s Lukoil has successfully completed testing of the fourth well as part of Eridu field (Block 10) appraisal phase in the south of Iraq. The testing resulted in the commercial flow of dry crude oil that proves the current geological model of Eridu field as effective. ​ Lukoil continues geological exploration at Block 10. For instance, […]

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Iraq to Follow OPEC, Reduce Oil Output

By John Lee. Iraq’s oil ministry has said it will seek to limit oil production to 4.513 million barrels per day (bpd) for the next six months. based on the OPEC deal recently agreed. According to a statement from the Ministry of Oil, this would be a reduction of 140,000 bpd from the reference level […]

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Weir $5m Contract in Iraq

By John Lee. UK-based Weir Group has reportedly signed a $5-million contract to provide “rotating equipment overhaul services” in Iraq. The client was not named, but was described as “a major Iraq JV“. (Source: Arabian Industry)

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Iraq, Jordan to Ease Trade, Finalise Plans for Oil Pipeline

By John Lee. Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi and Jordan’s Prime Minister Dr. Omar Razzaz have agreed a series of measures to increase cooperation between the two countries. Following a meeting at the weekend, they announced that, among other steps, they will finalize the framework agreement for the Iraqi-Jordanian pipeline which will run from Basra […]

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December Oil Exports: Volume Up, Revenue Down

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has announced interim oil exports for December of 115,517,974 barrels, giving an average for the month of 3.726 million barrels per day (bpd), a increase from the 3.377 bpd exported in November. These exports from the oilfields in central and southern Iraq amounted to 112,450,367 barrels, while exports by […]

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Report on “Register of Licenses” – Another Disappointment

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. IEITI Report on “Register of Licenses” – Another Disappointment Iraq EITI (IEITI) released recently the above report, which it says, “In accordance with Standard 2.3 of the International Initiative”; in part it […]

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Kirkuk Oil Exports “to stay Restricted”

By John Lee. Exports from Iraq’s northern Kirkuk oilfields to the Turkish port of Ceyhan will reportedly remain at between 80-90,000 barrels per day, with most of the crude being used to feed local refineries, according to Iraq’s oil minister. Current production at the Kirkuk oilfields stands at around 370,000 bpd, the head of Iraq’s […]

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Halliburton Wins New Drilling Contract in Iraq

US-based oil services company Halliburton has today announced it has signed two contracts with Eni Iraq BV to provide integrated drilling services at Eni’s Zubair oilfield in Southern Iraq. Under the contracts, Halliburton will mobilize four to six rigs to drill development wells over the next two years. Mahmoud El-Kady, vice president of the Iraq […]

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