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Iraq-Iran Eyeing Major Oil Push

Both Iraq and Iran are set to play a bigger role in the world’s oil markets as the technology to develop heavy oilfields grows, it was revealed. ‘While estimates of Iraq’s oil reserves suggest it in the region of 112 billion barrels that figure was calculated some 18 years ago,’ Iraq-British Business Council chairman Mustafa […]

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Kuwait and Iraq Likely to Reach Deal on Border Wells

Chairman and Managing Director of Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) Sami Al-Rushaid expected Tuesday that Kuwait and Iraq would reach an agreement on the exploitation of the oil wells on their border areas soon. Speaking to reporters after the prize giving ceremony of the Chairman’s Award for Health, Safety and Environment, Al-Rushaid said the two countries […]

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Crude Prices ‘reasonable’ – Minister

Iraq’s oil minister said Tuesday that world crude prices are “reasonable” and are high enough to encourage oil investment without hurting the global economic recovery. Hussain al-Shahristani’s remarks in an interview with The Associated Press added to perceptions that OPEC is not eyeing any immediate changes in output despite the past weeks’ large price swings. […]

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Western Zagros Successfully Secures Kurdamir-1 Well

WesternZagros Resources Ltd. has successfully and safely secured the Kurdamir-1 well, following the loss of well control reported on May 15, 2010. The risk of the damaged drill pipe failing and releasing hydrocarbons or hydrogen sulphide (H2S) at the surface has been eliminated. Specialists from Boots & Coots International Well Control Inc. together with personnel […]

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Halfaya forecast 535,000 Bpd in 6 years

Total, the French oil giant, expects that Halfaya oilfield will hit 535,000 barrels per day (bpd) by 2016, from 3,000 bpd now. ‘The plateau is supposed to be reached after 6 years,’ Jean-Jacques Mosconi, head of strategy, told reporters. Halfaya is split three ways between the China National Petroleum Company (CNPC), Total and Malaysian Petronas. […]

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Iran Fire May Blaze for Six Months

Fire fighting officials are predicting that  an Iranian oil rig fire may take as long as six months to put out.Three workers were killed and at least 10 injured. The fire broke out at well number 24 at the Naft Shahr oil field on Saturday. It is in Kermanshah province bordering Iraq.

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