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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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 […]
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. […]
“This will be a strategic meeting to review energy skills and training requirements in Iraq and how these can be met/supported using the GetEnergy Events and GetEnergy Bridge software system as a platform” said Phil Andrews, CEO of GetEnergy.
The Show taking place on the 20th of June will be opened by Iraq’s Deputy Prime Minister and has been organised with the support of the US Commercial Service and Baghdad Provincial Reconstruction Team.
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 […]
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. […]
An OPEC quota of 6 million barrels per day (bpd) will be too low for Iraq and it expects its quota to be no less than that of OPEC’s most influential member Saudi Arabia, Iraq’s oil minister said on Thursday.
Al-Luaiby’s remarks could increase pressure on Baghdad to revise contracts awarded to foreign companies. Ayad Allawi’s Iraqiya bloc, which won the most seats in the recent parliamentary election, said it would like to review oil contracts signed with the majors.
“I ask them (political factions) not to throw the oil sector into the middle of their political struggles. They should leave the sector to the specialists to develop and improve oil output figures,” Jihad said.
Iraq is considering holding a third oil auction for some of its supergiant fields, such as Kirkuk and East Baghdad, if there is enough interest from foreign players, Oil Minister Hussain Shahristani said today.
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.