Iraq has signed an initial deal with China’s CNOOC and Sinochem to develop the 2.5-billion-barrel Maysan oilfield complex
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Iraq Minister of Oil Hussain Shahristani told a Japanese newspaper on Tuesday that the Japanese consortium failed to ink a deal in order to exploit Al Nassiriah oil field which was taken by an Iraqi Public company. It is to be noted that Nippon Oil Company leads the Japanese consortium in which also participate Inpex […]
Their consortium plans to drill 56 wells and upgrade equipment to boost output by 10 percent by the end of 2010, Dhia Jaafar, the director-general of the state-run South Oil Co., told The Associated Press.
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries’ (OPEC) crude oil supply rose in February to the highest in 14 months led by Angola and Saudi Arabia, a Reuters survey showed, further reducing compliance with output targets. Supply from the 11 members of OPEC with output targets, all except Iraq, is averaging 26.80 million barrels per […]
“Iraq continues to grapple with some very serious problems. I will be surprised if they are able to achieve a supply level of 10 to 12 million barrels a day in a foreseeable future,” Herman T Franssen, President of International Energy Associates, a Washington-based company.
China National Petroleum Company (CNPC) will start work on the Iraqi Halfaya project in the second half of this year, Jiang Jiemin, the chairman of CNPC’s subsidiary PetroChina (0857.HK), said on Friday.
A consortium led by Cnooc Ltd is the frontrunner to win the right to develop Iraq’s 2.5 billion-barrel Missan oil-field complex after agreeing to Iraqi government proposals, officials said Thursday.
For a long time, the northern Kurdistan region was seen as the most attractive oil market in the country but the latest bid rounds in December and subsequent contract signings in the south have made it suddenly “less clear that Baghdad actually needs an oil law with Kurdistan, because they’re actually doing pretty well on […]
At stake is arguably the fiscal future of Iraq and its effect on the world’s supply of oil for the next 50 years. The case centres around the applicability of laws from the previous regime, whether an old law which has not been repealed or altered requires federal oil tenders to be ratified by parliament.
China National Petroleum Company (CNPC) will start work on the Iraqi Halfaya project in the second half of this year, Jiang Jiemin, the chairman of CNPC’s subsidiary PetroChina (0857.HK), said on Friday. Jiang also said it would take a fairly long time to finalize the purchase agreement for a deal to buy 2 million tones […]
While the Iraqi government has made overtures to its Kurdish counterpart in the north to end an oil standoff, much remains in doubt without legislation to keep the industry in check – rules which this time the Kurds are pressing for rather than Baghdad, writes Fawzia Sheikh For a long time, the northern Kurdistan region […]
Backed by armed bodyguards, international oil executives have flocked to Basra to survey their potentially lucrative prizes: the fields that they hope will one day be pumping out dramatically greater amounts of cheap, plentiful crude. For their companies, the fields that they won the rights to develop in two biddings rounds last year are their […]