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Sweden to Open Trade Offices in Kurdistan

AKnews reports that Sweden is planning to open trade offices in Erbil, as well as an institute to help Iraqis address unemployment, in an attempt to broaden trade relations with both the region and Iraq. The announcement came in a press conference for the Swedish Trade Minister Eva Björling who is in Erbil on a visit. […]

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DNO, Genel, Update on Kurdistan Operations

DNO International ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas company, announced today that it has completed drilling of the Peshkabir-1 exploration well in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and is preparing to test observed oil shows across three potentially producing intervals. Full and sidewall cores suggest a continuous hydrodynamic column within the Cretaceous interval and the […]

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UK Minister Visits Kurdistan Region

Last week (4-5 April) The Rt Hon David Willetts MP – UK Minister for Universities and Science – visited Erbil in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and brought with him a delegation of 12 senior representatives from UK Higher and Further Education. The delegation included three University Vice Chancellors and the Chief Executive of the […]

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Kurdistan Parliament Approves New KRG Cabinet

The Kurdistan Parliament approved the new Kurdistan Regional Government cabinet on Thursday. Incoming Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani (pictured) and his ministers were sworn in to begin their two-year term. While many of the ministers remain in their previous positions, nine new ministers were sworn into the 7th cabinet. Announcing the agenda of the new cabinet, […]

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Shahristani Accuses Kurdistan of Oil Smuggling

The ongoing dispute between Iraq’s central government in Baghdad and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) reached new heights on Monday as Iraq’s Deputy Prime Minister for Energy, Hussain al-Shahristani (pictured), accused the northern region of smuggling rather than meeting its export obligations. According to Reuters, Shahristani told reporters: “Most of the crude produced in the […]

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DNO Updates on Operations in Kurdistan

Following Sunday’s statement from the Kurdistan Regional Government stopping oil exports from the region, Norway’s DNO International has issued the following statement: As of 1 April 2012, the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has instructed DNO International ASA to halt delivery of that portion of crude oil produced from the […]

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Oil Exports from the Kurdistan Region Halted

The export of oil from the Kurdistan Region of Iraq has been stopped from today because the federal government in Baghdad has not honoured its payment commitments, Kurdistan’s Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) said on Sunday. “After consultation with the producing companies, the Ministry has reluctantly decided to halt exports until further notice. There have […]

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Major New Oil Discovery in Iraqi Kurdistan

WesternZagros Resources has made a major oil discovery in the Oligocene reservoir at the Kurdamir-2 exploration well in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The Kurdamir-2 well has reached the intermediate casing depth of 2,812 metres, and has drilled through the Oligocene interval. Wireline logs indicate a porous zone of 140 metres thickness within the Oligocene […]

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Major Discrepancy in Kurdistan Oil Figures

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has said Baghdad must investigate a difference of about 35,000 bpd of crude oil exports from the region that is failing to appear in the national total, and demands payment of over $1 billion owed. The full text of the KRG statement follows: Oil exports from the Kurdistan Region in […]

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Cyprus Airways to Resume Flights to Kurdistan

Cyprus Airway is expected to resume flights to Iraqi Kurdistan next month, reports AKnews. The carrier is planning to re-launch flights to Erbil on April 11, according to Erbil International Airport‘s relations adviser Andrew Jones. Cyprus Airway operated four flights to Erbil in July last year but then stopped the service. Cyprus Airway will operate […]

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