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US Congressional Staff visit Kurdistan

A large delegation of US Congressional staff visited the Kurdistan Region last week to meet with government officials, local businesses and schools, and to get a first hand view of how US-KRG relations can be further developed and improved. “This was the first Congressional staff delegation of its kind and size to the Kurdistan Region,” […]

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British Ambassador’s Notebook: A Week in Kurdistan Region

By Michael Aron, Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Iraq. This article was originally published by Rudaw, and is re-published with permission by Iraq Business News. Rather than the usual one or two day visit to Erbil, I have just spent a week in Kurdistan Region travelling to Suleymaniya, Dohuk, Soran and Shanidar. What a […]

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Afren Bolsters Kurdistan Team

Afren plc announced on Wednesday several senior technical management appointments for its operations in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. Appointment of Managing Director Afren MENA Afren announces the appointment of Mr David Kennedy as Managing Director Afren MENA, who will assume responsibility for Afren’s operations in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, including the major Barda […]

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British Ambassador Concludes Week-Long Visit to Kurdistan

Britain’s Ambassador to Iraq on Friday concluded a one-week visit to the Kurdistan Region by meetingwith President Masoud Barzani and Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani. He visited all three of the Region’s governorates, meeting students, officials and civil society representatives. Ambassador Michael Aron met with Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) officials and visited all three provinces of […]

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Petroceltic Planning to Drill in Kurdistan in 2013

In its preliminary results announcement on Thursday, Irish oil and gas exploration company Petroceltic made the following statement on its operations in Iraqi Kurdistan: Petroceltic has been considering making an investment in the highly prospective Kurdistan region of Iraq for several years. We were attracted by the prospective geology of the region, in the shape […]

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New Oil Discovery in Iraqi Kurdistan

Iraqi Kurds say they have struck a new oil find at the disputed district of Shaikhan, north of the city of Mosul. According to the report from Azzaman, the discovery of reserves of up to 917 million barrels in an area close to Mosul, the capital Nineveh, is certain to fuel tension between Iraqi Kurds […]

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US-Kurdistan Business Council names Gen James Jones as CEO

The U.S.-Kurdistan Business Council (USKBC), a trade group of U.S. companies investing in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, named former U.S. National Security Advisor General James Jones (USMC-Ret) as the council’s CEO last week during a reception honoring President of the Kurdistan Region Masoud Barzani. “General Jones is exceptionally knowledgeable about Kurdistan and about the […]

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Kurdistan to Double Trade Volume with Sweden

Trade between the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and Sweden hit $154 million last year and the Swedish authorities are planning to double that figure by 2015, reports AKnews. Swedish Minister of Trade, Eva Bjorling (pictured), opened the Swedish Embassy’s trade office in Erbil, and an institute to help Iraqis address unemployment, on Tuesday. Fathi Mohammed, […]

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Afren Jumps on Kurdistan Oil Find

Shares in Afren jumped more than 10% in early trading, before falling back slightly, following the company’s announcement that the high impact Simrit-2 exploration well, located on the Ain Sifni PSC in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, has discovered a significant oil accumulation based on the results of drilling, wireline logs and sidewall core sampling. […]

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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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