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Crescent Petroleum to Increase Investment in Iraqi Gas

By John Lee. UAE-based Crescent Petroleum is reportedly planning a significant increase in its production of natural gas at its Pearl Petroleum operations in Iraq. President Badr Jafar (pictured) is quoted as saying that there will be an investment of $1 billion to boost production to 500 million cubic feet of gas per day by […]

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Chevron to Resume Drilling in Kurdistan

By John Lee. US-based Chevron plans to resume drilling at the Sarta 3 block in Iraqi Kurdistan. According to a report from Bloomberg, the company had temporarily halted exploration work in October after the Kurds voted in favour of independence. Chevron acquired Reliance Exploration & Production DMCC‘s 80 percent interest and operatorship of the production sharing contracts […]

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OMV Pockets $107m from KRG Settlement

By John Lee. Austria’s OMV has said its third-quarter clean operating result “was positively impacted” by about 90 million euro ($107 million) following a settlement over a dispute relating to the Khor Mor and Chemchemal fields in Iraqi Kurdistan. On August 30, 2017, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and Dana Gas , Crescent Petroleum and […]

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EU Planes Deliver 266 tonnes of Relief Assistance

The European Commission is currently working alongside EU Member States to facilitate emergency aid deliveries in Iraq, to help people affected by the crisis in Mosul. Three additional planes carrying emergency assistance from Austria and France have now touched ground in Iraq, bringing the total number of flights facilitated and co-financed by the Commission to […]

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KRG, Austrian FMs discuss Security

Head of KRG Foreign Relations, Minister Falah Mustafa, on Friday received Austria’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sebastian Kurz in his second visit to Kurdistan to discuss strengthening of bilateral relations as well as recent developments. Both Ministers expressed delight at the level of bilateral cooperation between both governments and expressed their commitment to broaden their […]

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Dana Gas Shares Rise on $2bn Iraq Judgement

By John Lee. Dana Gas has announced that the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) has ordered the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to pay $1.98 billion to a consortium that it leads. In a statement to the Abu Dhabi stock exchange, the Sharjah-based company claims that the judgement is final, binding and internationally enforceable, and […]

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Court Orders KRG Pay Dana Gas $100m

The UK’s High Court has ordered the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to pay a consortium led by Dana Gas $100 million within 14 days. In a statement, the KRG’s Ministry of Natural Resources said: “The Court’s decision does not relate to the substantive merits of the claims and counterclaims in the on-going arbitration between the […]

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Genel Energy Confirms Bina Bawi Acquisition

By John Lee. Genel Energy has announced that it signed a definitive sale and purchase agreement with OMV to acquire its 36% operated stake in the Bina Bawi field. Completion of the acquisition is subject only to government approval, which is expected shortly. The consideration comprises an upfront payment of $5 million. A contingent payment […]

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Austria to Provide Peshmerga with Medical Support

Austria’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sebastian Kurz, received Head of the Kurdistan Regional Government, KRG, Department of Foreign Relations, Minister Falah Mustafa and his accompanying delegation on Friday. During the meeting, which was attended by KRG Representative to Austria, Both sides spoke in detail of the latest military developments in the fight against ISIS, the […]

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