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Indian Firm Wins $37m Seismic Contract in Iraq

By John Lee. Indian-based Asian Oilfield Services Limited has announced that it has won orders totalling $37 million in Iraq. The orders relate to seismic acquisition at Block 12, with $12 million for a 2D survey and $25 million for a 3D survey. Block 12, located in the Najaf and Muthanna provinces, is being developed […]

Rosneft Discovers Oil at Block 12

By John Lee. Bashneft, a subsidiary of Russia’s Rosneft, has found oil at its Salman-1 exploratory well at Block 12 in Iraq. In a statement, the company said that an exploration well was successfully drilled to depth 4,277 metres; oil was found, “which gives grounds for expecting the discovery of industrial reserves“. Rosneft said it […]

Premier Oil has “Successfully Exited” its Position in Iraq

By John Lee. Premier Oil has announced that it has “successfully exited” its position in Iraq. The company was awarded a 40-percent stake in the Block 12 concession in 2012, but said in December 2015 that it would assign its participating interest to the operator, Russia’s Bashneft, which was subsequently acquired by Rosneft. (Source: Premier […]

Bashneft Completes Surveys at Block 12

Russia’s Bashneft has completed field seismic surveys at Block 12 as part of the geological exploration programme approved by the Iraqi Ministry of Oil. The Oil Exploration Company, an Iraqi company specializing in geological and geophysical exploration, which won the open tender in the spring of 2014, has been employed as a contractor to conduct […]

Cabinet Approves 3 Energy Deals, Delays 1

By John Lee. Iraq’s cabinet has approved three oil and gas contracts awarded to foreign firms in the 4th round energy auction in May. Government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh (pictured) said cabinet approved an initial gas exploration contract with Pakistan Petroleum for gas Block 8, another deal led by Russia’s Lukoil along with Inpex of Japan […]

Russia Consolidates its Position in Iraq Upstream Petroleum

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Iraqi Ministry of Oil confirmed in late July that Russia’s Bashneft had accepted the ministry’s maximum acceptable remuneration fee (MARF) for exploration Block 12, which was offered in the fourth bid […]

Premier Oil to join Bashneft in Oil Block 12

By John Lee. Britain’s Premier Oil is teaming up with Russia’s Bashneft to develop Iraq’s oil exploration block 12. In an update to the markets on Thursday, Premier said: “Subject to ongoing discussions with the authorities in Iraq, Premier has agreed to join Bashneft on Block 12, an 8,000 km2 block in the underexplored Salman […]

Russia’s Bashneft wins Iraqi Energy Contract

Russian oil giant Bashneft has been award the rights to explore for oil in the south of the country after nearly one month of negotiations, a senior Baghdad official said on Sunday, according to a report from Bloomberg. This brings the total number of Russian companies with oil deals in Iraq to three. During Iraq’s […]

Just 1 Deal on First Day of Iraq’s Energy Auction

The first day of Iraq’s fourth energy auction resulted in just one successful bid, with four of the today’s six exploration fields receiving no bids from the 47 pre-qualified bidders. The six blocks offered today were numbers 2, 9, 6, 12, 1 and 11. A consortium of Kuwait Energy (40%), Turkey’s TPAO (Turkiye Petrolleri AO) […]

Russia’s Bashneft Eyes Iraqi Oil

Russia’s Interfax news agency reports that OAO Bashneft is in talks to form a consortium to develop Iraqi oil fields. The company, controlled by billionaire Vladimir Evtushenkov’s AFK Sistema, reportedly wants to be a junior partner in a consortium that will bid in the next round of tenders for Iraqi oil fields. (Source: Bloomberg)