Tag Archives | Basra Oil Company (BOC)

Exxon Out of Desalination Project

By John Lee. Talks between ExxonMobil and Iraq on the multi-billion-dollar Common Seawater Supply Project (CSSP) have reportedly broken down. According to Reuters, the director general of the Basra Oil Company (BOC) told reporters that the BOC will award the contract through a tender process, which it expects to complete at the end of July. […]

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Chevron signs Contracts with Iraqi Oil Companies

By John Lee. The US oil company Chevron has signed an agreement with Iraq’s Basra Oil Company (BOC) and Dhi Qar Oil Company (DQOC) to provide expertise and services, including seismic surveys, to the Iraqi companies. Assim Jihad, Spokesman for the Ministry of Oil, said the Ministry aims to sign more memorandums of understanding with […]

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KBR Confirms Contract to Develop Majnoon

KBR, Inc. announced today that it has been awarded a contract by the Basra Oil Company (BOC) for the development of the Majnoon Oil Field in Basra, Iraq. Under the terms of the contract, KBR says it will provide overall project management, multi-discipline engineering support, procurement and construction management services to BOC under a two […]

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New Development Plan for West Qurna-2

LUKOIL and the Basra Oil Company (BOC) signed a Development Plan for the West Qurna-2 field that provides for an oil production plateau of 800 thousand barrels per day. According to the Plan, the oil production of 480 thousand barrels per day will be reached in 2020 and 800 thousand barrels per day is expected […]

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New Contracts Signed to operate Majnoon Oilfield

By John Lee. Basra Oil Company (BOC) has signed contracts with the Chinese company Anton Oilfield Services Group (Antonoil) and the US company KBR to operate and maintain the Majnoon oil field. A statement from the Ministry of Oil put the value of the contracts at $118 million, adding that there would be “other secondary […]

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Antonoil, Petrofac “to take over Majnoon from Shell”

By John Lee. Oil executives have told Reuters that the Iraqi Oil Ministry has signed a two-year contract with China’s Anton Oilfield Services (Antonoil) and Petrofac to operate the giant Majnoon oilfield (pictured). The companies will operate the oilfield on behalf of the state-owned Basra Oil Company (BOC), which will take over operations from Shell […]

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235-MW Rumaila Power Station Opened

By John Lee. Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi, Luiebi] has officially opened the Rumaila power station. The construction of the 235 MW plant was supervised by the China Petroleum Engineering & Construction Corporation (CPECC), the engineering and construction subsidiary of the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC). The Minister said the project is considered as […]

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KBR, Anton Oil to replace Shell at Majnoon?

By John Lee. According to a report from Platts, the Iraqi oil ministry is about to award two management contracts to replace Shell at the Majnoon oil field. Sources say the state-run Basra Oil Company (BOC) has opted to operate the field instead of replacing Shell, and junior partner Petronas, which announced last year it […]

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Iraq to establish Gas Pipeline Company by end-March

By Padraig O’Hannelly. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil is to establish a Gas Pipeline Company (GPC), which shall perform the functions of the Gas-to-Power Aggregator, by the end of this month. According to documents obtained by Iraq Business News, the Director General of the Gas Pipeline Company will be appointed by the Council of Ministers based […]

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BOC “Preparing to Tender” for Water Injection Project

By John Lee. The Basra Oil Company (BOC) is reportedly preparing to tender for a water injection project in Iraq if talks with ExxonMobil and PetroChina fail. Reuters quotes the head of the Oil Ministry’s Petroleum Contracts and Licensing Directorate (PCLD), Abdul Mahdi al-Ameedi, as telling reporters at the CWC Iraq Petroleum Conference in Berlin, […]

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Majnoon Oil Output to Almost Double

By John Lee. Iraq reportedly plans to increase production at the Majnoon oilfield from 240,000 bpd now to 450,000 barrels within three years. Ahmed Abdul Razzaq, the head of a committee in charge of developing the field, told Reuters that the Basra Oil Company (BOC), which will take over operations from Shell, is studying proposals from […]

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Japanese Firm Buys Shell’s Stake in West Qurna 1

By John Lee. Japan’s Itochu has reportedly bought Shell‘s 20 percent stake in the West Qurna 1 oilfield. Ihsan Abdul Jabbar, the head of state-run Basra Oil Company (BOC), told Reuters that the oil ministry discussed the required financial investments and operations at the field with Itochu, and approved the deal. West Qurna 1, operated by […]

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