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Basra Oil Jetty Resumes Operations

By John Lee. Basra oil terminal, which was damaged by a tanker collision last month, is reported to have been successfully repaired on Sunday. Officials at the South Oil Company (SOC) told Reuters that a one-million-barrel tanker was loading light crude at the terminal on Monday. Total crude oil exports had not been affected by […]

AMAR Water Treatment Plant revitalises Basra Community

By Emily Couch. Clean water, clean start: AMAR water treatment plant revitalises Basra Community Iraq has long been hampered by a failing water system. The devastating 2007 cholera outbreak underlined the desperate need to improve Iraq’s water and sanitation systems. In 2008, UNICEF reported that less than 50% of the country’s population had access to […]

More Details on New Basra Refinery Project

By John Lee. The Ministry of Oil has given more information on the new investment opportunity to build a new 300,000-bpd refinery in Basra’s Faw (Fao). The refinery is capable of being extended by adding new units for the petrochemicals industries. The execution is according to the methods of BOT or BOO according to the […]

Iraq, Iran agree to Resolve Dispute on Joint Oil Fields

By Sara al-Qaher for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  On Feb. 20, the Iraqi Oil Ministry signed a memorandum of understanding with the Iranian Oil Ministry to settle disputes over the joint oil fields and examine the possibility of building […]

Faihaa-3 commences Oil Production

Kuwait Energy has announced the commencement of oil production from the Faihaa-3 well located in the Block 9 concession situated in the Basra Governorate. The Faihaa-3 well started commercial production on 12 February 2017 at 40/64 inch choke size and has stabilized at a gross daily rate of 5,200 barrels of oil per day (bopd). […]

Oil Discovered at Block 10

By John Lee. Russia’s Lukoil and Japan’s Inpex have successfully completed the testing of the first exploratory well, Eridu 1, at Block 10 in Basra governorate. The well recorded a daily flow rate of more than 1,000 cubic meters of sweet oil from Mishrif horizon, confirming geological expectations of a large hydrocarbon field presence within […]

Oil Export Resumes at Basra Oil Terminal

By John Lee. Reuters reports that loading of crude oil has resumed at al-Basra Oil Terminal (ABOT). Operations were stopped for 24-hours to install a new pipeline feeding the facility, the started again at midnight on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters)    

Basra Oil Terminal stops Loading for 24 hrs

By John Lee. Oil exports from Iraq’s main gulf terminal have reportedly stopped from midnight on Tuesday for 24 hours to allow the installation of a new pipeline. Two sources at the South Oil Company (SOC) told Reuters that loading at the three single-point moorings (SPMs) connected with the Basra terminal will not be affected. […]

British Council makes award to Basrah Museum

The British Council has award £460,000 to the Basrah Museum project. This project sees the completion of three remaining galleries in the newly opened museum. The old Basrah Museum was looted in the 1st and 2nd Gulf Wars and was closed in 2003. The new museum is housed in one of Saddam Hussein’s former palaces. The […]

Iraq Oil Exports Break Record

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has said that total oil exports for November have reached a record high of 4.051 million bpd. The figure is made up of 3.407 million bpd from the southern oilfields, 64,000 bpd from Kirkuk, and 580,000 bpd exported from fields controlled by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). The Ministry […]

Australian Firm wins work on $80m Basra Project

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Municipalities and Public Works (MMPW) has reportedly appointed Australia-based Protechnique as the main contractor for the $80-million Basra Water Pumping Station, P2R. According to a report from Construction Week Online, it will provide engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services for the project’s transmission reservoir and transmission pump station; chlorine building; […]