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Zhongman starts Drilling in Diyala Province

By John Lee. China’s Zhongman Petroleum and Natural Gas Group Corp., Ltd. (ZPEC) has reportedly started drilling its first oil well in Iraq’s eastern province of Diyala on Tuesday. The mayor of Qazaniya told Xinhua that it is more than fifty years since an oil well was drilled in Diyala province. Mazin al-Khuzaie added that […]

Iraq Offers India Three Oilfields

By John Lee. Iraq has offered three discovered oilfields to India “on a nomination basis” and agreed to renegotiate a contract pending since 2000, reports Telegraph India. Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily told reporters that Iraq offered to give state-owned Indian firms the Kifil, West Kifil and Merjan oilfields in the Middle Furat region in […]

PPL Starts Exploration Work at Block 8

By John Lee. Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) has started development and exploration of gas Block 8, according to a report from Pakistan Today. Iraq signed the final contract with the company in November, giving it the right to explore an area of 6,000 sq km in the Diyala and Wassit provinces in eastern Iraq. PPL […]

Pakistan Petroleum Signs Contract for Block 8

By John Lee. Iraq has signed a final contract with Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL), giving it the right to explore gas Block 8, covering an area of 6,000 sq km in the Diyala and Wassit provinces in eastern Iraq. During the signing ceremony, Iraq’s deputy oil minister, Ahmed al-Shamma, said “developing exploration block 8 could […]

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 […]

Iraq Signs Energy Exploration Contracts

By John Lee. Iraq signed the gas exploration contract with Pakistan Petroleum Ltd. (PPL) on Sunday for gas Block 8, which lies in the Diyala and Wassit provinces in the East of the country. Meanwhile on Monday, a consortium led by Kuwait Energy signed the contract for oil Block 9, having bid fee of $6.24 […]

ONGC Videsh Close to $1.5bn Iraq Oil Deal

ONGC Videsh Ltd (OVL), the overseas arm of the Indian state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC), may invest over $ 1.5 billion in exploring for oil in Iraq in a block that was awarded to it by the regime of Saddam Hussein, according to a report in the Economic Times. “We are nearing finality […]