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Iraq buys 50,000 Tonnes Australian Wheat

By John Lee. Iraq reportedly bought 50,000 tonnes wheat from Australia on Sunday at $312.50 a tonne c&f free out. The tender, which  closed on 31st July, was open to wheat from the United States, Canada or Australia. According to Reuters‘ sources. wheat from the United States was offered lowest at $299.19 a tonne c&f […]

Canada Orders Seizure of Tanker carrying Kurdish Oil

By John Lee. A Canadian court has reportedly ordered the seizure of a cargo of crude oil from the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI). The Iraqi Oil Ministry requested the seizure of the 721,915-barrel cargo on the “Neverland” oil tanker claiming that it has been unlawfully misappropriated by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). The move […]

Canada gives additional US$2.2m for Stabilization in Iraq

The Government of Canada has contributed an additional US $2.2 million to UNDP’s Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilization (FFIS), which finances fast-track initiatives in areas liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). This brings Canada’s total contribution to US$ 6.3 million to date. Based on priorities identified by the Government of […]

ShaMaran Arranges new Fundraising

ShaMaran Petroleum has announced that it that it has successfully completed the book build for the equity issue (the “Private Placement”) announced on January 19, 2017, on a private placement basis, of common shares of the Company (“Common Shares”). The pricing of the Private Placement was determined during the book-building process to be CAD 0.10 […]

IOM Business Support Programmes Assist Displaced Iraqis

The International Organization for Migration (IOM)’s work in community stabilization is assisting Iraqis affected by displacement and conflict to generate their own income and engage in meaningful work. This past week, IOM provided 47 displaced Iraqis with business support packages in Risafa, Baghdad. This livelihood assistance was funded by the Government of Canada and supported […]

Oryx Petroleum to drill third Well at Zey Gawra

Oryx Petroleum has given an update on its operations in Iraqi Kurdistan. In December 2016, the Zey Gawra-1 well was side-tracked (referred to in this press release as the “Zey Gawra-1ST well”) and completed in open hole partially penetrating the Cretaceous reservoir in the Zey Gawra field. Production from the naturally flowing well is currently […]

Blue Sky Energy to Study Salahadin Field

By John Lee. Canadian independent oil company Blue Sky Energy Inc. has announced that it has commissioned an independent resource evaluation report that summarizes and updates resource volumes on its first prospect, the North Salah ad Din field, which it describes as “a historical discovery within its license area recently acquired in Iraq“. According to […]

Canada, UK help Women’s Empowerment in Kurdistan

KRG Minister Falah Mustafa today received a joint UK-Canada delegation headed by Ms. Crystal Procyshen, Chargé d’affaires of Canada in Iraq, to discuss women issues. Ms. Procyshen stated that this visit was a fact-finding mission, which should provide them with a better understanding of the situation of women and their needs in specific areas in […]

WesternZagros Receives $5.5m Insurance Claim

By John Lee. WesternZagros Resources  has announced that it has received US$5.5 million from an insurance claim related to the drilling program for the Hasira-1 well in Iraqi Kurdistan, where testing of the well had to be prematurely terminated in early 2015 due to a considerable influx of reservoir formation debris plugging the tubing. “The […]

Canadian Firm wins Contract for Night Vision Equipment

By John Lee. Canada’s Newcon Optik has won a contract for “the provision of night vision monocular with training and maintenance package” in Iraq. The contract was awarded by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), and is valued at $834,058. (Source: UNGM)

Over $2bn in New Money for People of Iraq

Statement by the Co-Hosts Canada, Germany, Japan, Kuwait, The Netherlands, and the United States at the July 20 Pledging Conference in Support of Iraq Over $2 billion in new money has been pledged for the people of Iraq in response to Da’esh’s campaign of tyranny that has resulted in enormous suffering, deprivation, and devastation for […]

Canada Plans Field Hospital for Mosul Battle

By John Lee. Canadian Minister of Defence Harjit Sajjan has announced that Canada will establish and staff a field hospital (or military hospital) as a part of its contribution to the forthcoming battle for Mosul, expected some time over the coming winter. Sajjan noted, “As part of our ongoing commitment, Canada will soon deploy up […]