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Schlumberger Updates on Iraqi Operations

By John Lee. While describing its activities in Iraq as ‘muted’, oil services company Schlumberger gave details of two projects in the country in its Second-Quarter 2015 Results. Italy’s ENI awarded the company a three-year integrated well construction contract which covers the drilling of 30 wells and includes the provision of land drilling rigs, directional […]

Iraq Petroleum Conference 2015 : a New Kind of Dialogue

By Madeleine White, capacity building specialist and co-founder of Nina Magazine For Arabic please go to arabic.nina-iraq.com It was the third and final day of last week’s Iraq Petroleum conference, hosted by CWC in London. It was breakfast time and I was just about to take a second bite of my croissant, when the guy next […]

Court Rejects ‘Oil-for-Food’ Lawsuit

By John Lee. The US Supreme Court has rejected an attempt by Iraq to revive a lawsuit against companies for allegedly conspiring with Saddam Hussein’s government to subvert the United Nations oil-for-food program. According to the Reuters report, more than 80 companies and other entities were named as defendants in the 2008 lawsuit over the […]

Iraq Loses Oil-for-Food Lawsuit

By John Lee. According to a report from Reuters, a US federal appeals court has rejected Iraq’s effort to sue dozens of companies for allegedly conspiring with the Saddam Hussein regime to subvert the United Nations’ oil-for-food programme and deprive Iraqi citizens of humanitarian aid. The court said Iraq’s government could not recoup damages under […]

Oryx and Others Remove Staff from Iraq

By Patrick M Schmidt. As the United States begun strikes against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants, Canadian oil firm, Oryx, began evacuations of staff from their facilities in the Kurdistan region. The company announced that portion of its Demir Dagh oil field had been shut down. Drilling and other operations continued […]

Mystery Buyer of Kurdish Oil Revealed

After months of remaining out of public knowledge, the buyer of Kurdish oil in America has been revealed. The chemical firm LyondellBasell purchased two tankers worth of Kurdish oil in May. The shipments totaled nearly 533,000 barrels of oil and at the time did not result in any legal action. Data retrieved from the U.S. […]

China Consolidates Position in Iraqi Petroleum Sector

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. China and CNPC are Consolidating Further their Positions in Iraq Petroleum Sector Four years after the first bid round took place, some international oil companes (IOCs) are consolidating their positions. while others […]

Turkey Unlikely to Upset Iraq in KRG Energy Deal

By Semih Idiz for Al-Monitor . Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. It is no secret, thanks to frequent leaks to the media, that energy cooperation between Turkey and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is continuing apace. This, however, has not broken […]