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New Oil Development Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has requested proposals from international oil companies interestsed in developing a number of small- and medium-sized oil fields. The fields concerned are: Sindebad (Basra governorate); Umm Qasr [Um Qaser] (Basra governorate); Rachi (Basra governorate); Abu Khema (Basra governorate); Kumait (Missan governorate); Noor (Missan governorate); Umara (Missan governorate); Dema […]

Diwaniya New Refinery: Another Dubious Proposal?

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Two recent statements from a non-oil producing province proposing a new oil refinery in the province, to be financed by private investor(s), were reported by local media. No reference was found to […]

Four More Wells Completed at Halfaya

By John Lee. The Missan Oil Company (MOC) has announced for the completion of four new wells at the Halfaya field in Maysan province. Adnan N. Sajit, the director general of the MOC, said that the Chinese companies Bohai and Daiken had completed the drilling at the field, which is being developed by Petrochina (CNPC). […]

Oil Firms to Restart Investment, Boost Output

By John Lee. Reuters reports that Baghdad has reached agreement with BP, Shell and Lukoil to restart stalled investment in Iraqi oil fields, allowing production to increase by 250,000-350,000 bpd in 2017. According to documents seen by Reuters, the three firms agreed to spend in the second half of 2016 roughly half the budgets they proposed […]

Five New Wells Completed at Halfaya

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has announced the completion of five new oil wells at the Halfaya oil field. Mr. Adnan N. Sajit, the director general of the Maysan Oil Company (MOC), said the drilling was done by two Chinese companies contracted by Petrochina, the main operator of the field. Production at Halfaya […]

China Reaches $20bn Trade with Iraq

By John Lee. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Ibrahim Al-Jaafari, received a copy of the credentials of the new Chinese Ambassador to Iraq, Mr Chen Weiqing, at the ministry Headquarters.. “Last year, trade [between Iraq and China] reached $20 billion, and today Iraq represents the third largest partner in the Arab world,” Mr Chen […]

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China in $18bn Iraq Pipeline Deal

By John Lee. The China Petroleum Pipeline (CPP) and private company Mass Global have reportedly formed a consortium to build an $18-billion export pipeline from Basra to the Jordanian Red-Sea port of Aqaba (pictured). Iraqi Oil Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi [Adil Abd Al-Mahdi] told Reuters: “The two companies will submit their investment offer to the oil […]

Iraq Oil Exports at Record, and Fully Booked

By John Lee. Iraqi Oil Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi [Adil Abd Al-Mahdi] (pictured) told Reuters on Thursday that Iraq’s plans to increase oil output this year will go ahead, with exports running in January at a record level and unaffected by Iran’s return to the market. He told the news agency he expects output from the […]

Iraq Bans Poultry Imports due to Avian Flu

By John Lee. Iraq has banned the importion of frozen and live poultry products from two dozen countries. According to a report from Reuters, Baghdad restricted poultry imports from France last month, following a reported outbreak of H5N1 bird flu. The ban now extends to Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Bhutan, China, Egypt, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, […]