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Chinese Firm to recover Gas at Halfaya

By John Lee. The China Petroleum Engineering and Construction Corporation (CPECC) has been awarded a contract to recover natural gas from the Halfaya oilfield. Planned production is put at 300 million standard cubic feet of gas per day, according to a statement from Iraq’s Ministry of Oil. (Source: Ministry of Oil)

Iraq “close to signing” $53bn deal with Exxon, PetroChina

By John Lee. At its regular meeting in Baghdad on Tuesday, the Iraqi Cabinet received a briefing on negotiations led by Iraq’s Ministry of Oil with ExxonMobil and PetroChina on the Southern Iraq Integrated Project. In a statement, the government describes the project as “a mega energy and infrastructure scheme consisting of building oil pipelines, […]

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 […]

Court approves Chinese Takeover of Kuwait Energy

Kuwait Energy has announces that the Royal Court of Jersey has approved the acquisition of the company by Gold Cheers Corporation Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of United Energy Group Limited (UEG), by means of a scheme of arrangement. The consideration to be paid under the transaction will be US$477,248,630.20 which equates to a per share […]

Market Review: “An Ugsome Ugly Month”

By Ahmed Tabaqchali, CIO of Asia Frontier Capital (AFC) Iraq Fund. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Iraqi market, as measured by the Rabee Securities RSISUSD Index, declined by -9.7% in February, taking the year to date decline to -12.5%. February’s […]

Chinese Company “wins Contract” to build NGL Plant

By John Lee. A Chinese company has reportedly won a contract to build a natural gas liquids (NGL) plant in Basra. According to Xinhua, China’s Petroleum Engineering and Construction Corporation (CPECC) signed the contract on Wednesday with Iraq’s Basra Gas Company (BGC). As a result of the new plant, BGC will increase its gas production […]

Market Review: “Money makes the World go Round”

By Ahmed Tabaqchali, CIO of Asia Frontier Capital (AFC) Iraq Fund. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Iraq Stock Exchange (ISX), as measured by the Rabee Securities RSISUSD Index, started the year not with a bang but with a whimper, as […]

China’s CNOOC to Survey 2 Exploration Blocks

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has signed a contract with the China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) to carry out seismic surveys of two oil exploration blocks. One of the fields is in the territorial waters of Iraq in the Gulf, while the second in the city of Faw (Fao). (Source: Ministry of […]

Market Review: 2018 Review and Outlook 2019

By Ahmed Tabaqchali, CIO of Asia Frontier Capital (AFC) Iraq Fund. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. December 2018 was probably the worst month in a decade for global equities, however the month’s sharp declines are eerily similar to those that drove […]

China Wins Contract for $246m Cement Plant

By John Lee. China’s Sinoma International Engineering has signed a $246-million contract to build a 6000-tonne/day clinker production line in Iraq. The plant will be built for Iraqi Cement in the Samawah of Muthanna. It will handle the entire production process, from raw material crushing to finished cement packaging. Once the contract is finalised, the […]

Oil Production to Start at Block 10 in 2021

By John Lee. Russia’s Lukoil will start production at Block 10 in 2021, according to a report from Platts. The Chinese company Bohai has started to drill the 4th well at the block in southern Iraq. In February 2017 Lukoil announced Iraq’s largest discovery of oil for twenty years at the Eridu field in Block 10, […]