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Antonoil Wins $140m Iraq Contract

By John Lee. China’s Anton Oilfield Services Group (Antonoil) has announced that the Group has received a notification from an oil company customer operating oilfield projects in south Iraq,  adding that “the general contract is awarded to Antonoil for the provision of oilfield workover and completion services“. A press release from the company continued: “Internal approval […]

Is Oil Industry Killing the Poor in Wasit?

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Chinese Company Pollutes, Causes Disease: Is The Oil Industry Killing The Poor in Wasit? As soon as the Chinese oil company began extracting oil from the Ahdab oil field in […]

Antonoil Wins $18m Contract

By John Lee. China’s Anton Oilfield Services Group (Antonoil) has announced that it has won a bid for what it describes as “the provision of three well’s workover and other services in middle Iraq“. As the chief contractor for the project operated by an international oil company, Anton is commissioned to provide a series of […]

Chinese Firm wins $526m Drilling Deal

By John Lee. Iraq has approved a $526.6-million (614 billion Iraqi dinar) drilling deal with China’s Zhongman Petroleum and Natural Gas Group (ZPEC) for the West Qurna II oilfield, according to Reuters. Under the 28-month contract, ZPEC will drill 66 production oil wells at the Lukoil-operated field. Current production capacity at West Qurna II is […]

GKP ex-Chairman Claims “Forced Out”

By John Lee. Gulf Keystone‘s former Chairman Simon Murray (pictured), whose retirement was announced by the company on Tuesday, told Reuters he was effectively forced to quit the company. Murray said he disagreed with the firm’s decision to raise $41 million through an equity issue at a 21 percent discount to the market, a move intended […]

CPP, NAWAH Deal on Energy Projects

By John Lee. China Petroleum Pipeline (CPP) and North America Western Asia Holdings (NAWAH) have announced that the two companies have entered into an agreement to jointly pursue potential energy sector development projects in Iraq. Under the agreement signed during a formal ceremony in CPP’s global headquarters in China, CPP and NAWAH will seek an […]

Iraqi FM Receives Chinese Ambassador

By John Lee. Foreign Minister Dr. Ibrahim al-Jaafari received on 15th January the Chinese ambassador to Iraq, Mr. Wang Yong. Dr. Jaafari hailed the Chinese support for Iraq in its war against terrorism through its humanitarian assistance to the displaced people, pointing out that Iraq is looking forwards to establishing better relations with China, and […]