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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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SOMO “Close to JV” with China’s Zhenhua

By John Lee. Iraq’s State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) is reported to be close to a deal with China’s state-run Zhenhua Oil to boost its crude oil sales. According to Reuters, China is under pressure to cut oil purchases from Iran, as the United States re-imposes sanctions on Tehran. More here. (Source: Reuters)

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Siemens to Upgrade Shatt Al Basra Power Plant

Germany’s Siemens will upgrade one of the country’s largest gas-fired power plants. Under a new contract, Siemens will add 650 megawatts (MW) to Shatt Al Basra Gas Power Plant, which currently has a power generation capacity of 1,250 MW and consists of non-Siemens turbines operating in simple-cycle mode. Siemens will supply five of its highly-efficient […]

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KBR Confirms Contract to Develop Majnoon

KBR, Inc. announced today that it has been awarded a contract by the Basra Oil Company (BOC) for the development of the Majnoon Oil Field in Basra, Iraq. Under the terms of the contract, KBR says it will provide overall project management, multi-discipline engineering support, procurement and construction management services to BOC under a two […]

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Fifth Licensing Round: Some Preliminary Considerations

By Alessandro Bacci. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq’s Fifth Licensing Round: Some Preliminary Considerations After the Auction On the morning and afternoon of April 26, 2018, I participated in a petroleum scholar workshop organized in London by the Association of […]

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ExxonMobil, PetroChina “Agree Terms” on South Integrated Project

By John Lee. According to a report from Platts, Iraq has reached “key preliminary terms” with ExxonMobil and PetroChina on the South Integrated Project. The project involves the development of the Nahr Bin Umar and Ratawi oil fields in southern Iraq, with gas plants at the two fields, a multi-field water injection project, storage, pipelines […]

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