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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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Chinese Companies to build Fao Refinery

By John Lee. Iraq has reportedly signed a contract with two Chinese companies to build the Fao [Faw] oil refinery. An Iraqi oil official told Reuters the 300,000-bpd facility will include a petrochemical plant. It is to be built by the Power Construction Corporation of China (PowerChina) and Norinco. (Source: Reuters)

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Iraq Awards New Oilfield Licences: FULL LIST

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministy of Oil has awarded all four development projects, and two of the seven exploration blocks, that it offered in its fifth auction of oil licences. Only nine of the 26 companies originally pre-qualified took part in the auction, with majors such as Lukoil (Russia), ExxonMobil (US) and Total (France) not bidding. Development […]

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Siemens to add 700 MW to Rumaila Power Plant

Germany’s Siemens has won a contract to add 700 megawatts (MW) to the Rumaila Gas Power Plant, which currently has a power generation capacity of 1500 MW. Siemens will supply its highly-efficient SST-5000 steam turbines, ensuring the additional power supply comes at no extra fuel requirement while increasing the overall power plant efficiency to more […]

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Antonoil, Petrofac “to take over Majnoon from Shell”

By John Lee. Oil executives have told Reuters that the Iraqi Oil Ministry has signed a two-year contract with China’s Anton Oilfield Services (Antonoil) and Petrofac to operate the giant Majnoon oilfield (pictured). The companies will operate the oilfield on behalf of the state-owned Basra Oil Company (BOC), which will take over operations from Shell […]

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New Gas Treatment Station opened at Bazirgan Field

By John Lee. Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi, Luiebi] has opened a gas treatment station at the Bazirgan field in Maysan [Missan] governorate. The celebration was also attended the members of the parliament, the deputies of the ministry, the directors general and the responsible officials of the ministry, the local government and the governorate. […]

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235-MW Rumaila Power Station Opened

By John Lee. Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi, Luiebi] has officially opened the Rumaila power station. The construction of the 235 MW plant was supervised by the China Petroleum Engineering & Construction Corporation (CPECC), the engineering and construction subsidiary of the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC). The Minister said the project is considered as […]

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AMH Group to build 12,000 Homes in Iraq

AMH Group is pleased to announce it has had its proposal to build 12,000 homes for the Ministry of Transport employees in Basra and Baghdad accepted by the Minister of Transport. The project will be led by an international consortium of Chinese and British companies aimed at closing the housing shortage in Iraq, whilst providing […]

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KBR, Anton Oil to replace Shell at Majnoon?

By John Lee. According to a report from Platts, the Iraqi oil ministry is about to award two management contracts to replace Shell at the Majnoon oil field. Sources say the state-run Basra Oil Company (BOC) has opted to operate the field instead of replacing Shell, and junior partner Petronas, which announced last year it […]

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