Tag Archives | Dohuk

Atrush Production expected this Summer

By John Lee. Oil production at the Atrush block is expected to start “around late June to August“, according to a report from Rudaw. The pipeline (pictured) from the oilfield, in Kurdistan’s Duhok governorate, is reported to be nearing completion, with initial production expected to be about 30,000 bpd. The website of the Abu Dhabi National […]

Genel Energy Shares Slide on Lower Production Forecast

By John Lee. Genel Energy has issued the following trading and operations update in advance of the Company’s full-year 2016 results, which are scheduled for release on 30 March 2017. In the statement (see below), the company said it expects a significant drop in production in 2017. Share were trading down 11 percent on Tuesday. […]

Duhok launches Provincial Development Strategy

The Governorate of Duhok launched its Provincial Development Strategy 2016-2018 in a ceremony organized in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the European Union (EU), and NOREL non-governmental organization. Conceptualized with the support of UNDP’s EU funded Local Area Development Programme (LADP), the Strategy seeks progress in six areas: Multi-sector economy, geographical location, […]

Germany Donates EUR 4m to Boost Community Policing

The Federal Republic of Germany has donated EUR 4 million to IOM Iraq to support its “Strengthening Community Policing in Iraq” project between March 2016 and December 2017. By supporting community policing in Iraq, IOM enhances overall efforts to advance democracy, human rights and the rule of law in Iraq in liberated areas. Community-policing models […]

Opening of the American University of Duhok

The American University of Duhok has been officially opened in a ceremony held on Tuesday. The ceremony was attended by Kurdistan Region President, Masoud Barzani, Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani, Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council and Honorary President of the American University of Duhok, Masrour Barzani, a number of foreign diplomatic representatives and KRG and […]

Genel Energy Outlines 2016 Plans

By John Lee. In its trading update this morning, Genel Energy gave the following plans for its operations in Iraqi Kurdistan: The majority of planned activity and capital expenditure in the KRI is discretionary, which confers significant flexibility. The Company will leverage this flexibility and match activity to the level of cash proceeds received from […]

PM Barzani Praises Role of Private Sector

Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani hailed the private sector for its effective contributions to the Kurdistan Region economy since approval of the Investment Law in 2004. Prime Minister Barzani expressed satisfaction with the expansion of investment in the sectors of agriculture and industry. His statements were made during last week’s visit to Dohuk Governorate, […]

Family-run UK Firm Wins first Iraq Order

A family-run UK company which makes window and door restrictors has won its first order in Iraq. Jackloc‘s products will be installed at the Sheraton Dohuk Hotel in Iraqi Kurdistan, which opened earlier this week. Director Emma Wells told Insider Media: “Securing this order in a new export market is very exciting for us. “We […]

IOM Aids Construction IDP Camp

Over 500 families have moved into the newly opened Shekhan camp for internally displaced people (IDPs) in northern Iraq over the past week and hundreds more will move in in the coming days. The camp has been constructed by a consortium of humanitarian partners with the support of multiple donors and will eventually provide shelter […]

Shell Staff Raise Money for AMAR

Shell Iraq staff dug deep into their own pockets to raise money for the AMAR International Charitable Foundation. They collected almost £10,000 ($14,700), which Shell management generously agreed to double. The photo from Khanke IDP camp near Dohuk today show AMAR staff distributing essential supplies for babies and young children which were bought with some […]