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Oil Minister meets head of Exxon Mobil Iraq

By John Lee. Iraqi oil minister, Jabbar al-Luaibi (Allibi), met with the head of Exxon Mobil Iraq, Paul Thiss, in his office on Wednesday to discuss cooperation and investment in the Iraqi energy sector. The Minister said Iraq is about to enter a new age of development of its oil and gas industry and is […]

Oil Firms to Restart Investment, Boost Output

By John Lee. Reuters reports that Baghdad has reached agreement with BP, Shell and Lukoil to restart stalled investment in Iraqi oil fields, allowing production to increase by 250,000-350,000 bpd in 2017. According to documents seen by Reuters, the three firms agreed to spend in the second half of 2016 roughly half the budgets they proposed […]

Iraq Negotiates with Exxon, Petrochina

By John Lee. Iraq’s Deputy Oil Minister has said that Iraq is negotiating with Exxon Mobil and Petrochina to develop the Artawi and Nahran Omar [Nahr Bin Umar, Nahr Umr] oil fields in the south of the country. Fayyad Al-Nima, who has been acting oil minister since Adel Abdel Mahdi [Adil Abd Al-Mahdi] “suspended his participation” […]

Oil Companies Warn of Development Delays

By John Lee. A senior Iraqi oil official has told Reuters that international oil companies (IOCs) have warned of delays to projects to increase its crude oil output if the Iraqi government insists on drastic spending cuts this year. Investments by IOCs are repaid with crude oil, which has become a problem since oil prices […]

Iraq to pay $2bn in Arrears to Foreign Companies

By John Lee. Shafaaq reports that Iraq will pay foreign oil companies about $2 billion in remaining arrears for 2015 in April. The arrears were accumulated to international oil companies (IOCs) such as BP, Shell , ExxonMobil, Eni and Lukoil, which operate in under service contracts, whereby they are paid a fixed dollar fee for […]

PetroChina, Exxon Approached to Boost Production

By John Lee. Iraq has reportedly approached PetroChina and ExxonMobil about investing in a multi-billion dollar project to help boost output from a number of smaller southern fields. The Deputy Chairman of the South Oil Company (SOC), Basim Abdul Kareem, told Reuters that the “Integrated South Project” consists of building oil pipelines, storage facilities and […]

Kentz Awarded Contract at West Qurna 1

Canada’s SNC-Lavalin has announced the award of a contract to Kentz, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, by ExxonMobil, for a new oil processing facility to increase production at its West Qurna 1 oil field in Iraq. Kentz, with its regional partner, is providing the front-end engineering design (FEED), detailed design engineering, procurement, fabrication, construction, […]

IBBC Members Enjoy Annual Retreat

Members of the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC), leading political figures and experts gathered in the tranquil setting of Cumberland Lodge, Windsor Great Park, at the weekend for the IBBC’s annual retreat. The weekend was spent holding discussions and talks on different aspects that affect doing business in Iraq. The event opened on Friday evening […]

PM al-Abadi Meets Oil Bosses

During his visit to Washington this week, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi received the Chairman and CEO of Occidental Petroleum, Mr. Steve Chazen, and the Chairman and CEO of ExxonMobil, Mr. Rex Tillerson, in separate meetings. Both chairmen discussed the progress in oil production in Iraq, and thanked the Prime Minister for the security and stability […]

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 […]

Exxon in Talks Govt on Oil Payments

By John Lee. The Iraqi government has reportedly requested talks with ExxonMobil to restructure oil agreements to help Iraq meet its near-term cash requirements. CEO Rex Tillerson (pictured) is quoted by Reuters as saying that “by and large we are current in our payments,” adding that any change would have to be beneficial to Exxon. […]

ISIS Targets ExxonMobil Site

By John Lee. Islamic State (IS, ISIS, ISIL) militants have attacked Peshmerga forces on the Khazir frontline, north of Mosul, with the aim of seizing equipment and machinery belonging to US oil company ExxonMobil. A Peshmerga commander told BasNews that the extremist group was forced back from the area, including the key villages of Wardik […]