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New Tenders for Development of West Qurna-2

By John Lee. Russian oil company Lukoil has published tenders for two projects at its West Qurna-2 oilfield: Decentralised Water Injection Facilities – click here for more information; Gas Turbine Power Plant Expansion – click here for more information. Interested companies have until 23rd July to apply for documents, and bids will be accepted until […]

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Deadlines Extended for 2 More Oil Refineries

By John Lee. The Ministry of Oil has extended the closing dates for tenders for two new oil refineries: Muthanna refinery, 70,000 bpd: More information here. Diwaniya refinery: 70,000 bpd: More information here. Companies interested in investing must submit their documents by the end of working hours on Sunday, 30th October 2018. For further information […]

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Video: Protests Outside Oil Field near Basra

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. People are still protesting across southern Iraq, despite a promise by the prime minister to create jobs and improve public services. The unrest began in the oil-rich province of Basra last week and […]

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Video: Iraq Struggles as Protests Spread

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Police and medical sources say at least 11 people have now died in protests in southern Iraq against the poor state of public services. The unrest began in Basra last week and has […]

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Iraq Fails to convince Iran to Resume Power Supply

Iraqi Electricity Minister Qassem Al-Fahdawi (pictured) said yesterday that his country has failed to convince Iran to resume supplying Iraq with electricity. Last Friday, Al-Fahdawi along with an Iraqi delegation arrived in Tehran where they held talks with Iranian officials to resume supplying Iraq with 1,000 megawatts of electricity, which Tehran cut off about two […]

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Norway Increases Support for Mine Clearance in Iraq

“Mine clearance is crucial to prevent the loss of civilian lives, to ensure access for emergency aid, and to enable hundreds of thousands of internally displaced people to return safely to their homes. This is why we are now increasing our support for mine clearance in Iraq and Syria“, Norway’s Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide […]

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Iraq opens Kirkuk Airport for Civil Aviation in Aug

Kirkuk Airport will open for domestic and international flights in August, an Iraqi official announced on Monday, Anadolu reports. Rakan al-Jubouri, the governor of Kirkuk, told reporters that experts from the Ministry of Transportation would arrive in Kirkuk shortly to confirm the date of the first landing. “Kirkuk Airport will serve millions of people from Diyala, […]

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Guilty Plea to Bribery Scheme for Iraq War Contracts

Former Business Partner of U.S. Military Contractor Pleads Guilty to Bribery Scheme Related to Contracts in Support of Iraq War A former business partner of a U.S. military contractor pleaded guilty today to one count of bribery for his role in a years-long scheme to bribe U.S. Army contracting officials stationed at a U.S. military […]

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Iraqi, Kurdish Troops Clear ISIS Safe Haven

Iraqi forces, including peshmerga troops, conducted coordinated clearance operations July 16 to eliminate the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria presence in Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials announced today. Iraqi forces, with coalition support, successfully cleared a ISIS safe haven in the region of the Makhmour Mountains. “Our partners fought valiantly […]

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DNO Picks Up Peshkabir Production in Kurdistan

DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, today announced a two-thirds increase in production from the Peshkabir field in the Tawke license in the Kurdistan region of Iraq to 25,000 barrels of oil per day (bopd) following completion of the Peshkabir-4 well testing program. The well has been placed on production at a rate […]

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OILSERV joins Iraq Britain Business Council

The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) has announced that OILSERV has joined the Council. OILSERV is an independent Oilfield Service Company founded with the purpose of providing world class solutions to clients operating across the Middle East and North Africa. OISERV’s comprehensive range of business lines covers the full life cycle of oilfield services, from […]

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