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Official Launch of Dhi Qar Oil Company (DQOC)

By John Lee. Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi] has officially launched the new Dhi Qar Oil Company (DQOC) [Thi-Qar Oil Company]. At a ceremony in Nasiriya, the Minister said he is working to develop the Nasiriya oil field and the other exploratory blocks and fields in the region, and called on international companies […]

Iraq Oil Sector Needs $300bn Investment

By John Lee. Iraqi Oil Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi [Adil Abd Al-Mahdi] has said that Iraq’s oil and gas industry will need an investment of $300 billion over the next 15 years. He made the statement during a visit to Japan, at which he also discussed the long relationship between the two countries in the energy […]

Gharraf Oil Starts Field Production

By John Lee. The Gharraf [Garraf] oil field in Thi Qar [Dhi Qar] province, 85km north of the City of Nasiriyah, produced its first commercial output of oil on 31st August. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil said the flow rate was 35,000 barrels a day, and peak production of 230,000 bpd was expected in 2017. Japan […]

Japan’s JOGMEC to invest in Gharraf Oilfield

Reuters reports that the state-run Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corp (JOGMEC) said on Thursday it expects to provide about 16.3 billion yen ($198 million) of capital in 2011-2012 to Iraq’s Gharaf [Gharraf, Garraf] oilfield development project. In return, JOGMEC said it would take a stake of less than 50 percent in Japan Petroleum […]

Petronas to Train Iraqi Engineers for Gharraf Oilfield

Petronas, the Malaysian state oil firm, has agreed to train 60 Iraqi oil engineers to help it develop the Gharaf oilfield. The engineers will attend an intensive 6-month course in Malaysia and will then be sent back home to supervise the company’s operations, according to a report from Azzaman. Petronas and Japan Petroleum Exploration Co […]

Gharraf Drilling to Start by December

Iraq’s oil ministry announced on Friday that it would begin drilling for oil in the southern Gharraf oil fields by the end of the year. Officials said initial production levels of 50,000 barrels per day from eight oil wells are expected. Malaysia’s state-owned oil company Petronas and the Japan Petroleum Exploration Company (Japex) signed a […]

New Quarterly Production Targets for Basra’s Oilfields

Iraq’s South Oil Company, working with the IOCs, has set quarterly production targets for the country’s southern oilfields for 2011, according to documents obtained by Reuters. Production is targeted reach an average of nearly 2.3m bpd by Q4 2011. Oilfields Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Rumaila 1,175,000 1,201,000 1,226,000 1,250,000 West Qurna 1 260,000 270,000 285,000 […]

Exxon Says Iraq Delay Not Affecting West Qurna

ExxonMobil (XOM.N) and its partner Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) have not been affected by a delay in the formation of Iraq’s new government, and work on their West Qurna Phase One project is moving ahead, an Exxon executive said on Monday. Exxon expects to tender later this year to drill new wells in the supergiant […]