Tag Archives | Iraqi Drilling Company (IDC)

IDC to Drill Oil Wells at Nasiriya

By John Lee. The Iraqi Drilling Company (IDC) has signed a contract with the Dhi Qar Oil Company to drill 20 wells at Nasiriyah oil field. Fayyad Hassan Nehmeh, Undersecretary for Extraction Affairs, said the new wells will increase the field’s oil production by 40,000 bpd, in addition to the investment of gas associated with […]

New Drilling Contracts Awarded at Majnoon

By John Lee. Basra Oil Company (BOC) has signed two contracts for new drilling at the giant Majnoon oil field. China’s Hilong Oil Service & Engineering Company is to drill 80 oil wells at a cost of $54 million, while the Iraqi Drilling Company (IDC) will drill 43 oil wells at a cost of $255 […]

New Contract for Drilling 40 Wells at Majnoon

By John Lee. Iraq’s Basra Oil Company (BOC) has agreed a deal with the state-owned Iraqi Drilling Company (IDC) to drill 40 new oil wells in the giant Majnoon oilfield. In a statement on Thursday, the Ministry of Oil said the aim is to increase production at the field to 450,000 barrels per day (bpd) […]

INOC takes over 9 State Oil Companies

By John Lee. Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi, Luiebi] has transferred ownership of nine state-owned oil companies from the Ministry of Oil to the newly-created Iraqi National Oil Company (INOC). The Minister is also the President of INOC. The companies transferred to INOC ownership are: Iraqi Oil Exploration Company Iraqi Drilling Company (IDC) State […]

Iraq Drills first Well in Huwaiza Oil Field

By John Lee. The Ministry of Oil announced on Sunday that it has started drilling the first well in the Huwaiza [Huweiza] oil field near the Iranian border, in Maysan [Missan] governorate. The field is being developed by Missan Oil Company (MOC), with drilling being carried out by the Iraqi Drilling Company (IDC). Geological studies […]

Interview: Chairman of Oil & Gas Cmte of Basra Council

CWC’s third Basra Oil, Gas and Infrastructure Conference will take place this year in Beirut, Lebanon on 24-25 of October 2016. In a pre-conference interview with the Chairman of the Oil and Gas Committee of Basra Council, Mr Ali Fares outlined the most important issues that the Basra delegation will focus on during the conference, […]

Iraq Invites Investment in new Refineries, Storage Tanks

By John Lee. Iraq’s new oil minister, Jabbar al-Luaibi, has invited international oil companies to invest in four new oil refineries across the country: Kirkuk: 150,000 bpd; Kut: 100,000 bpd; Samawa: 70,000 bpd; and, Basra: 100-150,000 bpd. Contracts will be considered on both BOT (Build–Operate–Transfer) and BOO (Build–Own–Operate) bases. The Minister made the announcement during […]

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 […]