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NIDC Eyes Iraqi Drilling Market

The National Iranian Drilling Company (NIDC) is planning to participate in neighboring Iraq‘s drilling tenders. Speaking to reported on the sidelines of an oil show in Kish Island, on Tuesday, Sepehr Sepehri, NIDC managing director, said the company’s approach is to secure itself a toehold in global markets, adding NIDC is planning to participate in […]

BP, Eni “interested in Majnoon Oilfield”

By John Lee. Reuters has reported that both BP and Eni have expressed an interest in developing the giant Majnoon oilfield, which Shell plans to exit next year. Iraqi oil officials told the news agency that Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has not yet started negotiations with either company. BP is currently developing the Rumaila field, […]

BHGE to supply Generators for Halfaya Oilfield

Baker Hughes, a GE company, has signed an agreement for the provision of turbine generators to PetroChina International Iraq, in the biggest Turbomachinery & Process Solutions (TPS) agreement ever between the two companies.  BHGE will deliver its Frame 6B gas turbine electric generator trains to support power generation for the Halfaya oilfield located in the […]

Weir wins Maintenance Contract at Zubair Oilfield

Weir Oil & Gas Dubai has reportedly been awarded a contract with Eni Iraq BV to provide global maintenance services for gas compressor units and associated equipment located in the three Initial Production Facilities (IPF) plants in the Zubair oil fields in Southern Iraq. The gas compressor units are comprised of gas engines, gas compressors, […]

Italy contributes $2.7m to Stabilization in Iraq

The Government of Italy has contributed an additional US$2.7 million (€2.4 million) to UNDP’s Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS), which finances fast-track initiatives in areas liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). This brings Italy’s total contribution to FFS to almost US$10.6 million (€9.4 million) to date. Based on priorities identified […]

New Partnership to Revitalise Smallholder Agriculture

In an important step toward financing its first post-war agricultural investment project in Iraq, the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) met with a high-level Iraqi delegation in Rome last week. The project will target 20,000 rural households in the poorest southern governorates of Missan, Thi Qar, Qadissiyah and Muthana. The delegation was welcomed […]

Naval Vessels Delivered after 26-year Delay

By John Lee. Two naval vessels have reportedly been delivered to the Iraqi Navy after a 26-year delay. According to IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly, the Assad-class corvettes were built in Italy by Fincantieri in the 1980s, but were not delivered due to the UN arms embargo on Iraq following its invasion of Kuwait in 1990. […]

Is Mosul Dam now Stable?

Iraqi officials report that Mosul Dam now stable; experts continue to question its stability After six months of intensified repairs, Iraqi officials claim the massive Mosul Dam has been saved from impending disaster. But experts say it will always be at risk of collapse and will need constant maintenance. In a statement on May 5, […]

Interview with Loris Tealdi, Managing Director, ENI Iraq b.v.

The eleventh edition of the Iraq Petroleum Conference taking place on 22-23 May 2017 in London is set to gather the Country’s industry experts to discuss the future of Iraq’s hydrocarbons sector. Ahead of the conference, CWC Group Director Nawar Abdulhadi interviews one of the key speakers of this year’s event, Mr Loris Tealdi, Managing […]

NIC Chairman meets Italian Deputy Minister

By John Lee. National Investment Commission (NIC) Chairman Dr. Sami Al-Araji and Iraqi Permanent Representative in the UN, Ambassador Muhammad Ali Al- Hakeem, met recently with the Italian Deputy foreign Minister, Mr. Vincenzo Amendola, at the Italian Representation Headquarter in the UN. During the meeting the two sides discussed bilateral relations and the Italian efforts […]