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KBR, Anton Oil to replace Shell at Majnoon?

By John Lee. According to a report from Platts, the Iraqi oil ministry is about to award two management contracts to replace Shell at the Majnoon oil field. Sources say the state-run Basra Oil Company (BOC) has opted to operate the field instead of replacing Shell, and junior partner Petronas, which announced last year it […]

KBR to help Develop Majnoon Oilfield

By John Lee. Iraq has reportedly reached an agreement with US engineering firm KBR to help manage projects to develop production capacity at the Majnoon oilfield. Shell is preparing to exit the Majnoon oilfield by the end of June 2018, handing it over to the state-run Basra Oil Company (BOC). Ihsan Abdul Jabbar, the head […]

KBR Wins Iraq Case, Seeks $45m Compensation

By John Lee. After five-plus years of litigation, the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA) has reaffirmed KBR’s use of private security contractors during combat operations in Iraq. The ruling clears the way for KBR to recover $45 million plus interest from the U.S. government for services rendered in 2003-2007. It also confirms the […]


Contractors Get $138bn from Iraq War

By John Lee. Research by the Financial Times shows that the top 10 American and foreign contractors in Iraq have secured business worth at least $72 billion between them, with the total for all contractors coming in at $138 billion. Top of the list is KBR (formerly Kellogg Brown and Root), which was once run […]

KBR Awarded FEED, QCSS Contracts at Mansuriya

By John Lee. KBR has announced that it has been awarded the Mansuriya Full Field Development contract to perform front end engineering and design (FEED) studies and Quality Control Support Services (QCSS) for the Turkish Petroleum Overseas Company (TPOC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Turkish Petroleum Corporation (TPAO), in Diyala Province. The Mansuriya project is […]

US Sues KBR over Troop Trailers in Iraq

The U.S. government has filed a civil lawsuit accusing KBR and its Kuwaiti subcontractor of submitting nearly $50 million in inflated claims to install live-in trailers for troops during the Iraq War. It is alleged that KBR and First Kuwaiti Trading Co. overcharged for truck, driver and crane costs, and misrepresented delays in providing around […]

Australian Company Sues US Contractor on Iraq Deal

Morris Corporation, owned by Brisbane-based Robert McVicker, is suing one of the biggest US military contractors, Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR), for millions of dollars following the abrupt termination of an Iraq deal in mid-2003. According to the report from the Sydney Morning Herald, the Australian company that provides mass catering for US troops and […]

Fluor Drops Protest against $500m KBR Contract

Fluor Corporation has dropped a protest filed last month with the Government Accountability Office challenging a $500 million award to KBR for a logistics support contract in Iraq, according to a report from Bloomberg. According to the news agency, a Fluor spokesman said the company had no comment. The contract was on hold until the […]

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