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Baghdad “bans” Kar Group from Kirkuk Oilfields

By John Lee. The Iraqi parliament has reportedly banned Erbil-based Kar Group from operating oil fields in Kirkuk. According to Rudaw, it assigned the state-owned North Oil Company (NOC) to take over oil production in the province and export it through Iraq’s State Oil Marketing Organisation (SOMO). Reuters reports that Kar Group had been operating some […]

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Genel gives Update on Trading and Ops

By John Lee. Genel Energy has issued the following trading and operations update in advance of the Company’s half-year 2015 results, which are scheduled for release on 6 August 2015. Tony Hayward, newly-appointed Chairman of Genel, said: “Production has grown rapidly in the first half of the year, increasing 41% year on year, with operational […]

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BP’s Kirkuk Contact Extended

By John Lee. The President of BP Iraq, Michael Townshend, has said that the company has extended an agreement with the Ministry of Oil to boost production at the Kirkuk oilfield. Reuters quotes him as saying “We had a letter of intent, which was for a year, and we extended that until the end of this […]

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KRG Statement on Kirkuk Oil Fields

KRG statement on recent events at oil facilities and infrastructure in Makhmour district This morning, members of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and Kirkuk Oil Protection Forces moved to secure the oil fields of Bai Hassan and the Makhmour area, after learning of orders by officials in the federal Ministry of Oil in Baghdad to […]

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DPS Global Starts Work at Khurmala Dome Field

Global Trader reports that British business activity in Iraq is increasing on a monthly basis with process engineering and technology group DPS Global being the latest firm to reveal details of a major new project. The company has started work on the expansion of the Khurmala Dome Field Development (pictured), the northernmost dome of the […]

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Tensions Rise Over BP Kirkuk Deal

By John Lee. Reuters has reported that BP will undertake work to arrest declining production at the Kirkuk oilfield, in a move that has outraged the Kurdistan Regional Government. Abdul Mahdy al-Ameedi, head of the oil ministry’s Petroleum Contracts and Licensing Directorate (PCLD), told The Wall Street Journal that a request has been sent to […]

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Dunia Weekly Iraq Market Tracker

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KRG Demands Say Over Kirkuk Oil Contracts

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has issued the follow statement on the reported granting of a contract to BP for the development of oilfields in Kirkuk: Neither Iraq’s federal oil ministry nor state-owned oil companies have the right to unilaterally award contracts to develop currently producing fields in Kirkuk province or in other adjacent areas, […]

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