Tag Archives | Kirkuk Oilfields

Kirkuk Council reportedly files Oil case against Iraq Govt

Kirkuk Governorate Council has reportedly filed a complaint at the Iraqi Supreme Court against the federal government for taking unilateral steps on the governorate’s oil. A press report on February 19 cited three moves that it said Baghdad has taken without consultation with local government: An agreement with British Petroleum (BP) to develop Kirkuk oil […]

BP to Boost Oil Production at Kirkuk Oilfields

By John Lee. Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi, Luiebi] has signed on Thursday a memorandum of understanding with BP to rehabilitate the oil fields in Kirkuk governorate. Michael Townsend, CEO of BP, said that the company is going to prepare the necessary studies to increase production at the Kirkuk oil fields to 750,000 bpd. […]

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 […]

Int’l Companies Invited to Invest in New Pipeline

Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has invited local and international companies to participate in the execution of the oil export pipeline extension, which extends from the Kirkuk oilfield to the Iraqi-Turkish border, and will run side-by-side with the old strategic pipeline to the Turkish port of Ceyhan (pictured). Mr. Assim Jihad, the spokesman of the Ministry […]

Tehran, Baghdad sign One-Year Oil Swap Deal

Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi, Luiebi] said on Sunday that a deal signed with Tehran to swap up to 60,000 barrels per day of crude produced from the northern Iraqi Kirkuk oilfield for Iranian oil is for one year. “This is an agreement for one year and then we will see after that […]

New Pipeline to Export Kirkuk Oil via Ceyhan

By John Lee. Iraq’s Oil Ministry has announced that it will build a new pipeline from Baiji to Fishkabur, enabling Kirkuk oil to be exported again from Turkey’s Ceyhan port (pictured). Kirkuk’s oil was previously being exported via the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) pipeline to Ceyhan, but this has been on hold since Baghdad took […]

Plans to increase Kirkuk Oil Output to 1m bpd

By John Lee. Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi, Luiebi] (pictured) has said that Iraq plans to increase oil production at the Kirkuk oilfields to one million barrels per day. According to Reuters, exports from Kirkuk have been on hold since Iraqi forces took back control of them from the Kurds last month. At least […]

Rosneft in the Kurdish Region: Moscow’s Balancing Act

By Ahmed Tabaqchali. Originally published by Iraq in Context; re-published by Iraq Business News with permission. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Between February 2017 and mid-October, Rosneft signed a number of deals with the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) that established for it, […]

Luaibi asks BP to Return to Kirkuk Oilfields

By John Lee. Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi, Luiebi] (pictured) has asked UK-based BP to develop the disputed Kirkuk oilfields. The move comes just a day after Baghdad regained control of the area from Kurdish forces. Control of the field remains split between the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and Baghdad’s North Oil Company […]

Iran, Iraq Agree to Build Kirkuk Pipeline

Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said Tehran and Baghdad have reached an initial agreement to build a pipeline that would export crude oil from the northern Iraqi fields of Kirkuk via Iran. Iran and Iraq are ready to promote their cooperation in the area of energy, Zanganeh said on Sunday after a meeting with his […]