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Gulf Keystone: Payment and Operational Update

Gulf Keystone Petroleum (GKP) has confirmed that a gross payment of $15.0 million ($12.0 million net to GKP) has been received from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) for Shaikan crude oil export sales for April 2017. Company’s current cash position is $140.3 million. On August 8th, cumulative production from the Shaikan field reached 40 million barrels; […]

Atrush Production Ramping Up

By John Lee. The Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (TAQA) has confirmed that production from the Atrush Block in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq is expected to ramp up towards the 30,000-barrel-per-day project capacity (gross) in 2017. Oil production at Atrush started in July. TAQA is the operator of Atrush and has a 39.9% […]

DNO receives Payment for Tawke May Deliveries

DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, has reported receipt of USD 39.59 million from the Kurdistan Regional Government as payment towards May 2017 crude oil deliveries to the export market from the Tawke license. The funds, to be shared pro-rata by DNO and partner Genel Energy plc, include USD 33.21 million towards monthly […]

IOM Emergency Unit Assists IDPs from Tal Afar

This past week the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the UN Migration Agency, sent emergency teams from its Erbil, Iraq, mission to provide front-line non-food item (NFI) assistance to an informal settlement of internally displaced persons (IDPs). The settlers are principally nomadic herders fleeing ISIL’s last remaining major stronghold in Iraq: Tal Afar. Following the fall […]

Iran steps up Pressure on Iraqi Kurds to Halt Referendum

By Fazel Hawramy for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iran and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) have become entangled in a war of words as the referendum on Iraqi Kurdistan’s independence nears. Both sides are now making veiled threats, which — if they […]

Bangladesh Embassy to open Office in Erbil

Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received Mr. Abu Magsoud Forhad, Bangladesh’s Ambassador to Iraq. Ambassador Forhad discussed his government’s intention to open in Erbil an office of his country’s Iraq embassy. Discussing the situation of the Bangladeshi nationals, resident in Iraq and Kurdistan Region, he said opening of embassy’s office in Erbil will facilitate […]

Dana Gas Consortium wins Payment in KRG Dispute

By John Lee. The London Court of International Arbitration (“Tribunal”) yesterday released its First Partial Final Costs Award, dated 17 July 2017 in the Arbitration between Peal Petroleum Company Limited, Dana Gas PJSC and Crescent Petroleum Company International Limited (the “Consortium”) –v- The Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq (“KRG”). The Tribunal ordered the KRG: to […]

Lufthansa Consulting to support Development at Erbil Airport

Erbil International Airport (EIA) this week signed a partnership deal with Lufthansa Consulting, part of the Lufthansa Group, to support the development and implementation of its masterplan. The contract, funded by EIA, will secure for the airport key expertise across a range of airport disciplines from project management, through planning, design, cargo, security and safety. […]

Video: Kurdish Referendum causes Concern in Iraq

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. With the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group defeated by government forces in northern Iraq, the question of Kurdish independence could pose a new problem in the country. Tensions have […]

KRG Leaders to Spearhead 7th Oil & Gas Conf in London

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s Deputy Prime Minister H.E. Qubad Talabani, as well as the Minister of Natural Resources H.E. Dr Ashti Hawrami have confirmed their attendance and participation at the Region’s annual Kurdistan-Iraq Oil & Gas Conference taking place on 11-13 December 2017 in London. International conference organisers CWC Group have announced the launch of […]

PM Barzani receives UK’s new Consul General

KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received Mr. Martin Warr, the new Consul General of the United Kingdom in Erbil, and his accompanying delegation. Consul General Warr commended the role of the Peshmerga forces in the fight against ISIS and the Kurdistan Region for hosting large numbers of internally displaced people, who fled ISIS atrocities and […]