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Oil Trail reveals Turkey funding Syrian Kurdish rivals

By Amberin Zaman for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Oil trail reveals Turkey funding Syrian Kurdish rivals At the Halifax Security Forum, an annual event attended by high-powered government officials, business titans and assorted other movers and shakers […]

KRG sends Reform Bill to Kurdistan Parliament

KRG Prime Minister Masrour Barzani and Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani has today chaired a cabinet meeting to discuss the draft Reform Bill, a central pillar of the Kurdistan Regional Government’s agenda. Developed as a joint initiative involving all parties in the government, the Reform Bill includes a series of measures designed to provide more […]

Gazprom Neft Increases Production in Kurdistan

Gazprom Neft subsidiary Gazprom Neft Middle East B.V. has produced its three-millionth tonne of oil since starting commercial production at the Sarqala field in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI). Total cumulative production at the Sarqala field has reached three million tonnes, or 23 million barrels of oil, as at December 2019. Daily liquid hydrocarbon production at this asset is currently running at 4,000 […]

DNO announces Oil and Gas Discovery

DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, today announced issuance of a notice of discovery to the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq on the Baeshiqa-2 exploration well, in accordance with the requirements of the Production Sharing Contract, after flowing hydrocarbons to surface from the upper part of Triassic Kurra Chine B reservoir. Following acid […]

Taiwan signs MOU with Sulaimaniyah Chamber

By John Lee. The government-sponsored Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) has reportedly signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Sulaimaniyah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) in a bid to promote bilateral trade. Taiwan News says the document was signed by SCCI President Sirwan Mohammed Mahmood and TAITRA Executive Vice President Leonor F. […]

Dana Gas sees 52% Growth in Kurdistan Ops

Dana Gas PJSC, the Middle East’s largest regional private sector natural gas company, announced that in the first nine months of 2019 collections in Egypt, the UAE and from its share of Pearl Petroleum Company Limited‘s sales in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI), increased 16.7% year on year to $230 million (AED 844m). Dana […]

Gulf Air to Resume Flights to Erbil

By John Lee. Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has announced the resumption of its direct services between Bahrain and Erbil in Iraq; further strengthening the airline’s existing Iraqi routes of Baghdad and Najaf. The airline’s services to Erbil will commence on 02 February 2020, and will see Gulf Air’s three […]

Successful IBBC Trade Visit to KRI

The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) took a significant group of members on a trade mission to KRI this week. Paramount was the need to review business opportunities and investment in the region and to learn directly from the Prime Minister Barzani his plans for business and industry. The group, led by Baroness Nicholson, UK […]

KRG PM Barzani receives UK Trade Envoy

KRG Prime Minister Masrour Barzani has received a delegation from the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) headed by its chairman and the UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Iraq, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, and Kazakhstan, Baroness Emma Nicholson. The two officials discussed strengthening bilateral trade relations between the Kurdistan Region and the United Kingdom. The Prime Minister […]

DNO Shares Down 7.5%

By John Lee. Shares in DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, were trading down 7.5 percent on Thursday morning, after the company reported a net loss for the third quarter. The company reported what it described as strong third quarter revenues of USD 227 million, up 33 percent from a year earlier, on […]

Parker Drilling Wins Contract at Qara Dagh

Genel Energy has announced the signing of a contract with Parker Drilling for the drilling of the QD-2 well on the Qara Dagh field (Genel 40% working interest, operator), in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The QD-2 well will test the structural crest 10 km to the north-west of the QD-1 well, which tested sweet, […]