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Netherlands supports Reforms in Iraqi Kurdistan

The Netherlands is supporting reforms in the Kurdistan Region with a contribution to its Funding Facility for Economic Reform The Kingdom of the Netherlands is contributing nearly US$270,000 (€250,000) towards the implementation of the Economic Reform Roadmap, developed by the World Bank in cooperation with the Ministry of Planning of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq […]

Iraq prepares to curb Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Iraq prepares to curb greenhouse gas emissions through development of a roadmap for mitigation action A total of 27 Iraqi experts and officials discussed and agreed on an outline for Iraq’s actions towards mitigating the cause of climate change that will lead to the finalization of the country’s Roadmap for Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA). […]

Dana Gas claims victory in Kurdistan Dispute

By John Lee. UAE-based Dana Gas has said it had won a judgment against the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) at the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA). The consortium of Dana Gas, Crescent Petroleum and Pearl Petroleum has been seeking to confirm its contract rights and obtain payment from the KRG for gas production. The company […]

Genel Energy Updates on Miran and Bina Bawi Fields

Genel Energy has announced that it has finalised documentation of previously agreed terms of Amended and Restated Production Sharing Contracts (‘PSC’s) and Gas Lifting Agreements (‘GLA’s) for both the Miran and Bina Bawi gas fields. The Amended and Restated PSCs and GLAs for Miran and Bina Bawi incorporate the commercial terms as announced in the […]

DNO to Step Up Drilling Campaign in Kurdistan

DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, today announced a stepped up drilling campaign in the Kurdistan region of Iraq and the Sultanate of Oman on the back of 2016 operating profits and improved payments for exports from its flagship Tawke field in Kurdistan. The Company also released its annual reserves report which showed […]

Genel Energy: Tawke Reserves Update

Genel Energy plc notes that DNO ASA, as operator of the Tawke field (Genel 25% working interest), has today published updated estimates of Tawke field reserves. At 31 December 2016, Tawke gross proved (1P) reserves are estimated by DNO ASA at 348 mmbbls, compared to 387 mmbbls at year-end 2015. At 31 December 2016, gross […]

New Career Opportunities in Iraqi Kurdistan

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraqi Kurdistan: Food Security Cluster Co-coordinator, Action contre la Faim – ACF International WASH Programme Manager, Save the Children National Admin Officer, United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Finance Coordinator, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Associate Humanitarian Affairs Officer, Office for the Coordination of […]

Gulf Keystone gains following Trading Statement

Shares in Gulf Keystone Petroleum (GKP), operator of the Shaikan Field in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, closed up 1.7 percent on Wednesday followingn a trading and operational update. This is in advance of the Company’s full year results for the period ended 31 December 2016 which will be announced on Thursday 6 April 2017. […]

KRG calls for Urgent Help to avert Humanitarian Catastrophe

KRG Minister of Interior calls for urgent direct assistance to avert humanitarian catastrophe The KRG is calling for immediate, direct assistance to minimize a humanitarian catastrophe as a result of a lack of proper shelter and medical care for civilians fleeing Mosul. The KRG has not only supported and hosted fleeing IDPs, but also provided […]

DNO, Genel receive Payment for Tawke Deliveries

By John Lee. DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, today reported receipt of USD 8.41 million from the Kurdistan Regional Government as payment towards June 2016 crude oil deliveries to the export market from the Tawke field. The payment completes settlement of the total invoiced amount for June 2016 of USD 38.41 million, […]

TAQA Changes Iraq Leadership

The Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (TAQA) has announced the appointment of AbdulKhaliq Al Ameri as acting project director TAQA Iraq with immediate effect. Mr Al Ameri, previously deputy project director TAQA Iraq, will be responsible for the development of the Atrush block in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. He will report to Saeed […]

ShaMaran Arranges new Fundraising

ShaMaran Petroleum has announced that it that it has successfully completed the book build for the equity issue (the “Private Placement”) announced on January 19, 2017, on a private placement basis, of common shares of the Company (“Common Shares”). The pricing of the Private Placement was determined during the book-building process to be CAD 0.10 […]