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Iraq Oil Exports Break Record

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has said that total oil exports for November have reached a record high of 4.051 million bpd. The figure is made up of 3.407 million bpd from the southern oilfields, 64,000 bpd from Kirkuk, and 580,000 bpd exported from fields controlled by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). The Ministry […]

KRG Signs Oil Audit Deal with EY

The Kurdistan Regional Government signed an agreement with the multinational professional services firm, EY (Ernst & Young), to audit oil and gas processes in the Kurdistan Region. During the signing ceremony on Wednesday, Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani described the agreement as an important step by the Kurdistan Regional Government to be more transparent in the […]

KRG opens new Oilfield Services Registration System

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) has announced that the new online Oilfield Services Company (OSC) registration and Approved Vendor List (AVL) listing system, hosted by the MNR Portal, is now open for applications. Having successfully completed an eight-week pilot, the MNR invites OSCs wishing to provide services to operators in the […]

KRG “has taken Major Steps to Protect Women Rights”

KRG Prime Minister of Kurdistan Regional Government Nechirvan Barzani kicked off a two-week campaign to eliminate violence against women. During a speech on Sunday, Prime Minister Barzani said the Kurdistan Regional Government has taken important steps to legally protect women rights, however more awareness campaigns are needed to end the violation of women rights. Below […]

Iran, Turkey fight over Tal Afar

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  “Tal Afar will be the cemetery of Turkish soldiers should Turkey attempt to take part in the battle,” Hadi al-Amiri, the head of the Badr Organization and a leader in […]

New Career Opportunities in Iraqi Kurdistan

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised several new positions in Iraqi Kurdistan: Humanitarian Affairs Officer, United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Humanitarian Programme Associate, United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) National Administrative/Finance Officer, United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Program Officer, Humanitarian Financing Unit (HFU), United Nations Assistance Mission for […]

ShaMaran Announces 3Q Results

ShaMaran Petroleum has announced its financial and operating results for the nine months ended September 30, 2016. Unless otherwise stated all currency amounts indicated as “$” in this news release are expressed in thousands of United States dollars. On November 7, 2016 the Assignment, Novation and Fourth Amendment Agreement to the PSC (the “4th PSC […]

KRG Announces Lower Oil Exports in Oct

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has published its monthly production and export revenue overview for October 2016. During the month it exported 540.9k bpd from the Turkish port of Ceyhan, down from the previous month’s figure, at an increased average price of $39.32 per barrel, bringing in revenue of $632 million. Please click here to view […]

Startup Weekend in Erbil

By John Lee. A Startup Weekend will be held this weekend (17th-19th November) in Erbil. This year, the theme is education, specifically “having technology involved with education to make our education system better.” More information here.

Croatia to Increase Economic Activity in Kurdistan

The new Croatian Ambassador to Iraq Mr Ivan Jurić has met with the KRG Foreign Minister Falah Mustafa, as part of his introductory visit to the Kurdistan Region. Minister Mustafa congratulated the Croatian Ambassador on his appointment, expressing the readiness of the Kurdistan Regional Government to provide necessary support for the success of his mission. […]

UNDP Provides Water, Electricity for over 100,000 Refugees

UNDP helps to ensure access to safe water and reliable electricity for over 100,000 people in the Governorate of Erbil The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Governorate of Erbil have signed two agreements to rehabilitate key infrastructure in areas hosting thousands of displaced people, including large numbers who have fled from Mosul. With […]

Gas Plus Khalakan (GPK) spuds Shewashan-4 Well

Gas Plus Khalakan (GPK), the sole contractor of the Khalakan PSC in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, issued an operations update regarding the Shewashan field. The GPK operations update outlines the continued operating and development events occurring on the Shewashan field including the spud of a new well, Shewashan-4. Key events include; Shewashan-4 Spud: The […]