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Gas Plus Khalakan to Start drilling at Shewashan

By John Lee. Gas Plus Khalakan, a 75%-owned subsidiary of New Age, is about to commence the development drilling of three wells for Phase 1 of the approved Field Development Plan for the Shewashan oil field in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Phase 1 of the development includes the installation of an Early Production Facility […]

ShaMaran Announces Atrush Results

By John Lee. ShaMaran Petroleum has announced the successful testing and completion of the Chiya Khere-8 (“CK-8″) development well in the Atrush Block in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The CK-8 development well was drilled in the third quarter of 2014. The well was re-entered in July 2015 and two well tests (“DST”) using an […]

KRG Approves Payment to IOCs

Further to the Ministry of Natural Resources communiqué of August 3, 2015 regarding payments to the exporting international oil companies (IOCs) in the Kurdistan Region, the Kurdistan Regional Government has confirmed that the Kurdistan Regional Council for Oil & Gas Affairs expects the first tranche of regular payments to be made available to the exporting […]

UN Denounces Iraq Executions

By John Lee. The United Nations has condemned the execution by the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government of three people convicted of murder and kidnapping – the first use of the death penalty in the region in seven years. Rupert Colville (pictured), Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, said in a statement: “We […]

Kurdish Fighters Struggle to Pay Bills

By Brenda Stoter for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. When Hemin Zangana was sent to the front line in August 2014, he and his fellow peshmerga fighters were determined to recapture the Mosul Dam from the Islamic State. They told each other they would […]

Video: Israel Imports 77% of its Oil from Kurdistan

A new report suggests that Israel has bought more than three-quarters of its oil from the government of Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region. According to the Financial Times, Israeli firms and refineries imported over 19 million barrels of oil worth one billion dollars between May and August 20-15. That’s almost 77 percent of the crude exported […]

UK MP joins GKP Management

Gulf Keystone Petroleum (GKP) has announced that Nadhim Zahawi (pictured) has been appointed as Chief Strategy Officer. Mr Zahawi is joining Gulf Keystone’s management team and will be responsible for the evaluation of strategic options for the Company, reporting to CEO Jón Ferrier. Mr Zahawi, 48, is of Kurdish origin, and moved from Iraq to […]

Video: Departure Terminal for Iraq’s Exodus

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq’s gateway to Europe, the northern city of Erbil is the first bottleneck on a long and uncertain journey for a growing number of Iraqis choosing exile: