By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraqi Kurdistan: Logistics Intern, Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED) Country Transparency and Compliance Officer, Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED) Transparency and Compliance Intern, Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED) Country Compliance and Transparency Manager, Agency for Technical Cooperation and […]
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By Dana Taib Menmy for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Masrour Barzani presented his new Cabinet July 10, vowing to institute reforms and reinvigorate the semi-autonomous government in Erbil, Iraq. Three main parties in Iraqi Kurdistan were […]
The Al-Bayan Center for Planning and Studies has just published a new report from our Expert Blogger Ahmed Tabaqchali: The current debate over the interpretation of the 2019 budget that governs the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) share of the federal budget in return for contributing 250,000 bbl/d to federal oil exports has echoes of the […]
By John Lee. Gulf Keystone Petroleum (GKP) has announced its intention to commence a share buyback programme, using the company’s existing cash resources to make market purchases of Gulf Keystone common shares for a maximum consideration of US$25 million, with the first stage of that programme being initiated now to purchase Gulf Keystone shares for […]
By John Lee. A major hackathon weekend is planned to take place in Slemani (Sulaymaniyah) on the weekend of 8th to 10th August. HackaSuly describes itself as “the largest international hackathon in Iraq that brings the coding community together over a weekend to work in teams and turn their ideas into technological solutions“. More here.
By Omar Sattar for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. President Nechirvan Barzani of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) left Erbil for the first time since taking office and headed to the Iraqi capital on June 20 to discuss several outstanding […]
Shares in Gulf Keystone Petroleum (GKP) closed Friday up 3.5 percent after the company issued the following operational and corporate update ahead of its AGM: Operational Workovers on SH-1 and SH-3 have now been completed, resulting in the anticipated material production uplift at both wells. Production from SH-1 has increased by 105% to 7,800 bopd […]
By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. 2019 Budget Law: Politics of Appeasement, Non-Compliance and Extortion Data from different sources indicates that KRG oil exports, so far in this year, ranged between 418.8 and 438 thousand barrels daily-kbd and […]
Rosneft’s money might help Iraqi Kurdistan meet its domestic gas demand, but it could also cripple its long-term export ambitions, according to an oil analyst. In an opinion piece for Energy Reporters, Nick Augusteijn argues that Rosneft’s deals are vehicles for Russia’s “increasingly assertive foreign policy“. Click here to read the full story. (Source: Energy […]
By John Lee. Russia’s Rosneft will reportedly conduct geological exploration in Iraqi Kurdistan this year. CEO Igor Sechin (pictured) is quoted as telling the annual general meeting: “The company continues to implement the project to develop fields in Iraqi Kurdistan in the Middle East, where a geological exploration program is scheduled for this year to […]
By John Lee. ShaMaran Petroleum has announced the completion of its acquisition of an additional 7.5% participating interest in the Atrush Block [from Marathon Oil], previously announced on April 3, 2019, bringing ShaMaran’s total interest in Atrush up to 27.6%. ShaMaran also announces that Atrush has been producing at approximately 32,000 barrels of oil per […]
By Kamal Chomani for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi is under great pressure from his government to force the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to deliver the allotted 250,000 barrels of oil per day to the State Organization for Marketing of […]