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Zain Iraq Revenues Fall 11%

By John Lee. Kuwait-based telecommunications group Zain has said that revenues at its Iraqi unit fell by 11 percent in 2016. In its full-year results, the company blamed “exceptional circumstances” with revenues for the full-year reaching USD 1.1 billion, and EBITDA reaching USD 394 million, down 18 percent, with a net loss of USD 5 […]

Dyncorp in $31m Aviation Deal

By John Lee. Dyncorp International LLC has been awarded a $30,790,391 modification (P00148) to foreign military sales contract (Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait) W58RGZ-13-C-0040 to exercise option year three of a regional management fee for aviation field maintenance services in support of the Army Aviation and Missile Command, Aviation Field Maintenance Division outside the continental U.S. operations. […]

Iraq to start Gas Exports to Kuwait

The National reports that Kuwait has agreed to start a long-delayed gas import deal with Iraq. The plans had been delayed because of the continuing conflict in Iraq, and a lack of investment for infrastructure to convert the huge amount of gas it flares from its oilfields. Meeting with Kuwait’s newly appointed oil minister, Essam […]

WHO welcomes $5m from Kuwait for people of Mosul

WHO welcomes $5-million from Kuwait to provide life-saving health services to people in Mosul The World Health Organization (WHO) has welcomed the generous support of the State of Kuwait through a US$ 5 million donation to help people in the city of Mosul obtain greater medical assistance, particularly the most vulnerable—women, children, the injured and […]

New Oil Bidding Round Postponed to Mid-2017

By John Lee. The Ministry of Oil is to postpone a bidding round for 12 small- and medium-sized oil fields, following criticism of the plans by experts including IBN Expert Blogger Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. In a statement, the Ministry’s Petroleum Contracts and Licensing Directorate (PCLD) said: “Following to the previous Ministry of Oil Announcement dated […]

Egypt’s EGPC gets 20% of Siba Oilfield

By John Lee. Kuwait Energy (KEC) has reportedly signed a farm-out agreement giving Egypt General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) a 20 percent participating interest for Iraq’s Siba oilfield. According to Reuters, the agreement is subject to Iraqi regulatory approval. Kuwait Energy has not published any information about the deal on its website. The two companies are […]

New Oil Development Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has requested proposals from international oil companies interestsed in developing a number of small- and medium-sized oil fields. The fields concerned are: Sindebad (Basra governorate); Umm Qasr [Um Qaser] (Basra governorate); Rachi (Basra governorate); Abu Khema (Basra governorate); Kumait (Missan governorate); Noor (Missan governorate); Umara (Missan governorate); Dema […]

Production Commences at Faihaa-2 well in Block 9

By John Lee. Kuwait Energy has announced the commencement of production from the Faihaa-2 well in the Block 9 concession. in Basra Governorate. The Faihaa 2 well was spudded on 3 January 2016, with production testing commencing on 23 September 2016 at 52/64 inch choke size at an initial rate of 9,583 barrels of oil […]

Business Declines at Zain Iraq

By John Lee. Kuwait-based Zain has announced a significant drop in its mobile phone business in Iraq in the first half of 2016. The exceptional socio-economic circumstances facing the operation saw Zain Iraq’s financial performance hampered, with revenues for the period reaching USD 536 million, a decrease of 11% Y-o-Y, and EBITDA reaching USD 194 […]

Over $2bn in New Money for People of Iraq

Statement by the Co-Hosts Canada, Germany, Japan, Kuwait, The Netherlands, and the United States at the July 20 Pledging Conference in Support of Iraq Over $2 billion in new money has been pledged for the people of Iraq in response to Da’esh’s campaign of tyranny that has resulted in enormous suffering, deprivation, and devastation for […]