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Iraq Postpones Oil and Gas Auction

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has reportedly postponed its oil and gas bidding round for 11 new blocks to 25th April. Abdul Mahdi al-Ameedi, director general of the Petroleum Contracts and Licensing Directorate (PCLD), told Reuters: “The bidding process was rescheduled to be on April 25. It is just to give the companies […]

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Oil Ministry Conf on Development of 11 Exploration Zones

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil will hold a conference on Thursday 29th March to announce for a new licensing round to develop and rehabilitate 11 exploration zones on the borders of Iran and Kuwait, including one offshore zone on the Gulf. The conference will be attended by 13 international companies which have purchased the […]

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New Oil Licensing Round Delayed by Elections

By John Lee. Platts reports that the final details of Iraq’s latest oilfield licensing round will not be completed by the planned date of July, due to the upcoming elections. Abdul Mahdy Al-Ameedi, Director General of the Oil Ministry’s Petroleum Contracts and Licensing Directorate (PCLD) told the CWC Iraq Petroleum Conference in Berlin: “The timing […]

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New Firms Qualified for next Oil Licensing Round

By John Lee. Iraq’s Petroleum Contracts and Licensing Directorate (PCLD) has announced the five additional companies have been approved to bid for Iraq’s “borderline onshore & offshore exploration blocks & fields.” The companies are listed as: Dana Gas (UAE) Dragon Oil (UAE) Geo-Jade Petroleum (China) Schlumberger (USA) Zarubezhneft (Russia) Eight companies had applied for approval. […]

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Iraq’s Fifth Licensing Round

By Alessandro Bacci. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Ministry of Oil has repeatedly said that it would like to renegotiate the terms of its service contracts with the international oil companies (IOCs) to link the fees the companies receive for […]

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Iraq Reviews IOC Qualifications for New Oil Projects

By John Lee. Iraq’s Petroleum Contracts & Licensing Directorate (PCLD) has announced that previously-qualified international oil companies (IOCs) which are not currently operating in Iraq, and which did not participate in earlier licensing rounds, will not be eligible to compete in the current licensing round. In an announcement (copied below), the PCLD said such companies […]

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New Oil Exploration Blocks Announced

By John Lee. Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi] (pictured) has announced exploration and rehabilitation projects for nine exploration blocks in Iraq. These include the onshore exploration blocks of Khudher Al-Mai, Jebel Sanam (Jabal Sanam) and Umm-Qasr on the Kuwaiti border; the Sindbad, Huwaiza, Shihabi, Zurbatia and Naft Khana blocks on the Iranian border; and […]

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KRG to offer 20 Oil Blocks in new Licensing Round

By Padraig O’Hannelly. The Kurdistan Regional Government’s Minister of Natural Resources, Dr Ashti Hawrami, has announced that 20 new and redrawn oil blocks will become available for bidding in 2017. Speaking at this week’s Kurdistan-Iraq Oil & Gas Conference in London, arranged by CWC Group, the Minister said that contract terms “will continue to be […]

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Iraq Prepares to Amend Existing Oil Contracts

By Omar Sattar, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Oil revenues accruing from oil field development and production in Iraq no longer match the revenues made before the licensing contracts the Ministry of Oil signed in 2009-2010. The Iraqi government will be […]

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Iraq Offers 12 New Oil Blocks in 4th Round

Iraq’s Oil Ministry announced on Monday the launch of the fourth round of oil licences for 12 sites in the provinces of Nineveh [Ninawa], Anbar, Diyala, Wasit [Wassit], Basra, Najaf, Muthanna, Qadisiya, and Babil, indicating that the majority of areas include gas and oil. Iraq formally invited international energy firms to compete for these new […]

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Iraqi Deadline For New Oil Licences – Documents Attached

Iraq has set a deadline of 19th May for international oil companies (IOCs) to register to compete for the fourth oil bidding round, scheduled to be held later this year. Please click here to download the pre-qualification form. According to Dow Jones, Iraq had pre-qualified around 45 international companies for its three bidding rounds held […]

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