Tag Archives | LUKoil

SOMO Awards Diesel Tenders

By John Lee. Sources have told Reuters that China’s state-run Zhenhua Oil will supply diesel (500 parts per million (ppm) sulphur) to Iraq’s State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) through a term contract for the first time. It will supply 600,000 tonnes of the 2.37 million tonnes sought by SOMO in a tender for delivery in […]

SOMO considers JVs in Oil Shipping, Storage

By John Lee. Reuters reports that following the setting up a new oil trading firm with Lukoil subsidiary Litasco, the State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) is considering setting up similar ventures in shipping and oil storage. The news agency quotes the head of SOMO, Falah Alamri, as telling the CWC Iraq Petroleum Conference: “The idea is […]

SOMO, Litasco to Trade Oil from Dubai

By John Lee. Iraq’s State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) and Russia’s Litasco — Lukoil‘s international marketing and trading arm — have set up a joint oil trading company in Dubai. A source told Reuters that the new venture, LIMA Energy, is building a team to work at the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) to trade […]

LUKOIL completes 3D Seismic Survey at West Qurna-2

Russia’s LUKOIL has reported that it has completed a field 3D seismic survey at West Qurna-2 field. The survey covered an area of about 450 square kilometers. The Company has fulfilled all of its contractual obligations to the Ministry of Oil of Iraq. The high-quality seismic data obtained are required for the updating of the […]

Interview with Gati Saadi Al-Jebouri, VP of LUKOIL

The CWC Group’s Director, Nawar Abdulhadi interviews Mr Gati Saadi Al-Jebouri, LUKOIL Vice President, Head of Middle East Upstream in preparation for the 11th edition of the Iraq Petroleum Conference in May. Mr Al-Jebouri gives us his views on the Iraqi industry, how LUKOIL is working successfully in the country and his outlook for the […]

Lukoil in Iraq Oil Trading Deal

By John Lee. Iraq’s State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) and Russia’s Lukoil have formed a joint venture to market crude oil. In a statement, the Iraqi Oil Ministry said Litasco — Lukoil‘s international marketing and trading arm — would help sell Iraqi crude and train Iraqi staff in marketing. (Source: Ministry of Oil)

Lukoil to Increase Production at West Qurna

By John Lee. Russia’s Lukoil is looking at different ways to increase oil production at West Qurna-2 from the current level of 400,000 barrels per day to 1.2 million bpd. The company’s vice president in the region, Gati Al Jebouri [Gati Saadi Al-Jebouri] (pictured), told Gulf News: “Going forward, we are in discussions with Iraqi […]

Lukoil to Invest $1.5bn in West Qurna-2 this year

By John Lee. Lukoil boss Vagit Alekperov (pictured) told reporters on Monday that investment in the West Qurna-2 oil field is estimated at $1.5 billion in 2017. He said the company has already been compensated for about $6 billion of historical costs, adding that he expects to negotiate a revised contract with Iraq with the […]

Oil Discovered at Block 10

By John Lee. Russia’s Lukoil and Japan’s Inpex have successfully completed the testing of the first exploratory well, Eridu 1, at Block 10 in Basra governorate. The well recorded a daily flow rate of more than 1,000 cubic meters of sweet oil from Mishrif horizon, confirming geological expectations of a large hydrocarbon field presence within […]

Lukoil updates on West Qurna-2

By John Lee. In its third-quarter and nine-month results announced on Monday, Russia’s Lukoil reports that its capital expenditures for the first nine months of 2016 were 19.1 percent lower than in the corresponding period of 2015. This decrease partly attributed to moving to the maintenance oil production stage at the West Qurna-2 project in […]

Oil Ministry asks IOCs to drop Dubai Offices

By John Lee. Reuters reports that Iraq has asked international oil companies to save costs by shutting down their prestige offices in Dubai and running their Iraqi operations from within Iraq. Oil companies with contracts in Iraq have to clear spending with Baghdad, including staffing costs, and are then repaid with income from Iraq’s exports […]