Tag Archives | Majnoon

Majnoon Oil Output to Almost Double

By John Lee. Iraq reportedly plans to increase production at the Majnoon oilfield from 240,000 bpd now to 450,000 barrels within three years. Ahmed Abdul Razzaq, the head of a committee in charge of developing the field, told Reuters that the Basra Oil Company (BOC), which will take over operations from Shell, is studying proposals from […]

KBR to help Develop Majnoon Oilfield

By John Lee. Iraq has reportedly reached an agreement with US engineering firm KBR to help manage projects to develop production capacity at the Majnoon oilfield. Shell is preparing to exit the Majnoon oilfield by the end of June 2018, handing it over to the state-run Basra Oil Company (BOC). Ihsan Abdul Jabbar, the head […]

Petronas confirms Exit from Majnoon Oilfield

By John Lee. Malaysia’s Petronas has reportedly confirmed that it will exit from Iraq’s Majnoon oil field along with joint stakeholder Shell. A spokeswoman for Petronas told The National: “Petronas confirms its exit from the Majnoon oilfield, Iraq, together with Shell. We will be working with Shell on the handover of the field to the […]

Basra’s Barrier Against Poisoned Iranian Water Crumbling

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. A soil barrier built to protect Basra’s farms and oil fields from polluted water flushed out of Iran is leaking. It’s the latest in a long list of water woes […]

Oil Ministry starts taking over Majnoon Ops

By John Lee. Reuters reports that Iraq’s oil ministry has said it had started to take over operations at Majnoon oilfield from Shell. Earlier this year, Shell said it will exit the field, which is expected to happen by the end of June. The ministry has formed a management team to handle production after the […]

BP, Eni “interested in Majnoon Oilfield”

By John Lee. Reuters has reported that both BP and Eni have expressed an interest in developing the giant Majnoon oilfield, which Shell plans to exit next year. Iraqi oil officials told the news agency that Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has not yet started negotiations with either company. BP is currently developing the Rumaila field, […]

Petronas may Exit Majnoon Oil Field

By John Lee. Malaysia’s Petronas has reportedly decided to withdraw from its 30-percent participating interest in Iraq’s giant Majnoon oil field. According to Bloomberg, the decision came as the company considers the returns to be too low. It is expected to hire advisers to help find an interested party to take up the holding. Shell is […]

Chevron, Total interested in Majnoon oilfield

By John Lee. Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi, Luiebi] (pictured) has reportedly said that Chevron and Total have expressed interest in developing the Majnoon oilfield. Oil giant Shell is trying to sell its stake in the field following a failure to reach agreement with Iraq’s Ministry of Oil. Reuters quotes the Minister as […]

Shell to Exit Iraqi Oil Business

By John Lee. Oil giant Shell is trying to sell its stake in the Majnoon oilfield (pictured) in southern Iraq, following a failure to reach agreement with Iraq’s Ministry of Oil. A Shell spokesman told UAE-based newspaper The National: “Following extensive discussions with the Ministry of Oil, the oil minister of Iraq formally endorsed a […]

Oil Output to hit 5.4m bpd in 2022

By John Lee. According to a report from Bloomberg, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has predicted that Iraq will retain its position as OPEC’s second-biggest oil producer, adding 700,000 barrels per day (bpd) to reach 5.4 million bpd by 2022. Most of the increase will come from southern oilfields, such as the Shell‘s Majnoon project. […]