Tag Archives | Maysan Oil Company

Iraq proposes Deferred Payment to CNPC

By John Lee. The head of the state-run Maysan Oil Company (MOC) has told Reuters that China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) can go ahead with plans to double output at Halfaya (pictured) to 400,000 bpd if it agrees to be reimbursed when the additional oil is actually produced. Adnan Noshi denied Iraqi media reports that the […]

Death Hidden in the Dirt: Old Land Mines in Maysan

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. Death Hidden in the Dirt: Old Land Mines in Maysan Still Killing Shepherds and Farmers The authorities in Maysan province had been clearing land mines from the Iran-Iraq war with […]

Chinese Firm Suspected of Fraud

By John Lee. China’s Caixin has reported that the Missan Oil Company (MOC) has suspended all activities of a company called Hermic, an oilfield service company controlled by former executives of the China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC). Hermic is said to have won at least 12 engineering outsourcing contracts worth US$75 million from CNPC at the […]

Eni’s Scaroni Meeting with al-Maliki

By John Lee. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki and Eni’s CEO Paolo Scaroni (pictured) met on Monday in Baghdad to discuss Eni’s activities in the country. During the meeting, Mr Scaroni along with Claudio Descalzi, COO of Eni E&P, updated the Prime Minister on the development activities at the Zubair oil field and discussed the […]

Ribbon Cut on new Bazurgan-Halfaya-Fao Pipeline

By John Lee. The Director General of Missan Oil Company has cut the ribbon on the 272-km crude oil pipeline from Buzurgan to Halfaya and onward to the tanks reservoir at al-Fao [al-Faw]. It starts from meeting point of the two lines from Buzurgan and Halfaya. The 42-inch-diameter pipeline was built in cooperation with the […]

New Rigs Arrive at Halfaya

By John Lee. The Missan Oil Company (MOC) has announced that new oil rigs are being installed at the Halfaya oil field to increase the number of new wells in the second stage of developing the field. The Director General of the company said that two new rigs belonging to PetroChina have already arrived and […]

More Progess at Halfaya

By John Lee. The Missan Oil Company has finished drilling one of the new wells at the al Halfaya field. Director General of the company, Ali Imurig Soadj, said that the BOHI company, contracted by Petrochina, completed the HF-107-K107 well at the al Mushrif reservoir. Thirty-five wells have been drilled at Halfaya, including 8 old […]

Weatherford Completes New Well at Bazargan

By John Lee. Missan Oil Company has announced that the US company Weatherford has successfully completed an oil well at the Bazargan field. It has also rehabilitated another well in the same field, and one at the Faqa oil field. According to a report from AIN, this brings the number of wells Weatherford completed at […]

More Details of Missan Oil Find

By John Lee. The Missan Oil Company (MOC) has announced the completion of the exploratory oil well in the Deema-1 [Dima-1] formation. Oil Minister Abdul Kareem Luaibi [Elaibi] said that the Deema oil field, which is located in Maysan governorate, was completed 100 percent successfully, and in a record time, without any problems by the […]

Missan to Get New Power Station

By John Lee. AIN reports that Iraq has approved the construction of a new power station in Maysan province. The head of the Provincial Council, Abdul Hussein Abdul Reda, said that the country’s Ministry of Planning had approved a scheme to build a station of between 200 and 250 Megawatts. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil and […]

Missan Emerges as Major Oil Producer

By John Lee. The Province of Missan has emerged as a major oil producer in Iraq as more of its oil fields come on stream. Ali Muaarij, the head of Missan Oil Company, said foreign firms are developing these fields and currently the province produces 230,000 bpd. He said he expected the Missan fields to […]