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Iraq and Iran Discuss Cross Border Fields Plan

By Simon Kent. Iraq’s Deputy Oil Minister Fayadh Nema, who is currently acting Oil Minister until Abadi’s new cabinet is finalized, has recently announced a trip to Tehran to discuss cross border oil fields. Once a controversial topic between Tehran and Baghdad, Iraq’s many cross border oil fields are now back on the agenda as sanctions […]

UNOPS Awards Contract for IDP Shelter Units

By John Lee. The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) has awarded a contract for the supply of 100 prefabricated shelter units for IDP’s at the Eyon Missan IDP camp. The contract (Reference: 15-IQOH-ITB-089), valued at $589,690, has been given to Wadi Albarari for General Contracting & Engineering Consultancy & General Trading and Oil […]

Drug Smuggling Supported by Maysan’s Tribes

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. Hash, Pills And Speed: Drug Smuggling In Iraq Supported By Maysan’s Tribes Smuggling drugs through Iraq on the way to the Gulf and Europe is big business in Maysan province […]

PM Abadi: Maysan is a Model Province

By Simon Kent. A recent piece about Basra in The Economist made an interesting point about Iraqi politics today, noting that while in Basra the provincial council suffers deep political divisions, the nearby province of Maysan has a spirit of cooperation under the much lauded, long time governor Ali Dawai Lazem. PM Abadi (pictured) seems to share this […]

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 […]

NIC Invites Bids for Renewable Energy Plants

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Electricity, in coordination with the National Investment Commission (NIC), have announced an investment opportunity to construct three solar power stations and one wind power station. The plants will capacity of between 5 and 10 MW, and be situated in Diwaniya, Najaf and Missan (Maysan) provinces: Diwaniya: A solar power […]

Lebanese firm Launches $80m Amarah Project

By John Lee. A Lebanese company has launched a major construction project in Maysan governorate. Hariri Construction and Contracting Company (HARCO) was awarded the $80-milllion ‘Luluat Al Amarah’ (Pearl of Amarah) contract in late 2014, and has just started excavation at the site. It involves the construction of a five-star 16-storey hotel with 192 rooms, […]

Halfaya Oil Targets Reduced

By John Lee. The Missan Oil Company has announced an agreement with the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) to reduce the final production target for the Halfaya oilfield from 535.000 barrels per day (bpd) to 400.000 bpd. As a result, production will be extended from 20 years to 30 years. CNPC has a 37.5 percent […]

CNPC: New Maysan Pipeline Complete

By John Lee. China’s CNPC has announced the completion of a 272 kilometre crude oil pipeline which connects Halfaya and Burzugan [Bazargan] oilfields in southern Iraq to the Al-Faw port. Incredibly, CNPC have remarked that the pipeline is passing through 30km of areas that were once minefields during the Iran-Iraq war. Today, southern Iraq is […]

$6b Refinery Deal to be Investigated

By John Lee. An Iraqi parliamentary committee has asked the Commission of Integrity to investigate the contract awarded to Satarem to build a $6-billion refinery in Maysan. Iraq Business News‘ Expert Blogger Ahmed Mousa Jiyad recently questioned the legitimacy of the contract signed with the Swiss company, prompting the Ministry of Oil to issue a statement […]

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 […]