Tag Archives | MOL

MOL Relinquishes Akri-Bijeel Licence

By John Lee. MOL Hungarian Oil and Gas Plc has announced that, in agreement with its partners Gulf Keystone Petroleum (GKP) and the Kurdistan Regional Government’s Ministry of Natural Resources, it has decided to relinquish the Akri-Bijeel Block in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The cpmpany said its decision was based on a comprehensive assessment […]

Dana Gas Shares Rise on $2bn Iraq Judgement

By John Lee. Dana Gas has announced that the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) has ordered the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to pay $1.98 billion to a consortium that it leads. In a statement to the Abu Dhabi stock exchange, the Sharjah-based company claims that the judgement is final, binding and internationally enforceable, and […]

Court Orders KRG Pay Dana Gas $100m

The UK’s High Court has ordered the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to pay a consortium led by Dana Gas $100 million within 14 days. In a statement, the KRG’s Ministry of Natural Resources said: “The Court’s decision does not relate to the substantive merits of the claims and counterclaims in the on-going arbitration between the […]

MOL Reduces Akri Bijell Investment

By Simon Kent. Aberdeen based oil and gas company MOL Group have reduced their planned investments at Akri Bijell in the Kurdish region of Iraq, Rigzone reports. The new plans will see one well operational at 2200 bpd, while Bijell 4 and Bijell 6 appraisal wells encountered more geological complexity than envisaged. MOL have struggled in the region […]

Wood Group Completes Kurdistan Oil Project

By John Lee. Wood Group Intetech (WG Intetech) has successfully completed a six-month project for Hungary’s MOL Group, which saw WG Intetech develop a detailed design for an acid gas reinjection well on MOL’s Akri-Bijeel field in Iraq. The scope of the agreement included well design and comprehensive materials selection for all well components. Dr […]

Dana Remains Committed to Iraq, Despite Claim

By John Lee. Sharjah-based Dana Gas and its consortium partners, Crescent Petroleum and Pearl Petroleum, is pursuing $100 million (117 billion Iraqi dinars) in payments from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). In a statement to the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX), the company said: “The LCIA [London Court of International Arbitration] Tribunal recently ordered the […]

Video: Kurdistan is the Most Important for MOL

From ProactiveInvestors. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Alexander Dodds, executive vice president of exploration and production at Hungary-based MOL Group, talks about finding the balance between high risk exploration and declining oil production. Dodds says Kurdistan is the most important region […]

Shares in GKP Jump Again on Iraq Update

By John Lee. Shares in Gulf Keystone Petroleum (GKP) gained another 19 percent on Thursday morning, following approval of its Field Development Plan (FDP) for Akri-Bijeel, in which it holds a 20 percent working interest. The FDP is based on these two discovery areas, i.e. Bijell area and the Bakrman area. The development will be done […]

Akri Bijeel Oil Block Declared ‘Commercial’

By John Lee. MOL Plc has informed the market that Kalegran Ltd. (a 100% subsidiary of MOL), as has officially declared the Akri Bijeel Block to be ‘commercial’, based on the discoveries made at the Bijell-1 well (pictured) in Jurassic horizons and Bakrman-1 well in Triassic horizon. Kalegran is the Operator of the Block on […]

New Oil Find in Iraqi Kurdistan

Gulf Keystone notes today’s update by MOL Hungarian Oil and Gas Plc., the operator of the Akri-Bijeel Block in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (in which Gulf Keystone has a 20 per cent working interest), on its extensive exploration and appraisal programme. Bakrman-1 Exploration Well Discovery Bakrman-1, the first exploration well to target the Bakrman […]

Gulf Keystone, MOL, Spud Gulak-1 Exploration Well

By John Lee. Gulf Keystone notes today’s announcement by MOL Hungarian Oil and Gas Plc., the operator regarding the spudding of the Gulak-1 exploration well on the Akri-Bijeel block in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Gulak-1 is the fourth exploration well to be drilled on the Akri-Bijeel block and the first exploration well to target […]