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Sonangol Ramping Up Oil Production in Iraq

By John Lee. Sonangol has said it plans to increase production at its Najmah and Qayara oilfields to about 230,000 barrels per day (bpd). The Angolan state oil company owns 75 percent of the oilfields, south of the city of Mosul, with estimated oil reserves of more than 1 billion barrels. Output at Qayara is […]

Sonangol to return to Qayara and Najmah Oil Fields

By John Lee. Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi, Luiebi] held a meeting with Edson Dos Santos, a director of Angolan oil company Sonangol, saying that he required the company to restart work in the Qayara and Najmah oil fields. According to a statement from the Ministry of Oil, Edison said his company was ready […]

Oil Fires put out at Qayara, some still Burning

By John Lee. Iraq has reportedly put out fires at six more oil wells in the Qayara region, which Iraqi forces recaptured from the Islamic State group (Daesh, IS, ISIS, ISIL) last month. But Reuters quotes the Iraqi oil ministry as saying on Tuesday that at least three fires are still blazing. The wells had […]

Sonangol Pulls Out of Iraq

By John Lee. Angola’s Sonangol has decided to abandon its Qayara and Najmah oilfields in Nineveh province due to security problems. Reuters reports that Anabela Fonseca, Sonangol board member in charge of international investments, told a news conference: “Our presence in Iraq was as an operator in an area with much conflict. Last year we […]

“No Time Limit” for Sonangol

An Oil Ministry spokesman has said that the ministry “will not put time limit for the Angolan oil company [Sonangol] in developing Najma and Qayara oilfields, due to the security obstacles facing it in these areas”. According to the report from Aswat Al Iraq, the company suffered terrorist attacks on its personnel and sites, so […]

Sonangol Equipment Blown Up in Nineveh

AKnews reports that uniformed militants have blown up about 10 machine tools used by Sonangol, Angola’s national oil company, in the province of Nineveh on Thursday. Sonangol won contracts to develop the al-Najma and al-Qayara oil fields near the provincial capital Mosul in 2009. The equipment was blown up by IEDs that were placed inside […]

Sonangol to Start Work on Ninewa Oilfields

Angolan oil company Sonangol started work on Thursday at the Najma [Najmah] and Qaiyara [Qaiyarah] oil fields in Ninewa, and it will start to dig wells in April, according to a report from Aswat al-Iraq. In the second licensing round in 2009, Sonangol was the only company to submit bids for these fields. In both […]

Iraq’s Mosul to Produce 200,000 Barrels of Oil Per Day

The Province of Nineveh [Ninawa], of which Mosul is the capital, will soon turn into a major oil producing region in Iraq, with output estimated at 200,000 barrels a day, an Iraqi oil official said. According to the report from Azzaman, the official, who refused to be named, said the crude will mainly flow from […]