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Sonangol told to Return to Iraq

By John Lee. Iraqi oil minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi] has told the Angolan oil company Sonangol to resume its work in developing the Qayara and Najmah oil fields in Nineveh governorate. In 2010 Sonangol was granted a 75-percent stake in the fields, along with North Oil Company (25%), at a price of $6.00 per barrel, […]

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 […]

Big Oil to spend $25bn in Iraq Next Year

By John Lee. Iraq’s deputy prime minister for energy, Hussain al-Shahristani (pictured), has said that ‘Big Oil’ is about to spend over $25 billion next year to boost oil output towards record levels. He predicted that the southern fields are expected to pump an extra 500,000 bpd in 2014, compared to just over 3 million […]

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 […]

Syria/Iraq Pipeline Tenders to be Issued Soon

Syria and Iraq have reached a final agreement to build two oil pipelines and a gas pipeline between their two countries, and tender invitations will be issued soon, Syrian Oil Minister Sufian Alao [Suffian Alao] (pictured) was quoted as saying on Tuesday. Alao was quoted by Syrian newspaper Al-Thawra as saying an existing oil pipeline […]

Occidental, Pertamina Consider Sonangol’s Iraq Deals

US oil major Occidental Petroleum Corp and Indonesian state oil firm Pertamina have shown an interest in taking a stake in Sonangol’s two Iraqi oilfield development projects, a company official said on Sunday. “Our proposal will be for Sonangol to have 45 per cent in Najmah and Qayara [Qaiyarah],” Sonangol executive J. da Graca Luis […]