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Iraq to Set Date Soon for Nassiriya Oil Field Bids

By John Lee. Abdul-Mahdy al-Ameedi, the director of the Iraqi oil ministry’s contracts directorate, has said that Iraq will soon set a date for international oil companies (IOCs) to bid to develop the giant Nassiriya oilfield. The largely undeveloped field has estimated reserves of just under 5 billion barrels. According to information from Reuters, there […]

US Firm Wins $60m Affordable Housing Project in Thi Qar

By John Lee. The Thi Qar Investment Commission has approved an Investment License for a $60 million (USD) affordable housing project being developed by Iraq Dream Homes, LLC, a U.S. affordable housing development firm. The housing project “An Nasiriyah Dream Homes-Phase I” consists of 400 units of single-family affordable homes in a master-planned, sustainable community […]

Iraq Still Hopes to Award Joint Nassiriya Oilfield, Refinery Deal

Iraq’s deputy oil minister, Ahmed al-Shamma, said that Iraq still hopes to award a contract for the development of the 4.4 billion barrel Nassiriya oil field and the construction of a dedicated 300,000 bpd export refinery as one package. Iraq excluded Nassiriya from its three previous bidding rounds for oil and gas licences. According to […]

Iraq Plans Refinery When Developing Nasiriyah Oil Fiel

Bloomberg reports that Iraq will ask companies to build an oil refinery when it invites bids to develop the Nasiriyah field south of Baghdad. Abdul- Mahdi al-Ameedi, the head of the ministry’s licensing department, said, “we will not develop the Nasiriyah oil field on its own but in tandem with the establishment of a refinery”. […]

Axens Wins Contract at New Nassiriya Refinery

The State Company for Oil Projects (SCOP), part of the Iraqi Ministry of Oil, has awarded the French-based Axens, a fully-owned subsidiary of IFP Energies nouvelles, the Basic Design and License contracts for the construction of the new refinery in Nassiriya, Iraq. Axens will supply the following process technologies for the refinery: H-Oil RC technology […]

Possible Mini-Auction for Nassiriyah Oilfield

Reuters reports that four international oil companies(IOCs)  have shown an interest in developing the Nassiriyah oilfield in Iraq. A senior oil official said on Sunday that Iraq may hold a mini-auction for the largely undeveloped field, following a number of unsucessful attempts to reach agreement with foreign firms. Talks with a Japanese group led by […]

Honeywell Chosen for Nassiriya Refinery

UOP LLC, a Honeywell (NYSE: HON) company, announced that its technology has been selected for a new transportation fuel refinery to be built in Iraq. The State Company for Oil Projects (SCOP), under the Ministry of Oil for Iraq, has selected Honeywell’s UOP to provide key technologies to process 300,000 barrels per day (bpd) of […]

Companies Bid for South Iraq Oil Field

American, Japanese and Chinese companies have submitted bids to develop the al-Qatiaa oil field west of the southern Iraqi city of Nassiriya, according to a report from Bloomberg. The Oil Ministry is studying the offers from the three companies, Hussein Aziz, head of the municipality of al-Shatra in Nassiriya province, told reporters. He did not […]

Eni Interested in Investing in Nassiriyah Oilfield

Italy’s energy giant Eni is still interested in investing in the Nassiriya oilfield, Italy’s ambassador to Iraq has said. Ambassador Gerardo Caranti was visiting Iraq to evaluate the progress of several projects and to study future suggestions. “We have several projects in Iraq at a cost of more than $2 billion,” he told Aswat al-Iraq […]

Iraq to Double Refinery Capacity by 2020

Iraq plans to double refining capacity by 2020 to meet domestic demand and allow for exports, according to an article from Bloomberg. Iraq plans to increase its daily oil-processing capacity to 1.5 million barrels by the end of the decade from 750,000 barrels today, Iraqi Deputy Minister Ahmed al-Shamma told reporters in Tokyo on Tuesday. […]

JX Holdings to Develop Giant Nassiriya Oilfield?

There is a chance Iraq may hold one-on-one talks with a Japanese consortium led by JX Holdings to develop the giant Nassiriya oilfield, Iraq’s Deputy Oil Minister Ahmed al-Shamma said today, adding that a decision would depend on the policy of the new government in Baghdad. The comments came after the country’s Deputy Prime Minister […]