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Fifth Licensing Round: Some Preliminary Considerations

By Alessandro Bacci. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq’s Fifth Licensing Round: Some Preliminary Considerations After the Auction On the morning and afternoon of April 26, 2018, I participated in a petroleum scholar workshop organized in London by the Association of […]

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Ministry Publishes New Templates for Oil Contracts

By John Lee. The Ministry of Oil’s Petroleum Contracts and Licensing Directorate (PCLD) has published the templates for the contracts to be used for the 5th oil licensing round, the results of which were announced last week. Exploration, development and production contract (EDPC) Development and production contract (DPD) (Source: Ministry of Oil)

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Oilfield Service Contracts Explained

By Alessandro Bacci. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Alessandro Bacci is an independent energy consultant in relation to business strategy and corporate diplomacy (policy, government, and public affairs). Much of his activity is linked to the MENA region, an area where […]

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IOCs scramble to analyze new Contract Model

Iraq is giving international oil companies (IOCs) just two weeks to evaluate a new contract model that will serve as the basis of an upcoming bidding round for 11 oil exploration and development projects. The Oil Ministry has set April 15 as the deadline for companies to submit bids, according to Abdul Mahdy al-Ameedi, director […]

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Iraq’s Fifth Licensing Round

By Alessandro Bacci. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Ministry of Oil has repeatedly said that it would like to renegotiate the terms of its service contracts with the international oil companies (IOCs) to link the fees the companies receive for […]

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Baghdad denies Russian Claims regarding KRG Oil Deals

By John Lee. The Iraqi Ministry of Oil has denied reports that Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak discussed Russian oil companies’ operations in Iraqi Kurdistan with the Iraqi prime minister or oil minister during his trip to Iraq. Novak had been quoted as saying that Baghdad had no problems with Russian companies doing business with the […]

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New Oil & Gas Blocks to be offered

By John Lee. Iraq has invited international oil companies (IOCs) to bid for contracts to explore and develop nine new oil and gas blocks. The blocks are along the borders with Iran and Kuwait, with one located in the territorial waters. According to Reuters, the bidding terms will be finalised by the end of May, […]

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BP, Eni “interested in Majnoon Oilfield”

By John Lee. Reuters has reported that both BP and Eni have expressed an interest in developing the giant Majnoon oilfield, which Shell plans to exit next year. Iraqi oil officials told the news agency that Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has not yet started negotiations with either company. BP is currently developing the Rumaila field, […]

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Baghdad hits back at Rosneft/KRG Deal

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has hit back at Rosneft‘s recent decision to enter a production-sharing deal with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) without its approval. In a statement, the Ministry warned: “The ministry of oil warns seriously all the countries and oil companies from contracting or dealing with any authority inside Iraq […]

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Important Oil Projects — Dubious, Non-Transparent Contracts

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Developing Border Oilields and Utilizing Associated Natural Gas: Important Projects, Dubious and Non-Transparent Contracts Information from and about the Ministry of Oil has been published and circulated extensively, in the last few […]

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Iraqi Kurdistan Oil a Slippery Issue

By Ali Mamouri for Al Monitor. Any views expressed here are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Iran and Turkey are trying to extend their economic influence over Iraqi Kurdistan oil, even as controversy flares over surreptitious deals between Kurdistan and Turkey. Iraqi Kurdistan has been shipping […]

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