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KRG Signs Oil Audit Deal with EY

The Kurdistan Regional Government signed an agreement with the multinational professional services firm, EY (Ernst & Young), to audit oil and gas processes in the Kurdistan Region. During the signing ceremony on Wednesday, Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani described the agreement as an important step by the Kurdistan Regional Government to be more transparent in the […]

Iran, Iraq asked to Freeze Oil Output at Current Levels

By John Lee. Qatar’s Energy Minister has reportedly said that Iran and Iraq are being asked to freeze oil output at current levels, as part of a wider deal to restrain production. According to ArabianBusiness.com, Mohammed Al Sada told reporters: “We are discussing with both countries on that and we are looking at various ways and […]

KRG Publishes Detailed Oil Production Data

The KRG Ministry of Natural Resources announces the publication of the Kurdistan Oil Production Report. The report is compiled from data provided by the oil producing companies operating in the Kurdistan Region, and details overall oil production, export, refining, and local trading in KRG-operated fields from January 2015 to September 2016. It also breaks down […]

Iraq to Continue Supporting OPEC Oil Market Stabilization

The Iraqi Minister for Oil has committed to support the efforts of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) aimed at stabilization of the oil market. At a meeting in Baghdad on Wednesday, Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi] told OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo: “Your visit comes at a time when Iraq […]

Iraq Resists Joining OPEC Production Cut

By John Lee. Reuters reports that oil prices came under pressure on Monday as Iraqi oil minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi] said Baghdad wants to be exempt from any production cut the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is aiming to achieve. Falah al-Amiri, head of the State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) added that […]

Production Commences at Faihaa-2 well in Block 9

By John Lee. Kuwait Energy has announced the commencement of production from the Faihaa-2 well in the Block 9 concession. in Basra Governorate. The Faihaa 2 well was spudded on 3 January 2016, with production testing commencing on 23 September 2016 at 52/64 inch choke size at an initial rate of 9,583 barrels of oil […]

New Production Wells at Tawke Oil Field

By John Lee. Norwegian oil and gas operator DNO has announced the completion of three new production wells at the Tawke field in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, as part of a stepped up drilling program kicked off in July 2016. The Tawke-31 well, targeting the main Cretaceous reservoir will be brought on production following […]

Iraq Agrees to Limit Oil Production Target

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has announced that it has agreed to limit its oil production target to 4.75 – 5 million barrels per day. The country is currently producing around 4.6 million bpd. Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi (Allibi) is going to participate in the OPEC meetings at the end of November, […]

Oil Companies trim Investments in Iraq

By John Lee. Major oil companies including BP, Shell and Lukoil are reported to be cutting investment in Iraq. “You’re going through difficult months,” said Ariel Flores, general manager of the BP-led Rumaila Operating Organization (ROO) told the Wall Street Journal. “You slow down and you make decisions to pause efforts.” Rumaila oil field now […]

Iraq Targets 4.75-5m bpd Oil Output

By John Lee. Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi (Allibi) said on Thursday that while Iraq will support a production ceiling next week at an informal meeting of oil producers in Algeria, it aims to defend its share of output of between 4.75 million and 5 million barrels of oil per day. Producers are expected to […]