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Plans to increase Kirkuk Oil Output to 1m bpd

By John Lee. Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi, Luiebi] (pictured) has said that Iraq plans to increase oil production at the Kirkuk oilfields to one million barrels per day. According to Reuters, exports from Kirkuk have been on hold since Iraqi forces took back control of them from the Kurds last month. At least […]

DNO Flows Peshkabir-3 Well

DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, today announced flow rates of more than 3,000 barrels of oil per day (bopd) from the first zone tested in the Peshkabir-3 well in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. Nine other oil zones and one gas zone have been identified for testing in a 1.2 kilometer horizontal […]

Gazprom Neft not to Cut Production at Badra

By John Lee. Russia’s Gazprom Neft has said it expects production at the Badra oilfield to stay between 85,000 and 90,000 barrels per day (bpd) in 2018. Deputy chief executive Vadim Yakovlev (pictured) told Reuters that Baghdad has not asked the company to curtail production, despite reports that the Oil Ministry had asked foreign producers […]

GKP Confirms Shaikan Operating Securely

Gulf Keystone Petroleum (GKP) confirmed on Friday morning that its operations in Kurdistan continue safely and securely with the Company achieving average production of 34,525 bopd from Shaikan since the beginning of October 2017. Shaikan is performing as expected with cumulative production from the field now at 42.4 million barrels, an average of 35,966 bopd […]

Genel Energy Updates on Kurdistan Operations

Genel Energy has issued a trading and operations update for Q3 2017. The information has not been audited and may be subject to further review. Murat Özgül (pictured), Chief Executive of Genel, said: “During the quarter Genel executed a landmark settlement agreement with the KRG over historical receivables, which we expect to materially enhance our […]

Baghdad warns Erbil not to Shut Down Kirkuk Oil

By John Lee. Iraq is reportedly considering using security forces to prevent Kurdistan from blocking oil output from Kirkuk. A spokesman for the North Oil Company (NOC) told Reuters that Kurdish officials indicated that they would shut down production at the Kirkuk oilfield, ostensibly for security reasons, but as a means of putting pressure on […]

Taq Taq September Production Below Average

By John Lee. Genel Energy has announced that production at its Taq Taq field in Iraqi Kurdistan, in which it has a 44 percent working interest, averaged 13,475 barrels per day in September. This is considerably below the 2017 year-to-date average of 19,398 barrels per day. (Source: Genel Energy)

Gulf Keystone: Payment and Operational Update

Gulf Keystone Petroleum (GKP) has confirmed that a gross payment of $15.0 million ($12.0 million net to GKP) has been received from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) for Shaikan crude oil export sales for April 2017. Company’s current cash position is $140.3 million. On August 8th, cumulative production from the Shaikan field reached 40 million barrels; […]

Atrush Production Ramping Up

By John Lee. The Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (TAQA) has confirmed that production from the Atrush Block in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq is expected to ramp up towards the 30,000-barrel-per-day project capacity (gross) in 2017. Oil production at Atrush started in July. TAQA is the operator of Atrush and has a 39.9% […]

Oil Production Starts at Atrush Block

By John Lee. The Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (TAQA) has started oil production at its Atrush Block in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. Oil started flowing through the Atrush Central Processing Facility on 3rd July which has the capacity to handle up to 30,000 barrels of oil per day. The TAQA-operated Atrush Block […]

Iraq 2017 Oil Target “Within Reach”

Iraq’s ambition to boost oil-output capacity to a record 5mn bpd is “not unrealistic” as the country prepares for the end of OPEC-mandated supply limits, according to analysts. Iraq, which has been rehabilitating its oil industry after years of conflict, has vowed to keep expanding capacity while respecting an Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries’ accord […]