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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 […]

Aug Oil Output Revised Down, Still at Record Levels

By John Lee. Iraq’s oil production in August has been revised down from 4.638 million bpd to 4.622 million bpd, according to a report from Platts. The latest estimate is still a 16,000 bpd increase from July, and is the fourth time Iraq has passed the 4.5 million bpd threshold. The State Oil Marketing Organization […]

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 […]

Gazprom Raises Production at Badra

By Simon Kent. Gazprom Neft, the Russian oil and gas giant, has announced increased production at the Badra field, reaching an aggregate production of 3 million tons in less than two years, according to Sputnik news. Badra has estimated reserves of over 3 billion barrels, and this year Gazprom added another 3 wells, totaling an additional […]

Oil Firms to Restart Investment, Boost Output

By John Lee. Reuters reports that Baghdad has reached agreement with BP, Shell and Lukoil to restart stalled investment in Iraqi oil fields, allowing production to increase by 250,000-350,000 bpd in 2017. According to documents seen by Reuters, the three firms agreed to spend in the second half of 2016 roughly half the budgets they proposed […]

July Oil Production Highest since January

By John Lee. Iraq’s crude oil production in July rose to 4.632 million bpd, compared with 4.559 million bpd in June, and its highest level since January’s 4.775 million bpd according to Reuters. Exports from the southern ports rose to an average daily rate of 3.202 million bpd in July, up from 3.175 million bpd in […]

Iraq Negotiates with Exxon, Petrochina

By John Lee. Iraq’s Deputy Oil Minister has said that Iraq is negotiating with Exxon Mobil and Petrochina to develop the Artawi and Nahran Omar [Nahr Bin Umar, Nahr Umr] oil fields in the south of the country. Fayyad Al-Nima, who has been acting oil minister since Adel Abdel Mahdi [Adil Abd Al-Mahdi] “suspended his participation” […]

Five New Wells Completed at Halfaya

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has announced the completion of five new oil wells at the Halfaya oil field. Mr. Adnan N. Sajit, the director general of the Maysan Oil Company (MOC), said the drilling was done by two Chinese companies contracted by Petrochina, the main operator of the field. Production at Halfaya […]