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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 […]

WesternZagros Boosts Capacity at Garmian

By John Lee. WesternZagros Resources has announced that the operator has completed the installation of surface equipment to expand the Sarqala production facility. Current production for the Sarqala-1 well is approximately 9,500 barrels per day of oil, which is in line with the company’s first quarter guidance expectations. (Source: WesternZagros)

Iraq, Algeria Discuss Oil Production Cuts

By John Lee. Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi] has met with the Algerian minister of energy Mr. Nooraldeen Botarfa in Baghdad at Wednesday to discuss increasing cooperation between the two countries in the oil sector. In addition to exchanging ideas about the development of the oil sector, they also discussed the “necessary coordination between […]

Algerian Energy Minister to visit Baghdad

By John Lee. Algeria’s Energy Minister is to visit Baghdad on Wednesday and Thursday. According to the report from Reuters, Nouredine Bouterfa (pictured) will discuss OPEC-related issues with the Iraqi Minister of Oil. (Source: Reuters)

Final Expansion at Halfaya Oil Field

By John Lee. The Head of the Missan Oil Company (MOC) has said that the third and final phase of work to expand the Halfaya oil field has been launched. Adnan Noshi told Reuters that the target is to double Halfaya’s capacity to 400,000 barrels per day in 2018. He said Halfaya, operated by PetroChina, […]

Iraq Plans to Raise Oil Output to 5m bpd

Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi has stated that Iraq has plans to increase oil output to five million barrels per day (bpd). Speaking at the Iraq Energy Forum in Baghdad, Luaibi said the ministry will “seriously try to develop oil production in the country”. “We need to progress the energy infrastructure and we have worked […]

Iraq oil Output Falls on OPEC Cuts

By John Lee. The Director of the State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO), Falah al-Amiri, has told reporters that crude oil exports so far in March average 3.756 million bpd, including 515,000 bpd exported by Iraqi Kurdistan. According to Reuters, Iraq’s oil production is down by more than 300,000 bpd, to 4.464 million (bpd), due to OPEC […]

Gazprom Commissions three New Wells at Badra

Gazprom Neft Badra — a subsidiary of Russia’s Gazprom Neft — has commissioned three new production wells (BD-2, P-14 and P-10) at the Badra field in Iraq. Total production across all three wells is running at 23,000 barrels per day, with daily production at the field totalling 77,000 barrels. All three wells are operating under […]

Oil Output to hit 5.4m bpd in 2022

By John Lee. According to a report from Bloomberg, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has predicted that Iraq will retain its position as OPEC’s second-biggest oil producer, adding 700,000 barrels per day (bpd) to reach 5.4 million bpd by 2022. Most of the increase will come from southern oilfields, such as the Shell‘s Majnoon project. […]