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Genel Energy declares maiden Interim Dividend

Genel Energy has announced its unaudited results for the six months ended 30 June 2019. Bill Higgs (pictured), Chief Executive of Genel, said: “These results demonstrate the continued success of our strategy -highly cash generative productionunderpins capital investment in growth opportunities that deliver rapid returns and enables a compelling cash return to shareholders through our […]

Video: Iraq tries to Attract Foreign O&G Investments

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq’s government wants to see a big increase in oil production. Oil and natural gas make up 90 percent of the country’s revenue. But years of war and new environmental challenges are making […]

Iraq could surpass Saudi Arabia in Oil Production

By Padraig O’Hannelly. A senior oil executive has predicted that Iraq could surpass Saudi Arabia as an oil producer. Addressing delegates at CWC‘s Iraq Petroleum conference in London, Majid Jafar (pictured), CEO of Sharjah-based Crescent Petroleum, said: “Iraq is hugely underexplored. We at Crescent know of 300 structures just in the Western Desert that have […]

Gulf Tensions: Iraq worried about Economy

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq exports around 3.5 million barrels of oil a day. Heightened regional tensions between the US and Iran and recent attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf have heightened security fears. The government […]

Exxon Increases Production at West Qurna 1

By John Lee. Production at the West Qurna 1 oilfield has reportedly reached 465,000 barrels per day (bpd), following the completion of new crude processing facilities and oil storage tanks. Officials told Reuters on Monday that the field was previously producing about 440,000 bpd. Exxon‘s foreign staff were present at a ceremony to launch the […]

Russia’s Gazprom Neft interested in Expanding in Iraq

By John Lee. Russia’s Gazprom Neft is reported to be interested in expanding its operations in Iraq. Reuters says boss Alexander Dyukov told the annual general meeting on Friday that the company, which is already developing the Badra oilfield, is also “looking at” the Mansuriyah gas field near the Iranian border. It says that Iraqi […]

ShaMaran Completes Acquisition of Atrush Stake

By John Lee. ShaMaran Petroleum has announced the completion of its acquisition of an additional 7.5% participating interest in the Atrush Block [from Marathon Oil], previously announced on April 3, 2019, bringing ShaMaran’s total interest in Atrush up to 27.6%. ShaMaran also announces that Atrush has been producing at approximately 32,000 barrels of oil per […]

Production to Increase at Al Faihaa Oilfield

By John Lee. Oil production in the Al Faihaa area (Block 9) in Basra is reportedly expected to increase in the coming year with increasing investment. Dragon Oil CEO Ali Al Jarwan told Oil & Gas Middle East that the company plans to increase production in Iraq to 100,000 barrels per day (bpd) by 2025. […]

Iraq to Increase Production at West Qurna 1

By John Lee. Oil production is to increase at the West Qurna 1 oilfield, according to Reuters. The news agency quoted Basra Oil Company (BOC) chief Ihsan Abdul Jabbar as saying on Wednesday that output will rise from 440,000 barrels of crude oil per day (bpd) to 490,000 bpd in the “next few days”. The […]

Rumaila hits 30-yr High in Oil Production

The Rumaila oilfield produced 1.467 million barrels per day (bpd) in 2018 – the oilfield’s highest annual rate of production for 30 years. 2018 also saw the milestone of four billion barrels of oil produced since the Rumaila Operating Organisation [ROO] began operating in June 2010. The results were reported in the 2018 Rumaila Annual […]

Iraq’s Energy Sector: Roadmap to a Brighter Future

Iraq, one of the world’s biggest energy producers, can address its current electricity shortfall and growing power needs through immediate action to relieve pressure on the system, according to an in-depth report published Thursday by the International Energy Agency. It also provides a medium-term strategy that makes the best use of the country’s abundant oil […]