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Iraq Slashes Oil Output Targets

By John Lee. Reuters reports that Iraq has again reduced its oil production targets. Speaking at a conference in London, Falah Alamri, head of the State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO), said Iraq now planned to produce 5.5-6.0 million bpd by 2020, down from the previously target of 8.4-9.0 million bpd. This would represent an increase […]

New Oil Grade boosts West Qurna II Output

By John Lee. Reuters reports that oil production at the West Qurna II oilfield is currently running at around 402,000 barrels per day. The news agency quotes Lukoil Overseas senior vice president, Gati Al-Jebouri (pictured), as telling at a conference in London that output is expected to rise to 420,000 bpd by the end of […]

Tawke Oilfield hits new Record Output

DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, today announced a new daily record of 170,000 barrels of oil produced from the Tawke field in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, of which 30,000 barrels were sold into the local market and the balance allocated for export. Tawke production in the first quarter of 2015 was […]

Kurdistan Oil Production at Record Levels

According to the April 2015 report published by the Kurdistan Regional Government, KRG, Ministry of Natural Resources, KRG commitments under the 2015 Federal Budget Law have been met, and oil production has reached record levels. According to an agreement on oil export and budget, reached last December between the KRG and the Federal Government of […]

DNO Doubles Capacity at Tawke

Norwegian oil and gas operator DNO today announced the doubling of capacity at its flagship Tawke field in the Kurdistan region of Iraq to 200,000 barrels of oil per day (bopd). The 200,000 bopd wellhead, processing and pipeline capacity milestone was reached in less than two years with 10 new horizontal wells and the construction […]

Oil Insiders Sceptical on Increased Prodn

By John Lee. A report from Reuters suggests that Iraq’s oil output in 2015 is likely to remain flat as Baghdad struggles to cope with low oil prices. Oil executives and market experts say that increasing production next year will be even more challenging if prices remain low, and if Baghdad fails to repay oil […]

BP’s Kirkuk Contact Extended

By John Lee. The President of BP Iraq, Michael Townshend, has said that the company has extended an agreement with the Ministry of Oil to boost production at the Kirkuk oilfield. Reuters quotes him as saying “We had a letter of intent, which was for a year, and we extended that until the end of this […]

BP Takes More Oil as Payment

By John Lee. The President of BP Iraq has said that the company has been lifting more crude oil cargoes in the past couple of months, as payment for its work in the Rumaila oil field (pictured). Michael Townshend told reporters that current production at Rumaila is about 1.4 million bpd and is expected to remain […]