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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. […]

Lukoil to Increase Production at West Qurna

By John Lee. Russia’s Lukoil is looking at different ways to increase oil production at West Qurna-2 from the current level of 400,000 barrels per day to 1.2 million bpd. The company’s vice president in the region, Gati Al Jebouri [Gati Saadi Al-Jebouri] (pictured), told Gulf News: “Going forward, we are in discussions with Iraqi […]

The Truth behind Oil Theft in Basra

By Salam Zidane for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. On Jan. 15, Iraqi members of parliament, including Sadeq al-Mhanna from the ruling National Alliance, revealed that they are in possession of documents that prove the theft of 300,000 barrels […]

Southern Oil Exports Fall following OPEC Cut

By John Lee. In a sign that Iraq is following through on the OPEC decision to cut oil output, Reuters reports that oil exports from Iraq’s southern terminals have fallen so far in January. According to loading data and an industry source, exports from southern Iraq averaged 3.25 million bpd in the first 16 days […]

US Firm in $210m Deal at Majnoon Field

By John Lee. According to a report from Reuters, Anglo-Dutch Shell has signed a $210-million contract with US-based Halliburton to drill 30 wells at the Majnoon field over the next three years. The contract is expected to raise output at the field from 220,000 barrels per day currently to about 400,000 bpd in three years. (Source: Reuters)

Iraq the “Biggest Threat to the OPEC Deal”

By John Lee. According to a report from Markets Insider, the biggest challenge to the recently-announced OPEC oil production cuts is Iraq. Under the agreement, Iraq has committed to cut production by 210,000 barrels per day. “That sounds simple in theory,” writes Michael McDonald, “just switch off a few pumps. In reality it’s much more […]