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Iraq Oil Output to hit 6m bpd by 2020

By John Lee. Iraq is planning to produce up to 6 million barrels of oil per day by 2020, Oil Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi [Adil Abd Al-Mahdi] (pictured) has said. Speaking to a Shana correspondent he said that the country’s current oil production stands at 4.3 million barrels per day. He also announced that Iraq […]

Cabinet Approves 2016 Budget of $91bn

By John Lee. Iraq’s Cabinet has approved a budget of 106 trillion Iraqi dinars ($91 billion) for 2016. The figures are based on crude oil output of 3.6 million barrels per day (BPD) at a price of $45 a barrel. Spokesman Saad al-Hadithi told The Associated Press that Iraq will run with a deficit of […]

Iraq to IOCs: Low Spending Plans for 2016

By Simon Kent. The director of licensing at Iraq’s Ministry of Oil,  Abdul Mahdy Al-Ameedi, has written a letter to IOCs asking them for conservative spending plans for 2016 in light of the ongoing oil price rout. The low oil prices seen since last year have limited Iraq’s ability to pay companies to meet production […]

KRG Continues Direct Oil Export Despite Sabotage

KRG continues direct oil export despite sabotage attempt on pipeline In August, direct oil export from Kurdistan Region continued despite sabotage and attempted theft on the export pipeline inside Turkey borders, which occurred on 27 July and extended to the first week of August. According to the Kurdistan Regional Government, KRG, Ministry of Natural Resources […]

LukOil gets $1.5bn from West Qurna in 1H

By John Lee. In its latest Half Yearly Report, Russia’s Lukoil reports that in the first half of 2015, the Group accrued revenue from the West Qurna-2 project in the total amount of $1,535 million, consisting of cost recovery of $1,475 million and remuneration fee of $60 million, compared to the revenue of $1,179 million […]

DNO: Need Ongoing Revenues to Sustain Operations

By John Lee. DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, set record production levels from the Tawke field in the Kurdistan region of Iraq during the second quarter of 2015 with output averaging 153,346 barrels of oil per day (bopd). A total of 118,037 bopd, representing 77 percent of field production, was delivered to […]

Iraq Oil Output Hits Record

By John Lee. Iraq’s crude oil production climbed to an all-time high of 4.18 million barrels a day in July, according to statistics from the International Energy Agency (IEA). This was up from the 4.15 million bpd produced in June. The southern oilfields accounted for exports of 3.06 million bpd, up about 40,000 barrels from […]

No Interruptions at GKP’s Shaikan

By John Lee. Gulf Keystone Petroleum (GKP), the operator of the Shaikan field in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, has announced that all production and truck loading operations currently continue without interruption at both Shaikan production facilities (PF-1 and PF-2) in a safe and secure manner. On 29 July 2015, production totalled 43,700 barrels with […]

DNO Unaffected by Pipeline Disruption

DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, announced that production from its flagship Tawke field in the Kurdistan region of Iraq continued uninterrupted during this week’s shut down of the Kirkuk-Ceyhan pipeline in Turkey, given the flexibility to redirect volumes from exports to local sales. Prior to the pipeline disruption, Tawke production in the […]

Erbil-Baghdad Agreement: Deal or No Deal?

By Mohammed A. Salih for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Erbil-Baghdad Oil Relations Swing between Deal, no Deal Encouraged by more international interest in purchasing its oil, coupled with the apparent failure of the federal Iraqi government to provide agreed-upon […]

Keeping Iraq’s Oil Flowing

By Waleed Kamhieh, Accenture oil and gas consultant. This is an extract from an article originally published by Nina Iraq, and is reproduced here with permission. In June 2015, Iraq produced an average of 3.19 mm bbpd (million barrels per day), the highest level of production since 1980, and it has surpassed the 2.8 mm bbpd […]

Genel gives Update on Trading and Ops

By John Lee. Genel Energy has issued the following trading and operations update in advance of the Company’s half-year 2015 results, which are scheduled for release on 6 August 2015. Tony Hayward, newly-appointed Chairman of Genel, said: “Production has grown rapidly in the first half of the year, increasing 41% year on year, with operational […]