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“Good Quality” Oil Bearing Reservoirs found at Taq Taq

Genel Energy has announced an update on activity at the Taq Taq field (Genel 44% working interest). The TT-29w well, which was drilled to appraise the northern flank of the Taq Taq field, has been completed as a producer after successfully encountering oil bearing Cretaceous reservoirs. The well, which was drilled to a measured depth […]

Genel Shares Dive on Taq Taq Reserves Writedown

Shares in Genel Energy closed down 14 percent on Tuesday after the company announced a $181-million writedown in the value of its flagship Taq Taq oilfield in Iraqi Kurdistan, in which it has a 44-percent working interest. In a statement, the company said: As previously stated, the Company commissioned an updated Competent Person’s Report (‘CPR’) […]

WesternZagros Announces increased Oil Reserves

WesternZagros Resources has announced a 60 percent increase in the company’s Proved plus Probable (“2P”) Reserves and a 250 percent increase in the net present value of the future net revenue of such reserves discounted at 10 percent (“NPV10”). The company has also provide d an Operational Update and confirmation of receipt of all proceeds […]

Iraq plans Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration

By John Lee. Iraqi oil minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi] has directed the Iraqi Oil Exploration Company (OEC) to start exploring Iraq’s coastal waters for new oil and gas reserves. Addressing an OEC conference, the Minister also emphasised the need to focus on areas bordering neighbouring countries. Iraq recently declared an additional 10 billion barrels […]

Iraq declares Additional 10bn Barrels of Oil

By John Lee. Iraqi oil minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi] has announced an increase of 10 billion barrels in Iraq’s oil reserves, bringing its total proven reserves to 153 billion barrels. He said the increase comes from seven oil fields in central and southern Iraq, but did not name the fields in question. Iraq will ask […]

Genel Energy Updates on Miran and Bina Bawi Fields

Genel Energy has announced that it has finalised documentation of previously agreed terms of Amended and Restated Production Sharing Contracts (‘PSC’s) and Gas Lifting Agreements (‘GLA’s) for both the Miran and Bina Bawi gas fields. The Amended and Restated PSCs and GLAs for Miran and Bina Bawi incorporate the commercial terms as announced in the […]

DNO to Step Up Drilling Campaign in Kurdistan

DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, today announced a stepped up drilling campaign in the Kurdistan region of Iraq and the Sultanate of Oman on the back of 2016 operating profits and improved payments for exports from its flagship Tawke field in Kurdistan. The Company also released its annual reserves report which showed […]

Genel Energy: Tawke Reserves Update

Genel Energy plc notes that DNO ASA, as operator of the Tawke field (Genel 25% working interest), has today published updated estimates of Tawke field reserves. At 31 December 2016, Tawke gross proved (1P) reserves are estimated by DNO ASA at 348 mmbbls, compared to 387 mmbbls at year-end 2015. At 31 December 2016, gross […]

Giuliani defends Trump ‘taking’ Iraqi Oil

By John Lee. Rudy Giuliani, the former Mayor of New York, and current advisor to Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump, has defended the Trump’s statement that the US should have taken Iraq’s oil. When asked in an interview if that was legal, Giuliani, a lawyer, said: “Of course it’s legal. It’s a war. Until the […]

DNO Increases Oil Output

DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, today released its 2015 Annual Report and Accounts together with its 2015 Annual Statement of Reserves. The company reported record levels of operated production in 2015, driven by strong performance in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, though the company’s financial results were impacted by the sharp drop […]

Genel Losses Exceed $1bn

Genel Energy has announces its audited results for the year ended 31 December 2015, in which it declared its biggest-ever annual loss of $1.16 billion: Key figures 2015 revenue of $344 million, down 34% due to the fall in the oil price more than offsetting higher production volumes 2015 production of 84,900 bopd, an increase […]