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GKP appoints new Non-Exec Chairman

Gulf Keystone Petroleum (GKP) has announced the appointment of Jacobus (“Jaap”) Huijskes as Non-Executive Chairman effective as of 11 April 2018, immediately following the announcement of the Company’s 2017 Full Year Results.   Jaap Huijskes, who replaces Keith Lough as Chairman, joined the Board of Gulf Keystone in November 2017 as a Non-Executive Director.  Today’s […]

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Crescent Petroleum to Increase Investment in Iraqi Gas

By John Lee. UAE-based Crescent Petroleum is reportedly planning a significant increase in its production of natural gas at its Pearl Petroleum operations in Iraq. President Badr Jafar (pictured) is quoted as saying that there will be an investment of $1 billion to boost production to 500 million cubic feet of gas per day by […]

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Chevron to Resume Drilling in Kurdistan

By John Lee. US-based Chevron plans to resume drilling at the Sarta 3 block in Iraqi Kurdistan. According to a report from Bloomberg, the company had temporarily halted exploration work in October after the Kurds voted in favour of independence. Chevron acquired Reliance Exploration & Production DMCC‘s 80 percent interest and operatorship of the production sharing contracts […]

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Gulf Keystone appoints New Non-Executive Director

Gulf Keystone Petroleum (GKP) has announced the appointment of Jacobus (“Jaap”) Huijskes as a Non-Executive Director with immediate effect. Jaap Huijskes was most recently a Director at OMV, the Austrian integrated oil and gas company listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange. While at OMV, he was responsible for Exploration and Production (E&P) and oversaw the […]

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OMV Pockets $107m from KRG Settlement

By John Lee. Austria’s OMV has said its third-quarter clean operating result “was positively impacted” by about 90 million euro ($107 million) following a settlement over a dispute relating to the Khor Mor and Chemchemal fields in Iraqi Kurdistan. On August 30, 2017, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and Dana Gas , Crescent Petroleum and […]

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Dana Gas Shares Rise on $2bn Iraq Judgement

By John Lee. Dana Gas has announced that the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) has ordered the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to pay $1.98 billion to a consortium that it leads. In a statement to the Abu Dhabi stock exchange, the Sharjah-based company claims that the judgement is final, binding and internationally enforceable, and […]

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Court Orders KRG Pay Dana Gas $100m

The UK’s High Court has ordered the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to pay a consortium led by Dana Gas $100 million within 14 days. In a statement, the KRG’s Ministry of Natural Resources said: “The Court’s decision does not relate to the substantive merits of the claims and counterclaims in the on-going arbitration between the […]

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Genel Energy Confirms Bina Bawi Acquisition

By John Lee. Genel Energy has announced that it signed a definitive sale and purchase agreement with OMV to acquire its 36% operated stake in the Bina Bawi field. Completion of the acquisition is subject only to government approval, which is expected shortly. The consideration comprises an upfront payment of $5 million. A contingent payment […]

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Dana Remains Committed to Iraq, Despite Claim

By John Lee. Sharjah-based Dana Gas and its consortium partners, Crescent Petroleum and Pearl Petroleum, is pursuing $100 million (117 billion Iraqi dinars) in payments from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). In a statement to the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX), the company said: “The LCIA [London Court of International Arbitration] Tribunal recently ordered the […]

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Genel Energy Strikes New Deals in KRI

Genel Energy has announced that it has reached an agreement with the Ministry of Natural Resources (“MNR”) of the Kurdistan Regional Government (“KRG”) for the development of the Miran and Bina Bawi gas fields. In addition, Genel has agreed key terms with OMV to acquire its 36% operated stake in the Bina Bawi gas field. […]

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OMV Shifts Focus to Iraq Exploration

By John Lee. Austrian oil and gas company OMV has said that second-quarter profit dropped 29 percent as production fell in Libya and its gas-trading unit lost money, according to Bloomberg. Chief Executive Officer Gerhard Roiss (pictured) is shifting OMV’s focus to exploration and production, including in Iraqi Kurdistan, while selling assets like gas stations […]

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