Tag Archives | Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL)

Zhongman starts Drilling in Diyala Province

By John Lee. China’s Zhongman Petroleum and Natural Gas Group Corp., Ltd. (ZPEC) has reportedly started drilling its first oil well in Iraq’s eastern province of Diyala on Tuesday. The mayor of Qazaniya told Xinhua that it is more than fifty years since an oil well was drilled in Diyala province. Mazin al-Khuzaie added that […]

PPL Starts Exploration Work at Block 8

By John Lee. Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) has started development and exploration of gas Block 8, according to a report from Pakistan Today. Iraq signed the final contract with the company in November, giving it the right to explore an area of 6,000 sq km in the Diyala and Wassit provinces in eastern Iraq. PPL […]

Pakistan Petroleum Signs Contract for Block 8

By John Lee. Iraq has signed a final contract with Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL), giving it the right to explore gas Block 8, covering an area of 6,000 sq km in the Diyala and Wassit provinces in eastern Iraq. During the signing ceremony, Iraq’s deputy oil minister, Ahmed al-Shamma, said “developing exploration block 8 could […]

Cabinet Approves 3 Energy Deals, Delays 1

By John Lee. Iraq’s cabinet has approved three oil and gas contracts awarded to foreign firms in the 4th round energy auction in May. Government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh (pictured) said cabinet approved an initial gas exploration contract with Pakistan Petroleum for gas Block 8, another deal led by Russia’s Lukoil along with Inpex of Japan […]

Iraq Signs Energy Exploration Contracts

By John Lee. Iraq signed the gas exploration contract with Pakistan Petroleum Ltd. (PPL) on Sunday for gas Block 8, which lies in the Diyala and Wassit provinces in the East of the country. Meanwhile on Monday, a consortium led by Kuwait Energy signed the contract for oil Block 9, having bid fee of $6.24 […]

4th Round Energy Auction: Only 2 more Fields Awarded

Iraq’s government signed deals for only three of the 12 oil and gas exploration blocks offered in its fourth energy auction, which ended on Thursday, reflecting reluctance of foreign bidders to risk money in unexplored areas. Russia’s LUKoil, along with partner Inpex Corp of Japan, won the deal for the 5,500-square-kilometer Block 10 in Muthanna […]

Zhenhua Backs Out of Iraq Venture; PPL to Proceed Alone

The Chinese firm Zhenhua has decided not to partner with Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) in a bid for an exploration block in Iraq due to security issues, the Express Tribune reports. “The News”, however, reports that Zhenhua walked out on the deal because a re-drawing of the boundary of the Bloc-9 meant “the opportunity became […]