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Four Oil Wells Drilled at Halfaya

The consortium of Chinese, Malaysian and French companies working on the Halfaya oil field, 35 km east of Amara, in Maysan [Missan] province, have completed drilling four oil wells. Ali Altarfi, the media department of Missan Oil Company, told Aswat al-Iraq that, “the plan is to drill 300 wells in this gigantic oil field within […]

CNPC Tenders for Drilling and Survey at Halfaya

China National Petroleum Company (CNPC) and its partners Total of France and Petronas of Malaysia, have issued a tender for work in Iraq’s 4.1-billion-barrel Halfaya oilfield. Reuters reports that the consortium has advertised on Monday looking for bids from companies to supply a drilling pad and to survey existing wells. The tender closes on June […]

Badra Oil Field – First Phase Started

The Russian Gasprom Oil Company has began implementing the 1st phase of southeastern Iraq’s Badra oil field in Wassit [Wasit] Province, the Province’s Media director said on Sunday, according to Aswat al-Iraq. “Gazprom’s team charged with executing the Badra oil field, 90 km to the east of Kut, has began the first phase of implementing […]

Contracts Awarded at Badra Oilfield

Gazprom Neft has completed the tendering process for the front end engineering design (FEED) for the Badra oil field in Iraq, with the contract being awarded to French Technip, according to Penn Energy. The project preparation is expected to be completed by June 2011. The tender award decision has also been taken for the road […]

Japan’s JOGMEC to invest in Gharraf Oilfield

Reuters reports that the state-run Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corp (JOGMEC) said on Thursday it expects to provide about 16.3 billion yen ($198 million) of capital in 2011-2012 to Iraq’s Gharaf [Gharraf, Garraf] oilfield development project. In return, JOGMEC said it would take a stake of less than 50 percent in Japan Petroleum […]

Missan Oil Output to Rise 70% in 2011

Oil production in Missan [Maysan] will reach 170,000 barrels per day by the end of 2011, compared to 2010’s production of 100,000 bpd, according to a director of the Missan Oil Company on Sunday. “The 70,000 barrels increase will come from the development of  the Halfaya oil field and the drilling of new wells,” Ali […]

Heritage Oil – Preditor or Prey?

Rumours continue to fly regarding the fate of Heritage Oil (LSE: HOIL), the oil explorer with operations in Iraqi Kurdistan (pictured), which is said to be the target of takeover bid. The British Daily Mail newspaper reported last week that Malaysia’s state-owned oil and gas company, Petronas, was interested in the company, but Petronas denied […]

Halliburton Signs $150m Contract for Iraq’s Majnoon Oilfield

Halliburton signed the one-year contract with Shell on Tuesday to develop the Majnoon oilfield, according to a media source from Shell. Hanadi al-Salman told Aswat al-Iraq news agency that, “according to the new deal, Halliburton will set up operation centers to dig 15 new wells,” he added. When the contract win was originally announced in […]

Tenders for Rigs at Halfaya Oilfield

Bids are invited from oil service companies to supply two workover rigs for the 4.1 billion barrel Halfaya oilfield. The tender from state-run Maysan Oil Company, along with the China National Petroleum Company (CNPC), French oil major Total, and Malaysian state firm Petronas, closes on Nov. 28, and the offer must remain valid for 90 […]

$60m Allocated to Training Iraqi Oil Workers

Iraq’s Oil Ministry announced on Sunday that it has allocated $60m [72 billion Iraqi dinars] from the international licensing contracts sold this year to the development of technical skills amongst Iraqi employees working in the oil sector. At a press conference in Basra, the training director of the ministry’s technical institute, Ali Rahim Fayyad, told […]