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Reliance Industries Exploring Investment Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. Reliance Industries Chairman, Mukesh Ambani (pictured), has told reporters that his company is exploring investment opportunities in Iraq. “We are evaluating all opportunities in the Iraqi oil and gas sector. But so far, nothing has been finalised and we will take a call on this — both the downstream and upstream assets […]

Iraq Shortlists 7 for Nasiriya Integrated Project

By John Lee. Iraq’s Petroleum Contracts and Licensing Directorate (PCLD) has announced that seven international oil companies (IOCs) have been selected to bid for the development of its Nasiriya oilfield and refinery: Zarubezhneft, from Russia (Up and Downstream); CNPC, from China (Downstream); Brown Energy, from US (Downstream); Reliance Industries, from India (Up & Downstream); Lukoil, […]

Chevron “Buying 2 Kurdistan Blocks from Reliance”

By John Lee. Two oil executives in the Kurdistan Region have told Reuters that Chevron is purchasing 80 percent of the Sarta and Rovi blocks from India’s Reliance Industries. Austria’s OMV holds the other 20 percent interest in Sarta/Rovi. Chevron reportedly declined to comment on Wednesday, saying that it continued to be interested in pursuing […]

ONGC Videsh Close to $1.5bn Iraq Oil Deal

ONGC Videsh Ltd (OVL), the overseas arm of the Indian state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC), may invest over $ 1.5 billion in exploring for oil in Iraq in a block that was awarded to it by the regime of Saddam Hussein, according to a report in the Economic Times. “We are nearing finality […]

Reliance Industries to Start Oil Exploration in Kurdistan

Reliance Industries, owner of the world’s largest refining complex, plans to start exploration at two oil blocks in Kurdistan this year. Reliance, controlled by billionaire Mukesh Ambani, invited contractors to bid for work to begin extended well testing at its Rovi and Sarta blocks starting in the fourth quarter, a tender document shows. The studies […]