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Oil Ministry’s “Odious Contract Trap” with ExxonMobil

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Ministry of Oil and the “Odious Contract’ Trap” with ExxonMobil’ Consortium Talks have intensified recently about the continuation of negotiations between the Ministry of Oil (MoO) and ExxonMobil/CNPC consortium that might […]

Indian Firm Wins $37m Seismic Contract in Iraq

By John Lee. Indian-based Asian Oilfield Services Limited has announced that it has won orders totalling $37 million in Iraq. The orders relate to seismic acquisition at Block 12, with $12 million for a 2D survey and $25 million for a 3D survey. Block 12, located in the Najaf and Muthanna provinces, is being developed […]

Rosneft and the Future of Iraqi Kurdistan Gas

Rosneft’s money might help Iraqi Kurdistan meet its domestic gas demand, but it could also cripple its long-term export ambitions, according to an oil analyst. In an opinion piece for Energy Reporters, Nick Augusteijn argues that Rosneft’s deals are vehicles for Russia’s “increasingly assertive foreign policy“. Click here to read the full story. (Source: Energy […]

Rosneft plans Geological Survey in Kurdistan in 2019

By John Lee. Russia’s Rosneft will reportedly conduct geological exploration in Iraqi Kurdistan this year. CEO Igor Sechin (pictured) is quoted as telling the annual general meeting: “The company continues to implement the project to develop fields in Iraqi Kurdistan in the Middle East, where a geological exploration program is scheduled for this year to […]

Russia wants More Projects with Iraq

By John Lee. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said that Moscow is very interested in increasing trade, economic and investment ties with Iraq. Following a meeting on Wednesday with Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohamed Ali Alhakim, he said: “In the field of investment, especially in the hydrocarbon sector, there is a very good result. Lukoil, […]

Rosneft to start work in Duhok

By John Lee. Rosneft has reportedly sent a delegation to Duhok to discuss starting work on three oilfields next month. According to the report from Rudaw, the state-controlled Russian company will work at three locations: Batle, Zawita, and in Sarsang and Chamanke in Amedi. It is expected to extract 180,000 barrels of oil per day. In […]

Rosneft, KRG sign Gas Development Agreement

As part of the XXII St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, Rosneft and the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq signed an agreement securing the intention of the Parties to make a detailed analysis of potential gas cooperation options. The Parties ensure stepwise implementation of the arrangements following the Investment Agreement signed at the XXI St. Petersburg […]

Rosneft Discovers Oil at Block 12

By John Lee. Bashneft, a subsidiary of Russia’s Rosneft, has found oil at its Salman-1 exploratory well at Block 12 in Iraq. In a statement, the company said that an exploration well was successfully drilled to depth 4,277 metres; oil was found, “which gives grounds for expecting the discovery of industrial reserves“. Rosneft said it […]

Oil Ministry, Rosneft discuss increasing Cooperation

By John Lee. Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi, Luiebi] has met with Deder Kasemero, the vice president and the regional manager of Rosneft, to discuss the expansion of cooperation in the Iraqi oil and gas sector. The Minister said he is open for international companies such as Rosneft to participate in investment projects to […]

Rosneft in the Kurdish Region: Moscow’s Balancing Act

By Ahmed Tabaqchali. Originally published by Iraq in Context; re-published by Iraq Business News with permission. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Between February 2017 and mid-October, Rosneft signed a number of deals with the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) that established for it, […]

Baghdad hits back at Rosneft/KRG Deal

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has hit back at Rosneft‘s recent decision to enter a production-sharing deal with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) without its approval. In a statement, the Ministry warned: “The ministry of oil warns seriously all the countries and oil companies from contracting or dealing with any authority inside Iraq […]

Rosneft to Build New Kurdistan Oil Pipeline

Russia’s Rosneft and Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) have announced the start of joint implementation of an infrastructure project for the operation of the oil pipeline in the Kurdish Autonomous Region. According to a statement from Rosneft, its share in the project “may amount to 60%“. “The other project participant with 40% share will be KAR […]