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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 […]

Russia’s Gazprom Neft interested in Expanding in Iraq

By John Lee. Russia’s Gazprom Neft is reported to be interested in expanding its operations in Iraq. Reuters says boss Alexander Dyukov told the annual general meeting on Friday that the company, which is already developing the Badra oilfield, is also “looking at” the Mansuriyah gas field near the Iranian border. It says that Iraqi […]

Lukoil, Oil Minister, discuss prospects for Cooperation

The President of Lukoil, Vagit Alekperov (pictured), has met with Thamir Abbas Ghadhban Al Ghadhban, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Oil of the Republic of Iraq, at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. The parties discussed the progress of West Qurna-2 project and agreed to consider the possibility of early commissioning of Eridu field […]

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 […]

Has Russia begun to Play a Role in Iraq?

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Has Russia begun to play a role in Iraq? Member of the Iraqi parliament’s Security and Defense Committee Hakim al-Zamili announced May 9 that negotiations were underway to buy an S-400 air missile system from […]

Iraq, Russia sign New Agreements

By John Lee. Foreign Minister Mr. Mohamad A. Alhakim Head of the Iraqi side and Russian Deputy Prime Minister Mr. Yury Borisov Head of the Russian side, signed the joint meeting minutes of the eighth session of the joint Iraqi-Russian committee. They agreed to develop and enhance mutual cooperation in various productive and service sectors, as well […]

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West Qurna-2 hits 400,000 bpd

Cumulative production at the West Qurna-2 field has reached 100 million tons of oil as part of successful implementation of Phase 1 of the project. With 184 wells drilled at the field, the average daily production rate is 400,000 barrels. Operator Lukoil said in a statement that, to manage the field’s production, it uses “the […]

Gazprom Neft expands Oil Production at Sarqala

Russia’s Gazprom Neft has commissioned a third production well at its Sarqala field in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) Potential production at this new well is estimated at 12,000 barrels per day. Cumulative daily oil production at the field following the commissioning of the Sarqala-3 well has increased by 25 percent reaching 35,000 barrels. […]

Lukoil CEO and Iraqi PM discuss Cooperation

By John Lee. The President of Lukoil, Vagit Alekperov, has held a meeting with Prime Minister of Iraq Adil Abdul-Mahdi in Baghdad. The meeting was attended by the Russian Ambassador to Iraq, Maksim Maksimov. The parties discussed the current status of projects, among them the geological exploration at Eridu field (Block 10) in the south […]

Successful Appraisal Drilling at Eridu Field in Iraq

Lukoil and Inpex Corporation have successfully completed testing of the fifth well as part of the appraisal phase at the Eridu field (Block 10) in the southern part of Iraq. The well recorded daily flow rate of more than 1,500 cubic meters of oil from the Mishrif formation and proved the current geological model of […]

Lukoil Drills New Production Wells at West Qurna-2

Russian oil company Lukoil has commenced drilling of new production wells at West Qurna-2 field as part of the second development phase. The company has so far concluded contracts to drill 57 production wells, including 54 wells at Mishrif formation and 3 wells at Yamama formation. The drilling campaign will ramp up production at West […]