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Back to the Future: The Restoration of Iraq, and British Expertise

By Ashley Goodall. Back to the future.  The restoration of Iraq and British expertise. Iraq has been in the news for a generation and our perceptions have been coloured by conflict and the near destruction of the Middle East’s most wealthy and civilised country. In the 1970’s Iraq was not only a secular and relatively […]

Oil Output to hit 5.4m bpd in 2022

By John Lee. According to a report from Bloomberg, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has predicted that Iraq will retain its position as OPEC’s second-biggest oil producer, adding 700,000 barrels per day (bpd) to reach 5.4 million bpd by 2022. Most of the increase will come from southern oilfields, such as the Shell‘s Majnoon project. […]

US Firm in $210m Deal at Majnoon Field

By John Lee. According to a report from Reuters, Anglo-Dutch Shell has signed a $210-million contract with US-based Halliburton to drill 30 wells at the Majnoon field over the next three years. The contract is expected to raise output at the field from 220,000 barrels per day currently to about 400,000 bpd in three years. (Source: Reuters)

IBBC Celebrates Successful Inaugural Conference in Dubai

More than 180 expert speakers and delegates from the UK, Iraq, UAE and abroad gathered in Dubai at The Address Dubai Marina on Sunday 18 December for the Iraq Britain Business Council’s (IBBC) Autumn Conference. Usually held in London, the well-attended conference marked the first time the IBBC has held an event in the UAE, […]

Shell “Considering Selling” Iraq Oil Assets

By John Lee. Shell is reported to be considering selling its oil fields in Iraq, as part of a global $30-billion asset disposal program. The move follows the company’s $54-billion acquisition of gas company BG Group earlier this year. Industry sources told Reuters that Shell has found only limited financial benefits in recent years from […]

Oil Ministry asks IOCs to drop Dubai Offices

By John Lee. Reuters reports that Iraq has asked international oil companies to save costs by shutting down their prestige offices in Dubai and running their Iraqi operations from within Iraq. Oil companies with contracts in Iraq have to clear spending with Baghdad, including staffing costs, and are then repaid with income from Iraq’s exports […]

Shell, Vitol increase UAE storage for Iraqi Oil

By John Lee. Shell and oil trading house Vitol are reported to be stepping up their operations in the port of Fujairah to store Iraqi crude. Shell, an equity partner in Iraq’s Majnoon oilfield, leased five large crude storage tanks at Fujairah port last year. Vitol has also started to store crude from Iraqi Kurdistan in […]

Oil Companies trim Investments in Iraq

By John Lee. Major oil companies including BP, Shell and Lukoil are reported to be cutting investment in Iraq. “You’re going through difficult months,” said Ariel Flores, general manager of the BP-led Rumaila Operating Organization (ROO) told the Wall Street Journal. “You slow down and you make decisions to pause efforts.” Rumaila oil field now […]

New Gas Processing Facility in Maysan

By Simon Kent.  Iraq’s Maysan province, which borders Iran, has opened a new gas processing facility to treat associated gas from the Fakka and Bazargan fields. A statement from Iraq’s Ministry of Oil did not say how much gas was being processed, but the gas had previously been flared and will now be used for power […]

Oil Firms to Restart Investment, Boost Output

By John Lee. Reuters reports that Baghdad has reached agreement with BP, Shell and Lukoil to restart stalled investment in Iraqi oil fields, allowing production to increase by 250,000-350,000 bpd in 2017. According to documents seen by Reuters, the three firms agreed to spend in the second half of 2016 roughly half the budgets they proposed […]

Lukoil in Talks on Iraq Petrochemical Project

By John Lee. Russia’s Lukoil is in talks with Shell and Total regarding their participation in a petrochemical complex in southern Iraq. President Vagit Alekperov (pictured) told TASS: “To create a petrochemical complex – now the negotiations are under way with Shell and with Total. The Iraqi side supports our efforts.” He added that Iraq […]

IBBC appoints UAE Representative

The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Samer Al-Omari as its UAE Representative. Working part-time from the Weir Group’s offices in Dubai, Samer will help promote IBBC to companies and organisations in the UAE; drive membership recruitment; and coordinate the planning of the IBBC Autumn Conference, which will be […]