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Zubair Oil Production hits 500k bpd

By John Lee. Zubair oilfield has reportedly reached a production level of 500,000 barrels of crude oil per day (bpd). According to Business Korea, Kogas made the announcement on Thursday, adding that its “second-stage goal” is 700,000 bpd. The project is being developed by Eni (32.81%), Kogas (18.75%), Maysan Oil Company (25%), and South Oil […]

Iraqi Air Force receives more Korean Fighter Jets

By John Lee. The Iraqi Air Force has received another six new T-50 fighter jets under a contract with Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI). According to previously-released information, Iraq’s T-50 fleet is planned to grow to 24 by early next year. (Source: Iraqi Air Force)

Korean Support helps Stabilize Newly Liberated Areas

The Government of the Republic of Korea and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed partnership agreement today for USD 5M million to support stabilization and recovery in newly liberated areas in Iraq. Korea’s contribution will be channelled through UNDP’s Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS) which finances fast-track initiatives in areas retaken from ISIL. This […]

S Korea wins $500m Deal for Electricity in Iraq

By John Lee. South Korea’s STX Marine Service has reportedly won a contract to restore and operate diesel-fueled electric power plants in Iraq. According to Yonhap, the company said the US$500-million deal will see it four 900-megawatt electricity generation units over five years. It calls for 100 South Korean engineers to be dispatched by STX, […]

S Korea supports UNHCR Humanitarian Activities

Republic of Korea supports UNHCR’s humanitarian activities in Iraq The Government of the Republic of Korea continues its support to UNHCR’s humanitarian activities in Iraq with a new donation of US$ 1.2 million. Despite promising signs of recovery in parts of the country, millions of Iraqis still need comprehensive humanitarian and protection assistance. Some 1.9 […]

UNDP supports Commission of Integrity to Fight Corruption

UNDP support to the Commission of Integrity to fight corruption A technical study visit is currently being organized in Korea by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with support from UNDP Seoul Policy Centre (USPC) for a high-ranking delegation from the Iraqi Integrity commission, to benefit from the Korea’s innovative, well tested-and-proven policy tools to […]

New Power Plant inaugurated in Sulaymaniyah

Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani inaugurated a new power station in Sulaymaniyah. In a speech during the ceremony, Prime Minister Barzani thanked South Korea for helping build the plant, which generates 400 KV electric power.   He also said that despite major challenges, the KRG has taken serious steps ahead, and it allocated significant […]

Iraq Plans to take over Mansuriyah Gas Field

By John Lee. Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi, Luiebi] (pictured) as ordered Iraq’s state-owned oil companies to devise an urgent plan to develop the Mansuriyah (Mansouriya) gas field, following what he described as the delay and the failure of foreign companies to start developing the field. The field, in Diyala province, was awarded in […]

Hanwha receives $230m Payment for Bismaya

By John Lee. South Korea’s Hanwha Engineering and Construction (E&C) has said it haws received an additional payment of $230 million from the Iraqi government for work carried out in the first half of this year on the Bismayah New City project in Baghdad. According to the report from Business Korea, the total contract is […]

Iraq may build Oil Storage in Japan, South Korea

By John Lee. Reuters reports that Iraq is studying the possibility of building crude oil storage facilities in South Korea and Japan. Alaa al-Yasiri, head of the State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO), said the move is part of a plan to increase sales to Asian clients: “SOMO’s new strategy is to form trade arms in […]