Tag Archives | South Oil Company (SOC)

Southern Oil Exports below May levels

By John Lee. Reuters repors that crude oil exports from Iraq’s southern ports are averaging 3.144 million barrels per day so far in June. An official from the South Oil Company (SOC) said on Tuesday that this was down from the 3.2 million bpd achieved in May due to maintenance work and weather conditions. (Source: […]

New Dhi Qar Oil Company Gets $42m Capital

By John Lee. Iraq’s new Dhi Qar Oil Company (DQOC) is getting US$42 million in start-up capital following approval from the Iraqi Finance Ministry of Finance, according to a report from OilPrice. The company was spun off from the South Oil Company (SOC) in January, taking over four of its fields in Dhi Qar governorate; […]

Oil Exports ahead of Plan

By John Lee. Reuters reports that oil exports from Iraq’s southern ports have risen to an average of 3.494 million bpd in April, from an average of 3.286 million bpd in March. The South Oil Company‘s assistant general manager, Basim Abdul Kareem, added that export volumes in March and so far in April are higher […]

New Allegations of Massive Corruption in Iraq Oil Industy

By John Lee. An investigation by Fairfax Media — publisher of The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald newspapers — and The Huffington Post, claims that Monaco-based Unaoil has been involved in widespread bribery and corruption in the oil industry, including in Iraq, Iran and Libya. Following examination of tens of thousands of emails, the report says that Unaoil […]

Iraq sets up Dhi Qar Oil Company

By John Lee. Iraq has this week established the Dhi Qar Oil Company (DQOC), which will take over responsibility for the Nassiriya and Garraf oil fields. The South Oil Company (SOC) has been renamed the Basra Oil Company (BOC), following the transfer of the Dhi Qar assets to the new company. (Source: Reuters)

PetroChina, Exxon Approached to Boost Production

By John Lee. Iraq has reportedly approached PetroChina and ExxonMobil about investing in a multi-billion dollar project to help boost output from a number of smaller southern fields. The Deputy Chairman of the South Oil Company (SOC), Basim Abdul Kareem, told Reuters that the “Integrated South Project” consists of building oil pipelines, storage facilities and […]

West Qurna II Produces 20m Tonnes this year

Since its launch in March 2014, cumulative production of Iraq’s West Qurna-2 field, operated by PJSC LUKOIL, has exceeded 30 million tonnes of oil. On December 24, 2015 LUKOIL achieved its annual production target for the West Qurna-2 field in full: 20 million tonnes of oil were produced since the beginning of the year. As […]

Lukoil Updates on West Qurna 2

In its Third Quarter results published today, Lukoil has given the following update on its operations at the West Qurna-2 oilfield: On December 12, 2009, a consortium of a Group company and Statoil won the tender for development of the West Qurna-2 field in Iraq, one of the largest crude oil fields discovered in the […]

Occidental to sell Zubair stake to Iraq’s South Oil

By John Lee. Occidental Petroleum intends to sell its stake in the Zubair oilfield to Iraq’s state-run South Oil Company (SOC), according to a report from Reuters. The news agency quotes ministry spokesman Asim Jihad as saying on Wednesday: “Occidental asked the ministry for permission to sell its stake in Zubair field and the ministry […]

Block 9 Reaches Production in Record Time

Kuwait Energy has announced that the consortium comprising of Kuwait Energy (60%) as the operator, Dragon Oil (30%) and the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (10%) has commenced oil production from Faihaa-1 well in Block 9, Iraq. The Faihaa-1 well is located in Block 9 field, which is situated in the hub of Iraq’s oil industry […]