Tag Archives | South Oil Company (SOC)

Petrofac wins new $70m Iraq Contract

Petrofac has secured a series of contract awards worth more than US$70 million for engineering, operations and maintenance services in Iraq. Petrofac’s Engineering and Production Services’ (EPS) East business secured the awards during the first quarter of 2017 with two major International Oil Companies and the South Oil Company (SOC). Petrofac has been providing services […]

Basra Oil Jetty Resumes Operations

By John Lee. Basra oil terminal, which was damaged by a tanker collision last month, is reported to have been successfully repaired on Sunday. Officials at the South Oil Company (SOC) told Reuters that a one-million-barrel tanker was loading light crude at the terminal on Monday. Total crude oil exports had not been affected by […]

Official Launch of Dhi Qar Oil Company (DQOC)

By John Lee. Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi] has officially launched the new Dhi Qar Oil Company (DQOC) [Thi-Qar Oil Company]. At a ceremony in Nasiriya, the Minister said he is working to develop the Nasiriya oil field and the other exploratory blocks and fields in the region, and called on international companies […]

Basra Oil Terminal stops Loading for 24 hrs

By John Lee. Oil exports from Iraq’s main gulf terminal have reportedly stopped from midnight on Tuesday for 24 hours to allow the installation of a new pipeline. Two sources at the South Oil Company (SOC) told Reuters that loading at the three single-point moorings (SPMs) connected with the Basra terminal will not be affected. […]

The Truth behind Oil Theft in Basra

By Salam Zidane for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. On Jan. 15, Iraqi members of parliament, including Sadeq al-Mhanna from the ruling National Alliance, revealed that they are in possession of documents that prove the theft of 300,000 barrels […]

Output from Rumaila hits 3-Billion Barrel Mark

By John Lee. Output from BP’s Rumaila oilfield has hit the milestone three billion barrel mark, according to a report from Energy Voice. The field is producing oil at its highest rate in 27 years; since BP joined the partnership to redevelop the field in 2010, output has increased by 40 percent. In the past […]

Production Commences at Faihaa-2 well in Block 9

By John Lee. Kuwait Energy has announced the commencement of production from the Faihaa-2 well in the Block 9 concession. in Basra Governorate. The Faihaa 2 well was spudded on 3 January 2016, with production testing commencing on 23 September 2016 at 52/64 inch choke size at an initial rate of 9,583 barrels of oil […]

Iraq to cut Basra Oil Exports in November

By John Lee. Reuters reports that Iraq plans to cut crude oil exports from its southern ports to 3.24 million bpd in November, down from the 3.28 million bpd planned for this month. According to data from a preliminary loading programme of the State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO), exports of Basra Light grade are expected […]

South Oil Company takes over Oxy’s stake in Zubair

By John Lee. The South Oil Company (SOC) has officially taken over the stake in the Zubair oil field formerly held by US-based Occidental Petroleum, which has withdrawn from the project. Repressentatives of Italy’s Eni and the Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS) signed the agreement along with the Ministry of Oil. Mr. Laith Al-Shaher, the director general […]