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Iraq Still Seeking CSSF Contractor

By Simon Kent. Iraq’s Common Seawater Supply Facility, the project originally intended to supply 12 million barrels a day of treated sea water for injection to maintain pressure at oil wells, may be delayed until 2020. Originally scheduled for 2013 after planning began in 2009, the project stalled when Exxon (who had the original contract […]

Metinvest to Supply Large Diameter Pipes

By John Lee. Metinvest Group received permission to supply large diameter pipes fabricated from internally produced pipe-making plate for oil and gas pipelines in Iraq. The Oil Ministry of Iraq included Metinvest Group into its list of certified suppliers of large diameter pipes manufactured from internally produced pipe-making plate. The move followed Azovstal Iron and […]

Lukoil Forecasts Exports from West Qurna-2

By John Lee. Andrei Kuzyayev [Andrey Kuzyaev] (pictured), head of Lukoil‘s overseas operations, has said that Lukoil plans to reach commercial levels of oil production at West Qurna-2 in the first quarter of 2014, and is interested in participating in the Kirkuk oilfield in northern Iraq. He told Reuters: “There are no infrastructure risks [in […]

Lukoil Expects 150,000 bpd from West Qurna-2

By John Lee. Lukoil Chief Executive Officer Vagit Alekperov (pictured) has said that the Russian company expects to produce around 150,000 bpd of oil from the West Qurna-2 field by January: “The program of developing the oilfield infrastructure is proceeding according to schedule and work is ongoing at all the sites … From 1st January […]

Petrofac Updates on Iraqi Operations

By John Lee. In its final results for the year ended 31st December 2012, oil and gas service provider Petrofac issued the following updates on its operations in Iraq: Badra oilfield development project, Iraq In February 2012, we were awarded a US$330 million lump-sum EPC contract by Gazprom for the first phase of the Badra […]

Employees Win Concessions at South Oil

By John Lee. MP Suzan al-Saad, a member of the Oil and Energy Parliamentary Committee, has announced that a committee is to be formed to solve the problems of the employees at the South Oil Company (SOC), who have been protesting against working conditions. According to a report from AIN, the committee will include the […]

West Quran 2 Contract Terms Revised

By John Lee. The Chairman of Russia’s LUKoil, Vagit Alekperov, has signed an amendment to the contract to develop the West Qurna-2 oil field with the South Oil Company (SOC). According to the amendment, the 18.75 percent share of the project formerly owned by the Norwegian company Statoil is to be taken over by LUKoil, […]

Iraq Names New Deputy Oil Minister

By John Lee. The former head of the South Oil Company (SOC), Fayadh Hassan Nima [Niama], has been named to replace Ahmad Shamaa [Ahmed al-Shamma] (pictured) as Deputy Oil Minister. Shamma, whose responsibilities included downstream activities and overseeing the Basra Gas Company — the  joint venture between Shell, Mitsubishi and the South Gas Company — […]

BP Proposes Cuts to Rumaila Target

BP is said to be close to reaching a deal with Iraq to cut the final production target for the Rumaila oilfield to between 1.8 million and 2.2 million barrels per day (bpd). According to Reuters, officials from BP, the state-run South Oil Company (SOC), and the Ministry of Oil, have been in talks for […]

Gas Flaring Costs Iraq $5m a Day

By John Lee. Azzaman reports that the flaring of associated gas from the country’s producing oil fields, particularly in Basra, is costing the country $5 million a day. But there is good news, according to Dhia al-Mawsawi, the Director-General of South Oil Company, who said there should be no flaring of gas in Basra by […]

WorleyParsons Awarded Contract Extension at Rumaila

By John Lee. WorleyParsons has been awarded a $90m contract extension by BP Iraq NV, and its partners PetroChina and Iraq’s State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO), to continue providing engineering, procurement and management services to boost production from the super-giant Rumaila oilfield in Southern Iraq. In November 2009, BP and its partners entered into a […]

Oil Exports Pipeline Completed in Basra

By John Lee. Iraq’s South Oil Company has announced the completion of new pipeline network connecting its sites in North West Basra and the floating piers in the Fao [Faw] area, south of the province. Director General Dhia al-Mussawi told Aswat al-Iraq that the new pipelines will pump oil from storage in Tuba to the […]