Tag Archives | South Oil

Protests at West Qurna-2

By John Lee. Hundreds of locals blocked a main entrance of Iraq’s giant southern West Qurna-2 oilfield on Tuesday. According to Iraq Oil Report, local residents have long complained that oil development has caused them to lose agricultural land for which they have not been adequately compensated, while many expected to receive jobs at oil […]

Petrofac Wins $100m Iraq Offshore Operations Contract

By John Lee. Petrofac, the international oil & gas service provider, has today signed a contract worth approximately US$100 million to provide offshore operations and maintenance services for the Iraq Crude Oil Expansion Project. Awarded by Iraq’s South Oil Company (SOC), the 12-month contract will commence following a three-month mobilisation period. There is also additional […]

Hitachi, Sumitomo, to Deploy New Water System in Iraq

Hitachi Plant Technologies and Sumitomo Corporation have concluded an agreement with Iraq’s South Oil Company (SOC) to commence investigations for introduction of Hitachi Plant Technologies’ advanced water treatment system for the Iraqi oil industry. Iraq is expected to be one of high oil-producing countries of the world, and further investment in oil development such as […]

Iraq Invites Firms to Manage Water Injection

Iraq has invited international consultancy firms to assist in managing the country’s multi-billion dollar oilfield water injection projects. The scheme would assist in raising the extraction rates in order to stop declines in production at fields such as Majnoon, Zubair and Rumaila. Dhiya Jafaar, head of the state-run South Oil Company, told Reuters that the company […]

Surprise Oil Find in Iraq

Iraq’s Oil Ministry announced on Wednesday that it has discovered a new oil field in the Missan [Maysan] province, and described it as the biggest achivement in 30 years. According to the report from AKnews, the Iraqi Oil Minister Abdul Kareem Luaibi [Elaibi] told a press conference: “Iraqi Oil Company and the Southern Oil Company […]

New Gulf Oil Terminal to Open in February

Iraq plans to start shipping crude from the first of its three new offshore export terminals in the Gulf at the start of February, according to Reuters. The new single-point mooring (SPM), which will boost export capacity by 900,000 barrels per day, was due to start operation on 1st January, but testing of new pipelines has […]

South Oil Company and BIC Discuss Investment

The chairman of the South Oil Company (SOC), Mr. Dhiaa Al- Mousawi, visited Basra Investment Commission (BIC) last week and met its new chairman Mr. Khalaf Al- Badran. They discussed the possible means of creating joint cooperation in order to reactivate the investment opportunities in a step to develop investment in Basra. The chairman of […]

Shell-BGC Contracts: Inked but not yet approved!

Ahmed Mousa Jiyad is an independent development consultant, scholar and Associate with Centre for Global Energy Studies (CGES). He was formerly a senior economist with the Iraq National Oil Company and Iraq’s Ministry of Oil, Chief Expert for the Council of Ministers, Director at the Ministry of Trade, and International Specialist with UN. He is […]