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Capital Gain Tax on IOCs in Iraq

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Many countries impose capital gain tax on individuals, companies and corporations when a profit realized from the sale of assets. National and state legislation often has a large array of fiscal obligations […]

LUKoil says no Approach from Iraq on West Qurna-1

Russia’s LUKoil said on Tuesday that Iraq has not asked it to replace Exxon Mobil at the West Qurna-1 oilfield. Nefte Compass said last week that Iraq was considering replacing Exxon with either Russia’s LUKoil and Gazprom Neft, but LUKoil Vice President Leonid Fedun (pictured) told Reuters: “No one has offered us West Qurna-1 … […]

CNPC to Replace Statoil at West Qurna-2?

By John Lee. The China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) is reported to be in talks with Russia’s OAO Lukoil about joining the company’s West Qurna-2 project in Iraq. Lukoil is seeking a partner for a 30 percent stake in the project following the exit of Norway’s Statoil’s, Nefte Compass said, citing Andrei Kuzyaev (pictured), head […]

Dunia Weekly Iraq Market Tracker

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Rosneft to Take Over LUKoil’s West Qurna Field?

LUKoil has reportedly offered Rosneft its African and Iraqi projects in a swap for Arctic shelf cooperation. LUKoil CEO, Vagit Alekperov, said on Thursday: “We have offered them our geological prospecting assets abroad. So far, talks are underway. We have offered them a whole package. If they are interested, we’ll offer them West Africa and […]

Iraq Warns France Against Unsanctioned Oil Deals

Iraq gave a veiled warning to France’s Total on Wednesday not to make deals with the KRG without the approval of central government in Baghdad, reports Reuters. Kurdistan said on Tuesday it expects more oil majors to follow Exxon in striking deals in the region; Total has already said that it was interested. Iraqi Deputy […]

Lukoil Seeks Asian Partners for West Qurna-2

Russia’s Lukoil is seeking partnerships with Asian oil firms to develop the West Qurna-2 project. The company’s Vice-President, Leonid Fedun (pictured), told investors at a company presentation in Hong Kong: “We are holding talks with several potential bidders, including Asian firms. I believe we may get positive news by the end of this year.” Lukoil […]

Dunia Weekly Iraq Market Tracker

Advertising Feature Iraq Business News is delighted to bring you the latest Iraq Market Tracker report from Dunia Frontier Consultants. The market tracker highlights the activities and market performance of a basket of publicly traded firms who derive a significant percentage of their revenues from operations in Iraq, but are traded on foreign exchanges: a […]

Lukoil to Sign $998m Deal with Samsung on West Qurna-2

Bloomberg reports that Lukoil, Russia’s biggest non- state oil producer, will sign an agreement with Samsung this week for the development of the West Qurna-2 oilfield. Samsung will install “a crude-gathering facility and a central processing plant for West Qurna-2,” the Iraqi Oil Ministry said on Tuesday. The deal is expected to be signed on 22nd […]

Lukoil to Boost Spending at West Qurna-2 to $2bn in 2012

Lukoil plans to boost investment at its West Qurna-2 oil field in Iraq to about $2 billion this year. Russia’s largest non- state company plans to carry out drilling and begin construction of a pipeline as it prepares the field for the start of production. The company invested more than $200 million in the project […]

Iraq Approves Sale of Statoil Stake in West Qurna-2 to Lukoil

Platts reports that the Iraqi oil minister, Abdul Karim Luaibi [Elaibi], has approved the sale of Statoil‘s 18.75% stake in the giant West Qurna-2 oil field to the project operator, Russia’s Lukoil. Meanwhile, Reuters reports that the Norwegian oil giant has confirmed that it is in talks to sell its stake to Lukoil. “Both Lukoil and […]

LUKoil May Start Production at West Qurna-2 in 2014

LUKoil, Russia’s largest private oil company, may start production at the giant West Qurna-2 oilfield in early 2014, according to a report from RIA Novosti. “We will launch [production at the oilfield] at the end of 2013 or at the beginning of 2014,” company head Vagit Alekperov said on Wednesday. The Russian company will invest […]