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Statoil to Sell West Qurna-2 Stake to LUKoil

Russia’s LUKoil is set to become the only foreign operator of the West Qurna-2 oil project in Iraq after its partner, the Norwegian company Statoil, asked Iraq’s oil ministry for permission to sell its stake, according to The Voice of Russia. The Iraqi Oil Ministry has reportedly approved the deal, which would give LUKoil a […]

Dunia Weekly Iraq Market Tracker

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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 […]

Samsung Wins $1bn Oil Contract

Iraq’s cabinet announced that it had approved a $998 million oilfield service contract on Tuesday with a South Korean company for the West Qurna 2 oilfield, according to Reuters. While the memo did not name the company, Samsung Engineering was the only South Korean company on the final shortlist. Iraq and its partners, Russia’s Lukoil […]

Statoil to Sell Stake in West Qurna-2?

The Middle East Economic Survey (MEES) reports that Norwegian producer Statoil ASA is trying to sell its stake in the West Qurna-2 oilfield. According to the report, the company may use the negotiations to improve the terms of the West Qurna-2 contract and decide against pulling out. If a sale happened, it would be the […]

LUKoil Starts Drilling at West Qurna-2

Russia’s RIA Novosti reports that the country’s largest private oil firm, LUKoil, has started exploration drilling on the giant West Qurna-2 oilfield in Iraq. Company head Vagit Alekperov said on Tuesday, “we have launched drilling, well borers are already there”. In 2009, a consortium comsisting of LUKoil and Norway’s Statoil won a tender to develop […]

Five Firms Shortlisted for West Qurna 2

Reuters reports that Iraq and its partners, Russia’s LUKoil and Norway’s Statoil, have shortlisted five companies to compete for the West Qurna Phase Two oilfield development contract. An Iraqi oil official who asked not to be identified said on Tuesday that the oil service companies selected are Saipem , SNC Lavalin Group Inc , Punj […]

Lukoil Awards 3D Seismic Contract at West Qurna 2

Russia’s Lukoil announced on Friday that it has it awarded a 3D seismic contract at Iraq’s West Qurna Phase 2 oil field to Terra Seis Trading Ltd. [Terraseis] (TSTL). TSTL has been conducting seismic exploration in Iraq since 2005 and “possesses vast operational economic and legal experience, and is well aware of the country’s natural […]

Lukoil Earmarks $4.5bn for West Qurna 2

Russia’s Lukoil aims to produce 120,000 barrels of oil a day at Iraq’s   field by the end of 2012, and is seeking customers for the fuel in Asia, according to a report from BusinessWeek. The Moscow-based company plans to begin selling crude from the field in 2013, Paul Hawkins, director of supply and trading […]

More Lukoil Tenders for West Qurna 2

Lukoil and partners, Statoil and the Iraqi state, have issued four new tenders for construction and energy projects at Iraq’s West Qurna 2 oilfield, according to reports from Reuters. The tenders are for the construction of: an oil export pipeline; a tank farm at Tuba; a power distribution station and an associated gas processing plant; […]

G4S Wins Lukoil De-Mining Contract at West Qurna 2

Russia’s Lukoil has awarded a mine clearing contract at Iraq’s West Qurna 2 oil field to G4S Risk Management, a division of the London-based G4S Ordnance Management, Lukoil said in a statement sent to Dow Jones Newswires. Lukoil did not disclose the value of the contract, but said work should finish in early 2011, when […]

Tenders for Seismic Surveys at West Qurna-2

Reuters reports that Russian energy company Lukoil and its partners have issued a tender for seismic surveys at Iraq’s West Qurna-2 oilfield, according to a statement published on Saturday. Lukoil, which along with Norway’s Statoil won a contract to develop the field, invited companies to bid for carrying out 3D field seismic surveys at the […]