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Iraq Slashes Oil Output Targets

By John Lee. Reuters reports that Iraq has again reduced its oil production targets. Speaking at a conference in London, Falah Alamri, head of the State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO), said Iraq now planned to produce 5.5-6.0 million bpd by 2020, down from the previously target of 8.4-9.0 million bpd. This would represent an increase […]

The New Oil Production Targets

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The New Oil Production Targets, New Terms and Implications Most petroleum professionals, including myself, had expressed their serious doubt about the suitability, attainability and sustainability of oil production plateau targets for many […]

Revised Production Target for Rumaila

By John Lee. BP has reportedly finalised its revised contract for Iraq’s giant Rumaila oilfield, cutting the final production target from 2.85 million barrels per day (bpd) to 2.1 million bpd. According to Reuters, officials from BP and Iraq’s oil ministry signed the amendment to the existing contract in a closed-door meeting at Rumaila on […]

Southern Oil Production Figures and Forecasts

By Patrick M Schmidt. Despite the ongoing violence in the north of Iraq, the southern half of the country has remained relatively peaceful over the past few months, especially in the southern city of Basra. Crude output for southern oilfields remains at about 3.15 million barrels of oil per day. The Iraqi government estimates that […]

Zubair Oil Contract Revised

By John Lee. Associated Press reports that the Italian oil company Eni has agreed to lower production targets at the Zubair oil field. It has also extending the length of the contract by five years. Eni says that the deal signed on Monday in Baghdad sets a new target at the field of 850,000 barrels […]

Iraq’s New $6-trillion Energy Strategy

By John Lee. Iraq unveiled a new energy strategy on Wednesday that aims to raise $6 trillion from oil and gas sales by 2030 and massively increase local power generation, reports AFP. The Integrated National Energy Strategy (INES) would see Iraq invest $620 billion in the sector over nearly 20 years. Thamir Ghadhban (pictured), former […]

Video: Iraq to Lower Oil Targets

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq’s top energy official tells AFP his country is re-negotiating all of the oilfield contracts agreed in 2009 to lower the peak production target and spread output over a longer period of time:

Eni to Cut Zubair Output Target

By John Lee. Eni has reportedly reached agreement with the Iraqi Ministry of Oil to cut the final production target at Zubair oil field to 850,000 bpd. Iraqi Oil Minister Abdul Kareem Luaiby [Elaibi] told reporters that he has agreed to the drop from the original target of 1.25 million bpd, and that Eni has […]

DNO Hits 100,000 bpd Milestone at Tawke

DNO International ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas company, announced today that oil production from the Tawke field in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq has averaged over 100,000 barrels a day during the previous 72 hours as the Company conducts well and pipeline deliverability tests following its 2012 drilling program and facilities upgrades. “We are […]

Discussions Continue on Reducing Oil Targets

Shell is reported to be in “exploratory discussions” with the Iraqi government to lower the target for oil output at the Majnoon field. The Iraqi government agreed in January with Lukoil to cut targeted production at the West Qurna-2 field. It is also in talks with Exxon Mobil to reduce targeted output at West Qurna-1, […]

Iraq Aims to Increase Oil Output

By Omar al-Shaher for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Iraqi Oil Ministry has said that the country’s export capacity will reach 7 million barrels per day by 2015, while the parliamentary Energy Committee believes that the size of Iraq’s […]

Iraq Reviews Oil Targets

Thamir Ghadhban (pictured), the chairman of the prime minister’s advisory commission on energy, has said that Iraq is revising its oil production targets. Speaking at the MEED Iraq Energy Conference in Dubai, he said Iraq that Iraq should average 2.9 million barrels per day this year, rising to 4.5 million bpd by the end of […]