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Fifth Licensing Round: Some Preliminary Considerations

By Alessandro Bacci. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq’s Fifth Licensing Round: Some Preliminary Considerations After the Auction On the morning and afternoon of April 26, 2018, I participated in a petroleum scholar workshop organized in London by the Association of […]

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Iraq Awards New Oilfield Licences: FULL LIST

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministy of Oil has awarded all four development projects, and two of the seven exploration blocks, that it offered in its fifth auction of oil licences. Only nine of the 26 companies originally pre-qualified took part in the auction, with majors such as Lukoil (Russia), ExxonMobil (US) and Total (France) not bidding. Development […]

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Sonangol to Transfer Iraqi Oil Fields?

By John Lee. A recent report suggests that, in the uncertainty following the recent Angolan election, the Iraqi assets of the state-owned oil company Sonangol are in play. Writing in Seeking Alpha, Jay Currie says the the Najmah and Qaiyarah [Qayara] oil fields may be transferred to Russian service company Eurasia Drilling, and questions the […]

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