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Weatherford Starts Drilling in Amara

U.S. firm Weatherford embarked on drilling a new oil well in eastern al-Amara city on Sunday, as part of a $224 million [262 billion Iraqi dinars] deal to drill 20 wells in 0rder to increase oil production, said Missan Oil Company’s information director. “Weatherford started drilling the new well in the al-Bazrakan oilfield, (70 km) […]

Eni to Award Oilfield Drilling Contracts

Italian oil major Eni is expected to award a tender to drill more than 100 new oil wells at its Zubair oil field in southern Iraq in August, according to a report from Dow Jones. “We received the bids and we are in the process of assessing them,” an executive told the news agency. Several […]

Special Equipment to Dig 20 Oil Wells Arrives in Amara

Special equipment to dig 20 oil wells arrived in the al-Bazerkan oilfield in Amara, according to the media director of the Missan Oil Company. “U.S. oilfield services company, Weatherford (WFT.N) sent equipment to the oilfield to start digging 20 wells, 70 km east of Amara,” Ali Abbas told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. “The project will […]

Shell to Award Deals to Develop Iraq’s Oil Fields

Shell and its Iraqi state partner are in the process of awarding a deal to drill new oil wells at the super giant Majnoon oil field in southern Iraq, the head of Iraq’s state-run South Oil Co., Dhiaa Jaafar, said on Tuesday. Dow Jones reports that Shell, which partnered Malaysia’s state-run Petronas to develop Majnoon, […]

Iraq Oil Bases Sprout as Halliburton Chases Growth

Schlumberger Ltd., Halliburton Co. and Baker Hughes Inc. are among companies this past week that said they’re expanding operations in Iraq. Weatherford International Ltd., the fourth- largest oilfield-services provider by market value, will expand staff in Iraq to more than 1,000 by July, Chief Executive Officer Bernard Duroc-Danner told investors yesterday

BP to Be Paid in Crude for Iraq Investment Costs

28 April 2010 – Bloomberg BP Plc will be paid in crude for its investment costs in an Iraqi contract that offers about the same rate of return as other projects worldwide, Chief Executive Officer Tony Hayward said. BP and China National Petroleum Corp. are spending about $15 billion in Rumaila, Iraq’s largest oil deposit, pledging […]