Tag Archives | Zubair

BP, Eni “interested in Majnoon Oilfield”

By John Lee. Reuters has reported that both BP and Eni have expressed an interest in developing the giant Majnoon oilfield, which Shell plans to exit next year. Iraqi oil officials told the news agency that Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has not yet started negotiations with either company. BP is currently developing the Rumaila field, […]

Weir wins Maintenance Contract at Zubair Oilfield

Weir Oil & Gas Dubai has reportedly been awarded a contract with Eni Iraq BV to provide global maintenance services for gas compressor units and associated equipment located in the three Initial Production Facilities (IPF) plants in the Zubair oil fields in Southern Iraq. The gas compressor units are comprised of gas engines, gas compressors, […]

Interview with Loris Tealdi, Managing Director, ENI Iraq b.v.

The eleventh edition of the Iraq Petroleum Conference taking place on 22-23 May 2017 in London is set to gather the Country’s industry experts to discuss the future of Iraq’s hydrocarbons sector. Ahead of the conference, CWC Group Director Nawar Abdulhadi interviews one of the key speakers of this year’s event, Mr Loris Tealdi, Managing […]

Protesters Demand Jobs in Basra

By John Lee. Hundreds of people protested in Zubair on Sunday to demand jobs. Asharq al-Aswat reports that the protesters tried to block access to oil fields managed by BP and Eni, saying that the oil is “being stolen by thieves.” Despite its oil wealth, the Basra region suffers from poor services and huge unemployment, […]

DSI Wins $61m Zubair Project

Dubai-based Drake & Scull International PJSC (DSI) has announced that it has been awarded a AED 226 million ($61 million) engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the construction of a water injection network installation project at the Zubair oil field in Basra, Iraq by ENI Iraq B.V. (EIBV) a subsidiary of the Italian oil […]

Oil Companies Warn of Development Delays

By John Lee. A senior Iraqi oil official has told Reuters that international oil companies (IOCs) have warned of delays to projects to increase its crude oil output if the Iraqi government insists on drastic spending cuts this year. Investments by IOCs are repaid with crude oil, which has become a problem since oil prices […]

Weatherford has “largely completed” Zubair Project

By John Lee. In its First Quarter 2016 Results, oil services company Weatherford said that it has now largely completed its Zubair project in Iraq. Net cash expenditure on the project to date amounts to $47 million. Shares in Weatherford have fallen by almost 30 percent since the results announcement. (Source: Weatherford, Yahoo!)

Iraq to pay $2bn in Arrears to Foreign Companies

By John Lee. Shafaaq reports that Iraq will pay foreign oil companies about $2 billion in remaining arrears for 2015 in April. The arrears were accumulated to international oil companies (IOCs) such as BP, Shell , ExxonMobil, Eni and Lukoil, which operate in under service contracts, whereby they are paid a fixed dollar fee for […]

Missing Radioactive Material Located

By John Lee. Radioactive material that went missing in Iraq in November has been found, apparently undamaged, on Sunday near a patrol station in Zubair. The chief of the security panel at the Basra Provincial Council told Reuters: “A passer-by found the radioactive device dumped in Zubair and immediately informed security forces which went with […]

Occidental to sell Zubair stake to Iraq’s South Oil

By John Lee. Occidental Petroleum intends to sell its stake in the Zubair oilfield to Iraq’s state-run South Oil Company (SOC), according to a report from Reuters. The news agency quotes ministry spokesman Asim Jihad as saying on Wednesday: “Occidental asked the ministry for permission to sell its stake in Zubair field and the ministry […]

ALE Wins Lifting Contract at Zubair

By John Lee. UK-based heavy transport and installation contractor ALE has been awarded the DGS Zubair Oil Field Project. The project scope comprises heavy haulage, engineering and installation services. The DGS project has already commenced and ALE has received several shipments at Umm Qasr Port. A number of cranes, with a capacity ranging from 200t to […]