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Gulf Keystone (GKP) office in Erbil

Sinopec considers Bid for GKP

By John Lee. Bloomberg reports that Sinopec -- the state-owned China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation -- is considering a takeover of the recently restructured Gulf Keystone Petroleum (GKP). The news agency cites un-named sources as saying that the world’s biggest refiner is working with advisers and has made an approach to the company, which was […]

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Sinopec is Dealt a Setback in Iraq

By John Lee. China Petrochemical Corporation, also known as Sinopec, is still unable to participate in projects in central and southern Iraq four years after it acquired a project in northern Kurdistan, reports the Wall Street Journal. The company held talks with Russia's Lukoil about jointly developing the West Qurna-2 oil field, but Lukoil's chief […]

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Oil Ministry's “Odious Contract Trap” with ExxonMobil

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Ministry of Oil and the “Odious Contract’ Trap” with ExxonMobil’ Consortium Talks have intensified recently about the continuation of negotiations between the Ministry of Oil (MoO) and ExxonMobil/CNPC consortium that might […]

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New Firms Qualified for next Oil Licensing Round

By John Lee. Iraq's Petroleum Contracts and Licensing Directorate (PCLD) has announced the five additional companies have been approved to bid for Iraq's "borderline onshore & offshore exploration blocks & fields." The companies are listed as: Dana Gas (UAE) Dragon Oil (UAE) Geo-Jade Petroleum (China) Schlumberger (USA) Zarubezhneft (Russia) Eight companies had applied for approval. […]

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Maysan Oil Company, Bazerkan (Bazergan) oilfield, Aug 2013

Oil, Rail Expansion Dominate China Talks

By Simon Kent. Iraqi PM Haider al Abadi recently met with Chinese President Xi Jinping to discuss high level strategic projects for both countries to cooperate on. The major discussions focused on a plan for Iraq's State Oil Marketing Company (SOMO) and Chinese state run refiner Sinopec to coordinate the shipment, refining and marketing of […]

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China, Iraq, Plan Historic Oil Cooperation

By Simon Kent. There is growing speculation over a planned energy initiative between Iraq and China, with both Iraqi PM Haider al Abadi and oil minister Adel Abdul Mahdi travelling to China for "deep discussions" on the proposal. According to The Wall Street Journal, Unipec, the trading branch of Chinese state refiner Sinopec, will be working with […]

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Iraq Beats Kuwait to Chinese Refinery Deal

By John Lee. Reuters reports that China's state-owned Sinochem Corp plans to use Iraqi crude oil for 40 percent of the capacity of its new refinery, in what the article describes as "the latest example of Iraq beating Middle Eastern rivals in the competition for new markets in Asia". The deal wold replacing a preliminary […]

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