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Iraq and Iran sign MoU on Arbitration

By John Lee. Tehran and Baghdad have reportedly signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish a joint arbitration center. The head of the Federation of Iraqi Chambers of Commerce, Abdul Razzaq al-Zuhairi, is quoted as saying that the MoU can remove the obstacles that hinder cooperation between the two countries. The agreement was finalised […]

Video: Prof. Frank Gunter discusses his New Book on Iraq

From the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC): Professor Frank Gunter of Lehigh University gave a webinar on the recently published 2nd edition of his book -- 'The political economy of Iraq, restoring balance in a post-conflict Society' -- interviewed by Lizzie Porter, Senior correspondent at Iraq Oil Report, for the IBBC. In a wide-ranging talk, […]

French Oil Consultancy Wins Iraq Contract

By John Lee. French-based petroleum consultancy Beicip Franlab has signed a deal to provide consultancy services to the Iraqi Oil Ministry's Reservoirs & Fields Development Directorate. The Minister of Oil and President of Iraqi National Oil Company (INOC), Ihsan Abdul-Jabbar Ismail, said that Franlab will give advice that can be used to develop the oil […]

New Glass Factory for Baghdad

By John Lee. The Sulaimanyah-based Royal Can Making Company is reportedly planning to set up a container glass factory in the south of Baghdad. According to Glass International, the new Al Malakeya Glass Company will have a capacity of 1150 tons per day when completed in August 2024. Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) management will […]

Genel Energy Rise on Trading Update

Shares in Genel Energy rose by nearly 5 percent on Tuesday morning after the company issued the following trading and operations update in advance of the Company's full-year 2021 results, which are scheduled for release on 15 March 2022. The information contained herein has not been audited and may be subject to further review. Bill […]

Alsaree3 receives Additional Investment

Alsaree3 Group Receives Additional Bridge Round Funding Alsaree3 Group, consisting of Alsaree3 (food-delivery) and Al Zajel Express (last-mile delivery services), closed a 7-figure bridge round in late December 2021, bringing its total amount of funding raised in 2021 to over $4 million USD. Founder and CEO of Alsaree3 Group, Bassam Al-Ateia, commented: "Despite the entrance […]

Several Redevelopment Projects started in Dhi Qaq

By John Lee. The Secretary-General of Iraq's Council of Ministers, Dr. Hamid Naim Al-Ghazi, has laid the foundation stone for a number of projects in Dhi Qar Governorate: the Al-Zaytoun Martyrs' Bridge; a local stadium, with capacity for 10,000 spectators; Imam Ali Street (peace be upon him); Al-Shatrah Hospital; and, two bridges in the Al-Moalemeen […]

TipTop raises $5m from Korek

By John Lee. TipTop has announced a new investment of $5 million to expand its online food and grocery delivery service in Iraq. CEO and Founder Hassan Alsoud told readers on LinkedIn that the funding will be provided by Kurdistan-based mobile operator Korek. (Source: LinkedIn)

CNOOC to Explore Offshore in Iraq

By John Lee. The China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) is to press ahead with oil exploration at a 530-km2 offshore block in Basra. Originally agreed in 2019, the work had been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In parallel, Iraq's state-owned Oil Exploration Company (OEC) will carry out seismic surveys on the adjoining 120-km2 […]

Honeywell to Modernize Iraqi Refinery

By John Lee. Honeywell has announced that the Lanaz refinery (pictured) in Erbil will use its technology to upgrade its operations so it can produce more cleaner-burning transportation fuels. It says the project marks the first use of its UOP modular technology in Iraq, and will help Lanaz comply with increasingly strict specifications for fuel […]

China "the Only Winner" in this Huge Iraqi Oil Field

Writing in Oil Price, Simon Watkins that the recent approval of the Iraqi National Oil Company (INOC)'s acquisition of ExxonMobil's 32.7 percent stake in the West Qurna 1 oil field is likely to leave China delighted, the U.S. irritated, and Iraq's oil industry still unable to achieve any of its key oil output goals. Click […]