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ShaMaran achieves 40m Barrels Production at Atrush

ShaMaran Petroleum has announced that the January 2021 interest payment due on its 12% senior unsecured bonds due 2023 (ISIN: NO 001082645.6) has been timely made to all Bondholders. In addition, ShaMaran said the Atrush field total cumulative crude oil production has exceeded 40 million barrels. The Atrush field is located 85 km northwest of […]

UAE Firm to supply Drones to UNMAS Iraq

By John Lee. UAE-based Intertech FZC has won a contract with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) for the supply of drones for UNMAS Iraq The contract is valued at $39,200. (Source: UNGM)

Jordan "negotiating New Oil Contract with Iraq"

By John Lee. Iraq's State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) has reportedly said that Jordan is negotiating with Iraq to resume purchases of crude oil. Shafaq News Agency quotes the company's Director, Alaa al-Yasiri, as saying that Iraq exported no crude oil to Jordan in December due to the expiration of the old contract. More here. […]

Iraq to Participate in Buna Payment Platform

By John Lee. The Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) has reportedly announced its participation in the Arab Monetary Fund's Buna payment platform. The AMF describes Buna as a multi-currency payment platform, providing clearing and settlement services, in Arab and international currencies. More here and here. (Sources: Shafaq News Agency, AMF)

Peter Hunt MBE

By Padraig O'Hannelly. It is with great sorrow that we report the passing of our dear friend Peter Hunt MBE. A founding member of the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC), Peter was well known for his knowledge and love of Iraq, its history, people and culture. He was so passionate about rebuilding the country and […]

GKP appoints New CEO

By John Lee. Gulf Keystone Petroleum (GKP) has announced the appointment of Jon Harris as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Mr Harris has over 30 years' experience in the oil and gas industry and joins GKP from SASOL Limited, an integrated energy and chemicals company based in South Africa where he was Executive Vice President, Upstream. […]

KRG proposes new Minister of Natural Resources

By John Lee. The Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), Masrour Barzani, has nominated Dr. Kamal Atroshi to the post of Minister of Natural Resources, a position which includes responsibility for the oil and gas portfolio. A statement from KRG spokesperson Dr. Jotiar Adil said, "It is our hope that the Kurdistan Parliament […]

Iraq Increases Oil Exports for December

By John Lee. Iraq's Ministry of Oil has announced initial oil exports for December of 88,211,750 barrels, giving an average for the month of 2.846 million barrels per day (bpd), down from the 2.709 million bpd exported in November. These exports from the oilfields in central and southern Iraq amounted to approximately 85,195,608 barrels, while […]

Iraq's Switch enters Strategic Partnership with ZoodMall

By John Lee. Iraqi financial services company Switch has reportedly entered a strategic partnership with shopping app and cross-border e-commerce marketplace ZoodMall. According to Startup MGZN, all Switch cardholders, subject to approvals, will have instant access to three types of "buy-now-pay-later" solutions on ZoodMall's mobile-only shopping app. (Source: Startup MGZN)