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Iraq Business News brings you the latest information on developments and opportunities in the oil and gas industry in Iraq.

Trafigura "Ends Oil Deal with Iraqi Kurdistan"

By John Lee. Singaporean/Swiss-based commodity trader Trafigura has reportedly ended its relationship with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). According to a report from Bloomberg, the decision follows the KRG's refusal to renegotiate the terms of the contract, following a drop in the price of Kurdish oil. KRG Minister Masrour Barzani is also said to have […]

GKP announces 2023 Guidance, New Chair

Gulf Keystone Petroleum (GKP) has provided an operational and corporate update today. The information contained in this announcement has not been audited and may be subject to further review. Jon Harris, Gulf Keystone's Chief Executive Officer, said: "2022 was a strong year for GKP, in which we made progress on multiple fronts that will position […]

DQOC to Resume Trial Production at Subba Oil Field

By John Lee. The Director General of the Dhi Qar Oil Company (DQOC) has announced the resumption of trial production operations from the Sabah (Subba) oil field, which has a capacity of 10,000 barrels per day (bpd). Eng. Ali Khudair said that the company has succeeded in modernizing and automating operations to resume production from […]

Iraq Confirms December Oil Exports

By John Lee. Iraq's Ministry of Oil has announced preliminary oil exports for December of 103,281,459 barrels, giving an average for the month of 3.332 million barrels per day (bpd), almost equal the 3.329 million bpd exported in November. The exports from the oilfields in central and southern Iraq amounted to approximately 100,735,151 barrels, while […]

Iraq Claims Increased Oil and Gas Reserves

By John Lee. During a visit to Iraq's Oil Exploration Company (OEC), the Minister of Oil, Hayan Abdul-Ghani, announced that the company's seismic teams have successfully added 6 billion barrels of oil and 32 billion standard cubic feet of gas to the country's national reserves. The Minister emphasized the importance of the oil exploration sector […]

Jiyad: Debating the TotalEnergies' Iraq Agreement

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Debating TotalEnergies' Agreement- A breakthrough or Recycling Old Practices Without Economic Feasibility and Lacks Transparency After only four short visits to Iraq and holding a few meetings behind closed doors, TotalEnergies (TE) […]

Genel Energy starts 2023 with "Strong Balance Sheet"

Genel Energy has issued the following trading and operations update in advance of the Company's full-year 2022 results, which are scheduled for release on 22 March 2023. The information contained herein has not been audited and may be subject to further review. Paul Weir (pictured), Chief Executive of Genel, said: "Genel starts 2023 with a […]

DNO update on Production and Sales

DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, will publish its Q4 and full-year 2022 operating and interim financial results on 9 February 2023 at 07:00 (CET). A videoconference call with executive management will follow at 11:00 (CET). The Company issues below an update on production and sales volumes for the quarter as well as […]

Investment Opportunities in Iraq's Oil Refineries

By John Lee. Iraq's Minister of Oil has announced upcoming investment opportunities in the refining industry. Minister Hayan Abdul-Ghani said the plans include increasing refining capacities as follows: Al-Amarah refinery (150,000 barrels per day); Al-Muthanna refinery (100,000 barrels per day); Kirkuk refinery (100,000 barrels per day); Qayyarah refinery (70,000 barrels per day), and, a new […]

Karbala Oil Refinery to Begin Production in mid-March

By John Lee. The Iraqi Minister of Oil, Hayan Abdul-Ghani, has announced that the Karbala Oil Refinery will begin commercial production in mid-March 2023. The refinery's products, including gasoline and kerosene, will meet the highest European standards and specifications (Euro 5). Production capacity will gradually increase, reaching 140,000 barrels per day by the end of […]

Iraq earns $115bn from Oil Exports in 2022

By John Lee. The Iraqi Minister of Oil, Hayan Abdul-Ghani (pictured), has announced revenues of more than $115 billion from exporting crude oil for the year 2022. More than 1,209 billion barrels of crude oil were exported, giving a daily export rate is approximately 3.320 million barrels per day (bpd). The oil was bought by […]

Iraq Oil Exports for December Flat, but Revenue Down

By John Lee. Iraq's Ministry of Oil has announced preliminary oil exports for December of 103,281,459 barrels, giving an average for the month of 3.332 million barrels per day (bpd), almost equal the 3.329 million bpd exported in November. The exports from the oilfields in central and southern Iraq amounted to approximately 100,735,151 barrels, while […]