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

Iraq Finalises August Oil Exports

By John Lee. Iraq's Ministry of Oil has announced finalised oil exports for August of 94,660,239 barrels, giving an average for the month of 3.054 million barrels per day (bpd), up from the 2.918 million bpd exported in July. The exports from the oilfields in central and southern Iraq amounted to approximately 91,655,930 barrels, while […]

Shell "in talks" to boost Iraq's Gas Production

By John Lee. Shell is reported to be in talks with Iraq to boost Basra Gas Company's capacity. According to S&P Global Platts, BGC is planning to increase capacity for gas production from 1 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) now to 1.4 Bcf/d in two years; discussions with Shell could see that increase further […]

Iraq "the Biggest Commercial Opportunity in Petroleum Today"

By John Lee. Petrel Resources has said that "Iraq remains the biggest commercial opportunity in petroleum today." In the company's Interim Statement to the markets on Wednesday, Chairman David Horgan added: "The geology is unsurpassed.  The oil market is sharply recovering.  But contracts must be updated for effective exploration and development." "The focus is once […]

Baker Hughes to help Capture Gas at Iraq's Southern Oil Fields

By John Lee. Iraq's South Gas Company (SGC) has announced a project to capture gas at the Nasiriyah and Garraf [Gharraf] oil fields, in partnership with the American company Baker Hughes. Instead of flaring, the gas will be used to increase electricity generation, while reducing the environmental impact of oil production. The project will also […]

Iran "Appoints Special Envoy" on Iraq Petroleum Issues

By John Lee. Iran's has reportedly appointed a special representative for petroleum issues involving Iraq. According to ABNA24, Seyyed Abbas Beheshti will coordinate with the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) and the Central Bank of Iran to accelerate payments of arrears. It adds that Iraq owes Iran nearly $6 billion for imports of natural gas […]

Al Majal Business Park (AMBP) in Burjessia Celebrates 6th Anniversary

On September 21st, 2015, Al Majal Business Park (AMBP) opened its doors in Burjessia, serving local and international clients. Today AMBP is a recognized, leading life support services provider in Iraq. Innovation has always been part of our journey. We continue to apply value-driven innovative ideas to deliver world-class services at AMBP. Our team works […]

New Oil Refinery announced for Qayara

By John Lee. Iraq's North Oil Company (NOC) has signed a Heads of Agreement (Memorandum of Understanding) with two energy companies to build a 70,000-barrels-per-day oil refinery in Qayara (Qayyarah). The facility, Nineveh province, is to be built by Sweden's SEAB and Turkey's Limak. No information was given regarding the size of the investment or […]

Ministerial Energy Council urges Progress on Refineries

By John Lee. At the most recent meeting of Iraq's Ministerial Energy Council, headed by Oil Minister Ihsan Abdul-Jabbar Ismail, the Council decided that the South Refineries Company (SRC) should "take the necessary steps" to develop the Shuaiba refinery in Basra Governorate. It also urged the acceleration of work on the 140,000-bpd Karbala oil refinery, […]

Seismic Survey begins at Sasan-Talafar

By John Lee. Iraq's Ministry of Oil has announced the start of seismic survey work at the Sasan-Talafar exploration project in Nineveh. The Director General of the Iraq Oil Exploration Company said that the eighth seismic division has started two- and three-dimensional geological survey work at the site, "within the framework of the oil exploration […]

Atrush Exceeds 50m Barrels Production

By John Lee. ShaMaran Petroleum has announce that the Atrush block in Iraqi Kurdistan has surpassed the cumulative oil production milestone of 50 million barrels since its first oil in July 2017. Dr. Adel Chaouch, President and Chief Executive Officer of ShaMaran, commented: "This significant operational achievement is noteworthy as the production milestone has been […]