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Oil Output to Surge in Iraq

Iraq expects crude output from its southern oilfields, Rumaila, Majnoon and West Qurna Phase One, to reach about 2.1 million barrels per day (bpd) by the end of this year, the head of South Oil Company (SOC) said yesterday.

Iraq Gives Go-Ahead to Kurdish Oil Exports

The Iraqi federal government Tuesday approved a deal that would allow oil exports from oil fields in the semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan in northern Iraq, which have been on hold for the last seven months over a payment row with Baghdad, a cabinet spokesman said. "The cabinet has approved a request submitted by the oil […]

CNOOC Seals Deal on Iraq Oil Field

CNOOC and Turkish Petroleum Corp. have signed a 20-year contract to develop the Missan oil-field in southern Iraq By Chen Zhu CNOOC Ltd., the Hong Kong-listed unit of China National Offshore Oil Corp. has partnered with the state-run Turkish Petroleum Corp. (TPAO) to win a contract with Iraq to develop the lucrative Missan oil-field in […]

Iraq Eyes Huge Crude Oil Increase

Minister says $1b project to raise export capacity to 4.5m bpd by 2012 is on track Iraq expects crude output to increase by about 600,000 barrels per day (bpd) through 2011, based on initial plans from global firms for oilfields that were auctioned off last year, a senior oil official said yesterday. Deputy Oil Minister […]

Gulf Keystone Up on Iraq Export Sentiment

Shares in Gulf Keystone (GKP.L) rise 18 percent, making the oil explorer one of London's top risers, on positive sentiment after Iraq approves a Kurdish oil exports deal which could allow oil exports to resume from the semi-autonomous region. [ID:nLDE64H1NN] "The agreement shouldn't really do much to Gulf Keystone because they don't plan on exporting […]

Iraqi Government Approves Kurdistan Oil Export Accord (Update1)

Iraq’s government approved an accord between the oil ministry and Kurdistan to export crude produced in the semi-autonomous region through a marketing company, paving the way for shipments to resume. Companies including DNO International ASA and Genel Enerji AS halted oil exports from Kurdistan in October, about four months after they started, because there was […]