The delay in the renewal of the agreement for the operation of the Kirkuk-Ceyhan oil pipeline has served a timely reminder of the many obstacles that still have to be overcome to fulfill its potential, both as an export route for Iraq and as a source of transit revenue for Turkey.
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By Energy Hedge Funds Syndicate The delay in the renewal of the agreement for the operation of the Kirkuk-Ceyhan oil pipeline has served as a reminder of the many obstacles that still have to be overcome if the line is ever to fulfill its potential, both as an export route for Iraq and as a […]
BP and partner CNPC have awarded $500 million drilling contracts to raise production from the Rumaila oil field.
Royal Dutch Shell Plc, which won contracts last year to develop two Iraqi oilfields, is still in talks on a plan to capture and sell natural gas there, the company’s Middle East vice president for new business said.
On Wednesday, Anbar deputy governor said , the next stage they will focus on oil wealth, particularly in Ukaz and Znkurh areas for upgrading economics of the province.
Iraq’s Majnoon oilfield is targeting production of 175,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day in 2012, a senior Royal Dutch Shell executive said on Monday.
“Iraq has been struggling to meet 2 million b/d for years,” says Majid Jafar, executive director at Crescent Petroleum. “Now in the run-up to the elections, the government has been proposing a 12 million b/d target, which is ludicrous.
Ministry of oil reiterated requests for importing companies of Iraqi crude oil to announce the size and numbers of payments to the country
In Vienna for an OPEC meeting last week, Shahristani said Baghdad would participate in OPEC agreements to curb oil supply when output reached 4 million bpd, some 8 million bpd short of Iraq’s envisaged target.
“The Japanese-Malaysian consortium started initial works to upgrade al-Gharraf oilfield, north of al-Nasseriya,” Kareem Yasser Hashem, the director of oilfields in Thi-Qar said.
A Kuwaiti project to drill an oil deposit shared with Iraq has sparked outrage in Iraq’s southern oil province of Basra.
Last week as many as 700 workers at the 150,000 barrel per day refinery 16 kilometers west of Basra held a three-hour strike.