The future stability of Iraq may turn on the fate of the oil city of Kirkuk, who’s estimated 570,000 people are caught in a bitter dispute between the country’s Kurdish minority and the central government in Baghdad. Iraq’s Kurds, who comprise about 20 per cent of the national population, claim Kirkuk as their own. Some […]
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China has become the biggest single investor in Iraq’s oil and gas sector, with nearly one fifth of the reserves that have been auctioned over the past year under its control, Meed has reported. China is spending a total of $577m in signing on fees to give it access to an estimated 24 billion barrels, […]
Gulf Keystone Petroleum on Monday raised £16m in a stopgap share placing to fund drilling costs in Iraq after the default of its partner in Iraq last week writes Miles Johnson in the Financial Times. Gulf Keystone said last week it would have to pay $40m to the Kurdistan government within three months after the […]
Hungarian oil and gas group MOL has made a discovery in Akri-Bijeel Block in Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The testing results are promising, it said in a statement on 10 March, Portfolio Hungary reported. According to the official announcement: “Gulf Keystone is pleased to announce that Kalegran Ltd., a 100% subsidiary of MOL Hungarian Oil […]
The current infrastructure and the services sectors are unable to respond to the immediate requirements of lifting production to circa 12 million barrels of oil a day and the systematic dismantling of the private sector leaves no prospect of increasing capacity quickly.
Ayman Asfari, the chief executive officer whose oil and gas engineering skills guided a fourfold increase in the value of Petrofac Plc within five years, is now preparing to tap Iraq’s energy boom.
‘You could be looking at 1.5 million barrels in two years,’ said a senior executive at one of the oil firms involved in Iraq. ‘That could make a huge difference to the supply and demand balance. Is there going to be that kind of demand pick up in that timeframe?’
Iraqi’s won’t be kept away from the polls by mere car bombs and mortar shells. But by and large they were voting for the same coterie of politicians who’ve made Iraq among the five most corrupt nations in the world.
Gulf Keystone Petroleum is set to increase its interests in Kurdistan by assuming 100% control of its GKPI operating subsidiary, following a material default by the company’s investment partner in Kurdistan, ETAMIC.
“The cabinet proposed the allocation of $1 per barrel to each province that produces oil,” Dr. Ali al-Dabbagh, the official spokesperson of the Iraqi government, said in a release on Tuesday received by Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
China National Offshore Oil Corp., has signed an initial agreement with Iraq to develop the 2.5 billion-barrel Missan oil field complex in southern Iraq, a senior Iraqi oil ministry official said Monday.
A unit of MOL Hungarian Oil & Gas PLC has gauged oil and gas at the Bijeel-1 exploratory well in Iraqi Kurdistan, the well, in the east-central part of the 889 sq km Akri Bijeel block, flowed at rates of as much as 3,200 b/d.