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Oil sales $1bn up on budget in 4 Months

Iraq earned more than $17 billion in the first four months of this year an Oil Ministry spokesman said. The spokesman, Assem Jihad, said the sum is one billion dollars in excess of budget expectations for 2010. “The ministry exported 222.7 million barrels in the first four months of this, earning the country $17.218 billion,” […]

Gulf Keystone Announces Fundraising

Just last week, shares in Gulf Keystone rose sharply on improved sentiment regarding oil exports from Iraqi Kurdistan. The shares have since given up much of that gain, on fears of dilution from a new round of fundraising. Details of the fundraising were announced on Tuesday. According to a statement from the company: “Gulf Keystone […]

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West Qurna 1 to See 8 New Wells

The initial development plan agreed by Exxon Mobil (XOM.N) and its partners for Iraq's West Qurna Phase One oilfield includes drilling eight new wells and overhauling up to 50 wells this year to boost output, an Iraqi oil official said on Monday. International oil service companies will be invited to drill four new wells and […]

Four Injured in Blast Near Oil Company in Northern Iraq

Four security guards were injured Sunday when two explosive devices detonated near the entrance of an oil company in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, a police source said. Security forces cordoned off the area and launched a search operation for those behind the blast, which targeted the North Oil Company, northwest of Kirkuk, Helo […]

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.