International Oil Companies: Sonangol

Name: Sonangol

Based in: Angola

Founded in 1976, Sonangol (National Fuel Society of Angola) is the exclusive licensee for exploration of oil and gas in the basement and on the continental shelf of Angola.

Its activities span exploration, research, development, marketing, production, storage, transport and refining of hydrocarbons and their derivatives, and can be performed independently or in association with foreign companies.

Fields in Iraq:

Granted by the Ministry of Oil (Baghdad): Najmah and Qayara

From the company's website:

Sonangol bought exploration rights for the Qayara and Najmah fields in northern Iraq in December 2009.

For latest news on this company's activities in Iraq please click here.

A full list of International Oil Companies (IOCs) operating in Iraq under licences granted by the Ministry of Oil in Baghdad can be found here.