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Dunia Weekly Iraq Market Tracker

Advertising Feature Iraq Business News is delighted to bring you the latest Iraq Market Tracker report from Dunia Frontier Consultants. The market tracker highlights the activities and market performance of a basket of publicly traded firms who derive a significant percentage of their revenues from operations in Iraq, but are traded on foreign exchanges: a […]

Kurdish MP: Oil Licences Violate Iraqi Constitution

MP Firhad al-Atroushi of the Kurdistani Alliance, and a member of the Parliamentary Oil and Energy Committee, has reportedly described Iraq's 4th round energy auction "a violation to the Iraqi Constitution." He added that it represents a legal problem since it is supposed to be overseen and supervised by the Parliament: "The Kurdistani Alliance has […]

Iraq's 5th Round Energy Auction to Follow

Following the allocation of only three of the 12 exploration fields on offer in Iraq's 4th round energy auction, the Oil Ministry plans to go ahead with a 5th round auction for more sites. “Of course, we will prepare for a fifth round, and we have more than 60 blocks ready for bidding,” Oil Minister […]

4th Round Energy Auction: Only 2 more Fields Awarded

Iraq’s government signed deals for only three of the 12 oil and gas exploration blocks offered in its fourth energy auction, which ended on Thursday, reflecting reluctance of foreign bidders to risk money in unexplored areas. Russia's LUKoil, along with partner Inpex Corp of Japan, won the deal for the 5,500-square-kilometer Block 10 in Muthanna […]

Playing Hardball with Iraq's Oil

Wednesday was Day 1 of Iraq's two-day auction for the rights to 12 new exploration fields, but the long-awaited and often-delayed event was widely considered a disappointment, with only two bids received and only one deal agreed. The reason, say critics, is that Iraq is playing hardball on the terms offered to the 47 international […]

Just 1 Deal on First Day of Iraq's Energy Auction

The first day of Iraq's fourth energy auction resulted in just one successful bid, with four of the today's six exploration fields receiving no bids from the 47 pre-qualified bidders. The six blocks offered today were numbers 2, 9, 6, 12, 1 and 11. A consortium of Kuwait Energy (40%), Turkey's TPAO (Turkiye Petrolleri AO) […]

Iraq's 4th Energy Auction Kicks Off

Iraq's fourth energy bidding round takes place on Wednesday and Thursday, but Reuters reports that tough contract terms mean Baghdad may struggle to drum up major interest. The 12 new oil and gas exploration blocks are some of the last potentially rich unexplored territories left. As in previous auctions, foreign energy companies would prefer production-sharing […]

Dunia Weekly Iraq Market Tracker

Advertising Feature Iraq Business News is delighted to bring you the latest Iraq Market Tracker report from Dunia Frontier Consultants. The market tracker highlights the activities and market performance of a basket of publicly traded firms who derive a significant percentage of their revenues from operations in Iraq, but are traded on foreign exchanges: a […]

Oil Ministry Prepare for Fourth Auction

Preparations are being made for a fourth auction of oil and natural gas exploration zones. This will be in line with the country's aim to rival Saudi Arabia as one of the world’s leading oil producers. Iraq’s official statistics reveal that oil reserves are pegged at 143.1 billion barrels, the fourth largest in the world.  […]

Zhenhua Backs Out of Iraq Venture; PPL to Proceed Alone

The Chinese firm Zhenhua has decided not to partner with Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) in a bid for an exploration block in Iraq due to security issues, the Express Tribune reports. "The News", however, reports that Zhenhua walked out on the deal because a re-drawing of the boundary of the Bloc-9 meant "the opportunity became […]

Dunia Weekly Iraq Market Tracker

Advertising Feature Iraq Business News is delighted to bring you the latest Iraq Market Tracker report from Dunia Frontier Consultants. The market tracker highlights the activities and market performance of a basket of publicly traded firms who derive a significant percentage of their revenues from operations in Iraq, but are traded on foreign exchanges: a […]

Dunia Weekly Iraq Market Tracker

Advertising Feature Iraq Business News is delighted to bring you the latest Iraq Market Tracker report from Dunia Frontier Consultants. The market tracker highlights the activities and market performance of a basket of publicly traded firms who derive a significant percentage of their revenues from operations in Iraq, but are traded on foreign exchanges: a […]