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Oil Export Resumes at Basra Oil Terminal

By John Lee. Reuters reports that loading of crude oil has resumed at al-Basra Oil Terminal (ABOT). Operations were stopped for 24-hours to install a new pipeline feeding the facility, the started again at midnight on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters)    

Basra Oil Terminal stops Loading for 24 hrs

By John Lee. Oil exports from Iraq's main gulf terminal have reportedly stopped from midnight on Tuesday for 24 hours to allow the installation of a new pipeline. Two sources at the South Oil Company (SOC) told Reuters that loading at the three single-point moorings (SPMs) connected with the Basra terminal will not be affected. […]

Tanker Backlog Builds at Basra Port

By John Lee. A backlog of over 30 oil tankers, two-thirds of them supertankers (VLCC), has built up outside Basra post, and shippers face delays of up to three weeks because of bad weather and possible oil quality issues, according to a report from Reuters. Shipping industry sources said the problems could delay or limit […]

Sterling Global Operations Wins UXO Contract

Sterling Global Operations (SGO) has been chosen to provide surface – supplied divers for unexploded ordnance search and removal and salvage operations for the sunken 82,000-ton VLCC (Very Large Crude Carrier) Amuriyah, an Iraqi tanker sunk near Bubiyan Island off the coast of Kuwait in Jan. 1991 during Operation Desert Storm. Special Diving Services (SDS) […]

Oil Exports from Basra Resume After Bad Weather

By John Lee. Oil exports from Iraq's southern Basra terminals were restored to 2.35 million barrels on Saturday bad weather on Friday, according to a report from The National. Output was said to have fallen to just 1.32 million barrels on Friday. Exports from Basra's offshore terminals, Iraq's main oil hub, tend to fluctuate because […]

Saipem Wins Contract for Basra Oil Export Expansion Project

Iraq's South Oil Company has awarded Italy's Saipem the EPIC contract for the Iraq Crude Oil Export Expansion Project – Phase 2, within the framework of the expansion of the Basra Oil Terminal (ABOT), off the Al Faw Peninsula in the Arabian Gulf, approximately 550 kilometres south-east of Baghdad. The contract encompasses the engineering, procurement, […]

ABOT to use Cameron’s JISKOOT Measurement Systems

Six of Cameron’s JISKOOT CoJetix sampling systems have been ordered for installation at the new Iraqi Al-Basra Oil Terminal (ABOT). The terminal, currently under construction in the Persian Gulf, will enable Iraq’s oil export capacity to be boosted by 2.7 million barrels per day. Due to the importance of this measurement location to Iraq, the […]

Iraq's Oil Exports from Southern Ports Jump

Iraq’s oil exports from Iraq's southern ports have jumped by 300,000 barrels per day (bpd) so far in January, according to shipping data reported by Reuters. Exports from the al-Basra Oil Terminal (ABOT) (pictured) and Khor Al Amaya averaged 1.8 million bpd from January 1 to January 24, up from 1.5m bpd in December. The […]

Emerson Awarded Basra Oil Monitoring Contract

According to a report in The Engineer, Iraq’s South Oil Co. has awarded Emerson Process Management a contract to provide crude oil metering systems and related technologies for the new Al-Basra Oil Terminal (ABOT) now under construction in the Persian Gulf. The new terminal, which includes both onshore and offshore facilities, will boost Iraq’s oil […]