By John Lee. Work has begun on the project to extend the gas pipeline from the Akkas gas field to the Akkas power station, in the Qaim district of Anbar Governorate. The General Manager of the State Company for Oil Projects (SCOP), Shaker Mahmoud Khalaf, said the pipeline (pictured) will be 35 kilometers in length. […]
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Writing in Oil Price, Simon Watkins says Iraq's $27-billion four-project deal with French energy company TotalEnergies will be a game-changer. Click here to read the full article.
Writing in Oil Price, Simon Watkins says that China has continued to press home the geopolitical advantage given to it in Iraq following the official end of the U.S.'s 'combat mission' in the country with the conclusion of three huge deals, all focused on the oil sector. Click here to read the full article.
UK-based Petrofac has been awarded a Front End Engineering Design (FEED) modification contract for the KOGAS AKKAS B.V. Nasiriya Gas Treatment Plant (GTP) in southern Iraq. Petrofac’s scope of work includes the modification and application of an existing field design to meet the needs of the Nasiriya GTP, and an estimation for the engineering, procurement […]
By John Lee. According to a report from Platts, South Korea's state-owned Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS) plans to sell a 47 percent stake in its 100 percent-controlled Akkas gas field. The company is under pressure from the Korean government to reduce its debts. The project was originally awarded to a consortium of Kogas and KazMunaiGas […]
By Robert Tollast. Korean firm STX Heavy Industries has cancelled a proposed 500km pipeline to the Akkas gas field in Western Iraq, which is operated by state Korean gas firm KOGAS. STX Heavy were working on the project with KOGAS Akkas B.V and work was due to be finished in 2017, however the project ran […]
By John Lee. The Iraqi government has allocated $4.7 billion to build power plants and finance existing electricity projects this year. Electricity ministry spokesperson Masaab Al-Mudarris told Zawya: "As part of its 2014 plan, the Ministry of Electricity requested a budget of $12 billion to complete existing projects and to sign new contracts to compensate for […]
By Robert Tollast. Robert Tollast is a consultant at Noorbridge, a Helsinki based consultancy with staff in London and Nasiriyah, Iraq. He has written extensively on security, politics and economic issues in Iraq for various publications, and is currently researching a modern history of Iraq with support from The Middle East Forum. email: [email protected] twitter: […]
By John Lee. The Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS) is among the state-owned Korean energy firm that have come under heavy pressure from the country's new government to shed assets and pay off debt by 2017, reports Reuters. Korea's Yonhap news agency says that the company is considering selling a 49 percent stake in its fully-owned […]
By John Lee. Korea's STX Heavy Industries has won a $449 million order to build a 550-kilometer gas pipeline in northwestern Iraq. The pipeline, scheduled for completion in June 2017, will take gas from the Akkas gas field in Anbar, which is operated by Korea's KOGAS. (Source: STX)
By John Lee. Iraq's deputy prime minister for energy, Hussain al-Shahristani (pictured), has said that 'Big Oil' is about to spend over $25 billion next year to boost oil output towards record levels. He predicted that the southern fields are expected to pump an extra 500,000 bpd in 2014, compared to just over 3 million […]
By John Lee. Daewoo Engineering and Construction has won a $709-million contract to upgrade the Akkas gas field in Anbar province, near the Syrian border, the Iraqi cabinet secretary announced. The South Korean company will provide engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of a central processing facility in the field. Construction of the new facility is […]