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Iraqi Oil Minister Highlights Recent Achievements

By John Lee. During the opening of the first Iraq Oil Projects Exhibition and Licensing Rounds Conference in Baghdad at the weekend, the Minister of Oil reiterated his claim to have increased Iraq's oil and gas reserves by adding 6 billion barrels of crude oil and 32 billion standard cubic feet of gas. (Oil reserves […]

Aramco Eyes Major Opportunity In Iraq

By Simon Watkins for the OilPrice.com. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Aramco Eyes Major Opportunity In Iraq Following the recent China-brokered resumption of relationship deal between historical enemies Saudi Arabia and Iran, a deal for the Kingdom to develop two key […]

Iraq's Oil Ministry "Clarifies" statement on Saudi Aramco

By John Lee. Iraq's Ministry of Oil has issued a "clarification" on its previous statement regarding involvement of Saudi Aramco in the Akkas field in Basra. On Thursday, the Ministry originally stated that it had an agreement with Saudi Aramco to invest in the field. Later in the day, it issued a clarification, saying that […]

Saudi Aramco to Invest in Iraqi Gas Field

By John Lee. [Correction: After publication, the Oil Ministry issued a "clarification", stating that Aramco is merely "studying cooperation mechanisms" with regard to Akkas.] Iraq's Minister of Oil has announced an agreement with Saudi Aramco to invest in the development of the Akkas gas field in Anbar province. During his participation in the Iraqi-Saudi Coordination […]

Production Starts at Akkas Gas Field

By John Lee. Gas operations have begun at the Akkas gas field in Anbar governorate. A statement from the Ministry of Oil said production of 60 million standard cubic feet per day (MMSCFD) is being used to produce 90-95 megawatts of electricity. The State Company for Oil Projects (SCOP) built a 30-kilometer pipeline (pictured) to […]

Cabinet approves Exit of Kogas from Akkas Gas Field

By John Lee. The Iraqi Cabinet has approved the recommendation of the Ministerial Energy Council regarding a settlement agreement with the South Korean company Kogas, the operator of the Akkas gas field. The agreement includes a payment of USD 49 million in crude oil, to be made by the State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO). According […]

Work Begins on Akkas Gas Pipeline

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. […]

China "Tightens its Grip on Iraq" with 3 Major Oil Deals

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.

Petrofac Wins Iraq Contract with KOGAS

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 […]

Kogas to Sell Stake in Akkas Field

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 […]

Akkas Pipeline Cancelled

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 […]