Tag Archives | Al-Zubeir

Iraq Shaping New Oil Production Plans

By Simon Kent. Iraq is developing a new strategy for its southern oil fields in relation to the ongoing Common Sea Water Supply Facility project, which opened bidding for completion last year. ExxonMobil and PetroChina were approached to invest in the critical strategic water injection project, which has been long delayed. In a statement to Reuters, […]

ENI Stays in Last Minute Deal, Sonangol Exits

By John Lee. Tense negotiations between Baghdad and Italy's ENI came to a close just hours before ENI was supposedly going to call time on their Iraq operations, Reuters reports. ENI CEO Paulo Scaroni made his dissatisfaction clear to reporters on Tuesday before the new deal was struck, stating, "If they do not sign the contracts […]

Major Water Project in Basra

On Wednesday, a local company began work on the biggest drinking water project in Basra, a local official said. “A local company started today to implement the al-Khatwa water project, the biggest drinking water project in the al-Zubeir district in Basra,” Abbas Rasham, the district’s mayor, told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. “The project will contribute […]

Iraq Seeks Twinning Agreements with Italian Cities

The new Iraqi Ambassador in Rome, Siwan Barazani, said on Friday that he seeks to achieve "twinning" between Iraqi and Italian cities to help develop economic relations, according to the Italian AGI news agency. The agency quoted the diplomat as saying that Italy is Iraq’s major European economic partner, and that many Arab countries, including […]