Tag Archives | Basra Oil Company (BOC)

Iraqi Oil Minister to head INOC

By John Lee. Iraq's Oil Minister, Ihsan Ismaael [Ahsan Abdul-Jabbar Ismail], will reportedly become the head of a recently-revived Iraq National Oil Company (INOC). Mr Ismael was previously the director general of the state-run Basra Oil Company (BOC); he joined the cabinet of Prime Minister Mustafa Al Kadhimi in June. More here. (Source: The National)

BOC Boss to Head Iraqi Oil Ministry

By John Lee. Iraq's parliament has approved the appointment of the former head of the Basra Oil Company (BOC) as Minister for Oil. Variously named as Ihsan Ismaeel, Ihsan Abdul Jabbar Ismail, and Ihsan Ismaael, he was one of seven cabinet ministers approved on Saturday, completing Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi's 22-member government. The other posts […]

Petrofac secures Contract Extension with Basra Oil Company

Petrofac's Engineering & Production Services division (EPS) has secured a further six-month contract extension with Basra Oil Company (BOC) for its long-standing Iraq Crude Oil Export Expansion Project (ICOEEP). According to a statement from Petrofac, the confirmation of the contract extension is recognition of Petrofac's successful seven-and-a-half-year track record of safe and efficient delivery and […]

Iraq to Cut Production at Nahr Bin Umar

By John Lee. The Basra Oil Company (BOC) will reportedly reduce production at the Nahr Bin Umar oilfield due to pollution and gas emissions. Director General Ihsan Abduljabbar [Ihsan Abdul Jabbar Ismail] is quoted as saying that the field is considered one of Iraq's most controversial because of pollution and gas emissions. (Source: Reuters)

Boskalis to build Oil Export Island in Gulf

By John Lee. Dutch company Royal Boskalis Westminster has signed a 'memorandum of principles' to construct an industrial island for the Basra Oil Company (BOC) in Iraq's territorial waters in the Gulf. Iraqi oil minister Thamir Ghadhban said the project will add export capacity of 3 million barrels per day (bpd). The Dutch Ambassador to […]

New Drilling Contracts Awarded at Majnoon

By John Lee. Basra Oil Company (BOC) has signed two contracts for new drilling at the giant Majnoon oil field. China's Hilong Oil Service & Engineering Company is to drill 80 oil wells at a cost of $54 million, while the Iraqi Drilling Company (IDC) will drill 43 oil wells at a cost of $255 […]

Exxon Ex-Pats "to return to West Qurna 1"

By John Lee. According to a report from Reuters, employees from Exxon Mobil will start returning to work at the West Qurna 1 oilfield on Sunday. Sources told the news agency that the company had received assurances from the Iraqi Ministry of Oil and the Basra Oil Company (BOC) that its staff would receive extra […]

Iraq to Increase Production at West Qurna 1

By John Lee. Oil production is to increase at the West Qurna 1 oilfield, according to Reuters. The news agency quoted Basra Oil Company (BOC) chief Ihsan Abdul Jabbar as saying on Wednesday that output will rise from 440,000 barrels of crude oil per day (bpd) to 490,000 bpd in the “next few days”. The […]

New Contract for Drilling 40 Wells at Majnoon

By John Lee. Iraq’s Basra Oil Company (BOC) has agreed a deal with the state-owned Iraqi Drilling Company (IDC) to drill 40 new oil wells in the giant Majnoon oilfield. In a statement on Thursday, the Ministry of Oil said the aim is to increase production at the field to 450,000 barrels per day (bpd) […]

Schlumberger to Drill 40 Wells at Majnoon

By John Lee. US-based Schlumberger has won a deal with Iraq's Basra Oil Company (BOC) to drill 40 new wells at Majnoon oilfield. In a statement on Wednesday, the Ministry of Oil also announced that the BOC had entered into a 19-month contract with the Iraqi Oil Exploration Company to carry out 2D and 3D […]

Amarinth secures order for Pumps at Rumaila

UK-based Amarinth has secured its first order from Iraq Gates Contracting Company (IGCC) for $410K of API 610 OH1 pumps on 22-weeks FCA delivery for the Rumaila oil field, Iraq. This first order for Amarinth from Iraq Gates Contracting Company (IGCC) of $410K is for ten API 610 OH1 condensate transfer pumps with Plan 11 […]