Tag Archives | Basra Oil Company (BOC)

Iraq Confirms October Oil Exports

By John Lee. Iraq's Ministry of Oil has announced finalised oil exports for October of 104,831,120 barrels, giving an average for the month of 3.382 million barrels per day (bpd), up from the 3.292 million bpd exported in September. The exports from the oilfields in central and southern Iraq amounted to approximately 102,070,427 barrels, while […]

Iraq Oil Exports back above $9bn

By John Lee. Iraq's Ministry of Oil has announced preliminary oil exports for October of 104,831,120 barrels, giving an average for the month of 3.382 million barrels per day (bpd), up from the 3.292 million bpd exported in September. The exports from the oilfields in central and southern Iraq amounted to approximately 102,070,427 barrels, while […]

Analysis: Ending the ExxonMobil Presence at West Qurna 1

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Ending ExxonMobil Presence in WQ1 Oilfield Legal-Contractual Discussion with Economic-Financial Analysis Information indicates that the Iraqi Ministry of Oil (MoO) proposed to acquire (buy) ExxonMobil's participation interest (PI) in the West Qurna […]

Pertamina to Increase Holding in West Qurna 1

By John Lee. Pertamina, the Indonesian state-owned energy company, will reportedly buy an additional 10 percent stake in the West Qurna 1 oilfield from ExxonMobil. The Deputy Director-General of the Basra Oil Company (BOC), Hassan Muhammad Hassan, told the official Iraqi News Agency (INA) that the agrreement, "is subject to the signing of the settlement […]

Iraq to Increase Oil Export Capacity

By John Lee. Basra Oil Company (BOC) has reportedly said that third offshore pipeline at the Khor Al-Amaya Oil Terminal (KAAOT) (pictured) will be completed by the end of 2023. Acting Director General, Ahmed Fadel Dehaim, told the Iraqi News Agency (INA) that the new line will increase oil export capacity by 600,000 barrels per […]

Chinese Consortium wins $594m Iraq Oil Processing Contract

By John Lee. Kuwait Energy Basra Limited (KE Basra), an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Hong Kong-based United Energy Group (UEG), has entered into the EPCC (engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning) contract with a Chinese consortium to provide a central processing facility including oil treatment system and auxiliary systems at Block 9 in Basra. The contractor […]

Work Starts at $594m Oil Processing Plant at Block 9

By John Lee. The President of ┬áthe Iraqi National Oil Company (INOC) has laid the foundation stone for the $594-million crude oil processing plant at Block 9, within the Al-Fayha Oil Field in Basra Province. Ihsan Abdul-Jabbar Ismail said that the development is important for the production of light oil, with a target for this […]

Iraq to buy Exxon stake in West Qurna 1

By John Lee. The Iraqi cabinet has agreed to allow the Basra Oil Company (BOC) to take over ExxonMobil's holding in the West Qurna 1 oilfield, at a price of up to $350 million. Addressing media after Wednesday's cabinet meeting, Minister of Communications Arkan Al-Shaibani (pictured) said the cabinet also allocated an initial payment of […]

New Water Injection Facility at Rumaila

One of the most advanced water pumping facilities in Iraq has been constructed at the Rumaila oilfield to help boost oil production and support the field's long-term strategy. Cluster Pump Station Six (CPS-6) is the first CPS facility to be built at Rumaila for around 40 years. It is also the first CPS constructed by […]

Basra Energy Company established to run Rumaila Oilfield

By John Lee. The Iraqi Ministry of Oil has officially established the new Basra Energy Company (BECL), which will be the main contractor at the giant Rumaila oilfield, under a Technical Service Contract (TSC). Representing BECL at the ceremony, Zaid Elyaseri (BP) said the field will be developed to reach a peak production of 1.7 […]

Kadhimi "wants US Firm to replace Exxon" at West Qurna 1

By John Lee. According to a report from Reuters, the Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi has told the press in Washington DC that he wants another American company to replace ExxonMobil when it exits the West Qurna 1 oilfield. Meanwhile, S&P Global Platts reports that Exxon filed an arbitration case against the state-owned Basra Oil […]