Tag Archives | Block-9

Kuwait Energy, EGPC Partner on Block 9

By John Lee. Kuwait Energy and Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC), the national oil company of Egypt, have jointly announced the signing of an agreement whereby EGPC has farmed in a 10 percent participating interest in the Block 9 license. The Block 9 field is located in the Basra Governorate, in Southern Iraq. The signing […]

Dragon Oil Updates on Operations

By John Lee. In its 2014 Full-Year Results, Dragon Oil gave the following update on its operations in Iraqi Kurdistan: On 10 September 2014, the partners in Block 9 in Iraq, Dragon Oil (30%) and Kuwait Energy (70% and operator), announced their first oil discovery at the consortium's first target, the Mishrif formation, reached at […]

Dragon Oil to Accelerate Evaluation of Faihaa-1

By John Lee. In its Trading Statement this morning, Dragon Oil issued the following update on its operations in Iraqi Kurdistan: "On 10 September 2014, the partners in Block 9 in Iraq, Dragon Oil (30%) and Kuwait Energy (70% and operator), announced their first oil discovery at the consortium's first target, the Mishrif formation, reached […]

New Oil Discovery at Block 9

Kuwait Energy has announced that the consortium comprised of Kuwait Energy (70% and operator) and Dragon Oil (30%) has made its second oil discovery at 'Block 9', Iraq. The successful discovery was at the consortium's second target, the Yamama formation at 4,000 meters, in its Block 9 exploration well, ‘Faihaa-1’, located in Northern Basra, Iraq. […]

Demining Continues at Block 9

By John Lee. In its Interim Management Statement on Tuesday, Dragon Oil gave the following update on its Iraqi operations: "On 10 September 2014, the consortium comprised of Kuwait Energy (70% and operator) and Dragon Oil (30%) reported its first oil discovery at Block 9, Iraq. "The successful discovery was at the consortium's first target, […]

More Detailed Testing planned for Mishrif

By John Lee. In its Drilling and Production Update issued today (Friday), Dragon Oil has said that it plans more detailed testing at its Mishrif site: "On 10 September 2014, the consortium comprised of Kuwait Energy (70% and operator) and Dragon Oil (30%) reported its first oil discovery at Block 9, Iraq. "The successful discovery […]

New Oil Minister Praises Kuwait

By John Lee. Iraqi Oil Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi [Adil Abd al-Mahdi] has met with a Kuwaiti delegation led by the country's Ambassador to Baghdad, Ghassan al-Zawawi, to discuss cooperation in the energy sector. The Minister praised Kuwait for its economic and political support for Iraq, and praised Kuwaiti companies for their contribution to the development […]

Oil Discovered at Block 9

By John Lee. Shares in Dragon Oil closed up 0.2 percent on Wednesday following the discovery of oil at Block 9. Kuwait Energy, Dragon Oil's partner in Block 9, issued the following update on the exploration well, Faihaa-1, being drilled in the block: Kuwait Energy announces that the consortium comprised of Kuwait Energy (70% and […]

Drilling to Start at Block 9

By John Lee. Kuwait Energy and Dragon Oil have secured a rig from the Iraqi Drilling Company (IDC) to spud an exploratory well at Block 9 in Basra Province by the end of the year. In parallel, the consortium has selected a provider for Environmental Impact Assessment, Environment Base Line Survey and contractors to perform de-mining […]

Kuwait Energy's Plans in Iraq

By John Lee. In an interview with Reuters, the chief executive of Kuwait Energy says the company is committed to pumping gas and finding oil in southern Iraq, and will not risk aggravating Baghdad by pursuing deals in Iraqi Kurdistan. Sara Akbar (pictured) said strong ties with Baghdad are core to its strategic investment in southern […]

Kuwait Energy In, Turkey's TPAO Out

By John Lee. Iraq has approved the deal under which Kuwait Energy would replace Turkey's state-owned Turkiye Petrolleri AO (TPAO) on the Block-9 exploration contract. Abdul-Mahdy al-Ameedi, director of the ministry's contracts directorate, told Reuters: "Kuwait Energy has acquired the stake of the Turkish company TPAO, and now it's holding 70 percent of the contract, […]

Iraq Expels Turkey's TPAO, asks Kuwait Energy to Replace

By John Lee. The Iraqi cabinet has expelled Turkey's state-owned Turkiye Petrolleri AO (TPAO) from the consortium that was granted the rights to explore energy block 9, and has asked Kuwait Energy to take over the shareholding. Abdul Mahdi Al Ameedi, director of the oil ministry’s Petroleum Contracts and Licensing Directorate (PCLD), said: "For reasons […]