Tag Archives | China National Petroleum Corporation

Maysan Province Seeks to Control Local Oil Fields

By John Lee. A member of the Energy Committee in Maysan Provincial Council has called on the Ministry of Oil to grant the province the right to take part in running the oil sector in the province, according to a report from AIN. Ammar Nasrallah told the news agency: "We call to apply the constitutional […]

Honeywell Has $360m Worth of Contracts in Iraq

Honeywell has said it currently has $360m worth of contracts in Iraq, Dow Jones has reported. The US-based engineering firm has a contract with China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) to develop process control systems and fire and gas detection systems at the Ahdab oil field, Tarek Nahl, the company's Middle East sales manager, told the […]

Missan Oil Company to Increase Output by 20%

The Missan Oil Company expects to increase output by 20 percent to 120,000 barrels a day by the end of this year The company’s Director General Ali Muarej told Boomberg that ten wells will be made operational at the Halfaya field south of Baghdad in the next two months to raise production. Total, China National […]

Halfaya Output to Rise in 2012

Output at Iraq’s Halfaya oilfield will rise to 70,000 barrels a day in 2012 with the drilling of 48 wells, As Sabah newspaper said on Tuesday. Bloomberg reports that two projects valued at a total of $187 million will be built next year at the oilfield. The projects include a crude oil processing facility with […]

Rumaila Output Returning to Normal

Reuters reported on Sunday that output at Iraq's Rumaila South oilfield has been restored to 460,000 barrels per day after pipeline bombings last week. The report said two production stations were restarted on Sunday morning to start pumping 460,000 bpd to Zubair storage, and two more stations would be operating by the afternoon. Output from […]

Oil Output to be Increased at al-Ahdab

Iraq's Oil Ministry has formally approved a proposal to raise production at the al-Ahdab oil field to 200,000 bpd. The Chinese National Petroleum Company (CNPC) that started exploring the field in June. It is considered to be CNPC's largest oil investment in the Middle East and the first oil field to be newly explored in […]

Gas Fire at Rumaila to Hit Oil Production

Reuters reports that a fire has broken out at a state-run gas compression unit at Iraq's Rumaila oilfield on Tuesday, killing one person and hitting oil production. "We have stopped exporting gas that would have been exported into this compressor and this will have an impact on our production from Rumaila," BP spokesman David Nicholas […]

Following Iraqi Success, Petrofac and CPECC form JV

Petrofac, the international oil & gas facilities service provider, and China Petroleum Engineering & Construction Corporation (CPECC), the engineering and construction subsidiary of China National Petroleum Company (CNPC), have established a new strategic joint venture, China Petroleum Petrofac Engineering Services (CPPES). Based in Sharjah, UAE, the joint venture will provide project management and engineering services […]

Production at Al-Ahdab reaches 60,000 bpd

The governor of Iraq's Wasit [Wassit] province, Mahdy al-Zubaidy, has announced that production at the al-Ahdab oilfield has reached 60,000 barrels per day (bpd). According to a report from Bloomberg, he went on to say that the field’s output capacity will increase to 120,000 bpd by the end of the year, while Oil Minister Abdul […]

Iraq and China Strengthen Relationship

Iraq has asked China to set up a fund to help with the reconstruction of the war-battered country, Iraqi government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh said on Monday during a visit to Beijing by Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki. Reuters reports that he also said Baghdad was keen to get Chinese companies investing in the country, which […]

Iraq Pays BP for Rumaila Production

BP lifted its first cargo of Basra light crude from Rumaila this week, according to a report in the Telegraph. The cargo is worth about $200m [240 billion Iraq dinars]. The company is working with China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) on the field and the two companies are due $1bn for boosting production, drilling new […]

CNPC Tenders for Drilling and Survey at Halfaya

China National Petroleum Company (CNPC) and its partners Total of France and Petronas of Malaysia, have issued a tender for work in Iraq's 4.1-billion-barrel Halfaya oilfield. Reuters reports that the consortium has advertised on Monday looking for bids from companies to supply a drilling pad and to survey existing wells. The tender closes on June […]