Yesterday we reported that Michael Townshend, President of BP Iraq, was planning to increase production at the supergiant Rumaila oilfield by 10% over the next six months; today we can give you details of more than 100 new wells to be drilled at the field by the end of next year. Three international service companies, […]
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Iraq expects the CNPC-operated al-Ahdab oilfield to have an initial production rate of 60,000 barrels per day from July 2011, Deputy Oil Minister Abdul Kareem Luaibi said on Sunday. Al-Ahdab was the first major oilfield development contract awarded by the Iraqi government after the 2003 US-led invasion when it agreed to revive a Saddam Hussein-era […]
On July 1, the operational management of Iraq's Rumaila project was officially transferred to Rumaila Field Operating Organization (ROO), a consortium led by CNPC, BP and Iraq's South Oil Company. On July 3, BP, CNPC and Iraq's South Oil Company held a ceremony at Basra to mark the transfer. More than 130 representatives from the […]
In June 2010 Iraq Oil Report had two stories about locals in southern Iraq who opposed the government’s new oil deals.
28 April 2010 - Bloomberg BP Plc will be paid in crude for its investment costs in an Iraqi contract that offers about the same rate of return as other projects worldwide, Chief Executive Officer Tony Hayward said. BP and China National Petroleum Corp. are spending about $15 billion in Rumaila, Iraq’s largest oil deposit, pledging […]
Total is consdering a bigger stake in the Halfaya oilfield, in a bid to increase its presence in Iraq, its chief executive said on Thursday.
A consortium led by China National Petroleum Corp. and U.K. oil major BP PLC plans to increase crude oil production from the field by 10% by the end of this year.
Before the United States and Britain invaded Iraq in March 2003, their oil companies were shut out of oil-production contracts being negotiated by the government of Saddam Hussein. Today, more than six years of war later, Saddam is gone, and the U.S. and British oil companies are not only in on the oil contracts, they […]
BP and partner CNPC have awarded $500 million drilling contracts to raise production from the Rumaila oil field.