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IDC starts Drilling 20 Oil Wells at Nasiriyah

By John Lee. The Iraqi Drilling Company (IDC) has started work on the first of its 20 oil wells at the Nasiriyah oil field in Dhi Qar. IDC's Director General, Basem Abdul Karim, said that the project is part of a contract with the Dhi Qar Oil Company (DQOC) in cooperation with Weatherford. The planned […]

Iraqi Drilling Company signs Partnership Contract with SOCAR

By John Lee. The Iraqi Drilling Company (IDC) has signed a partnership contract with SOCAR, the the state-owned oil and gas company of Azerbaijan, for drilling and oil-field services. The Director General of the company, Bassim Abdul Karim, said that the contract involves collaboration in the field of drilling and reclamation of oil wells, noting […]

IDC Drills New Well at Majnoon

By John Lee. The Iraqi Drilling Company (IDC) has announced that its technical and engineering staff have started drilling oil well MJ-129 in Majnoon oil field in Basra Province. The Director General of the IDC, Bassim Abdul Karim, said that the planned depth of the well is 3,648 meters, reaching to the Mishrif formation. He […]

Genel Suspends Drilling Ops on QD-2 well at Qara Dagh

Genel Energy has announced that drilling operations on the QD-2 well at Qara Dagh (40% working interest and operator) have been suspended. As previously stated, the well had been side-tracked in response to encountering more complex geology above the target reservoir than expected. Two further side-tracks have been initiated, but the licence partners have now […]

Al Majal Signs Agreement with Iraq Drilling Company (IDC)

Al Majal Signs a Partnership Agreement with Iraq Drilling Company (IDC) Al Majal has signed a three-year partnership agreement with Iraq Drilling Company (IDC). The agreement aims to develop IDC's technical teams and to qualify its specialized maintenance workshops in accordance with international standards. In an online statement published by IDC, the company said that […]

IDC starts Drilling in Mishrif Reservoir

By John Lee. The Iraqi Drilling Company (IDC) has started drilling a well "Ammara 19" at  Missan Oil Company (MOC)'s Amara field, within the Mishrif reservoir. IDC's Director General, Bassim Abdul Kareem, said the drilling operations were carried out using the 2000-HP drilling rig "IDC 23". The planned depth of the well is 3,290 meters. […]

China signs Partnership Contract with Iraqi Drilling Company

By John Lee. China's Zhongman Petroleum and Natural Gas Group Corporation (ZPEC) has signed a partnership contract with the Iraqi Drilling Company (IDC). The Director General of the IDC, Basem Abdul Karim, said that the contract includes the provision of support and completion of the work associated with drilling and reclamation operations at Iraqi oil […]

IDC to Drill 37 Wells at Zubair Oil Field

By John Lee. The Iraqi Drilling Company (IDC) has signed a contract with Schlumberger to provide drilling services for 37 oil wells in the Al-Zubair field in Basra for the Italian company ENI, which will operate the field. The Director General of the Iraqi Drilling Company, Basem Abdul Karim, said that the contract includes the […]

Petronas opens New Well at Garraf Field

By John Lee. Petronas Carigali Iraq Holding B.V. has opened its K-123 well in the Garraf Contract Area in Dhi Qar. Present at the event were, Petronas Vice President International Assets of Upstream Mr. M Jukris A Wahab; Director, Managing Executive Officer and President of Middle East, Asia & Europe Project Division of Japex, Mr. […]

Deal Signed for 96 new Wells at West Qurna 1

By John Lee. Iraq has signed a contract with Schlumberger to drill 96 horizontal and diagonal oil wells at the West Qurna 1 field in Basra. Saad Al-Damen, Vice President of Schlumberger, said the contract will add 200,000 barrels per day to production at the field. The Undersecretary at the Ministry of Oil, Hamid Younis, […]

New Contracts for Iraqi Drilling Company (IDC)

By John Lee. The Iraqi Drilling Company (IDC) has announced its intention to conclude contracts with Chinese and American companies operating in Iraq to drill and rehabilitate dozens of oil wells in the country. The company indicated it is about to start drilling 20 wells in the Nasiriyah field in Dhi Qar, which are included […]

Cabinet approves $480m Drilling Deal in Southern Iraq

By John Lee. The Iraqi Cabinet held its weekly meeting on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi. Following discussions, the Cabinet approved a bid from Schlumberger to drill 96 wells for the Basra Oil Company (BOC) and ExxonMobil. The company has previously worked at ExxonMobil's West Qurna 1 field in southern Iraq. […]