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Video: Iraq Oil Minister on OPEC Sec Gen Result

Iraqi Oil Minister Abdul Kareem al-Luaibi [Elaibi] talks about the extension of Abdalla El-Badri's tenure as secretary general of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). He spoke with Bloomberg Television's Ryan Chilcote in Vienna: (Source: Bloomberg)

Iraqi Oil Minister's Address to OPEC Conference

The opening address to the 162nd Meeting of the OPEC Conference, by HE Abdul-Kareem Luaibi Bahedh, Minister of Oil of Iraq and President of the Conference: Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, Welcome to Vienna for the 162nd Meeting of the OPEC Conference. I should like to extend a special welcome to His Excellency Dr Abdel Bari […]

Surprise Oil Find in Iraq

Iraq's Oil Ministry announced on Wednesday that it has discovered a new oil field in the Missan [Maysan] province, and described it as the biggest achivement in 30 years. According to the report from AKnews, the Iraqi Oil Minister Abdul Kareem Luaibi [Elaibi] told a press conference: “Iraqi Oil Company and the Southern Oil Company […]

Iraq Oil Projections Adjusted Down

Iraq will cut its 'overambitious' oil targets, the oil minister, Abdul-Kareem Luaibi [Elaibi] said on Tuesday. AKnews reports that the country had planned to up output to 12 million barrels per day (bpd) by 2017, but now aims for 8 million bpd within 13 or 14 years. Independent experts had challenged the ability of Iraq’s […]

Iraq Offers 12 New Oil Blocks in 4th Round

Iraq's Oil Ministry announced on Monday the launch of the fourth round of oil licences for 12 sites in the provinces of Nineveh [Ninawa], Anbar, Diyala, Wasit [Wassit], Basra, Najaf, Muthanna, Qadisiya, and Babil, indicating that the majority of areas include gas and oil. Iraq formally invited international energy firms to compete for these new […]

ExxonMobil Hits Target at West Qurna

As predicted, ExxonMobil and its Iraqi partners have reached "a major milestone" for oil production at the West Qurna oil field in southern Iraq, according to a report from UPI. ExxonMobil announced field production at West Qurna-1 rose from 244,000 barrels of oil per day to 285,000 bpd under the terms of its technical services […]

Merrill Ups Estimates of Iraqi Oil Output

Iraq's oil production could rise to 4.4 million barrels per day (bpd) by 2015, according to a report by Bank of America Merrill Lynch on Friday. Reuters reports that the revision from 3.8 million bpd forecast a year earlier had been prompted by "higher reserve estimates" released by the government, the bank's commodities research team […]

Fourth Bidding Round for 12 Iraqi Gas Fields

Iraq is considering holding a fourth bidding round for international energy firms interested in gas exploration contracts, government officials said on Sunday. Iraq will initially offer 12 exploration blocs, Oil Minister Abdul Kareem Luaibi [Elaibi] told reporters. According to both Reuters and Associated Press, the minister did not give further details, but Abdul-Mahdy al-Ameedi, head […]

Iraq Oil Output Now Up to 2.6m bpd

Iraq's oil minister, Abdul-Karim Elaibi [Luaibi], says the country's daily crude production has exceeded 2.6 million barrels a day. The minister says oil production will reach its planned targets "sooner than expected." Elaibi did not set a date for reaching these new levels in comments to reporters on Monday, although some reports put the target […]

Iraq's Oil Production Hits New High

Iraq's daily oil production rose to 2.5 million barrels, the biggest since 2003, a spokesman for the oil ministry said on Wednesday. “The daily oil production rose by 10% through cooperation among national and foreign companies,” Essam Jehad told Aswat al-Iraq news agency, pointing out that this is the highest production since 2003. Iraq’s newly […]