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Eni Confirms Probe into Alleged Bribes

The Italian oil company Eni, and its Saipem subsidiary, said in a statement Wednesday that they are the injured parties in an investigation into alleged bribes related to contracts in Kuwait and Iraq. BusinessWeek says Milan prosecutors are investigating whether executives took bribes from Italian engineering and construction firms for subcontracts in Iraq's Zubair oil […]

Construction of Karbala Refinery to Start This Year

Iraq hopes to complete negotiations with European investors to build a new oil refinery in the city of Karbala [Kerbala], the country's Deputy Prime Minister, Hussain al-Shahristani (pictured), said on Friday. The projected 140,000 barrel per day (bpd) Kerbala refinery is part of a plan to build four new refineries, adding around 750,000 bpd of […]

Zubair Oil Storage Depot Bombed

A bomb attack on an oil storage depot in Iraq’s Zubair oilfield set one tank ablaze and halted pumping from the station, sources said on Sunday. AKnews reports that firefighters have got the flames under control, but 27,000 cubic meters of oil have been lost. Four devices were planted, one started the fire, two were […]

Iraqi Drilling Company Starts Work at Zubair

Reuters reports that Iraq's state-run Iraqi Drilling Company has started work at the Zubair oil field under a $250 million contract to drill 23 new wells in the field. Director Idrees al-Yassiri said the two-year contract also included overhauling 63 old wells in Zubair. "We have started executing the contract awarded to us by ENI […]

Iraq Negotiating $500m New Pipelines

Iraq's state-run South Oil Company is holding talks with international oil companies to build three pipelines worth up to $500 million [600 billion Iraqi dinars], according to a report from Dow Jones Newswires. SOC's director-general said on Monday that the intention was to link key oil fields to the export system in southern Iraq. "We […]

Eni Interested in Investing in Nassiriyah Oilfield

Italy’s energy giant Eni is still interested in investing in the Nassiriya oilfield, Italy's ambassador to Iraq has said. Ambassador Gerardo Caranti was visiting Iraq to evaluate the progress of several projects and to study future suggestions. "We have several projects in Iraq at a cost of more than $2 billion," he told Aswat al-Iraq […]

Eni and BP to Recover Costs at Zubair and Rumaila

Output at Iraq's Zubair oilfield has reached 265,000 bpd compared to baseline production of 184,000 bpd and Italy's Eni and its partners can start to recover investment costs, an oil official said on Wednesday, according to a report from Reuters. The service contracts that Iraq awarded to international oil companies stipulate that the firms start […]

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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 […]

ENI to Pump Cash into Basra

Italian oil company ENI plans to invest in Basra province in the fields of economy, science, and sport. Basra's Governor says the company dedicated about $ 5 Million to implement several projects to enhance relations with Basra and its citizens, he added that the company is ready for real investments in agriculture and cattle projects, […]

Oil Output at Zubair Reaches First Target

Eni SpA and its partners, Missan Oil Company, Occidental Petroleum, and Korea Gas Corp (KOGAS), have reached a key production target at Iraq's Zubair oil field. Production at the field near the city of Basra has increased to 201,000 barrels a day from 183,000 when Eni and its partners took over management of the field […]

Eni CEO: Zubair Oilfield Output Up 10% By End-2010

Italy's Eni SpA and its partners will raise oil production from Iraq's Zubair oil field 10% above its previous level of around 180,000 barrels a day by the end of this year, the company said on Tuesday. Dow Jones reports that once the 10% increase is achieved, Eni will start receiving payment in the form […]