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KRG Approves DNO Purchase of Exxon Stake in Baeshiqa

By John Lee. DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, today announced that the Kurdistan Regional Government has approved the Company's acquisition of ExxonMobil's remaining 32 percent interest in the Baeshiqa license, doubling DNO's stake. In parallel, commerciality has been declared on the license with plans submitted for fast-track development including early production from previously […]

Kadhimi "wants US Firm to replace Exxon" at West Qurna 1

By John Lee. According to a report from Reuters, the Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi has told the press in Washington DC that he wants another American company to replace ExxonMobil when it exits the West Qurna 1 oilfield. Meanwhile, S&P Global Platts reports that Exxon filed an arbitration case against the state-owned Basra Oil […]

Iraq "formally asks" to buy Exxon's West Qurna stake

By John Lee. Iraq is reported to have formally asked to buy ExxonMobil's share in the West Qurna 1 oil field. Basra Oil Company (BOC) director, Khalid Hamza, told Reuters that the US company is attempting to sell its 32.7-percent stake for $350 million. More here. (Source: Reuters)

Iraq may Buy Exxon stake in West Qurna 1

By John Lee. Press reports quote Iraq's oil minister as saying that Iraq could buy ExxonMobil's 32.7-percent stake in the West Qurna 1 oil field. Ihssan Abdul-Jabbar Ismail told a news conference on Monday that the government might purchase the stake via the state-owned Basra Oil Company (BOC). BOC previously took over the Majnoon field […]

The Demise of ExxonMobil in the Iraqi Petroleum Sector

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Demise of ExxonMobil in the Iraqi Petroleum Sector A recent announcement by the Ministry of Oil (MoO) confirms months of speculation regarding ExxonMobil exiting one of the world's super-giant oilfields, i.e. […]

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. […]

DNO Buys Exxon's Stake in Iraqi Oilfield

DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, has announced the acquisition of ExxonMobil's 32 percent interest in the Baeshiqa license in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, doubling DNO's operated stake to 64 percent (80 percent paying interest), pending government approval. The Company plans to continue an exploration and appraisal program on the license while […]

How China "Took Control" of Exxon's Iraqi Oilfield

How China Took Control Of Exxon's Supergiant Iraqi Oilfield Recent reports suggest that Chinese oil giants China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) and China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) are "considering acquiring" U.S. oil titan ExxonMobil's 32.7 per cent stake in Iraq's supergiant West Qurna 1 oil and gas field. Writing in Oil Price, Simon Watkins […]

China to Buy of Exxon's stake in West Qurna?

By John Lee. The China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) and China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) are reportedly considering acquiring Exxon Mobil's remaining stake in Iraq's West Qurna 1 oilfield. According to sources cited by Bloomberg, the stake could fetch more than $500 million. ExxonMobil originally had a 60% stake in the field, but sold […]

DNO Completes Baeshiqa Testing, Prepares to Spud Next Well

DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, has announced completion of testing and appraisal of the Baeshiqa-2 exploration well in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and the imminent spud of an exploration well on a separate prospect, Zartik, located 15 kilometers southeast on the same license. The testing has proven oil and gas in […]

Oil Ministry's “Odious Contract Trap” with ExxonMobil

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Ministry of Oil and the “Odious Contract’ Trap” with ExxonMobil’ Consortium Talks have intensified recently about the continuation of negotiations between the Ministry of Oil (MoO) and ExxonMobil/CNPC consortium that might […]