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Tawke Export Payment Received by DNO

By John Lee. DNO International was advised by the Kurdistan Regional Government that a payment of USD 160 million was transferred last night for distribution to the foreign members of the Tawke joint venture in partial payment for past oil exports of oil from the Tawke field in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. DNO's share […]

Genel Takes Control of Miran Block

By John Lee. Genel Energy has announced that it will take an extra 49 percent of the Miran Block in Iraqi Kurdistan as repayment for a $294 million loan issued in August to Heritage Oil. The company previously acquired a 26 percent working interest in the Miran Block from Heritage on 23 August 2012, taking […]

Genel Energy Interim Management Statement

Genel Energy has issued its Interim Management Statement for the period from 1 July 2012 to 31 October 2012. Highlights 2012 production guidance increased to c45,000 bopd following the resumption of export sales in August. Sales revenue guidance for 2012 remains unchanged at c $250 - 300 million Following the resumption of exports in August, […]

Genel Energy Presentation from Capital Markets Day

By John Lee. Genel Energy has hosted a Capital Markets Day for analysts and investors in London. Please click here to download the strategy presentation, and here to view the webcast. Tony Hayward (pictured), Chief Executive Officer of Genel Energy, said: "In the Kurdistan Region of Iraq we have doubled the size of our business […]

Genel Still Pumping as KRG Receives Baghdad Payment

By John Lee. Genel Energy has said it that it will continue shipping crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan, following confirmation from the KRG that it has finally received an initial payment from Baghdad. Despite Iraq's finance ministry issuing an initial payment early last week, by Friday the funds had still not landed in the KRG account, […]

Genel Energy Spuds Chia Surkh 10 Exploration Well

By John Lee. Genel Energy has announced that the Chia Surkh 10 exploration well was spudded on 7th October 2012. The Chia Surkh 10 well is the first exploration well to be drilled on the Chia Surkh exploration block whichcovers an area of 984 square kilometres in the southern part of the Kurdistan Region of […]

Genel's Hayward Expects Resolution to Kurdistan Oil Crisis

By John Lee. Baghdad and Erbil both have too much at stake not to settle their dispute over oil, although they may take a year or so to do it, Genel Energy Chief Executive Tony Hayward (pictured) told Reuters. "The scale of the opportunity for Kurdistan and for Iraq is so large that there will […]

Genel Shares Barely Move on Half-Year Results

By John Lee. Genel Energy, the London listed exploration and production company and largest independent oil producer in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, has announced its half year results for the six months to 30 June 2012. Shares in the company closed at 700p on Thursday, up just 0.8%. Highlights Expanded our position as the […]

Heritage Oil Shares Jump on Sale to Genel

By John Lee. Shares in Heritage Oil closed up 12.3% on Tuesday following the announcement that it will sell part of its Miran Block in Kurdistan and borrow money from Genel Energy to raise $450 million to fund oilfield purchases in Nigeria. The comany will sell a 26 percent stake in the block to Genel and […]

Genel Energy Buys More Kurdish Assets

By John Lee. Genel Energy has increased its commitment to oil exploration in Iraqi Kurdistan with the announcement that it has agreed to acquire an additional 26 per cent interest in the Miran exploration block from Heritage Oil. The announcement comes just a day after the Kurdistan Regional Government's Oil and Gas Council approved the […]

A Good Month for Iraqi Oil Shares

By John Lee. Like good comedy, the secret of good investment is often said to be timing. Someone buying shares at the end of June in Heritage Oil, which has interests in Iraqi Kurdistan, may have had reason to be concerned if they planned to sell shortly afterwards, as the shares were suspended in early July […]

KRG to Halt Oil Exports if Baghdad Doesn’t Pay

Just days after agreeing to re-start oil exports from the Kurdistan region, Ashti Hawrami (pictured), the KRG's Minister of Natural Resources, said the region would halt oil exports at the end of the month if Baghdad does not make all outstanding payments to companies working in the oil sector in the region by that time. […]