China's CNPC and its partners plan to start drilling new wells next month in Iraq's Halfaya oilfield as part of a plan to boost output to 70,000 barrels per day in 2011, a CNPC executive said on Tuesday, as reported by Reuters. CNPC has a 37.5 percent interest in the consortium with French oil major […]
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ExxonMobil (XOM.N) and its partner Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) have not been affected by a delay in the formation of Iraq's new government, and work on their West Qurna Phase One project is moving ahead, an Exxon executive said on Monday. Exxon expects to tender later this year to drill new wells in the supergiant […]
France has taken a leap ahead of its rivals in the race to tap investment opportunities in Iraq by building a heavily fortified business centre and boutique hotel where businessmen can sleep, eat and work in safety, according to a report from Reuters. The complex, financed by private companies, is near the French embassy in […]
Total, the French oil giant, expects that Halfaya oilfield will hit 535,000 barrels per day (bpd) by 2016, from 3,000 bpd now. ‘The plateau is supposed to be reached after 6 years,' Jean-Jacques Mosconi, head of strategy, told reporters. Halfaya is split three ways between the China National Petroleum Company (CNPC), Total and Malaysian Petronas. […]
Total is consdering a bigger stake in the Halfaya oilfield, in a bid to increase its presence in Iraq, its chief executive said on Thursday.
China National Petroleum Company (CNPC) will start work on the Iraqi Halfaya project in the second half of this year, Jiang Jiemin, the chairman of CNPC's subsidiary PetroChina (0857.HK), said on Friday. Jiang also said it would take a fairly long time to finalize the purchase agreement for a deal to buy 2 million tones […]