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IS “Controls Just One Oil Field in Iraq”

By John Lee. The German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung reports that the Islamic State (IS, ISIS, ISIL) now has control of just one functioning oil field in Iraq, the Qayara field south of Mosul in Nineveh Province. As a result, oil production in areas under its control is now estimated at 2,000 bpd, just 5 percent […]

IS Exports 100 Tankers of Oil Daily

By John Lee. The Islamic State (IS, ISIS, ISIL) is reported to be exports 100 tankers of crude oil every day from the Hamrin oil fields in southern Kirkuk. The US has previously warned that IS is using oil as a major source of funds. An Iraqi army officer, who declined to be identified, told […]

Oil Development Continues at Hamrin

By John Lee. As part of an effort to continue to develop and expand oil production in Northern Iraq, the Minister for Oil Abdul Kareem Luaibi [Elaibi] (pictured) has announced that the ministry is accelerating development at the Hamrin (Himreen) field. This is despite an increased security risk in the area around the field's infrastructure, […]


Giant Oil Rig Heads to Hamrin

A large oil rig has arrived in the northern oil fields around Kirkuk to start work on reclaiming old oil wells and drilling new ones, according to AKnews. The wells of the Hamrin mountains were left unused until June this year. The Iraqi Drilling Company announced the arrival of the rig on Thursday, and its […]

Iraq Starts Drilling for Oil in Hamrin Mountains

The state-run Iraq Drilling Company started to drill and repair wells in the Hamrin mountains north of Baghdad for the first time in 21 years, according to Bloomberg. The company, affiliated with the country’s Oil Ministry, started to work on a total of 72 wells this week, the state-sponsored Iraqiya television said, citing Idriss Mohsen […]