Tag Archives | Iraq National Oil Company (INOC)

Iraqi Oil Minister pushes Development of Eridu Oil Field

By John Lee. Iraq's Minister of Oil, Ihsan Abdul Jabbar Ismail, has stressed the importance of developing the Eridu (Arido) oilfield in Block 10, which is in the Muthanna and Dhi Qar provinces. This came during a meeting with Lukoil's Vice President for Central Asia, Middle East, and North African affairs, Stepan Gorgi, and his […]

Iraq Buys New Ships for Port Maintenance

By John Lee. Iraq's Ministry of Oil is increasing its in-house capacity to maintain its export terminals in southern Iraq, with the acquisition of new purpose-built ships. The Executive Director of the Iraqi National Oil Company (INOC), Hamid Younis, said that Safwan (pictured) will arrive in the coming days. It has the capability to assist […]

Iraq Planning Increased Oil Production in "Coming Years"

By John Lee. The First Vice President of the Iraqi National Oil Company (INOC), Hamid Younis, has said that oil production in Iraq can be increased to 5-to-8 million barrels per day (bpd) "during the coming years." He is quoted in a statement from the Iraqi Ministry of Oil, following a meeting that he chaired […]

Pertamina to Increase Holding in West Qurna 1

By John Lee. Pertamina, the Indonesian state-owned energy company, will reportedly buy an additional 10 percent stake in the West Qurna 1 oilfield from ExxonMobil. The Deputy Director-General of the Basra Oil Company (BOC), Hassan Muhammad Hassan, told the official Iraqi News Agency (INA) that the agrreement, "is subject to the signing of the settlement […]

KRG Denies seizing control of Oil Fields

By John Lee. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has denied seizing the Bai Hassan and Dawd Gurg oil fields in Kirkuk from the Iraqi federal government's Ministry of Oil. On Saturday, the North Oil Company (NOC), which is owned by the Iraqi National Oil Company (INOC), claimed that the KRG took over the fields in […]

Work Starts at $594m Oil Processing Plant at Block 9

By John Lee. The President of ┬áthe Iraqi National Oil Company (INOC) has laid the foundation stone for the $594-million crude oil processing plant at Block 9, within the Al-Fayha Oil Field in Basra Province. Ihsan Abdul-Jabbar Ismail said that the development is important for the production of light oil, with a target for this […]

French Oil Consultancy Wins Iraq Contract

By John Lee. French-based petroleum consultancy Beicip Franlab has signed a deal to provide consultancy services to the Iraqi Oil Ministry's Reservoirs & Fields Development Directorate. The Minister of Oil and President of Iraqi National Oil Company (INOC), Ihsan Abdul-Jabbar Ismail, said that Franlab will give advice that can be used to develop the oil […]

CNOOC to Explore Offshore in Iraq

By John Lee. The China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) is to press ahead with oil exploration at a 530-km2 offshore block in Basra. Originally agreed in 2019, the work had been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In parallel, Iraq's state-owned Oil Exploration Company (OEC) will carry out seismic surveys on the adjoining 120-km2 […]

China "the Only Winner" in this Huge Iraqi Oil Field

Writing in Oil Price, Simon Watkins that the recent approval of the Iraqi National Oil Company (INOC)'s acquisition of ExxonMobil's 32.7 percent stake in the West Qurna 1 oil field is likely to leave China delighted, the U.S. irritated, and Iraq's oil industry still unable to achieve any of its key oil output goals. Click […]

Iraq to buy Exxon stake in West Qurna 1

By John Lee. The Iraqi cabinet has agreed to allow the Basra Oil Company (BOC) to take over ExxonMobil's holding in the West Qurna 1 oilfield, at a price of up to $350 million. Addressing media after Wednesday's cabinet meeting, Minister of Communications Arkan Al-Shaibani (pictured) said the cabinet also allocated an initial payment of […]