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Petroceltic Shares Slump, CEO Increases Stake

By John Lee. Dragon Oil said on Monday that it was backing out of plans to make an offer of 230 pence a share for Irish operator Petroceltic, which has interests in Iraqi Kurdistan. Shares in Petroceltic closed down 35 percent at 112.45 pence on Monday, 50 percent below their recent peak. Chief Executive Brian […]

SNC-Lavalin/Kentz Wins $97m Deal

By John Lee. SNC-Lavalin has announced that Kentz Corporation, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, has signed a Project Management Contractor Agreement in Iraq with one of the world’s leading blue-chip International Oil Companies (IOC) for a three-year term with a potential value of up to approximately US$97 million (113 billion Iraqi dinars). The contract […]

Petroceltic Shares Surge on Possible Offer

By John Lee. Shares in Irish-based Petroceltic International have risen more than 20 percent on Monday following the announcement of that the company is in detailed discussions regarding a possible offer to be made by Dragon Oil. With the support of the Board and management team of Petroceltic, Dragon Oil has completed an extensive confirmatory […]

Petrel Resources Updates on Prospects

By John Lee. As part of its Interim Statement, Petrel Resources has given the following update on its Iraq operations: “The political uncertainty and civil strife in the Middle East makes it difficult to be optimistic about our activities in Iraq. But progress has been made. A new government has been formed. The Minister of […]

Teeling Updates on Petrel Resources

By John Lee. As part of his statement to the AGM of Petrel Resources, Executive Chairman John Teeling made the following comment on the company’s operations in Iraq: “Petrel has a 5% full free carry on the interests held by Oryx in the Wasit province of Iraq. “This is held via a 20% shareholding in […]

Board Changes at Petroceltic

Further to the announcement by the Company on 16 June 2014, Petroceltic, the independent oil and gas exploration and production company focussed on the Middle East, North Africa, Mediterranean and Black Sea regions, today announces a number of changes to the Board of the Company with immediate effect. The Company welcomes Mr Don Wolcott and […]

Petroceltic Abandons Shakrok-1, Shares Slump

By John Lee. Shares in Irish independent oil and gas exploration company Petroceltic International closed down 9.6 percent on Monday, following the company’s update on its operations in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. On the Shakrok licence (Petroceltic 16%, Hess (Operator) 64% and Kurdistan Regional Government 20%), the Shakrok-1 well reached its total depth of […]

Asiacell Selects Anam Technologies

Anam Technologies, a Irish mobile messaging software solutions provider for mobile operators, has announced that they have been selected by Asiacell to provide its SMS Firewall service ANTISpam. The service was selected by Asiacell to enhance the operator’s ability to detect and block spam traffic from entering its network and protect its customers from receiving […]

Dragon Oil Updates on Iraq Operations

As part of its trading statement and operational update this morning, Dragon Oil made the following statement on its operations in Iraq: The consortium (Kuwait Energy 70% and operator and Dragon Oil 30%) has secured a drilling rig from the Iraqi Drilling Company (IDC) to spud an exploration well in 1Q 2014. The work commitment […]

Petroceltic Update and Guidance

By John Lee. Petroceltic International has provided an operational update today together with guidance for its 2014 production outlook and exploration and development work programmes. Highlights 2013 production in-line with guidance at 25.2 Mboepd; 2014 forecast production range of 20.0 to 22.0 Mboepd Shakrok well in Kurdistan Region of Iraq drilling ahead at 1818 m […]

Petrel Resources Falls 7% on Interim Statement

Shares in Petrel Resources fell 7 percent on Tuesday following the publication of the company’s Interim Statement for the period ended 30 June 2013. Highlights: · Iraqi investment enhanced through 20 per cent shareholding acquisition in Amira Hydrocarbons Wasit B.V. This deal gives Petrel an immediate effective 5 per cent carried interest through to production […]

Foreign Minister Receives Irish Ambassador’s Credentials

Iraqi Foreign Minister, Hoshyar Zebari, has received the credentials of the newly-appointed non-resident Ambassador of Ireland to Iraq, Dr Niall Holohan. During the meeting, the two sides discussed relations between the two countries, and the Minister urged the Irish Ambassador to open an Embassy in Iraq. Based in Riyadh, Dr Holohan also serves as Irish […]