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Gharraf Oil Starts Field Production

By John Lee. The Gharraf [Garraf] oil field in Thi Qar [Dhi Qar] province, 85km north of the City of Nasiriyah, produced its first commercial output of oil on 31st August. Iraq's Ministry of Oil said the flow rate was 35,000 barrels a day, and peak production of 230,000 bpd was expected in 2017. Japan […]

Production to Start at Gharraf this Month

By John Lee. Iraq's Ministry of Oil has announced that the long-awaited start of production at the Gharraf [Garraf] oilfield is now scheduled for the end of August. Initial output is expected to be 35,000 barrels per day (bpd). The company previously had a plan to start operations by September of last year, and were […]

Start of Production at Gharraf Delayed

By John Lee. Japan Petroleum Exploration (Japex) and its partners have delayed the start of production in the Gharraf [Garraf] oil field by six months, according to Bloomberg. Production was scheduled for the end of 2012, but will now be postponed until the end of June; a company official blamed the delay on problems with […]

Gharraf to Start Production by Sept

Bloomberg reports that Malaysia's Petronas and the Japan Petroleum Exploration Co. (JAPEX) will start producing crude from the Gharraf oil field in southern Iraq by September. Sattar Mahdi, head of field development, said the field will initially produce about 35,000 barrels a day by the end of the third quarter, gradually increasing capacity to 230,000 […]

Weatherford Wins $200m Project at Garraf Oil Field

Weatherford International has won a deal to build early production facilities at Iraq's untapped Garraf oil field in southern Iraq, a former Iraqi oil ministry official said Wednesday, according to a report from Dow Jones. Adnan Galay, who retired as chairman of the field's joint management committee a few weeks ago, declined to give the […]

Japan's JOGMEC to invest in Gharraf Oilfield

Reuters reports that the state-run Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corp (JOGMEC) said on Thursday it expects to provide about 16.3 billion yen ($198 million) of capital in 2011-2012 to Iraq's Gharaf [Gharraf, Garraf] oilfield development project. In return, JOGMEC said it would take a stake of less than 50 percent in Japan Petroleum […]