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Rompetrol Considers Iraqi Expansion

The Managing Director of Romania's Rompetrol has said that the company is interested in exploring in Iraq. Gavit Kurkimov (pictured) said: "We have just visited Iraq. The main purpose of our visit was to gather information on the possibilities of drilling there ... we do not carry out any activities in Iraq, but have opened […]

Iraq Signs Final Akkas Gas Deal with KOGAS

Iraq's oil ministry has signed a final deal with Korea Gas Corp. (KOGAS) to develop its Akkas gas field in the western province of Anbar, according to Reuters. Along with Kazakhstan’s KazMunaiGas, KOGAS won the rights to develop the Akkas field during Iraq’s third energy bidding round last October. But KazMunaiGas pulled out of the […]

Iraqi Cabinet Approves Akkas deal

Iraq's cabinet has approved a contract with South Korea's KOGAS to develop the Akkas [Ukaz] gas field in western Anbar province, the country's largest, according to a report from Reuters. The cabinet approved the deal on Sept. 13 and the source said it will be signed Oct. 15. "Final signature of Akkas gas deal with Kogas […]

Siba and Mansuriyah Gas Deals Signed

Reuters reports that Iraq signed the final contracts on Sunday to develop its Siba and Mansuriyah gas fields in deals involving Turkish, Kuwaiti and South Korean companies that will help diversify the country's fossil fuel production. The Korean Gas Corporation [KOGAS] signed the deal for the Akkas gas field earlier in the week. "This is […]

KOGAS Doubles Stake in Akkas Gas Field

KOGAS, the Korea Gas Corporation, will double its commitment to develop Iraq's Akkas gas field, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. The move follows the withdrawal of its partner, Kazakhstan state gas company KazMunaiGas, from the project. Kogas, will now have a 75% stake in one of Iraq's largest gas projects, up […]

Iraq Needs More Statesmen and Fewer Politicians

We reported last week on the withdrawal of the Kazakhstan-based KazMunaiGas from negotiations on the Akkas gas field in Anbar province. This week the head of KMG, Askar Balzhanov, shed more light on the background to the company's decision, and it reflects very poorly on the Iraqi authorities: "One of the reasons for our withdrawal […]

KazMunaiGas Drops Out of Akkas Gas Deal

KazMunaiGas has informed Iraq's Ministry of Oil that is is withdrawing from negotiations on the Akkas gas field in Anbar province. "Unfortunately, the talks have failed to resolve all issues which emerged at a late stage", the company said in a statement, "and it has not been possible to develop a consensus document that would […]

Iraqi Oil Ministry Prepares 4th Licensing Round

The spokesman of the Iraqi Oil Ministry said on Sunday that the ministry is working to complete the preparations for the fourth oil licensing round. Assem Jihad told AKnews that the fourth round of licences will include the provinces of Najaf, Karbala, Samawa, Diwaniya and Anbar, which were not included in the previous rounds. "The […]

Akkas Gas Deal Delayed Again

The long-awaited signing of the deal to develop Iraq's Akkas gas field in Anbar province has been delayed again. An Iraqi Oil Ministry spokesman said it was delayed because of disagreements about what the local government gets from the deal, according to Associated Press reports. An initial agreement to develop the 5.6 trillion cubic foot […]

'Major Progress' in Anbar Gas Stand-Off

"Major progress" is reported in negotiations between Iraq's Oil Ministry and the local government in Anbar Province in western Iraq regarding the contracts to develop the gas fields in the province. Aswat al-Iraq quotes Assem Jihad, a leading Oil Ministry spokesman, as saying on Sunday that “the Oil Ministry has discussed with Anbar Province and […]

Winners of Gas-Field Contracts Announced - Full Details

Iraq has awarded three of its established gas fields to foreign consortia in the third stage of an energy sell-off, as the country races to supply gas to local power plants and to export markets. The three fields, in the south, centre and far west of Iraq were sold at or slightly below the price […]