Tag Archives | Kirkuk Oilfields

Technical Problems Halt Kirkuk Oil Exports

By John Lee. A source at Iraq’s North Oil Company has said that technical problems have stopped the export of Kirkuk crude oil to Turkey via the Kurdistan pipeline. He told BasNews that the problem happened in Turkey, not in the Kurdistan Region. It remains unclear when the problem will be resolved. (Source: BasNews)

Kurdish Oil Exports top $1bn

By John Lee. The Kurdistan Region of Iraq has exported more than 14 million barrels of oil from its independent oil pipelines to Turkey in the last nine months, according to a report from BasNews. A spokesman for the KRG's Natural Resources Committee told the news agency that the exports have brought in over 1 […]

BP Signs Deal to Revive Kirkuk Oilfield

By John Lee. Oil minister Abdul Kareem Luaibi [Elaibi] (pictured) told Reuters on Wednesday that Baghdad signed a deal with BP "about 10 days ago" to revive the northern Kirkuk oilfield. The agreement allows BP to negotiate access to significant reserves in the north in return for helping Baghdad arrest a huge decline in output […]

BP "Interested in Kirkuk Oil Field"

By John Lee. Oil minister Abdul Kareem Luaibi [Elaibi] has confirmed that BP is interested in getting involved in the redevelopment of the giant Kirkuk oil field, which is suffering from falling output. According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, production at the field has declined to 260,000 barrels a day from 900,000 […]