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Eni CEO: Zubair Oilfield Output Up 10% By End-2010

Italy's Eni SpA and its partners will raise oil production from Iraq's Zubair oil field 10% above its previous level of around 180,000 barrels a day by the end of this year, the company said on Tuesday. Dow Jones reports that once the 10% increase is achieved, Eni will start receiving payment in the form […]

$25bn Iraq Housing Deal with S. Korea

Dr. Sami Al- Araji, NIC Chairman, signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Seoul with a Korean company to build 500,000 housing units throughout Iraqi. The deal could have a possible total value of $25 billion, based on the previous information from the commission stating that each housing unit was expected to cost $50,000. Reuters reports […]

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 […]

LG Supports a Korean Language Course in Erbil

Eleven young Kurds finished a two-month course to learn Korean in a program sponsored by the LG company and the Kurdish-Korean Friendship Association. The programs aim wa to enhance bilateral cultural relations. "Learning the Korean language is a major link towards understanding the culture. Teaching the Korean language to Kurdish students is definitely a step […]

Genel Enerji Sells Iraq Oilfield Stakes for $175m

Turkish oil company Genel Enerji AS has reportedly agreed to sell part of its stake in three northern Iraq oilfields to South Korea’s UI Energy Corp. for more than $175 million [210 billion Iraqi dinars]. BusinessWeek reports that Genel Enerji will sell 5 percent stakes in the Dohuk and Tawke fields and 10 percent of […]

First Kurdistan–Korean Business Forum Gets Off to Flying Start

Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) officials hosted a delegation of prominent South Korean companies on Wednesday in the first meeting of the Kurdistan-Korean Business Forum. South Korea’s Ambassador Suk Bum Park, Chairman of the Investment Board Minister Herish Muharam, and Head of the KRG Department of Foreign Relations Minister Falah Mustafa Bakir presided over the forum […]

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Korean Firm Hits Oil in Northern Iraq

South Korea's state-run petroleum company said on Tuesday that it has discovered crude oil reserves in two blocks in northern Iraq. AFP reports that the Maeil Business Newspaper said the reserves in the Bazian and Sangaw North blocks in the Kurdistan autonomous region are estimated to total two billion barrels. But the Korea National Oil […]

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