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Dana Gas achieves 50% Gas Production Growth in 3 yrs

Dana Gas and its partner, Crescent Petroleum, have reported record sales gas production from their operations in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI), reaching 452 million cubic feet of gas per day (MMscf/d) at the end of 2021. The production milestone is the culmination of numerous process improvements at the Khor Mor gas plant, including […]

KRG issues new COVID-19 regulations

The Kurdistan Region's High Committee for Combating COVID-19 met on Tuesday and issued the following directives as part of the Kurdistan Regional Government's efforts to curb the spread of the pandemic: The vaccination deadline for public service employees (civil and military) will be extended to 20 January 2022. Any employee who fails to adhere to […]

Financial Investigators prepare Taskforce Investigations

Iraqi Judges and Financial Investigators prepare Taskforce Investigations The Federal Supreme Judicial Council of Iraq, the Kurdistan Judicial Council and UNDP Iraq, with support from the U.S. Government, launched a series of workshops for investigative judges, prosecutors, investigators, auditors and financial analysts from all across Iraq in late November 2021. These workshops will aid Iraqi […]

Genel Suspends Drilling Ops on QD-2 well at Qara Dagh

Genel Energy has announced that drilling operations on the QD-2 well at Qara Dagh (40% working interest and operator) have been suspended. As previously stated, the well had been side-tracked in response to encountering more complex geology above the target reservoir than expected. Two further side-tracks have been initiated, but the licence partners have now […]

Results of Iraq Women Integrated Social and Health Survey

Ministry of Planning, UNFPA launch results of the second Iraq Women Integrated Social and Health Survey The Ministry of Planning, the Central Statistical Organization and UNFPA have launched the results of the second Iraq Women Integrated Social and Health (IWISH) survey, conducted in collaboration with the Ministry of Planning at the Kurdistan Regional Government - […]

GKP "on Track" to Meet Production Guidance

Gulf Keystone has provided an operational and corporate update: Jon Harris, Gulf Keystone's Chief Executive Officer, said: "We are pleased to announce that we have submitted a draft Field Development Plan to the Ministry of Natural Resources. While the timing of FDP approval is uncertain given the scale of the project, this is an important […]

KRG hits back at Genel Energy Claims

By John Lee. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has responded to the statement on Friday by Genel Energy regarding the production-sharing contracts (PSCs) at Bina Bawi and Miran. The KRG strongly denies that it is in repudiatory breach of the PSCs, and denies that Genel is entitled to any compensation. It adds that it will […]

Genel Energy to Claim Compensation from KRG

Shares in Genel Energy opened down more than five percent on Friday morning, before recovering some ground, after the company said it will claim compensation from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). It says the claims, which relate to KRG's intention to terminate the Bina Bawi and Miran production sharing contracts (PSCs) are "substantial", and will […]

Deloitte Report on Kurdistan Region Oil and Gas

Deloitte report on Oil and Gas review in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region - Q1 and Q2 of 2021 The KRG has published the reports containing verified statistics covering the Kurdistan Region's oil exports, consumption and revenues for covering period 1 January 2021 to 30 June 2021. During the first half of 2021, the KRG exported […]

KRG PM meets Entrepreneurs involved in School Building

The Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), Masrour Barzani, met ten entrepreneurs on Tuesday; the entrepreneurs are building schools in Erbil province. Prime Minister Barzani thanked them for their investment and praised the role of the private sector in the Kurdistan Region. The Premier highlighted the importance of education to the ninth cabinet, […]

A New Chance at Kingmaking for Iraqi Kurds

By Bilal Wahab for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. A New Chance at Kingmaking for Iraqi Kurds With militias on the back foot, the United States should lean on Kurdish and Iraqi leaders to […]

KRG PM meets President of the Iraq Britain Business Council

The Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), Masrour Barzani, on Saturday met Baroness Emma Nicholson, President of the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC). Prime Minister Barzani highlighted the reforms of the ninth cabinet, its bid to diversify the economy and crucially to make the Kurdistan Region a focal point for business. Baroness Nicholson […]