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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 […]

Oil Production at Starts at Halfaya

By John Lee. PetroChina and its partners Total and Petronas said on Wednesday that oil production has started at the Halfaya oil field in southern Iraq. Iraqi Oil Minister Abdul-Karim Elaibi [Luaibi] said the field will produce 100,000 barrels a day and reach 535,000 bpd in 2016. The consortium will be paid $1.40 for each […]

Malaysia Resumes Flights to Iraq after 25 Years

Flights between Iraq and Malaysia have resumed after a gap of 25 years, with the opening of a new scheduled air service on Saturday. Alsumaria News reports that Iraqi Airways will operate a weekly return service between Baghdad International Airport and the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur. Iraq's Ministry of Transport said that "Iraqi Airways plans to open […]

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 […]

Malaysia/Iraq Trade Reached US$43m for First 7 Months

Trade volume between Malaysia and Iraq reached US$43 million in the first seven months of 2010. According to the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (Matrade), the figure comprised US$20.2 million in Malaysian exports to Iraq, and imports worth US$22.8 million. Matrade's senior trade commissioner, Datuk Dzulkifli Mahmud, said Malaysian exports to Iraq were mainly electrical […]

Petronas to Train Iraqi Engineers for Gharraf Oilfield

Petronas, the Malaysian state oil firm, has agreed to train 60 Iraqi oil engineers to help it develop the Gharaf oilfield. The engineers will attend an intensive 6-month course in Malaysia and will then be sent back home to supervise the company’s operations, according to a report from Azzaman. Petronas and Japan Petroleum Exploration Co […]

Appraisal Wells Planned for Garraf

Malaysia's Petronas and Japan Petroleum Exploration (Japex) are planning to award a deal shortly to drill several wells at Iraq's untapped Garraf [Gharraf] oil field in southern Iraq, a company executive said. The  consortium is planning to drill two appraisal wells at Garraf, in Dhi Qar province, starting in November, he said. "We have issued […]