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Dunia Weekly Iraq Market Tracker

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Maersk Oil Buys 20% of HKN Energy

Maersk Oil, a fully-owned subsidiary of the A.P. Moller – Maersk Group, has acquired a 20% shareholding in HKN Energy Ltd., a subsidiary of U.S.-based Hillwood International Energy, whose sole asset is a licence in Kurdistan Region. The acquisition is a step into the prolific but as yet underdeveloped area of Kurdistan in oil output […]

Iraq's Progress Depends on Foreign Expertise

Perhaps the most positive news out of Iraq in the past week came late on Wednesday, as the Canadian-based explorer ShaMaran Petroleum announced a major oil discovery at its Atrush-1 well in Kurdistan. ShaMaran has an 80% stake in the project, with Marathon Oil Corp holding the remaining 20%. The news comes as Baghdad and […]

ShaMaran Petroleum Rises on Iraq Update

Shares in ShaMaran Petroleum (TSX VENTURE:SNM) rose 8% today following an update on its Atrush-1 exploration well in Kurdistan. The well was spudded on October 5, 2010 and 9 5/8" intermediate pipe was set after logging the Jurassic section to the top of Kurrachine at a depth of approximately 2,230 metres. Drilling operations have progressed […]

US Missing Out On Business Opportunities in Iraqi Kurdistan

In a letter to the Editor of the Washington Times, Harry Schute Jr., a retired U.S. Army Reserve colonel with extensive experience in Iraq, and currently a consulting adviser to the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), says American firms are missing out on opportunities in Iraqi Kurdistan. Of the 850 international firms taking part in the […]

Spain's Repsol Eyes Investments in Iraqi Kurdistan

According to a report from Reuters, Spain's Repsol is the latest large international oil company (IOC) to consider potential investments in the semi-autonomous Kurdish region of Iraq. Repsol's move, which risks it being blacklisted from investment in the rest of Iraq, follows recent investments in Kurdistan by U.S.-based Marathon Oil and Murphy Oil. Repsol has […]

US Authorities Advised Marathon Oil Against KRG Deal

According to Iraq Oil Report, the US authorities advised Marathon Oil against entering into their recent contract with the Kurdistan Regional Government in the absence of agreement with Baghdad. "The United States’ position remains that it is in the interest of all Iraqi parties to enact a set of national laws to govern the development, […]

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KRG Hails Marathon Oil Deal

The Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) Minister of Natural Resources, Ashti Hawrami, has welcomed Marathon Oil Corporation's entry into the Kurdistan Region oil and gas sector, saying that such an experienced company will be “a valuable partner in developing the resources of our Region to the maximum benefit of the people of Kurdistan and Iraq, in […]

Marathon Acquires Positions in 4 Exploration Blocks in Kurdistan

Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO) announced on Wednesday that it has acquired a position in four exploration blocks in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The Company has signed production sharing contracts (PSCs) for operatorship and an 80 percent ownership in two open blocks northeast of Erbil - Harir and Safen. The Kurdistan Regional Government will […]