Tag Archives | Nasiriyah

Nasiriyah becomes the Iraqi Protest Capital

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Protesters in Iraq have changed the venue of their protests from Baghdad to Nasiriyah in Dhi Qar province, 360 kilometers (223 miles) south of the Iraqi capital. Decisions on the revolution will […]

Cabinet to Support Projects in Health, Oil sectors

The Iraqi Cabinet held its regular weekly meeting in Baghdad on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi. The Prime Minister told the Cabinet that the current government will continue to discharge its  duties until the formation of the next Iraqi government. The Prime Minister then outlined some of the key achievements of […]

Iraq to Build 5 New Refineries

By John Lee. The Iraqi Ministry of Oil has reportedly announced that it will select a number of international investment companies to build five new refineries around the country: Kirkuk with a capacity of 70,000 barrels per day (bpd); Wasit capacity of 140,000 bpd; Nasiriyah capacity of 140,000 bpd; Basra card 140,000 bpd; and al-Faw […]

IDC to Drill Oil Wells at Nasiriya

By John Lee. The Iraqi Drilling Company (IDC) has signed a contract with the Dhi Qar Oil Company to drill 20 wells at Nasiriyah oil field. Fayyad Hassan Nehmeh, Undersecretary for Extraction Affairs, said the new wells will increase the field's oil production by 40,000 bpd, in addition to the investment of gas associated with […]

Investment Opportunity: Al-Nasiriyah International Airport

The National Investment Commission (NIC) and the Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA) have announced the investment opportunity to build Nasriya International Airport. The airport is located to the south–west of Imam Ali (PBUH) air force base in Thi Qar province. The area of the passengers terminal is 3000m². Interested foreign and local companies can apply […]

Petrofac Wins Iraq Contract with KOGAS

UK-based Petrofac has been awarded a Front End Engineering Design (FEED) modification contract for the KOGAS AKKAS B.V. Nasiriya Gas Treatment Plant (GTP) in southern Iraq. Petrofac’s scope of work includes the modification and application of an existing field design to meet the needs of the Nasiriya GTP, and an estimation for the engineering, procurement […]

Oil Minister calls for Investment in Nasiriya Refinery

By John Lee. Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi (Allibi) has called for local and international companies to invest in the Nasiriya Refinery project in Thi-Qar province. He also called the concerned authorities to solve all the administrative hindrances which might delay the project in order to award it to the companies which are going to […]

BGR Abandons $246m Iraq Project

By John Lee. India's BGR Energy Systems has said it has decided to cancel a carryover contract value of $246 million relating to its contract to build a power plant in Nasiriya. The company won the contract for the 500-megawatt (MW) gas turbine plant in 2013. Iraq's Ministry of Electricity provided a letter of credit […]

New Dhi Qar Oil Company Gets $42m Capital

By John Lee. Iraq's new Dhi Qar Oil Company (DQOC) is getting US$42 million in start-up capital following approval from the Iraqi Ministry of Finance, according to a report from OilPrice. The company was spun off from the South Oil Company (SOC) in January, taking over four of its fields in Dhi Qar governorate; the […]

Iraq sets up Dhi Qar Oil Company

By John Lee. Iraq has this week established the Dhi Qar Oil Company (DQOC), which will take over responsibility for the Nassiriya and Garraf oil fields. The South Oil Company (SOC) has been renamed the Basra Oil Company (BOC), following the transfer of the Dhi Qar assets to the new company. (Source: Reuters)

Baghdad Devolves Powers to Thi Qar Province

By Simon Kent. This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Around a fortnight ago, in the southern Iraqi province of Dhi Qar, the Iraqi government ceremonially handed over many of its powers to the local authorities. It's […]