Tag Archives | North Oil Company

Iraq and BP sign Deal for Kirkuk Oil Field

AKnews reports on Saturday that Iraq's state-owned North Oil Company has signed a preliminary agreement with BP to increase production at the Kirkuk oilfield from about 280,000 barrels per day (bpd) to 580,000 bpd. Hussein Allam, the undersecretary of North Oil Company said: "The initial agreement is part of a high-level plan carried out by […]

BP "in Talks" to Boost Output at Kirkuk Field

Oil giant BP is reported to be in talks with Iraq to boost output from the Kirkuk oilfield in the north of the country. Bloomberg, citing sources at the Middle East Economic Survey (MEES), says BP officials will meet with Iraq’s North Oil Company (NOC) within weeks to discuss increasing capacity at Kirkuk from about 260,000 […]

Iraq Plans to more than Double Northern Oil Output

Iraq aims to more than double oil production  in its northern region by the end of 2014, according to a report from AFP. Hamid Abdelrizak al-Saadi, general manager of the North Oil Company, said the planned increases for various fields would bring the total to about 1.3 million bpd, from a current level of about […]

Oil Exports Via Turkey Resume After Sabotage

Exports of crude oil from northern Iraq via the Turkish port of Ceyhan (pictured) have resumed on Monday after a three-day halt resulting from sabotage to the pipeline network in Turkey, according to Bloomberg. Ziad Ahmad al-Obaidi, an official from the North Oil Company said the initial rate was 400,000 barrels to 500,000 bpd. Iraqi […]

North Oil Company Opposing Kirkuk Refinery

The North Oil Company (NOC) is hindering the construction of a refinery in the oil-rich disputed province of Kirkuk, a local official said on Wednesday. The refinery is one of four projects that the Iraqi Oil Ministry tendered to foreign companies for final designs late October. The four refineries to be located in Kirkuk, Karbala, […]

Crude Exports Resume through Ceyhan Pipeline

Iraq has reportedly resumed crude exports through its Kirkuk-Ceyhan pipeline at a rate of 400,000-450,000 bpd, after a suspension of six days. Iraq’s oil exports through the main oil pipeline from Kirkuk to Ceyhan in Turkey had stopped entirely due to leakage caused by erosion, according to Aswat al-Iraq. A source at North Oil Company […]

False Reports of Suspension of Oil Exports from Kurdistan

Following reports that the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) had suspended oil exports through the Iraq-Turkey pipeline, the KRG has issued the following statement: The Ministry of Natural Resources of the Kurdistan Regional Government would like to state that there has been no policy decision for suspending oil exports from Kurdistan via the Iraq-Turkey pipeline. Over […]

Oil Ministry Recruits 1,114 Energy Workers

AKnews reports that Iraq’s Oil Ministry has announced that it has recruited 1,114 new employees for the state oil companies under its jurisdiction. The successful applicants for the public sector posts are holders of specialized diplomas and degrees in the oil sector from relevant institutions. Iraq plans to increase its oil production from around 2.5 […]

Weekly Security Update for 6th July 2011

Levels of violence fell in Iraq last week, but conditions continue to fluctuate and the overall number of attacks has risen gradually since the beginning of the year. Over the past two months the country also appears to have experienced a violent week, followed by a quiet week, in fairly regular alternation. It could be […]

Weekly Security Update for 25th May 2011

Overview Levels of violence rose considerably in Iraq last week, making it the worst week so far this year. A spate of bombings in Baghdad, Mosul and Kirkuk left dozens of people dead and injured. The police and military suffered the majority of attacks, but Iraqi oil workers, US soldiers and even three European civilian […]

Iraq to Raise Oil Exports to Compensate for Sabotage

Iraq’s Oil Ministry has completed repairs to the damaged oil pipeline carrying crude from north Iraq’s Kirkuk fields through Turkey, and pumping resumed after mid-night on Tuesday morning, the Oil Ministry’s official spokesman has confirmed. “The Oil Ministry has completed repairs in the damaged Iraqi-Turkish oil pipeline, exporting crude oil to the Turkish Ceyhan terminal […]

North Oil Company Tenders for Equipment

Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has issued a tender for the supply of a wide range of spares and equipment for the North Oil Company in Kirkuk. Please click on the following links to download the tender documents. The items, in the order of closing date for receipt of bids: 7th March: digital radio link and […]