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DNO Shares Hit New Record

By John Lee. Shares in DNO International, the Norwegian oil and gas company with significant interests in Iraqi Kurdistan, were trading up 5.4 percent on Thursday morning after the company announced third quarter 2013 net profit of NOK 282 million [$45 million] on operating revenue of NOK 810 million [$130 million]. The shares are now […]

DNO Updates on Tawke Testing

DNO International announced today that it has commenced extensive testing of the Tawke-23 exploration well in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. The well is the second horizontal well drilled by the Company in the Tawke field and has encountered continuous oil shows within a 930 metre horizontal section in the main Cretaceous reservoir. The test […]

DNO Hits 100,000 bpd Milestone at Tawke

DNO International ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas company, announced today that oil production from the Tawke field in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq has averaged over 100,000 barrels a day during the previous 72 hours as the Company conducts well and pipeline deliverability tests following its 2012 drilling program and facilities upgrades. "We are […]

DNO Falls on 1Q Results

DNO International has announced first quarter 2013 net profit of NOK 169 million on operating revenue of NOK 581 million, but the company's shares fell by more than 1 percent. During the quarter, operational cash flow of NOK 547 million exceeded capital spending of NOK 368 million and contributed to an increase in the Company's […]

DNO Releases Annual Report

By John Lee. Norway's DNO International has published its 2012 Annual Report and Accounts detailing the Company's operating performance and audited financial results. DNO delivered revenues of NOK 2,842 million in 2012, up from NOK 2,070 million a year earlier, and net profit of NOK 1,040 million in 2012 versus NOK 653 million in 2011. […]

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DNO Reports Record Profits

By John Lee. DNO International ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas company, has announced record 2012 net profit of NOK 1.04 billion on operating revenues of NOK 2.84 billion. Fourth quarter 2012 net profit was NOK 810 million on operating revenues of NOK 1.43 billion. Shares in the company closed 2.8 percent higher on Tuesday. […]

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DNO Expects KRG Payment Before Year-End

By John Lee. The Norwegian oil producer DNO International expects the Kurdistan Regional Government to pay the company part of the money it’s owed for exports by the end of the year. In September, Baghdad agreed to pay international companies 1 trillion Iraqi dinars ($858 million) and the KRG has received a first tranche of […]

CNPC to Replace Statoil at West Qurna-2?

By John Lee. The China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) is reported to be in talks with Russia's OAO Lukoil about joining the company’s West Qurna-2 project in Iraq. Lukoil is seeking a partner for a 30 percent stake in the project following the exit of Norway's Statoil’s, Nefte Compass said, citing Andrei Kuzyaev (pictured), head […]

Rosneft to Take Over LUKoil's West Qurna Field?

LUKoil has reportedly offered Rosneft its African and Iraqi projects in a swap for Arctic shelf cooperation. LUKoil CEO, Vagit Alekperov, said on Thursday: “We have offered them our geological prospecting assets abroad. So far, talks are underway. We have offered them a whole package. If they are interested, we’ll offer them West Africa and […]

Iraq Warns France Against Unsanctioned Oil Deals

Iraq gave a veiled warning to France's Total on Wednesday not to make deals with the KRG without the approval of central government in Baghdad, reports Reuters. Kurdistan said on Tuesday it expects more oil majors to follow Exxon in striking deals in the region; Total has already said that it was interested. Iraqi Deputy […]

Iraq Approves Sale of Statoil Stake in West Qurna-2 to Lukoil

Platts reports that the Iraqi oil minister, Abdul Karim Luaibi [Elaibi], has approved the sale of Statoil's 18.75% stake in the giant West Qurna-2 oil field to the project operator, Russia's Lukoil. Meanwhile, Reuters reports that the Norwegian oil giant has confirmed that it is in talks to sell its stake to Lukoil. "Both Lukoil and […]

Norwegian Company to Build Ships for Iraq

Aswat al-Iraq reports that the Iraqi Maritime Company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Norwegian company Golden Ocean to build vessels for the Ministry of Transportation. The company discussed the possibilities of building ships for Iraq either through cash or on a deferred payment basis. According to the report, he Norwegian company […]