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DSI Wins $61m Zubair Project

Dubai-based Drake & Scull International PJSC (DSI) has announced that it has been awarded a AED 226 million ($61 million) engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the construction of a water injection network installation project at the Zubair oil field in Basra, Iraq by ENI Iraq B.V. (EIBV) a subsidiary of the Italian oil […]

KOGAS to Invest $4.9bn in Zubair

By John Lee. The Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS), the state-run South Korean gas company, is to invest $4.9 billion (5.7 trillion Iraqi dinars) to develop the Zubair oilfield. In a stock exchange filing, the company said this investment is part of the total $19.4 billion capital expenditure required for the project, and added that it […]

Penspen Expands in Iraq

Penspen, a leading global provider of engineering and management services to the energy industry, has underlined its commitment to growth in the Middle East with three new appointments and investment in a new office in Iraq. Ahmed Al-Dadah and Na’el Barghouthi have this month joined the company from other engineering providers, whilst Michael Simm, EVP […]

PM al-Abadi Meets Oil Bosses

During his visit to Washington this week, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi received the Chairman and CEO of Occidental Petroleum, Mr. Steve Chazen, and the Chairman and CEO of ExxonMobil, Mr. Rex Tillerson, in separate meetings. Both chairmen discussed the progress in oil production in Iraq, and thanked the Prime Minister for the security and stability […]

KOGAS in $4.9 Billion Project

By Patrick Schmidt. On Monday, Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS) announced that it will invest $4.9 billion in the Zubair oil field project. The investment will help establish the facilities needed to launch the project and help Zubair reach its potential of over 800,000 barrel per day production. KOGAS have a 23% stake in the Zubair […]

Occidental Offers Stake in Mideast Unit

Occidental Petroleum has reportedly begun trying to sell a minority stake in its Middle East unit for as much as $8 billion. According to a report from Bloomberg, Chief Executive Officer Stephen Chazen (pictured) has held talks with sovereign wealth funds and possible strategic partners for a 40 percent stake in the Mideast business, whose […]


Eni's Scaroni Meeting with al-Maliki

By John Lee. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki and Eni’s CEO Paolo Scaroni (pictured) met on Monday in Baghdad to discuss Eni’s activities in the country. During the meeting, Mr Scaroni along with Claudio Descalzi, COO of Eni E&P, updated the Prime Minister on the development activities at the Zubair oil field and discussed the […]

Eni Consortium to Invest $18bn in Zubair

The CEO of Italian oil and gas company Eni, Paolo Scaroni (pictured), said he expects the consortium led by Eni to invest $18 billion in the Zubair oilfield. He added that the group, which includes Occidental Petroleum Corp and South Korea's KOGAS, has already invested 4-5 billion euros in the project. Production at the field is […]

Iraq Approves $359m Zubair Oilfield Contract

By John Lee. Iraqi government spokesman Ali Al Dabbagh (pictured) has said that the cabinet has approved a $358.8 million contract with Italy's SICIM and Dubai-based Drake and Scull to lay pipelines in the southern Zubair oilfield. The two-year extendable deal is part of a series of contracts aimed at developing Zubair which should have […]

Iraq OKs Weatherford $843m Zubair Power Contract

On Tuesday, Iraq's Cabinet approved an $843 million service contract granted to Weatherford International to install six power stations at the Zubair oil field. Government spokesman and Minister of State Ali Al-Dabbagh told Bloomberg the plants will take 18 months to install. Italian company Eni controls almost 33 percent of the Zubair project, with Iraq’s […]

KOGAS, Occidental, get Oil from Zubair

Korea Gas Corp (Kogas) said on Tuesday that it will receive 500,000 barrels of crude oil on 15th December as "remuneration fees" and as a return on investment for helping develop Iraq's Zubair oil field. Kogas plans to sell the crude in the international market, according to a report from MarketWatch. Its project partner, Occidental […]