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$18bn to be Invested in Zubair

According to a document obtained by Reuters from Iraq's oil ministry, Iraq's Zubair oilfield will reach its peak output target of 1.2 million barrels per day (bpd) by the start of 2017. The Zubair consortium plans to invest around $18 billion to upgrade the southern Iraqi field, spending $2.8 billion in 2011, $4.9 billion in […]

Clinton urges U.S. companies to invest in Iraq

Iraq is open for business, and American companies should make an effort to invest there, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (pictured) has said, according to a report from CNN. The Secretary was addressing the Business Forum Promoting Commercial Opportunities in Iraq, which included executives from companies as far-ranging as Occidental Petroleum, JP Morgan Chase, General […]

Zubair Oil Storage Depot Bombed

A bomb attack on an oil storage depot in Iraq’s Zubair oilfield set one tank ablaze and halted pumping from the station, sources said on Sunday. AKnews reports that firefighters have got the flames under control, but 27,000 cubic meters of oil have been lost. Four devices were planted, one started the fire, two were […]

Iraqi Drilling Company Starts Work at Zubair

Reuters reports that Iraq's state-run Iraqi Drilling Company has started work at the Zubair oil field under a $250 million contract to drill 23 new wells in the field. Director Idrees al-Yassiri said the two-year contract also included overhauling 63 old wells in Zubair. "We have started executing the contract awarded to us by ENI […]

BP, CNPC First to Receive Development Costs

BP and its partner China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) will be the first companies to be paid back by the Iraqi government for developing Iraq's supergiant Rumaila oil field, a senior Iraqi oil official told Dow Jones Newswires. "The first company that we are going to pay back costs and remuneration fees to will be […]

Iraq's Oil Production Hits New High

Iraq's daily oil production rose to 2.5 million barrels, the biggest since 2003, a spokesman for the oil ministry said on Wednesday. “The daily oil production rose by 10% through cooperation among national and foreign companies,” Essam Jehad told Aswat al-Iraq news agency, pointing out that this is the highest production since 2003. Iraq’s newly […]

Oil Output at Zubair Reaches First Target

Eni SpA and its partners, Missan Oil Company, Occidental Petroleum, and Korea Gas Corp (KOGAS), have reached a key production target at Iraq's Zubair oil field. Production at the field near the city of Basra has increased to 201,000 barrels a day from 183,000 when Eni and its partners took over management of the field […]

Eni CEO: Zubair Oilfield Output Up 10% By End-2010

Italy's Eni SpA and its partners will raise oil production from Iraq's Zubair oil field 10% above its previous level of around 180,000 barrels a day by the end of this year, the company said on Tuesday. Dow Jones reports that once the 10% increase is achieved, Eni will start receiving payment in the form […]

Occidental to Build Water Desalination Plant

Occidental Petroleum is planning to build a water desalination plant in Umm Qasr, Basra, an oil expert said on Monday. “The oil company seeks to implement the project as the South Oil Company refused to provide it with the water it requires to inject into wells to develop oilfields,” Dr. Jabar al-Halfi told Aswat al-Iraq […]

Occidental, Pertamina Consider Sonangol's Iraq Deals

US oil major Occidental Petroleum Corp and Indonesian state oil firm Pertamina have shown an interest in taking a stake in Sonangol's two Iraqi oilfield development projects, a company official said on Sunday. "Our proposal will be for Sonangol to have 45 per cent in Najmah and Qayara [Qaiyarah]," Sonangol executive J. da Graca Luis […]