Tag Archives | oil contracts

Iraq Economic Review: KRG Finances; Iraq's Real Estate Boom

By Basima Abdulrahman, Rania Baker and Ahmed Tabaqchali, for the Institute of Regional and International Studies (IRIS) at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS). The opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq Economic Review: KRG's Financial Conundrum | Iraq's Real Estate Boom […]

SOMO warns Int'l Companies not to buy Oil from KRG

By John Lee. Iraq's State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) has announced that it had taken "marketing measures" and informed all international companies not to buy crude oil from the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI). SOMO Director, Alaa Al-Yasiri, also told the state-run Iraqi News Agency (INA): "The Federal Court issued a decision stipulating the invalidity […]

TotalEnergies sells its interest in the Sarsang Oil Field

TotalEnergies has completed the divestment of its 18-percent interest in the onshore Sarsang oil field in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, to ShaMaran Petroleum Corp., a company listed in Canada and Sweden and focused on oil exploration and development in Kurdistan, for a firm consideration of $ 155 million. An additional contingent consideration of USD […]

US Consul says Existing KRG Oil Contracts must be respected

By John Lee. The US's newly-appointed Consul General in Erbil has said that existing contracts between international oil companies (IOCs) and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) must be respected. Consul Irvin Hicks Jr. made the comment following a meeting with the KRG's Minister of Natural Resources, Kamal Muhammed Salih, on Wednesday. In a statement issued […]

KRG Condemns SOMO Threats to Buyers of Kurdish Crude Oil

From the Kurdistan Regional Government: The Kurdistan Regional Government strongly condemns the letter issued on 23 August 2022, by Iraq's State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) that threatens legal action against buyers and traders of crude oil produced in the Kurdistan Region. SOMO's letter is nothing more than another drip in a stream of disinformation published […]

Will Oil Dispute with Baghdad shift Dynamics in Kurdistan?

From Amwaj Media. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Will oil dispute with Baghdad shift dynamics within Iraqi Kurdistan? In Iraq, the federal government and the authorities in the Kurdistan region are locked in a serious and multipronged dispute over the country's […]

Turkey's War in Northern Iraq: By the Numbers

By Michael Knights, for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Turkey's War in Northern Iraq: By the Numbers Ankara is fighting a lethal and largely hidden counterinsurgency against PKK elements across the border, but the […]

Three Oilfield Services Companies to Leave Kurdistan

By John Lee. The Iraqi Ministry of Oil has confirmed reports that three major US-based oilfield services companies have informed the Ministry that they will refrain from entering into new projects Iraqi Kurdistan. It says that Schlumberger, Baker Hughes and Halliburton have made the commitment to comply with the Federal Supreme Court ruling that oil […]

Schlumberger "Withdraws from Iraqi Kurdistan"

By John Lee. Schlumberger has reportedly announced its withdrawal from Iraqi Kurdistan, as a result of the Federal Supreme Court ruling that oil contracts signed with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) are unconstitutional. Sources told the official Iraqi News Agency that the US-based oilfield services company "sent a letter with an official document to the […]