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Genel announces First Oil at Sarta

Genel Energy has announced first oil production from the Sarta field (Genel 30% working interest), less than 21 months after the acquisition of the stake was completed. Production has begun at Sarta with first oil flowing from the Sarta-3 well into the Early Production Facility. The Sarta-2 workover operation is on track to be completed […]

GKP Shares Rise as Workover Completed

By John Lee. Shares in Gulf Keystone Petroleum (GKP) were trading up 5 percent on Monday morning as the company announced that the planned workover on the SH-12 well has been completed safely. Jón Ferrier (pictured), Gulf Keystone's Chief Executive Officer, said: "We continue to successfully manage the challenging macro backdrop and make operational progress. […]

Iraq "The Best Place on Earth to find and Produce Oil"

By John Lee. Petrel Resources has said that its operations in Iraq, which had been dormant for some time, are "once again showing life". In its Preliminary Results for the Year Ended 31/12/19, the company said: "Our Iraqi, director, Riadh, is actively promoting our ongoing interest in participating in the development of the many oil […]

Iraq "Asks Buyers to Forgo Oil Cargoes"

By John Lee. Iraq has reportedly asked some Asian refiners to consider forgoing prompt shipments of its Basrah crude, a potential signal the country is trying to meet the output-cut pledges it made to OPEC at the weekend. More here. (Source: Bloomberg)

Iraq to Cut Oil Output, but by Less than OPEC+ Target

By John Lee. Iraq is reportedly cutting its oil output by around 700,000 barrels per day (bpd), a third less than required under an OPEC+ supply pact. Iraqi oil officials told Reuters that the government failed to persuade the international oil companies (IOCs) to agree to bigger reductions. More here. (Source: Reuters)

GKP Shares up 10% on Results

By John Lee. Shares in Gulf Keystone Petroleum (GKP) were up around 10 percent on Thursday morning, following the company's announcement of its results for the year ended 31 December 2019. Jón Ferrier (pictured), Gulf Keystone's Chief Executive Officer, said: "2019 saw a step change in activity at Shaikan; we delivered production and controlled expenditures […]

Kurdistan, Iraq discuss Oil Production

From Middle East Monitor, under a Creative Commons licence. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. An official Kurdish delegation arrived on Sunday in the Iraqi capital Baghdad to discuss oil production. "The delegation, led by the Kurdistan government's Finance Minister, Awat […]

Jiyad: Oil Market Collapse Damages the Iraqi Economy

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Oil Market Collapse, Damages the Iraqi Economy and Changes Oil Geopolitics The collapse of the global oil market is undoubtedly unprecedented in its timing, magnitude, spread and devastating impacts across the globe. […]

Genel Energy "Resilient to an Oil Price of $30"

Genel Energy has announces its audited results for the year ended 31 December 2019. Bill Higgs, Chief Executive of Genel, said: "The industry is currently facing headwinds that challenge companies to demonstrate their resilience and flexibility. Genel has a business model and strategy designed to shelter us from such extreme circumstances, with low-cost oil production, […]

Oil Production Falls at Garraf Field

By John Lee. Production at the Garraf [Gharraf] oil field in southern Iraq has reportedly fallen to an average of around 93,000 barrels per day (bpd) in January. According to S&P Global Platts, officials from Japan Petroleum Exploration (JAPEX) said on Monday that the drop was due to delays in drilling works. It added that […]

Iraq to Cut Production at Nahr Bin Umar

By John Lee. The Basra Oil Company (BOC) will reportedly reduce production at the Nahr Bin Umar oilfield due to pollution and gas emissions. Director General Ihsan Abduljabbar [Ihsan Abdul Jabbar Ismail] is quoted as saying that the field is considered one of Iraq's most controversial because of pollution and gas emissions. (Source: Reuters)